'His Dark Materials' Episode 2 delves into the making of the daemons as show tries to recreate Philip Pullman's vision
'His Dark Materials' Episode 2 delves into the making of the daemons as show tries to recreate Philip Pullman's vision

Episode 2 fumbles a little by telling the viewers explicitly some of the things that could have been shown. For example, daemons not being able to stray far from their humans.

'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 9 throws Danny and Leigh's relationship into crisis after he lets slip about Matt's emotional infidelity
'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 9 throws Danny and Leigh's relationship into crisis after he lets slip about Matt's emotional infidelity

Danny tells Leigh to snap out of her "wounded widow fairyland" and then, lets slip the one Matt memory that would affect her adversely -- Matt's crush on Nina

'His Dark Materials' Episode 2 review: Lyra finds herself in a golden prison and learns Mrs Coulter is behind the kidnappings
'His Dark Materials' Episode 2 review: Lyra finds herself in a golden prison and learns Mrs Coulter is behind the kidnappings

Ruth Wilson looks like she is enjoying playing Mrs Coulter but comes across as a little too Madame Cruella with her little hums and tics. Dafne Keen plays the uneasy Lyra just right, feigning friendliness and privately nursing her dread.

'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 6 sees Elliot drug Olivia, Krista helps Vera kidnap him and Dom refuses to kill Darlene on Christmas
'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 6 sees Elliot drug Olivia, Krista helps Vera kidnap him and Dom refuses to kill Darlene on Christmas

As a drug addict, there is no telling if Olivia will be able to kick her nemesis oxycontin again. So despite Elliot's rationalizations about the evil he is fighting and her "choice" to work for a shady overseas bank in Cypress, she tells him while she might be working for monsters, he is a monster

'Mrs Fletcher' Episode 3 'Care Package' review: Eve's caregiving gets in the way of her porn-driven fantasies
'Mrs Fletcher' Episode 3 'Care Package' review: Eve's caregiving gets in the way of her porn-driven fantasies

Eve tries to get off to a porn video while her cookies are baking. Just as she's getting into the mood, perfecting the 'crouching tiger-trying-to-find-the-hidden dragon' pose of self-pleasuring, the timer goes off. Reality collides with fantasy.

Queens man who stabbed his bartender wife to death 'was jealous of her crush on an actor', say friends
Queens man who stabbed his bartender wife to death 'was jealous of her crush on an actor', say friends

Dineshwar Budhidat had married Donne Dojoy in July 2019 but attacked her in their Queens apartment in August, prompting Dojoy to move out in October. He killed Dojoy on November 8, 2019, when she dropped by for a visit.

John Legend blasts former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for comparing Trump's impeachment inquiry to a 'death penalty'
John Legend blasts former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for comparing Trump's impeachment inquiry to a 'death penalty'

Nikki Haley had said that impeachment was 'like the death penalty' for a public official, while speaking about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump in a 'CBS News' interview.

Girl,11, uses phone to record herself being sexually abused by priest after parishoners refused to believe her
Girl,11, uses phone to record herself being sexually abused by priest after parishoners refused to believe her

Father Michele Mottola was arrested this week when the footage was broadcast on a current affairs show in Italy.

Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' leaves viewers divided as Anna Paquin utters only six words during the entire film
Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' leaves viewers divided as Anna Paquin utters only six words during the entire film

Anna Paquin plays Peggy Sheeran, the daughter of Robert DeNiro's character, Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran. She has less than 10 minutes on-screen time in the three and a half-hour-long film.

Man claimed he'll 'make a scene' before knifing 'Baby Trump' protest balloon during president's visit to Alabama-LSU football game
Man claimed he'll 'make a scene' before knifing 'Baby Trump' protest balloon during president's visit to Alabama-LSU football game

Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, who disapproved of the protesters and the 'Baby Trump' balloon, had earlier made a Facebook Live video about his plan to 'make a scene'.

Donald Trump Jr calls out 'The View' host Sunny Hostin for getting paid by network that 'protected' Epstein
Donald Trump Jr calls out 'The View' host Sunny Hostin for getting paid by network that 'protected' Epstein

Days after Donald Trump Jr and Sunny Hostin went head to head on 'The View' talk show, the war of words between the two continued on Twitter.

Michael Jackson wanted the Queen to knight him for being 'the biggest star in the world', claims former bodyguard Matt Fiddes
Michael Jackson wanted the Queen to knight him for being 'the biggest star in the world', claims former bodyguard Matt Fiddes

The late pop star, Michael Jackson, couldn't understand why the Queen wouldn't give him a knighthood for being 'the biggest star in the world' and wrote to her demanding the honor.

Amber Heard wants Johnny Depp to undergo mental health evaluation in their bitter ongoing legal battle
Amber Heard wants Johnny Depp to undergo mental health evaluation in their bitter ongoing legal battle

Heard believes Johnny’s alleged drug, alcohol, and abuse of prescription medicine has led him to delink from reality.

Trump thought it would be 'stupid' to 'pick a fight' with Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, claims new book
Trump thought it would be 'stupid' to 'pick a fight' with Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, claims new book

Donald Trump was speaking about his decision not to 'pick a fight' with the Saudi ruler because oil prices would skyrocket, according to a forthcoming book by an anonymous author who is a senior Trump administration official.

Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked
Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked

Robert Norris had never smoked in his life and had quit the Marlboro advertising campaign because he felt he was setting a bad example for his children.

Courteney Cox praises Jennifer Aniston after she takes home two SAG-AFTRA 'Artists Inspiration' awards: 'She inspires me every day!'
Courteney Cox praises Jennifer Aniston after she takes home two SAG-AFTRA 'Artists Inspiration' awards: 'She inspires me every day!'

November 7 was a red-letter day for 'Friends' fans with two sightings of the former co-stars hanging out together. Courteney Cox had a lunch date with Mathew Perry before joining Lisa Kudrow to cheer Jennifer Aniston on at the SAG-AFTRA Awards ceremony.

6-year-old boy screamed his mother was trying to kill him as she stabbed him over 25 times before cops shot and killed her
6-year-old boy screamed his mother was trying to kill him as she stabbed him over 25 times before cops shot and killed her

In the 911 call, made around 12.10 pm on October 21, Winston Lee Xavier Brandon, 6,  screamed that his mother was trying to kill him. Police arrived on the scene to find Winston covered in blood and his mother, Claudia Nadia Rodriguez, naked on the ground.

‘See’ Season 1 Episode 4 ‘The River’: Baba Voss’ modern jacket with impeccable machine stitching is an eyesore and plot disappoints
‘See’ Season 1 Episode 4 ‘The River’: Baba Voss’ modern jacket with impeccable machine stitching is an eyesore and plot disappoints

After Baba Voss kills the slavers holding his son Kofun, the Alkenny have returned to their isolated home grounds. Only, after creating such a big fuss at the sex festival (let's just call it what it is), Tamacti Jun with Queen Kane's army are on their tail

Shia LaBeouf's journey from child actor to troubled star has roots in relationship with his father, detailed in upcoming 'Honey Boy'
Shia LaBeouf's journey from child actor to troubled star has roots in relationship with his father, detailed in upcoming 'Honey Boy'

Shia LaBeouf's father, a Vietnam war vet, is an alcoholic and a drug addict. His nasal voice is due to years of cocaine abuse that Shia has tried to capture in the film.

'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 6 'Not Acceptable' promo shows Krista at Vera's mercy and Dom corners Darlene while Elliot goes rogue
'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 6 'Not Acceptable' promo shows Krista at Vera's mercy and Dom corners Darlene while Elliot goes rogue

The official synopsis of the upcoming episode states, "Vera tells a tale. Darlene gets an Xmas surprise. Elliot goes rogue", touching on the major plot points of the episode that will be aired Sunday. And in the promo, we see exactly this

'NCIS' actor Diona Reasonover loves playing a character who inspires people: 'I hope this encourages more representation'
'NCIS' actor Diona Reasonover loves playing a character who inspires people: 'I hope this encourages more representation'

According to Diona Reasonover, "people have really responded" well to her playing a young, black woman scientist on a popular show like NCIS

'Sorry For Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 8 sees Leigh and Danny clash over memories of Matt as Jules and Tommy get intimate
'Sorry For Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 8 sees Leigh and Danny clash over memories of Matt as Jules and Tommy get intimate

Faultlines emerge in the Leigh-Danny affair. Leigh is upset at what she thinks is Danny's way of belittling Matt's memory to be with her. She is unaware of why Danny has a more complete and less idealized memory of his brother. Jules has to deal with Tommy's confession about having a prison record

‘His Dark Materials’ premiere immerses us bit by bit into Lyra’s world as she and alethiometer join questionable Mrs Coulter’s mission
‘His Dark Materials’ premiere immerses us bit by bit into Lyra’s world as she and alethiometer join questionable Mrs Coulter’s mission

This is a deeply satisfying adaptation that knows how to pace itself if the first episode is anything to go by. The only slightly incongruous presence is James McAvoy who plays Lord Asriel with a boyish manic intensity that compares poorly with Daniel Craig's smooth gangster-man vibe in the movie

Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 5: A near-dialogue free episode shows, but never tells about the daring Cypress National Bank hack job
Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 5: A near-dialogue free episode shows, but never tells about the daring Cypress National Bank hack job

This has got to be the most intimate Mr Robot episode in a while where the lack of speech heightened the tension beautifully and let us breathe in Elliot and Darlene's quickened breaths as they infiltrated the Virtual Reality building and hacked into the Cypress National Bank.

'Mrs Fletcher' Episode 2 'Free Sample' sees an anxious Eve explore girl-on-girl action while Brendan grapples with consent
'Mrs Fletcher' Episode 2 'Free Sample' sees an anxious Eve explore girl-on-girl action while Brendan grapples with consent

The act of defining her sexuality, free of all expectations and responsibilities, is anxiety-inducing for empty-nester Eve. As she imagines a sexy encounter with the 'Free Sample' lady, recreating in her mind the girl-on-girl action she watched, she knows she's veering off the straight and narrow

Apple TV+ 'See' would have served its audience better were it told from the POV of the sighted twins as its auditory elements disappoint
Apple TV+ 'See' would have served its audience better were it told from the POV of the sighted twins as its auditory elements disappoint

There is a dissonance between the sound-centric world of the characters and the visual-centric world of the audience. As viewers peering into this strange tribal post-apocalyptic society, we are forever, unwittingly, feeling superior like Nesta Cooper's Haniwa

Ahead of Netflix's 'The Irishman' by Martin Scorsese, a look back at all the times Robert De Niro and Al Pacino shared the screen
Ahead of Netflix's 'The Irishman' by Martin Scorsese, a look back at all the times Robert De Niro and Al Pacino shared the screen

The two actors who are the defining face of the mafioso film genre have given us two hits and one dud. 'The Irishman', their fourth collab is already generating Oscar buzz and already being hailed as a classic

'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 7: Danny-Leigh affair and tainting of Matt’s memory leave fans divided
'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 7: Danny-Leigh affair and tainting of Matt’s memory leave fans divided

Danny is also keeping a big secret from Leigh. He hasn't told her Matt was having distinctly un-platonic feelings for Nina, his colleague at the school, and had confessed to him about wanting "something to happen"

'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 4 features Tyrell Wellick's surreal death, for the show to end with magic realism would be a cop-out
'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 4 features Tyrell Wellick's surreal death, for the show to end with magic realism would be a cop-out

If the show is embracing magic realism and if fantasy elements are used to explain Whiterose's Mac Guffin project, fans will be disappointed. Till now, the show was rooted in reality, presenting real-life issues around privacy and concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the "One Percent"

Netflix's 'The Irishman' marks 10th collab between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, built on the legacy of these 9 films
Netflix's 'The Irishman' marks 10th collab between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, built on the legacy of these 9 films

Exploring their common Italian-American cultural roots, Scorsese and De Niro, have churned out hit after hit in their collaborations over five decades. Here is the essential primer to all the 10 films the duo have worked on

HBO’s 'Mrs Fletcher' puts porn, dysfunctional mother-son bond into focus in first episode
HBO’s 'Mrs Fletcher' puts porn, dysfunctional mother-son bond into focus in first episode

The first episode establishes that we are going to talk about porn and the scary cultural shifts it has birthed as it clashes with political correctness and #Metoo movement

'His Dark Materials' teasers suggest HBO and BBC show will heed to author Philip Pullman's theological underpinnings from the novels
'His Dark Materials' teasers suggest HBO and BBC show will heed to author Philip Pullman's theological underpinnings from the novels

HBO's official Twitter feed for 'His Dark Materials' features a preview of the show's musical score, trailer, clips and exclusive soundbites with the show's cast members Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, and Clarke Peters

'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 4 'Not Found' promos show Elliot and Tyrell making their way across a 'Winter Wonderland'
'Mr Robot' Season 4 Episode 4 'Not Found' promos show Elliot and Tyrell making their way across a 'Winter Wonderland'

The show's upcoming episode trailer also shows Dominique 'Dom' DiPierro, who in the previous episodes has been a reluctant DA recruit, working for them under duress. The synopsis says, "Dom is DTF", so we can expect her to make some bad choices to let off steam

HBO's 'Mrs Fletcher' actor Jackson White says Brendan 'emulates what he sees in porn' in his treatment of women
HBO's 'Mrs Fletcher' actor Jackson White says Brendan 'emulates what he sees in porn' in his treatment of women

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Jackson White said his character, Brendan, is "deep dipping into toxic masculinity" in an effort to get away from his mother's influence

'Sorry for your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 introduces Tommy, a God-loving queer, whose faith challenges Jules' wariness about religion
'Sorry for your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 introduces Tommy, a God-loving queer, whose faith challenges Jules' wariness about religion

Twenty-nine percent of LGBT adults say they have been made to feel unwelcome in a place of worship, which makes the story arc involving Tommy an interesting take into how the queer community can incorporate faith and spirituality into their lives.

‘NCIS’ Season 17 Episode 5 builds on Emily Fornell’s overdose last finale, potentially leading Gibbs to become ‘personally involved’
‘NCIS’ Season 17 Episode 5 builds on Emily Fornell’s overdose last finale, potentially leading Gibbs to become ‘personally involved’

The case dealing with counterfeit opioids from Canada in season 16's finale required Leroy Gibbs to confront his personal demons and this will be explored further in season 17 potentially to show Gibbs' personal and emotional growth

Netflix, Disney, HBO and more streaming services look to target the children's segment because that's where the real battle lies
Netflix, Disney, HBO and more streaming services look to target the children's segment because that's where the real battle lies

As viewers migrate to platforms that feature fewer or no ads, those with kids will also look to the streaming platform that will act as 'digital babysitters' for their children with hours of cartoons, and other kid-friendly films and shows.

'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 sees Leigh and Danny kiss in a surprising twist while Jules scores an unexpected date
'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 sees Leigh and Danny kiss in a surprising twist while Jules scores an unexpected date

Leigh finds her way to Danny after a strange first date with a stranger who happens to be wearing Matt's hoodie, while Jules makes an unexpected romantic connection at a church service when she gets lost on the way to an AA meeting

'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 preview: Jules has to draw the line with Leigh at fitness studio
'Sorry for Your Loss' Season 2 Episode 6 preview: Jules has to draw the line with Leigh at fitness studio

With Leigh missing classes and her barely-there presence at the studio, Jules has been running it on her own. She finally asks Jules if she still 'cares about her job.'

'Castle Rock' Season 2: Star Matthew Alan on landing the role of Chris Merrill and his shift to the good side
'Castle Rock' Season 2: Star Matthew Alan on landing the role of Chris Merrill and his shift to the good side

Playing one of the good guys this season, Matthew Alan says he could take 'different parts' from the people in Stephen King's books to build his 'Chris Merrill' persona from scratch because he was a non-canon character

'Castle Rock' Season 2 preview: A younger Annie Wilkes drives into town to 'settle' in with her daughter while on the run for murder
'Castle Rock' Season 2 preview: A younger Annie Wilkes drives into town to 'settle' in with her daughter while on the run for murder

In season 2 of Castle Rock, we get the backstory of the nurse-from-hell, Annie Wilkes, from Stephen King's 'Misery' and Tim Robbins as Reginald 'Pop' Merrill from King's short story 'The Sun Dog'.

‘Mr Robot’ Season 4 Episode 3 delves into Whiterose’s past and tragic love affair as Elliot connects with Olivia
‘Mr Robot’ Season 4 Episode 3 delves into Whiterose’s past and tragic love affair as Elliot connects with Olivia

The fact that Whiterose is wearing her lover's watch and has talked about "hacking time", means it is time to wonder if the quantum "timey-whimey" stuff is the crux of Whiterose's super-secret project to restore/reset the timeline to before her lover's death

Showtime's 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' mixes murder, mayhem and peacocks to serve a feel-good end to Season 1
Showtime's 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' mixes murder, mayhem and peacocks to serve a feel-good end to Season 1

While the finale is a fantastical end, overall, Showtime's 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' has blended the weird and the wonderful in a pleasing manner for its first season.

Netflix's 'The Laundromat' review: A layman's guide to the Panama Papers leak sugarcoated with humor and a stellar cast
Netflix's 'The Laundromat' review: A layman's guide to the Panama Papers leak sugarcoated with humor and a stellar cast

The "fairytale" vignettes from the Panama Papers leak are stories that need to be told but are usually lost in jargon and statistics. Soderbergh tries to rectify this with mixed results.

Mr Robot 403 'Forbidden' preview: Elliot and Mr Robot use Darlene's info to make a move against Whiterose
Mr Robot 403 'Forbidden' preview: Elliot and Mr Robot use Darlene's info to make a move against Whiterose

The upcoming episode will see Elliot's foes circling him. Fernando Vera returns to "partner" with Elliot while Whiterose is trying to force him into making a mistake.

Apple TV ‘See’ can shape depiction of visually challenged in popular culture with its blind and low-vision cast
Apple TV ‘See’ can shape depiction of visually challenged in popular culture with its blind and low-vision cast

The show had to create a believable 'blind' civilization and its corresponding culture and the cast was carefully chosen.

Streaming platforms set to radically alter viewing patterns with shorter episodes, crisp storylines, multiple endings and more
Streaming platforms set to radically alter viewing patterns with shorter episodes, crisp storylines, multiple endings and more

In 2019, mobile will surpass TV as the medium attracting most entertainment minutes among U.S. viewers and service providers are gearing up for the shift.

'NCIS' Season 17 Episode 4 'Someone Else's Shoes' puts spotlight on homeless veterans, VA's funding and overworked medical staff
'NCIS' Season 17 Episode 4 'Someone Else's Shoes' puts spotlight on homeless veterans, VA's funding and overworked medical staff

This is not the first time NCIS has highlighted the plight of homeless veterans. Season 15 Episode 21 'One Step Forward' dealt with vulnerable veteran Sara Carter while Episode 19 'Reasonable Doubts' in Season 13 featured the homeless veteran, Susan, suffering from dementia and malnutrition

Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 2 'Payment Required' has fans racking their brains over the identity of the 'Other One'
Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 2 'Payment Required' has fans racking their brains over the identity of the 'Other One'

Creator Sam Esmail still has some surprises left in his kitty in the fourth and final season of the show, introducing a third identity/personality that neither Mr Robot or Elliot are aware of that could be Elliot's 'God mode' persona controlled by Whiterose.

'Sorry for your Loss' Season 2 Episode 5 'Norway' focusses on the grieving process as Leigh is triggered by memories of Matt
'Sorry for your Loss' Season 2 Episode 5 'Norway' focusses on the grieving process as Leigh is triggered by memories of Matt

The episode prominently features the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's 'Out of the Darkness Walks', an annual event that allows people who are grieving to participate in an all-night walk that allow the bereaved to focus on the happier memories of the ones they have lost

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