Over three years ago, I wrote and published one of my mini-tirade pieces listing the television series I had decided to stop watching. Three of these series—Gotham, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—I abandoned for only a short while, returning to watch them only as their final seasons were announced. I have since watched all of […]Read more "The Blacklist: Season 6 — a review"
Sometimes I don’t express my feelings as well as I want. Sometimes I don’t even know my own feelings about a television series (or whatever entertainment option I’m using to kill time) unless I think about it for a while. With most television series, I experience a mixed reaction. All shows have their good and […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 3 — a review"
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"
There’s a great deal of hate for the last season of Gilmore Girls. I stumbled upon that by accident, and it puzzled me at first. Then I found out that this was mainly due to the fact that creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino were no longer a part of the series because Warner Bros […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 7 — a review"
Mother. No, I’m not about to launch into a Danzig or Pink Floyd song. I also didn’t write the word because it’s part of some offensive slang burned into my wallet. (That was a Pulp Fiction reference, in case I’m being too oblique.) It’s just that it’s the specific word that occurred to me while […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 6 — a review"
Amy Sherman-Palladino and the other great minds behind Gilmore Girls know how to write characters that you grow to care about. That’s what keeps me watching this series, which is a veritable Masters class on characterization. Towns such as Stars Hollow, Connecticut, do not exist. They’ve probably never existed except on shows like this one, […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 5 — a review"