WHAT’S STREAMING: Dark Tourist, Season 1

Dark Tourist hangs like a dark, earthy ornament carved of bone and drollery amongst the vast array of comedy shows on Netflix.  Our tour guide, David Farrier, seems to be an affable, thoughtful and gently curious man who despite seeing all the awfulness this world has to offer, stays open to what he’s experiencing. He is fallible. Sometimes awkward. And very dry. His humor seems to slip past many people he dips into the dark with. He speaks to people who live in some sad/terrifying/strange places and walks through them with some fellow tourists who are as effected as he is and some who are just asinine. People who are drawn to dark...

Part II, Interview with John Douglas and Mark Olsh...

MINDHUNTER John Douglas and Mark Olshaker October 24th, 2017 Gallery Books Media Tie-In edition   MINDHUNTER by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker gives an insider’s view of FBI’s elite serial crime unit. Douglas was the youngest agent not just as a lecturer at Quantico, but also at FBI Headquarters. His resume is impressive having spent four years in the military, holds numerous graduate degrees, was a member of the SWAT team, a hostage negotiator, and the FBI’s criminal profiler pioneer. With the bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, people are taken behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI...

Part I, Interview with John Douglas and Mark Olsha...

MINDHUNTER John Douglas and Mark Olshaker Gallery Books, Media Tie-In edition October 24th, 2017 MINDHUNTER a bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, take people behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI profilers gather up crime scene evidence to help predict the type of personality who commits serial murders. Through interviews with some of the most ghastly killers such as Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper, and the Son of Sam, to mention a few, Douglas determines their motives, attempting to figure out why they did what they did and why in such a particular manner. Elise Cooper: The Netflix show has...

Review of The Get Down, Season 1 (Netflix)

The Get Down Season 1 Sony Pictures Television Netflix The Get Down is a mess. It’s a fuzzy mish-mash of genres, chock full of things that make little to no sense. It attempts to lump together elements of superhero movies, musicals, kung-fu flicks, spaghetti westerns, 70’s Blaxploitation films, and god only knows what all else. It’s a fiction, but features exaggerated versions of real people…who are still alive, as are many that were active in the setting. This is expectedly problematic. In general, it’s a bit of a fucking disaster. But, if you can get your head out of your damn backpack, let go of concerns for things like ‘sense’ or...

Netflix’s ALTERED CARBON has star, director

Netflix is really stepping up in terms of original content. They are the current home for the wonderful Craig Johnson based LONGMIRE, HOUSE OF CARDS and two strong Marvel series with more to come. Now all of that is fine and dandy, but this next bit of news may be what gets me to finally commit. Netflix is developing Richard Morgan’s hard-boiled  cyberpunk novel ALTERED CARBON. Joel Kinnaman (THE KILLING, HOUSE OF CARDS) is set to star as Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier whose mind is put into a new body so he can be hired by the very rich Laurens Bancroft. In this future world, our minds can be backed up and put into new bodies. When...