Television

The Wonder Years Season Three

The Wonder Years Season Three

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Television can be a perplexing medium. Shows can range from high end quality (The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Boardwalk Empire) to bottom of the barrel drek (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jersey Shore). Some shows cater to specific age groups. Occasionally a show appears on the television landscape that brings viewers of multiple generations together. One such […]

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Peter Benchley’s Creature

Peter Benchley’s Creature

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you ever get the feeling, when you hear about an upcoming home video release, that perhaps the distributor is putting that title out just for you, as if their decision-making process had been cosmically driven by your deeply personal, esoteric interests? That’s how I felt when I learned of Olive Films’ upcoming Blu-ray release […]

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CPO Sharkey – Season 1

CPO Sharkey – Season 1

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

While I tend to watch newer TV shows or go back and watch stuff from within my lifespan, it is interesting to occasionally go back further and watch TV from an antiquated era.  I enjoy seeing how the world was different even if the world in question is being distorted by situational comedy.  Oddly, I’d […]

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Rogue: Season 2

Rogue: Season 2

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I honestly had no idea Direct TV had original programming.  I don’t know if that’s a symptom of not having Direct TV or just the show’s unpopularity, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me given every media outlet has original programming these days (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime).  Even the playstation network has an original drama […]

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Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Created by and starring Greg Poehler, and executive produced by his sister, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Welcome to Sweden is about an accountant leaving his life in Los Angeles to move in with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) in Sweden.  What happens next makes for an extremely conventional sitcom pretending to be original because its […]

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Broadchurch: The Compete Second Season

Broadchurch: The Compete Second Season

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I wrote in my review of Chris Chibnall’s ITV series Broadchurch’s first season that it left me wishing I had had more of this mystery to marathon right there and then, I don’t quite think I was hoping for the sort of experience that the series’ second season would provide. I don’t mean this […]

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The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Three televised retrospectives from the 1990’s comprise the bulk of the material in StarVista Entertainment/Time Life’s 6-DVD collector’s set: The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show. The Carol Burnett-hosted “Unforgettable Performances” (1991), the “All-Star Comedy Special” (1995) with Mary Tyler Moore, and the Smothers Brothers-hosted “50th Anniversary Special” offer viewers a celebratory Ed Sullivan nostalgia […]

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Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a fan of the 2003-2006 Cartoon Network Teen Titans series, I approached Teen Titans Go! with enormous skepticism rather than excitement. After all, I saw Batman go from the seminal Batman: The Animated Series to the in many ways equally significant Batman Beyond, only to then get the occasionally chuckle-worthy, yet largely unimpressive Batman: The […]

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The Rose of Versailles: Part 2

The Rose of Versailles: Part 2

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Set in the years leading up to the French Revolution, the twenty episodes collected in Nozomi Entertainment’s release of The Rose of Versailles: Part 1 set the stage for the people’s uprising, establishing Marie Antoinette’s naiveté as a ruler and the people’s unrest as the nobility flourished amidst the commoners’ starvation. The series’ final twenty […]

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Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

Space Dandy Season 1 Limited Edition Review (Funimation Exclusive)

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it was announced last year that Shinichiro Watanabe’s return to the genre that made him famous, anime fans around the world were rejoicing. Cowboy Bebop was a worldwide phenomenon, one that has showcased what the anime medium is capable of, in the highest degree and here Watanabe is, placing Space Dandy in the same […]

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