Channel Surfing

May 2015

“Goodnight, Everybody”: Last Night with David Letterman

In saying goodbye to David Letterman, you realize that late nights will never be the same.


J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.


Did Robert Durst Jinx HBO’s ‘Serial’ Adaption?

The final, unscripted moments of HBO's The Jinx have opened a pandora's box of questions surrounding the network's potential adaptation of the Serial podcast.


April 2015

The Charming Half-Assedness of ‘The Soup’

The Soup's charmingly lazy approach is more transparent than ever, and for that reason it's that much more honest.


‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Learned Its Lessons From ‘The Secret History’

With the second season already in production, How to Get Away With Murder finds itself at a crossroads.


Who Should Rule Westeros in ‘Game of Thrones’?

As Game of Thrones begins its fifth action-packed season, PopMatters examines the show's many contenders for the titular throne.


Binging on ‘Daredevil’: Marvel’s Netflix Series Is As Brutal As It Is Compelling

It's hard to imagine that Daredevil exists in the same universe as the Avengers, but the series successfully delves into street-level violence not yet explored in Marvel's big screen efforts.


The Three Things That Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Did Perfectly

It could have been a passing curiosity like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Daredevil isn't only a great superhero TV drama, but it's a great drama period.


March 2015

In the Game of Genre Television, You Win or You Get Cancelled

Networks will continue to falter in their attempts to imitate Game of Thrones if they fail to prioritize character development over flashy fantasy storytelling.


Goodbye to ‘Parks and Recreation’ and the Greatest Town in America

For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.


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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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