Don's affected by a trip to paradise, Peggy has a crisis at work and Roger deals with a loss
The Stark kids are all in a pickle, while Margaery learns how to talk to Joffrey
The staff gets their first hint of what the documentary will look like
What did everybody think of Bryan Fuller's take on Hannibal Lecter and friends?
I published my review of "Hannibal" yesterday. As you can see, I was a big fan. Despite Bryan Fuller's track record, I went in assuming I'd hate it, just based on serial killer drama burnout. Instead, Fuller, David Slade, Hugh Dancy and company really impressed me with a show that's both fairly faithful to the Thomas Harris books (the killer from this episode is taken straight from "Red Dragon") while feeling like its own thing.
My hope is to add this to the weekly review rotation, though given the sheer number of interesting shows airing this spring, I can't promise that I'll get to it every episode.
In the meantime, though, I'm curious what everybody else thought of this one. Did you enjoy Mads Mikkelsen's more understated Hannibal the Cannibal? How did you feel about the visual device for showing how Will Graham learns to think like the killers? Was it creepy, or cliched? Did anyone make the mistake of trying to eat while watching? And will you watch again?
Have at it.
Nick asks Jess out, but Russell's presence complicates things
Ben returns to his hometown, Jamm sues Ron, and Ann and Chris struggle with compatibility
Britta tries to cover up a mistake, and Abed tries to date two women at once
FX publicity department takes the blame for listings error
Last night, I published my review of another terrific episode of "The Americans" that had a particularly memorable final shot (no spoilers). Then the commenters began expressing their confusion — and anger — because their DVR recordings had cut off at an earlier, more mild moment in the final scene.
The late, great movie critic was an enormous influence on film, and criticism, and also a great human being
Cliches are generally born of a truth that gets repeated over and over until everyone tires of it. A cliche you will be reading and hearing a lot today — and that is true in every case, including mine — is that Roger Ebert, who died today at 70 after a long battle with cancer, was the direct inspiration for people to get into the criticism game.
The Bluth family's new adventures finally have a premiere date, and a new (15) episode count
I've viewed this entire process of Netflix making a fourth season of "Arrested Development" with some skepticism, taking the default assumption that Mitch Hurwitz and company are simply staging an elaborate prank on Jeffrey Tambor. I won't believe these new episodes are real, I told myself, until I'm sitting in front of my computer watching them.
I now have a date for when this will allegedly be happening: Sunday, May 26.