I had a to steal the title of a Gilmore Girls episode for this review’s title, which is appropriate because Amy Sherman-Palladino created both series. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sherman-Palladino brings the fast, witty dialogue that she’s known for and engaging female characters. The eight episode first season of the show is available for … More “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season One Review: S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous
“American Gods” was on my to-read list for many years and for some reason remained on that list until recently. Hearing that the book would be adapted for television (and living with the constant fear that I will regret watching something before reading the book), motivation kicked-in… and went away… and kicked-in again around the … More “American Gods” Season One Review
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on Amazon Prime as a single episode during their pilot season in March of this year. Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) plays Midge Maisel, a New York housewife during the 1950’s, who becomes a stand-up comedienne after her husband leaves her, a struggling comic himself. The show was picked up … More Five Reasons to get excited about Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
*All the spoilers ahead* A couple weeks ago Starz’s Black Sails came to an end after four seasons. The show was set up as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, but incorporated many historical figures and famous pirates into the show along with politics from the British government as the pirates fight to maintain control of Nassau. … More Review: Black Sails Series Finale
I have recently become a Sailor Moon fan- as in, the past few months. I’m not sure what took me so long to get on board with the series. There are a lot of people in my circle who love- LOVE- Sailor Moon, but I have always had reservations. I guess, I saw the school girl … More Finding Sailor Moon: A Binge-Watching Story
Elizabeth Bennet- not only does she have the best forename in existence (I might be biased), she is also one of the most beloved heroines of classic literature. Somehow Elizabeth has stood against time as an adored protagonist and as she continues to be adapted in various media forms (comics, webseries, movies), I never tire of her. … More The Ways I love Each Adapted Elizabeth Bennet
I had forgotten that Westworld was premiering on HBO, but randomly managed to catch it Sunday night, a pleasant surprise to wrap the weekend. All I could really remember from the trailer was sci-fi and animatronics, or something like that. What I got was a more complex question about the realities we live in and … More Westworld Episode One: “The Original” Review
It’s pretty amazing that the King Arthur legends have been around for about fifteen centuries- entertaining global audiences for nine- and still hold up today. Storytellers have drawn out many narratives from Arthurian legends, using various character point of views and a variety of mediums. Next year a new Arthurian film is set to release, … More Best King Arthur Adaptations
As the Rio Olympic games came to an end last night during the closing ceremonies, the torch was passed from Brazil to Japan. Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic games and they are already getting us hyped. Japan’s video for their upcoming Olympics gave spotlight to Hello Kitty, Pac Man, and Mario. We also learned that … More Japan Welcomes the 2020 Olympics with Mario and Other Characters
Having fun with the “Stranger Things” font generator this morning. Make your own strange font phrases at makeitstranger.com.
There’s a consensus about Stranger Things that everyone reviewing the show on the internet has somehow magically come to: a Spielberg/Stephen King, 80’s homage to genre entertainment. It’s a decent description for the show, but a bit of a generalization. There are a number of tropes pulled from 80’s movies: bikes, bike lights, forests, flashlights, guys in … More Stranger Things: Kickin’ it old school and keepin’ it weird
Spoilers ahead. All of them. The season three finale of History Channel’s Vikings premiered last Thursday with The Dead. In this final episode we found some closure to the Paris invasion, though much is still left hanging, and Ragnar Lothbrok died, but turned out to be fooling everyone, or at least everyone important besides his son.