Category: Television

We’re All in a Tabloid Now

How The Real World, OJ Simpson and Kim Kardashian paved the way to our tabloidized lives on social. Kim Kardashian once described taking photos of herself as the “the purpose of life.” From the reality show which she helped launch, to her sisters following in her footsteps, the tabloid-like buzz the Kardashians create about themselves …

Character in Sicario

Some quick thoughts on Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to 2015’s Sicario by Denis Villeneuve. Soldado was written by Taylor Sheridan, just like its precursor, which was brilliantly written, but I was initially hesitant to see it due to a horrible marketing campaign. With creative assets filtered through social media which made it …

A Crucible of Extremes

There’s a remarkable sequence at the end Black Mirror’s Nosedive episode where the main character, driven mad by her quest for higher social media status, winds up in a jail cell, bedraggled, makeup smeared, staring at motes floating in the fluorescent overhead lighting. Bereft of what gives her validation in her outside life – streams …

Subtlety in Atlanta

Discovering great works of art is always deeply inspiring to me. Even if imperfect, Atlanta, is one of those. I just binged the first two seasons and it’s uneven and ragged, but like a lovable shaggy dog, there’s just something about it which I find endearing. Donald Glover, who I’ve just discovered (forgive me, for …