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Backers On The Back Burner

You’ve almost certainly heard the news by now. Oculus VR, the company behind the ever popular and impressive Oculus Rift, was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. (More precisely, for $400 million and $1.6 million in stock options, but who’s counting.) That is, if you can’t recall, twice as much as they dished out for […]

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Transparent Pilot Review: So Clearly

The title of Jill Soloway’s Transparent, another of Amazon’s second slate of pilots, works on a few levels. The first is quite obvious (hint: it’s a word) and the second works as a play on the tagline of the show, but the third is perhaps most important. On the outset, Transparent looks to be another […]

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The After Pilot Review: Something Strange

Of all the Amazon pilots, my expectations were highest were for The After. Well, perhaps not expectations, but certainly my hopes. Written and directed by The X-Files creator Chris Carter, it attempts to delve back into his cozy home of supernatural shenanigans. Unfortunately, this pilot is more of a mishmash of poorly cobbled tropes and […]

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