November 16th, 2017
I loved the first season of Stranger Things, it was one of the best shows I had seen in a very long time. But I had a really, really bad feeling about season 2, mostly because most shows that have an outstanding first season fall apart entirely in the second, because as I’ve said before, most shows blow their load on the first season and have no clue what to do if they’re lucky enough to get renewed.
So I was very wary going into the second season because I figured I was going to be very disappointed.
And wow was I wrong about that!
So let’s get into the second season of Stranger Things and why this continues to be an amazing television series!
November 14th, 2017
Caramel Day One
It recently occurred to my wife and I that our newest dog, Caramel, has never, not once since the day we got her at 6 weeks old, slept through the night somewhere other than on someone’s bed. Not once. She’s almost 2 years old now and she has never had to sleep alone.
November 9th, 2017
The Last Ship is yet another series that started off strong but they clearly didn’t know what to do with a second season when they got it, or a third, or a fourth. I think they did a passable job in the second year, but it’s been drifting downward ever since. It just gets more and more unrealistic as time goes on, until there’s no way to suspend disbelief. It just gets ridiculous after a while.
So let’s see what went wrong in season 4, because this thing is going down for the last time as far as I’m concerned.
November 5th, 2017
My wife and I were going through the garage one weekend, trying to get things cleaned up and organized, when we pulled out a big pile of boxes marked “con-stuff”, things that we had collected over the years from various and sundry conventions.
Well, after sorting through all of it, I decided to scan a bunch of the program guide covers from San Diego Comic-con that we’ve been to. Keep in mind, I started going in the mid 70s and went straight through until 2009 when we gave up because it stopped being fun. I know I didn’t keep a lot of the early guides and some have been lost over the years, but here’s a selection from the mid 80s until 2009 at least. Enjoy.
November 2nd, 2017
I’m always looking for a good sci-fi show and there have been plenty of pretenders to the throne this year. Some have been good, some not so much. This time out I look at the first season of Salvation, a CBS drama that promised a lot of race-against-the-clock action. But did it deliver? Let’s take a look.
October 26th, 2017
There really wasn’t anything good for Halloween on this year, and with TV shows ending left and right, we decided to hit up Amazon Prime to see if there was anything but awful low-budget movies to watch. We came across this, a 26-episode series that aired back in 1996, hosted by Christopher Lee, that detailed the first 100 years of horror movies worldwide. Classic horror? Sign me up!
October 22nd, 2017
It could have had potential, I’ll give it that, but 2016’s Einstein’s God Model, directed by Phillip T. Johnson, just never delivered on the promise.
Now this is an indie movie that has been around the indie circuit and has some things to recommend it. Some of the acting, although certainly not all of it, is decent, the idea, as I said, has potential and the visuals are interesting, but I really think the whole thing falls apart in the end into incoherence.
So let’s take a look at a movie that I started off with high hopes for, but which just couldn’t make it to the end.
October 19th, 2017
I tried to like The Strain, I really did. I loved the books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan and I had high hopes that when the series premiered on FX, that it would be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the stories in the books.
Now why in the world would I ever think that? So now that we come to the end of the road, and thankfully so, here are my thoughts that are the slow-motion disaster that was The Strain.
October 17th, 2017
I know I’ve talked about this before in relation to MMOs, but I think I’ve about hit my limit with regard to another form of gaming, the Android app. Most games out there are just grind-heavy, not to keep you playing the game longer, but to get you to buy premium products and services to get around the time-wasting efforts that you have to go through to actually get anywhere.
October 15th, 2017
I’ve actually fallen way, way behind in doing movie reviews of late. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, but there have been so many movies coming out, both the good and the bad variety, that I’ve completely lost track of what I have to do. So now that it’s hit Bluray, here’s my look at the 2017 Wonder Woman.
Now a lot of people seem to think that this has broken the DC curse, an actually good movie that goes far above garbage like Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad. But is it really? Because I’m sure I’ll have an unpopular opinion. So let’s take a look.