Television

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

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...
Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Everyone in Sharp Objects is terrible at his/her job. Camille (Amy Adams) is a terrible reporter. She sleeps with subjects of her reporting and spends more time...
Succession Season One

Succession: Season 1

This show is straight bonkers. I've never seen Empire, but I imagine it's like a weird mash-up of that and Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night. But with all white peopl...
New Girl Season 7

New Girl: Season 7

They should have put a bullet in this show's head at least three seasons ago. But, instead, someone somewhere needed closure on a show that really needed no clo...
Westworld

Westworld: Season 2

Robots and shit. That's essentially the idea behind Westworld. Well, robots and puzzles and shit, I guess. Because, ultimately, this show is just a giant subred...
Killing Eve Season 1

Killing Eve: Season 1

Killing Eve is a spy thriller, but is also so much more. First, though, we can look at what it isn't. It's high-end television that isn't about a damaged, but g...
Barry Season 1

Barry: Season 1

I thought, for some reason, that Barry was going to be a tough hang. My exposure to Bill Hader was limited mostly to his characters on SNL, most of which put me...
Collateral

Collateral: Season 1

Like so many Netflix shows, Collateral came out of nowhere. Well, it came out of the BBC Two, technically, but I didn't really know about it until it got ploppe...