In the details that are available to everyone with a few simple keystrokes, I believe that the Netflix series The Crown is historically accurate. But the truth is, I don’t really care. I am of the school of thought that, once dramatized or reduced to narrative, all history is at least partially fiction. Certainly it’s […]Read more "TV Review: The Crown"
The Brass Cupcake was published in 1950, sixty-seven years ago as I write this review and fifteen years before I was born. It is not on any current bestseller list. I think I picked up this hardcover edition a few years ago (in my language, “a few years” can be anything from five to twenty […]Read more "Book Review: The Brass Cupcake, by John D. MacDonald"
Marvel’s Luke Cage is the comic book television series I didn’t know I wanted. Netflix knows what it’s doing with the Marvel projects it has been entrusted with. The first was the Daredevil series, which managed to wash the taste of that Affleck/Garner debacle out of my mouth and return me to the days when Frank […]Read more "Marvel’s Luke Cage: a review"
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 was always, to me, “that Star Trek about the space truck stop.” Like a cosmic Stuckey’s. But, I’m watching it now, and it has merit. While watching the first two-part episode, “Emissary,” I was initially distracted by Avery Brooks’s head. Brooks plays the role of Commander Benjamin Sisko, the new […]Read more "Boldly Going: Deep Space 9"
I just watched the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager. This was Caretaker: Parts 1 and 2, because the Star Trek Powers-That-Be like two-part first episodes. Short review: I liked it; I liked it a lot. Where to start? Well, let me think. I feel like I’m taking things a little out of order here. […]Read more "Boldly Going: Star Trek: Voyager"
Recently, I was reading up on the proper way to write reviews of television shows. It seems that this has become an interest of mine, both watching and reviewing, and I thought that I might make the attempt to do it correctly, as the professionals might. One of the rules that stuck out to […]Read more "Veronica Mars: Season 1"
Our first introduction into the expanded Star Trek universe represented by Star Trek: The Next Generation was a two-part episode, “Encounter at Farpoint, Parts 1 & 2.” Before I talk about that, I must make a confession: I was not always a fan of ST:TNG. In fact, I was whatever the opposite of a fan […]Read more "Boldly Going: Encounter at Farpoint, Parts 1 & 2"