One of the best shows on television is also the biggest troll on TV. The mad scientist/young sidekick dynamic of Rick and Morty looks familiar because it is familiar — the original concept episode was a blatant rip-off of Back to the Future. But the idea for lifting Back to the Future goes back to co-creator Justin Roiland's House of Cosbys web series that was shut down by a cease-and-desist letter from Bill Cosby's lawyer.
The life you live that isn't your life. That perfectly curated social media feed. Squaring the perception with the reality — or trying to make the perception the reality. Eighty-Sixed is a new web series co-written by Cazzie David and director Elisa Kalan, and is a cynical, sharp-edged satirical take on growing up in the age of social media. Cazzie David plays Remi, a neurotic, self-absorbed young adult trudging through the morass of a recent breakup, surrounded by equally self- and socially-obsessed friends. Giving a nod to her father and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cazzie and Elisa have created a show that gives a scathing take on our connected lives and the often bizarre social norms we've constructed.
The morning after a massive thunderstorm, a thick, unnatural mist settles over the town of Bridgton, Maine. Hidden within the mist are creatures, unlike anything ever seen on Earth. Cut off from the outside world, the townsfolk struggle to keep from breaking down, making themselves an enemy as lethal as the things in the mist outside. Based on a novella by Stephen King, The Mist premieres on Spike TV June 22, 2017.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is on it's way to having one of the longest runs in sitcom history — and it hasn't lost any of its comedic edge shown in the self-produced pilot episode. With three of the cast members as writers on the show, It's Always Sunny is perfectly positioned to keep the content fresh and the characters consistent.
With the return of Better Call Saul also brings the return of Gustavo Fring. In this promo for the show, the Los Pollos Hermanos owner/meth kingpin releases a new employee video demonstrating proper communication skills while working at his chicken chain — we advise you play close attention. The former Breaking Bad star is set to appear in a multiple episodes of the AMC prequel when season three premieres April 10, 2017.
What a long, strange trip it's been. Dev is finally back home after traveling abroad to find things haven't stopped while he's been away. His personal life, family, and career are waiting for his attention. Aziz Ansari returns in the second season of Master of None, coming to Netflix May 12, 2017.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. Make sure you get the right one by trying out a Casper. This USA-made mattress is made up of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you don't get too hot. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest abodes. You get 100 nights to try it out, can return it for free if you're not satisfied, but if you are (and you probably will be), you can upgrade even further by grabbing some of the company's soft Supima cotton sheets and dual-layer pillows.
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There are few sneakers out there versatile enough to transition seamlessly from work to play. Enter Koio. Constructed using the finest Italian Vitello calf leather and made by hand in Italy, Koio's Capri low-top sneakers look as good paired with summer business attire as they do with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. All Koio shoes are crafted for comfort, lined with soft Italian calf leather, and the Capris are no exception. Constructed with lightweight, durable outsoles, these great-looking low-tops are now available in several new, limited-edition colors for spring.
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If you want to make one of the best television shows ever, you need to start with a pilot. The characters, the setting, the plot — all this needs to be established in a way that makes viewers want to tune in for the next episode. Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down Vince Gilligan's script for the pilot of Breaking Bad, and how it set up one of the best shows of television's Golden Age.
After seven seasons, it appears winter has officially come. In the first promo for the series finale of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, Cersei, and Daenerys Targaryen each take their seat at the head of their house but in the fight for the Iron Throne, their greatest threat won't be each other. The beginning of the end starts July 2016.
A new Internet will be built. Fraud will be perpetrated. Mansplaining will be mansplained. Honesty will be a little too honest, and Erlich's facial hair will change patterns on a regular basis. All in the fourth season of Silicon Valley. Mike Judge's surreal look at the world's tech hub returns to HBO April 23, 2017.
You've already met Ray Stussy. Now you get the first look at Ewan McGregor's second character, the successful, better-looking older brother Emmit. Neither of them cares for the other which will more than likely lead to one's demise. The third season picks up four years after the first, in a 2010 Minnesota and, like previous seasons is rumored to have connections to past seasons through returning characters. Along with McGregor and McGregor, Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also star when the series returns to FX April 19, 2017.
Even though Dennis did minor in psychology for one semester, when you're watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia great philosophical minds might not be the first thing you think of. Compare it to the works of German philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger and you might change your mind. In this video analysis of the FX series, CrackerJacked examines how the gang gets philosophical.
With opening credits like Stranger Things and Westworld, title sequences have become almost as important as the shows. But it wasn't alway this way. Until the mid-90s, they were just mere afterthoughts until software updates turned them into the works of art they are today.
Just when you thought it couldn't be done, it's been done — they've rebooted the future. Cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 is being brought back to life and is heading for Netflix. Original creator Joel Hodgson is joined by Jonah Ray and Felicia Day for 14 new episodes of B-grade sci-fi film classics.The series premieres April 14, 2017.
In live television, the clock is your greatest enemy. SNL has been doing live sketch comedy for over 42 years, and they've mastered the art of getting actors into and out of costumes in a commercial break. Kate McKinnon's recent appearance required going from a simple suit-and-tie to prosthetics and makeup for a mermaid in the next sketch. SNL captured the behind-the-scenes rush to get Kate ready and back on stage in four minutes.
It's been a long, long time coming. Over 12 years, to be exact. Dave Chappelle is finally returning with two stand-up specials — Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin and Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas. Both will be airing together as one event where the comedian will cover everything from ISIS to O.J. Simpson. Welcome him back when the special airs March 21, 2017 on Netflix.
No, it's 1990. DisneyXD is bringing back Huey, Dewey, Louie and their great-uncle Scrooge McDuck for a DuckTales reboot. Along with the adventure-seeking family of ducks, you'll also see familiar faces like Launchpad McQuack, Duckworth, and Gyro Gearloose. The voice cast includes David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and SNL's Bobby Moynihan and will begin with a 21-episode first season this summer.
For his second Netflix series, David Fincher is bringing the Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit to the small screen. The story takes place in 1979 and follows two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, as they get inside the minds of imprisoned serial killers to try to solve ongoing cases. From the looks of the trailer and Fincher's stacked resume, the series has real True Detective potential — season one, obviously. Available for streaming October 2017.
Get ready, boils and ghouls: the Cryptkeeper is coming back. You can't die twice, and the iconic host of the original HBO series Tales from the Crypt is about to make a comeback. Director M. Night Shyamalan will help the reboot when it comes to TNT as part of their 2017 Horror Block.
Castle Rock has been the backdrop of many Stephen King novels — The Dead Zone, The Dark Half, and Needful Things. Now, the fictional Maine town is going to be the focal point of a Hulu series headed by the author and J.J. Abrams. The teaser doesn't give away much about what's to come, but with these two over the project, it'll likely be a must-watch.
Get your beakers, graduated cylinders, Erlenmeyer flasks, and safety googles ready — Bill Nye is back to save the world. In his new show, Bill, his correspondents, and some special guests break down some of the biggest topics in science. Bill Nye Saves the World premieres April 21, 2017 on Netflix.
Danny Rand has been away for a long, long time. Now he's back, and ready to wrest control of his family's company from the dark forces that have infiltrated it. Finn Jones stars in Iron Fist, the story of a boy presumed dead in a plane crash with his parents. Found alive by Buddhist monks, Danny trained as a kung-fu master with supernatural hands. The series completes the cast of The Defenders, with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil, and begins streaming on Netflix March 17, 2017.
This Halloween, Stranger Things is picking things up a year after Will's return, and there's no lack of 80s nostalgia. This 30 second teaser doesn't reveal much, other than Eleven will return and The Upside Down isn't quite done with Hawkins, Indiana. The second season will be ready for streaming October 31, 2017 on Netflix.
At the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Stranger Things was a winner. The cast took home the statue for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which was overshadowed by David Harbour's acceptance speech. In these black-and-white times of extreme polarization, Harbour made an impassioned plea to come together to find a gray area of common ground.
This is it: the last season of the best show on TV you probably haven't watched. Kevin and the rest of the residents of Mapleton, NY are looking for signs of the end of purgatory on earth, and closure is definitely near. HBO's The Leftovers wraps up its third season on April 16, 2017.
Not wanting to be outdone by mere ninja warriors, Netflix is launching its own competitive obstacle course show. Olympic medalists, pro ice climbers, and over one hundred other athletes from around the globe take on an obstacle course called the Beast in an insane test of strength, dexterity, and endurance. Ultimate Beastmaster comes to Netflix February 24, 2017.
Netflix's new eight part documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design follows eight creative thinkers through their philosophy and creative process to the end product — from cars to photographs to shoes. Each episode is a free-standing documentary from a different director, and hopes to relieve the boredom found so often in other design documentaries: unintelligible conversations, long shots of a sculpture or building, and not much else. Abstract comes to Netflix on February 10, 2017.
In 2017, HBO's biggest shows are gearing up to return. There's the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the fourth season of Silicon Valley, and the long-awaited return of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Oh, and that British guy's back to scream at us about the end of the world. The fourth season of Last Week Tonight begins February 12, 2017.
Drew Barrymore becomes a vigilante zombie after an unexpected transformation gives her a thirst for blood. The realtor turned walker woke up one morning undead, forcing her husband Timothy Olyphant to aid her in her cannibalistic ways. It's ok if you only eat bad people, right? The series premieres February 3, 2017 on Netflix.