Five years or so ago, I was excited by the fact that HBO had purchased to rights to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series and that Jonathan Nolan was attached to develop the project. In my excitement, I re-read the original trilogy, plus the two sequels Asimov wrote in the 1980s. Asimov also wrote two “prequels,” focusing […]Read more "\\/\// Westworld: Season 3 — a review"
You know me. I don’t do many reviews of season premieres. Here’s the thing. I was pretty much sure that the story being told by Westworld during seasons one and two was over. I couldn’t imagine that there was anywhere else the story could go, really. My imagination is limited. If nothing else, this premiere […]Read more "Westworld: Season 3 Premiere “Parce Domine” — a review"
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’m not really a fan of musicals. I know, I’m a Neanderthal. I love music, I feel I should add; I just don’t like it when characters in a story break into song. It jolts me out of the story, out of the fictive dream. It’s why I’m not a huge fan of the movies […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — Premiere Episode “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” — a review"
I’m just going to assume that if you didn’t want spoilers you would have avoided anything on-line that had Game of Thrones in the title or description. That’s what I’ve done, and I managed to go into the last episode of the season without knowing how it ended. Yay! Mission accomplished. Now I’ve watched the […]Read more "Game of Thrones: Season 8 — a review"
What did I just watch? I know that Westworld has already been renewed for Season 3 on HBO, which makes the ending of Season 2 confuse me even more. In many ways, it feels like our story is over. Or, at least over in any meaningful way that would justify still calling this show Westworld […]Read more "Westworld: Season 2 — a review"
The question mark in the title isn’t a mistake. It’s just that I’ve been teased with this news before and was disappointed. A few years back, Jonathan Nolan was attached to the project and Foundation was coming to HBO. I was so excited by the news that I re-read all of the original trilogy and […]Read more "Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Coming to Television?"
I waited until after the seventh season of Game of Thrones had finished airing before I watched it. True confession time, here. Although I’ve been a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, which began with the 1996 publication of A Game of Thrones, I still haven’t read A Dance […]Read more "Game of Thrones: Season 7 — a review"