Steven Universe's Most Terrifying Villain Puts the Diamonds in a New Perspective

Steven Universe has always given its villains sprawling narrative arcs about redemption that culminate with them coming to love Steven and deciding to become his allies. In most cases, that transition is verbalized over multiple episodes, but the show handles things quite a bit differently in “Legs From Here to…

The All-Female Republic of io9 Discusses The Handmaid's Tale Season Finale

Under Oprah’s Eye. We’ve ended yet another year in Gilead, and things are looking bleak. To commemorate another heartbreaking season inside a patriarchal dystopia, the staff of io9 have gotten together to talk about the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, including that shocking ending that’s divided even…

The Handmaid's Tale Delivers a Series Triumph

It’s a moment nine months in the making—although, in another way, it’s been in the works a lot longer than that. The most recent episode of The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t just a gorgeous hour of television, it’s done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty.…

Westworld Approaches Its Endgame With Death, Tragedy, and a Few Major Revelations

If you watch Westworld for the shocks, last night’s installment couldn’t have disappointed you. And, while it didn’t reach the heights of last week’s phenomenal episode, which told an epic love story that had been lying in the margins of the main narrative, “Vanishing Point” told a story of self-obsession and…

Humans Explores What Happens When Your Toaster Gains Sentience and Then Kills Thousands of People

Humans, a collaboration between AMC and the British Channel 4, is back for its third season, conveniently airing a few nights after that other show about robots who gain sentience. But while Westworld is exploring what happens when the bots in Farmville that can be murdered and sexed gain sentience and partake in…