Arrow’s Season 3 finally has some new life breathed into it. These past two episodes have been a confident, cohesive return-to-form for the superhero show, which struggled after a strong start to the season. No, it wasn’t Oliver’s almost-death and brief absence from Starling City that brought this show back to life. (Though somewhat successful, […]Read more "Arrow Season 3, Episode 14 Recap: “The Return”"
What did I think of Arrow‘s mid-season finale, “The Climb”? This show just took the first step — dare I say ascent? — in reclaiming the narrative energy that’s dwindled from the Season 2 ending/Season 3 opener. I have this theory about full-order network shows: they don’t really get started until the mid-season finale. Hopefully, you can have some […]Read more "Arrow Mid-Season Finale Recap: “The Climb”"
Guys, I’m in love — with transmedia storytelling. Yes, I know I am a little behind the Internet times on this one, but what I lack in timeliness I make up for in raw enthusiasm. Right now, the apple of my eye is Pemberley Digital — aka the adaptation of classic Austen novels into vlog-style web series […]Read more "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Transmedia Storytelling"
Right now, I am at the ATX Television Festival. That’s right: an entire festival devoted to the practice of creating and consuming television. As a television blogger, fan, and lifelong devotee, I spend a lot of time around people whose passion for the medium is less so than my own. That’s OK. My sister’s really […]Read more "ATX Television Festival: Initial Thoughts"
That’s more like it, show! After an ineffective debut to the season, Sherlock is back in top form with “The Sign of Three,” a sentimental, sweet, and funny episode cleverly-structured around the best man toast Sherlock delivers at John’s wedding. The episode met with mixed reactions from the Interweb — don’t they all? — as it was […]Read more "Sherlock: “The Sign of Three” Review"
“The Empty Hearse,” an apt name for a somewhat soulless episode that felt like an imitation of Sherlock rather than the real thing. Where was the depth, the tightness, the novelty we have come to associate with this show? “The Empty Hearse” wasn’t a bad episode of television in relation to much of what is on today. […]Read more "Sherlock: “The Empty Hearse” Review"
A few months ago, I went to the Coolidge Corner Theatre to watch a filmed version of the National Theatre’s The Audience. Basically, I went to the movies to see a play. But is a play really what I saw? What is this nebulous type of media that has one foot in the world of theater and one […]Read more "National Theatre Live: Film, Theater, Or Something Else?"