After watching the seven episodes in the first season of Episodes, the viewer has some idea of what to expect from this Showtime/BBC series going forward. I liked Season One (see why it earned a respectable A- here), and I liked the show’s sophomore season even more. As the season opens, Sean and Beverly […]Read more "Episodes: Season 2 — a review"
The Stalk fires over her shoulder as she flees from the giant warthog creatures that are pursuing her. “Hell,” she says. “FUCKING HELL!” Into her phone, she says: “Phone: call The Will.” “Incoming call from. . . The Stalk,” says the phone on The Will’s personal spacecraft. He’s sitting at his kitchen table eating […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 3 (Part Three): The Stalk and The Will Were a Couple? Really?!? (Or: Alana Finds Out About Marko’s Other Woman)"
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Good questions, Freddie. Bohemian Rhapsody was the in-flight movie I watched while flying from Atlanta to Puerto Rico a couple of weeks ago. It had been on my personal watch list for a while, and a […]Read more "Bohemian Rhapsody — a movie review"
By the time a sitcom hits its fifth season, it knows what it’s all about. Or, it should. The creative forces behind New Girl certainly did, and Season 5 offers up generous portions of what we were already being served. Which is more funny stuff, of course. Zooey Deschanel was missing for a half-dozen episodes […]Read more "New Girl: Season 5 — a review"
Season 4 of the History Channel series Vikings was actually expanded to 20 episodes, after three seasons of 10 episodes each. However, there was a six-month gap between the first ten episodes and the last, and the parts were treated as separate story arcs. In effect, these were two different seasons. These episodes were marketed […]Read more "Vikings: Season 4 (Part 1) — a review"
A conversation I may have had . . . “Let’s just agree to disagree,” Steve said. I shook my head. I’m certain my expression showed my disgust. “What?” Steve said. “What’s up with that look?” “‘Let’s just agree to disagree,’” I repeated. “When someone says that, what they mean is ‘I’m right, you’re wrong, and […]Read more "Let’s Agree to Disagree"
This post was inspired by the late journalist Sydney J. Harris who would occasionally write a column he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things,” in which he included bits of trivia that just didn’t fit into any other column he was writing. Of course, this was in the days when the […]Read more "Fun Music Facts I Learned While Looking Up Other Things"