Category Archives: Television

Early Running with the Doctor

2019 was supposed to be the year that I revisited some of my favorite British television.  Doctor Who.  Spaced.  Downton Abbey.  Sherlock.  The movies of Edgar Wright.  Simon Pegg movies not directed by Edgar Wright.  The claymation of Nick Park. … Continue reading

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Elseworlds . . . or Else

It’s almost time for the annual “DC on the CW” crossover extravaganza.  This year they are keeping it to three series (The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl), but they are also doing some nice “expansions,” particularly in digging a little deeper … Continue reading

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Beyond Hot, Stinky Cat Dooky

There were two scenes in last week’s episode of The Good Place that were both hilarious and pertinent to some of the things that I cover in my upper level classes.  The first was “Jeremy Bearimy,” which NBC released as … Continue reading

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Closer to the Passage

The folks at FOX just released a new trailer for the January-dropping, small-screen rendition of Justin Cronin’s The Passage.  The big question in my head, as a fan of the trilogy, is how in the world they can translate the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Bearimy, Indeed

The Good Place on NBC went to a great place with this week’s episode.  So great that I would show the entire episode in one of my classes next quarter if it didn’t give away almost every twist of the … Continue reading

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Speed in XS

The fifth season of The Flash has gotten underway.  And while it picks up immediately after the season four finale, I’m hopeful that that show can move forward with a solid cast and a storyline that transcends the weaknesses of … Continue reading

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The Reason is Friends

I’ve got a couple or three shows returning to the airwaves this week.  The Good Place is the one I’m looking forward to most.  The show takes turn after turn that makes things even more interesting even as the characters … Continue reading

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