There’s a secret to making a fantasy story work effectively. You introduce subject matter that you know is ridiculous—whether magic, fairies, monsters or other supernatural elements—and then treat it seriously. You establish rules for your fictional universe. And then . . . you follow them. In my review of Season 13 of Supernatural, I made […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 14 — a review"
Since I finished watching the entire run of Gilmore Girls (and loved it), The Crown is that series that I sometimes feel like I should apologize for being a loyal fan of. It is a soap opera. About the British royal family, no less, a subject I’ve never had the least bit of interest in. […]Read more "Netflix’s The Crown: Season 3 — a review"
When I finished with Season 1 of Castle Rock, I really couldn’t see where they could go with the story in the future. I thought that the show writers had written themselves into a corner. When Season 2 began, and featured none of the characters or apparent storylines from the first season, I thought: “Aha! […]Read more "Castle Rock: Season 2 — a review"
Perhaps there was a less cryptic title for this post out there, but this is the one I’m going with. In many ways, this is a companion post to another one I put up recently, an argument against binge-watching. This one is about the polar opposite of binge-watching: Not watching at all. At least for […]Read more "The Pause That Refreshes (the art of delayed fandom gratification)"
I didn’t think a sequel to the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons classic Watchmen comic (much less the Zach Snyder movie) was possible. I was mistaken. Having finished the season, though, I’m not certain that there will be another. The finale ends on a semi-cliffhanger, which made me think another season was in the works. I avoided […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — a review"
I’ve always claimed that I don’t really engage in binge-watching. I still say this is true, if the accepted definition of binge-watching is the “now common practice of watching many episodes of a television show in a single sitting” [Macmillan Dictionary Blog]. It’s not that I have never done this. Sharon and I binge-watched […]Read more "An Argument Against Binge-Watching (Happy New Year!)"
Season 13 would be the last season of the CW’s Supernatural to have 23 episodes. When I finished watching this season, there were only forty more episodes to watch—20 episodes each in Seasons 14 and 15—until the series finale, which will come just a few months into 2020. After I watched the finale, “Let the […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 13 — a review"