15:01 – 30:00 In Part 1 of this BTVS DeepWatch, Buffy Summers and the mysterious guy known as Angel finally spend the night together in Buffy’s bedroom. No, not like that. It’s more of a chaste, mostly-innocent sleepover. Buffy takes Angel to her home, inviting him inside, which is important because he’s a—you know—vampire, a […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 2 of 3"
I was at our local hospital’s imaging center a few days ago for a couple of CT scans. I’ll spare you the reasons at this time, because that’s not the point of this post. If it becomes something worth talking about, you can rest assured that I will. My wife and I were sitting in […]Read more "Don’t Touch That Dial (Or, a brief digression about waiting room televisions, HGTV, and the reasons why the pursuit of knowledge is more fun than knowledge itself)"
Some of these had only a single season yet live on in the memories of those of us who watched them. Firefly (2002) Well, of course Firefly. You had to suspect that this Joss Whedon television series would be on the list. I’ve written about the series before. Since the past is the only predictor […]Read more "10-List: Television Series that Ended Too Soon"
00:00 – 15:00 Before this episode begins, we get a “Previously on Buffy…” segment. I believe this was the first, but I could be mistaken. The title of this episode is “Angel,” and this “Previously on…” segment seems to be about Angel, in part. Go figure. The rest is about the Master and the Anointed […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 7: “Angel” (airdate: Monday, April 14, 1997): Part 1 of 3"
I end up watching the first seasons of a lot of different series, most of which I never write about. I’m always looking for that elusive next show, the one which makes me look forward to watching the next episode, the next season, or all of the seasons. This doesn’t happen often. I didn’t expect […]Read more "Longmire: Season 1 — a review"
I assembled a comprehensive list of movies and television series that I believe would be considered to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not just motion pictures this time. This included the various Marvel One-Shot short films but excluded the pre-Tom Holland Spider-Man movies and the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. I look […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top-10 MCU Properties (New and Improved!!)"
The journalist Sydney J. Harris (who died way back in 1986) would occasionally include works titled “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things” in his syndicated column, which I used to read in The Charlotte Observer newspaper. That’s essentially what this post is about. When you tell everyone that you stole someone else’s idea, […]Read more "Things Learned While Looking Up Other Things: the messy mind of a fact hoarder"
30:01 – The End The library at Sunnydale High School is the perfect place for us to meet to talk about these episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, I know this is one of our main sets for only the first three seasons. But, I liked the library, with all of its musty old […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 6: “The Pack” (airdate: Monday, April 7, 1997): Part 3 of 3"
Here’s how I started watching this one. Netflix uses an algorithm that learns the viewer’s taste in television shows and movies, based on previous selections and ratings, then begins to make recommendations for entertainment choices based upon this history. When I was a business college student way back in the Pleistocene Epoch, targeted advertisements based […]Read more "Van Helsing: Season 1 — a review"
The CW has announced that Season 9 of The Flash will be the final season. I will watch it as it airs. It’s that completist pathology—the collector’s curse—that drives me to watch all of something. If you share even a portion of the genome sequence that causes this, you understand what I mean. The first […]Read more "The Flash: Season 8 — a review"