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: Cupid's Arrow Hits & Misses Amazon's Starry Anthology Series 'Modern Love'

Pop Culturing: Cupid's Arrow Hits & Misses Amazon's Starry Anthology Series 'Modern Love'

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
The New York Times's popular "Modern Love" column is turned into an anthology series for Amazon, featuring big names like Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel and more.

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

Pop Culturing: In HBO's 'Watchmen,' a Timely Tale Told

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 17
Damon Lindelof's adaptation of the "Watchmen" comic series for HBO is a thoughtful and timely drama that's more about race, identity, and America's painful history than cape-wearing superheroes.

Pop Culturing: In its Ambitious Final Season, 'Mr. Robot' has a Thrilling & Rewarding Send Off

Pop Culturing: In its Ambitious Final Season, 'Mr. Robot' has a Thrilling & Rewarding Send Off

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 4
After a year off, "Mr. Robot" returns for its fourth and final season, reminding us why it's one of the best TV shows of the decade.

Pop Culturing: 'The Good Place' Says Goodbye with a Lackluster Season 4

Pop Culturing: 'The Good Place' Says Goodbye with a Lackluster Season 4

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 27
"The Good Place" returns for its fourth and final season, which continues to spin its wheels in lieu of heading towards a conclusion.

Pop Culturing: With 'The Politician,' Ryan Murphy Plants His Flag in Netflix

Pop Culturing: With 'The Politician,' Ryan Murphy Plants His Flag in Netflix

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
"The Politician" — a comedy that follows a high school student through the ebbs and flows of becoming student body president with his sights ultimately set on the White House — is Ryan Murphy's first project for Netflix.

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Deuce' Climaxes & Finishes with Porn in the 80s

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Deuce' Climaxes & Finishes with Porn in the 80s

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 6
With the third season of "The Deuce," HBO's New York City and porn history drama, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, comes to an end.

Pop Culturing: 'Are You the One' & 'The Real World' are the Queerest TV Shows You're Not Watching

Pop Culturing: 'Are You the One' & 'The Real World' are the Queerest TV Shows You're Not Watching

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 30
MTV's "Are You the One?" and "The Real World: Atlanta" are changing the game when it comes to LGBTQ representation. Here's why you should be watching.

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

Pop Culturing: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' with Kirsten Dunst, is a Bonkers Ride

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
"On Becoming a God in Central Florida," starring Kirsten Dunst and debuting on Showtime Sunday, is a twisted take on the American dream.

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' is Another Solid Entry in the Danny McBride Universe

Pop Culturing: HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' is Another Solid Entry in the Danny McBride Universe

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 16
"The Righteous Gemstones," which airs Sunday on HBO and stars John Goodman, is Danny McBride's newest comedy about an over-the-top televangelist family.

Pop Culturing: It's All Out War in 'Succession' Season 2

Pop Culturing: It's All Out War in 'Succession' Season 2

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 12
In the second season of HBO's "Succession," which debuts Friday, the Roy family is at war; with each other and the world around them.

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