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We’re Living in a Triple-A Video Game “Drought” and It’s Just Fine

Don’t let the lack of blockbuster video game releases for the second half of 2022 fool you: this gaming "drought" may not be a bad thing for gamers

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, Episode 11 Recap

Joanna and Ben discuss the appearances of two familiar faces from the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe, Gene’s morality arc, and more

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When Panic! at the Disco Ditched the Exclamation Point—and Emo

2008’s ‘Pretty. Odd.’ was a shocking sophomore pivot. It was also a sign that the genre’s pop moment was on the way out.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, Episode 10 Recap

Joanna and Ben discuss Carol Burnett’s cameo, the heist sequence, and how ‘Better Call Saul’ has changed how they view ‘Breaking Bad’

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

Ben and Joanna discuss the direction and Rhea Seehorn’s performance in the latest episode

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, Episode 8

Ben and Joanna react to Gus and Lalo’s confrontation, dissect the episode’s haunting opening scene, and theorize what will happen in the final episodes of the series

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‘The Boys’ Has Become a Blockbuster of Its Own

The Season 3 finale concluded a characteristically strong season while also raising a long-term question: How can an iconoclastic property continue to deconstruct a genre that it’s increasingly a pillar of?

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I’m Already Homesick for ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’

Or how the appeal behind the Captain Pike–led Paramount+ ‘Star Trek’ series comes from both its amazing ensemble cast and a tighter, more focused episode count

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and the Importance of Scrutinizing Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories

Genre stories like the latest ‘Star Wars’ series are today’s dominant fictional narratives. It’s not a slight to subject them to impassioned analysis or critical inquiry; it’s a sign of respect.

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The Golden Age of the Aging Actor

Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ isn’t the exception—he’s the rule. There’s long been anecdotal evidence that top-line actors and actresses are getting older. Now, The Ringer has the data to back it up.