Why “The Bear” Works

The Bear

For a couple years now I’ve been seeing people around the web chirp the praises for a show I never considered watching. Not for any particular reason, but more due to the fact that there was always something else to watch, and the thumbnail of a disgruntled group of restaurant employees led by an even … Read more

Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Episodes 1 & 2

I must confess first and foremost that Percy Jackson and the Olympians was one of my favorite book series growing up. Throughout middle and high school, I was completely sucked into Rick Riordan’s urban fantasy stories where a world of mythology hides just beneath the surface, and great heroes emerge from otherwise inconspicuous 8th grade … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 3 – “The Giggle”

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Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “The Giggle.” The end looms for the Fourteenth Doctor in the third and final episode of the 60th-anniversary specials. It all begins in Soho, 1925, with the birth of television, an appropriate subject matter to honor the 60-year milestone and an effective means to welcome … Read more

“Blue Eye Samurai” — Race, Bodies, & The Anger To Exist

Blue Eye Samurai

“Why do I want a child who looks more white?” This was the question Amber Noizumi, creator of Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, asked herself after she’d gleefully texted her white husband and co-creator, Michael Green, about their newborn daughter’s “strikingly blue eyes.” Her husband’s indifferent reply of “Cool” prompted the reflective question and, in turn, … Read more

Why The “Fallout” Teaser Trailer Works

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“If you insist on staying, then you will have to adapt” — these were the words uttered by a bespectacled elderly man, whose eerie tone was made all the more unsettling through some dramatic red key lighting, towards our supposed protagonist during the middle of a recently posted teaser trailer for Amazon’s upcoming television adaptation … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 2 – “Wild Blue Yonder”

Doctor Who - Wild Blue Yonder.

Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “Wild Blue Yonder.” As a recap, Donna (Catherine Tate) spilled coffee onto the TARDIS console, sending the temp from Chiswick (born in Southampton, as we learn in this episode) and the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) out of control across time and space. The episode swiftly … Read more

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson First Look For Doctor Who Christmas Special

Doctor Who - Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.

Good news on to all Whovians out there.  The first official images of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday have been revealed to the world – showing the two characters in action for the forthcoming Christmas Day special, titled “The Church on Ruby Road” (courtesy of a story from The Radio Times). … Read more

“The Witcher” Creator’s Recent Comments Explains Why Film/TV Adaptations Rarely Work


Last week, in an interview with YouTube channel “Cerealkillerztv” at the Vienna Comic Con, author of The Witcher book series, Andrzej Sapkowski, answered a number of questions pertaining to his now iconic high-fantasy series. Sapkowski spoke with his usual bluntness that he’s become renowned for, and didn’t hold back when elaborating on a number of … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 1 – “The Star Beast”

Doctor Who - The Star Beast.

Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “The Star Beast.” In 2008, Donna Noble lost her memory of the Doctor. Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) saluted the Time Lord from his doorstep as the time traveller returned to the TARDIS in the rain, once again, all alone. Tears fell, and … Read more

I’m Cautiously Optimistic For Netflix’s Upcoming “Avatar: The Last Airbender” Series

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Three months after Netflix released their live-action television adaption of one of Japan’s most beloved IPs, One Piece, the company have just posted the teaser trailer for their live-action adaption of another fan-favourite, Avatar: The Last Airbender. The original animated show was a hit during the mid-2000s, and is heralded as one of the West’s … Read more