Claire Foy leads the cast in the drama that takes a beautiful look into the life of a Queen.
In the world of “Peak TV,” every outlet is searching for the show that will not only bring them attention but also awards. Since it began producing original shows in earnest in 2013, Netflix has had no lack of attention drawn to its service. With big shows like House of Cards, Stranger Things, and any of the shows it produces with Marvel, they’ve given people plenty of things to watch and talk about. Yet despite the amount of shows produced by Netflix (many of which are of high quality), awards have by and large skipped their shows. Yes, House of Cards received a few Emmy nominations but the critical consensus has mostly passed that show by. With The Crown, Netflix has made a serious bid into the realm of “prestige drama,” one that is sure to bring them the award attention they’ve been seeking.
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Benedict Cumberbatch brings the Sorcerer Supreme to life in Marvel’s most visually stunning movie yet.
Marvel Studios continues its quest for world domination one movie at a time with Doctor Strange. It’s truly astonishing to see how far the Marvel movies have come since Iron Man came out in 2008. It’s about as weird a Marvel movie as we have yet had. Although, with Thor, Ant-Man, and Guardians of The Galaxy coming out well before this, I believe audiences have been conditioned to accept the (ahem) stranger parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Indeed, Doctor Strange is a very weird movie but it is also Marvel’s most visually stunning movie yet.
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Holy moly where did the time go? We’re over halfway through October now and the fall TV season is in full swing. Back in September, I wrote a post highlighting five shows premiering this fall that seemed promising to me. Now that each of those shows has premiered and aired multiple episodes I figured now would be a perfect time to let you know what I thought about each of them. Check it out!
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Mr. Robot grew increasingly bold in its second season, expanding and experimenting with its style and structure. It’s been a unique ride, but one that was at times a frustrating one. With so much mystery surrounding this season, this finale needed to really deliver on the answer front and conclude the season in a satisfying way. So did it? Let’s take a look at “Python Part 2.”
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Ah, The Emmys. A night filled with the celebration of the best of TV from the previous year. It’s always exciting to find out the nominees and then wait impatiently for the winners to be announced. But for all that excitement, the Emmys usually end up being a boring and predictable affair where the same shows and actors win every year. That still happened this year but last night’s telecast was packed to the brim with surprising (and well deserved) winners. Let’s take a look!
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Well, folks, summer 2016 is all but behind us at this point. September is here and that means a great many things like school, the US open, and the return of college football! But more important than those things (oh yes, I’m going there) is the return of fall TV! Yes with every September comes a new crop of TV shows, most of which will be canceled so fast you’re liable to have commitment issues for the rest of your life. So which ones should you watch? Here are five shows who’s trailers, premises, cast, and creative talent impressed me enough to get a spot on my watch list:
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Summer was once a time where TV took a nice break while repeats filled the airwaves. Not so much anymore, a vast amount of content is being produced throughout the entire year across all kinds of platforms. One such show that premiered this summer to tremendously positive critical and audience acclaim was Netflix’s Stranger Things. It seemed like everywhere I looked there was a new post, tweet, or status about the show. It felt like everyone was talking about it. Clearly, the show struck a chord but what exactly made it so popular? Let’s take a look…
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