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"
Satan is a popular character. After watching the most recent seasons of Lucifer and Supernatural, it occurred to me that the Devil has been a character in many works of fiction. For the record—hand to God here—I’m not including the Holy Bible, or any filmed works based on […]Read more "10-List: The Devil You Say: Lucifer on Film and TV"
I’ve never stopped being a fan of the series Supernatural. I compare it to all the different Trek series I’ve watched (well, of course I would compare it to Trek—have you met me?), in which even a less-than-stellar episode is still pretty good television. Prior to this season, however, the highwater mark for the show […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 12 — a review"
The one thing I was afraid of when Lucifer was exiled from Fox and cast down onto Netflix was that the streaming giant would flex its influential muscle and change the series that I had grown to admire and enjoy. I’m happy to tell you that this is pretty much the same show I’ve been […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 4 (Netflix Original) — 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"
This was the final season of Lucifer that aired on FOX, which cancelled the series soon after the cliffhanger finale. It was picked up by Netflix after this, and has now had a 10-episode Season 4, with a final Season 5 coming in 2020 to wrap up the story of Lucifer Morningstar and his friends […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 3 — 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"
I began watching Lucifer for several reasons. Each reason alone probably wouldn’t have been enough to motivate me to add another series to my already prodigious list. But, the cumulative effect of all the reasons made it impossible for me to continue not watching the show. Here are the reasons. One of my co-workers mentioned […]Read more "Lucifer: Season 1 — a review"
It’s safe to say, considering the turbo-viewing that Supernatural has gotten from me this year, that I am a fan of the series. This program has reinvented itself, sometimes in small ways, each season. Season 5 was no exception. If you will recall, Season 4 ended with Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) inadvertently releasing Lucifer from […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 5 — a review"
I’m watching this more than a decade after it first aired. Even so, I guess the polite thing would be to offer a SPOILER WARNING here at the start of my review. I’ve managed to stay blissfully unaware of anything that’s happened during the entire series, so I have to assume there are others out […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 4 — a review"