THE MANDALORIAN (2019) Season 1 Trailer & Screencaps

Personally? I’m tired of trying to cram the ever-expansive mythology of Star Wars into the confines of westerns, war films and traditional American myth-making. No chagrin towards the new films, which I have enjoyed or flat-out adored, but I yearn for the emphasis on “fantasy” in space that hasn’t been fully fledged since the prequel trilogy. However, if it needs to continue down that Western path… The Mandalorian looks like it’s got its heart and head in the right place.

Directed by Jon Favreau, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni (in his live-action directorial debut), The Mandalorian debuts November 12, 2019 on Disney+

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Best TV Shows of 2017

Ah, television. The ever evolving medium where storytelling can thrive for hours on end. Mostly, anyways. Like any medium, some hit more than they missed for me and vice versa. But what I loved this year, I really loved and I couldn’t be happier to tune in week after week. Here are my favorites:

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Yes, the show where Archie from Archie Comics… fucks. Part Twin Peaks, part gothic romance, all CW gloss and glam. Not only does it embrace the tropes of what the CW has been criticized for, it actively plays with them in ways that feel like an inside joke. It never winks at the audience directly, we all just know a dark and gritty reboot of Archie Comics for television is always going to be hilarious. In that sense, it’s sort of freed up the series to be about anything and everything. Often driven by murder mystery plots and the best looking cinematography on television, it’s a bold faced melodrama that isn’t slightly embarrassed by bracing a brand that defined a network. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had watching television.Continue reading “Best TV Shows of 2017”