All tagged television

💊 ONCE UPON A TIME IN HÄLSINGLAND

Forming entire cogent thoughts ain’t always possible with a rampaging, completely mobile ten month old around.

So welcome to this unruly grab bag of whatever it is I’ve been listening to, reading, playing and watching delivered unto you via the wonder of embedded tweet threads.

PATRONS ONLY - TRIPLE PREACHER OVERDRIVE

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adap of Ennis and Dillon's seminal PREACHER begins to wrap up with the start of season four on Monday night. It's been a messy, frustrating ride, spinning its wheels more often than not, but when it's been good it's been pretty fucking excellent.

TELLING TALE: THE HANDMAID'S TALE (S1)

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a near-future dystopia, which we eventually surmise is the United States of America subsumed by a theocratic, patriarchal police state.

CRIMSON CATHOLIC HEAD KICKER: DAREDEVIL SEASON 2

And lo, Marvel’s crimson Catholic head-kicker returns to your streaming device* for a highly anticipated second season of angsty, claret-soaked pulp vigilantism.

Setting up shop squarely in The Dark Knight’s thematic bailiwick, season two is an exercise in escalation: melodrama ratcheted right up; bruising, head mashing violence ratcheted right up; meditations on crime and punishment to the fore.

RELAXED AND COMATOSE: UTOPIA

‘Where have the rigorous conversations gone? Where is the sense of engagement in public life? Toughen up, you weak fucks.’ Wesley Enoch, Queensland Theatre Company.*

It grieves me to admit: I’ve come not to lavish praise upon Utopia, our beloved Working Dog team’s latest ABC effort, but instead, perhaps, to campaign for its humane euthanasia.