A year ago, I published a post patting myself on the back for reaching the double milestone of 800 posts and one million words on WordPress. I’m still proud of this accomplishment. So much so, in fact, I’m celebrating my 800th post once again! Allow me to explain. Since I put up my real 800th […]Read more "Post #800 Redux (Or, Yay! I’ve Reached Post #900)"
00:00 – 15:00 The Monday in March 1997 that this episode aired, Bill Clinton was still President of the United States and John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” by Puff Daddy, featuring Mase, was the #1 song in the US. (“One Headlight,” by the Wallflowers was […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 3: “Witch” (airdate: Monday, March 17, 1997): Part 1 of 3"
In January 2021, I published a similar 10-List, wherein I chose the top-ten favorite posts which I was responsible for in 2020. I blamed this bit of self-aggrandizement on another writer who had done the same. Even mediocre artists sometimes steal, Picasso. This time, I blame no one but myself. The following ten posts, written […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Personal Faves 2021 (big hits and deep cuts)"
30:01 – The End During our last conversation in the Sunnydale High School Library, we were rapidly approaching the end of Act III of the episode “The Harvest.” We knew we were heading back to the Bronze, where the Harvest was about to begin, with beefy vampire Luke serving as the Master’s proxy. But, first, […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 2: “The Harvest” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 3 of 3."
15:01 – 30:00 We were on the cusp of Act II as we reached our first 15-Minute milestone in this episode. Buffy Summers ran into that guy who hangs around the Bronze a lot and who loaned her his leather jacket, all the while being mysterious and dropping cryptic hints about the Master and the […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 2: “The Harvest” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 2 of 3."
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Immunity Syndrome.” On this date in history, a one-megaton atomic bomb is exploded underground in Nye County, Nevada, as part of Operation Crosstie, to see if a nuclear […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.18 “The Immunity Syndrome” – (Original air date: Friday, January 19, 1968)"
This Amazon original series has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years now. After I began to watch Bosch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—among other Amazon Prime video offerings—I kept seeing the series advertised on their site. Each time, I reminded myself that as slots opened up on my viewing […]Read more "Jack Ryan: Season 1 — a review (Amazon Prime)"
Here’s what this Amazon Prime original series has done to me. The first few episodes of the first season made me a fan of the show. Okay, I was already a Harry Bosch fan after reading the first five or six novels written by Michael Connelly, who is also an executive producer on this series. […]Read more "Bosch (Seasons 4 thru 6) — a review"
Counting Solo and Rogue One (and not really counting The Clone Wars), there have been eleven motion pictures in the Star Wars universe. That’s one too many for a true 10-List. But, hey, I’m the one who makes the rules here. Around three years ago, I put up a post that ranked every Star Wars […]Read more "10-List: Star Wars Movies Ranked (plus one)"
00:00 – 15:00 Welcome to my deep rewatch—or, DeepWatch, if that doesn’t give you the wiggins—of the 144 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The plan is to watch every episode with an eye to detail, resulting in not just an annotated synopsis and review of each episode, but a running commentary about story construction, […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 2: “The Harvest” (airdate: Monday, March 10, 1997): Part 1 of 3."