TV on DVD

Gotham: The Complete Second Season

Gotham: The Complete Second Season

| August 16, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] I’ve held off watching Gotham until now because the bulk of my friends’ initial reactions to the series proved overwhelmingly negative. Even now, I totally understand where […]

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11.22.63

11.22.63

| August 11, 2016

Two things that invariably draw me to a piece of film or television are the inclusion of time travel as a narrative device and the attachment of Stephen King’s name to a project. So it was only a matter of time then (no pun intended, truly) before I marathon-viewed the J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu original event […]

Supergirl: The Complete First Season

Supergirl: The Complete First Season

| August 9, 2016

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own. DC’s cinematic outings are proving to be highly divisive, so much so that we find ourselves in the midst of public outcry against Rotten Tomatoes over negative […]

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Confirmation

Confirmation

| August 5, 2016

The HBO film Confirmation, which premiered on the network last April, benefits greatly from the time of its release. Depicting the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which became a media circus when sexual harassment charges were leveled at Thomas by law professor Anita Hill, Confirmation asks provocative questions about race, gender […]

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Lego’s Nexo Knights: Season 1

Lego’s Nexo Knights: Season 1

| July 30, 2016

Trying to capture the magic of the extremely popular Lego Movie from a couple of years ago, Lego Nexo Knights is about a group of teenage knights living in a futuristic kingdom, using mystical weapons to battle monsters. After 100 years of peace and prosperity in the kingdom, the smallest ever class of Nexo Knights […]

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iZombie: The Complete Second Season

iZombie: The Complete Second Season

| July 13, 2016

iZombie is back, and I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help it, with bite. Seattle’s favorite med student turned zombie, turned morgue attendant/fake psychic for the police (yeah, I hear how that sounds) returns with a strong second season that does its best to recover from its simply okay season one and even adds a few […]

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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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