2018 New York Comic Con: Interview with Alicia Witt and Josh Bowman from LORE

2018 New York Comic Con
Day 2 (October 5, 2018)

At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with the stars of Episode 6, “Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine,” of Season 2 of LORE, Alicia Witt and Josh Bowman.  LORE‘s second season premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on October 19.

Alicia and Josh spoke on a few things including their character’s love story in LORE and Alicia talked about her roles in Hallmark Christmas movies …

 

Alicia Witt and Josh Bowman, taken at 2018 New York Comic Con

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Alicia and Josh, as well as video of the full interview!

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2018 New York Comic Con: Interview with Aaron Mahnke and Howard T. Owens from LORE

2018 New York Comic Con
Day 2 (October 5, 2018)

At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with LORE‘s narrator (and podcast creator upon which the show is based), Aaron Mahnke, and one of its executive producers, Howard T. Owens. LORE‘s second season premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on October 19.

Aaron and Howard spoke on a range of issues including the challenges to adapting the podcast to TV, changes for Season 2 in their storytelling focus, and their favorite stories being told in Season 2.

“We want the TV show to be a unique organism that people love.” ~ Howard T. Owens.

Howard T. Owens and Aaron Mahnke. Taken at 2018 New York Comic Con. (Photo: M. Caputo)

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Aaron and Howard, as well as video of the full interview!

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2018 New York Comic Con: Interview with Gale Anne Hurd and Sean Crouch from LORE

2018 New York Comic Con
Day 2 (October 5, 2018)

At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with LORE‘s executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd and show runner for Season 2, Sean Crouch. LORE‘s second season premieres on Amazon Prime streaming on October 19.

Gale and Sean spoke on a range of issues including telling their horror stories in today’s surreal environment, wanting Andrew Lincoln to be on a future episode of LORE, having to table logistically difficult ideas and the challenges of adapting a podcast to television.

“They said more brutal murders of red heads. So, that’s why we brought Alicia Witt in …” – Sean Crouch

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Gale Anne Hurd and Sean Crouch, as well as video of the full interview!

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TV Recap: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Hindsight is 20/20 …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“End of Honor” (Episode 105)
August 31, 2018

Episode 4 ended with some deaths we care about for the story and the release of a chemical agent in a church. Episode 4 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan brought together, nicely, several threads from the first 3 episodes and tonight picks up where we left.  Before you read on, make sure you’re caught up on everything that happened before with our recap & review here!

Ready? Great, let’s get on with Episode 5, “End of Honor” … after the jump (SPOILERS BEWARE)!!

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TV Recap: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – A Bird In The Hand …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“The Wolf” (Episode 104)
August 31, 2018

Last episode on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Greer and Ryan were able to convince Sandrine to track (rather than capture) Ali, on the hope that he’ll lead them to Suleiman. Also, we met Victor “Tombstone” Polizzi, an accomplished Air Force drone pilot who is skilled at killing enemies from his Reaper drone high in the sky but maybe is breaking a bit from the stress. And Hanin. She made a mad dash departure with her daughters (Samir wouldn’t leave his father and even ratted on his mother) in the middle of the night. Mousa sent Yazid and Fathi to bring them home.  Catch up on all the details of Episode 3 here.

Caught up? Great! Let’s get to Episode 4 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, “The Wolf” … after the jump (SPOILERS BEWARE)!

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TV Recap: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – God Will Protect Us …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“Black 22” (Episode 103)
August 31, 2018

When we ended the last episode, one of Ali’s minions detonated herself in a Paris apartment. Catch up on all of the action from Episode 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan here!

Is Greer alive? What happens next? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Episode 3, “Black 22” … (SPOILERS BEWARE)!

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TV Recap: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – We’ll Always Have Paris …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“French Connection” (Episode 102)
August 31, 2018

Picking up soon after the events of the Pilot, Episode 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan moved the hunt for Suleiman forward in a significant way, as well as Jack and Greer’s burgeoning team (and dare I say, friendship?!?!).

Before you read on for Episode 2’s recap & review, make sure you’re caught up on our recap of the Pilot here! All caught up? Good!

Read on for our recap & review of Episode 2, “French Connection” … after the jump (SPOILERS Beware!!)

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TV Recap: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Man of Peace …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
August 31, 2018

Amazon’s newest streaming series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, is one of THE most hotly anticipated new titles of 2018. Amazon released the entire 8 episode season on August 31, 2018. Pop Culture Review will be releasing its recaps & reviews of the series over the next few weeks.

Based on the long run series of successful books, which have continued even after Tom Clancy’s death, the show stars John Krasinski (The Office) as the eponymous hero, Wendell Pierce (Suits, The Wire), as James Greer, and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), as Cathy Mueller.  Since Cathy isn’t yet Cathy Ryan, we know right away this is a Jack Ryan origin story, an arena never really explored in the books.

Fans of the novels will know that Jack Ryan, a mere CIA Analyst with no ambitions to being a super spy, came up during the last decade of the Cold War. For this series, Jack Ryan still begins as a CIA analyst, but he now exists in a contemporary world where terror threats from Islamic Fundamentalism is the McGuffin we’re all chasing.

I shouldn’t have to say it but Spoilers Ahead.  Read on for our recap & review of the Pilot episode of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan … after the jump!

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