‘Godless’ Is the Woman-Centered Western We’ve Been Waiting For

Okay, let me get this straight: It’s a western… original to Netflix… set in a town mostly populated by women… and I can binge it over Thanksgiving break? Bless my feminist soul. From its first moments, Godless, a seven-part miniseries from Netflix, makes clear from the outset: this is a traditional western, without much new…

Shameless Season 8 Episode 3 Review: God Bless Her Rotting Soul

Did you catch last night’s episode of Shameless? I may be a day late, but “God Bless Her Rotting Soul” did not miss a beat. Seriously, that was an amazing episode. We are only three episodes in but “God Bless Her Rotting Soul” is the best of season eight of Shameless so far. The whole episode came together…

Shameless Season 8 Episode 2 Review: Where’s My Meth?

Last night’s episode of Shameless was a set up for next week. I’m not always excited about this type of episode, but there were two plot points that made the episode interesting. The lulls of “Where’s My Meth?” were with Fiona and her attempt to be a nice landlady. Doesn’t she know she’s dealing with her people?…

Shameless Season 8 Episode 1 Review: We Become What We…Frank!

A friend who recently binged all seven seasons of Shameless remarked that the last season wraps things up nicely, so what will they do in season eight? This is an excellent question, and after rewatching the end of season seven and the season eight premiere, I have the answer. Season eight of Shameless is going to…

28 Years Later: Why Treehouse of Horror persists

Nothing encapsulates the goofy terror of Halloween like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror specials. They are perfect, giving us just enough gore to stand apart from the regular violence of Itchy and Scratchy without actually causing any nightmares. The earlier episodes show this best — with Marge coming from behind the curtain at the show’s…

“Is it a Classic, Charlie Brown?”

Whatever your tastes may be, whatever life you lead, whatever views you have, chances are you have a favorite Halloween TV Special. The best ones indulge in the spirit of the season. One such special has lasted over 50 years and is still so celebrated, it airs on ABC every Halloween. As a matter of…