Jefferson Grubbs
Jefferson is a Philly-based writer and self-professed entertainment junkie. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Creative Writing for the Media program, he spends his days watching way too much television and memorizing useless trivia like every Oscar-winning actor ever. Follow him on Twitter @MrScreenAddict.
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This Especially Tragic ‘Westworld’ Death Could Actually Be Permanent

Major spoilers for the "Vanishing Point" episode of Westworld. Death is a fact of life in Westworld, but it's rarely been permanent. Hosts are killed over and over again by the park's sociopathic guests, only to be rebooted and reinserted inside thei…
By Jefferson Grubbs

This Formerly Harmless ‘Westworld’ Character Is Now Its Most Chillingly Dangerous

Spoilers ahead for the "Vanishing Point" episode of Westworld. Out of all the transformations viewers have seen over the years — Dolores into Wyatt, young William into the Man In Black, Lee Sizemore into a semblance of a sympathetic character — perha…
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Elite Dance School In ‘Pose’ May Be Based On A Real NYC Institution

When a film or television series purports to be historical — or semi-historical, or even simply inspired by true events and real people — it can often be difficult to separate the real from the made-up. Is Damon's dance school in Pose real? Or is "Th…
By Jefferson Grubbs

The ‘Legion’ Finale Pulled The Rug Out From Under Fans In The Most Devastating Way

Major spoilers for the Legion Season 2 finale ahead! Well, that was dark. Although superhero stories usually end with the bad guy defeated, that's not what happened with the Legion Season 2 finale. Not only does the "bad guy" survive, but the charact…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Why 'Legion' Fans Could Be Waiting A VERY Long Time For Season 3

There are a lot of questions heading into the June 12 Legion Season 2 finale: Will David defeat the Shadow King? Will Syd's apocalyptic version of the future come true? Will narrator Jon Hamm actually appear in the flesh? But perhaps most importantly…
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Latest 'Westworld' Episode Revealed The Ghost Nation's Origins & A HUGE Finale Hint

Major spoilers ahead for the "Kiksuya" episode of Westworld. Ever since the beginning of the series, viewers have heard vague warnings and references to the park's outermost borders and the wildness that exists there; in the most recent episode, "Kik…
By Jefferson Grubbs

If This ‘Westworld’ Fan Theory Is True, The Outside World Is In Serious Danger

Spoilers for Westworld Season 2 through "Les Écorchés." Like a literal ghost in the machine, the specter of Dr. Robert Ford turned out to be hiding inside the Cradle ever since his death at Dolores' hand in last season's finale, and is now literally …
By Jefferson Grubbs

Why The Family In 'The Staircase' Is Still Divided Over Michael Peterson's Guilt

With all of pop culture's obsession with true crime, the collateral damage these cases can wreak sometimes gets lost in the conversation. Netflix's The Staircase examines the real-life case of novelist Michael Peterson, who in 2003 was convicted of m…
By Jefferson Grubbs

‘Legion’ Is Toying Around With Time Again – Here’s What’s Probably “Real”

Spoilers ahead for Legion "Chapter 18." Is the future written in stone, or can it be changed? That question is a staple of science-fiction stories involving time travel, and it has now officially come into play on FX's Marvel comics series. Did Syd c…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Dolores May Have Doomed This Seemingly Indestructible Host On ‘Westworld’

Major spoilers ahead for the "Les Écorchés" episode of Westworld. That probably wasn't the family reunion Maeve was hoping for… Astute fans must have known better than to hope for an easy happy ending for the awakened host and her beloved daughter. B…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Every Single Clue About Where Dolores Is Going On ‘Westworld’ Spells Doom For Humanity

Spoilers for the "Les Écorches" episode of Westworld ahead. All season long, it has been Dolores' goal to reach an ambiguous destination referred to only as "the Valley Beyond." It's unclear so far what exactly is waiting there, what she plans to do …
By Jefferson Grubbs

This New HBO Show Takes A Fascinating Look At The Drama Of A Wealthy Family

In recent years, HBO has taken viewers inside vampire dens, dragon pits, and robot parks. Now get ready to venture into the deadliest arena yet… the boardroom. Is HBO's Succession based on a true story? After all, the channel's new series about the h…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys Weigh In On Why That Brutal ‘Americans’ Finale Was Also “Very Fair”

"I'm glad this is ending." Those maybe aren't the words you'd expect the star of one of television's most acclaimed dramas to say in regards to that show's dreaded swan song. But in a conference call ahead of series finale of The Americans, Keri Russ…
By Jefferson Grubbs

The Creators Of ‘The Americans’ Have Been Planning The Series Finale For Years

It's the end of an era. I'm not talking about the impending dissolution of the Soviet Union — although Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (if they survive) will soon be faced with the reality that the country they've been fighting for is on the brink of c…
By Jefferson Grubbs

This Week’s Long-Awaited ‘Legion’ Reunion Could End Up In A Bloody Battle — With A Minotaur

Spoilers for the "Chapter 17" episode of Legion. Jean Smart finally gets something to do in Season 2 of FX's X-Men series, and it's about time. With only three episodes left in the show's sophomore season, the three-time Emmy-winner had been oddly un…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Bernard Made A Bold Move On 'Westworld' That Basically Turned The Whole Show Upside-Down

Spoilers ahead for Westworld Season 2, Episode 6. As if fans didn't already have enough to keep track of, Westworld just threw a major new wrinkle into the increasingly complex narrative. How does the cradle work on Westworld, and what is it in the f…
By Jefferson Grubbs

A Huge 'Westworld' Cliffhanger Teases A Chaotic Second Half To Season 2

Spoilers ahead for Westworld Season 2, Episode 6. The sophomore season of HBO's sci-fi/Western series has passed its halfway point, and officially dropped its first major bombshell, in the sixth episode, "Phase Space." Is Ford still alive on Westworl…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Here's When 'Killing Eve' Will Be Back For Season 2 — With More Eve & Killing

It feels like viewers were only just graced with the presence of BBC America's terrific new spy series, and now it's being taken away from us. Eight episodes is a brutally short season for such an addictive new show, so when is Killing Eve Season 2? …
By Jefferson Grubbs

'The Good Fight’ Fans Won’t Be Without The Clever, Timely Legal Drama For Long

The good fight never ends… but sometimes it needs to take a moment so everyone can catch their breath and mop their brows before diving back into the fray. When does The Good Fight Season 3 premiere? With the CBS All Access spinoff about to air its S…
By Jefferson Grubbs

This Miniseries Carries On A Possibly True Urban Legend That’s Fascinated Australia For Decades

It's a tantalizing mystery: while on a Valentine's Day field trip, three schoolgirls and their teacher all vanish into thin air in broad daylight, never to be seen again. Where did they go? What happened to them? And is Picnic At Hanging Rock based o…
By Jefferson Grubbs