In our time, most of the shopping malls seem to be a dying breed. It was refreshing to revisit the 1980s to experience a time when the mall was the place to hang out and see your friends, to experience crass materialism the way God intended us to. This series also evoked other ’80s memories, […]Read more "Stranger Things: Season 3 — a review"
A coworker told me that she watched some of the first season of Lucifer, and she liked it, but stopped watching it because her husband said the show was Anti-Christian, portraying Satan as a hero. He suggested that watching the series could make God angry at her. My wife doesn’t watch a lot of the […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 2 — a review"
I am not fully invested in DC’s Rebirth. I’m still playing catchup with the various Crisis stories, Flashpoint, and the New 52. However, I did read this first volume in the new spate of Batman stories. I have my reasons. Reason #1: This book was available to check out, without paying anything extra, on the […]Read more "Batman (2016-) Vol. 1: I Am Gotham — a comic book review"
Jessica Jones goes out on a high note. Netflix cancelled this series (along with the rest of the Marvel Netflix series) even before the third season premiered. The creators and showrunners of the series didn’t pull any punches on the final season, which, in many ways, was even stronger than Season 1. These Marvel shows […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 3 — a review and a farewell"
The right thing to write, I guess, is that this was a landmark series that forever changed DC Comics. Not to be a contrarian, but this limited-series of seven issues didn’t exactly rock my world. Was it good? Mos’ definitely. Was it great? Not by a long shot. That’s my review in a nutshell. Shall […]Read more "Infinite Crisis, by Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, and Andy Lanning—a comic book review"
I rate each episode of Supernatural as I view it, giving each a score from zero to five stars. Looking at my spreadsheet and judging it objectively, Season 8 seems to have earned a cumulative score less than that of Season 7, which I gave a report card grade of B+. But . . . […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 8 — a review"
If you’re already a fan of Insomniac Games’ masterful Spider-Man video game for PlayStation 4, I don’t have to sell you the three-part downloadable addon known collectively as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Everything that you liked about the campaign in the main game—it’s in there. The inverse is also probably true. If there […]Read more "Spider-Man: “The City that Never Sleeps” DLC — a video game review"
This is a review of the novelization of the “Knightfall” storyline that spanned an entire year of Batman comics during 1993-1994. Actually, three separate storylines: “Knightfall”, “Knightquest”, and “KnightsEnd”. The novel itself was first published in 1994, some twenty-five years ago as I write this review. So . . . not exactly a timely review. […]Read more "Batman: Knightfall, by Dennis O’Neil — a book review"
It was the Showtime/BBC series Episodes that finally made me a Matt LeBlanc fan. Not Friends. I mean, Joey Tribbiani was okay, in a vacuous meathead himbo sort of way. And his most famous catchphrase—”How you doin’?”—remains a part of my personal repertoire. But, Joey was strictly B-team on Friends, the sidekick, the friend-of-a-friend, never […]Read more "Episodes: Season 5 — a review"
00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Nurse Transept has lodged a formal complaint because, other than the occasional pretty yeoman who briefly joins the crew, she is the only female on board the 15-Minute Federation. She says that this has led to a hostile work environment, and that she is forced to do double-duty as the voice of […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 3: Kirk Deals with an Angry Ex (Or: The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Crew)"