Pop Culturing is an ongoing weekly column that looks at new television, film and music and their place in the larger cultural conversation.



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Pop Culturing: Quibi Launches Quick Bite TV in a World Hungry for a Meal

Pop Culturing: Quibi Launches Quick Bite TV in a World Hungry for a Meal

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 6
As the streaming wars heat up, Quibi, a new and edgy competitor to Netflix and other companies, enters the ring this week at an unfortunate time.

Pop Culturing: 'Little Fires Everywhere,' with Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington, has too Much on Its Mind

Pop Culturing: 'Little Fires Everywhere,' with Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington, has too Much on Its Mind

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 17
Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere," starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, has the hallmarks of an important show as it tackles some intense issues like class, race, and motherhood, but it is trapped by its conventionality.

Pop Culturing: 'Westworld' Season 3 Leaves the Theme Park but Brings its Baggage

Pop Culturing: 'Westworld' Season 3 Leaves the Theme Park but Brings its Baggage

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 13
In its third installment, HBO's popular "Westworld," which debuts March 15, ditches its theme park for a futuristic L.A. world. But the dystopian A.I. drama doesn't get rid of the problems that has long plagued the series.

Pop Culturing: Alex Garland's 'Devs,' on Hulu, is a Religious Experience

Pop Culturing: Alex Garland's 'Devs,' on Hulu, is a Religious Experience

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
"Devs," the new conspiracy/neo-tech thriller from filmmaker Alex Garland, is an ambitious and accomplished new series and the best TV show of 2020 so far.

Pop Culturing: Jason Segel's 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' Aims Big but Narrowly Misses the Mark

Pop Culturing: Jason Segel's 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' Aims Big but Narrowly Misses the Mark

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
With an all-star cast, "Dispatches from Elsewhere," a new quirky anthology series starring and created by Jason Segel that's debuting Sunday on AMC, is admirable and ambitious but fails to fully connect.

Pop Culturing: Zoë Kravitz Shines in Hulu's Delightful 'High Fidelity' Series

Pop Culturing: Zoë Kravitz Shines in Hulu's Delightful 'High Fidelity' Series

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 19
Zoë Kravitz is given a platform to showcase her acting chomps in Hulu's delightful take on iconic novel/film, "High Fidelity," which is now streaming.

Pop Culturing: Netflix's Haunting 'Locke & Key' Can't Figure Out What it Wants to be

Pop Culturing: Netflix's Haunting 'Locke & Key' Can't Figure Out What it Wants to be

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 6
Too kiddie to be an adult drama and too intense to be a children's show, Netflix's adaptation of "Locke & Key," based on the beloved comic series, is no "Stranger Things" and no "The Haunting of Hill House."

Pop Culturing: Rosario Dawson Dazzles in the Twisty Neo-Noir 'Briarpatch'

Pop Culturing: Rosario Dawson Dazzles in the Twisty Neo-Noir 'Briarpatch'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 5
For all of its twists, turns and slick style, Rosario Dawson proves to be the best thing about USA's new anthology series "Briarpatch."

Pop Culturing: 'Grace and Frankie' Season 6 — Rinse, Recycle, Repeat

Pop Culturing: 'Grace and Frankie' Season 6 — Rinse, Recycle, Repeat

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 15
The penultimate season of Netflix's long-running sitcom, "Grace and Frankie," offers nothing new.

Pop Culturing: RuPaul's Netflix Show 'AJ and the Queen' is a Bumpy Ride

Pop Culturing: RuPaul's Netflix Show 'AJ and the Queen' is a Bumpy Ride

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 11
RuPaul's scripted new series "AJ and the Queen," now on Netflix, is part road trip comedy and part 80s after school special.

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