Welcome back to the War. In Episode 1 of Catch-22, we met our protagonist, John “Yo-Yo” Yossarian, and a peculiar cast of characters, stationed on the island of Pianosa, Italy during World War II. Yossarian is a bombardier in the Army Air Corps (the precursor to the Air Force being an independent branch of the military) and he’s terrified of dying. He’s terrified of dying and increasingly willing to do ANYTHING he can to get out of this war. However, the inscrutable commanders in charge of Yo-Yo and his friends aren’t quite ready to let them go home. At the end of Episode 1, John learns the meaning of a “Catch-22.”
Catch up on Episode 1 with our recap here. All caught up? Great. Now, read on for our recap of Episode 2 … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!
On May 17, 2019, Hulu released its newest limited series, the six episode Catch-22. Based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel of the same name, Catch-22 is a dark satire of military bureaucracy and the absurdity of war. Filled with laugh out loud moments that turn on a dime into gut wrenching, deeply affecting emotional moments (complete with blood, guts, and death), Catch-22 captures much of the tone and spirit of Heller’s writing. Bolstered by some of the most gorgeous cinematography I’ve ever seen on TV as well as several Emmy award-worthy, outstanding supporting acting performances, Catch-22 is an easy pick to binge watch.
Love It Or Leave It? Review
May 21, 2019
On May 31, 2019, Amazon Prime releases its newest streaming series, Good Omens. The six episode, limited series is based on Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Sadly, Pratchett passed away in 2015 but we have Gaiman keeping a close watch on the beloved shared work, penning the screenplay for all six episodes and serving as showrunner. Behind the camera, popular British television director, Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Knightfall, Outlander), directed all six episodes. The large ensemble cast is led by David Tennant and Michael Sheen, with countless celebrities pitching in recurring and regular roles, including Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Taylor Buck, Jack Whitehall, and Nick Offerman. Oh, and Frances McDormand is the Voice of God!
War is hell. Catch-22 is a gritty representation of it and it’s effects on the men who show up in the face of danger and almost certain death. Some don’t deal with it and some find every way to get out of it. Adapted from the novel by Joseph Heller of the same name, Catch-22 is a six-episode limited series on Hulu. Read on for our deep dive recap of Episode 1.
“Proceed With Caution” (Episode 110)
April 2, 2019
Last week on American Soul, we got a deep dive flashback into some of our main character’s formative past. While in the present, Encore cut a record and was offered a spot opening for Ike and Tina Turner and Brianne came into her own and said “Peace Out” to Barker! Catch up on all of last week’s action with our deep dive recap and review here.
And now, continue reading for our deep dive recap and review of the season finale of AmericanSoul! … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!
’68 B.C. (Episode 109)
March 26, 2019
Last week on American Soul, Don went to war against Dick Clark, who, in the face of Don’s refusal to sell him Soul Train, launched his own blatant copycat rival show. Tessa auditioned for a dance troupe which is led by her former bestie who, once upong a time, boned Tessa’s ex-fiance (who also shows up). JT ran out of options and Brianne (along with Barker) went to San Diego for a last hurrah at her brother’s club and we learned some important backstory for Mama Clarke. Catch up on last’s week’s full recap here.
Now, continue on for a recap of tonight’s action on an all new American Soul … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!
“Nothing Ventured … Nothing Gained” (Episode 108)
March 19, 2019
Last week on American Soul, the Soul Train national tour got underway and the gang experienced racism up close and personal. At home, Delores finds out about Ilsa and Don’s affair and Don walks out leaving it unresolved. If things weren’t bad enough for Don, he’s also under siege from his old business partner who wants his cut of the Soul Train riches. And back in LA, JT is brought in by the police for questioning on his role in the cop killing. Catch up on all of last week’s action with our complete recap here.
Now, continue reading for this week’s action-packed episode of American Soul ... BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!
Nothing To Fear (Episode 107)
March 12, 2019
Last week, on American Soul, Tessa quit! Up and quit. And Little Richard showed up and displayed all his flaws to Don with an appeal for help. Don turns down a very attractive offer for Soul Train and Gerald flexed his gangster muscles to prove himself as a top dog. Catch up on all of last week’s action with our complete recap here.
And now, continue reading for this week’s soulful journey on another all new episode of American Soul … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!
What Are You Looking At? (Episode 1066) March 5, 2019
Last week on American Soul, an earthquake which halted production of Soul Train was the backdrop for the episode. Don slipped further into his alter ego of “Don Cornelius, ruthless TV mogul” and he consummated his affair with Ilsa. The dancers went on strike for lack of pay and Don responded by assaulting their representative … twice. Tessa had a change of heart on her future plans and the Clarke family had an unexpected visitor from Sgt. Clarke’s past. You can catch up on all of last week’s action with our deep dive recap and review here.
Now, continue reading to see what’s in store for all the hounds and honeys on this week’s all new American Soul … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!
“Fault Lines” (Episode 105)
February 26, 2019
In last week’s episode of American Soul, JT and his family were evicted; Don tried charming Ilsa to get back on Motown’s good side; and the SoulTrain dancers griped about not being paid. There was a backdrop of police brutality in the fallout from the JT jewelry heist cop killing.
Catch up on all the action from last week with our deep dive recap and review here. Now, onto this week’s electrifying installment of American Soul … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!