House of Cards Season 3: Unanswered questions

Standard

By Anamika Roy

I had promised myself I would take a full week to get through this season of “House of Cards,” but the truth is, this is a show that was meant to be watched in an irresponsibly short amount of time.

The credits for episode 13 in season 3 are still rolling in another tab as I write this. That’s how badly I wanted to get my thoughts on this season off my chest, so here goes.

If you haven’t finished season 3 yet, stop reading. I repeat, STOP READING. NOW.

Netflix

Continue reading

Advertisements

Binge Central’s Top 10 Comedies of 2014

Standard

By Josh Axelrod, David Oliver and Anamika Roy

10.) Big Bang Theory

Eight seasons in and most shows would be showing signs of a permanent decline. “Big Bang Theory,” on the other hand, is just as funny as ever. It’s not exactly redefining the comedy landscape, but when you turn on an episode of “Big Bang Theory,” you can always expect to chuckle a lot and laugh out loud a few times. And sometimes you cry too, like when Sheldon FINALLY told Amy he loved her. More often you’ll cringe, like when Stuart had a date with Howard’s cousin who Howard had, umm…I take it back, this is a stupid show. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. – Josh

Continue reading

BINGE DIARIES: THE ‘GILMORE GIRLS’ PHENOMENON

Standard

By David Oliver

Let me preface this by saying I know many of you probably won’t read past these first few graphs. “Gilmore Girls” certainly isn’t for everyone. Not for my roommates, not for my mother, not for anyone.

But I don’t really care, because I think it’s brilliant.

“Gilmore Girls,” GIF courtesy http://www.authorajpalm.wordpress.com

Continue reading

MADAM SECRETARY: S1E2, This is not ‘The West Wing’

Standard

By Josh Logue

“Madam Secretary” is not a good show.

I had to keep pausing it to watch “The West Wing” clips on Youtube to remind myself that, yes, it is possible to make something like the U.S. State Department feel personal, compelling and human. (Remember Sam tearing up, telling Donna about the people “who gave the last full measure of devotion, of fidelity?” Or Toby Ziegler getting riled up over whatever?)

Continue reading

The Binge Diaries: “Bojack Horseman” and Netflix’s Attempt to Branch Out

Standard

By Josh Axelrod

This show had been on my radar ever since I saw that voice cast. Will Arnett as an anthropomorphic horse who happened to be a 90s sitcom star? Aaron Paul as a stoner slacker? Alison Brie as a Vietnamese Annie Edison? If nothing else, the cast (which also includes Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Thompkins and Patton Oswalt) was proof that everyone in Hollywood now jumps at the chance to work for Netflix.

Last Friday, Netflix rolled out a 12-episode first season that was, to put it gently, all over the place. “Bojack Horseman” is the definition of an acquired taste. It’s equal parts satire, sitcom and extremely dark psychodrama. If I had to describe this show in two words, it would be: “Excuse me?”

Continue reading