Over the last decade, social media has had a profound influence on how these shows engage audiences and share content. In a world where viral videos now dominate water cooler conversations, late-night shows must compete for attention with the entirety of the Internet.
Over the course of its run, Game of Thrones has explored the relationships and conflicts between those who have power, those who want it, and those who will never have it. But after several seasons of these characters being ground under the wheel of the old hegemony, season five marks a change.
Before we launch into the spring premier maelstrom, I wanted to take this bye week to talk about up some shows that slipped through the cracks. So here’s my roundup of a sitcom and two documentaries worth checking out.
Marvel kicked off its multi-series deal with Netflix last week with the premier of Daredevil. Without hyperbole, this is the best thing Marvel has ever done.
I spent most of Monday in airports. That means I spent most of Monday listening to podcasts. More than music, podcasts have become my default form of aural entertainment whether I’m on a plane, in the car, out for a run or cooking dinner at home. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new shows. So in that spirit, here are a few of my favorite podcasts that I think are worth checking out.
At the beginning of season five, I was ready to bail on The Walking Dead. After so much narrative dithering, and the crushing nihilism week after week, I was sure I’d had enough. Credit to Scott Gimple for convincing me to stick around. This season was a strong offering that benefitted from more focused storytelling.
With the arrival of season six, Community fans’ rallying cry of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie is closer than ever to becoming a reality. On March 17, the oddball sitcom from the equally odd mind of Dan Harmon premiered on its new home on the Yahoo Screen on-demand streaming service.
The new anthology drama by John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave, is an intense, poignant look at issues of race and class in contemporary American society.