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Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2018 Halftime Edition


June has arrived, and also it’s about to end, the month-long worldwide celebrations of my birthday winding down* as I settle into my new age-number and look ahead to the rest of the year**. Thus, this, my Best Things halftime report, expanded once more from merely a ranking of film and TV to include music, … Continue reading

“Can Anyone Really Escape Westworld?”

“Can Anyone Really Escape Westworld?”


…but really, can anyone escape Westworld? No. Not in the least. Even if you do not watch Westworld, it’s everywhere in your feeds and in your grill, so basically you’re stuck with it until it goes off the air (and even then, people still talk about it). But that’s okay! Westworld is great in the way that all dark prestige … Continue reading

“Renew Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Bust!”

“Renew Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Bust!”


I started reviewing Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Paste Magazine way back in the day, about four years ago in fact, so if anyone is going to write an editorial about Fox’s jaw-dropping failure to renew the series for a sixth season it’s going to be me. Which is basically a convoluted way of saying that I wrote an … Continue reading

Black Mirror Season 4 Review

Black Mirror Season 4 Review


Just in the nick of time: Here’s my review of Black Mirror‘s fourth season. In a word, it’s superb. In more words, well, hey now – you’re not getting my thoughts out of me that easily. In the real world, don’t have the kind of technology that lets you do that. If we lived in the Black Mirror-verse, maybe … Continue reading

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition

Andy’s Best Things, 2017 Edition


As usual, as I do each year (each year, at least, since first creating this blog), and as you expect me to do, I have compiled my top ten list for 2017. Also as usual, that list includes five honorable mentions. Not at all as usual, I’ve generously expanded this annual enterprise to include two of … Continue reading

TV Review: The Girlfriend Experience

TV Review: The Girlfriend Experience


If you’re not already watching Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience, might I suggest you start now; now in its second season, the show has completely changed face by moving on from its season one arc, involving the great Riley Keough, to a dual-narrative that respectively involve Anna Friel and Louisa Krause, and Carmen Ejogo. It’s still a … Continue reading

The Defenders Proves That We Need Fewer Superhero Teamups

The Defenders Proves That We Need Fewer Superhero Teamups


Maybe I’m the wrong person to write about superhero stuff in 2017. Guys, really: I just can’t watch superhero things without finding big philosophical flaws in their makeup and intent. I’m afraid to sit through the second season of Jessica Jones when it airs next year, even, though then again, Jessica is the best thing about The Defenders, … Continue reading

TV Review: Get Shorty

TV Review: Get Shorty


There’s an internal debate raging in the pop culture center of my brain as to whether Epix’s new show, Get Shorty, is actually as good as I think it is, based on its existence as the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel (the first being, of course, 1995’s Get Shorty); I’m still mulling over whether it’s … Continue reading

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Comrade Detective

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Comrade Detective


Trust me: I really wanted to love Comrade Detective. I’m fond of most of the people involved, and if I’m naturally inclined to consider the basic conceit of dubbing comic vocal tracks over material that is not at all innately comic, I’m okay with it on the off chance that the people doing it nail the … Continue reading

The 20 Best “Mad Men” Episodes

The 20 Best “Mad Men” Episodes


I don’t need to explain this one, do I? Mad Men turned 10 years old yesterday. The TV writing staff at Paste Magazine wrote about its best episodes; I specifically wrote about Pete Campbell getting knocked the fuck out by Lane Pryce, and also about the time Sterling Cooper became Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Nothing complicated, … Continue reading

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Gypsy

Bingeworthy Breakdown: Gypsy


I know it is unfashionable for men to talk about sex and arousal in context with pop culture, but I’m a big dummy who doesn’t know what’s good for him, so I went ahead and did exactly that for The Playlist’s Bingeworthy Breakdown feature, in which I say a bunch of smart stuff, and smartass … Continue reading