Supergods by Grant Morrison

Supergods by Grant Morrison You look back at the societies of ancient Greece or Rome and they had their mythology. Hercules and Osiris and the gods of old provided rich storytelling traditions which became the basis for storytelling as we know it. Now we have superheroes. Grant Morrison, acclaimed comic writer and hell of a … Continue reading

Terra Nova – “Genesis”

Terra Nova – “Genesis” Steven Spielberg playing with dinosaurs again like in Jurassic Park. Stephen Lang back in another hostile environment with dangerous creatures like in Avatar. The survivors of a dying Earth starting anew in an untamed wilderness like the short-lived mid-90s series Earth 2. In a lot of ways Terra Nova seems to … Continue reading

2 Broke Girls – “And the Break-Up Scene”

2 Broke Girls – “And the Break-Up Scene” 2 Broke Girls seems to spend a lot of time making fun of hipsters. I used to make fun of hipsters before it was cool, but now I’m over it. Okay that was a joke (kind of an old one) but really, isn’t this played out yet? … Continue reading

How I Met Your Mother – “Ducky Tie”

How I Met Your Mother – “Ducky Tie” So what happened last week on How I Met Your Mother? Well Robin’s in love with Barney again. Barney’s in love with Nora. None of that comes up. Lily’s pregnancy comes up but only as the reason for her breasts being larger than usual. Lily’s bodacious rack … Continue reading

Boardwalk Empire – “21”

Boardwalk Empire – “21” Boardwalk Empire was neck-in-neck last year with The Walking Dead for my favorite new show of 2010. The show started strong and slowly built to awesomeness. The second season begins on a mellower note (save for one burst of machine gun violence and a raid) but teases the approaching storm. The … Continue reading

The Simpsons – “The Falcon and the D’ohman”

The Simpsons – “The Falcon and the D’ohman” So Kiefer Sutherland comes back again for his third guest appearance (as a third different character). I’m glad. The 24-ish intensity he brings to characters works better for comedy than drama, I think (never was a 24 viewer, though I hear some good things). Security guard Wayne … Continue reading

Family Guy – “Lottery Fever”

Family Guy – “Lottery Fever” God damn you, South Park. I love South Park, but ever since they pointed out the main flaw of Family Guy (that the cutaway jokes are interchangeable as they bear next to no significance to the larger storyline of an episode) I haven’t enjoyed it as much. Seth MacFarlane doesn’t … Continue reading

American Dad! – “Hot Water”

American Dad! – “Hot Water” American Dad! is a show that I haven’t really watched regularly in a while. I don’t know why not. Every time I do it’s hilarious. I’d dare say that it’s a better show than Seth McFarlane’s more popular Family Guy. A big part of that is that it’s less reliant … Continue reading

Saturday Night Live – “Alec Baldwin/Radiohead”

Saturday Night Live – “Alec Baldwin/Radiohead” Oh Saturday Night Live… SNL is a show I will always defend. People say it’s not as funny as it used to be… and that’s true but it’s still funny enough often enough. I know that doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement but I think they often have great … Continue reading

Larry Crowne (2011)

Larry Crowne (2011) — So there’s a lot of parts of this movie that make me feel like it should work, but it just doesn’t. Tom Hanks’ first movie (as a writer-director) was That Thing You Do! which was as fun as the title song.  Hanks’ second feature (not counting TV work like From Earth … Continue reading