Since I have CBS All Access and all this time on my hands, I decided to start doing reviews of Star Trek: TOS. But fearing that we might actually get a lift from this lockdown in less than 79 days … Continue reading Star Trek: TOS The Best Episodes
I have a theory. My theory is that there is no deep state, or massive government conspiracies. But there are cover-ups, because individuals or departments of the government do things that are embarrassing, stupid and sometimes criminal and they don’t … Continue reading The Contras: It’s The Incompetence, Stupid
In a world of six to eight episode Netflix shows that only get one or two seasons, Big Bang Theory managed to churn out 280 episodes over twelve years. Along the way, this very throw back sitcom with it’s enhanced … Continue reading Still Watching: Big Bang Theory
As my wife and daughter were catching up on about four weeks of Gray’s Anatomy on “the big TV” I was delighted to learn that Amazon’s version of The Tick dropped Season 2 a day early. I really like this version, … Continue reading Still Watching: The Tick
Dropping last Friday, the third season of the Netflix undead, family sitcom Santa Clarita Diet hit the ground running. Following the adventures of Sheila and Joel Hammond, their high school aged daughter Abby and neighbor boy Eric as they try … Continue reading Still Watching: Santa Clarita Diet
The Trailer for one of the most confusing, intriguing and yet visually stunning show’s long awaited second season finally dropped: I was all in on this show, I got sucked into more Reddit rabbit holes than I’d like to admit, … Continue reading Still Watching: The O/A (Part II Trailer)
Somehow this show has been on the air for nine seasons. I would like to advocate for this stupid show. Unlike most reality shows, the majority of it has to be real. I have picked up a few “controversies” that … Continue reading Still Watching: Gold Rush
Shameless has strayed so far from it’s original quality that it’s practically a different show. I don’t blame Emmy Rossum for leaving after nine seasons and do wonder as a talented, beautiful actress who can sing how much she missed … Continue reading Still Watching: Shameless
As an Anglophile, History buff, Doctor Who fan PBS’ Masterpiece had me at hello with Victoria. Jenna Coleman plays the erstwhile Queen from her unlikely ascension at the age of 18, to – well at this point up to about … Continue reading Still Watching: Victoria
Let’s see how this idea goes. There are lots of shows out there that are no where near as good as they once were – but they go on and we keep watching them. Shameless, Homeland (really anything on Showtime, … Continue reading Still Watching: Vikings
Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday when it comes to its portrayal in popular culture. Sandwiched between the more cinematic Halloween and Christmas there are almost no movies in which Thanksgiving is central, although scenes might take place during the holiday, … Continue reading The Contras: Stuffing It In
And we’re back after a necessary hiatus for more unnecessary thoughts. I loved the Rocky movies growing up – I’m a white, male after all – and so I recently read a review of the new Creed movie to see … Continue reading The Contras: It’s not for you
There are endless stories about a sense of calmness that overcomes people when they know they are going to die. King Louis XVI was supposed to have said right before his execution, “May my blood cement the good fortune of … Continue reading The Contras: Trump is Right
In about 1770 B.C.E. Zimri-Lim, the King of Mari (a small Kingdom in what is now Iraq) married his oldest daughter off to a neighboring King. When she failed to produce an heir in a timely fashion, he sent a … Continue reading The Contras: The Kids Are Alright
When Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys died in 2012 it was revealed in his will that none of his songs could ever be used for an advertisement. (Apparently this is legally dubious.) This was hailed by his fans … Continue reading The Contras: You Can’t Sell Out
Can we really rate works of art the way we rate a meal? We all came from the mother ship where rating a movie or a TV episode sometimes minutes after it airs (Sometimes the reviews are from screeners and … Continue reading The Contras: We’ll See How Good You Really Are
I was involved in a little petty theft as a kid, nothing serious and I never got caught. But in retrospect I feel bad about it. Then there’s my more recent theft for which I feel completely justified. Let me … Continue reading The Contras: Stealing is Good
I wrote about Football for my last entry and almost nobody responded – serves me right for bringing sports to a nerd fight. So let’s get a topic we can all over-analyze, superheroes. The Superhero tournament just wrapped up – … Continue reading The Contras: You Don’t Want to Be a Superhero!
I love Football. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t. I played as a youth, up through High School – played a little club ball in college. I get excited when training camp starts, I watch the stupid Hall … Continue reading The Contras: Forbidden Love
I am no physicist, so I don’t make this claim from a scientific or mathematical framework. When I say parallel universes don’t make sense, I mean it the way they are explained and used in popular culture and readily accepted … Continue reading The Contras: Parallel Universes Make No Sense.
In this occasional post, I will strive to present an opinion that while certainly not unique to me, is nonetheless counter to the general feelings on the subject- The goal of course being the ongoing discussion more than my poor … Continue reading The Contras: I Owe You Nothing!