Binge-watching the Shield: Why It’s Better that Way

The Shield Title Card

Over the past week, there have been a few posts in the TV blogosphere on binge-watching TV. Some against (strongly against), and some in favour, or at least not opposed. Jim Pagels at Slate, arguing against binge-watching, posits these arguments: 1. Episodes have their own integrity, which is blurred by watching several in a row. … Continue reading

Comic Corner: Morning Glories Review

I read a review of issue 16, the most recent issue, of a comic series called Morning Glories that I’d never heard of before on Sunday night. Well, I didn’t read the whole review. I got about halfway through, was spoiled on a few minor points, and stopped reading. I stopped reading not because I … Continue reading

Review(s): Being Erica, Episodes 6, 7, 8

I wanted to freeze Erica saying "Shazam!" after taking Julianne to her apartment, but that was impossible.

I’ve been busy lately, so I fell behind on my Being Erica reviews. Apologies, readers. Instead of writing each one up individually, I want to talk about these as a group of episodes that have really responded to my problems with this season. They’ve all explored the mythology of the doctors and how Erica’s journey … Continue reading

A Truer True Blood: Missing the Good Days (and Nights)

Pam! Jessica! Plaid shirt!

True Blood is not a good show anymore. It’s okay—more on par with Entourage than Game of Thrones. There are many silly characters with unclear motivations, tired plotlines, and are generally interesting. I audibly sigh every time a scene focuses on Tara, Sam, Jason, or Hotshot. Since I have been feeling pretty irritated by True … Continue reading

Alias S1E04: “Have you ever spied on anyone?”

Tense. I’d describe season one, episode four of Alias as damn tense. With each episode, tension is building, even though it’s so early in the series. And that is a large part of what makes me want to watch more, probably a bigger part than the actual cliffhangers, which tend to get resolved quickly in … Continue reading

Alias S1E01: “How do I know you’re telling me the truth?”

Before I get into the review part of this post, a warning. I’m going to spoil stuff that happens in this episode. I may also spoil minor things that I am not supposed to know yet (I have a bad habit of visiting IMDB to see how many episode a character is in when they … Continue reading