Maybe I have a flair for the dramatic. I’ve never thought of myself that way, but it could be true. I walked away from AMC’s The Walking Dead at the conclusion of Season 8. Not for one major reason, but for a legion of little ones. Some people would have been within their rights to […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 9 — a review"
I can explain. Although I have previously sung the praises of television series with fewer episodes per season (the sweet spot is between ten and twelve episodes, in my opinion), the reality of this practice is that at two-episodes-per-week I manage to zip through a season pretty quickly. My original plan was to write a […]Read more "Hell on Wheels: Seasons 3 thru 5 — a review"
I arrived at this television series, which aired for five seasons on AMC from 2011 to 2016, the way I arrive at most things: ass-backwards. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware that the show existed, or if I said American westerns didn’t appeal to me. I love a good western, and still […]Read more "Hell on Wheels: Season 1 — a review"
This is Firewater, the pseudonym of the person writing this review of the unique television show Dispatches from Elsewhere. For the purposes of this post, imagine that Firewater is You. If you’ve watched this television event, that introductory paragraph made more sense to you. If you haven’t already watched it, strap in, because damned little […]Read more "Dispatches from Elsewhere: Miniseries — a review"
I’ve come to praise Preacher, not to bury it. However, the series is over. Season 4 was its last and we all knew that going into it. The story was allowed to play out to its unnatural conclusion. The final season seemed consistent with the previous three, for good or ill. It’s been a while […]Read more "Preacher: Season 4 — a review"
I reviewed the premiere episode of NOS4A2 way back at the beginning of June. It was titled “The Shorter Way,” and it gave the viewer a quick glimpse into what this series was going to be all about. You don’t need me to tell you whether or not this show is something that will appeal […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 1 — a review"
I’ve never read the book NOS4A2, by Joe Hill (who we all know is Stephen King’s eldest son). I have it on a shelf in my library closet. This is a deep, walk-in closet in our office that’s lined with bookshelves, which are, naturally, filled with books. The closet was built like this when we […]Read more "NOS4A2: Season 1: Episode 1: “The Shorter Way”"
Better Call Saul just might be the best show on television right now. I’ve probably said that about other television series, and, I assure you, I meant it every time. I really mean it this time. Since BCS is a prequel series to AMC’s Breaking Bad, do you have to watch Bad in order to […]Read more "Better Call Saul: Season 4 — a review"
Well, God was willing, and I humbly received another season of AMC’s irreverent graphic novel adaptation Preacher. This has been another great, gory season, and I hope that we can prophesize at least one more season. There is so much more of this singular world to explore. The Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic books will always […]Read more "Preacher: Season 3 — a review"
A selective memory is both a curse and a blessing. It’s a curse because, well, I don’t remember everything the way I want to at times. Like, I’ll be able to name most of the movies I’ve seen a well-known actor in, but I won’t be able to come up with his name easily. Or, […]Read more "Preacher: Season 3 Premiere “Angelville” — a review"