Fear the Walking Dead: “Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame”

For almost three full seasons now, the biggest problem that Fear the Walking Dead has had is its unabashed adoration of Nick Clark. The show can’t approach the character with anything resembling even-handedness, which is why he was shirtless and blood-splattered for almost all of season two. Whenever Nick is on screen, FTWD wants you to... Read More | Share it now!

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Fargo: “Somebody to Love”

Margaux and I say goodbye to Fargo, possibly for the last time. Trevor: I kind of expect Fargo to blow the doors off with its finales, and in my defense, the show has done just that for two seasons. But I found myself a little underwhelmed by “Somebody to Love.” I didn’t hate it, not by a long shot (I don’t know if I’ve ever hated an... Read More | Share it now!

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Better Call Saul: “Lantern”

Margaux and I bid farewell to an excellent season of Better Call Saul. Trevor: Better Call Saul is such a strange beast. You and I have talked before about how the show is almost tailor-made for binge watching, and so often the show’s greatness sneaks up on you (season three I think is an exception; with the show entering endgame it’s not... Read More | Share it now!

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Orange Is the New Black: “Litchfield’s Got Talent”

In some ways, “Litchfield’s Got Talent” is the most inconsequential episode so far of Orange Is the New Black. In other ways, it feels almost monumental, a very welcome return to form that shows that at its best, Orange can be one of the loosest, funniest shows on the air without compromising the unsettling darkness at its core.... Read More | Share it now!

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Fear the Walking Dead: “100”

Last night’s Fear the Walking Dead was almost entirely in Spanish, and featured only five significant speaking roles. It was a bold move for a show that seems to pride itself on predictability, and it made, at times, for a genuinely engaging hour of television. “100” was the best episode of a so-far lackluster season, and the... Read More | Share it now!

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Orange Is the New Black: “Pissters!”

So close, guys. “Pissters!” was so close to being the turning-point moment in Orange Is the New Black‘s weirdly low-energy riot (for a season that has so far taken place over the course of a few hours, there’s very little sense of urgency). Unfortunately, the show decided to prove me right; last episode I complained... Read More | Share it now!

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Better Call Saul: “Fall”

Margaux and I discuss, at length, last night’s penultimate episode of Better Call Saul.  Trevor: Sometimes I really love the simplicity of the titles on Better Call Saul. Last week was titled “Slip” for an obvious reason, and it’s only natural to follow that with “Fall.” If you slip, you’re going to fall, but the title has an... Read More | Share it now!

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Orange Is the New Black: “F***, Marry, Frieda”

I still don’t know what to make of the ever-changing tone of Orange Is the New Black‘s fifth season. I don’t know how seriously to take the riot, because at any given point the people whose lives are in mortal danger are cracking jokes about it. The changing of the guards isn’t handled with the intensity one would expect, and... Read More | Share it now!

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Fear the Walking Dead: “Teotwawki”

Fear the Walking Dead at times feels like it was not only born in a rut, but that it’s happy to remain there. An episode like “Teotwawki” can offer glimpses of a better, more interesting show, but all too often Fear adheres too strictly to the parallel timeline it shares with The Walking Dead, interpreting the concept of a... Read More | Share it now!

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