I am still a fan of the author Robert B. Parker, who passed away in 2010, leaving behind a bibliography approaching 70 novels. He is, perhaps, best known for his series featuring Boston private investigator Spenser. But he also wrote standalone novels, and other series books, such as those featuring female p.i. Sunny Randall […]Read more "Brimstone, by Robert B. Parker — a book review"
I can speak only for myself. I don’t know what the appeal of Sons of Anarchy was for anyone else, although I could extrapolate that knowledge from my own thoughts on the subject. Is it wrong to assume that fans of a certain thing share some traits in common? SOA covered seven seasons and 92 […]Read more "Mayans M.C.: Season 2 — a review"
photo by Sonja Langford on unsplash.com I’m a Beatles fan. I know, that’s a ballsy admission to make, since absolutely no one likes Beatles’ music. Regardless, this post isn’t about the Beatles really, although it was inspired by the band somewhat. Just the other day I was listening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band […]Read more "Looking Back: It was 20 Years Ago Today . . ."
The Good Place is a television show that is difficult for me to convince other people to watch. The description of its premise sounds absurd. Well. . . it is absurd, which is probably why it sounds that way. Unless you actually begin watching it and invest a little bit of yourself in the characters […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 3 — a review"
Satan is a popular character. After watching the most recent seasons of Lucifer and Supernatural, it occurred to me that the Devil has been a character in many works of fiction. For the record—hand to God here—I’m not including the Holy Bible, or any filmed works based on […]Read more "10-List: The Devil You Say: Lucifer on Film and TV"
I’ve never stopped being a fan of the series Supernatural. I compare it to all the different Trek series I’ve watched (well, of course I would compare it to Trek—have you met me?), in which even a less-than-stellar episode is still pretty good television. Prior to this season, however, the highwater mark for the show […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 12 — a review"
01:00:01 – 01:15:00 We could tell it was going to be a whimsical duty shift on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation because comical oboe music was playing over the ceiling speakers and our alien guest stars were all speaking in exaggerated Irish brogues. On the orders of Captain James C. Firewater, Commander Spork had […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 5: KHAAAAAANNN!! (Or: Chekov as the Manchurian Candidate)"
Okay, you had me at Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Justice League: Volume 1: Origin collects Justice League 1-6, originally published in 2011-2012 as part of The New 52 relaunch of DC Comics following the conclusion of the “Flashpoint” crossover storyline. Since then, beginning in 2016, DC has gone through a Rebirth, which I believe […]Read more "Justice League: Volume 1: Origin, by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams — a comic book review (the new 52!)"
The one thing I was afraid of when Lucifer was exiled from Fox and cast down onto Netflix was that the streaming giant would flex its influential muscle and change the series that I had grown to admire and enjoy. I’m happy to tell you that this is pretty much the same show I’ve been […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 4 (Netflix Original) — a review"
This is streaming on Netflix now, if you watched Season 1 and liked the show. Actually, it’s on Netflix whether you liked the first season or not. I should be more precise in my use of language. In order for me to consider a television comedy to be effective, it must pass a couple of […]Read more "I’m Sorry: Season 2 — a review"