Deadpool’s dopey new sidekick has apparently been running a Twitter account for weeks

If the proliferation of shared cinematic universes has taught us anything, it’s that no superhero is an island. To beat the bad guy, you need some sidekicks. That’s even true for a lone wolf like Deadpool who, in the final trailer for his new film, introduced audiences to some members of his anti-Cable squad, X-Force.…

Prepping for a season finale, Catastrophe confronts parenting and being parented

Rob and Sharon’s crises aren’t aligning. That’s the heartbreaking irony of the final moments of this season’s fifth episode. Rob, finally admitting that he needs to fess up about his relapse, goes to tell Sharon in Ireland where she’s stationed after her father’s stroke. She opens the door in distress. “I need help,”…

Rob and Sharon start to heal and spiral in Catastrophe’s second episode

In Ariel Levy’s recent memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, she recounts how she failed to realize that her wife was still drinking even after she swore she stopped. “It seems so preposterous—so funny, really—to think that I was forever worried that Lucy had a brain tumor, Lyme disease, a thyroid problem, a vitamin…

Catastrophe’s stars manage to keep it together while announcing premiere date

Netflix is holding a big press event today, where the streaming platform will make all manner of announcements about its series new and old. But while your head is being turned by Netflix’s Girlboss and magic school buses, Amazon wants to remind you that it also entertains you from within the comfort of your own home.…

Get Involved, Internet: Help Rob Delaney unseat “garbage” GOP candidates

Part of Rob Delaney’s appeal is that he projects himself simultaneously as a genuinely decent human being and a total rage monster. Case in point: This Tumblr post from the weekend, in which he describes his anger over recent events in U.S. politics. “[S]omething happened yesterday that has operated on me more deeply…

Sharon and Rob fight off mom-bies and a hot French woman in Catastrophe’s second episode

The first episode of the second season of Catastrophe was about Sharon and Rob as an insular couple dealing with having a second child so quickly after their first (not to mention so quickly after becoming a couple in the first place). The second episode is what it’s like when being a part of that insular couple is…

Catastrophe, the best rom-com on TV, returns for another messy season

“If you touch me, I’ll scream” has probably never led to consensual sex in normal, vanilla contexts. Yet, in the first episode of the second season of a Catastrophe, a show I loved unabashedly and enjoyed more with repeat viewings that’s exactly what happens with in the first five minutes. It was during that initial…

Humanoids’ attempt to represent global comics shows just another boys’ club

Parsing The Tipping Point (Humanoids) is a frustrating experience. The anthology, a collection of 13 short stories and an attempt to point out the diversity of cartooning in the United States and Oceania, Western Europe, and Japan, contains works by some of the most audacious authors in the medium’s history. Paul Pope…