TV review

The murder mystery of Jason Blossom came to a sudden, unceremonious end last week with the revelation that the murderer was close to home so far as the Blossoms were concerned. Aside from Jughead’s unfortunate pun about the matter being “the ultimate Cliff-hanger” it seems that all’s well that ends well, right? Not so fast. There’s a sense of dread in this season finale of Riverdale. There’s a rift forming through the town, where on one side there are those well off and on the other there is the underclass. But first, we have to get down to what we all came here to see: hardcore nudity.  (more…)

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There’s something very wrong in the magic kingdom of Westworld, and we don’t just mean the glitch seemingly sending all its robot hosts into a stream of self-awareness after hearing a line from Romeo and Juliet. The second episode of the series advanced several plotlines, and introduced some new characters, but one thing that was made more explicit was the suffering, and yes it can be called suffering, of the robot citizens of Westworld. If you felt uncomfortable with the whole idea of Westworld by the end of the hour, that was probably the intent of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the only question is if these violent delights really will have violent ends… for the park’s guests. (more…)