Suburbia isn't all it's cracked up to be. When "You" ended its sophomore season by shipping its serial-killing romantic off to the shiny California suburb of Madre Linda, we all knew it wouldn't last. Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) may have stalked his way into Love Quinn's (Victoria Pedretti) life, but the second he saw the real her, his love faded away.
The Roys have been at war for longer than we've known them. They've recently proven their competency for battle in brutal maneuvers and "Vaulter"-level massacres so yeah, war might just be their thing. But in season 3 of "Succession," it's no longer about outsiders. Pierce-like interlopers and corporate rivals are the least of their worries with rogue family members on the loose.
Joe Goldberg is many things, but surprising is rarely one of them. Sure, his actions were startling throughout the first season of "You," as he evolved from bookish stalker to full-fledged murderer, but that was then. Three seasons later, viewers have become accustomed to his chaotic spirals.
After a night of dining with the Roy family, watching them squirm as their tensions bubble to the surface, overplay their hands in panic, and ultimately self destruct in conversation, a smirking character tells Kendall Roy: "Watching you people meltdown is the most deeply satisfying activity on planet Earth." And that about sums it up.
"The more specific we are, the more universal we become." So goes the saying, thrust upon writers of all craft: a stark reminder of the similarities in our differences, the shared foundation of our lives. When all else fails, specificity resonates, overwhelming the details to underscore truth.
The 73rd Emmy Awards sure were something. It was full of big swings, major misses, and lots of gags that didn't quite land. But awkward attempts at comedy aren't the only thing award shows have to offer — they also have trophies!
In "Catastrophe," life is equal parts absurd and awful. One day, you're having casual sex in a hotel room, and the next thing you know you're trying on a piss-stained wedding ring. Sharon and Rob are the poster children for stumbling into a relationship — their courtship devolves into commitment chaos before they've even learned each other's last names.
Why can't we have nice things? Or at the very least, why can't they last longer? Earlier this year, we got a very nice thing in the form of the new HBO Max series "Generation" (stylized "Genera+ion"), an ensemble story about a group of high schoolers learning about life, love, and family in a conservative California community...
"Ted Lasso" spent the past two years capturing hearts (and occasionally breaking them), quickly becoming one of the most popular series on Apple TV+. So as audiences tearfully approach the season 2 finale, Lasso fans are probably wondering what comes next.
When you hear Steven Spielberg's name, you probably think of "Jurassic Park," "Jaws," or any given "Indiana Jones" movie. And that's fair, but you shouldn't limit yourself to just the classics. Spielberg has a long filmography and among his many iconic titles is the lesser-acknowledged masterpiece, "Catch Me if You Can."
This weekend, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" did a lot of good for the world. It brought audiences back to theaters, showcased Tony Leung's face, and was a refreshing change of pace for the MCU. But most importantly, it saw the return of the franchise's most underrated wonder: Benedict Wong as master of the mystic arts, Wong.
Is Candyman real? The characters of Nia DaCosta's legacy sequel begin to ponder this question when the answer reaches its deadliest point. They mine the legend of the supernatural killer for inspiration and laugh at the ridiculous notion that a ghost can be summoned by the repetition of his name. But even when they make light of his existence, there's an understanding of his power...
Candyman is thoroughly wrought in pain but never revels in brutality. It certainly doesn’t shy away from its terror — a horror movie through and through, it finds fascinating ways to deliver scares. But beyond the bloodsoaked, hook-handed killer is something more powerful: all that he represents.
What can broken people offer each other? "Nine Perfect Strangers" transports viewers to the breezy, ethereal world of Tranquillum House where it seeks an answer to this heavy question. But the light air of this wellness retreat is quickly disrupted by the arrival of its nine messy guests. The jagged edges that emerge never quite smooth down, but that's part of the show's allure.
The latest episode of Ted Lasso makes the case for Roy Kent, romantic lead. Just kidding — every episode makes that case, and we've been sold from the moment Roy (Brett Goldstein) and Keeley (Juno Temple) exchanged their first nod. Since then, our favorite foul-mouthed footballer has been proving his penchant for romance with each passing scene.