As excited as I am for the return of Doctor Who, my curiosity has been piqued by the debut of another BBC America series: Orphan Black. The series tells the story of Sarah – a woman who sees her clone commit suicide (check out the brutal clip below). What does one do in such a […]Read more "BBC America’s Gritty New Clone Drama Premieres Tonight"
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"
Inspired by my road trip to Cleveland and back with the family, I decided to put together a list of a few of my favorite television road trips. Like my own trip, these treks offered some quality bonding opportunities, as well as a snag or two to keep things interesting.Read more "Shotgun! Best Television Road Trips"
In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d take a stab at the obligatory favorite television couples post. As I tried to decide which couples to pick, I realized my selections tended to skew toward the tortured romance – the more star-crossed the twosome, the better. And, voila! A list was born. To keep […]Read more "Valentine’s Day Feature: Tortured Television Romance"
Which genre fills up your viewing schedule? For me, it is science fiction – anything from the far out depictions of the universe in Farscape or Doctor Who to the more subtle distortions of reality in Fringe or The X-Files. Apparently, I’ll even continue to watch something really dreadful if it hits some of my favorite tropes (Terra Nova, I’m […]Read more "Poll of the Week: Pick Your Genre"