I began watching Lucifer for several reasons. Each reason alone probably wouldn’t have been enough to motivate me to add another series to my already prodigious list. But, the cumulative effect of all the reasons made it impossible for me to continue not watching the show. Here are the reasons. One of my co-workers mentioned […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 1 — a review"
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 “Journey to Babel.” On this date in history, the song “To Sir with Love,” by Lulu, still rules the US charts. Over in the UK, The Foundations’ “Baby, Now […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.10 “Journey to Babel” – (Original air date: Friday, November 17, 1967)"
How does that dad joke go? Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine. Get it? Seven ate nine? Lame, I know. But somehow fitting when talking about the seventh season of Supernatural. This is the season where the Leviathans are introduced into our fictional universe. Leviathans are the oldest creatures created by […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 7 — a review"
I’ve never read the book NOS4A2, by Joe Hill (who we all know is Stephen King’s eldest son). I have it on a shelf in my library closet. This is a deep, walk-in closet in our office that’s lined with bookshelves, which are, naturally, filled with books. The closet was built like this when we […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 1: Episode 1: “The Shorter Way”"
It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
What did I just watch? I mean, really. What was that? And why was it just so damned interesting? Doom Patrol is not the first show about unconventional superheroes, on television or at the movies. We’ve seen what kind of box office numbers Deadpool (a Rob Liefeld creation: Egads!!) is capable of generating. The Suicide […]Read more "Doom Patrol: Season 1 — a review"