Television

The Wonder Years: Season Five

The Wonder Years: Season Five

| June 14, 2016

As I was preparing this review, a few ideas popped into my head of how I could lead off the opening paragraph. I wanted to catch the reader’s attention with something inventive or eye catching. The more I contemplated this beginning, the more I realized that going the simple route was better. So here goes: […]

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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

| June 14, 2016

American animation studio Filmation produced this serialized adaptation of the Tarzan tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs for CBS beginning in 1976. The series embodies all the most predictable yet charming techniques at Filmation’s disposal including the rotoscoped figures and the oft-recycled sequences of animation that make Filmation cartoons what they are. As someone not well-versed […]

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Ballers: Season One

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Ballers: Season One

| June 10, 2016

It seems that you can’t step out your door these days without being hit with a promo for a new Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson project.  The man has established dominance in the marketplace.  What is his edge on the competition?  Well, while they’re sleeping, he is hitting the gym in between set visits.  His personal […]

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Manson’s Lost Girls

Manson’s Lost Girls

| May 10, 2016

It’s no secret that the made-for-TV movie format is one that I enjoy more than most folks do. Hell, I wrote my thesis on Marvel’s TV movies and even teach sections on TV movies in two of my classes! The history of the format is absolutely fascinating, and the importance of the TV movie in […]

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Silicon Valley – Season 2

Silicon Valley – Season 2

| April 18, 2016

Silicon Valley has been on my to watch list for a long time now, which is surprising since it has only done 2 seasons, but several of the podcasts I listen to rave about it.  It’s possible that my expectations were thus raised too high to really get into season 2, but I’m choosing to […]

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Veep – Season 4

Veep – Season 4

| April 18, 2016

Veep has always existed in the background of my life.  I’ve heard about it, know the basic premise, and have been meaning to check it out for a long time now, so when the opportunity to review the fourth season came along, I jumped at the chance since I tend to be a fan of […]

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Banshee – Season 3

Banshee – Season 3

| April 4, 2016

I haven’t checked out either of the first two seasons of Cinemax’s Banshee, but surprisingly had very little difficulty slipping into the third season and keeping up with what’s going on.  After the first scene, which sees the officers of the Banshee police department seeking vengeance for their fallen comrade in the previous season, everything […]

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season

| March 12, 2016

*This review will contain some minor spoilers for Game of Thrones. Read at your own discretion. “There is only one war. Life against death”, an utterance by the Red Priestess, Melisandre, in this past season of Game of Thrones and yet this idea echoes through the entirety of the TV show thus far. The series […]

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Fargo: Year Two

Fargo: Year Two

| March 1, 2016

In the 1950’s, the American film industry was frightened to their very core. No, it wasn’t from the looming possibility of Communist takeover. The fear was over the newfangled invention known as the television. Television, or TV, was a device that allowed people the luxury of watching moving images from the comfort of their homes. […]

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Girls: Season Four

Girls: Season Four

| February 16, 2016

HBO’s Girls is one of those shows (and it’s probably the MOST one of those shows) that divides people, which means ALL of those people are watching it and talking about it. Minor controversy has arisen over its seasons about everything from its racially in-diverse cast to its zeitgeist ponderousness, to straight up accusations of […]

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