June 22nd, 2017
More shows need to realize that you don’t mess with a working formula. Far too many just throw what works out the window in favor of trying things that ultimately fail. Not Elementary. They don’t try to get Holmes and Watson romantically involved. They don’t try to introduce elements outside of their wheelhouse. They just tell consistently good stories season in and season out.
Why can’t other shows know their audience as well as Elementary’s does?
June 20th, 2017
I think I’ve just given up on listening to roleplaying podcasts, at least the “let’s play” variety. I finally realized that one of the major podcasts I listen to, and have listened to for a very long time, just doesn’t do anything for me anymore. Here’s what I think they’re doing wrong.
June 18th, 2017
I’m not the kind of guy who plays games over and over and over again in quick succession. I think I’ve played through Fallout 3 two or three times and I’ve only gone through New Vegas once. But sometimes things break, even though they shouldn’t, and you just have to start over.
So now I’ve restarted Fallout 4 from scratch, sort of, and I’m going to see if I can do it differently than I did last time.
June 15th, 2017
There are some shows that I really wonder why they remain on the air, and more why I bother watching them. This has become the norm for Greg Berlanti shows this year, where I was disappointed by pretty much all of them, superhero or not.
I really didn’t like Supergirl last year on CBS and with the move to CW, it’s even worse. There is a very distinctive hard-left bent that’s hard to ignore and even harder to take seriously. So let’s see where this show went completely wrong and why Supergirl’s first season on CW sucked.
June 11th, 2017
There’s something I don’t understand about some J-dramas. For most, they will run the series and then, if it was popular, a special a year or two later. But for some that I’ve seen recently, specifically Higanbana and this one, they ran the specials first, and then, years later, we got a series out of it, with the entire cast returning. Either there’s a part in their contracts that they have to come back, or that’s some dedication among the producers. Either way, here’s my look at the original special that brought us Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi.
June 8th, 2017
Wow, have the mighty fallen. Loved the first season of this show, now, not so much. And this is becoming commonplace for Greg Berlanti series, they start off amazing and then rapidly fall apart because I honestly don’t think he, or any of the people he has working for him, have the slightest clue what they’re doing in the long run. It happened to Arrow, it happened to Flash, it happened to Supergirl (well, that was never that good to begin with) and now, unfortunately, it’s happened to Blindspot. So let’s look at what went wrong.
June 4th, 2017
Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi is a 2017 J-drama detective series that ran 9 episodes. It tells the story of a “disabled” detective that solves crimes using his mysterious visual gifts. As such, it checks off all of the boxes for detective series that I enjoy. So let’s see if it actually delivered on its promises.
June 3rd, 2017
This has happened on more than a dozen occasions and I just don’t get it. Why is it that when you express an opinion, especially on a very pointless subject, there are people out there who fall all over themselves to demand that your opinion must be wrong because it differs from theirs.
Are these people insane?
June 1st, 2017
I was one of the rare defenders of this show during the first half of the first season, when everyone panned it because it wasn’t “super-heroic” enough. But I never wanted it to be that way, I wanted it to be about the normal men and women who worked behind the scenes with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the shadows of the super-powered world.
But that’s not what we got and that’s not really what I want and frankly, I’m getting tired of the whole thing.