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"
The character Harry Kim had a line in these series finale episodes that I’ve taken to heart: “Maybe it’s not the destination that matters. Maybe it’s the journey.” I feel this way, in general, about this entire Boldly Going project, which I am now a stone’s throw away from completing. After watching “Endgame,” I am […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Episodes 7.25/26—”Endgame”: a review of the series finale"
This is it. The end of a long, long road. As I’ve written before, this was my second trip through TNG, although it was the first time I’ve watched it from beginning to end in order. Without shame or qualification, I’m going to say that I love this series, and this rewatch has only reinforced […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7 — a review"
I awaited the premiere of Mayans MC with anticipation because I was a huge fan of Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy. I also enjoyed his work on The Shield. I looked forward to The Bastard Executioner for the same reasons, and it lasted only a season. Since Mayans was a return to that outlaw […]Read more "Mayans M.C.: Season One — 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 “The Alternative Factor.” “Happy Together,” by The Turtles, is spending its second week at the top of the Billboard Top 100. “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” both by […]Read more "||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.27 “The Alternative Factor” – (Original air date: Thursday, March 30, 1967)"
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"
The problem is that we’re comparing apples to apples here. I’m comparing all of the sixth seasons of TNG, DS9, and Voyager to each other. While Season 6 of DS9 was airing, Voyager was on Season 4. The fourth season of Star Trek: Voyager was unequivocally better than the sixth season of DS9. And, since […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6 — a review"
As I am easing into the final season of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, I believe I’ve already crossed the pinnacle of the series in Season 4. It has been the best season of the show so far, I think. I’m withholding judgment (no, I’m not), but it’s unlikely that Season 7 will be better. […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Season 6 — a review"
The first season of The Gifted surprised me. No, it didn’t surprise me by being more of the same “mutant superheroes being persecuted and treated as the unwanted minority du jour.” That comic book trope has been with us since at least the beginning of the X-Men, and isn’t likely to go away. The surprise […]Read more "The Gifted: Season 2 Premiere: Episode 2.1 “eMergence” — a review"