Yes, I’ve heard about what’s going on with most of the Marvel shows on Netflix. I plan to write a separate post about that. This one is a review of the third season of Daredevil. Matt Murdock/Daredevil was killed during the collapse of Midland Circle in last year’s Defenders. Well, we, the viewers, knew he […]Read more "Daredevil: Season 3 — a review"
I’ve written, more than once, that I am not a binge-watcher of television shows. The Kris Kristofferson song “The Pilgrim” contains the following lyrics: He’s a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction. Yeah, that about sums me up, I’d say. The word “hypocrite” may actually apply as well, since there’s no term more precise […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 1 — a review"
Okay. Let’s face facts here, gang. This is a ridiculous show. I’m not kidding. Ridiculous. It has few redeeming qualities, and I’ll probably forget most of it in a few years. It is not a deeply layered drama with multidimensional characters and themes that stick with you for more than a few days. It’s schlock, […]Read more "Riverdale: Season 2 — a review"
00:45:01 – 01:00:00 Captain James “Claudius” Firewater briefly called a red alert earlier today when Communications Officer Lt. O’Hara (who got the job because his name most closely resembled Uhura’s) spilled his pumpkin spice latte on the communications station board. There were a few sparks and O’Hara dropped the stainless steel honey spoon he keeps […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 4: Hey, Look Who’s Back, Y’all! (Oh, Spoilers . . .Spock Joins the Party and He’s a Pooper)"
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 Changeling.” On this date in history: Although the movie was released in August, Bonnie and Clyde was still #1 at the box office on this Friday. This movie […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.3 “The Changeling” – (Original air date: Friday, September 29, 1967)"
This post is going to focus on two tried-and-true, and overused, Christmas plots: “A Christmas Carol,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I’m going to assume that you’ve watched and/or read the source material for both of these plots. If not, go ahead and do so now, and avoid all of the television episodes that have […]Read more "TV Tropes: Christmas Episodes"
N.K. Jemisin was the author—with Bioware creative director Mac Walters—of the novel Mass Effect: Initiation. I read that video game tie-in because it was Mass Effect, not because it was Jemisin. But, I discovered that I liked the story and the writing a lot, and anyone who could make Lt. Cora Harper a more interesting […]Read more "The Killing Moon, by N.K. Jemisin — a book review"