Now and Then season finale sizzles with classy trash [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆

Apple TV+ murder mystery Now and Then draws to a simmering close this week. Pedro has lost his campaign, but there’s always more to lose. Ana is ready to turn on him. Sofia’s troubles catch up with her. Marcos suspects his father. Flora suspects her best friend. Hugo suspects Sofia. And there’s only an hour … Read more

Home builds bigger in dispiriting second season [Apple TV+ review] ★★½

Apple TV+ documentary series Home returns Friday for a second season of wonky architecture and human interest stories. The streamer is banking on the beauty of accessibility as spectacle and drama to bring audiences back for more feel-good TV. The houses the series showcases look glorious, to be sure. But the stories are meant to … Read more

For All Mankind season 3 premiere embraces schlock and awe [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆

Apple TV+ alt-history space saga For All Mankind splashes down in the go-go ’90s in its not-really-merited third season. After another decadal jump, Nirvana is king, Bill Clinton is running for office, and we’re apparently going to Mars. This show’s absurd single-mindedness has not been softened by its premature renewal for a fourth season, by … Read more

Physical serves up a second season of bouncy self-loathing [Apple TV+ recap]

Apple TV+ just fired up another season of Physical, its antisocial character study about a would-be aerobics instructor/gritter/star. Let’s see if the show learned anything from season one’s imbalances and split-personality. Sheila Rubin, the wannabe workout queen played by Rose Byrne, is still talking to herself about the filth that is humanity, and everyone’s outfits … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 8 review: Penultimate tensions hit their peak

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ In the eighth episode of the Halo TV series, the tension across the main cast finally stops building. Instead, we get an explosion as sides are chosen and passions inflamed. It’s not exactly where I thought the show was headed, but it works well enough, and I’m more invested than ever … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 7 review: Pruning the plotlines

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ As the first season of the Halo TV series begins to draw to a close, the show dedicates a whole episode to dealing with characters and plotlines across Insurrectionist-controlled Madrigal. Despite some wariness at an episode that doesn’t really feature the UNSC or Covenant, it ends up wrapping things up well, … Read more

Halo Infinite Season 2: All known issues, bugs, and workarounds

Source: Xbox Game Studios After a lengthy first season, Halo Infinite Season 2 has finally gone live. The season introduces two new maps and three new game modes to the Halo Infinite multiplayer experience, and also includes plenty of new cosmetics for players to earn as they relentlessly slay each other. Unfortunately, the launch of … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 6 review: Secrets are revealed

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ Six episodes in, the Halo TV series has gained a consistent stride and pattern, with this sixth episode bringing us the realistic fallout of last episode’s battle. Physical wounds are healed as the Spartans rest up, while other psychological wounds continue to fester and burrow, with the tension between Master Chief … Read more

Call of Duty Season 3: Everything we know about the Classified Arms update

Source: Activision The multiple studios behind Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific have officially released the Season 3 roadmap for the popular franchise. Like with the previous seasons, players can expect a collection of brand-new content along with a new Battle Pass and limited-time events to keep the first-person shooter fresh. Season 3 has … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 5 review: The action finally arrives

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ The fifth episode of the Halo TV series takes almost everything we’ve loved about the series so far — diving into who the Spartans really are, mounting tension between Master Chief and his handles, excellent action sequences — and brings it all together into what is the strongest episode of the … Read more