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.
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.
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.
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Grab your swords, fill your flagon with wine, and make sure your dragons are fed. HBO finally released a glimpse of the first half of the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Winter finally comes in July 2017.
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.
The Pied Piper crew is returning but possibly not as a complete unit. The first teaser for the fourth season opens up with Richard quitting to pursue building a new Internet. From the sound of the garage scream session, maybe it turns out to be a better idea than we're imagining. The series returns April 23, 2017, on HBO.
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.
Guy Richie's 2000 cult-classic Snatch is coming to Sony's Crackle network as a multi-part TV series. A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truck full of gold bullion, and get thrust into London's criminal underground. Snatch stars Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame and releases on March 17, 2017.
During a crime wave, a near-miss with a gang of criminals leaves a young man with shards of his smartphone lodged in his brain. Coming out of his coma, he realizes the accident has given him the power to see and hear electronic communications — a sort of living NSA dragnet. Maisie Williams and Bill Milner star in iBoy, coming to Netflix January 27, 2017.
With such an honest and friendly face, who wouldn't try the new curly fries from Los Pollos Hermanos? But if you're going to complain, be sure to do it when Gus isn't there. The beloved villain from Breaking Bad looks poised to make an appearance in the third season of Better Call Saul, before an unfortunate wheelchair bomb incident took half his face and the rest of his life.
Last night, Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. And in true Fallon fashion, the late night host had to break out in song. The La La Land-inspired cold opening paid tribute to the night's big nominees with a musical number featuring Jon Snow, Dolores, and a special guest all the way from the Upsidedown.
Jason Momoa keeps his savage Game of Thrones persona as the Khal of Canada for a new Netflix series. Set in the 1700s, it centers around the North American fur trade, namely the Hudson's Bay Company. Momoa portrays Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw working to take down the company's monopoly on the trade with a lot of blood and death. Sound familiar? Already renewed for a second season, Frontier will be ready for streaming January 20, 2017.
It's only fitting that Seinfeld — the show about nothing — had a theme song that was basically nothing. Composer Jonathan Wolff, who has written theme songs for over 44 shows, not only created the theme, but played slight variations thereof for every episode to match the flow of Jerry's opening monologue. Wolff describes his process for creating the iconic music, and how it almost didn't make it into the show.
It looks like 2017 is coming in with a bang. Starting things off will be a gritty new miniseries starring Tom Hardy, created by the actor, his father Chips, and Steven Knight. It follows drifter James Keziah Delaney who returns after his father's death to take on the family shipping empire, as well as the East India Company. Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the eight-part series will air on BBC One in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2017, and luckily for us, on FX beginning January 10th.