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July 2015

The Beautiful Brokenness of ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Make no mistake: Kimmy Schmidt is broken, and that may be her greatest strength.


True Detective: Episode 5 - “Other Lives”

Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.


Mr. Robot: Episode 5 - “3xploit.wmv”

In this Steel Mountain heist episode, much of F Society's plan rests on exploiting the faults in the human mind.


True Detective: Episode 4 - “Down Will Come”

Director Jeremy Podeswa and writer Nic Pizzolatto expand and extend a pervasive movie trope, but still leave their main characters and the viewers bewildered, befuddled, and anticipating the next installment.


Mr. Robot - Episode 4: da3mons.mp4

This week, we delve into daemons, which Elliot tells us are background programs that run whether or not we are aware of them.


Mr. Robot - Episode 3 “d3bug.mkv”

Will Mr. Robot stay on the fringes, where so many of its interesting characters exist, or will it regress the mean?


‘True Detective’: Maybe Tomorrow

True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?


June 2015

Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Needs More of the Surreal

Is decoding director Justin Lin's second season of True Detective important, or just thought candy for TV snobs?


‘Orphan Black’ Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Mango Scorpion

Jailbreaks, school elections, double-crosses, and the single most unexpected and jaw-dropping twerk sequence ever filmed: Orphan Black's third season wasn't flawless, but it was a doozy.


The Second Season of ‘True Detective’ Follows the Legacy of ‘Hill Street Blues’

Moral ambiguity and an ensemble cast are the hallmark features of True Detective's forthcoming second season.


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//Mixed media
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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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