Squid Game Spoiler Wrap-Up

With the plot and pacing of Squid Game taking its time to get to the second game, it hasn’t let up since. Episode 6 is the first time it felt like the show breathed and ended my night of bingeing. People wonder how they’d fare in these games. Red Light, Green Light is easy enough….

‘You’ Confidently Strides Into Its Third Season

Read The Excellent Season One Review! Every storytelling mark You gracefully hits in its season three premiere is so clear and unfussy. This is a show made by an experienced and diverse group of people who have experience in other shows about serial killers (Think if Dexter had a Mindhunter Bookclub with Prodigal Son and…

Think It’s Too Late To Get Into Squid Game? It Has Been Waiting For You.

Who would’ve thought 1 1/2 years into the pandemic we’d get another pandemic sized Netflix hit? Netflix sure hoped so. The most interesting thing so far about Squid Game is that it writes its premise from a character rather than plot approach. This alone lifts it above its predecessors and inspirations. Battle Royale chiefly among…

Charlie Kaufman and Ian Reid help me “think of ending things”

“I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to the algorithm.” Kingston author Ian Reid said upon reviewing the successful adaptation of his work, the latest head trip from Academy Award Winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is my brother’s favourite screenwriter though I always preferred Kaufman’s twin brother Donald. Most of his tales never venture…

In Its Third Season, Ozark Threatens to Become a Good Show

Ozark, a show that started off as a poor man’s Breaking Bad with worse acting and a lot worse writing, has a lot of angles and plot pivots to play in Season Three. None get more mileage than the modern marital fears of Boomers/ Gen X. I include the label because I was surprised how many…