Television

HBO’s Crashing

HBO’s Crashing

| August 1, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Pete Holmes for many years now.  While he was hosting The Pete Holmes Show, I would often catch the various sketches he would put out on youtube where he plays Batman or Professor X, or a fight promoter in the Street Fighter universe.  His Batman vs. Superman sketch is […]

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

| August 1, 2017

When Jane (Shailene Woodley; The Decendents) and her son Ziggy (Iain Armitage; Young Sheldon) move to an upper-class oceanside community, they find themselves immediately swept up in the drama that revolves around the mothers of the kids in Ziggy’s class.  Jane immediately befriends Madeline (Reese Witherspoon; Cruel Intentions), who feels she needs to interject her […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 2

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

| August 1, 2017

I wrote in my review of Junjo Romantica: Season 1 how little plot developed in that season outside the courtship of the three primary couples. No outside threats, no antagonists, just six men trying to find workable ways to approach their relationships with one another. We are talking about a Boys’ Love anime with a title […]

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Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Seventh and Final Season

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Seventh and Final Season

| July 31, 2017

Well, it happened. After seven seasons, the Liars finally receive their moment of relief after years of terrorizing from “A.” Or did they? Emily, Allison, Hannah and Spencer have seemingly been through it all. Betrayal. Deceit. Violence. Imprisonment. And all between the ages of 16-25. This obviously left fans wondering: just what tricks do the […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 1

Junjo Romantica: Season 1

| July 11, 2017

In 2008, the staff at Studio Deen, the producers of such anime series as Rurouni Kenshin (1997-1998) and Fruits Basket (2001), adapted Shungiku Nakamura’s “Boys’ Love” manga, Junjo Romantica, into a 24-episode anime. As a Boys’ Love series, Junjo focuses specifically on interconnected homosexual relationships among six Tokyo men. With a perfect balance of comedy […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 (Spoilers)

| June 30, 2017

In the 1997 Simpsons episode “Lisa’s Sax,” Homer Simpson sits down to watch Twin Peaks. His thoughts on the matter: “Brilliant! But I have no idea what’s going on.” It’s safe to say that, collectively, Twin Peaks: The Return Part 8 has left us all feeling the same way. We’re almost at the halfway point […]

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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

| June 19, 2017

Time Life’s home video release of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is one of the most delightfully formidable collections I’ve ever dipped into—a bit of a contradiction, I know, but hopefully you’ll see what I mean soon enough. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In ran for 140 episodes from 1968 to 1973 and Time Life […]

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Archie’s Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series

Archie’s Weird Mysteries: The Complete Series

| June 13, 2017

If you happen to like both Archie Comics and old B-movies, then the 1999-2000 animated series Archie’s Weird Mysteries is clearly for you. Sure, that’s an oddly specific demographic, but I found myself drawn to it, as I somehow met both these criteria. Admittedly, my interest in Archie Comics did not persist much following my […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| June 6, 2017

There are thirteen episodes left of Twin Peaks: The Return, and it’s safe to say that David Lynch and Mark Frost are taking their sweet, sweet time. Typically, thirteen episodes would provide plenty of time for a television show to wrap up any runaway plot threads. But Twin Peaks is not just any show, and […]

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Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 3 & 4 (MINOR SPOILERS)

Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 3 & 4 (MINOR SPOILERS)

| May 30, 2017

If Parts 1 and 2 of Twin Peaks: The Return were a relentless slog through the new nightmare world that is Twin Peaks, Parts 3 and 4 are our reward for sticking through so much pain and confusion. All of the comedy that the first two episodes lack can be found in Parts 3 and […]

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