I’m not big on labels. I am a writer. And if I’m pressed on the issue, I’ll cop to being a reviewer but never a critic. Here’s the main difference between a reviewer and a critic, according to me. Critics get paid to finish watching things, even movies and television series that they don’t like, […]
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I take a lot of series on a test run. Some I watch and become addicted to, and I watch more. Some, not so much. These are the first seasons I’ve watched or started since October 2022. Farzar (Netflix) Another animated series, this one brought to you by the same team responsible for Paradise PD. […]
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I watch two episodes of television each day. The first I watch before going to work each morning, and the second I watch during my lunch. This is on workdays, of course. I usually stick to the two-per-day rule on the weekends as well. You’re ahead of me on the math, I’m sure, and you […]
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Way back in 1980 (maybe late 1979—you know how comic book publication dates work), I purchased The Savage She-Hulk #1, a Marvel comic book written by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee and illustrated by legendary artist John Buscema. The title lasted for twenty-five issues, but I never bought another after the first. Honestly, […]
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Yes, it says “Season 1” next to the series title above, but Netflix has already cancelled Cowboy Bebop. Call it Season One and Only. I’m not sure what I expected from this series. Netflix kept recommending it to me because apparently the only panem et circenses I require, as a member of the unwashed masses, […]
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This is the quadmonthly happiness report for October 2022. Our belief here at FirewaterCorp is that happiness is defined as always having something to look forward to. In our world, choices in entertainment play a huge role in this pursuit. Our company motto is “Read. Play. Watch. Listen.” And, then, of course: “Write About It.” […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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