'Brave New World' Ending Explained: Lenina, Bernard and John go their separate ways while AI Indra evolves
'Brave New World' Ending Explained: Lenina, Bernard and John go their separate ways while AI Indra evolves

Bernard Marx with Helm and AI Indra go to the Savage Lands as Lenina starts rebuilding civilization in the fields the Epsilons once farmed and John, in a callback to the novel, becomes a hermit

'Brave New World' Episode 9: Lenina Crowne in 2020's version rejects her destiny as a sexual plaything
'Brave New World' Episode 9: Lenina Crowne in 2020's version rejects her destiny as a sexual plaything

Lenina's qualities of resilience, independence and "being different" help her escape the clutches of both men in her life, the rampaging Epsilons and AI Indra, not to mention her "reconditioned" best friend

'Brave New World' Episode 8: Epsilons begin to kill their overlords as part of AI Indra's plot to end humanity
'Brave New World' Episode 8: Epsilons begin to kill their overlords as part of AI Indra's plot to end humanity

To AI Indra, the Epsilons are just a means to the end -- since their hands built the city, they can also destroy it

'Brave New World' Episode 7 Review: AI Indra's final solution for humans to find happiness is death
'Brave New World' Episode 7 Review: AI Indra's final solution for humans to find happiness is death

To solve the "human" problem of unhappiness, AI Indra has decided to play the "suicide move" in the game of strategy to fulfill "her directive". AI Indra's 'solution' as Mond tells a frightened Henry Foster is "death"

'Brave New World' Episode 6: Conditioning makes New Worlders slaves while AI Indra tries to be master
'Brave New World' Episode 6: Conditioning makes New Worlders slaves while AI Indra tries to be master

While AI Indra has been a dutiful slave to Mond and the other nine 'originals' to create the New World and its happy citizens, she seems no longer content with the status quo

'Brave New World' Episode 5: John sends ripples through social order, teaching violence to New Worlders
'Brave New World' Episode 5: John sends ripples through social order, teaching violence to New Worlders

For New Worlders, sex is a social duty but violence is a taboo novelty

'Brave New World' Episode 4: Disease analogy and computer tech collide as John infects the New World
'Brave New World' Episode 4: Disease analogy and computer tech collide as John infects the New World

John is the proverbial bug in the code that has to be solved to grant the social body 'immunity' to withstand the next disruption

'Brave New World' Episode 3: The tragedy of Linda, the 'abandoned' Beta Plus who survived motherhood
'Brave New World' Episode 3: The tragedy of Linda, the 'abandoned' Beta Plus who survived motherhood

The original 'Brave New World' has a lot of references to Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' and Linda is like Prospero in the show

'Brave New World' Episode 2: Colonialism gets a refreshingly different treatment through 'Savage Lands'
'Brave New World' Episode 2: Colonialism gets a refreshingly different treatment through 'Savage Lands'

Normal aspects of American culture are presented as spectacles of 'savage culture' of greed and jealousy in the theme park

'Brave New World' Episode 1: Unhappiness is obsolete and with all the light, it's a dictator's dream come true
'Brave New World' Episode 1: Unhappiness is obsolete and with all the light, it's a dictator's dream come true

The 'be happy' directive is the last and most effective tool in the arsenal of the all-powerful Big Brother government

Peacock's 'Brave New World' Spoiler Review: It's an updated plot consumed by sex orgies and an all-powerful AI
Peacock's 'Brave New World' Spoiler Review: It's an updated plot consumed by sex orgies and an all-powerful AI

Whether you are a fan of the show will depend entirely on you not taking it very seriously and popping it like another pop culture 'soma pill'

'P-Valley' labeled 'best show this summer' as Black Twitter praises its storytelling chops and local artists
'P-Valley' labeled 'best show this summer' as Black Twitter praises its storytelling chops and local artists

Most users loved how Memphis and Southern hip-hop was represented with a slew of local performers on the show's soundtrack

'P-Valley' Episode 1: Show opens up a taboo space, paying attention to the vibe and language of strip club
'P-Valley' Episode 1: Show opens up a taboo space, paying attention to the vibe and language of strip club

Cash comes in bundles at the club and is part of the language the girls, Uncle Clifford, and the club's patrons communicate in

'P-Valley' Episode 1 Review: In a shuttered town, Pynk strip club is only money magnet with vultures circling
'P-Valley' Episode 1 Review: In a shuttered town, Pynk strip club is only money magnet with vultures circling

'P-Valley' seems to be setting up a conflict between the church and strip club as the town's money magnet

P-Valley's Brandee Evans on working with 8 female directors for show: 'You had a new, big sister every episode'
P-Valley's Brandee Evans on working with 8 female directors for show: 'You had a new, big sister every episode'

'It doesn't matter what color, it doesn't matter where we come from, because we're all women,' said Evans

'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes': The inside story of the world's most shocking break-outs
'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes': The inside story of the world's most shocking break-outs

Both the Cuban refugee and the Alcatraz story in this episode share 'Shawshank Redemption'-style triumphant moment

'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes' Review: Touch of supernatural laces the stories and some are really spooky
'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes' Review: Touch of supernatural laces the stories and some are really spooky

From God to Native American ghosts, the show falls back upon supernatural to explain some of the most hair-raising and impossible escapes in history

'P-Valley' star Brandee Evans says 'bruises came with the territory' as she relives playing stripper Mercedes
'P-Valley' star Brandee Evans says 'bruises came with the territory' as she relives playing stripper Mercedes

'I feel like it is the women who should get to decide if it's going to be empowering or exploitative'

'Brave New World': Meet Demi Moore, Alden Ehrenreich and the ensemble cast of Peacock's sci-fi dystopian drama
'Brave New World': Meet Demi Moore, Alden Ehrenreich and the ensemble cast of Peacock's sci-fi dystopian drama

Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil in 'Downtown Abbey' and Harry Lloyd, Game of Thrones' Viserys Targaryen also feature in prominent roles

'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes' Preview: Get front row seats to history's greatest tales of escape
'The UnXplained: The Greatest Escapes' Preview: Get front row seats to history's greatest tales of escape

Host William Shatner is back on July 11 with a brand new episode of History channel's 'The UnXplained' about history's greatest escape stories

'P-Valley': Meet the cast of Starz’s drama, 10 years in the making, about Black strippers in the Deep South
'P-Valley': Meet the cast of Starz’s drama, 10 years in the making, about Black strippers in the Deep South

Here is the low-down on Uncle Clifford, owner of the Pynk strip joint, and its four strippers -- Mercedes, Autumn, Keyshawn and Gidget -- around whom most of the story revolves and the actors who play them

'Snowpiercer' Episode 8: Will Layton show the same cold discretion Melanie has to keep the revolution alive?
'Snowpiercer' Episode 8: Will Layton show the same cold discretion Melanie has to keep the revolution alive?

Taille cop Andre Layton is an idealist and a good leader but doesn't have the stomach for violence needed to claim victory over the train

Slutsky and Bitchin' | Scantily-clad woman-warrior trope is dead, allowing women to enjoy superheroes on TV
Slutsky and Bitchin' | Scantily-clad woman-warrior trope is dead, allowing women to enjoy superheroes on TV

TV and films have finally figured out how to have their women warriors kitted out right and ready for a fight

'P-Valley': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Starz's strip club drama
'P-Valley': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Starz's strip club drama

Follow the stories of a community of Black Southern strippers, and regulars in a strip joint in the Mississippi Delta

'Beavis and Butt-Head' reboot: The Gen Xers will struggle to cope with Gen Z's hyperactive stupidity
'Beavis and Butt-Head' reboot: The Gen Xers will struggle to cope with Gen Z's hyperactive stupidity

'Beavis and Butt-Head' can't change their basic Gen X DNA and they start resembling letchy old men, instead of edgy slacker teens, when they start reacting to newer material

'Warrior Nun': Science behind Halo, Divinium and Hell dimension makes it more than a battle of good vs evil
'Warrior Nun': Science behind Halo, Divinium and Hell dimension makes it more than a battle of good vs evil

Warrior Nun's story might be far more convoluted than a simple good versus evil battle that the series' premise about demon-battling nuns led us to imagine

'Never Have I Ever' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mindy Kaling's show
'Never Have I Ever' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mindy Kaling's show

The series about a modern-day, first-generation, Indian-American teenage girl, Devi, has been renewed for a second season

Netflix’s ‘Warrior Nun’: Ava Silvers might be the Buffy Summers replacement we've been waiting for
Netflix’s ‘Warrior Nun’: Ava Silvers might be the Buffy Summers replacement we've been waiting for

Could 'Warrior Nun' be a worthy successor to the phenomenon known as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'? Here is a quick but thorough comparison of both series

'Warrior Nun' Preview: 'Unbeliever' Ava joins demon-battling women of God in new Netflix series
'Warrior Nun' Preview: 'Unbeliever' Ava joins demon-battling women of God in new Netflix series

We have had religion-entrenched heroes who have benefitted from the whole gothic Church aesthetic, from 'Constantine' to 'Supernatural', but not so many women so 'Warrior Nun' is a welcome addition

'The UnXplained': Release date, plot, trailer, all you need to know about return of William Shatner-hosted series
'The UnXplained': Release date, plot, trailer, all you need to know about return of William Shatner-hosted series

The one-hour, non-fiction weekly series on History Channel explores the world’s most fascinating, strange, and inexplicable mysteries

Netflix's 'Adú' has eerie parallels to Brad Pitt-starrer 'Babel', the masterpiece of hyperlink cinema
Netflix's 'Adú' has eerie parallels to Brad Pitt-starrer 'Babel', the masterpiece of hyperlink cinema

Like the gun in 'Babel', the bicycle in 'Adú' exchanges hands and moves across borders, affecting the lives of those who come in contact with it

'Adú' Review: Netflix film explores migration, border politics through contrasting arcs of white and black protagonists
'Adú' Review: Netflix film explores migration, border politics through contrasting arcs of white and black protagonists

The film inspired by true stories of migrants is a revealing look into the human face of the European refugee crisis that often gets drowned out by far-right politics

June 2020 is the month of reckoning for systemic racism in the entertainment industry
June 2020 is the month of reckoning for systemic racism in the entertainment industry

What #OscarsSoWhite failed to do, has been accomplished in June 2020 thanks to the dialogue around systemic racism in America

Pride Month 2020: How fanfiction queered straight TV by dwelling uncomfortably between real life and fiction
Pride Month 2020: How fanfiction queered straight TV by dwelling uncomfortably between real life and fiction

Both Destiel and Johnlock were born out of the need to see alternate versions of romantic relationships and dynamics that did not exist on the screen at the time

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels': Race war expected in Season 2 as Tiago and Peter Craft succumb to darkness
'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels': Race war expected in Season 2 as Tiago and Peter Craft succumb to darkness

The season ended on an uneasy note after creator John Logan lined up the chess pieces for a confrontation and a shock death. So what can we expect from Season 2 of the series?

'Snowpiercer' Episode 7: Brakeman Beth Till’s evolution as a character restores hope in humanity
'Snowpiercer' Episode 7: Brakeman Beth Till’s evolution as a character restores hope in humanity

Every one on Snowpiercer acts exactly as you expect them too, as per their assigned roles. Everyone except Brakeman Beth Till. She is the only one who has evolved since the series began

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 10: Peter, Sister Molly, Lewis and Mateo turn to violent solutions
'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 10: Peter, Sister Molly, Lewis and Mateo turn to violent solutions

After that opening sequence of the riot, it is like violence comes crawling out of the woodwork in every shape and form. Of course, every character's motivation is a little different

'Brave New World': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Peacock's drama starring Demi Moore
'Brave New World': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Peacock's drama starring Demi Moore

One of the hotly awaited shows from NBCUniversal’s Peacock launch line-up is 'Brave New World', an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal novel about a dystopic, manufactured Eden

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Finale Preview: Season 1 ends with pachucos rioting and martial law declared
'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Finale Preview: Season 1 ends with pachucos rioting and martial law declared

In episode 10's trailer, we see Magda as Rio talking up a storm inciting the pachucos over his lynching. Tiago worriedly discusses how to handle the situation with Lewis to protect his family

Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi scammed 1.9M people for $435M including fraudulent Paycheck Protection claims
Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi scammed 1.9M people for $435M including fraudulent Paycheck Protection claims

The FBI and Interpol reportedly got involved after Hushpuppi and his associates exploited the pandemic by targeting claims money meant for unemployed Americans

'Adú' Preview: 3 stories merge as Netflix's Spanish film traces the journey of migrants from Africa to Europe
'Adú' Preview: 3 stories merge as Netflix's Spanish film traces the journey of migrants from Africa to Europe

As the world gets more connected and borders more fraught with geopolitical tensions, the 'hyperlink' cinematic genre seems best suited to tackle the complex subject of immigration

Netflix's 'Warrior Nun': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the YA fantasy show
Netflix's 'Warrior Nun': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the YA fantasy show

After 19-year-old Ava dies, she wakes up in a morgue with superpowers thanks to a divine artifact embedded in her. She's now the "Halo-Bearer", God's champion in a secret order of demon-fighting nuns

'Adú': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Netflix's Spanish drama on immigration
'Adú': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Netflix's Spanish drama on immigration

The film links three stories around the central theme of immigration, in which none of its protagonists know that their destinies are linked and their lives will no longer be the same

'The Ghost of Peter Sellers' shows the actor’s war with Peter Medak on set of doomed '70s pirate comedy
'The Ghost of Peter Sellers' shows the actor’s war with Peter Medak on set of doomed '70s pirate comedy

The documentary, an extended therapy session for Medak, the director of the ill-fated 'Ghost in the Noonday Sun' starring a recalcitrant Peter Sellers, is a behind-the-scenes look at the ill-fated film

'Snowpiercer' Episode 6: Engineer Melanie doesn’t factor in human cost and social justice in survival equation
'Snowpiercer' Episode 6: Engineer Melanie doesn’t factor in human cost and social justice in survival equation

Any order Melanie is trying to uphold to ensure the survival of the train and its passengers is an illusion. It cannot exist long term, no matter how accurate her calculations are because of human actors

Slutsky and Bitchin' | Did 'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2 empower females while simultaneously degrading them?
Slutsky and Bitchin' | Did 'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2 empower females while simultaneously degrading them?

Adults enjoying sex freely is something that English-language US shows don't handle very well

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 9: Santa Muerte's magic might be channeled through those she touches
'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 9: Santa Muerte's magic might be channeled through those she touches

Santa Muerte's priestess, Maria Vega, and her soldiers of peace, Tiago and Raul, have effectively stalled Magda's plans

Pride Month 2020: Sexual and gender fluidity in fantasy TV shows could be safe spaces for young adults
Pride Month 2020: Sexual and gender fluidity in fantasy TV shows could be safe spaces for young adults

Since the larger world is still hostile to fluidity around gender and sexuality, fantasy TV shows and their world-building are safe spaces for tweens and young adults

'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 9 Preview: After failing to get Maria fired, Elsa tries charming her
'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Episode 9 Preview: After failing to get Maria fired, Elsa tries charming her

As much as Elsa might make snide comments about "wild dogs" and Mexicans, she knows Maria, the "old coyote", has the power to protect the Craft boys

'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2: Writers did wrong by Ligia say fans but Adélia's developed plotline wins favor
'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2: Writers did wrong by Ligia say fans but Adélia's developed plotline wins favor

Most fans could not stop discussing Adélia's complex character arc this season that saw her get married, reconcile with her father, battle a cancer diagnosis and leave her husband to move in with Nelson

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