Category Archives: television
I grew up collecting baseball cards, which got me thinking…what if actors had trading cards? IMDb and Wikipedia are great sites, but sometimes you want just the ‘highlights’, right?
Born: August 9, 1985 in Portland, Maine
“The really humbling moment is when you get home from the Golden Globes and sit on your bed, which is the same crappy IKEA bed you’ve had since you were 18, and you put on an old episode of “Family Guy,” and you have a frozen meal . . . and you’re trying not to get macaroni and cheese on your thousand-dollar gown.” – Anna Kendrick
What is to become of our dear Miss Ives? On last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” Vanessa told Ethan the reason she draws the scorpion symbol in blood and about her meeting, Joan, the witch of the moors. Is Vanessa doomed to be the object of an eternal satanic quest? Maybe Lyle can find the answers in the Verbis Diablo. Read the rest of this entry
Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected: The Gold Rush – The Marvel Cinematic Universe Hits the Motherlode
There’s gold in them thar hills. Nuggets the size of your bulbous head. Great seams of it riven in the rock, opening up gleaming veins for the sun to bedazzle. Each one of those nuggets is a hero, and each hero is serious bank. Marvel’s got a sack full of nuggets, hell a whole damn trainload, all bound from the coast to amaze with their shinings at your local thee-ate-er and thousands more worldwide. And we all know money begets money, except when it doesn’t. Hell, many’s the time it doesn’t. But since the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man in 2008, there’s been a conscious plan to make the most successful pantheon of interconnected movies this planet has ever seen. And gosh goldarnit, that plan is working. I don’t even know why I’m talking like a snaggletoothed prospector from 1849, but it seems pretty clear. While DC’s been panning in the river, Marvel’s built the mine, and those cars just keep coming up with their golden freight. Not every movie’s a major claim, but together, sons and daughters, together they’re the motherlode.
Episode seven begins the Herculean process of pulling together about a thousand different plotlines as we charge relentlessly towards the final third of season five of “Game of Thrones.” Some surprises as we learn lots of characters are dancing ever closer to danger, the beginnings of a Greek tragedy unfold in the snow, an imperfect plan turns in a much anticipated direction, and a fan favorite meets his maker. Find out more after the break.
Holy Houdini! On last week’s episode of “Orphan Black,” Helena made one hell of a great prison escape, thanks to a few pats of butter. We learn that something is wrong with the girls who sleep with boy clones. Could it be clone STD? Are the answers in the log books? Will Felix find Sarah? Only the scorpion knows for sure. Read the rest of this entry
Sometimes these things happen, an upcoming pilot makes its way to the internet, the web blows up, and puppies cry. This is one of those times, minus the puppies. The CBS “Supergirl” pilot was released online, and somehow, I’m not saying how, I managed to see it. Meet me after the jump and I’ll let you know what I think, of the “Supergirl” pilot. Warning – spoilers ahead…
The log knows all! On the last episode of “Twin Peaks,” Cooper is told about his ex-partner’s escape and, Major Briggs received a message about Cooper from outer space. Twin Peaks is the Bermuda Triangle of television series. What makes “Twin Peaks” cool? Grab your coffee and follow me. Read the rest of this entry
This is it, the first season finale of what is, so far, in my opinion, the best comic book superhero television series ever done – “The Flash.” The villain of the season, Harrison Wells AKA Eobard Thawne AKA the Reverse-Flash has been captured, and now muct answer for his crimes. Why does he hate the Flash so much? Why did he kill Barry’s mother? And can Barry save her by traveling back in time? Will he be “Fast Enough”? Meet me after the time jump and find out.
Vanessa Ives needs help and on last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” the battle began in earnest with the devious Madame Kali. What does Vanessa draw on the floor of her chambers? How does this protect her? On this episode, my little pennies, we meet an ally, but is she strong enough to help our dear Miss Ives? Follow me to the door of the Cut Wife to learn the answer. Read the rest of this entry