15:01 – 30:00 In case you missed the part where I explained the premise of this \m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/ project, I am writing an annotated synopsis/review of every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (commonly known in the fandom as BTVS) in fifteen-minute increments. This was inspired, in part, by podcasts such as Star Wars Minute, […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 2 of 3"
If I didn’t already know myself, and I just looked at my reviews for the first two seasons of Stargate SG-1, I would think that this Firewater dude was only lukewarm in his opinion of this science-fiction series. That’s not true. I like this series. Quite a lot, in fact. What it is, is that […]Read more "Stargate SG-1: Season 3 — a review"
00:00 – 15:00 When this episode of Buffy aired in 1997, Puff Daddy (with Mase) was still #1 on the US top-ten charts with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” while the Wallflowers’s “One Headlight” ruled the alternative charts. Around this time is when I realized my musical tastes were considered more “alternative” than “mainstream.” Over […]Read more "\m/15-Minute Hellmouth\m/: Buffy the Vampire Slayer DeepWatch: Season 1, Episode 5: “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (airdate: Monday, March 31, 1997): Part 1 of 3"
There is something exciting about beginning to watch a new series. Or, at least, a series that is new to me. Since February, the kickoff of our first fiscal quadmonth of 2022, I have watched (or am watching) the freshman seasons of the following television/streaming series. The Book of Boba Fett More great fun from […]Read more "10-List: First Seasons Watched Since February 2022"
My street cred as a comic book geek is mostly nonexistent. My personal slice of the space/time loaf—the timespan in which I actively purchased and collected comic books—was in the 1970s until the beginning of the ’80s. There was some Silver Age influence, especially on the DC Comics side of the equation where I cut […]Read more "Hawkeye: Season 1 — a review (Disney +)"
At first, I was skeptical that I would find enough common ground between a Korean-Canadian family and myself to really get into a situation comedy about a culture and country different than my own. I am an unrepentant Anglo- and Canuck-o-Phile. I’ve enjoyed many Canadian actors and comedians, and Canadian television ranging from The Kids […]Read more "Kim’s Convenience: a series review"
This is the quadmonthly happiness report for February 2022. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” “Read” Since the October 2021 update, the following books were completed: Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, by Keith R.A. DeCandido (urban fantasy/media tie-in) Big Damn Hero (Firefly #1), by James Lovegrove […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2022 Update): New Year, Same Pathology"
This Amazon original series has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years now. After I began to watch Bosch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—among other Amazon Prime video offerings—I kept seeing the series advertised on their site. Each time, I reminded myself that as slots opened up on my viewing […]Read more "Jack Ryan: Season 1 — a review (Amazon Prime)"
Here’s what this Amazon Prime original series has done to me. The first few episodes of the first season made me a fan of the show. Okay, I was already a Harry Bosch fan after reading the first five or six novels written by Michael Connelly, who is also an executive producer on this series. […]Read more "Bosch (Seasons 4 thru 6) — a review"
Maybe I have a flair for the dramatic. I’ve never thought of myself that way, but it could be true. I walked away from AMC’s The Walking Dead at the conclusion of Season 8. Not for one major reason, but for a legion of little ones. Some people would have been within their rights to […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 9 — a review"