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'The Red Shadows' Episode 2: Clara's DNA Test Results Are In

Episode 2 of “The Red Shadows” (“Les Ombres Rouges”) is now available on Sundance Now. The compelling thriller continued its mysterious plunge into a family drama intertwined with a horrible crime. Before getting into any spoiler territory, let us do a slight overview of the facts so far.
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For 'Smallville' Fans, Star's 'Inside Of You' Podcast Is A Must

You will not find any reviews of podcasts on Eclectic Pop. Cue a quasi-exception for “Smallville” star, Michael Rosenbaum's podcast “Inside of You.” Fans of The WB turned CW series will recall that Rosenbaum magnificently portrayed Lex Luthor in the Superman prequel.
It has been nearly a decad…

TV Review: 'The Red Shadows' Season 1 Premiere Captivates

If you love French thrillers, then the Season 1 premiere of “The Red Shadows” (“Les Ombres Rouges”) will hook you almost instantly. Aurore Garnier Paoletti (Nadia Farès) is a police officer haunted by the abduction of her younger sister, Clara, and their mother’s subsequent murder decades ago. In …

When 'Unauthorized Living' Season 2 Premieres On Netflix

Brace yourself, “Unauthorized Living” (“Vivir sin permiso”) is returning to Netflix for Season 2, and the premiere date is right around the corner! After what feels like an eternity, fans anxious to see the next chapter in the riveting crime drama finally have a release date. When can you begin bi…

TV Review: How Is Netflix's 'The Bonfire Of Destiny' Season 1?

In “The Bonfire of Destiny” (“Le Bazar de la Charité”), three women’s destinies are irreversibly changed in the aftermath of a fire that rips through a charity bazaar in Paris. Streaming on Netflix, the show is based on the real-life tragedy that occurred in 1897. Using it as a backdrop (think “Ti…

TV Review: 'Thieves Of The Wood' Season 1 Netflix Premiere

“Thieves of the Wood” (“The Flemish Bandits”) is a historical drama recently released on Netflix. Set in the 18th century, the series opens its Season 1 premiere without pulling any punches. Humanity is in a dark period as debauchery takes center stage. It begins with a man (presumed to later be t…

TV Review: 'The Gift' ('Atiye') Season 1 Premiere On Netflix

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An artist, a mystery, and an unearthed archeological finding. Those are the main ingredients that comprise “The Gift.” A recently released Netflix original that already hints at a sprawling mythos in its Season 1 premiere. Atiye (Beren Saat) is a painter and part-time teacher working on her latest gallery exhibition in Istanbul when her life is changed.

Top 5 Most-Read Posts Of 2019: 'Black Spot' Takes Spotlight

The most-read content on Eclectic Pop during 2019 spoke to an intense interest in television. All five spots are taken by TV-centric posts. Interestingly, none of the shows that drew attention were on network television. Their U.S. presence is based entirely on streaming. As teased in the above ph…

Top 5 Most-Read TV Reviews Of 2019: 'High Seas' And More

TV reviews! A lot of them were published on Eclectic Pop in 2019. There was some more read than others, and in a highly competitive final five, the top spot saw a clear winner. Was it Netflix’s “High Seas” (“Alta Mar”), which had not one but two seasons premiere within 2019? Or was it something el…

Top 5 Most-Read Movie Reviews Of 2019: 'Mirage' And More

It is that time of year, again! Time to look back at the most-read movie reviews published in 2019. What made the cut? The top five are filled with an eclectic group of films. Interestingly, they all share one significant factor in common.
Every most-read 2019 movie review in the top five streamed…

Best Movies Of 2019: 'Polar,' 'The Irishman,' 'Mirage' And More

Thanks to international film, movies had some stellar entries in 2019. “Polar,” “The Irishman,” and “Mirage” all earned a spot among the year's best. Where did they rank? Before digging into each of them, here is a bit of a primer. Two entries star outstanding thespian Mads Mikkelsen. Four out…

Best TV Of 2019: 'Yellowstone,' 'Money Heist,' 'You' And More

The power of TV kept burning bright in 2019 with the follow-up installments of “Yellowstone,” “Money Heist,” and “You.” They were not alone as “Game of Thrones” returned for its final bow. In a year that witnessed television continue to soar, new shows readied to take the lead. Thus, continuing a …