I’ve written two reviews of this series without talking about its theme music. Let’s remedy this omission, shall we? The title track in the musical score of Peaky Blinders is always the song “Red Right Hand,” by Australian band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The song itself is dark and bluesy, with cryptic lyrics. […]Read more "Peaky Blinders: Season 3 — a review"
This is the third media tie-in novel for the television series Supernatural that I’ve read, and the second one written by DeCandido. He wrote the first in the series: Supernatural: Nevermore. I gave that one a respectable grade in a review you can read here. I look for certain things in a media tie-in. The […]Read more "Supernatural: Bone Key (Supernatural #3), by Keith R.A. DeCandido — a book review"
Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “The One-Armed Man.” On this date in history, Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” was #1 on the R&B charts. I recently heard it on one of those television […]Read more "Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 1: Ep. 1.5 “The One-Armed Man” (Original airdate Thursday, May 3, 1990) — a review"
You don’t need additional reasons to hate the character Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy). You’ll still get more reasons during Season 3, anyway. In most real ways, this Showtime series is about the Gallagher children, not about their father. Frank is more of a force of nature, existing primarily to complicate plots. Seldom are the […]Read more "Shameless: Season 3 — a review"
Welcome to FirewaterCorp’s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” happiness report for June 2020. Our abiding philosophy is that happiness is derived from always looking forward to something. And, in our world, where quiet contemplation isn’t really something desired during the waking hours, most of what is looked forward to are our choices in entertainment, pleasurable ways to […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness"
You probably don’t have to play the rest of the Uncharted video game series in order to play and appreciate this one. But, I recommend that you do. Playing the four games that led up to this standalone adventure would give you history and character backstory to add a little more depth and texture to […]Read more "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy — a video game review"
Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Rest in Pain.” On this date in history, if this is your birthday, you are a Milennial, and you recently turned 30 years old. So, Happy Birthday! […]Read more "Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 1: Ep. 1.4 “Rest in Pain” (Original airdate Thursday, April 26, 1990) — a review"
Let’s get it out there, right in front. No Fitz. Almost no May. That’s nearly a “New Deal” breaker. See what I did there? Dad jokes. I got ’em. I also have a love-hate relationship with time travel stories that I’ve documented somewhere before, in what I choose to call the past (you see, time […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 Premiere “The New Deal”"
It has occurred to me that I have a subheading marked “podcasts” that has very few posts in it. A few years ago, I worked a lot of evening dispatch shifts at the post office, which meant—in my particular office—that I worked alone much of the time, preparing the outgoing mail for shipment to Little […]Read more "10-List: My Favorite Podcasts in 2020"
This review is wholly unnecessary. I know that. You don’t have to tell me. I am an unrepentant fan of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s series. I’ve read all five of the novels written by Adams, all more than once. Plus, I also read the sixth novel, And Another Thing . . ., written by Eoin Colfer, […]Read more "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC) — a review"