The Romanoffs: The One That Holds Everything

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner concludes with Caemeron Crain and Lindsay Stamhuis’s final roundtable for the eighth episode, “The One That Holds Everything” Authors' Note: This episode features a significant storyline centered on a transgender character both before and after her transition. We have endeavoured to be careful with …

The Romanoffs: End of the Line

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis’s analysis of the seventh episode, “End of the Line” There's a moment in this week's episode of The Romanoffs that absolutely blew me away: where the tension of what we've seen up to this point dissolves into the kind of existential angst …

The Romanoffs: Panorama

a man and a woman walk across a street in sunshine

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's analysis of the sixth episode, "Panorama" If there's one thing that can be said about Matt Weiner's rather sprawling 8-part series, it's this: it certainly doesn't shy away from the realities of the haves vs. the have-nots. We've encountered Romanov/Romanoff …

The Romanoffs: Bright and High Circle

Katherine Ford (Diane Lane) and David Patton (Andrew Rannells) in The Romanoffs "Bright and High Cirlce"

Our coverage of the 8-part Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner continues with Lindsay Stamhuis's and Caemeron Crain’s discussion of the fifth episode: “Bright and High Circle” LS: So, Caemeron, we're back with Episode 5 of The Romanoffs and this was an...uncomfortable episode in places. It was "cringey" as the kids say these days. Let's dispense …

The Frightening Timeliness of Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle”

In November of 2015, then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump declared he wanted to establish a registry for Muslims living in the United States. (Although Trump's team later denied the candidate's involvement, a video surfaced days later than confirmed he had, in fact, made such a statement to an NBC reporter.) On November 16th, 2015, Carl …