I rate each episode of Supernatural as I view it, giving each a score from zero to five stars. Looking at my spreadsheet and judging it objectively, Season 8 seems to have earned a cumulative score less than that of Season 7, which I gave a report card grade of B+. But . . . […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 8 — a review"
It was the Showtime/BBC series Episodes that finally made me a Matt LeBlanc fan. Not Friends. I mean, Joey Tribbiani was okay, in a vacuous meathead himbo sort of way. And his most famous catchphrase—”How you doin’?”—remains a part of my personal repertoire. But, Joey was strictly B-team on Friends, the sidekick, the friend-of-a-friend, never […]Read more "Episodes: Season 5 — a review"
The heart of the series New Girl has always been the relationship between Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson). As we enter the last season of the program—after a three year time jump—it seems that the will-they-or-won’t-they plot that has threaded its way through the series has finally settled on will-they […]Read more "New Girl: Season 7 — a review"
I’ve been delaying my review of the second half of Season 5 of Vikings. I don’t like writing unfavorable reviews. A fact that, along with an inability to write anything without injecting myself and the ubiquitous “I” into the review itself, prevents me from ever becoming a professional critic. I like writing about things that […]Read more "Vikings: Season 5 (Part 2) — a review"
I’m going to blame a Charlie Brooker-style technology glitch on my review of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which I referred to in the body of the text as “Dark Mirror” for, I don’t know, six or seven times. Too many times to laugh it off as a typo, at any rate. You won’t see my gaff […]Read more "Black Mirror: Season 5 — a review"
I began watching Lucifer for several reasons. Each reason alone probably wouldn’t have been enough to motivate me to add another series to my already prodigious list. But, the cumulative effect of all the reasons made it impossible for me to continue not watching the show. Here are the reasons. One of my co-workers mentioned […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 1 — a review"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Journey to Babel.” On this date in history, the song “To Sir with Love,” by Lulu, still rules the US charts. Over in the UK, The Foundations’ “Baby, Now […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.10 “Journey to Babel” – (Original air date: Friday, November 17, 1967)"