BGN TV Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Speakeasies and Solitary Confinement

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT Who is the gargoyle king? That's the question I should be asking but I got distracted by. Welcome to another episode of Riverdale. The show has reverted to a slower pace after last week. Which is much welcomed. I could actually focus on the plot, which is chugging along nicely. There are actually...

BGN TV Review: ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

  Sabrina The Teenage Witch is the newest Archie Comic to get the so-called Riverdale treatment, although to mixed effects in Netflix’s upcoming The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) lives in the forest town of Greendale with her Aunts Zelda (Miranda Otto) Hilda (Lucy Davis), and cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) in their...

BGN TV Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Breakfast Club Backstory

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT Last week, Bughead fans freaked out over a scripted kiss between Jughead and Ethel and sent threats to the actress. The scene is conspicuously missing from last week’s recap. I’m officially counting down the seasons until Barchie (ugh) becomes a thing. This week is finally, the much-vaunted flashback fan service episode! Bad...

Review: ‘I Feel Bad’ is Both a Foot Forward and Steps Back

“Would you do me?” Emet Kamala-Sweetzer (Sarayu Blue) asks her much-younger, all-male team of video game developers after her dad groped her butt mistakenly thinking Emet was her mom. From there, the pilot's discussion quickly devolves into an ageist muddle as Emet tries to boost her 40-something self-esteem through the 20-somethings who work for...

BGN TV Review: ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

  Satan’s current pop culture moment continues in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Set in a vague present or near future, nuclear war has broken out and devastated the planet. Except for a series of secret bunkers owned by a group called The Cooperative, where the rich and...

BGN TV Review: ‘Outlander’ has the Frasers in America, Are You Ready?

Warning: Spoilers ahead! Season four of Outlander returned with Jamie and Claire Fraser in America, making their way up the southern colonies. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan once again take up their roles as the steamiest coupling on cable. However, after the problematic depictions of Black slaves and people of color in season three, it...

BGN TV Review: ‘Deutschland 86’

Written by: Utibe Gautt Ate @utibegauttate “We always believed that we were the better Germany, anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, egalitarian. Well, socialist.” However, “...our reality has traveled so far from our ideals, I no longer recognize my country,” said Tina Fischer (Fritzi Haberlandt). She is one of the most captivating characters from this season’s Deutschland 86. The program is...

BGN TV Review: ‘Kidding’

Welcome to Pickle Barrel Falls, home of Mr. Pickles and the “Puppet Time” family of edutainment. It is here in this idyllic, technicolor dreamscape where we learn about real-life things like trauma, grief, post-traumatic psychosis, nihilism, and a host of other family situations nobody has any idea how to deal with. Not even beloved...

Review: Hulu Horror ‘Into the Dark: New Year, New You’

 By: Tejah Wilson New Year, New You is the newest episode of the Hulu horror anthology series Into the Dark. Produced by Blumhouse Television, Into the Dark features a new “super-sized episode” every month. Each episode of the series centers on a holiday found in the month the episode is released on. This month’s episode is...

BGN TV Review: ‘Imperfect’

Imperfect might have audiences feeling like they are watching a television commercial instead of an engaging and entertaining program. This is partly due to the concept of the short episode that the series adheres to and very closely. But it is also partially due to the quick pace nature of the seemingly banal situations...