Television

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

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 the show's future, and it didn't lo...
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 adult. Not ...
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 shows get fanfare or ...
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 for what? Like a few million eyeballs and ...
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 th...
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 v...
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 boy (what else would...
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 the fact it'll enforce that notion in a...
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 points and a lot of the same beats. ...
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 heavy and overwhel...
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 in bit parts in telev...
The Strain

The Strain: Season 2

The Strain has been, from the very beginning, a serious test of my mental fortitude and ability to not change the fucking channel out of pure disgust. And n...
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 development. Or Ray's mental d...
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 iss...
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 -- that I feel connected to. Now, I unde...