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"
BoJack Horseman is a cartoon. I don’t know why I feel like I have to qualify what I’m about to say by leading with that statement. It’s a cartoon with anthropomorphized animals in leading roles, such as what we’ve grown accustomed to in kiddie fare since I was a child. Which was a long […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 4 — a review"
In our time, most of the shopping malls seem to be a dying breed. It was refreshing to revisit the 1980s to experience a time when the mall was the place to hang out and see your friends, to experience crass materialism the way God intended us to. This series also evoked other ’80s memories, […]Read more "Stranger Things: Season 3 — a review"
I’m going to blame a Charlie Brooker-style technology glitch on my review of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which I referred to in the body of the text as “Dark Mirror” for, I don’t know, six or seven times. Too many times to laugh it off as a typo, at any rate. You won’t see my gaff […]Read more "Black Mirror: Season 5 — 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"
I guess the lead for this review is that Santa Clarita Diet has been cancelled by Netflix, and, apparently, we won’t get a Season 4. If the story were finished, I’d feel better about the cancellation. I wouldn’t feel great, because I’ve liked this series. But, I’d feel better. I like serialized story telling. […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 — a review"
In my reviews of the previous seasons, I think I include the caveat somewhere in the body of the writing that this is not a cartoon for children. This animated series about an anthropomorphized horse struggling with depression and multiple substance abuse issues has always had a tendency to go dark. Season 3 is […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 3: “That’s Too Much, Man!” — a review"
I was already a Santa Clarita fan after watching Season 1. More to the point, I was a fan of Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as Joel and Sheila Hammond, a realtor couple in Santa Clarita, California, trying to retain some sense of normalcy to their lives after Sheila becomes a walking, talking member of […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 — a review"
Yes, this Netflix original is a cartoon that features animal characters alongside human ones. And, yes, the lead character is a horse-man named BoJack, voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame. The show also relies, heavily, on sight gags and animal-centric puns. Here are a few: “Ewe-Haul” instead of “U-Haul.” Guitars signed by “Woodchuck” […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 2 — a review"
Ricky Gervais makes me laugh, even when he’s not trying to. I am a Gervais fan. I’m not alone in this, I know. He’s hosted the Golden Globes four times. Along with Stephen Merchant, he created the BBC versions of The Office and Extras. He’s won numerous awards, including two Emmys, three Golden Globes, five […]Read more "After Life: Season 1 — a review"