A scene from the new game show competition series Floor is Lava (Image: Netflix)

Floor is Lava Review: So Is "Stop Touching Me: The Game Show" Next?

Netflix released a ridiculous obstacle course reality show last weekend, Floor is Lava. As much as I wanted to discount it and tune in to something else, the sheer bizarreness of the competition made me binge the entire season. This show is fun for the entire family, and let me be clear, there should be […]

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to this week's edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly Heaven where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what the past week brought to the television landscape. In the BCTV Comments section below, you are more […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]

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BoJack Horseman Star Alison Brie Wishes She Didn't Voice Diane Nguyen

The animation field has been made to confront the matter of fair and equal representation when it comes to voice acting. with this week bringing Kristen Bell (Central Park), Jenny Slate (Big Mouth), and Mike Henry (Family Guy) stepped down from their respective roles so that those characters could be voiced by a Black voice actor. […]

Lucifer Season 1 Recap (Image: Netflix)

Lucifer Season 1 Confessions: Please Allow Him to Introduce Himself

In the first season of then-FOX's Lucifer, we instantly fall in love with the catty-like dynamic between Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). I also develop both a girl and a boy crush on a sultry demon and God's favorite son. Maziken aka Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is sworn to protect the Lord […]

A look at some of the cryptic teases for The Umbrella Academy season 2 (Image: Netflix)

The Umbrella Academy Season 2: Number Five Answers Our Ax Question

With the second season of Netflix's adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book series The Umbrella Academy ready to hit the streaming service on July 31 and in eager anticipation of the official trailer, fans have been treated to a steady stream of GIF profiles of the Hargreeves siblings (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, […]

A look at live-action series that would make great anime, lile Preacher with a Cowboy Bebop vibe (Images: AMC/Sunrise)

Preacher Done Cowboy Bebop Style? 5 Shows Begging to Be Made Anime

We have seen anime brought to life before, but today we're switching things up. Today we talk about which live-action shows would make great anime. It seems it might be a bit more effective to translate live-action shows into animated form than the other way around considering all the failed attempts at making live-action versions […]

Klaus, Violet, and Sunny Baudelaire. Image Courtesy Netflix

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Exactly The Show We Need Right Now

Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events hit the streaming platform in 2017 with a lot of discussion of star and executive producer Neil Patrick Harris, but also the discussion of how dark the series was. But this darkness permeated the source material, books that were written for children, and, in retrospect, the series was prophetic […]

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Image: Netflix)

Get Ready to Journey Down to Earth with Zac Efron and His Epic Beard

Imagine Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown but with High School Musical and Neighbors star Zac Efron. Well, you don't have to imagine it much longer because Down to Earth with Zac Efron is coming to Netflix on July 10. What's even better than that? We have a brand new trailer for it! Now, I do love basically anything […]

Ken Jeong as Ben Chang in Community (Image: Sony Pictures TV)

Netflix, Hulu Pull Community Episode Over Blackface Concerns

Growing national attention, conversation, and debate over systemic racism and unequal representation in the media have resulted in a number of shows (Little Britain, 30 Rock, Scrubs, and The Office, for example) either choosing to have potentially racially insensitive (usually involving the use of blackface) episodes pulled or having the work done for them by […]

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Lucifer Season 5: Supernatural "God" Rob Benedict Is Getting Devilish

With the fifth season set to start on August 21 and sixth season renewal already announced, "Lucifans" have a very familiar face to look forward to when Lucifer returns to Netflix. Fresh from his stint as The Almighty aka Chuck over at The CW's Supernatural, Rob Benedict is set to join the Tom Ellis/Lauren German-starring […]

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The Cuphead Show! Team Talks Netflix Animated Series' Style, Approach

Good things come to those who wait, and that especially appears to be the case with Netflix and King Features Syndicate's animated series adaptation of indie game sensation Cuphead. With game creators Chad Moldenhauer and Jared Moldenhauer serving as executive producers for Studio MDHR, and C.J. Kettler (Carmen Sandiego) executive producing for King Features, The Cuphead […]


Cyberpunk: Edgerunners: Studio Trigger Producing Netflix Anime Spinoff

Netflix, CD Projekt Red, and Studio Trigger announced an all-new original anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners set in the same universe as the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. The 10-episode series will premiere in 2022 once the game has been well underway and infiltrated the public consciousness for over a year. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone story […]

Vanya and Diego are done dancing on The Umbrella Academy (Image: Netflix)

The Umbrella Academy Season 2: Vanya and Diego Are Done Dancing

With the news from none other than Steve Blackman himself that post-production on the second season has wrapped, fans of The Umbrella Academy can rest easy knowing that the clan (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min) will be on time (for once) when the series comes crashing […]

Scenes from Big Mouth and Central Park (Images: Netflix/Apple TV+)

Big Mouth, Central Park: Slate, Bell Step Down for Fair Representation

As national attention, conversation, and debate continue to grow over systemic racism and unequal representation in the media, a number of shows (Little Britain, 30 Rock, Scrubs, for example) are either choosing to have potentially racially insensitive episodes pulled or the work's being done for them by the studio or service. In the past twenty-four […]


The Umbrella Academy: Steve Blackman Announces Season 2 Post-Prod Wrap

It's time to take a break checking in on how fashionably time-twisted the Hargreeves clan (Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min) are as they come crashing into Netflix's The Umbrella Academy for a second season. No worries, we'll be back to covering those trippy teasers soon […]

A look at the first season of Another Life (Image: Netflix)

Another Life Season 2: Tongayi Chirisa as Series Regular, 3 Recurring

Though productions across the television landscape are only now just starting to put together plans to get the engines roaring again, that isn't keeping Netflix from boosting up the cast of Another Life for its second season. The Katie Sackhoff-starring sci-fi drama series is welcoming aboard Tongayi Chirisa (iZombie, Antebellum) as a series regular, with […]

Too Many Streaming Services? Blame Wall St, Not Cord-Cutters [OPINION]

Binged-Out: We Want Our Episodic Television Back!

Back in the old days, twenty years ago, we eagerly awaited the weekly episode of our favorite television series. In college, my friends and I would gather in someone's tiny room, crowding onto beds or the floor, to watch ER or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Season finales, or worse, cliffhanger season finales, meant months of waiting before knowing […]

Here's a look at the next set of preview images from Cursed (Image: Netflix).

Cursed: The Sword is Nimue's Destiny; Arthur Has Something to Prove

Netflix's Cursed brings the world of writer/artist Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler's (Puss In Boots) work to life, reimagining the Arthurian legend through the eyes of Katherine Langford's Nimue beginning Friday, July 17. Following up on last week's release of the official trailer as well as a slew of preview images, […]

A look at the rebooted Unsolved Mysteries (Image: Netflix)

Unsolved Mysteries: July Brings Stranger Things EP, Netflix Reboot

Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy, his company 21 Laps Entertainment, and original series creators Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove are bringing their take on popular mystery/cold case docuseries Unsolved Mysteries to Netflix, and now we know which cases will make up the first six episodes thanks to the series' official trailer. Based on the […]