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Like Jonas on "Dark," take a deep dive into Eclectic Pop's past with an assortment of TV reviews. Click on the pic to travel through the wormhole! *Plus, social media links below* (;

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Movie Review: Is Iliza Shlesinger's 'Good On Paper' Great On Netflix?

Sometimes the best way to get over a bad relationship is to get a chance to have the last laugh. That is exactly what stand-up comedian Iliza Schlesinger has set out to do with her brainy, hilarious, and thought-provoking romantic comedy, “Good on Paper.” Based on Schlesinger’s real-life personal e…

Does 'The Kominsky Method' Ending Season Satisfy Without Alan Arkin?

“The Kominsky Method” has had its curtain call. The final season of the Michael Douglas starrer goes out without Douglas’ mainstay co-star and pitch-perfect counterpart, Alan Arkin, to help anchor the series. Arkin’s exit as Norman is addressed as Season 3 opens. It is not a huge spoiler to explain…

'The Blacklist' Season 8 Finale Raw Reaction: Will I Ever Watch Again?

“The Blacklist” has bid farewell with a Season 8 finale that has left fans reeling. In an Eclectic Pop first, I am taking to YouTube (yes, Eclectic Pop has a YouTube channel) to share my raw reaction to last night’s season-ender. It was a lot to take in, folks. To the point, I did not feel like wri…

'The Blacklist' Season 8 Finale Reveal: Is Red Really Katarina Rostova?

It is the question on the mind of every fan of “The Blacklist” leading into the Season 8 finale. Is Raymond “Red” Reddington’s true identity that of Katarina Rostova? In other words, are Red and Katarina the same person? It is a question dating back to the very beginning of the series as fan theori…

Is 'Heartland' A Must-Watch Netflix Binge For 'Yellowstone' Fans?

I will admit it. Until it came on Netflix, I only had a vague knowledge of “Heartland.” The modern-day Western, set amid the beautiful backdrop of Canada, is the longest-running hour-long drama in the country’s history. It only takes three episodes to realize why the series based on Lauren Brooke’s…

Is Netflix's 'Xtreme' A Rewarding Revenge Franchise In The Making?

Revenge. It is a story as old as time, and the manner of how that story is executed is the way in which genre entries set themselves apart. “Xtreme” (“Xtremo”) is a Spanish-language thriller that dives head-first into convention with no apologies. The opening sequence offers an unflinching glimpse …

Will 'The Blacklist' Reveal Liz Is Red's Daughter When Truth Emerges?

During Season 8, Episode 20 of “The Blacklist,” one thought continuously came to mind. Liz Keen can only be tolerated by Raymond Reddington if she is his daughter. After a lot of hand-wringing, the long-running NBC drama seems primed to go there again. Or will it?Warning: Spoilers for the June 4 ep…

TV Review: Is 'Equinox' A Binge-Worthy Paranormal Dive On Netflix?

There are a lot of paranormal thrillers on Netflix, probably more than you know. So, is “Equinox” among those binge-worthy enough to deserve a deep dive? You probably want to know what it is about before you decide. The Danish series follows Astrid (Danica Curcic), a radio host whose life has gotte…

'Nocturnal Animals' Ending, Explained: What Is The Meaning Of It?

What does any of it mean? “Nocturnal Animals” has the kind of ending that leaves you wondering, thanks to its artistically rendered ambiguity. By the end, viewers are left to sort out the dizzying details of a sordid and intricately plotted drama. Most of what they are left to deal with comes down …

Can 'The Blacklist' Reveal Enough About Red To Redeem Liz Keen?

The time has finally come. Or has it? “The Blacklist” is teasing yet another mind-blowing reveal about Red in tonight’s June 4th episode. After nearly eight seasons of keeping quiet, Red is supposedly going to spill everything to Liz. Or at least, why he came into her life. Imagining this actually …