Kelly Bedard

At the official launch party for Pluto TV in Canada, we got the chance to talk with one of the new channel’s stars- HGTV mainstay Sebastian Clovis. Sebastian opened up about the transition from football to construction to TV and the challenges and rewards of working with different designers as he embarks on a new […]

In advance of the official launch of Pluto TV in Canada, we got the chance to talk to VP of Content Katrina Kowalski about the lesser-known side of television programming and what we can expect to see on the new free ad-supported streaming platform.   Check out this and all our other interviews and series […]

  Kelly Bedard

Usually January sees us announcing the nominees for our annual Critics’ Pick Awards but, since the pandemic, we’ve shifted our focus to cover more areas of entertainment and the result is that we no longer review enough TV to responsibly choose a truly representative list of award nominees. But we couldn’t just let 2022 pass […]

  Kelly Bedard

No one else is anymore but we’re still physical media devotees round these parts. In that spirit, we’re sharing the details of a few new home entertainment releases for collectors who are still into that kind of thing.   Review copies were provided by Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. All thoughts are our own.   […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

What a way to end the first season! Whether he meant to or not, Aemund has plunged the Blacks and the Greens into war. Lucerys is dead (although you know what they say, if you didn’t see the body…), Arrax is chomped, and the first season of House of the Dragon is over.   There […]

Spoilers ahead, friends.   It’s a simple formula, really. House of the Dragon is better than Game of Thrones, because it has more dragons, better CGI, and a bigger (by far) budget. Rings of Power is better than House of the Dragon because it has a somehow even bigger budget, better writing, and a powerhouse […]

Spoilers ahead, friends.   I really want to make a ‘family’ joke (a la Fast and the Furious) about this week’s episode, but I’m coming up empty. Oh well! On to talking about the six year time jump, one of the last for the first season!   Rumor has it this is the last/one of […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Spoilers ahead, friends.   I’m a big fan of funeral episodes. Grief is a complicated emotion – more than one emotion, even. Grief is so often mixed with joy, laughter, pain, confusion and a thousand other feelings. It makes for complicated character work, significant acting challenges, and unique opportunities for visual perspectives. Beyond that, the […]

Spoilers ahead, friends.   Pilots are funny little things. Sometimes, in the case of shows like Firefly, they are only fully appreciated too late, when the show is cancelled and all hope for a reboot is dead and gone. In other cases, the pilot episode is inconsequential, poorly produced and altogether better forgotten – the […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Spoilers ahead, friends.   There’s nothing like a wedding in a high fantasy series. The dresses, the decor, the sumptuous feasting and above all else, the drama. House of the Dragon’s mid-season climax is the wedding of Laenor Valeryon and Rhaenyra Targaryen, and “We Light the Way” is all about setting up the friction, the […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Spoilers ahead, friends. And some difficult sexual discussion.   I feel, this week more than others, at a loss for where to start. Normally, I try and create a preamble, something to ease the reader in. But after the events of House of the Dragon this week, I find myself struggling to write a fitting […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Spoilers ahead, friends.   If you’ll recall from my earlier reviews, Game of Thrones suffered greatly from what I like to call the “mid-season slump.” Most seasons presented us with something new and exciting at the beginning, but then slackened as the season went on. TV is formulaic – the season finale is where you […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

When I was a child, I loved Quantum Leap. I watched it for the first time when I was at a neighbor’s house, catsitting for the largest orange feline I’d ever seen. He and I would stare at a little brown television, sprawled over the carpet, devouring episode after episode of time-jumping fun.   House […]

“I am tired of watching women suffer. I am tired of watching their characters be written poorly or just written off. I am tired of watching a show raise women up to heroes, only to smash their heroism to pieces” – Vyasar Ganesan on House of the Dragon, Ep 1.

  Kelly Bedard

No one else is anymore but we’re still physical media devotees round these parts. In that spirit, we’re sharing the details of a few of the most exciting new home entertainment releases for collectors who are still into that kind of thing. Review copies were provided by Warners Brothers and Universal. All thoughts are our […]

  Kelly Bedard

In the press room at San Diego Comic-Con, we chat with Matt Weitzman (Executive Producer & Co-Creator), Nicole Shabtai (Co-Executive Producer), Dee Bradley Baker (‘Klaus’), Jeff Fischer (‘Jeff Fischer’), and Jordan Blum (Panel Moderator & American Dad! Alum) about the politics of American Dad! and keeping the show fresh nearly 20 years in. 

  Kelly Bedard

We caught up with art director Kate Weddle at San Diego Comic-Con for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of WandaVision and The Suicide Squad. 

  Kelly Bedard

We sat down in the San Diego Comic-Con press room to chat with Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, Gabriela Cartol, and creator/showrunner Andy Siara about their new Peacock/UCP mystery show The Resort. 

  Kelly Bedard

Reporting on The Orville from Comic-Con International 2022 in San Diego.

Click Here to read all of our coverage from Toronto Comicon 2022.    At a panel about story writing, Archie Comics veteran writer/illustrator Dan Parent talks about the experience of having characters he’s written reinterpreted for The CW’s Riverdale  

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all of our coverage from Toronto Comicon 2022.    The cast of the 90s classic anime Sailor Moon reveals the secrets of how the show was made and recreates their iconic call signs for fans at Toronto Comicon.  

  Kelly Bedard

These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.   We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our […]

  Kelly Bedard

These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.   We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our […]

  Kelly Bedard

Welcome back to our on DVD series featuring new releases from Warner Brothers, Universal, & Sony Home Entertainment (review copies have been provided, all opinions are our own).   New TV: A lot of the TV we’re highlighting this season are ambitious dramas led by badass ladies on a mission. Though technically the latest blu-ray/dvd […]

  Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, happens come hell […]

  Kelly Bedard

In light of all the mandatory sitting at home by ourselves that’s happening right now, I decided to try something I’ve never done before: I actually watched all those cookie cutter crime shows that TV networks renew for decades on end and grandmas watch during daytime reruns for some reason. I often say I “watch […]