Luke Cage suffers a defeat and the series slows down to watch his fall

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Because Netflix series are intended for binge-watching, it’s difficult for a single episode to stand out. Episode three of Luke Cage was tremendous episode. The episode that would follow a stand-out episode would naturally feel like a bit of a letdown after such an emotional episode. “I Get Physical” features the…

A tremendous emotional scene sets high expectations for the rest of Luke Cage’s second season

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There’s a lot written on “Netflix’s Strategy” to get viewers hooked. Pacing the season out to have the most impact on the viewer and carefully placing huge moments to get the viewers hooked to finish the season. Netflix also has a tendency for their series to feel aimless in the middle of the season and season one of …

Brian Huskey walks us through the making of Mr. Neighbor’s House 2

This Sunday, Brian Huskey (Veep, Another Period) returns to Adult Swim with Mr. Neighbor’s House 2, the sequel to the 2016 TV special that comically blended the innocence of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with dark, Lynchian horror. Ahead of Sunday’s premiere, Huskey walked us through the making of the special and what…

How the writer of this week’s Handmaid’s Tale created that topical scene of family separation

It was impossible not to think about what’s happening to immigrants at our country’s southern border when watching this week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. June and her daughter, Hannah, share an all-too-brief reunion that ends with the two ripped apart all over again. It’d be a difficult scene to watch under…

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Here’s everything you should remember before watching season 2 of Luke Cage

The hero of Harlem, Luke Cage, returns to Netflix June 22 with its second season. The last we saw Cage, he was punching his way through the criminal syndicate The Hand as part of Marvel’s 2017 team-up miniseries The Defenders, but his first solo outing premiered almost two years ago. So before you head back to Harlem,…

Luke Cage is the first Marvel show to top its first season

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Like its lead character, Marvel’s Luke Cage is aware of the upward climb it’s facing in season two. Luke (Mike Colter) cleared his name in Defenders, but when the new episodes begin, he’s wrestling with his newfound fame and obligations, the return of his estranged father (the late, great Reg E. Cathey), and, oh yeah,…

As season 2 wraps, the cast and creator of Brockmire ponder the show’s future

The second season of IFC’s Brockmire took the show to new heights of debauchery and alcohol-fueled meltdowns. The season wraps with the eponymous disgraced baseball announcer going down an epic path of self-destruction. We talked to Hank Azaria and the cast of Brockmire about their expectations for season three.