Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Blu-Ray & DVD Selections

The wonderful thing about writing these Holiday Gift Guide lists is that they not only help out you, the mighty reader, find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer for a … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Blu-Ray & DVD Selections

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP07: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

We’ve finally arrived at the final episode of “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” and it seems too soon. I’m not sure that fans of the show were ready to say … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP07: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP06: The Black Tower

The BBC has certainly been successful in adding magic to television this summer. Last week Arabella joins the Lost-Hope ball. Jonathan grieves his lost wife, and begins a journey into … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP06: The Black Tower

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP05: Arabella

The summer is flying by, and so is the “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” mini-series. Last week we saw Lady Pole whisked away to the country, Jonathan walking the Raven … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 EP05: Arabella

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E04: All the Mirrors of the World

When last we left Mr. Norrell, he was shivering with fear as he witnessed the bullet meant for him tear into Childermass’ flesh.  The cunning escape artist and shooter, Lady … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E04: All the Mirrors of the World

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E03: The Education of a Magician

When we last left the two English magicians, Mr. Norrell’s student, Jonathan Strange, was the new popular spell-caster in town. Jonathan sets off to have adventures with the army in … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E03: The Education of a Magician

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E02: How Is Lady Pole?

In last week’s episode, Jonathan Strange discovers that he is a magician. Mr. Norrell, who is quite aware of his magical abilities, is filled with apprehension after he makes the … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E02: How Is Lady Pole?

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E01: The Friends of English Magic

The first episode, or chapter as they have been titled, of “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” feels like being the guest of honor at a party of strangers. It’s a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell S01 E01: The Friends of English Magic

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Prelude – The Book

What do you get when you mix together fantasy and historical fiction with the writing styles of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen? You get author Susanna Clarke’s seven hundred and … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Prelude – The Book