Television

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

Get Shorty Season 1

Get Shorty: Season 1

I saw the film version of Get Shorty way back when. In fact, I’m pretty sure I have a DVD of it somewhere in the house that came free with a DVD player I purchased...
True Detective Season 3

True Detective: Season 3

True Detective is theoretically a prestige show on a prestige network, but the series and its anthological approach means that even if you loved season one or hated...
Black Mirror Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

How do you categorize a feature-length film that is based on a television show that is still, in some ways, a television show? Well, it’s on my television and was...
Big Mouth

Big Mouth: Seasons 1 & 2

Oh, it’s so cute! It’s a cartoon about middle schoolers coming of age in Westchester. How wholesome and love… Holy fucking god, what the fuck am I watching!? This is...
Slobby's World

Slobby’s World: Season 1

Sometimes we do things for our offspring. Things like watching a reality TV show about an obnoxious stoner in Tuscon dressed in oversized 90s throwback basketball...
Russian Doll Season 1

Russian Doll: Season 1

Russian Doll is a high-concept series that actually borrows its concept more than it reinvents it. Most will equate it with the Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day...
The Innocents: Season 1

The Innøcents: Season 1

I watched an entire season of this oddball show and am still kind of uncertain who it’s for. I mean, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t made for a man of my advanced age...
Kidding

Kidding: Season 1

I'll start by saying that Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is one of the weirdest and more wonderful movies I've ever seen. When I left the theater in 2004 I felt...
The Sinner

The Sinner: Season 1

Am I the only one who sees Jessica Biel and thinks she's married to Derek Jeter only to remember she's actually married to Justin Timberlake? But then thinks, "No...
The Romanoffs

The Romanoffs: Season 1

Sometimes we let people get away with stuff because of their past success. We let them indulge in things that are then foisted upon us because at one time we labeled...
Homecoming Season 1

Homecoming: Season 1

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Homecoming is the first ever scripted television show based on a podcast. It’s like the universe has swallowed its own...
Bodyguard

Bodyguard: Season 1

Apparently Bodyguard was like the most popular television program in the UK since that one where they watched the prime minister fuck a pig. Oh, you wacky Brits! But...
Maniac - Season 1

Maniac: Season 1

Using the tried and true method of showing us a future that is also retro, the show’s creator, Cary Fukunaga, amazingly makes the near future (or a slightly skewed...
Lodge 49: Season 1

Lodge 49: Season 1

Oh my god is this a weird show. The whole thing seems to operate in a weed haze, a cloud of smoke. Its overly-languid pace and its plot that seemingly goes absolutely...
Forever: Season 1

Forever: Season 1

I have to say right out of the gate that I’m not a Fred Armisen fan. There’s something about him that annoys the living shit out of me. It’s his delivery, mostl...