PopCultureReview Presents: 6/23/19 NOS4A2 LIVE Reaction Show with Jami O’Brien!

NOS4A2 LIVE Reaction Show
“The House of Sleep”
June 23, 2019

Right after Sunday night’s episode of NOS4A2, Mike from PopCultureReview sat down with NOS4A2‘s showrunner, Jami O’Brien, to discuss the night’s new episode, “The House of Sleep”! A BIG Thank You to Jami for chatting with us!

Head to the link below and listen to us break down the episode, discuss some behind the scenes info, and talk all things, NOS4A2!

Photo Credit: AMC

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 (Episode 4) – He Is Good … And He’s Not

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“The House of Sleep” (Episode 104)
June 23, 2019

Last week on NOS4A2, Vic tried to live the “normal” life, and even went on a school visit trip to RISD to prove how normal she could be. Maggie flew into town to try and convince Vic that the Wraith is hunting her but Vic didn’t want to listen (See above: her commitment to the normal life). On the evil side of things, Charlie Manx made his way into Haverhill and visited an old flame. He also put Bing to work on his first of 10 kidnappings … Vic’s little bestie, Haley. Oh, No, Haley! And, Charlie Manx killed Mittens the Cat. Monster! Catch up on all of last week’s action with our deep dive recap and review here!

All caught up? Great! Now, on to tonight’s (terrifying) brand new episode of NOS4A2, “The House of Sleep” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 4 – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 (Episode 3) – Break the Cycle …

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“The Gas Mask Man” (Episode 103)
June 16, 2019

In last week’s episode of NOS4A2, Vic fled her parents who were fighting (again). Crossing the Shorter Way, she found herself in Here, Iowa where she met  Maggie Lee, Scrabble tile reading Medium extraordinaire! Maggie explains the basics of Vic’s power and gives her a general overview of the enemy Vic has been chosen to face, “The Wraith.” However, Vic isn’t ready to be chosen for anything yet and heads home. Speaking of Charlie Manx, our immortal villain recruits Bing Partridge and gives him the highlight, elevator pitch of what Charlie is trying to accomplish. Catch up on all of the action from Episode 2 with our deep dive recap and review here.

Now, on to Episode 3 of NOS4A2, “The Gas Mask Man” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen – Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 (Episode 2) – You’ve Been Chosen …

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“The Graveyard of What Might Be” (Episode 102)
June 9, 2019

Last week on NOS4A2, we met Victoria “Vic”McQueen, a talented young woman from a troubled family. Adding to her troublesome parents and outsider school status, Vic learns she has a special power, she’s able to find lost things via a bridge that appears to her in her time of need.  On the other side of the coin, we also met Charlie Manx, an immortal, vampire type man, who kidnaps children and somehow saps their life force to keep himself preternaturally young. You can can catch up on all of the action from the Pilot episode of NOS4A2 with our deep dive recap and review here.

All caught up? Great, now on to Episode 2 of NOS4A2, “The Graveyard of What Might Be” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, JJ Smith as Maggie Leigh – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 (Episode 101) – Come Along to Christmasland …

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“The Shorter Way” (Episode 101)
June 2, 2019

Based on Joe Hill’s 2013 novel of the same name, NOS4A2 is a new, Summertime horror series from AMC.  We did a Love It Or Leave It? Review from SXSW which you should definitely check out here. But, we’ll also be recapping all ten episodes this Summer.

If you’re ready to have the bejeebus scared out of you, continue on for our deep dive recap and review of the pilot episode, “The Shorter Way” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!! 

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 – Love It Or Leave It?

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Love It Or Leave It? Review
May 31, 2019

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, AMC launches its newest series, NOS4A2, a (different kind of) vampire horror genre show, based on the Joe Hill novel of the same name.

The ten-episode series was adapted for television by Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead; Hell on Wheels), who also acts as the showrunner (and is an executive producer, as well), and stars Ashleigh Cummings (The Goldfinch) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek; American Horror Story).  The supporting cast includes Jahkara “JJ” Smith, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jamie Neumann, and Darby Camp.

Read on for our thoughts on the show and whether we think you should Love It Or Leave It!

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Key Art – Photo Credit: AMC

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TV Recap: The Little Drummer Girl – Love It Or Leave It?

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The Little Drummer Girl
November 19, 2018

In the Spring of 2016, AMC aired a miniseries adaptation of John le Carre’s 1993 novel, The Night Manager. The excellent series, which starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, brought AMC together with the independent film studio, The Ink Factory (which is run by le Carre’s sons, Stephen and Simon Cornwell) and the vaulted institution of the BBC. Together, le Carre’s work popped from the page onto the small screen in a 6 hour movie, replete with careful plotting, beautifully shot locations, and top notch acting performances.  Fast forward two and a half years and the BBC, The Ink Factory, and AMC have now reunited for an all new John le Carre adaptation, this time doing his 1983 novel, The Little Drummer Girl.

Split into a six-part miniseries, The Little Drummer Girl stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies; True Blood), Michael Shannon (Waco; The Shape of Water), and Florence Pugh (Outlaw King; Lady Macbeth), and is directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker, Park Chan-wook (Old Boy; The Handmaiden; Stoker), making his television directorial debut.  AMC will air the six parts over three consecutive nights, November 19-21.

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TV Recap: Better Call Saul – It’s All Good, Man …  

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“Winner” (Episode 410)
October 8, 2018

Better Call Saul‘s OUTSTANDING fourth season comes to a close tonight and what a wild, transformative season it has been. But, before we get to all that happened tonight, make sure you check out our recap & review of last week’s action here!

All caught up? Great! Without further delay, the season finale of Better Call Saul begins … after the jump (BEWARE SPOILERS)!

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TV Recap: Better Call Saul – Ding Ding Ding …

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“Wiedersehen” (Episode 409)
October 1, 2018

After pulling off a brilliant scheme to keep Huell out of jail, last week’s Better Call Saul ended with Kim wanting to continue the rush of the scam.  Nacho met a new Salamanca named Lalo and Mike had some German problems.

Tonight, all of that continues. But, if you need to know more, catch up with my full recap and review, here!

Now, on to tonight’s episode … after the jump (BEWARE OF SPOILERS)!

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TV Recap: Better Call Saul – Let’s Do It Again …

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“Coushatta” (Episode 408)
September 24, 2018

Last week on Better Call Saul, we jumped almost a year in time as we watched Kim and Jimmy splitting apart.  But, a criminal case involving Huell maybe will bring them back together? Over at the SuperLab, Mike is trying to figure out the Germans to keep them motivated and working and Hector Salamanca is awake.

Catch up on everything from last week with our deep dive recap and review here! Ready? Great, read on for our recap of tonight’s episode of Better Call Saul, “Coushatta” … after the jump (BEWARE: SPOILERS)!!

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