I write a quadmonthly (that’s once every four months) update that I call “Looking Forward.” It’s a status report of sorts, based upon the conceit that happiness can be achieved by looking forward to something. In my world, that something, largely, are entertainment choices. “Read. Play. Watch.” is our corporate mission statement (with “Listen” as […]Read more "10-List: First Seasons (Started Since October 2020)"
What follows is my list of favorite comic book superheroes. In no particular order: Batman (DC) — The Batman that I love isn’t necessarily the original Bob Kane (with Bill Finger) Batman or the 1966 Batman with his campiness and go-go vibe. Nor is it the Frank Miller “old man Batman.” It’s definitely something in-between. […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Superhero Comic Book Characters"
First, a couple of ground rules for this 10-List. The sitcoms appearing on the list may still be on-air with syndicated reruns, but can no longer be producing new episodes. Also, I need to have watched all of the existing episodes, or close enough to “all” as to make no difference. Another arbitrary rule: No […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s 10 Favorite Sitcoms"
Here’s a list of my ten all-time favorite comic book artists. As of today. I winnowed down a very large list, cutting out many artists I admire and respect. You can tell that my list is heavily skewed towards older artists, which coincides with the years I was an active comic book reader. I am […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Comic Book Artists"
This is a weird list, I know. There are only 13 Star Trek movies, which means I had to exclude three movies from the list. That doesn’t mean that the movies listed are all great movies, taken as a whole. Just that they’re better than three other movies. I know. My 10-Lists are complicated affairs. […]Read more "10-List: Top-10 (of 13) Star Trek Movies"
After I watched Captain Marvel (great movie: you should check it out), I had completed all of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In point of fact, I had watched every MCU motion picture released to date. That’s a lot of movies, over a lot of years. 23 movies, in fact, over 11 years. […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top 10 MCU Movies"
Sometimes, the most difficult thing to do is to follow the rules you’ve set for yourself. I have ground rules for these things. A 10-List has ten entries only. No matter what. It’s not always the “Top 10.” Sometimes it’s the ten most essential items, or the ten things that best represent whatever it is […]Read more "10-List: All-Time Favorite Television Series"
Netflix doesn’t have a monopoly on streaming content. My wife and I are Amazon Prime members primarily for the free shipping, but also for Amazon Music and Amazon television and movie offerings. Here are the top-10 Amazon Prime television shows that I plan to watch at some point. The Man in the High Castle – […]Read more "10 Amazon Prime Television Shows I Want to Watch"