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Shane Ryan

Paste Magazine

Durham, NC, United States

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Recent:
  • Paste Magazine
Past:
  • Golf Digest
  • Common Dreams
  • ESPN

Recent articles by Shane:

Irreverent Review: A Strikingly Cliche and Mediocre Runaway Comedy

Many shows have featured the criminal-turned-reverend storyline, and Peacock's latest comedy does so with inoffensive mediocrity. → Read More

The English Review:

Unfortunately, The English promises a little bit more than it can deliver. → Read More

House of the Dragon Letter Reviews: Episode 10

Each week, Paste editor Josh Jackson and writer Shane Ryan will recap the latest episode of House of the Dragon. → Read More

House of the Dragon Letter Reviews: Episode 9

Each week, Paste editor Josh Jackson and writer Shane Ryan will recap the latest episode of House of the Dragon. → Read More

House of the Dragon Letter Reviews: Episode 6

Each week, Paste editor Josh Jackson and writer Shane Ryan will recap the latest episode of House of the Dragon. → Read More

House of the Dragon Letter Reviews: Episode 5

Each week, Paste editor Josh Jackson and writer Shane Ryan will recap the latest episode of House of the Dragon. → Read More

Is Nathan Fielder Cruel—and If He Is, Does It Matter?

In The Rehearsal, Nathan Fielder is still manipulating the hell out of every possible scenario. → Read More

How One Scene in The Bear Shows Its Perfect Balance of Drama and Comedy

To do drama and comedy equally well requires a subtle touch from everyone involved, and when that kind of collective understanding coheres in a show like The Bear, the result is timeless. → Read More

Players Review: An Engaging, Hilarious Winner

You knew this was going to be stupidly good, and if you needed some dude writing on the internet to confirm it, well, here I am. Ten stars. A hundred stars. A galaxy full of stars. Go watch it, goodbye. → Read More

Dark Winds Review: AMC Series Is an Engrossing Detective Story with a Hint of the Supernatural

The story is based on the popular Leaphorn and Chee book series written by Tony Hillerman → Read More

Pistol Review: Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols Series Is a Fast-Paced, Engaging, and Slightly Shallow Ride

When it comes to creative mantras, you could do worse than the one seemingly adopted by Danny Boyle: "Never, ever let the audience be bored." → Read More

Night Sky Review: Subtle, Engrossing, Slow-Burn Sci-Fi on Amazon Prime Video

Night Sky earns its quiet, deliberate pacing. → Read More

The Staircase Review: A Slow, Tired Retread of a Terrible Crime

Despite an excellent cast, just watch the original documentary instead. → Read More

Tokyo Vice Review: Unique, a Little Strange, and Ultimately Rewarding

You'll be rewarded for a bit of patience, an open mind, and a willingness to explore. → Read More

The Thaw Review: What Happens When Bleakness Is Your Only Virtue

The Thaw is a one-trick pony, and though the trick is performed well, it's not a sufficiently effective trick to justify snuffing out its rival elements. → Read More

Slow Horses Review: An Instant Classic in the Modern Spy Genre

In its many strengths, Slow Horses joins a very short list of recent TV series from the espionage genre which rise to the level of true greatness. → Read More

Ranking All 20 Wordle Variants (That I'm Aware Of)

Once a day, every day, times 20. → Read More

Should You Watch Gomorrah on HBO Max? Yes, The Show Remains One of TV's Best

One day you will all finally listen and catch up with this exquisite Italian crime drama. → Read More

Pieces of Her Review: Netflix's Middling Thriller with a Very Good Star

There's a good deal of freedom in the world of streaming, and risk has been rewarded like never before on TV. So why not swing a little harder? → Read More

Vikings Valhalla Review: An Entertaining, Historically Iffy Sequel Series on Netflix

Leave your history buff hat at home and enjoy the action. → Read More