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"
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"
I almost didn’t watch Pennyworth. You want reasons? Well . . . I knew it was developed by Bruno Heller, the British gentleman who also created the show Gotham for FOX. It’s not fair to let that sentence stand alone like that. It makes it sound like I didn’t like Gotham, which is not wholly […]Read more "Pennyworth: Season 1 — a review"
When I saw this series on Netflix, I thought I had never watched an episode before. As it turns out, I had watched one of them, maybe one-and-a-half. It is most likely that it was on my television screen and I was doing something else while it was on, but the feeling of deja vu […]Read more "I’m Sorry: Season 1 — a review"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Catspaw.” On this date in history: Lulu’s “To Sir With Love” is still burning up the charts in the US, while the Bee Gees’ “Massachusetts” reigns in the UK. […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.7 “Catspaw” – (Original air date: Friday, October 27, 1967)"
There are SPOILERS in this post. You have been warned. At the end of Season 1, Sam, Dean and John Winchester were involved in a serious car accident. As Season 2 opens, Dean is in a coma, possibly dying. Sam and his father John have suffered minor injuries. Dean has an out-of-body experience and a […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 2 — a review"
Some writers, and some showrunners, get it. It’s about the characters. If you allow the characters you create to come to life, whether on the page or on the screen, the stories that develop from them will be more engaging, on one hand, and less important, on the other. Character-driven stories are the best kind, […]Read more "New Girl: Season 2 — a review"
You would be correct in thinking that a show like Supernatural would be right in my wheelhouse. And, you would be forgiven for wondering why I never watched the series until after it had been on the air for—what?—over thirteen years? Yeah, the show premiered on the old WB network way back in September […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 1 — a review"
Okay. Let’s face facts here, gang. This is a ridiculous show. I’m not kidding. Ridiculous. It has few redeeming qualities, and I’ll probably forget most of it in a few years. It is not a deeply layered drama with multidimensional characters and themes that stick with you for more than a few days. It’s schlock, […]Read more "Riverdale: Season 2 — a review"
It took a full seven seasons to get there, but Voyager finally won a round against TNG and DS9. This was the best seventh season of Trek . . . so far. Voyager finally took the gold. Neither TNG nor DS9 turned in a particularly strong season. This much is true. But, even if both […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 7 — a review"