Hap and Leonard Season 2 Review

by Matthew Thompson

The titular pair in Hap and Leonard are a bit of an odd couple. Leonard – a gay, black Vietnam vet – and Hap – a white man who skipped the war as a conscientious objector – were brought together as youngsters by a mutual tragedy. Their divergent paths in the time since haven’t broken the bonds of their friendship. It is this relationship that Hap and Leonard was built upon in its first season and that continues to be the case in Season 2 despite telling a fairly different kind of story Continue reading


Rectify Season 1 Review

by Matthew Thompson (Images-SundanceTV. The Rectify website can be found here)

(This review contains no major spoilers and mainly focuses on the premise and characters of Rectify, so is a safe read for those who have not yet watched the show.)

With network season behind us save a few stragglers that will be dipping into June, I finally have the time to catch up on some shows that I missed the first time around. One that really caught my eye this past year was Rectify. When 2013 came to an end it found itself dotted across many year-end Best of TV lists. Now that I’ve had the chance to watch the first season of the critically acclaimed drama, it is easy to see why. Sundance really struck gold with their first original series on the network Continue reading