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Brian Tallerico

  1. lingering questions
    10 Big Questions About the Westworld Season PremiereWho (or what) exactly is Caleb? What is Dolores up to? Is any of this even real?? Let’s dive into the maze that is “Parce Domine.”
  2. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Defining MomentThe response to an international crisis shows the many ways in which one can act against the interest of their country for personal reasons.
  3. refreshers
    A Very Quick Recap of Westworld Season TwoDon’t remember what happened last season? Here’s the most important things to know about Dolores, Bernard, and Westworld.
  4. now streaming
    40 Funny Movies on Streaming If You Need a Laugh Right NowGreat comedies to help you take your mind off things.
  5. overnights
    The Outsider Season Finale Recap: Closing the BookA show that was mostly about impossible uncertainty wraps up the season in practical, predictable fashion.
  6. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Chain of CommandIn the wake of a history-defining helicopter crash, Saul and Carrie try to keep their fingers in the dam holding back World War III.
  7. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: Search PartyAs Ralph and the gang set out for Bear Cave, season one approaches what looks to be a violent climax.
  8. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Behind Enemy LinesA seismic event changes the world of Homeland forever, and raises big questions about how Carrie Mathison fits into it.
  9. overnights
    Altered Carbon Season-Finale Recap: Never Say Good-byeTakeshi Kovacs is going to need a stiff drink after all of this.
  10. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: Buried TruthsTurns out that once you take the demon out of the jar, you need a place to put it.
  11. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: ReunionA solidly entertaining episode brings the two versions of Kovacs together, united in one cause.
  12. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: Gemini ManTurns out that Takeshi Kovacs cannot be saved from himself.
  13. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: Burning ManA transitional episode guides us into a back half of the season where it appears all hell could break loose.
  14. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: Spin the Black CircleSeason two finally kicks into gear with an episode full of tight action, a few unexpected twists, and fun appearances by fan favorites.
  15. overnights
    Altered Carbon Recap: The Man With the KeyAn exposition-heavy episode gives us a new villain, a new ally, and even more questions about what’s going on with Quellcrist Falconer.
  16. overnights
    Altered Carbon Season-Premiere Recap: Under My SkinKovacs is back in action with a fancy new sleeve that looks like a Marvel superhero — specifically Anthony Mackie.
  17. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: Bad OmensGreat scenes featuring great performances make up a transitional episode that’s clearly building to something terrible.
  18. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Double AgentsIn the world of Homeland, even when you trust someone, you remain unsure.
  19. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: The Sun Don’t Ever ShineAn episode short on plot but long on style pushes Ralph Anderson closer to accepting there are forces out there beyond our comprehension.
  20. overnights
    Homeland Recap: Playing DumbWhile off on parallel missions, Carrie and Saul reunite with old friends from their respective pasts.
  21. adaptations
    All the Changes HBO’s The Outsider Makes to Stephen King’s NovelYou don’t tap Richard Price to do an adaptation and expect him not to put some of his own fingerprints on it.
  22. major keys
    A Guide to Locke & Key’s Magical KeysNetflix’s new adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic is driven by the discovery of a dozen enchanted keys, each with their own unique power. Let’s review.
  23. overnights
    Locke & Key Season-Finale Recap: Closed DoorsSometimes shadows are more than just shadows.
  24. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: I Want to BelieveA tense episode drops everything Holly Gibney learned in Ohio on the table, then steps back to see how everyone responds to the impossible.
  25. overnights
    Homeland Season-Premiere Recap: Final MissionIs Carrie Mathison the new Nicholas Brody, an American hero who has been turned by the enemy?
  26. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: ReinforcementsA journey through the mind of Ellie Whedon fills in some important blanks about what’s been happening in Matheson lately.
  27. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: Bottle EpisodeAs Nina begins a slide down a slippery slope, we push closer to a final showdown between the Locke family and the evil entity now known as Dodge.
  28. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: Sam I AmAn action-heavy episode closes the loop on the Sam saga while offering Tyler some much-needed closure.
  29. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: The DescentKinsey has a dangerous adventure, Tyler sabotages the best thing about his life in Matheson, and Sam Lesser continues his slow creep toward Key House.
  30. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: The Puppet MastersAs Kinsey goes way too far with her newest key, Nina starts to make some unsettling discoveries of her own.
  31. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: Girl, InterruptedHanging out with a brand-new, fearless Kinsey is the high point of an episode that otherwise doesn’t go much of anywhere.
  32. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: You Must Remember ThisIn the best episode of the series so far, a journey into the minds of the Locke children adds new shading to the show’s emotional narrative.
  33. overnights
    Locke & Key Recap: The Lion, the Witch, & the WhateverAs the Locke kids make new friends, the Echo takes the Anywhere Key on an international journey.
  34. overnights
    Locke & Key Premiere Recap: EchoesThe Locke family settles into its creepy new home, one full of hidden doors and secrets.
  35. postmortems
    Ray Donovan’s Showrunner Has a Few Things to Say About That Cancellation“We’re still scratching our heads. We had no indicator that the show was ending.”
  36. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: Let Me GoA slow burn of an episode makes it very clear that there’s something malevolent lurking just over the horizon.
  37. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: The Grief Eater Whatever ruined Terry Maitland’s life has not only done this before, it’s very purposefully creating a ripple effect of tragedy.
  38. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: The ImpossibleIt’s going to take someone with unexplainable skills to solve this unexplainable case. Enter Holly Gibney.
  39. overnights
    Ray Donovan Season-Finale Recap: Storm’s EndA melancholy finale brings the Sullivan Saga to a close in violence, and with the Donovans at their lowest.
  40. overnights
    The Outsider Recap: Lost ColonyA slower, more somber second chapter plays out the tragedy of Terry Maitland while setting the table for the bulk of the story still to be told.
  41. overnights
    The Outsider Premiere Recap: Conflicting EvidenceThe first episode races through its setup, covering almost a third of Stephen King’s novel without pausing to catch its breath.
  42. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: Topsy TurvyThis season has been flirting with stunning plot twists. Maybe it’s time to actually go through with one.
  43. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: Through the WireThis might prove to be Ray Donovan’s toughest clean-up job yet.
  44. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: UnforgivenIs Ray finally going to have to kill Mick?
  45. call a lawyer
    How Exactly Does the ‘Law of Surprise’ Work in The Witcher?The most confusing thing about The Witcher, explained.
  46. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: Creative With ViolenceA tightly constructed, well-acted midseason episode focuses on the most dangerous branches of the Donovan family tree.
  47. gift guide
    A 2019 DVD Gift Guide for Movie LoversClassic movies, new releases, and a box set dedicated to the films of Anne Bancroft.
  48. easter eggs
    A Guide to Watchmen’s Stealth Easter EggsThe HBO series is packed with subtle background references to the original comic. Here, some of the deepest deep cuts you may have missed.
  49. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: Those Were the DaysThe best episode of the season so far gives us a new, memorable villain — finally! — and a scene in which Ray actually smiles and laughs.
  50. now streaming
    20 Great Christmas Movies on Streaming Right NowNew originals, vintage classics, and even some horror.
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