For the true collector, the announcement of a television or streaming series’s final season presents the opportunity to complete the collection, to have watched every episode of the series. While there will always be at least a tinge of sadness for anything coming to its end, there is also a certain measure of satisfaction to […]Read more "10-List: Final Seasons (that I am or will be watching)"
I can explain. Although I have previously sung the praises of television series with fewer episodes per season (the sweet spot is between ten and twelve episodes, in my opinion), the reality of this practice is that at two-episodes-per-week I manage to zip through a season pretty quickly. My original plan was to write a […]Read more "Hell on Wheels: Seasons 3 thru 5 — a review"
“Millennials may know more about my iPhone than I do, but very few of them have been taught how to properly address an envelope.” I’m a window clerk for the US Postal Service, and I’ve actually said the above sentence before. Out loud. Where people could hear me. I usually get a chorus of agreement […]Read more "Generation X (Or: a brief digression about putting people in boxes and calling them names)"
Previously, on VERSUS . . . The eight albums of Division VIII—featuring works from Paul Simon, Billy Joel, KISS, Bob Seger, Prince, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, and Foo Fighters—faced off on center stage, with the pleasantly melodic soft rock of Billy Joel pulling off a surprising upset victory. In this episode, we’re going […]Read more "VERSUS: Episode 10: Rock Album Deathmatch: There’s Something to be Said for the Silver Medalists: The Wildcard Round"
I am an incurable list-maker. This suggests that I am a planner and an organizer, and that doing things on impulse, on a whim, plays little role in my actions or interests. Nothing could be further from the truth. I enjoy making plans, I’ll admit. At this very moment in time, I know what television […]Read more "Workin’ Moms: Season 1 — a review"
I almost didn’t write this review. I’ve made a big deal in the past about how I rarely write unfavorable reviews. It’s not that I don’t make entertainment choices that I later regret. I do. I don’t like every book or comic that I read. I certainly don’t like every movie or television series that […]Read more "Days Gone — a video game review"
Over three years ago, I wrote and published one of my mini-tirade pieces listing the television series I had decided to stop watching. Three of these series—Gotham, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—I abandoned for only a short while, returning to watch them only as their final seasons were announced. I have since watched all of […]Read more "The Blacklist: Season 6 — a review"
01:00:01 – 01:15:00 The 15-Minute Federation docked at Starbase 1234, and we were finally able to take some well-deserved shore leave. The base is governed by the benevolent duo known as Dave & Buster, known throughout the galaxy for their old-school video games and free-flowing beer taps. Captain James C. Firewater also had a secret […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 5: Extreme Late-Term Abortion (Or: Saavik is All Vulcan)"
The finale of this series aired back at the beginning of March 2021. I was still quarantining with my wife back then, with a lot of extra time on my hands. Still, I never watched an episode of WandaVision the same day it aired, even though I was watching them soon after, perhaps even just […]Read more "WandaVision: Season 1 (and only?) — a review"
I’ve spoken on this topic before. Ad nauseum. You know what I mean. The secret of happiness is always looking forward to something. In my world, that something is largely entertainment choices—new seasons of television or streaming series, a new video game or book, movies, stuff like that. However, as I’ve explored this topic with […]Read more "The Last Blockbuster (documentary) — a review"