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"
It bothers me when Gilmore Girls is referred to as a “chick series.” I am an older man (I shuddered a little when I wrote the word “older,” but I guess it’s true), middle-aged only if I live into my 100s, which looks doubtful. While my testosterone levels may be lower than when I was […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 2 — a review"
When the new season of DC superhero shows premiered on the CW this fall, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was the one I was least anticipating. It’s also the one I decided I would stockpile to watch later when the other shows go on hiatus because my roster is full of so many current television […]Read more "DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3: Ep. 3.1 “Aruba-Con” – a review"
Goodbye, Tetch virus. Hello, Gotham Season 4. There were plenty of things to like in the third season. I liked the whole Mad Hatter and Captain Barnes/Executioner stuff. But, I did feel that the season seemed to lag a bit in the middle, and almost lost me as a viewer. But, I’ve already written about […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4: Episode 4.1 “A Dark Knight: Pax Peguina” — a review"
A new television series set in the Star Trek universe is cause for celebration among those of us who consider ourselves Trekkies. As difficult as it is for me to fathom, the last Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise, went off the air in 2005, twelve years ago as I write this. The gap between Star […]Read more "||[Boldly Going]|| Star Trek: Discovery: Episodes 1 & 2: a review and a celebration"
I can love a character without liking a character. While watching the second season of Transparent, it occurred to me that I didn’t really like any of the characters on this show. Maybe that’s a little harsh. I like Raquel the Rabbi, who is pregnant with Josh Pfefferman’s child during this season. And, I kinda […]Read more "Transparent: Season 2: a review"
After reading dozens of reviews of “Old Wounds,” the pilot episode of Fox’s The Orville, I revisited my own review. I had been afraid that I had been too harsh. Compared to many that I read, my review was a glowing one. I hope that MacFarlane and his cast don’t read the reviews. Nothing breeds […]Read more "The Orville Revisited: Episode 1.2 “Command Performance”"
Enterprise gets a bad rap sometimes. It was the only post-TOS series (so far) to make it less than seven seasons. Here, at the end of the second season, I’m already more than halfway through the series’ entire 98 episodes. Here’s the thing, though. It’s not a bad show. So far, I’ve enjoyed the special […]Read more "|||Boldly Going||| Star Trek:Enterprise: Season 2: a review"
As the first season of AMC’s Preacher ended, it seemed that the show’s trinity—Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy—were leaving a prologue and driving straight into the road-trip world of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon source material comic book. Season One managed to work in many important events from the comic, but it did so in a […]Read more "Preacher: Season 2: a review"
Neelix and Kes are my least favorite characters on Voyager. I just wanted to put that out there right at the beginning of this review of the second season. I’ll admit that this is a purely subjective thing, but any time that either of these characters spends too much time on-screen, my enjoyment of this […]Read more "|||Boldly Going||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2: a review"