Feminists and TV

You might think this belongs on my other blog where I talk about geeky stuff, but I’ve really started to see this more in light of crazy feminists who only look at TV series in terms of the gender of the people they cast.  This whole thing came up as I was listening to a […]

Should Kids Get Scared?

This seems like a pretty good topic for Halloween, so good in fact that I’ll do two posts on Saturday.  I subscribe to a couple of movie review YouTube channels and one of them is the Nostalgia Critic.  He’s usually funny, his reviews are entertaining, but you don’t turn to any of these channels for […]

I Threw Away My Cable Bill

Actually, I did this a while back but I was recently contacted by DirecTV who has been desperate to get me back since I dropped their service more than 5 years ago to go with Verizon’s FIOS.  That kind of got me thinking about the whole thing and while I was thinking, I came up […]

Gay Characters in Cartoons

I ran into someone on Twitter who was bemoaning the fact that in most cartoons, there are no clearly gay characters and damn it, there ought to be!  I asked them what kind of characters they wanted and they said we should see two male characters kissing or two female characters holding hands or whatever, […]

Business with Racist Overtones

I get really tired of having to explain reality to liberals.  I’ve talked about this a couple of times before, but the liberal stupidity keeps rolling along and I’m putting this here to keep from overly politicizing my other blog. For those in the dark, there’s been a “movement” of sorts, I suppose, to pressure […]

TV Thursday – 6/20/13

This is where the real summer doldrums kick in, most shows are over for the season and there are only a few to keep watching.  Within the next couple of weeks, the list will shrink still further, as Warehouse 13 wraps up for the season on July 8 and Continuum has only 5 more episodes.  […]

Considering DC Superheroes

I was talking today with a friend who went to see the midnight showing of Man of Steel.  Now I am not a Superman fan, in fact, I’m not a big fan of any of the major DC superheroes, I have a fundamental problem with the way that DC handles their characters.  DC, at least […]

Positive Outcomes in Media

Believe it or not, I’m a die-hard optimist.  I know it might not seem that way to read some of the things I write, but I want people to generally succeed, I want the situation to generally improve and I want people to overcome obstacles and become better people for it.  In fact, that’s one […]

TV Thursday – 6/13/13

Burn Notice rejoins the list for it’s final season.  I was going to put Falling Skies back on as well, but after watching the first episode of the 2-part season opener and realizing that I have no reason to enjoy or watch the show, a show I’ve been highly critical of since it first started, […]

TV Thursday – 6/6/13

The schedule continues to change, this week we finish off two more series and look forward to some new ones returning next week.  Orphan Black completes it’s freshman season and Psych takes a break until Christmas while we wait for the 2-part season finale.  Plus, I throw in a review of the first half of […]

TV Thursday – 5/30/13

This is going to be a short week because most of the shows are off for the summer and others are skipping a week for the holiday, therefore it’s a good thing I have a bunch of Orphan Black episodes to review! Continuum #2×05 – “Second Opinion” – Kiera and Alec are trying to find […]

TV Thursday – 5/23/13

You gain a few, you lose a few.  On this week’s TV Thursday, Arrow, Elementary and Doctor Who all go off until next season, but I decided to take a look at Orphan Black, something that came on with the return of Doctor Who a couple of weeks ago, and I actually like it so […]

TV Thursday – 5/16/13

  This week on TV Thursday, we bid adieu to a number of programs that have shown their season finales.  Castle and Person of Interest both leave our weekly countdown this week and Arrow, Elementary and Doctor Who go away next week.  Luckily, all of these shows have been renewed for another season.  Fair warning […]

TV Thursday 5/8/13

Over the next several weeks, the network shows start ending for the season so this list will get much shorter over the summer as I’ll be left with only the cable shows.  It will start to pick up again toward the end of summer. Arrow #1×21 – “The Undertaking” – As the first season winds […]

TV Thursday – 5/2/13

I just wanted to remind people that spoilers abound in all of my reviews, I am going to spoil pretty much every bit of the story so if you haven’t watched these episodes and don’t want to be spoiled, go watch, then come back. Arrow #1×20 – “Home Invasion” – This was a very busy […]

TV Thursday 4/25/13

Bones #8×23 – “The Pathos in the Pathogens” – It was something different this week, the team is dressed in blue air-tight suits when a potential bio-terrorist threat sends them scrambling to identify what killed their victim.  The CDC sends in one of their top men and together, they all work to identify the woman, […]

TV Thursday – 4/18/13

Here I was thinking it was going to be another slow week, but then shows I thought were on hiatus came back, one show that was on a mid-season break returns, another I got two episodes to finish out the season and we even have the 2-part pilot to a new show making it into […]

TV Thursday – 4/11/13

Very slow week this week, Bones, Castle and Mentalist are all taking time off, Walking Dead is over for the season and new and returning shows like Defiance and Warehouse 13 don’t start until later in the month.  Ah well, let’s see how things went with the few shows that were actually on. Arrow #1×19 […]

TV Thursday 4/4/13

Arrow #1×18 – “Salvation” – It looks like Oliver isn’t the only vigilante in the Glades, someone has been kidnapping bad guys who have harmed the Glades, putting them on every TV in town and giving themselves a chance to defend their actions.  If he doesn’t like the explanation, he puts a bullet in them […]

TV Thursday – 3/28/13

It’s lucky for me that the next two weeks will be a bit light, a couple of shows are taking a hiatus.  I’ll be away for the next weekend almost immediately after this posts so I can’t spend my weekend catching up on new shows. Arrow #1×17 – “The Huntress Returns” – As the title […]

TV Thursday 3/21/13

Bones #8×19 – “The Doom in the Gloom” – Unlike most Bones episodes, this time we get to see the victim die instead of just seeing the aftermath.  A young woman, part of a doomsday prepper cult, gets roasted to death in her remote cabin.  Bones and Booth are immediately convinced that it is one […]

TV Thursday 3/14/13

It was a slow week as networks desperately try to stretch out their shows until the next sweeps month, several shows are skipping weeks to make what they have left in the pipeline last so this will be a short list of reviews. Following #1×08 – “Welcome Home” – Someone please explain to me how […]

TV Thursday 3/7/13

Arrow #1×16 – “Dead to Rights” – While I’m not really a huge fan of Geoff Johns as a writer, he usually does a passable job and often comes reasonably close to greatness.  This is the first episode of Arrow where he was the sole writer and I think he did an excellent job here.  […]