Category: io9
Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 So Far
Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 So Far(A very artsy shot considering that in this scene they’re running from undead Redcoats summoned from the grave by an evil witch.) Sleepy Hollow is back – and it is so, so sorry about last season. My io9 recaps continue apace, and judging by the way I update the blog these days, you should probably plan to just follow along there.…
Penny Dreadful, Season 2
Penny Dreadful, Season 2Penny Dreadful Season 2 wrapped in July! I’ve been recapping it faithfully at io9, for those who want to catch up! I will admit, after the truly amazing third episode, the rest of the season never quite recovered, for me; there were still amazing moments everywhere, but John Logan has a tendency to handwave canon in order to fit the theme of a particular scene, and after a couple of big “Wait, what?”s, some of the series’ momentum got interrupted.…
Deserts, Dinosaurs, and The New York Times
Deserts, Dinosaurs, and The New York TimesWow, am I ever behind on blog stuff! Okay, we’ll start with some essays and reviews. Penny Dreadful will have to wait. First up: Mad Max Fury Road. This sandstorm – which comes from a clear desert out of nowhere to swallow up the sky the moment Furiosa needs it, which looks like the bloom of the sand when her war rig reaches down and the desert rises to put out the fire – was the starting point for my essay at The Dissolve about cinema’s masculine vs.…
Penny Dreadful Season 2 So Far
Penny Dreadful Season 2 So FarWe’re three episodes into Penny Dreadful’s second season, and I have yet to write about it here! I’ve been recapping at io9, of course, but now – after the show’s best episode ever – seems like a good time to catch up. Super-quick linkspam and notes: The season premiere, “Fresh Hell”, was an excellent return to the world that upped the stakes in ways that first felt mystifying but are already being sorted out, which is the kind of thing that you can write from the comfort of a three-week remove!…
Sleepy Hollow: “Tempus Fugit”
Sleepy Hollow: "Tempus Fugit"And so, the second season of Sleepy Hollow comes to a much brighter end than expected, given the rest of the second season; the reverse-pilot played with the beats that worked so well in the pilot, with just enough character work to make it play out believably differently, and so much action it avoided a lot of the historical cringefest it could have become.…
Sleepy Hollow: “Awakening”
Sleepy Hollow: "Awakening"“Awakening” aired on Monday; it’s the penultimate episode of the season for Sleepy Hollow, and I am only just now done laughing about John Noble’s face from the scene in which Katrina reveals she’s gone evil and she’s sort of done being married to Ichabod and just wants to raise an army of zombie witches instead, by using the Liberty Bell.…