Seth Cardin Author

Seth's academic background is in cultural, literary, and film studies, and he loves applying it to popular culture to see what kind of crazy claims he can come up with.

The Young Pope Episode 2: Pope Pius XIII should probably work on his people skills

Spoilers are ahead for Episode 2 of HBO’s The Young Pope, so if you aren’t caught up yet, feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can use the time to...

The Young Pope Review: HBO’s controversial new series is delightfully decadent

Spoilers are ahead for the premiere episode of HBO’s The Young Pope, so if you aren’t caught up yet, feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting –...

Lamenting The OA: Netflix’s biggest missed opportunity of 2016

Spoilers ahead for the first season of Netflix’s The OA, so if you aren’t caught up, feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can use the time to...

2016 Television Year in Review: 10 shows worth talking about

In our 2016 Television Year in Review, we take a look at the shows we covered and rank them accordingly. Be advised that each entry will include spoilers (some mild, some...

The Walking Dead: War looms on the horizon in mid-season finale

Spoilers ahead for the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, so if you aren’t caught up with “Hearts Still Beating,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting...

Westworld finale brings everything together with style, beauty, and bombast

Spoilers ahead for the Season 1 finale of Westworld, so if you aren’t caught up with “The Bicameral Mind,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can...

The Walking Dead: Negan exerts his supremacy (again) in “Sing Me a Song”

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of The Walking Dead, so if you aren’t caught up with “Sing Me a Song,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can...

Week 9 Westworld Roundup: Which theories are the best, and which need to be put to rest?

If the prevalence of rampant speculation and crackpot online theories is any metric of gauging the popularity of a given TV show, then HBO’s Westworld is surely the most popular...

Westworld amazes and confounds with penultimate “Well-Tempered Clavier”

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Westworld, so if you aren’t caught up with “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I...

The Walking Dead continues to underwhelm with “Swear”

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of The Walking Dead, so if you aren’t caught up with “Swear,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can use the...

Week 8 Westworld Roundup: Which theories are the best, and which need to be put to rest?

If the prevalence of rampant speculation and crackpot online theories is any metric of gauging the popularity of a given TV show, then HBO’s Westworld is surely the most popular...

Westworld drops its most perplexing episode to date with “Trace Decay”

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Westworld, so if you aren’t caught up with “Trace Decay,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can use the...

The Walking Dead returns to mediocrity with “Go Getters”

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of The Walking Dead, so if you aren’t caught up with “Go Getters,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can use...

Week 7 Westworld Roundup: Which theories are the best, and which need to be put to rest?

If the prevalence of rampant speculation and crackpot online theories is any metric of gauging the popularity of a given TV show, then HBO’s Westworld is surely the most popular...

Westworld Review: Ford confirms one of the show’s most enduring theories

Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Westworld, so if you aren’t caught up with “Trompe L’Oeil,” feel free to take care of that now. I’m fine waiting – I can...