When I heard Disney was doing a She-Hulk series I was ecstatic and very, very worried. Not that I spent a whole lot of emotional energy on it, but I really loved She-Hulk in the comics when I discovered her during John Byrne’s fantastic run. JB’s She-Hulk was comedy gold. She-Hulk was the “Anti-Hulk.” She … More Don’t Hulk on She-Hulk
So I waited until I could see the entire first season at once and binge-watched Ms. Marvel in a couple of nights (my favorite way of viewing the MCU’s mini-series offerings). I wasn’t expecting that much from it; something as actiony and intermittently lighthearted as Hawkeye, perhaps. I was pleasantly surprised. Ms. Marvel is “the … More Don’t Miss this Marvel!
In 2016 I reviewed the premiering TV series, The Good Place. I have a weakness for oddball shows that don’t always do well (one of my favorite Best Canceled Series will always be Wonderfalls). So I worried that The Good Place would prove too outside-the-box for many viewers to appreciate and stick with. I also … More The Great Place
Which of these two doesn’t look comfortable? Jean Paul Sartre once wrote “Hell is other people.” He also wrote “Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.” Neither statement has much obviously to do with The Good Place, a great new TV comedy. WARNING: EVERYTHING FROM HERE DOWN IS PRETTY MUCH ALL SPOILERS Eleanor Shellstrop … More In A Good Place
I am the opposite of an art snob (or literature snob). I think JK Rowling deserves her millions. So does every indie band that goes mainstream to cash in big, and every writer who scores a movie franchise. But. I will be the first to admit that money can be the enemy of quality, whatever … More Money Is (Sometimes) The Enemy Of Art
Question: What is the difference between a monster and a person with an unusual dietary requirement? Answer: Timing. Disclaimer: I don’t like zombies. Really. They’ve been done to death. And yes, this may just be that kind of “punish”ing review. Because I like this show. So far a lot, although only two episodes in it’s … More Smart TV (I was going to say brains on TV.)
The Harlequin, in one of her many costumes. So… A lot has happened since Thanksgiving–nothing above-the-fold newsworthy, but progress on several fronts. The above piece is the last of the Sentinels’ character pics and now the artist is beginning work on the gamebook’s cover. And that’s just the most visible sign of progress. The playtest … More News, Stuff, Things.
I didn’t think I’d actually write about this, but I just can’t seem to let it go. I’m a big Castle fan. Well, not big–I don’t buy memorabilia, follow series news, or even know anything about the cast. But I’ve seen every episode and own all the seasons on DVD, and that’s pretty big for … More Castle and Cerebus Shifts
Well that was disappointing… So, I recorded and watched the pilot episode of Constantine, after looking forward to it for months. All I can say is… Meh. Which is too bad; so far this season, DC had been batting pretty good. The Flash got off to a good start, and so did Gotham. I had … More The Trials of Constantine