Television

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

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 going…

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 viewer…

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 the…

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 book…

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 see…

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 as…

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 honest-to-goodness…

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 their…

X-Files: Season 10

The X-Files: Re-Opened

Why, god, do we go out of our way to ruin a good thing? We take nostalgia and memories and flush them down the toilet…

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 of…

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 of…

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 young…

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 in…

Fargo Season 2

Fargo: Season 2

Season one of Fargo, the series based on the Coen Brothers’ movie of the same name, kind of followed a lot of the same plot…

The Leftovers Season 2

The Leftovers: Season 2

The Leftovers season one was one of those television experiences that both filled with me anticipation and dread on a weekly basis. It was so…

Master of None

Master of None: Season 1

Aziz Ansari is a guy I am, or was, only peripherally aware of. I watched the occasional episode of Parks and Recreation, and have seen him…

Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1

Zombies zombies zombies. I’ve never been a zombie guy. And, amazingly, there are zombie guys out there. Dudes who will watch anything that involves mindless,…

The Strain

The Strain: Season 2

[This here contains spoilers. But who cares, really?] The Strain has been, from the very beginning, a serious test of my mental fortitude and ability…

Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 3

So, I’ve managed to watch three seasons of this show and am not sure I’ve really progressed past season one in terms of my mental…

MasterChef: Season 6

MasterChef: Season 6

Americans are food obsessed. They have what seems like entire social channels dedicated to pictures of hamburgers and macaroons. Despite our ongoing obesity issue, people…

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot: Season 1

There is probably no other movie I reference more on this site than Fight Club. It’s a movie — for better or for worse —…

Humans

HUMANS: Season 1

Oh A. I., why do you haunt my life so? I feel like I mention that movie in every third one of these things I…

True Detective Season 2

True Detective: Season 2

Oh Vince. Vince, Vince, Vince. You poor, poor man. To watch you stretch and struggle through this thick, incomprehensible dialogue in this thick, incomprehensible show…