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"
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"
My best friend, from junior high school all the way through four years of undergraduate studies, was a great guy named Jim. He was wicked smart and off-the-wall in all the good best-friend ways. Our bond was always a strong one. He was the best man in my wedding (well, my first one, at any […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 11 — a review"
A coworker told me that she watched some of the first season of Lucifer, and she liked it, but stopped watching it because her husband said the show was Anti-Christian, portraying Satan as a hero. He suggested that watching the series could make God angry at her. My wife doesn’t watch a lot of the […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 2 — a review"
Series creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner after the fifth season of Supernatural. He decided to concentrate on other things, including the television series Revolution, which I liked a lot; it was cancelled way too soon. But, this show about the monster-hunting Winchester brothers continued on. For another nine or ten years, it carried […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 6 — 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"