Television

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

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...
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 write. I've mentioned it in movie reviews, book rev...
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, incomprehensib...
Catastrophe

Catastrophe: Season 1

How are we supposed to know shows like Catastrophe exist? I never saw a single ad for it. I don't even recall seeing a promo for it on Amazon, and I'm on that s...
Community

Community: Season 6

Community is/was always a hard one to categorize. It wasn't one that came up a lot with anyone I knew and I rarely, if ever, brought it up outside of the contex...
Mad Men

Mad Men

I had an on-again, off-again relationship with Mad Men over the years. I watched the first couple of seasons live, but grew weary of the relentlessly bleak natu...
Bloodline

Bloodline: Season 1

I've never been a fan of the Florida Keys ever since I was almost swallowed by the sea whilst driving in a huge storm on one of their stupid roads. The beach is...