Television

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

The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

I read Philip Roth's The Plot Against America back when it came out in 2004. Despite my general fascination with alternative history in literature, I'm often left cold...
Escape at Dannemora

Escape at Dannemora

I feel like the 1970s were chock-full of prison escape movies. And maybe the 80s. And sometimes on the television in the 90s and the 2000s. Proving Americans' undying...
Devs

Devs

From the moment I heard about this show, I was onboard. I heard Alex Garland and sci-fi mystery and I think I literally checked Google on a weekly basis to find out when...
LEGO Masters

LEGO Masters: Season 1

What happens when you create a show that is actually a large ad for plastic bricks? Well, you already have a LEGO movie franchise. And a string of LEGO theme parks. So...
Unbelievable

Unbelievable

I had heard a lot of noise about Unbelievable before dialing it up on the Netflix machine. Most of it talked about its unflinching look at sexual assault and praised it...
Ugly Delicious

Ugly Delicious: Season 2

There is an overwhelming amount of food TV out there. Everything from competitions, to how-tos, to things like Ugly Delicious, which are technically food documentaries...
11.22.63

11.22.63

I read Stephen King's 11/22/63 on a beach in Anguilla. Anguilla beaches are beautiful. So I could probably read a book on Hungarian agriculture and be happy with it. But...
The Outsider

The Outsider: Season 1

So much Stephen King. The man is everywhere. And I think back to when I was twelve and was devouring every collection and every novel he released. And I realize just how...
High Fidelity

High Fidelity: Season 1

Admittedly Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity was, and probably remains, one of my favorite books of all time. I’m sure in retrospect there were all sorts of toxic masculinity...
Emergence Season One

Emergence: Season 1

The things we do for love. Like watching an ABC series about a robot girl and her desire to be real. And, yes, Emergence is not much more than a sci-fi version of Pinocchio...
Servant

Servant: Season 1

This is my first foray into the Apple TV+ world. We bought a new Mac and they gave us a season for free. Quite frankly, I don't see much beyond Servant that even interests...