Amid all the sleeper hit "Stranger Things" hype, another Netflix television series steals the spotlight: Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Guirgis' "The Get Down," a musical drama set in the South Bronx. It follows a ragtag group of teenagers amid the birth of hip-hop during the 1970s, and explores deeper themes such as corrupt bureaucracies and rising violence in their communities.
"The Get Down" featured six hour-long episodes, starring Justice Smith (who plays Ezekiel Figuero), Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), and Jaden Smith (Marcus Kipling). Its pilot episode had been heavily criticized, but quickly gained momentum in its next five episodes. The artistic flair of Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) is quickly apparent in the show: gaudy, frenetic and pastiche.
So while you're busy pining away for Stranger Things (Season 2 is still far off ahead, people!) maybe it's time for you to catch up on this equally amazing series from Netflix! Here's everything you need to know about "The Get Down," from Season 1 happenings to its upcoming second season. more >>
It has been said time and again that Vince McMahon does not enjoy wrestlers who do not fit his body type preference. His blueprint of the ideal WWE superstar is proven by his decisions over the years.
McMahon's babyfaces usually have something in common; they are big, muscular guys who must learn how to gain the fans' approval, usually through skills on the microphone. This role had been perfected by The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena and, more recently, Roman Reigns. Reigns may have the brawn and may be Vince's favorite, but he has yet to feel the crowd's love.
What the crowds enjoyed of late, however, are the smaller dudes--the likes of Daniel Bryan, Cesaro and the fierce competitors of WWE's Cruiserweight Classic Tournament. The tourney had recently concluded with Filipino-American T.J. Perkins coming out on top. more >>
The last battle between Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki looms ahead as the Japanese manga-based animé series, "Naruto Shippuden," is rumored to come to an end after episodes 476 and 477. The episode is expected to last an hour long, and will continue the intense, action-packed display of power between the two powerful ninjas of Konoha, which began in Naruto Shippuden Ep. 475.
Touted as the last fight of the series, "Naruto Shippuden" Ep. 476-477 will take a two-week break to prepare its animations for the hour-long episode. The series' finale will air on Sept. 29, 2016.
Recap of Naruto Shippuden Ep. 475 more >>
The 2017 NFL Draft is a year away and the 2016 season just kicked off. Picks from the 2016 Draft Class are only beginning to make a mark on the league.
No. 1 pick Jared Goff is yet to have a consistent place in the Los Angeles Rams lineup, and is being criticized for not being prepared enough for the big league. No. 2 pick Carson Wentz, meanwhile, currently has the highest-selling jersey in his first year, filling the shoes of Sam Bradford at the Philadelphia Eagle starting lineup.
As of late, Wentz is primed as the centerpiece to a turnaround at Philadelphia and may become the best player to come out of his draft class. Of course, he comes from the quarterback spot - one of the most crucial in the NFL. The same spot had been held by football great Peyton Manning, Patriots star Tom Brady and Manning's supposed heir, Cam Newton. more >>
The drama for most of the characters will be taken a notch higher when "Chicago P.D." Season 4 returns next week. In the main spotlight will be Voight and his protégé and sort of a daughter, Lindsay. But, they would have to share the spotlight with Trudy Platt, who will have a major story arc in "Chicago P.D." Season 4.
Voight and Lindsay will be investigated
The stage was set up for the major storyline of "Chicago P.D." Season 4 for Unit Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and Detective Erin Lindsay (Sofia Bush) when in the final moments of last season's finale, Voight killed his son Justin's killer. Lindsay was aware of what he has done. more >>
As every avid fan of the AMC crime drama series "Better Call Saul" would know by now, Breaking Bad's biggest villain, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) will be making a guest appearance in the spin-off prequel. This has long been teased by Better Call Saul creators, who cleverly hid the letters that spelled "FRINGSBACK" behind the titles of last season's episodes.
Fring's return is confirmed
"Better Call Saul" lead, Bob Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill, also confirmed Esposito's appearance in the show in a television interview in Jimmy Kimmel's talk show last month. But, what many fans do not probably know, much less expect, is that Fring's appearance in Better Call Saul will be that of a closeted homosexual. more >>