TV renewal tease: The Brink



It’s one thing when a TV show just gets unceremoniously cancelled. It’s entirely another when a show you like is declared “safe” and gets renewed for another season… only to have the network pull out the proverbial rug from under you. Seriously, HBO… why did you renew and then renege on the brilliant, satirical The Brink?


Lunchtable TV Talk: Hemlock Grove

Halloween in New York

It’s a stretch and a pain to watch the third and final season of Hemlock Grove, recently released in its entirety on Netflix. I feel like I already invested in the two previous seasons, so now I just have to finish. It’s just *not* good.

I had some reactions to the first season (positive), but it’s progressively dumber.

I suppose this sort of timing is typical. Just before Halloween. Trying to be spooky and freaky. But it’s just boring and stupidly… self-involved. (I don’t even know how to explain what I mean.) I just started the third season, so maybe it will get better and remind me why I slogged my way through the other two. But starting this tonight, as I struggle to sleep with a sinus headache and stuffy nose, I hope it gets better.