As I’m typing this, I have two hours and thirty minutes to write and publish my Academy Award winner predictions. I didn’t used to wait until the last minute to make my guesses. I took them seriously. Like Robert DeNiro’s character at the beginning of Casino, I studied the films and nominees to determine who’d win. And […]Read more "In Moonlight Oscar Statues Look Blue"
No show is perfect. Every episode can’t be masterfully crafted. Even Mad Men laid an egg from time to time and ‘The Stray’ is Westworld’s first egg. Now, in terms of eggs, it wasn’t so bad. There were some good scenes, world building, and character development. But you know that old saying about how the bad outweighs […]Read more "Stray-cation"
There are some television series where their biggest obstacle is world building. More than just tone, world building gives the viewer a baseline for what is normal for the characters. For instance, on The Addams Family the characters lived in the present-day, but were well outside the norms of reality. The show established how, in this home and […]Read more "Roasting On An Open Fire"
I still remember when I first saw Westworld. I must have been eight or nine. We didn’t have cable yet so, if we didn’t watch one of the three networks, then we would just end up watching the movie on our local, non-affiliated tv channel, WYZZ. My age didn’t allow me to form an opinion of the […]Read more "To Hurt A Horse Fly"
I had plans for this weekend. I was going to buy groceries and go to the Brooklyn Book Festival. I was going to get shit done. But then I remembered season six of The Walking Dead is now on Netflix. Plans were scrapped and groceries were ordered online. These are my quick takes after each episode. EPISODE 1: […]Read more "The Walking Dead Season 6 Mega Watch"
Season: 1 Episode: 1 Episode Title: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire Original Airdate: December 17, 1989 Chalkboard: none Couch Gag: none Written by: Mimi Pond Directed by: David Silverman Guest Voices: none I clearly remember watching the first episode of The Simpsons. I was excited because the cartoon sketches were my favorite part of […]Read more "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
When I went into work last Monday morning everyone asked me about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Seeing it on opening night was all I could talk about for a week so naturally they asked, “How was the movie?” Followed by, “It didn’t get very good reviews.” And every time this was my response: […]Read more "Fight of the Century"