Television

They say TV will rot your brain. Mr. Hipster does his best to prove them right.

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

I understand that this was book? Well, I didn’t read it. I also didn’t read The Girl On the Train, Gone Girl, or The Girl with…

Legion - Season 1

Legion: Season 1

Legion is apparently more Marvel superhero shit. And, as the two of you who have read my site know, I generally don’t like superhero…

The Good Place

The Good Place: Season 1

It seems like it’s been a million years since I’ve watched a major-network sitcom. Ok, there is one other on my DVR schedule, but…

The OA: Season 1

Damn I’m a sucker for these types of series. Though I guess a ton of people are, otherwise they wouldn’t keep making these Lost-like…

Goliath

Goliath: Season 1

I believe Goliath is supposed to be part of this “prestige television” movement we’ve seen across all of basic and pay cable and your…

Black Mirror Season 3

Black Mirror: Season 3

Black Mirror is great for several reasons. For one, it’s an anthology series in a time of heavily serialized television. I mean, it’s a…

Atlanta

Atlanta: Season 1

I’ve been to Atlanta (not including the airport) a grand total of once. There wasn’t much to it. They told me the traffic was…

The Night Of

The Night Of

The thing that sets The Night Of apart is pacing. It starts with a night of drugs and sex and murder, which really throws the…

Love: Season 1

Love: Season 1

I was admittedly digging deep in my Netflix queue in watching this one. Love is not only ungoogleable, it is so deeply entrenched in…

Stranger Things

Stranger Things: Season 1

I kept mistakingly calling this show Needful Things. That, of course, is a Stephen King novel from 1991 and a terrible film based on the…

Vinyl

Vinyl

This is a show whose tagline is “He didn’t see the future. He heard it.” Thing is, after two episodes of Vinyl, we could…

Togetherness

Togetherness: Seasons 1 & 2

Togetherness sounds like some hippie cult or self-help book, but it’s actually an HBO dramedy by the Duplass brothers that uses the word almost…

London Spy

London Spy

The Brits just seem to love their murders. Child murders, mostly, but sometimes, like in the case of London Spy, they kill off an…

Flaked

Flaked: Season 1

I’m not sure how Netflix’s marketing algorithm works. And I use algorithm as a kind of snarky and/or confused term about why some of…

The Honorable Woman

The Honorable Woman

This is some timely stuff. Granted, it’s certainly not the only show on TV treading on this territory. There’s the on-again, off-again crazy-pants version…

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer

Documentaries are always a little dicey. They generally purport to be even-handed and non-biased about the facts. But these things always come with a point…

Broadchurch Season Two

Broadchurch: Season 2

It’s impossible to not spoil season one of this show while reviewing season two. Season one is a whodunnit, involving the murder of a…

Homeland Season 5

Homeland: Season 5

If you ever had doubt in the ability of the US government to stop terrorism, this is not the show for you. Well, only…