TV/Movies Archive

Vikings! Vikings! Vikings! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Okay, John, settle down. It’s just a show about Vikings. Wait, it’s a show about Vikings? Actually that sounds amazing. Vikings! Yes! Fistpump! For being such celebrated/feared historical figures, Vikings sure haven’t found many ways to hack and slash their way into our TV and movie watching. That is why this show is so fun. […]

The Walking Dead: Let’s Stop Pretending This Show Is Any Good

The walking dead is a TV show. There are zombies. People run from them. These people are often dirty and mean to each other. This is my five-year-old self explaining to my present self how predictably one-note The Walking Dead has become. Was it mind-blowing in the beginning? Yes. It was that and so many […]

ABC’s “Galavant”: Is it hokey or a hoot?

ABC finally stopped producing the human centipede that is the TV show Once long enough to think of something fanciful and ridiculous that wasn’t also…just…effing ridiculous. Okay, you get it, I really think Once blows chunks. Galavant is a blend of camp and fantasy, the sort of thirty-miniute television experience where characters can be expected to break out into […]

What I’m Watching: The Nightly Show

Stephen Colbert’s departure from late night cable left a void so massive that it collapsed back in on itself, leaving only a black hole of sorts in its wake, smack dab in the time slot between The Daily Show and @Midnight on Comedy Central. Despite my spurious usage of physics terminology, you feel me here, […]

What I’m Watching: Backstrom

Good thing I decided to resurrect the old blog today, as my account was suspended for non-payment over at Godaddy. Almost lost all the content! Where would the world be without my interview with Tony Danza? Anyhow, I’m back at the keyboard, tryina keep it simple. I’m just gonna talk about what I normally like […]

My Interview with Tony Danza

Hello! I’m your host, Tony Danza, and welcome to another installment of my 1,634 part series, “Interviews with People I Met on a Game of Thrones Reddit Feed.” TD: Today We’ll be sitting down with John Oakes and discussing his forthcoming work, The Right Kind of Stupid. John, thank you for being with us today. JO: […]

Deconstructing Story — True Detective 5-7

Because I have been a little behind, I am going to sum up what happened in 5-7 and then talk about some of the issues that came to mind as the story moved into its third act. So we have found out that the detectives, Papania and Gilbaugh, suspect Cohle might have orchestrated his and […]

Deconstructing Story – True Detective 4

Well. That was fucking awesome. You know what I’m talking about. Just a little recap: Hart’s world collapses and all his issues come home to roost. Meanwhile, Cohle has been unofficially undercover again, trying to suss out a lead on Reggie Ledoux. In the midst of Hart’s meltdown, Cohle refuses to be his shoulder to […]

Deconstructing Story – True Detective 3

At the end of the last episode, Hart and Cohle found that creepoid painting on the burned out church wall. At the beginning of this episode, they have found the “Friends of Christ” having a meeting under a revival tent. Shae Wigham plays the minister who preaches from the front while Cohle insults the intelligence […]

Deconstructing Story – True Detective 2

So we definitely have a story on our hands. I took fewer notes for this episode because I was caught up in the tale. Perhaps the sight of boobs rendered my feeble neurons catatonic, leaving me unable to dissect the story within an inch of its life. Well played director. I see what you did […]