Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.': A Goofy Supervillain Basks In A Comic Spotlight

Friday, May 21, 2021

The jokes come fast and furious in this Hulu series about a D-list supervillain (voiced by co-creator Patton Oswalt) struggling to keep it together.

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'Hacks': A Comedic Generational Divide Gets Bridged, (Jean) Smartly

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Two women attempt to reconcile their respective approaches to comedy in HBO Max's smart, sharp (but not too sharp), warm (but not too warm) series.

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'Jupiter's Legacy' Decodes The Superhero Genre Without Subverting It

Friday, May 07, 2021

There are lots of familiar trappings in Netflix's latest "realistic superheroes" series, but the way it grapples with the moral code at the heart of the superhero genre sets it apart.

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In 'The Mitchells Vs. The Machines,' A Dysfunctional Family Gets A Hard Reboot

Friday, April 30, 2021

A very funny machine uprising forces an estranged daughter (Abbi Jacobson) and father (Danny McBride) to save the world — and rebuild their relationship.

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'Shadow And Bone': Netflix's Latest Fantasy Series Is Tsar-tlingly Bingeable

Friday, April 23, 2021

Netflix's new fantasy series contains many familiar elements, but a twisty, fast-moving plot and smart storytelling decisions make it a satisfying, eminently bingeable meal.

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'The Nevers': When Steampunk Gets Foggy

Friday, April 09, 2021

A surfeit of characters, ideas, themes — and familiar writerly tics — obscures the storytelling in the opening episodes of HBO's new series about Victorian women granted special powers.

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A Ruthless Ranking Of The 25 Best Muppets, According To Listeners

Friday, April 02, 2021

We asked PCHH listeners to vote for the best Muppet. Nearly 20,000 votes later, here's your top 25, with accompanying commentary by Linda, Stephen, Aisha and Glen.

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'Invincible' Is Packed With Pulpy, Visceral Thrills — And Lots Of Pulpy Viscera

Friday, March 26, 2021

A stellar voice cast helps ground this fantastical tale of a fledgling superhero's first forays into a job where the stakes — and the violence — are all too real.

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'Raya And The Last Dragon' Soars

Friday, March 05, 2021

A nuanced, flawed hero lends the latest Disney animated feature surprising depth, even if its grab-bag depiction of a world drawn from Southeast Asian cultures feels shallow.

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Animated Series 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Gets Grit In The Gears

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Netflix's new animated series takes the cheesiness out of Guillermo del Toro's giant-robots-vs.-giant-monsters franchise; more's the pity.

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The Intimate, Quietly Moving 'Supernova' Lets Its Stars Shine

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A gay couple (Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci) take a trip through Great Britain's Lake District as they deal with the knowledge that one of them is dying.

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'Resident Alien': The Truth Is Way, Way Out There

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The great Alan Tudyk gets a role he can sink his sharp pointy alien teeth into on a darkly funny series boasting an ensemble cast of characters with surprisingly nuanced interpersonal histories.

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Let HBO's 'Painting With John' Gouache Over You

Friday, January 22, 2021

Watching musician/actor John Lurie paint and grumbly pontificate in an unnamed tropical locale is sometimes puzzling, often intriguing and always soothing.

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'WandaVision': The Next Era Of The MCU Will Be Televised

Friday, January 15, 2021

The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been downsized to fit the television screen — and pay loving, sharply observed homage to TV sitcoms of different eras in the process.

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'Wonder Woman 1984' And The One-Villain-Too-Many Problem

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman is bright, entertaining, frequently funny — and overstuffed with villain backstories that crowd out the action.

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NPR Critics Pick Their Favorite TV From A Strange 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

If you could watch it at home in 2020, it's here — four NPR critics give their picks for the best in streaming or broadcast TV in a year when current events turned the industry upside down.

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'Wolfwalkers' Is A Rich, Densely Packed Visual Feast

Friday, December 11, 2020

The story is simple, the themes surprisingly complex, and the hand-drawn animation is stunning in this stylish tale of a young girl yearning for freedom.

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In 'Sound Of Metal,' Sudden Hearing Loss Sends A Drummer Reeling

Friday, December 04, 2020

Riz Ahmed gives a quiet, intense and profoundly unsentimental performance as a rock drummer who suddenly loses his hearing and stubbornly refuses to accept it.

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From 'Dash And Lily' To Dolly Parton: These Holiday Specials Will Bring On The Cheer

Friday, November 27, 2020

Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour talk about their favorite 2020 holiday TV specials.

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'Uncle Frank': A Melodramatic Meal, Undercooked And Over-Seasoned

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A great cast and good intentions can't overcome Alan Ball's rushed, thin story about a closeted gay man returning to his South Carolina hometown in 1974.

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