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  • Danvers sits at a desk in uniform in the finale of True Detective: Night Country (Part 6)
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 6 Recap — The Return of the Sun

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 6 (written by Issa López and directed by Issa López). Does True Detective: Night Country have a happy ending? Do all stories deserve happy endings? More specifically, do stories immersed in—maybe embedded in is a better phrase—death, grief, violence, loss, and regret deserve happy endings? Does […] More

  • Pete Prior sitting at a desk in his police uniform in True Detective: Night Country Part 5
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 5 Recap — Fight the Break of Dawn

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 5 (written by Katrina Albright & Wenonah Wilms and Chris Mundy & Issa López, and directed by Issa López). Let’s begin at the end. As Part 5 of True Detective: Night Country ends, Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro drive through a brutal winter storm as they […] More

  • Danvers wears glasses and holds pieces of paper in True Detective: Night Country Part 4
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 4 Recap — We’re All in It Now

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 4 (written by Namsi Khan, Chris Mundy, and Issa López and directed by Issa López). If there is any single redeeming quality Chief Liz Danvers has in True Detective: Night Country, it’s that she is consistently, almost annoyingly, asking all those involved in the various cases […] More

  • Danvers with a hat and coat in True Detective: Night Country Part 3
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 3 Recap — She’s Waiting For You

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 3 (written and directed by Issa López) It might have taken until the third episode of True Detective: Night Country, but one of the foundational pieces of this anthology series finally emerged. Whether it’s Harrelson and McConaughey in Season 1, Farrell and Vaughn in […] More

  • Danvers looks on in the snow in True Detective: Night Country Part 2
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 2 Recap — The Oldest Story We Know

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 2 (written and directed by Issa López). Some elements of True Detective Season 1 are also discussed. True Detective: Night Country may open with the mysterious disappearances of eight men from the Tsalal research station in Ennis, Alaska, but that’s far from where the story begins. […] More

  • Danvers and Navarro search through the ice for missing researchers
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    True Detective: Night Country Part 1 Recap — Forces at Play

    The following recap contains spoilers for True Detective: Night Country Part 1 (written and directed by Issa López). It’s clear after just one episode of True Detective: Night Country that the tenuous partnership between Jodie Foster’s Chief Liz Danvers and Kali Reis’ Trooper Evangeline Navarro is going to work very well over this fourth season. While […] More

  • Cate and Hiroshi reunite after Cate returns from Hollow Earth
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 9 & 10 Recap — The Time Gone By

    The following recap contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 9, “Axis Mundi” (written by Matt Fraction and directed by Andy Goddard) & Episode 10 “Beyond Logic” (written by Chris Black and directed by Andy Goddard). Some elements of the Monsterverse series of movies are also discussed in this recap. As the Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse prepares to spend […] More

  • Shaw tries to save Cate from falling down a portal
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 7 & 8 Recap — Hunting For Easter Eggs

    The following recap contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 7, “Will the Real May Please Stand Up” (written by Mariko Tamaki and directed by Hiromi Kamata) & Episode 8 “Birthright” (written by Al Leston and directed by Hiromi Kamata). Some elements of the Monsterverse series of movies are also discussed in this recap. Like a lot of […] More

  • Lee Shaw spots Godzilla in the Algeria desert in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 5 & 6 Recap: Back to the Future

    The following recap contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 5, “The Way Out” (written by Amanda Overton and directed by Mairzee Almas) & Episode 6 “Terrifying Miracles” (written by Karl Greenfeld and directed by Mairzee Almas). Some elements of the Monsterverse series of movies are also discussed in this recap. When any television show has […] More

  • Shaw, Cate, and Kentaro find themselves stranded in the Alaskan wilderness
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 3 & 4 Recap: Hot and Cold

    The following recap contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 3, “Secrets and Lies” (written by Andrew Colville and directed by Julian Holmes) & Episode 4 “Parallels and Interiors” (written by Milla Bell-Hart and directed by Julian Holmes). Some elements of the Monsterverse series of movies are also discussed in this recap. When I wrote about the […] More

  • Lee, Bill, and Keiro hide from a monster
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 1 & 2 Recap: Origin Stories

    The following recap contains spoilers for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Episode 1, “Aftermath” & Episode 2 “Departure” (written by Chris Black and directed by Matt Shakman). Some elements of the MonsterVerse series of movies are also discussed in this recap. When the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) decided to expand broadly into television shows with the launch […] More

  • Loki witnesses timelines dissolving around him.
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    Loki S2E6 Recap: “Glorious Purpose” — For All Time (Season 2 Finale)

    The following recap contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of Loki, S2E6, “Glorious Purpose” (written by Eric Martin and directed by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead). There is always a lot of talk about the long-term, multi-project contracts that actors and actresses agree to when they join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The expectation […] More

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