Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name.
A lot folks found fault with the first 2 seasons of Westworld. There were a lot of complaints that the concepts built around time jumps made the show way too ‘heady’ for the average viewer. So season 3 offered a soft rebuilt in story and tone, bringing the series off the island and into the near-futuristic world of humans. It was still a continuation of the over-arching story, but told with a singular narrative that was more aligned with what people expect. With a tight 8 episode run on the season, I think Westworld is breathing new life into the science fiction drama, yet keeping their current phrasing of social commentary. I can’t wait for season 4.. which it has been renewed for.
If you’ve seen David “Lil Dicky” Burd’s viral music videos over the last few years, you’d know he’s funny as hell. And It’s no surprise that the FX Channel has tapped him to do a series. Similar to shows from Larry David and Louis CK, Dave tuns up Lil Dicky’s persona to the max and tells the tale of trying to rise above being a viral personality to a successful, respected rapper.
Watch Dave on Wednesdays on FX Channel, with new episode rebroadcasted on Hulu the next day.
“Dave” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar. The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky.
One of my favorite shows on the air right now. I’m still waiting for it to lose its mojo. But everything season seems to stay consistently funny,
Terrorist leader Omair Idrisi is captured by British special forces, only to be freed by his wife Jane Lowry during a prisoner transfer on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Colonel Adeena Donovan recruits Sergeant Thomas ‘Mac’ McAllister, Sergeant Samuel Wyatt, Lance Corporal Gracie Novin and Captain Natalie Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) into the revived Section 20 to capture Idrisi and Lowry. Section 20’s mission takes them across North Africa where Idrisi is seemingly killed in an airstrike. The team pursue Lowry into Hungary where they learn that she is trying to locate a rogue Russian biochemist in order to acquire a sample of the nerve agent Novichok. Idrisi is revealed to have survived the airstrike where he was captured by Octagon, a private military contractor running a secret and illegal extraordinary rendition program. Lowry intends to use the Novichok to break her husband out of a black site in Poland. When Section 20 thwart her plans by destroying the Novichok laboratory, Lowry attacks the black site directly and succeeds in freeing Idrisi. Section 20 follow them to Croatia where Reynolds and Novin learn that Donovan recruited Lowry, at the time a prostitute, for “Project Tenebrae”. Lowry infiltrated Idrisi’s terrorist cell and convinced Donovan and the British government to fund a symbolic terror attack designed to further her cover. However, Lowry was radicalised by Idrisi and attacked a civilian target instead, killing an American diplomat. With British Intelligence complicit in a terror attack, Lowry stole a copy of “the Atlas”, a database of British and American operations which she intended to give to Russia. Idrisi was subsequently captured, prompting Lowry to hide the Atlas on an island off the Croatian coast. Reynolds and Novin are forced to kill Donovan when it becomes apparent that Section 20 was reactivated to kill Lowry, recover the Atlas and cover up Project Tenebrae. McAllister and Wyatt are unable to prevent the Russians from securing the Atlas, leading Section 20 to raid a Russian intelligence bunker and steal a database of their own. Disavowed by their governments, Section 20 trade the database server for the Atlas and the series ends with the four trying to escape pursuit by the Russians.
A recently paroled master thief assumes the identity of Sheriff Lucas Hood in Banshee, Pa., where his former lover and partner in crime relocated years ago and reinvented herself as Carrie Hopewell, the wife of the town’s prosecutor. As Lucas attempts to reunite with Carrie and keep his past a secret, he resumes his life of crime, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier, including a mob boss who seeks revenge against Lucas and Carrie for the jewel heist that landed Lucas in prison.