‘what we do in the shadows’ considers new recruits, citizenship in an episode that is fine

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Considers New Recruits, Citizenship in an Episode That Is Fine

The newest episode of What We Do in the Shadows had an impossible task from the word “newest-episode-of-What-We-Do-in-the-Shadows” (I know it’s not one word, let’s not get precious!). The last episode was sublime. Beyond the guest stars, it incorporated threads that were traced back to earlier episodes, and felt narratively important. There was virtually no…

‘what we do in the shadows’ hits us with a million vampiric guest stars

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Hits Us with a Million Vampiric Guest Stars

It will be difficult to discuss much about the most recent episode of What We Do in the Shadows beyond the absolute, sterling brilliance of the guest stars. The good news is that the plot is relatively streamlined to best showcase those guest stars. The bad news is none bad news. It’s all good news….

Episode 6 of ‘what we do in the shadows’ explores the boundaries of gallows humor

Episode 6 Of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Explores the Boundaries of Gallows Humor

It seems a bit absurd to make this qualification, given that What We Do in the Shadows is a show about vampires – subject matter that usually falls readily into the macabre territory – but damn, the latest episode is a dark twenty minutes of television. A thoroughly enjoyable twenty minutes to my sensibilities, but…

‘what we do in the shadows’ gives us rats and bats but no bears, oh my, in an assured 5th episode

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Gives Us Rats and Bats but No Bears, Oh My, in an Assured 5th Episode

If you can divorce yourself emotionally, there is a sort of pleasure in watching the growing pains of a freshman show. Sometimes it’s the unmitigated delight that we as humans  – perverse critters that we are – feel watching a chain reaction train-wreck. But often it is the charm of watching a doe find it’s…

‘what we do in the shadows’ wants to ban your turtlenecks in its second episode

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Wants to Ban Your Turtlenecks in Its Second Episode

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty (clever code, here, for “Kelly’s continued pure, unmitigated delight”) of episode 2, I have done a little bit of pro bono digging, and found that the name of the What We do in the Shadows theme song is called “You’re Dead” by Norma Tanega, and I highly recommend Youtube-ing…

‘what we do in the shadows’ begins a promising, bizarre tv re-birth

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Begins a Promising, Bizarre TV Re-Birth

To turn any beloved cult property – a book, a movie, a video game – into a tv show is an act that falls squarely between needlessly risky and wildly arrogant. There is so much that can go wrong. You are already assuming the participation of fans who are traditionally more militant than most, and…

Texas library denies request to remove vampire knight manga

Texas Library Denies Request to Remove Vampire Knight Manga

Having access to Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” and other books that used to be banned is something that is easily taken for granted. Libraries are often funded by local governments, and in light of recent news in Cleveland, Texas, anyone who has issues with a library’s book, CD and DVD collection can complain and set up…