Lisa Kudrow addresses lack of diversity on Friends

Lisa Kudrow addresses lack of diversity on Friends

Lisa Kudrow has weighed in of the lack of diversity in Friends and claimed the show‘s creators had “no business writing stories about people of colour”. The actress, who played Phoebe Buffay for 10 seasons, said David Crane and Marta Kauffman likely wrote the series about their own lives and therefore did not have the … Read more

Season 4, Episode 7, “Metanoia”

Season 4, Episode 7, “Metanoia”

Tessa Thompson in Westworld Photo: John Johnson/HBO As we near the conclusion of Westworld’s season four, it seems clear we’ve known the ending the entire time. We’ve known, for instance, that Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) was always going to die, that the city was going to burn, and that the likelihood that everyone would survive was…well, … Read more

The End of the Worlds Are Nigh

The End of the Worlds Are Nigh

Photo: John Johnson/HBO The penultimate episode of the fourth season of Westworld is titled “Metanoia,” a word I was surprised to learn means “change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. I had assumed it was a portmanteau combining the words “meta-narrative” and “paranoia,” because … Read more

“Do we need another sex scene?”

“Do we need another sex scene?”

Matt SmithPhoto: Manuel Velasquez (Getty Images) Matt Smith has taken time out of his busy schedule of not understanding your Morbin’ Time jokes in order to give some serious interviews of late, largely centered on his prominent role in HBO’s upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel, House Of The Dragon. Including the fact that Smith found … Read more

10 Reasons Hulu Needs to Renew The Orville: New Horizons

10 Reasons Hulu Needs to Renew The Orville: New Horizons

Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) and Lt. Cmdr. Bortus (Peter Macon)Photo: Greg Gayne/Hulu With its (nearly) feature-length episodes, chemistry-laden cast, and high-quality production values—we didn’t even mention the show’s incredible use of music, from its orchestral score to its sly integration of show tunes (Annie on far-future Earth, anyone?)—The Orville: New Horizons felt like you … Read more

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

Screenshot: HBO “I only know what I tell me.” This short, stunning line of dialogue is spoken by Caleb (Aaron Paul) to Caleb (still Aaron Paul), both of whom—along with many other Calebs—are in a unique hell in “Fidelity.” He’s already faced the devastating news that he failed to stop Hale (Tessa Thompson) from taking … Read more

Season 4, Episode 6, “Fidelity”

Season 4, Episode 6, “Fidelity”

Morningstar Angeline on Westworld Photo: John Johnson/HBO The guiding thesis I’ve been advancing about Westworld’s fourth season is that the show has been cannibalizing itself, keenly revisiting old themes and character arcs. I’d call it a retooled show (or a reboot, even) if not for the fact that we have the same cast of characters—or, … Read more

The Simpsons Movie, Now 15 Years Old, Was Always a Sure Thing

The Simpsons Movie, Now 15 Years Old, Was Always a Sure Thing

Image: Disney/20th Century Studios Is there a family in media who’s persisted quite so much as The Simpsons? Matt Groening’s five-person (and one dog!) family of yellow oddballs has been going on strong since 1989, as long as some of our parents have been married, if not alive altogether. Depending on who you are, time … Read more

George R.R. Martin Has Contracted Covid-19 After Comic-Con

George R.R. Martin Has Contracted Covid-19 After Comic-Con

Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) In a video released today, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has revealed that he has contracted covid-19 during his time at San Diego Comic-Con, which was planned as part of a larger West Coast trip that was supposed to include attending the premiere of House of the Dragon. … Read more

The CW’s Supernatural Prequel The Winchesters New Trailer

The CW’s Supernatural Prequel The Winchesters New Trailer

Screenshot: The CW/YouTube Dean Winchester (The Boys’ Jensen Ackles, who is also an executive producer) returns to narrate this lengthy trailer for Supernatural prequel The Winchesters, which shows the fateful night Mary (Meg Donnelly) and John (Drake Rodger) met back in 1972 while wailing on a black-eyed beastie—and each other! Check it out: The Winchesters | … Read more