Addiction And Obsession: The Ending Of [The Queen’s Gambit]

The Queen’s Gambit can most succinctly be described as a series that explores the two-sided nature of obsession and addiction, and it uses one very engaging young woman and the world of chess to do so. And it works really well. The seven-episode series is pure entertainment, easy to binge and rewarding if taken slow. ItContinue reading “Addiction And Obsession: The Ending Of [The Queen’s Gambit]”

Long Overdue Recap Of Season 1 [The Sopranos]

This is over twenty years too late. But as I re-watch The Sopranos, I keep getting a tug to write about it and sort out my thoughts on its greatness. And this is the place where I write about things… so two decades, two shmecades.  I often struggle to consolidate my thoughts on The Sopranos into a meaningfulContinue reading “Long Overdue Recap Of Season 1 [The Sopranos]”

Rewatching TV And Movies

I’ve never been much of a re-watch guy. I always preferred the risk/reward proposition of a new film or show, the untapped potential, the raw possibility that this untrod journey may be one of my favorite journeys of all time. I anticipated meeting new characters, some which I may love, some which I may hate,Continue reading “Rewatching TV And Movies”

Top Ten TV Shows

Out of all the forms of entertainment to rank, television shows may be the most difficult. I would attribute this to the expanse of a single show, reaching across so many characters for so long, introducing new storylines and plot lines every season, growing and adapting the feel and mood of the show based onContinue reading “Top Ten TV Shows”

Best Stewy Moments [Succession]

If you watch [Succession] Did you blank it? has a lot more to talk about with you… Go to our Watch page, or scroll to the bottom of this post for more [Succession]. I, and it seems like a lot of Succession fandom, am obsessed with Stewy. He is so unabashedly shameful he becomes someoneContinue reading “Best Stewy Moments [Succession]”

The Meaning Of ‘Those Goddamn Ducks’ [The Sopranos]

The Sopranos is a show about family, nuclear and crime, and in the pilot episode, a family of ducks grows up in Tony’s pool and then flies away. Get the symbol? Yet to simply say that the ducks flying away represented Tony’s fear of losing his family (as Dr. Melfi ascertained) seems oversimplified and limited.Continue reading “The Meaning Of ‘Those Goddamn Ducks’ [The Sopranos]”

Business Advice According To [Succession]

“Sometimes it is a big dick competition.” – Logan Roy (S01 E04) Logan’s advice to Kendall is at the core of their business clash and represents a significant tension upon which Succession hinges. Logan uses an old school business mind, no game plan other than his honed precision in decision making after years of being the man in charge,Continue reading “Business Advice According To [Succession]”

The Last Season of [Game of Thrones]

The entire Game of Throne’s series was a historical moment in television, a fantasy epic became the frontrunner in television, a must see that was as pervasive in culture as any show had ever been. And because of its fantastical nature the show was able to present and provide TV moments the likes of whichContinue reading “The Last Season of [Game of Thrones]”

“L to the OG” Grammy Acceptance Speech by Kendall Roy [Succession]

Snoop Dog: And now the winner of the Grammy for Best Rap Single… Shiiit, how do I get this mother open? Oh here we go. I got it dawg…. Kendall Roy and his boy Squiggle! …“L to the OG”! *raucous applause* *Kendall Roy rises and kisses Naomi, before stoically walking onto the stage* Kendall, leaningContinue reading ““L to the OG” Grammy Acceptance Speech by Kendall Roy [Succession]”

Looking Into The Lens [Fleabag] (Season 2)

That’s it??? Fleabag’s done??? But it was only two seasons! And there were only six episodes a season! And they only gave each episode a half hour! How can they be done?? That should probably be all I say to recap my feelings on season two of Fleabag, since I had no clue that there weren’t plans for aContinue reading “Looking Into The Lens [Fleabag] (Season 2)”