Category Archives: Shows

Stranger Things’ Flaws And Why We Forgive Them

The cult-classic 80’s film homage Stranger Things  was far and away the most talked about show of the summer and well deserved no doubt. However, beyond the shows strengths there are a few narrative flaws and character upsets that scintillate it’s near perfect construction. So

Mr. Robot Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

After last episode’s violent double cliffhangers, Mr. Robot really throws us a curveball this time. Esmail opens this episode in a way that will most likely divide the fanbase. Once the “previously on” part rolls, a retro early 90’s intro segues into a transformed Mr.

Mr. Robot Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

At last, our dark knight rises and puts his cyber-sword back to good use. Elliot is back in front of a computer terminal hacking the night away. And damn, I really didn’t realize how much I missed the hacking theme music from season one until

A Definitive Ranking of Stranger Things Characters

Who would be invited to your list of best Stranger Things characters?  We probably can all agree that “Papa” belongs in another kind of list. The kind you put people in before sending them to a maximum security prison. But what about those morally obscure Stranger Things characters? Irrelevant

Mr. Robot Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

Once again, we are greeted with a flashback set immediately before the events of last season. We see Elliot back in his old apartment. This time, when there’s a knock on the door, we actually get to see who it is. The unexpected visitor is

4 1980’s Inspired Stories to Get Excited About

The 1980’s Called… The 80’s are back in a big way, and I’m not just talking about high waisted jeans, Farrah Fawcett hair, and synth-pop.  These days, you’re hard-pressed to find a television show, movie, video game, or comic book that hasn’t been influenced in

Mr. Robot Recap: Season 2 Episode 3

This week on Mr. Robot we start off with a flashback. We see Mobley getting his house hunter on. He’s looking to buy a property while strolling on the Coney Island boardwalk with an old friend. Hacker and co-conspirator Romero—who was a major player with

Feminism in Stranger Things: An Ode to Eleven

Spoiler-infested waters. Swim at your own risk. At this point, writing a general Stranger Things review would be mighty redundant. Especially after the Netflix hit show’s overwhelming success. In summary, the undisputed consensus is a resounding “Hell, yes.” Was it the 80s flair that did it? The continuous

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