Musings on Fall 2016 TV: Hits and Misses

When a television show is good, well when it is to me, it’s like magic. It combines all these different, varying elements and creates this tale that draws me in, envelops me in this wave of unique storytelling and takes me on a journey that I don’t want to leave most of the time. That’s what good television is supposed to do, it whisks you … Continue reading Musings on Fall 2016 TV: Hits and Misses

What I’m Watching: Fall 2016

With every fall comes a new season of television and Fall 2016 is no different. Old shows return and new shows are trotted out for our viewing pleasure. Some new shows fail almost immediately and others will hang on for the rest of the season. Returning shows have the job of keeping us engaged and entertained, and if it applies, avoiding the sophomore slump. The … Continue reading What I’m Watching: Fall 2016

Ultimate Superhero Showdown 2016

If you turn on your television on any given the day of the week you’re sure to find a television show that is based on a comic book and its characters. This increase comic book based shows have reached a new height not seen in live action television before. These shows come in many different forms: amazing ones, good ones, campy ones, ones that follow … Continue reading Ultimate Superhero Showdown 2016

Superhero Showdown #15

May 2 – 6 “Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” (Well, unless you’re Ray Palmer, then you should probably reconsider considering your relationship track record.) Doubt played upon the minds of all our heroes this week on the superhero-riddled lane of television and my, did it take a … Continue reading Superhero Showdown #15

Superhero Showdown #14

Apr 25 – 29 Acceptance isn’t always easy. It’s a process. In the beginning, we may fight against it, we thrash, we struggle, and we protest, ignore the truth of the situation and turn on our blinders. But slowly, the truth bleeds through the fantasy and the reality of the situation sinks in and acceptance occurs. There may be anger, pain, tears and heartbreak but … Continue reading Superhero Showdown #14

Superhero Showdown #13

Apr 18 – 22  What words, what thoughts, what emotions come to mind when you think of family? Blood? Choice? Lineage? Friendship? Loyalty? Love? Support? Trust? Belief? Binds? Sacrifice? Guidance? The swirling maelstrom of what family is what our heroes tried to understand and unravel in this week’s stroll down the superhero-ridden lane of television. You know the rules: 5 shows, 3 rounds, and only 1 … Continue reading Superhero Showdown #13

Superhero Showdown #12

April 11 – 15  Fear. It’s one of the most primal and innate emotions that human beings feel. It has been central to our evolution and survival on this vast blue planet we call Earth. But there is a distinction between survival and living. And living means sometimes facing those fears, those changes, those perceived threats and dangers and overcoming them. Fear was what our … Continue reading Superhero Showdown #12