Elementary: A Legend Revamped (Part 2)

Welcome back for Part 2 of my commentary on the Elementary pilot. This is probably going to be my last full commentary before spring break begins, as I’ll be going home to spend some time with the fam. We’re going to Disneyworld–yay! A mind can’t function without occasional periods of rest, and I’m sure I’ll be ready to produce some high-quality content by the time I get back to San Marcos. Continue reading

Elementary: A Legend Revamped (Part 1)

I’d heard of Elementary a while back and had it recommended to me a couple of times, but it was one of those things I never got around to watching. It seemed like a no-brainer for me to watch it, considering my continued recurring interest in crime dramas (my mom keeps telling me I should “write what I know,” but of course I don’t listen). That and I’m a casual Sherlockian who’s enjoyed the stories and some of the detective’s on-screen incarnations (Basil Rathbone, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch–all great in my book). Now, it’s time to add Johnny Lee Miller to the list. Continue reading

Once Upon a Time, In the Name of the Brother: Monsters, Men, and Fun With Visuals (Part 3)

I finally got around to installing Google Analytics, so soon I’ll be able to get a sense of how many people read this blog, how many are new readers and how many are returning readers. To my returning readers, welcome back for the third and final installment of my “In the Name of the Brother” recap. To my new readers, please take a moment to read Part 1 and Part 2. Continue reading

Once Upon a Time, In the Name of the Brother: Monsters, Men, and Fun With Visuals (Part 2)

Part One can be viewed here.

I have to say, with some regret but no remorse, that this sparse, sporadic posting schedule I’ve got going on is probably going to become the norm for the foreseeable future, given that most of my teachers are not real considerate of the fact that I’m trying to run a blog. That, and my personal life has been getting in the way surprisingly frequently as of late. Continue reading

The Walking Dead: While You Were Sleeping (Part 1)

I’m going to be trying something a little different today. So far, every TV show I’ve mentioned on this blog is one that I’ve either seen in its entirety or seen a significant amount of. However, I haven’t yet viewed past the pilot of The Walking Dead. I want to. It’s a good show, and I’ll have some nice things to say about it shortly. But it’ll be interesting to see how I fare in my commentary without the benefit of hindsight. Continue reading

Once Upon a Time: The Characters We Think We Know (Part 1)

In honor of my mom’s upcoming birthday, and also because I really wanted to, I’m going to be doing a commentary in two parts about one of her favorite shows and mine: Once Upon a Time, the show with a cast that’s pretty much a rogue’s gallery of fairy tale characters and, uh, other stuff that Disney has the rights to. (Seriously, Jiminy Cricket? Mulan? I’m starting to think that the Enchanted Forest would have been more aptly named the Disney Characters Forest and Rumplestiltskin.) Continue reading

Breaking Bad: How Did It Come to This?

I decided to do Breaking Bad for my first commentary (I’m going to be saying ‘commentary’ until I come up with a better word) for a couple of reasons. First of all, because it is, in fact, Breaking Bad. Everyone and their brother is watching this show, has it on their watch list, or at the very least has heard good things about it. Second, I had a good experience watching the pilot for the first time. Every few minutes or so I found myself going, “Oh! Oh, I see! So that’s why he decided to cook meth, yes, it all makes sense!” Which is pretty much the main point of a pilot–to take the premise and convince us that it makes sense.
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