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How To Stream Devs, The Best Sci-Fi Show On Television Right Now

There's plenty of decent science fiction to stream on TV during this trying time of self-isolation, whether you're interested in the near-future body-swapping of HBO's Westworld Season 3 or the slightly-less-near-future body-swapping of Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2. But chances are you're missing out on the best sci-fi show to hit the airwaves (or, in this case, streaming world) in years: FX's Devs.

Yes, Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2 Has A Much Different Vibe

Altered Carbon, which we called "a cyberpunk masterpiece" in our Season 1 review over two years ago, is back on Netflix for a long-awaited second season. And those who have already spun up the show for another go have likely noticed that the vibe is pretty different from Season 1. Gone are the trappings and tropes of a future-noir gumshoe mystery with a brooding protagonist and neon-soaked gutters; instead, Season 2 is a more straightforward action thriller.

The Witcher's Confusing Timelines, Explained

Netflix's The Witcher series faced some incredibly difficult challenges on its journey from the pages of Andrzej Sapkowski's original short stories and books to the small and large screens of 2019. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich needed to attempt to please not just fans of the decades-old source material, but also players of the tremendously popular Witcher video games, who are devoted to a completely different set of Witcher stories that the show would not be addressing.

HBO's Watchmen: Damon Lindelof Addresses Show's Controversial Politics

Spend any amount of time on the Watchmen subreddit or reading what people are saying about the show on Twitter, and you'll see a common criticism coming from disgruntled fans: that Watchmen is too political, or that it espouses the "wrong" politics. But in the final episode of HBO's official Watchmen podcast, which went up after the show's final episode aired, Lindelof says he believes the show's politics are true to the original comics.

The Expanse Season 4 Explores A Bloody New Frontier

When last we left the crew of the Rocinante and The Expanse's other characters--a full year and a half ago, in June 2018--humanity was united in wonder at the opening of the "ring gates" and the expansion of the accessible universe to include countless previously unknown, fully habitable planets. That's a giant leap for mankind, but in The Expanse Season 4, the characters we love will take just one small step: They'll explore a single new world on which much of the new season's story will hinge.

The Witcher Saga Is An Unwieldy Story. Here's How Netflix Made It Work

The saga of The Witcher is not an easy one to adapt. The Witcher games (with which you're no doubt familiar) had it simpler--as sequels to the original novels, they simply built on the foundation that author Andrzej Sapkowski laid down years ago. To adapt the book series--a hodgepodgey web of short stories and novels--into hour-long TV episodes with a trio of protagonists and a cohesive narrative throughline is a significantly different story.
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Get Out Review

Throughout most of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, all the way up to its final act, you keep waiting for the metaphorical pointed white hoods to come out -- for the movie’s awkward social racism to transition to violent, overt racism. But while there is something sinister behind the Armitage family’s accepting facade, the party they throw when daughter Rose (Allison Williams) brings home her black boyfriend Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is not a secret white power rally.

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'Captain America: Civil War' Proves Marvel is King of Character Development

Captain America: Civil War, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is less predictable than the last one, the lightweight if fun Ant-Man, and makes a hell of a lot more sense than the last big one, the bloated The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But it took a tweet for me to realize what I really love about Civil War and what Marvel has managed to do over the last eight years: These films do character development better than any others in the superhero genre.

I'm Not Watching 'Game of Thrones' Anymore, and It's a Huge Relief

I first read A Game of Thrones five years ago. A girl I had a crush on gave it to me and told me she was obsessed with it. We’re still dating today. I loved the books more than I’d ever loved any fiction before. They had everything I wanted. When the show Game of Thrones premiered I thought it was basically the perfect adaptation, a thing I’m a stickler for. It did everything right. It all became weirdly important to me; I got two Game of Thrones tattoos, and I even made a good amount of money writing about the series. But things have changed, and I’m giving up. I refuse to watch Game of Thrones season 6. And it feels really, really good.

I'm Sick of Superheroes, But Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' is Totally My Jam

I never liked superheroes that much. I’ve enjoyed most of the Marvel movies of the last several years (especially Guardians of the Galaxy, which is really more a space adventure than a superhero flick), but in a casual way: I pay my money, munch some popcorn and get swept up in the adventures of Captain America or Thor, and there’s already something else on my mind by the time I leave the theater. Jessica Jones, though, I’ll be thinking about for a long, long time.

How Stephen Falk Makes Terrible People Lovable in 'You're the Worst'

You’re the Worst is especially poignant for viewers who live in or near LA, but I think it can be enjoyed by anyone who’s cynical enough that they’ve ever considered stealing still-wrapped gifts from a wedding out of spite. That’s one way, in the very first scene of its pilot episode, the FX-cum-FXX show initially drew me in: by showing that your world won’t implode if you embrace those shitty urges once in a while.

Suck It, 'Game of Thrones' Readers: Your Superiority Complex Has Come To An End

Five years of living high on the Westerosi hog is about to come crashing down around Game of Thrones’ most fervent fans. The show has caught up with the A Song of Ice and Fire books, and no one knows what’s going to happen next. Book readers have been living in the light of knowledge for five seasons, and now they’re all being slowly plunged into darkness. I’m one of them, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it.

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'Sons of Anarchy's' Jimmy Smits Talks Nero's 'Turn' as Finale Nears

Sons of Anarchy‘s Nero Padilla isn’t the type of character you expect to stick around for long. When he was introduced in the fifth season of the hit FX drama, the pimp and ex-gangbanger seemed destined for a violent end. Getting with Gemma (Katey Sagal) in a world where Clay (Ron Perlman) was still alive wasn’t a wise move, after all. Now, at the end of Season 6, Clay’s gone and Nero has worked his way into SAMCRO’s heart.

Review | 'Ender's Game'

What happens when the war is over? That’s one question at the heart of Ender’s Game, whose eponymous protagonist remains “the hero” even as his actions veer toward villainy. The film erects some big dilemmas regarding culpability and preventative violence, but declines to offer up any real answers with the omission of a few integral plot points. The characters draw their own conclusions, and the audience is left to pick sides. Technically, Ender’s Game is exactly the right kind of adaptation.

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We rank the 100 best 'Key & Peele' sketches … so far

“Key & Peele” fans know that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s genius knows no bounds, which is what made the task of compiling their 100 best sketches on their Comedy Central series so daunting. The show’s four seasons so far span dozens of hours and hundreds of bits, from full-length epics like “Flicker” to the understated moment when a man who knows he’s about to die decides to pour an abnormal amount of sugar into his coffee — because why not?

'The Walking Dead' cast and producers 'excited' to cast Shiva and Jesus

“The Walking Dead” is about to enter its fifth season, and the show has continually strayed further and further from the comic books on which it’s based. Here and there it has nods to the source material, and many of the characters are similar, but everyone involved agrees that the books and the show are on two very different trajectories. Nevertheless, there are characters and plots from the books that are guaranteed to make it into the show.

'The Walking Dead' Season 5: Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney understand Daryl and Beth 'shippers

“The Walking Dead” Season 4 was filled with interesting character moments for much of the show’s cast, especially Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon). They were forced together by circumstance after the group was ousted from their safe haven in the prison, and as their relationship evolved some fans began to hope for a romantic spark between the two.

'Under The Dome': Rachelle Lefevre thinks Julia will solve the mystery

If there’s one character on “Under The Dome” who has a chance of figuring out exactly what the alien-seeming dome is, it’s Rachelle Lefevre‘s Julia Shumway. The newspaper editor is inquisitive, to say the least, and she seems to be steadily digging her way through every plotline in the whole show — including eventually discovering the fate of her husband, which audiences have known since the show’s very first scene.

Comic-Con 2013: 'Supernatural' Season 9 preview, Felicia Day returns

The final day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 kicked off with demons and demon hunters as the “Supernatural” panel cast a spell over Hall H in the morning. Series stars Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Mark Sheppard (Crowley), and Misha Collins (Castiel) took the stage alongside Executive Producer and showrunner Jeremy Carver and Executive Producer Bob Singer. Felicia Day (Charlie Bradbury) made a delightful surprise appearance as well.

'Under the Dome' at Comic-Con: Full new episode answers some questions, raises more

Over the previous four episodes the residents of Chester’s Mill have attempted to adjust to life under the dome, an enigmatic and nearly impermeable barrier that inexplicably descended over the town in the first episode. Those not caught up on “Under the Dome,” or who would rather watch the episode unfold on-screen, should avoid the following plot spoilers and skip down to the panel recap below.

Comic-Con: Bryan Cranston gives Season 5 next episode and series finale preview

Fans were eager to catch a glimpse of the final eight episodes, and they were not disappointed. AMC showed the opening scene of the first episode that will air when the show returns on August 11. In the clip, the White family house is abandoned, teenagers using the now empty pool as a skate park. Walt, outside the house looks older, with a full beard and head of hair. His clothes are filthy and his car appears broken down. In the trunk is an arsenal including an assault rifle and crowbar.
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Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat discuss sex and awkward love in “Arrested Development” season 4

It’s been seven years since “Arrested Development’s” third season, and in the world inhabited by the Bluth family, just as much time will have passed when the series catches up with them in season 4. Michael Cera‘s George Michael and Alia Shawkat‘s Maeby Fünke are all grown up, and when IFC sat down with the actors behind the cousins-in-love during a recent press day with the cast, they said that their relationships with their family and with one another have changed in subtle ways.

Jason Bateman talks “Arrested Development” season 4, says “her?” like the good old days

“Arrested Development” is well known for its many recurring jokes, but few have stood the test of time as well as Michael Bluth’s continued disdain for his son’s girlfriend Ann. Though seven years have passed since “Arrested Development” went off the air, IFC learned firsthand that Jason Bateman can still deliver a “Her?” as well as ever. Watch the below video and see for yourself.

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Interview: Will Arnett Professes His Love For "Titanfall", Manages to Seem Even Cooler Than Previously Suspected

We've been to our fair share of cheesy celebrity endorsement events, but Microsoft's recent Titanfall play session with "Will Arnett and friends" was not that. The difference is simple: Will Arnett is actually a gamer, and Xbox is his console of choice. You could tell he was enjoying himself by the way he rushed back to his controller the second our interview was over.
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