After having laid down the foundations for how we might break down the elements of a story via my inaugural PoP Theory piece, I thought that analysing the excellent first season of the HBO series True Detective would provide us with a solid discussion of said elements.
Lots of quality behind and in front of the camera, as far as this 8-part adaptation of Sharp Objects was concerned.
Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology crime drama True Detective returns with Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role.
What else can one say about Game of Thrones? The medieval fantasy series has captured global imagination to become one of the biggest TV series ever. It has actually surpassed the Lord of the Rings movie adaptations in reach and influence over the last seven years of its run. It Continue Reading
Screen captures from the latest trailer. … still there’s more …
Winter is finally here and so is Game of Thrones!
What does it all mean? Was The Leftovers one of the best TV drama series ever made? Or was it one of the worst?
This post contains spoilers! Serialised story-telling in science-fiction TV really took off – we would suggest – in the early 1990s with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Babylon 5. The success of these space operas resulted in a flurry of similar type series, including two from the Star Trek Continue Reading
“THE STRAY” Curiouser and curiouser. As more revelations are brought to light, we begin to understand why the Hosts are beginning to ‘malfunction’ on a regular basis. The fact is that Bernard Lowe has been having clandestine meetings with Host Dolores Abernathy and stimulating her evolution towards sentience – whether Continue Reading
The plot thickens… as they say.
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1977 movie of the same name, this HBO series is an ambitious scifi TV series created/written by Jonathan Nolan and Lucy Joy. Nolan even directed this first episode.
By now, it becomes abundantly clear that George RR Martin and the writers of Game of Thrones have no clue what to do. Instead of intriguing plot lines and character development, the TV series is a sequence of scenes with maximum shock value to incite internet buzz and cultivate some kind Continue Reading
With Game of Thrones well into its fifth season, the popular HBO television show is going strong and holding its audience captive every week with its unpredictable story and multi-layered characters. Considering the intricate twists and turns it takes, it is no surprise that fans have formed various theories about Continue Reading
It’s easy to get a lil cynical about Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters‘ marketing their upcoming new album Sonic Highways by way of a eight-part documentary series on HBO. But the cynicism will evaporate when one watches the first episode as Grohl and co record in Chicago and proceeds to Continue Reading
HBO’s The Leftovers has polarized both viewers and critics with an unflinching look at the impact of loss on a small community. The main supernatural factor of the series relates to the critical event of the Sudden Departure – similar to the Christian concept of The Rapture. In ten episodes, the series Continue Reading
TRUE DETECTIVE (Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Monahan) From the epic surrealistic opening credits, it’s clear that HBO’s new series True Detective is going to be something different. However, the moment one sees the first murder victim, one’s mind is immediately cast to the first season of Hannibal! Continue Reading