Jason Parham writes about pop culture for WIRED.Across its mostly terrific eight-episode first season, which concluded Sunday, Levinson introduced explicitly hard-to-swallow themes—drug addiction, domestic abuse, the hazards of online hookups, pedophilia, depression—and didn't hold back with regard to the physical and psychological violence these issues havoced on his characters.
We assembled WIRED writers and editors Jason Kehe, Jason Parham, Peter Rubin, and Angela Watercutter to analyze all of the biggest themes of Marvel's franchise-defining movie.
Hot on the heels of the second trailer for Captain Marvel, Disney dropped the first trailer early Friday morning for what we now know is called Avengers: Endgame, the followup this spring's Thanos-kills-half-the-universe heart-stopper Avengers: Infinity War. And, to be honest, it's not quite the trailer everyone was expecting.Related StoriesAngela WatercutterIn Sheer Scope, Avengers: Infinity War Is an Unreplicable SuccessJason ParhamBlack Panther Is All a Superhero Movie Can Be, and MoreAngela WatercutterWhy Ant-Man and the Wasp's Heroine Is a Crystal Ball for MarvelFor one, it's got a little more heft than most early teasers, which tend to focus on dramatic shots and offer little plot.
Still, there’s another Atlanta episode in the Emmy running this year, one so stylistically at odds with “Teddy Perkins” that it proves just how elastic this show can be.Related StoriesPia CeresThe 15 New Fall Shows We're Most Excited AboutJason ParhamHow Atlanta, the Most Innovative Show on TV, Reinvented Itself AgainBrian RafteryI'm Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut VideoDirected by Donald Glover, and written by nominee Stefani Robinson, “Barbershop” opens with the increasingly fame-wary rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) slumped in a chair, awaiting the arrival of Bibby, his long-time barber.