// Category Archive for: TV

We Want Movie Sign: Why Bringing Back MST3K Is A Good Thing

Published on November 25th, 2015 in: Comedy, Kickstarter Campaign, TV |

By Matt Keeley and Less Lee Moore

Matt Keeley is a Popshifter alum who currently contributes to the excellent pop culture and LGBTQ blog Unicorn Booty.


To paraphrase Bono (and Chris Murphy from Sloan), lately there’s been a lot of talk, maybe too much talk, about the recent Kickstarter for a new version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that was launched by Joel Hodgson. And when we say “talk” we mean “smack talk.”


TV Review: Master Of None, Episode 3: “Hot Ticket”

Published on November 25th, 2015 in: Comedy, Current Faves, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, TV, TV Reviews |

By Tyler Hodg


“Hot Ticket” was the episode I hoped “Parents” would be. The third episode of Master of None has characters other than Dev (Aziz Ansari) resurfacing and the show starts to feel like it’s truly hitting its stride. Although the series still doesn’t have a completely concurrent narrative, “Hot Ticket” was a step in the right direction thanks to the reappearance of familiar faces.


TV Review: Master of None, Episode 2: “Parents”

Published on November 24th, 2015 in: Comedy, Culture Shock, Current Faves, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, TV, TV Reviews |

By Tyler Hodg


Two episodes in, Master of None is becoming very clear to me. It’s not a show about getting the cheap laugh (almost every Chuck Lorre sitcom, I’m looking at you), it’s about offering a healthy dose of wit, charm, and intelligence. While it appears very accessible on the outside, those looking for added layers of sophistication won’t need to search hard.


TV Review: Master of None, Episode 1: “Plan B”

Published on November 23rd, 2015 in: Comedy, Current Faves, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, TV, TV Reviews |

By Tyler Hodg


The latest Netflix show to be garnering high praise is Master of None, a comedy co-written by and starring the severely underrated Aziz Ansari. Through a ten-episode season, Ansari looks to break out from his Parks and Recreation shadow and prove he isn’t a one-trick pony.

Well, to be honest, this quest is completed in only one episode.


An Open Letter to Grimm

Published on October 29th, 2015 in: TV |

By Lisa Anderson


Dear Grimm,

I have to say, I’m sorry to see this relationship end.


Blu-Ray Review: The Walking Dead, Season Five

Published on October 9th, 2015 in: Blu-Ray, Current Faves, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Horror, Reviews, TV |

By Less Lee Moore


I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people are sick of zombies. And yet, The Walking Dead continues to be one of the most popular shows on television, even producing a spinoff (Fear The Walking Dead) that’s gotten some good buzz. There are those who might be tempted to just give up on the show—and zombies—altogether. Yet The Walking Dead remains one of the most compelling and innovative dramas on television.


DVD Review: The Hee Haw Collection

Published on September 7th, 2015 in: Current Faves, DVD, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Music, Reissues, Retrovirus, Reviews, TV |

By Melissa Bratcher


It would be all too easy to be cynical about Hee Haw, if you were that sort of person. Corny jokes, country music, Buck Owens wearing his overalls backward (he said it was in silent protest of the cheesiness of the show, but he cashed the checks just the same), all the animated dancing pigs (so many animated dancing pigs, kicking in a chorus line through musical performances, sometimes wearing bikinis. The mind simply reels). But to be cynical about Hee Haw would cause you, the viewer, to miss out on a great TV show, indeed a capsule of a moment in time (or several moments, because Hee Haw aired for 21 years).


White Shoes And White Horse: The Knick Season Two Trailer

Published on August 13th, 2015 in: Trailers, TV |

By Less Lee Moore


I only knew of Steven Soderbergh’s TV drama The Knick by name but it was a series of tweets from filmmaker Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring) that got me interested in it.


Counting Down The Hours To True Detective Season Two

Published on June 19th, 2015 in: Pop Culture News, Trailers, TV |

By Tyler Hodg


With the second season of HBO’s True Detective nearly upon us—June 21 to be exact—unanswered questions about the show continue to accumulate. Little information about the plot and characters portrayed by Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams has been revealed, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing; ambiguity can preempt expectations one might have, as there isn’t much there on which to base opinions. The latest trailer for the upcoming season gives a decent visual of what’s in store—and it’s safe to say that it we are all in for a pretty sweet treat.