The Background: Nick Venable is an Assistant Managing Editor, and the TV Editor. His humble origin story with CinemaBlend began all the way back in the pre-streaming era, circa 2009, as a freelancing DVD reviewer and TV recapper. After rising up through the ranks covering Movies, Nick leapfrogged over to the small screen to cover more and more television news and interviews, eventually taking over the section for the current era. Born in Louisiana and currently living in Texas — Who Dat Nation over America’s Team all day, all night — Nick spent several years in the hospitality industry, and also worked as a 911 operator. And if you ever happened to hear his music or read his comics/short stories, you have his sympathy. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
What He's Into: Nick is one of those people who won’t necessarily insert a Monty Python reference into every conversation, but is still mentally equipped to do so. Beyond such appreciation for surreal UK comedy, Nick also indulges in as much horror splendor as possible, from Stephen King novels to James Tynion IV comics to Freddy Krueger one-liners to all things Mike Flanagan. Throw in a dash of NFL, some 311 and Weird Al, fried crawfish poboys, bourbon, ‘90s-era pro wrestling, crossword puzzles and mystery-driven video games, and baby, you got a stew going. (Nick will insert an Arrested Development reference into every conversation, if possible.)
What He's Excited About: Anything Jeff Lemire, Tom King and W. Maxwell Prince think of, ever. More of Kelly Reilly’s deliriously fierce performances on Yellowstone. HBO’s The Last of Us. Clone High’s return. Colin Farrell’s Penguin being in every movie/TV show/breakfast cereal.
Keanu Reeves and Norman Reedus' episode of AMC's Ride is filled with good vibes, and these video clips alone around enough to put me in a good mood.
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As Yellowstone's CBS run continues with Season 2, I'm hopeful the millions of new viewers will help turn the final episodes into a major TV event.
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Dave Chappelle remains hugely successful despite controversies in recent years, to the point where he can sell a comedy club out in seconds.
Only a handful of Yellowstone eps are left, and here's the one way I think it should end without the death of Kevin Costner's John Dutton.
Kelly Ripa shared some amusing concern for former co-host Ryan Seacrest's future at Wheel of Fortune, which coincided with Pat Sajak's latest flub.
Nearly every film and TV show crafted by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan contains the evil Lasser Glass mirror made famous in 2013's Oculus.
Rick and Morty EPs explained why Season 7 added multiple new cast members as soundalikes to replace ousted star Justin Roiland.
Take a dive into The Fall of the House of Usher's ending, the one positive outcome, and a ranking of all the big deaths in the Netflix horror.
The bizarro dream team of Chuck Norris and Vanilla Ice is happening in a new movie that also includes secret agents and zombies.
Rick and Morty's Season 7 premiere brought Hugh Jackman on board as a guest star, but one part of the animation has already aged poorly.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon closed out its first season on a strange not-quite-a-cliffhanger while also setting up Carol's arrival in Season 2.
While out at NYCC in full Bluey cosplay, Daredevil star Charlie Cox took a pic with an Elektra fan, and now I'd love to see other MCU actors join in.
Now that Mike Flanagan's The Fall of the House of Usher is out, the horrifying aftermath from the party is just one gross moment we need to talk about.
Howie Mandel reveals he's still attempting to find a suitable new mate for AGT co-star Sofia Vergara, and shared what she things about it all.
Ahead of Daredevil's anticipated return to the MCU, reports are pointing to major changes happening behind the scenes ordered by Kevin Feige.
Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels had a fun way of letting Pete Davidson know about his return to the NBC show as guest host.
Ahead of Season 3's premiere on Hulu, American Horror Stories dropped a set of new posters that are all about the ewww factor.
With Mephisto rumors swirling around the MCU since WandaVision, Marvel's latest casting news may finally point to the villain's arrival.
The first trailer for Taylor Sheridan's Lawmen: Bass Reeves shows off David Oyelowo's cowboy as the latest TV western badass who isn't a Dutton.
Rewatching Yellowstone Ep 106 reminded me how much I loved the Rip vs. Kayce storyline, and also had me rethinking my earliest spinoff hopes.