After the triple-episode season premiere, The Handmaid’s Tale is marching forward. While lagging, the seasonal start so far feels fresher than it did with season two now that June is situated in a new insular world of Commander Lawrence’s household while still tangled in the Waterfords’ affairs. Nothing feels too new in “God Bless the Child”, as it seems there to occupy time in Gilead proceedings while inching bitty developments.
Last we left off in the triple-episode season starters, Serena and Fred Waterford have split up, June’s baby Nicole/Holly is now safely in Luke’s arms in Canada, and Emily has contacted her long-lost wife for a reunion.
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(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature the first Friday of every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.)
Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark series has, as critics and audiences seem to agree, somewhat of a “sustainability” problem per episode. November’s Flesh & Blood and October’s The Body might fare better at a tight sixty minutes, but drawn out between eighty and ninety minutes, feature lengths do no favors. Adam Mason’s They Come Knocking, alternatively, is a meatier, more complete tale of Father’s Day and folklore. Every minute feels earned, as sympathetic notes of grief tie into a larger supernatural story centering around the “Black Eyed Kids” urban legend spoken around campfires.
Anthony Scott Burns may have cornered the market on Father’s Day horror with his haunting Holidays segment, but Into The Dark follows with a strong counterpunch of compassionate storytelling and creepy-as-hell kiddo horrors.
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Disney+ isn’t even close to done announcing new original programs. The Disney streaming service has just announced a new animated Chip n Dale series, done in a “non-verbal, classic style comedy.” On top of that, the streaming platform just released the logo for their upcoming Monsters, Inc. series, Monsters at Work. Get the details of the new Chip n Dale series, and see the Monsters logo, below.
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Even though Warner Bros. and DC Films will be sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year for the first time in several years, that doesn’t mean that every single WarnerMedia property is staying away from Hall H. A new report says that in the wake of its final season finale, HBO’s Game of Thrones will return to the convention center for the first time in two years. But will the panelists encounter cheering fans, or an angry mob who was pissed off about the final season? Read More »
Tim Miller and David Fincher‘s offbeat animated anthology series Love, Death and Robots has been renewed for another season at Netflix. The experimental anthology series will be telling more violent and sexy sci-fi tales for a second season, this time with Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson working as the supervising director. Read more about the Love Death and Robots season 2 renewal below.
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The Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot has founds its Midnight Society. Nickelodeon has created a three-part limited revival of the classic creepy TV show for young viewers, and the cast has finally been revealed, along with plot details. The original plan was for the new Are You Afraid of the Dark limited series to lead directly into the Are You Afraid of the Dark movie – but that changed when the movie was pushed from its October 2019 release date.
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Disney+ won’t debut until this November, but we’ve got a first look at one of the shows Marvel Studios is making for the streaming subscription service.
You might remember last night there was a Disney investor meeting in April where some details about the new Marvel Studios shows coming to Disney+ were discussed. During that meeting, the logo for the Marvel Loki series and a piece of concept art from the show. That was initially only for the eyes of Disney’s investors, but now an image from the event has revealed Kevin Feige standing in front of the Loki series first look, and you can check it out below. Read More »
Mike Schur has given us comedy magic on NBC for years. From The Office to Parks and Recreation, he’s been a network staple that has brought endless laughs and touching moments to the small screen. That continued in a whole new way in recent years with The Good Place, a show that is every bit as funny as the aforementioned comedies, but also as philosophically compelling and narratively surprising as a show like LOST. Unfortunately, all that will come to an end with the show’s upcoming fourth season. Read More »
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Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 44th season last month, and before the show returns for the 45th season this fall, they might have to find someone else to play the joke of a president that is Donald Trump.
Alec Baldwin has been playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live since October 2016 when the series was parodying the presidential debates. It seems so long ago now. But after nearly three years of playing the president, it sounds like Alec Baldwin is done with the exhausting role, saying in a recent interview, “I’m so done with that.” Read More »
The Brady Bunch is one of those seminal sitcoms from decades ago that still resonates today, even through all its cheesiness and synthetic clothing. Believe it or not, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the original series, and to celebrate, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment are giving The Brady Bunch the ultimate box set release.
The Brady Bunch 50th Anniversary TV & Movie Collection not only has all five seasons of the original series, but it also includes the TV movie sequels, the less than thrilling spin-off shows, the feature film spoof adaptations, and more. This is the ultimate Brady Bunch box set that every fan out there has been waiting for. Read More »