The Other Side of Darkness!

 

Gone gone gone, he been gone so long.

I stepped into the vortex and found myself on the other side, in another dimension. It was difficult to get back but here I sit… if anyone cares.

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December always brings about year-end fodder about best of and worst of, well, everything from movies to brands of toothpaste. I kind of get pissed off about them. They are mostly ridiculous. However, as a buddy would constantly tell me—“who the fuck cares!”

Hear hear, who does indeed? Well, unfortunately… I do, and not only because I consider myself the voice of reason and taste. I am also sick and tired of style over substance these days, as well as, dark over the light. Those trends have been going on too long and it’s time for another shift. Continue reading

With Great Viewership Comes Great Responsibility!

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                       Future’s past!

Superhero, sci-fi and fantasy shows are the flavor of our time and I couldn’t be happier. Arrow, The Flash, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and Agents of Shield—just to name a few—are all impressive or at least fun to watch, programs.

Then there’s Gotham… just saying that name brings a smile to any fanboy. Unfortunately, this show leaves much to be desired. Continue reading

Look Up at the “Falling Skies.”

Falling-Skies-2The best sci-fi show you are not watching may possibly be the very one you should.

Do you enjoy tech or story? Having both is clearly the objective but all too often tech, and its jargon, get in the way of great science fiction storytelling.

In the case of the show, Falling Skies, that doesn’t seem to be a problem (at least for the humans) because the evil aliens have invaded and decimated the Earth along with most of its population.

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Arrow… A Quiver Full!

arrowThe island from Lost seemed like a mysterious, interesting and adventurous place to go if, you know, you were on your way to the big cheese. Gilligan’s Island had perfect climate, palm trees and two beautiful but very different women to spend time with. Tom Hanks had a volleyball named Wilson. However, the island that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was lost on for five years did not seem like a bunch of laughs. Arrow, yes a CW show, is quite possibly the most riveting show on television. I didn’t say it was the best but not since 24 has a show been so frustratingly quick after forty-four minutes. Continue reading

Girls… Can’t live with them… pass the salt!

Girls-TV-Series-WallpaperAs season three concludes it is, now, time to reflect on the show called Girls. That is, now that all the exultation and wonder and merriment about this groundbreaking show has subsided. After all, it has been three seasons and there are newer, au courant (look it up) shows to call irreverent, revolutionary and the good ole ditty; “can’t miss.”

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Modern Family… Modern Problems!

modern-familyA few years ago a somewhat fresh new show came along with a diverse take on the “Family” comedy genre.  Three separate but connected families showed that different family dynamics all make for great comedy. Modern Family has been on for five seasons and it has won four Emmys. I watched it from the beginning and it was funny… for the first half of that first season. The problem is that for some reason the last episodes of that season were absolutely unwatchable. I stopped watching and was flabbergasted to learn that the folks who vote for the Emmys not only nominated it but gave Modern Family the award for best Comedy. I almost fell out of my lazy-boy chair. I mean, what were you thinking!

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