Firefly – if you love Joss Whedon . . .

Firefly – if you love Joss Whedon . . .

As a BtVS/Angel devotee, I often find myself asking other fans for their thoughts on “Firefly”, Whedon’s third TV series which he started at the end of Angel. I am horrified at how many people who adore BtVS & Angel have not or are not interested in seeing Firefly. I get the reluctance, I really do … Continue reading

Re-visiting The Sopranos

Re-visiting The Sopranos

LIke most cinephiles in the Western world, I was and am a huge Sopranos fan. I spent over eight years, or six seasons to be precise half in love with Tony Soprano and Christopher Moltisanti – my biggest issue was who to choose – the charismatic, sociopathic Boss or his sexy, violent, drug-addicted protege. I … Continue reading

Luck S1

Luck S1

A confession before I begin. I love Dustin Hoffman. Chances are I could watch anything with him in it and find it utterly wonderful (okay, so there was Little Fockers, but he was still pretty great in it).  So, the chance to watch Hoffman week after week in a TV show is almost too good … Continue reading

Alcatraz S1

Alcatraz S1

I just finished watching the first sex episodes of Alcatraz. the new Fox series exec produced by JJ Abrams of Lost fame. It’s pretty easy to spot the similarities between these two shows – for a start Hurley (Jorge Garcia) plays main character “Doc” and it is based upon a supernatural type premise. In Lost it was … Continue reading

Beautiful

Beautiful

Beautiful story, beautiful setting, beautiful imagery and cinematography. “Let the Right One In” is not just a vampire film or a horror film, it’s a testament to adolescence and the sublime  .. . . I am loathe to wax too lyrical but cinema does not often get any better than this in terms of pure … Continue reading

Twilight has ruined everything.

Twilight has ruined everything.

I hate Twilight. It’s not just the poor writing, lack of storyline, insipid lead characters or mysoginistic overtones (ok, so that all sucks) it’s that thanks to Twilight losing its sheen with the tweens, texts about vampires are now passé. Not that I have a particular interest in vampire texts per se, but BtVS/Angel are … Continue reading

Millennium S2

Millennium S2

Yes, I am up to S2 already. I have watched the 22 episodes in S1 and am up to E10, S2. There has been a significant shift in mood, tone, storyline and general feel in S2. In S1 the focus was on the banality of evil, the everyday person who committed atrocity. Frank Black’s unique … Continue reading

I LOL’d !

I LOL’d !

I must be living under a cyber-rock . . . .  .as until today I had never heard of damn you auto correct. If you have never seen it, check out the ‘best-of’ for some hilarious iPhone autocorrects. I have pasted a bunch below for your amusement. And my personal favourite …

That Kardashian Girl (**Adult Content**)

That Kardashian Girl (**Adult Content**)

Warning: I have included the picture under discussion in this post, please don’t scroll down if you are under 18 and/or are offended by images of a sexual nature. I love gossip magazines. One of the best things about being a media scholar is that I get to buy and read them with impunity and … Continue reading

Unspectacular Evil

Unspectacular Evil

“Millenium” (1996)  is a spin-off from “The X-Files” and it shares a certain mood, feel or oeuvre if you like; it’s creepy and somewhat supernatural in origin but unlike X-Files, our hero is not running toward the light, but rather away from the darkness. Ex-FBI profiler Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) has the ability to see … Continue reading

The good ones always get cancelled

The good ones always get cancelled

I watched “Terriers” (2010) in 24 hours – the whole season, every episode, back to back. With some people that would be a sign of a really, REALLY great show and this is a good show, but I am putting up a disclaimer: At the moment, my choices for the day involve choosing either: A: … Continue reading

Jane Austen’s Naughty Bits

Jane Austen’s Naughty Bits

As the need to start making concrete moving plans and actual, real contracts for adjuncting are arriving, I needed something to really take my mind off questions of quitting work, taking leave, moving back to the city and taking leaps. In such times I invariably watch more than I should. Don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading