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"
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"
While it remains true that I’m a throwback, a curmudgeonly oldster who lives a disturbing amount of his time in the past, adverse to change and seriously un-hip to the latest trends in fashion, music and technology, I still surprise myself, on occasion, by moving away from my comfort zone to try out a new […]Read more "10-List: First Seasons Watched (Since April 2022)"
I’ve been sitting on this review for a while. Allow me to explain. Like you, I am a complex person. I have certain mission statements, philosophies, operating systems—whatever names you want to give to whatever it is in my brain that governs what I do, think and write. On one hand, I’ve always considered myself […]Read more "Ozark: Season 4 (Netflix) — a review of the final season"
I just watched the Marvel Studios series Agent Carter on Disney +. No, this wasn’t my first time watching it. I watched it the first time it aired, way back in 2015 and 2016, and was sad that it was cancelled. It has joined that list of television series that were cancelled too soon, in […]Read more "Agent Carter: Seasons 1 & 2 — a review"
30:01 – The End Previously on 15-Minute Hellmouth . . . Buffy meets and likes the sensitive Owen Thurman, who likes Emily Dickinson poetry because of her fascination with the morbid. Buffy attempts to go on a date with Owen, but issues concerning the Master, a vampire club known as the Order of Aurelius, and […]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 3 of 3"
This is the quadmonthly happiness report for June 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.” […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2022 Update): Are You Not Entertained?"