In my review of Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery, I discussed my ambivalence towards the series. Even after watching the first fifteen episodes of the show, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I understand that first seasons can be problematic. Star Trek: DSC suffered from the same first-season woes as every Trek […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 — a review"
I just returned from the Amazon website. I ordered the third book in this series, Abaddon’s Gate. I plan to read something else as a palate cleanser before starting that one. That’s what I did between Leviathan Wakes and this one, and it seemed to work well. I guess I’m pretending that I have all […]Read more "Caliban’s War (The Expanse Book #2), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
Elsewhere, I have often repeated the bit of stolen wisdom that purports that happiness is having something to look forward to. I still believe this to be true. We’ve all heard of the sophomore slump. It refers to an instance in which a second effort doesn’t meet the relatively high standards set by the first. […]Read more "The Sophomore Slump: Second Seasons I’m Looking Forward To"
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 “Metamorphosis.” On this date in history, the #1 song on the US charts is still “To Sir, With Love” by Lulu. In the UK, the #1 song is “Baby, […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.9 “Metamorphosis” – (Original air date: Friday, November 10, 1967)"
I’m not surprised that I like Mrs. Maisel. Of course I knew it was a multiple Emmy-winning show before I watched the first episode, but there have been Emmy-winning shows that I didn’t particularly care for. Just like the Academy Award isn’t a guarantee that I will like a movie. No, I knew I would […]Read more "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 — a review"
It’s safe to say, considering the turbo-viewing that Supernatural has gotten from me this year, that I am a fan of the series. This program has reinvented itself, sometimes in small ways, each season. Season 5 was no exception. If you will recall, Season 4 ended with Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) inadvertently releasing Lucifer from […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 5 — a review"
Now that we’re two seasons into this series, we know what to expect going forward, don’t we? The stars of Episodes are Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig), successful British comedy writers transplanted to the USA to make a Hollywood version of their successful British show, and, of course, Matt LeBlanc (a […]Read more "Episodes: Season 3 — a review"
The word “sitcom” is short for “situation comedy.” Typically, a sitcom will center around a fixed group of characters in a particular situation, or setting. For instance, Cheers was a sitcom that centered around the employees and customers of a Boston bar. News Radio was about characters who worked at a news radio station. Wings: […]Read more "New Girl: Season 6 — a review"
This is a review for the 2017 Wolverine movie directed by James Mangold. There’s another Logan, released in 2010, that’s apparently a Christian action/comedy. I’m sure it is a perfectly good film, but it doesn’t have Hugh Jackman or Patrick Stewart in it. Mangold also directed The Wolverine, a movie I haven’t watched yet, as […]Read more "Logan — a movie review"
The second half of the fourth season of Vikings elevates the season as a whole, even though the story of Ragnar Lothbrok takes some turns here that I don’t really like. Episode 11 “The Outsider” would have come seven months after Ep. 10 back in 2016, which is why these two halves are treated […]Read more "Vikings: Season 4 (Part 2) — a review"