If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of choice-based games. When I heard Netflix’s Black Mirror came out with an interactive episode, I was intrigued. However, as I completed all five endings, I began to feel like this piece of content wasn’t made for me.
Happy Saturday! Now I’m sure you’ve all already gotten your fill of Spiderman and Red Dead talk over the past couple of months, but hey! A girl’s gotta work her 9-5 and can’t exactly binge games during the work week. However, I think there’s still some stuff worth talking about in these games, especially after the hype has died down.
I went to PAX West for the first time this past weekend and had a beyond great time. My boyfriend was invited to speak on a panel about his unique job in games (more on that below) and I got to tag along and see what PAX West had to offer.
Major season two finals spoilers ahead
In the season two finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s revealed Commander Lawrence (head of the household Emily has been most recently assigned) is part of the resistance and helps his Handmaid’s and Holly/Nichole escape. But his eager helpfulness after a terrifying introduction just feels wrong.
In the Golden Age of TV, we have more critically acclaimed content than ever. With the increasing segmentation of audiences, showrunners no longer have to cater to the lowest common denominator and can write specific content for specific audiences. And with subscription based television, we’re treated to shows like Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale — two series that would never see the light of broadcast network in their current forms. And yet, with all this amazing TV surrounding us, Netflix’s season 2 of GLOW still shines as bright as its name.