The Passage: Fox’s New Show Is a Pleasant Surprise

I loved Justin Cronin's fantasy/thriller/horror trilogy of books, and the first of which, The Passage, is the basis for a new show on Fox starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, which premiered on Jan. 14. Gosselaar plays agent Brad Wolgast, who is in charge of "escorting" (or kidnapping) a young girl and bringing her to a secret government …

What’s the Buzz: Finds of the Week (Happy!, You, Vox Lux, and More!)

Welcome to What’s the Buzz, 25YL’s new feature where members of our staff will be providing you with recommendations on a weekly basis. In our internet age, there is so much out there to think about watching, reading, listening to, etc., that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, filter out …

Star Trek: Discovery – “The Escape Artist”

The fourth installment of Star Trek: Short Treks—the series of monthly mini-episodes leading up to the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2—brings to a close an enjoyable run of stories focusing on both main and secondary Discovery characters. Each one has given us a little window into a corner of the Discovery universe that we wouldn't have otherwise gotten, adding …

Sure, Jason Reitman Will Make a Great Ghostbusters, But See You Later, Ladies.

   The boy who was 6 when he first visited the original Ghostbusters set is getting a chance to make a new Ghostbusters movie. The world of Ghostbusters has been in Jason Reitman’s blood since before his father, Ivan Reitman, finished directing the original movie, and he’s going to bring that world to life in …

The Kite and the Line: Marriage and Mental Illness in The Haunting of Hill House

However you choose to interpret The Haunting of Hill House—supernatural, psychological, or somewhere in between—one thing is certain: there is something terribly wrong with Olivia Crain. Ghost stories aside, Olivia’s descent into madness and the ripple effect that has on her husband and children are the heart of the series. At 25YL we have previously …