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**Turn back if you’re afraid of spoilers** What makes a bad man and what makes a good one? Last night’s “Twin Peaks” had this question on its mind in a somewhat meandering hour (the shortest episode to date) that offered some answers, raised more questions, and after a handful of frustrating pit stops along a rich narrative highway, locked into a surprisingly emotional third act that felt like the show at its best, all while examining violence and misogyny against women. Continue reading ‘Twin Peaks’: “Hello, Johnny, How Are You Today?” [Episode 10] at The Playlist.

**Spoilers ahead** After being off last Sunday following the most bonkers, far-reaching, and mythology heavy episode of the show to date, “Twin Peaks” returned last night with an offering that had no choice but to feel normal by comparison. Relatively normal, that is, with an hour that managed to be both heartbreaking and humorous, a gentle balancing act of an episode that most resembled the tone of the first season since the revival started. Continue reading ‘Twin Peaks’: The Search For The Zone [Episode 9] at The Playlist.

The Bingeworthy Breakdown is an occasional look at new and returning TV shows. An estimated 500 seasons of scripted TV will air in 2017, and we’re here to help you sort the must-sees from the can-skips, because life is way too short, and Peak TV way too crowded, for investing in a show you’re not going to love. This week, we explore Netflix’s “Gypsy,” starring Naomi Watts, which hit the streaming service on June 30th. Continue reading ‘Gypsy’ With Naomi Watts Is A Lacklustre Soap Opera [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown] at The Playlist.

Precocious child geniuses have become every bit as cliché and hackneyed a Hollywood trope as the single mother who has to work in a diner to support her family or the grizzled cop who, with one day left before retirement, uncovers a labyrinthine mystery that goes all the way to the top. With Colin Trevorrow‘s “The Book of Henry,” the precocious child genius trope is fully exploited, embellished and embroidered upon, to the point that, if there was never another precocious child genius in a movie again, that’d be just fine. Continue reading ‘The Book Of Henry’ Is The Ultimate Precocious Child Genius Movie [Review] at The Playlist.

**Spoilers ahead** I’ll put this out there right now: recapping or reviewing “Twin Peaks” is becoming increasingly difficult. Obviously, there’s a lot of weird things going on, so I thought I’d try a different, more streamlined approach. Here’s a few highlights from Sunday’s sixth episode, and as an overview, it should be said “Twin Peaks” is starting to find a groove and is becoming slightly less… strange. Continue reading ‘Twin Peaks’: Diane Revealed & More Strange Highlights [Episode 6] at The Playlist.

Before the month is out Netflix has yet another prestige piece of programming that’ll be ready for your binge-watching needs. But it’s one that seems a bit pulpier than recent fare like “Bloodline” and “House Of Cards.” “Fifty Shades Of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson brings some of the flavor of that erotica franchise over to “Gypsy,” which follows a Manhattan therapist whose methods cross some seriously (and sexy!) ethical lines. Continue reading Naomi Watts Is Overcome By Desire In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Gypsy’ at The Playlist.