I set out with noble intentions for this blog. I vowed to avoid meandering too long on the same show or topic. Then, fate intervened and I found this “I Believe in Sherlock Holmes” flier at my local library: …followed by another at my local coffee shop a few days later. Who am I to […]Read more "The Romance of Reason: Sherlock Holmes Goes Viral"
I usually go into movie adaptations of my favorite books with cautious optimism, with the attitude that – even if the film translation captures a fraction of what made the book so amazing – it will be worth seeing. I was particularly excited at the prospect of The Hunger Games, a book cinematic in its […]Read more "Hunger Games Pulls Its Punches"
If Steven Spielberg-produced television shows were a family, Falling Skies is the hard-working but mediocre middle child that no one realized was practicing his spiral until he earned a starting spot on the football team. Terra Nova, on the other hand, is the good-looking, charismatic older brother who draws you in with his winsome smile […]Read more "Lessons Terra Nova Could Have Learned From Falling Skies"
We live in an age of remakes. It’s a bit more blatant in the movie world, but the television industry plays by similar principles. All you have to do is take one look at network television schedules, and you’ll find a plethora of cookie-cutter television shows, each as unimaginative as the next. There’s a difference […]Read more "Remake or Reimagining: BBC’s Sherlock"
Warning: This trailer gives pretty much everything away from the first episode – though, the show is so good, it might not matter. Awake premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. Awake tells the story of Michael Britten, a man who, after getting into a horrific car accident with his family, creates two realities: one […]Read more "Wide Awake"