‘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…

The week in geek entertainment news 2/8/2019 – links

The Week in Geek Entertainment News 2/8/2019 – Links

All the important geek news from this week rounded up in one place. Last week it was Oscar Isaac. Now they’ve cast Javier Bardem in Dune. Dune, chill. We get it. It’s going to be goooooood. –Nerd Much The newest trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo: Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories dropped a trailer. Anyone else’s…

The itunes $0. 99 movie rental of the week: ‘what we do in the shadows’

The iTunes $0.99 Movie Rental Of The Week: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. This week, iTunes takes us deep into the dark and hilarious underworld of three New Zealand flatmates…