Last Night's Limitless Was Ferris Bueller's Day Off Gone Wild

Dangerous super drugs, a shady black ops gig, plenty of ‘80s references... several of my boxes, checked. Last night’s Limitless showed what happened when Brian tried to take a “day off,” packing in Ferris Bueller nods in between gruesome murders. (Including Rebecca as Sloane!) Solid episode overall, obviously.… »11/04/15 3:40pm11/04/15 3:40pm


Watch Orson Welles's Ludicrously Insincere Apology for Scaring the Crap Out of America

On this very night in 1938, Orson Welles’s production of the H. G. Wells classic, The War of the Worlds, convinced many unwary radio listeners that a Martian invasion was underway. The next day, Welles told reporters he was deeply sorry for scaring people—and you can watch his “apology” below.
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I Pay For Cable TV, and Don't Care Who Knows It

I turn 30 this month, and it feels like I am one of the few people my age who watches cable TV and is willing to pay for it. Truth is, I hate watching shows on my computer—or worse, my phone. Give me new episodes in real-time, on a real TV. I know I’m on the wrong side of history, but I also know I’m not the only one. »10/15/15 3:50pm10/15/15 3:50pm

Limitless: This Show Should Be Popping More Super Pills to Crank Up the Goofiness

This week on Limitless, we learn that a super drug—that grants you Watson-like mental powers but also destroys your body—is actually an effective dating tool, as well. But surprise! It also makes things a lot more complicated, which Brian learns the hard way as he continues his tenure as FBI consultant-slash-human… »10/07/15 5:30pm10/07/15 5:30pm

Limitless Is Turning Into a Light-Hearted Comedy and I'm Pretty OK With It

Limitless started out last week as a dark sci-fi drama filled with ailing fathers and a botched superdrug that ravages the human body. Last night, its second episode took a sharp turn into light-hearted territory, with comic book-style speech bubbles floating in the air and James Bond fantasy sequences. I’m all about… »9/30/15 12:40pm9/30/15 12:40pm

Limitless Premiere: Would You Take a Pill That Might Kill You If It Turned You Into a Total Badass?

Take this pill, and you turn into a human supercomputer. Careful though, ‘cause it’ll kill you. That’s the premise of CBS’s new crime drama Limitless, a sort-of sequel to the 2011 Bradley Cooper flick. The show kicked off last night, and has Cooper serving as executive producer and appearing as the hero-turned-villain… »9/23/15 12:52pm9/23/15 12:52pm

Mr. Robot Season Finale: This Is TV's First Great Cyberpunk Show

In a previous Mr. Robot recap, I predicted Elliot Alderson will join Don Draper and Walter White as one of the iconic male antiheroes of 21st century TV. After last night’s season one finale, I think Elliot is also on track to becoming the definitive hacker in pop culture history. SPOILERS AHEAD. »9/03/15 1:24pm9/03/15 1:24pm

Mr. Robot Recap: You Were Right About That Twist All Along

“You knew all along, didn’t you?” Elliot asks the viewer after the biggest reveal of Mr. Robot season 1. Many, maybe even most, viewers did predict this week’s plot twist. But heading into the season finale, there’s a lot happening in the hacker drama that’s plenty crazy and confusing. SPOILER TIME. »8/20/15 4:30pm8/20/15 4:30pm

Killer Alien Drama Extant Is Back, Cheesier and Trope-ier Than Ever

Last season on Extant, Halle Berry starred as an astronaut who got inexplicably pregnant with a killer alien baby on a space solo mission and brought it back to Earth. In season two, the inexplicable plot points pile on, resulting in a guilty pleasure dripping with everything you love to hate about scifi. »7/06/15 2:07pm7/06/15 2:07pm

How Ghost Fleet Nails The Perfect Vision of World War III

Set in the near future, Ghost Fleet dares to imagine what the next global war might actually look like. We talked to P.W. Singer to learn how he and his co-author August Cole managed to produce a futuristic techno-thriller that’s as plausible as it is entertaining. We were also given an exclusive excerpt from the… »6/25/15 5:40pm6/25/15 5:40pm

Hacker Drama Mr. Robot Is Scary, Paranoia-Inducing, and Awesome

If you could hack into an evil corporation’s bank account and shuffle its wealth to the 99%, would you? That’s the Anonymous-era quandary a young, brilliant hacker grapples with in the new USA drama, Mr. Robot, which premiers tonight at 10 p.m. I got a chance to hang out with the cast as they were filming in New York. »6/24/15 12:00pm6/24/15 12:00pm