Category Archives: television
It’s the era of binge watching, and for the holiday season we’ve got some television series on dvd and blu-ray that you definitely will enjoy watching all at once. From full seasons to full series, check out our list, complete with links to buy.
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series – The fine folk at Shout Factory have done a fantastic job putting together a gorgeous blu-ray set of arguably the most wacked-out Saturday morning television show from our youth. Through 5 seasons and 45 episodes Paul Reubens’ manic creation Pee-Wee Herman takes kids on a technicolour journey through his madcap playhouse where anything and everything can happen. Personal favourite moments include the secret word and Laurence Fishburne’s Cowboy Curtis, just one of many stars who show up throughout the series, which probably looks better now than when it first did in the 80s.
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (+ The Missing Pieces) – It took twenty years for fans to final see the deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, director David Lynch’s 1992 prequel film to the television cult classic he and co-creator Mark Frost developed for ABC and which ran from 1990-1991. Those 90 minutes worth of outtakes are just part of the gorgeous blu-ray set that was released this past summer compiling the entire series, the film and myriad extras. Consider this an essential purchase for anyone who loves brilliant, dramatic television. (Shameless plug – my book Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks is out this February; you can pre-order it here.)
Last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was a bloody mess especially with Dandy’s version of bath time. No rubber ducky for you, Dandy! And when our little sociopath isn’t bathing, he’s causing a ruckus at a neighborhood Tupperware Party. Back at the Freak Show, people are dying left and right and Maggie suddenly comes under scrutiny. What effect did the disappearance of Ma Petite have on the other performers? We’ll have to take a trip back into time for that answer. Read the rest of this entry
In last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” we witnessed the body count growing and a beloved character maliciously eradicated by the jealous Elsa. It just doesn’t feel the same without Ethel (Kathy Bates), but she wasn’t the only person to meet an unexpected death. With Gloria out of the way, Dandy is free to go on a killing spree. What’s in the cards for our lovable freaks? Maybe Maggie has a clue. Read the rest of this entry
The mid-season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is finally here, and it’s time for one of this series biggest moments to happen – the father and daughter reunion for Skye. And will we also see an Inhumans or Attilan reveal tonight as well? It took the series over a year to finally say the word ‘Kree,’ so I’m not holding my breath. Either way, this episode is the game changer. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “What They Become.”
This is what we have been waiting for since we first saw the pilot for “The Flash” way back during the summer – the Reverse-Flash. We’ve been teased with the same blurry image at the beginning of each episode. For newbies to the mythos, it’s the man who killed young Barry Allen’s mother, and for the comics fans, it’s the Flash’s most dangerous foe, his archenemy, the sociopathic Reverse-Flash. Tonight, he and our hero meet for the first time as equals. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Man in the Yellow Suit.”
We missed the Freak Show last week because of Thanksgiving, and speaking of turkeys, on the last episode of “American Horror Story,” a few of the male characters were behaving a bit fowl; the dirty vultures. Stanley is a greedy parasite, Penny’s dad a sadistic buzzard, and Dandy is a homicidal nut job, but Del used his strength to crush the life out of the most vulnerable person in the sideshow. We never did learn Ma Petite’s background and that’s a shame. The question is who will be blamed for Ma Petite’s disappearance. Read the rest of this entry
We saw the first part of this “Flash Vs. Arrow” crossover event last night on the CW’s episode of “The Flash,” and tonight it concludes on “Arrow.” Who is really better, the Flash or the Arrow, and how will the menace of Captain Boomerang complicate matters? Join me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Brave and the Bold.”
There is a show on the Syfy and Showcase channels that I’ve been watching for the last few years. It was certainly different than any show I’d seen in a long while and I was hooked on the first episode. The show I’m talking about is Lost Girl, and the actress who plays Bo, the kickass, loveable succubus trying to make her way in the Fae and human community, is the talented and beautiful Anna Silk. When asked if I would like to interview Anna Silk for Biff Bam Pop, my reply was a loud, “Hell yeah!”
Lost Girl was created by developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza, and Michael Grassi with Grassi taking over as the showrunner for season five. Anna Silk hints at what will happen on the final season, premiering this Sunday on Showcase at 9 pm ET, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry