About J. Ryan Parker

Killer Serials: MR. ROBOT, Season 1, Eps. 1-4

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Having wrapped up the third season of Orange is the New Black, Tony Jones and I have moved on to a new Killer Serial, Mr. Robot. Read on for our thoughts on the first four episodes. … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Stanford Prison Experiment

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If you're not familiar with the Stanford Prison Experiment, you'll be thrilled and riveted by the film of the same name. If you know about the infamous experiment, the film, while still engaging and disturbing, might leave you wanting more. … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3 Wrap-Up

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In this installment of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and I look back over season 3 of Orange is the New Black and discuss a few lingering and overarching themes. … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 10-13

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We're back with the latest installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones, and I discuss the final four episodes of Orange is the New Black, season 3. … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 7-9

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The next installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones and I discuss episodes 7-9 of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]

SENSE8 and the Politics of Watching TV

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The new Netflix series, Sense8 (by the Wachowski siblings) isn't a great series, but, set in the context of the ever-expanding television market, it is a must-watch series if you care about what type of content gets made.  … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 4-6

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Tony and I are back with the second installment of Killer Serials and a look at episodes four, five, and six of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]

True Detective, “The Western Book of the Dead” Post Mortem

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Given the ever-improving nature of television dramas, it's difficult to write confidently about a series after the pilot episode or to write off a series after a bad episode or two. How many people absolutely loved the first episode of The Wire? Writers and producers are playing a long game and people who reflect on the medium must adapt as well. Yet as a massive fan of the first season of True Detective, I wanted to weigh in on last night's second season premier, even though there's not much, in … [Read more...]


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