This Week's TV: Clone Wars' final season! Plus, who is the Yellow King?

This is a week of hellos and farewells, with the premiere of the non-zombie back-to-life series Resurrection, the return of both Once Upon a Time shows, and the season finales of Almost Human and True Detective. Plus, the final 13 episodes of Clone Wars hit Netflix, revealing the secrets of Order 66. Catch the latest… » 3/03/14 9:00am 3/03/14 9:00am

True Detective won't have a huge Shyamalan twist and here is why

Shyamalan twists, unless you can really pull them off artfully, are a cheap gimmick. They are a bullshit magic trick that gets in the way of real storytelling. Certainly, being surprised by plot elements is great — it is preferable that the audience cannot see what is coming. But more important than clever plot… » 3/03/14 10:33am 3/03/14 10:33am

Police Jargon and Metaphysical Malarkey in True Detective

The good folks over at Slate put together a nice little glossary of terms from the show which may leave some folks scratching their heads. You may be a whiz at navigating your way around M-brane theory but do you know what a 419 is? What about the "psychosphere"? That sexy someone at the party might be impressed by… » 3/02/14 12:30pm 3/02/14 12:30pm

The plot to destroy education in Louisiana, on True Detective

Just when you think you know where True Detective is going, it punches your face and takes you down a new road. Last week we explored the horrors of fatalistic philosophy, but this week we got surprisingly political. Turns out that the root of all evil may be Christian voucher schools. Spoilers ahead! » 2/24/14 10:53pm 2/24/14 10:53pm

This Week's TV: The Ice King goes sane and Arrow faces the Clock King

The Olympics have come to a close, and that means scripted television has returned to our sets. Arrow and the Black Canary face off against a classic DC villain while Adventure Time's Ice King gets a second chance as Simon. Plus, Vikings returns, and we learn what's next for The Walking Dead's Daryl and the True… » 2/24/14 9:00am 2/24/14 9:00am