The Last Of Us and Game Of Thrones

Lia Toby/Getty ImagesGraphic: The AV Club We’re only a month into 2023 and Bella Ramsey is already having a great year. Not only did the 19-year-old British actress receive a handful of award nominations for her starring performance in Lena Dunham’s medieval comedy Catherine Called Birdyshe’s also at the center of the hottest show on … Read more

Zachary Levi appears to tweet anti-vaccine sentiment

Zachary LeviPhoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Oh, David Zaslav, we’re really in it now. The threads that were holding DC’s existing cinematic universe together—Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam (featuring the last appearance of Henry Cavill’s Superman), Ezra Miller‘s The Flashand Zachary Levi’s Shazam! Fury Of The Gods—are wearing extremely thin. Levi is the latest DC star … Read more

Who should “win” this season of The Bachelor?

The BachelorPhoto: ABC/Craig Sjodin Though it’s ostensibly about “dating” or “finding love,” ABC’s The Bachelor is inherently a competition that a group of 30 or so people are all trying to win—though what it means to “win” means something different to each person. Oh sure, they all say they’re there to meet their true love … Read more

The Last Of Us Tess tendril kiss

Anna Torv, Bella Ramsey, and Pedro PascalPhoto: Liane Hentscher/HBO [Spoiler warning: The following discusses events from the second episode of the first season of The Last Of Us. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to wait until you have before reading on.] Whether you’ve played the game or not, the end of “Infected”—the … Read more

Why movies and shows are too dark and what you can do about it

Game Of Thrones “The Long Night”Image: HBO We’ve all been there. You tune into a show, often something in the fantasy or sci-fi genre, and you end up squinting at the screen because you can hardly make out what’s happening. Game of Thrones is a notorious repeat offender (the season-eight episode “The Long Night” is … Read more

The Last Of Us, That ’90s Show

Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us; Melissa Rauchin night court; Depra Jo Ruppin That ’90s ShowPhoto: Liane Hentscher/HBO; Jordin Althaus/NBC/Warner Bros. Television; Netflix Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, January 15, to Thursday, January 19. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend … Read more

The NBC revival (slowly) finds its rhythm

Melissa Rauch and John LarroquettePhoto: Jordin Althaus/NBC/Warner Bros. Television night court—the new night courtthat is, which is the sequel to the old night court—has a pretty big question on its hands, right from its opening moments. And it’s one headier than any of the legal issues that cross the bench of Judge Abby Stone (Melissa … Read more

HBO Max’s Velma is a pretty fun time

A still from VelmaPhoto: HBO Max Velma launches with punchy narration that explicitly makes clear this isn’t a version of Scooby-Doo characters the audience is already familiar with. “I’m Velma Dinkley, and this is my origin story,” Mindy Kaling’s voiceover proclaims as the first episode begins. She continues: “Normally, origin stories are about tall, handsome … Read more

Do the Golden Globe Awards Still Matter?

Image from the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 09, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Getty Images) In a bit of unabashedly cheeky marketing flair, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have dubbed the upcoming return of the Golden Globes “An … Read more

Mayfair Witches, Velma, Golden Globes

Alexandra Daddario in Mayfair Witches; Jerrod Carmichael; A still from Velma Photo: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC; Randy Holmes/Getty Images; HBO Max Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, January 8, to Thursday, January 12. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops … Read more