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’ve written reviews of the first shows of new series I’ve watched before. I recall writing separate reviews for the first and second episodes of The Orville. I wasn’t crazy about the first, but I came around by the second. Still, I generally wait until I’ve watched the whole season. There are only eight episodes […]
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The first two seasons of the wonderful Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are beginning to feel like Act One of the overarching story of Miriam “Midge” Maisel (nee Weissman). Those episodes served to introduce the show’s huge cast of colorful characters and set up the inciting incidents that would prove to be pivotal […]
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On other occasions, I’ve mentioned that one of the benefits I’ve discovered in being an Amazon Prime member is my access to an untold number of television series, movies and documentaries that I might not otherwise watch through Prime Video. Geek, and You Shall Find was one of the documentaries the computer suggested I might […]
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No sophomore slump for Mrs. Maisel. Season 2 was another example of terrific television. The first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was about how Midge Maisel’s married life fell apart and how her life as a comedian began, almost by accident. The second season takes a couple of road trips out of Manhattan. […]
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Since my May 2018 post about Amazon Prime Video shows I wanted to watch, I have watched all of The Expanse (loved it, and began reading the novels) and I’ve recently completed the first season of Vikings. In this embarrassment of riches, this virtual cornucopia of entertainment options offered to us in the 21st […]
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I’ve found a new obsession and its name is Vikings, thanks to the History Channel and Amazon Prime Video. The first season was a rousing nine-episode peek into the world of the Vikings, through the lens that is Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmell), the possibly legendary Viking farmer who had the vision to imagine undiscovered lands […]
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