Category: Television Reviews

Game of Thrones Not Dethroned: Enjoy It By Making Snow Dragons in Your High Pile Carpet

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 After a long hiatus Game of Thrones (GOT) returned to HBO with exactly the right tone, and with pitch-perfect assembly. A show like Game of Thrones is a puzzle, and it requires exacting attention to detail. How characters re-encounter each other, what they say or don’t say, who […]

Review: Kate Beckinsale Confronts Her Conflict in Amazon’s The Widow

Kate Beckinsale expands her repertoire in Amazon’s The Widow, which appeared a few weeks ago on Amazon, and is now available in the UK on ITV. Many familiar faces join Beckinsale in The Widow.  Set in Africa, The Widow focuses on Beckinsale’s Georgia Wells, a seeming widow to a man lost to risky non-profit work […]

Star Trek: Discovery — My Red Angel Issues.

Star Trek: Discovery continues to offer the best looking Star Trek ever, but the writing continues to take the show where no Star Trek has gone before. Star Trek was built on a foundation of hard science fiction, not the magic of fantasy. Star Trek TOS occasionally touched on fantasy: a planet the fulfills wishes, […]

Review: Why We Love The Masked Singer

What a wacky and crazy fun show this is! Based a South Korean series called King of Mask Singer, the Fox series has take the web by storm. The mysterious qualities of The Masked Singer matched with the genuine talent (for some) of the performers is a great combination. I was very wary of this show thinking of […]

The Magicians Interviews 2018: Comic-Con International: San Diego

Cover photo credit and caption: COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO — “The Magicians Press Room” — Pictured: (l-r) Hale Appleman, Stella Maeve, Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, John McNamara — (Photo by: Tibrina Hobson/SYFY) The Magicians Interviews 2018 Now that we are into Season 4 of SyFy’s magicians, these interviews from Comic-Con International: San Diego […]

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2—The Review So Far

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2—The Review So Far Leading into Star Trek: Discovery Season 2…As we left the intrepid U.S.S. Discovery it had received a distress call. That call came from Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and his U.S.S. Enterprise. Where We Have Landed So Far It turns out the Enterprise had suffered from catastrophic […]

Review: Mars Season 2

Review: Mars Season 2 First of all, thank you to NatGeo and Mars Season 2 for throwing the best Comic-Con party a couple of years in a row. Dancing astronauts on stilts. Magical. Second, I liked Mars Season 1. It was fresh, a little detached as a docudrama should be and it included several obstacles […]

Review: The Orville, Season Two – The Reboot of Episodic TV We Didn’t Know We Needed

After a very long wait since the end of season one, The Orville finally returned. The sci-fi dramedy that garnered a loyal following from its first season that proved nearly all critics wrong. TV critics originally panned the show for being too much like Star Trek, too much of a spoof and a bad remake of Galaxy Quest. Any […]

Review: Netflix Original Travelers

The future is fucked. A sentient AI comes up with a scheme to fix it by changing the past. This AI is called “The Director.”  The Director sends the consciousness of volunteers back in time to occupy the bodies of people who history records as dying at a specific time and place. Those people form […]

Review: Golden Globes 2019

The Golden Globes mark the entry into awards season. There are many shows still to go that continue to help the industry indicate who may take home Oscar gold. Yet, winning along the way is also a very good thing. There were some surprises and some snubs in last night’s show. Hosts Andy Samberg and […]