I guess the lead for this review is that Santa Clarita Diet has been cancelled by Netflix, and, apparently, we won’t get a Season 4. If the story were finished, I’d feel better about the cancellation. I wouldn’t feel great, because I’ve liked this series. But, I’d feel better. I like serialized story telling. […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 — a review"
I’m just going to assume that if you didn’t want spoilers you would have avoided anything on-line that had Game of Thrones in the title or description. That’s what I’ve done, and I managed to go into the last episode of the season without knowing how it ended. Yay! Mission accomplished. Now I’ve watched the […]Read more "Game of Thrones: Season 8 — a review"
In my reviews of the previous seasons, I think I include the caveat somewhere in the body of the writing that this is not a cartoon for children. This animated series about an anthropomorphized horse struggling with depression and multiple substance abuse issues has always had a tendency to go dark. Season 3 is […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 3: “That’s Too Much, Man!” — a review"
This was the first media tie-in novel based on the hit CW television show Supernatural. It was published way back in 2007 (even though I’m reading it just now, more than a decade later), and it was written by Keith R.A. DeCandido. I am familiar with DeCandido because, like me, he is a severe […]Read more "Supernatural: Nevermore, by Keith R.A. DeCandido — a book review"
Series creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner after the fifth season of Supernatural. He decided to concentrate on other things, including the television series Revolution, which I liked a lot; it was cancelled way too soon. But, this show about the monster-hunting Winchester brothers continued on. For another nine or ten years, it carried […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 6 — a review"
I’ve gone on record as a fan of the History Channel series Vikings. My love of the world created in this series, and its pantheon of larger-than-life characters, hasn’t suddenly come to an end. I’m still a fan (you can read my reviews for every season here), and I’ll be watching this series until the […]Read more "Vikings: Season 5 (Part 1) — a review"
No sophomore slump for Mrs. Maisel. Season 2 was another example of terrific television. The first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was about how Midge Maisel’s married life fell apart and how her life as a comedian began, almost by accident. The second season takes a couple of road trips out of Manhattan. […]Read more "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 — a review"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 During the mission to Homeus Depotus VI, Commander Spork pricked his finger on a thorn of a rose bush in the planet’s garden center. It was one of those flowers that proliferate in the Trek Universe, and Dr. “Ribcage” Macklemore says the thorn prick will either kill Spork or else take over […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 2: Chekov’s Terrarium (Or: Lt. Saavik’s Deviated Septum)"
I started thinking about writing this post not long after I began watching the television series Supernatural and Vikings. Both series had been on for years (more than a decade for Supernatural). I had been meaning to watch both of them, but I had all these various Star Trek series to watch, so it took […]Read more "Cancellation Celebration: All Good Things . . ."
I was so much younger back in December 2017, when I wrote my review for the first season of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville. Back then, I spent a lot of time comparing it to the latest entry in the official Trek universe, Star Trek: Discovery. I can see clearly now that this approach was misguided. […]Read more "The Orville: Season 2 — a review"