Season 13 would be the last season of the CW’s Supernatural to have 23 episodes. When I finished watching this season, there were only forty more episodes to watch—20 episodes each in Seasons 14 and 15—until the series finale, which will come just a few months into 2020. After I watched the finale, “Let the […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 13 — a review"
Nothing reveals character as much as dialogue. This applies in real-life as much as it does in fiction. I can hear your objection to this. Talk is cheap, you say? Actions speak louder than words. I understand your position on this. If a person’s actions are inconsistent with the words they speak, that still reveals […]Read more "I Like The Way You Talk (How Tarantino, Sorkin & Kevin Smith Won Me Over with Dialogue)"
The final eight episodes of Season 6 of Netflix’s amazing animated series BoJack Horseman are scheduled to drop on January 26, 2020. This review is for the first eight episodes of the last season. Those of you who still dismiss animated shows as kiddie fare haven’t been watching this one, which pairs anthropomorphized animals and […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 6 (Part One) — a review"
“Quotidian” is a highly unusual word that means “everyday” or “ordinary.” Which I think is ironic. I’m not claiming that the following are original words of wisdom at all. However, I think each one offers wise advice, and since I can’t find out the original author for any of them, they might as well belong […]Read more "10-List: Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"
The West Wing premiered in the fall of 1999. Although I never watched a single episode until 20 years later, I remember this time period well. I was making some heavy-duty career moves and literal physical moves to another state while my personal life was unraveling. While I had enjoyed creator Aaron Sorkin’s work on […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 1 — a review"
This post has nothing at all to do with issue #600 of Action Comics, which was published in 1988 and celebrated 50 years of Superman history. Three additional decades have passed since then. Side note: there’s no traditional 80th anniversary gift, unless it’s a headstone or cremation urn. It’s not that this comic book wouldn’t […]Read more "Issue #600: All New! 80-page Giant Golden Anniversary Issue (or maybe I just put up my 600th post)"
This was platinum trophy #5 for me. That’s a humble brag. It took me seven months to earn this platinum trophy, and, I promise you, I won’t spend seven months on a video game that’s not worth the time. I earned this trophy mostly organically, but I had to refer to the internet for help […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey — a video game review (Platinum Trophy #5)"
Y: The Last Man, Book Three collects issues #24-36 of the graphic novel originally published more than a decade ago. Please understand that I’m getting current on this relevant piece of pop culture before any television series premieres. I was a latecomer becoming a passenger on The Walking Dead bandwagon, watching the television series […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book Three, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., and Goran Sudzuka — a comic book review"
The season begins with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) waking up in the center of the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, back in 1948. She discovers that the British won the Battle of Culloden, just the way they had before she journeyed into the 18th century. She is pregnant with Jamie’s child and reunites with her […]Read more "Outlander: Season 2 — a review"
This quote has often been misattributed to Hemingway, just as it is here. There’s no evidence that this piece of advice ever originated with Ernest Hemingway at all. According to Quote Investigator, the most likely source of the original quote was a novel by humorist Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben, written in 1964, three years […]Read more "Write Drunk, Edit Sober (good bad advice on how to tap your creativity like a keg)"