I’m not at all shy about saying that I download 100% of my television viewing without exception. Sure, I pay for FiOS and all of the various and sundry networks get their little cut of my monthly fees but I don’t do it for that, I do it because it’s part of my Internet package. If I could cut it, I would and not feel bad about it at all.
A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.
Now we’re down to a few shows so I figured I’d throw in the second season of Metal Hurlant Chronicles since Syfy actually showed both seasons back-to-back. That brings us up to 6 shows for the week, a welcome change from the previous 13, especially since I don’t have that much time to watch on a holiday week. Believe is going to last us 2 more weeks, Continuum another month, hopefully that will get us through to late June when more shows start for the unfortunately sparse summer schedule. I’d better enjoy it while I’ve got it, once fall hits, the proverbial shit hits the fan once again. So sit back and enjoy this abbreviated week on TV Thursday – 5/29/14.
There is more to tokusatsu in Japan than Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, there are plenty of non-Toei shows that grace the airwaves and provide rubber-suited goodness.
This isn’t one of them. This time out, I take a look at the 13-episode series from 2013, created by Keita Amemiya and Tohshiki Inoue, Shougeki Gourigan.
Today, I deleted my account on BoardGameGeek and removed it from my list of forums, although by the time you read this, it will have been several weeks, at least, in the past. It’s something I should have done long ago, I’ve written several times, far too often, truth be told, about how distasteful I found a lot of people over on the Geek and how little I really enjoyed being on there. Finally, I had enough and I decided that my frustration at being around those idiots vastly outweighed any information or enjoyment I got.
Therefore it’s gone.
This is a seriously belated review. The movie came out in the summer of 2013 and the DVD sometime around November but I didn’t bother getting it, it was buried on my Amazon gift list for a long time, mostly because I just didn’t care enough to order it until recently. However, it was cheap, I was ordering anyhow, so I finally received the 2-disc special edition set and got around to watching it. How was it? Read on and see!
Although I’ve been an anime fan for most of my life and more than the last 40 years, I’ve been having problems finding good shows of late because, honestly, Japan doesn’t produce things for me anymore. My real love of anime started with Mobile Suit Gundam and the years that followed were awash with hard science fiction and giant robots. Today, that genre is largely dead and most of the sci-fi they make is just an excuse for fan service and other nonsense.
Once in a while though, I see a sci-fi series go by that seems like it might be worth a look and this time out, it’s Nobunagun. Here’s my take on it.
Honestly, I had intended to take a look at this series more than once but as time went on and I had never reviewed it and finally when they announced that it would be ending at issue #31, I just let it come to a close so that I could examine the series as a whole, rather than in several smaller pieces.
And so, here’s my look at the entire run of The Superior Spider-Man.
This week, we drop from 13 shows to 7 shows and we drop even more this week as we move into the summer doldrums. I don’t think we add any shows until the end of June, therefore, it’s going to be slow going for a while. We bid adieu to Arrow, Elementary, Mentalist and Warehouse 13 this week. Arrow, Elementary and Mentalist are already renewed for another season and Warehouse 13 goes off over the horizon forever. That’s going to leave us with just 24, Believe (not on this week and already cancelled, they’re just burning off episodes), Continuum, Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful. I’m going to have to find more stuff to watch! Let’s take a look at this week’s show on TV Thursday – 5/22/14.
My oldest daughter really liked the original World War Z book by Max Brooks. The same can’t really be said for the movie, which I didn’t really care for, but we ended up getting her this a while back and never got around to playing it.
All that’s changed now, we’ve got a couple of games under our collective belts and now, it’s time for my review of World War Z: The Card Game.
I wrote an article in the past where I said that I have never wanted to reach out and touch an artist or a writer or an actor or whatever, just because I enjoyed their work. And no, I didn’t mean it that way, you pervert. However, it seems that with the wide-spread reach of the Internet, there are a lot of fans who absolutely want direct and unfettered access to their favorite celebrities and the creators are expected to provide it on a regular basis or people get mad. Creators are on Twitter, they’re on Facebook, they’ve got websites where people can ask questions and get quick answers on a wide variety of subjects, just because they bought the creator’s book, painting or DVD box set. They have to be able to communicate and interact with their heroes!
Well screw that. As a creator, I already interact with my “public”, for lack of a better word. I write. That’s the communication. There you go. You’re welcome.