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"
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)"
I’m writing this review not because this was a spectacular episode of TNG (it’s not), nor because it’s a bad episode (it’s not that, either). On my personal 5-star rating system, in which 5 stars is apparently almost unattainable (I’m a tough grader) and 3 stars would be considered an “average” episode, one that […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 4.17 “Night Terrors”"
After seeing the title to this episode, I was certain it would have a football theme. I was disappointed that the fourth season of iZombie premiered so long after the NFL season was over, though. This would have been a great show to watch while we were getting ready to watch Tom Brady lose the […]Read more "iZombie: Season 4 Premiere: “Are You Ready For Some Zombies?”"
When I began the Boldly Going project, in which I will watch every minute of televised Star Trek produced to-date, my plan was to post reviews of each season and then of individual episodes that I thought stood out from the rest. I meant this in a positive way, and I’ve posted reviews of […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 4.10 “The Loss”"
All things come to an end, and it looks like the fourth season of Transparent will be the last I watch of the show. I haven’t read anything about it recently, so I can’t say whether the series will continue without Jeffrey Tambour, who quit the show after being accused of sexual harassment by […]Read more "Transparent: Season 4 – a review and a requiem"
I began watching Black Mirror last year, catching up on the three BBC series before watching the first Netflix-produced season. I just finished watching Season 4 on Netflix, and I have to say that the show hasn’t lost a step. In fact, it may even be getting better. Black Mirror is a Twilight Zone-esque anthology […]Read more "Black Mirror: Season 4 — a review"
“Best of Both Worlds” will always be a special TNG story for me. I know, it’s a two-parter that ended the series’ third season on a dramatic cliffhanger and started off the fourth with a bang, and multitudes of Trekkies hold these episodes in high regard. I’m not saying I’m special. But, “Both Worlds” […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: TNG: Episodes 3.26 and 4.1 “Best of Both Worlds, Parts 1 and 2” – a review"
I’ve already said that of the shows I refer to as the NextGen Trek series—TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise—Star Trek: Voyager ranks in last place as of the conclusion of the third seasons of all four shows. This sounds worse that it is, really. I ranked TNG in third place. All of the series […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3 – a review"