Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Wormhole Version

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[To Boldly Binge…]

Life feels pretty short, doesn’t it? There’s never enough time to go all the places we see, or meet all the people we want to meet, or watch all the TV shows we want to watch. That last fact is especially heartbreaking, but it’s true: there’s just too much great television, and not enough time to c Continue reading “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Wormhole Version”

Was “Boomtown” a Great TV Drama?

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[A Yost Cause]

I like the fifth season of Justified.

I know plenty of people find it to be dull and disappointing. I know it’s considered by many to be the major sore spot in what is otherwise one of this decade’s most beloved dramas. But I like it.

Okay, let me clarify: When I say I like the fifth Continue reading “Was “Boomtown” a Great TV Drama?”

Heading Downstream: The Cracks in the Binging Model

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[To Binge or Not to Binge?]

Late last November, Netflix released the entire first season of Jessica Jones, its newest Marvel Comics-based series, for public viewing. That same day, Amazon Prime unveiled the full premiere season of The Man in the High Castle to any and all of its subscribers. Ever the diligent vi Continue reading “Heading Downstream: The Cracks in the Binging Model”

Charmless Television: Disliking Everything

[Blogged by Jeremy Grayson]

[A Very Special Day]

I don’t enjoy reducing my life to simple declarations. Many people I know have a motto, a line by which they live their life – but I’ve never been content with compressing the essence of my goals/views/emotions down to a single statement. (This may explain why I constantly find myself changing my Continue reading “Charmless Television: Disliking Everything”

1×08: The Last Evening

[Review by Jay Yencich]

[Writer: Mark Frost | Director: Mark Frost | Aired: 05/23/1990]

If a device has framed our early approach to Twin Peaks, it’s been a juxtaposition of the many-handed approach to direction with the few-penned take on scripts. Along the way, we’ve seen instances of the camera being especially complementary to the happenings and others where the two aren’t Continue reading “1×08: The Last Evening”

Season 3 Review

[Review by Jeremy Grayson]

[Introduction]

I love dark dramas. I really do. Despite my insistence to retain a sunny outlook on the world at large, there’s something very intriguing about a show that’s willing to look at the harsher side of humanity, to remind us that the world is a two-sided coin, and that we must understand the evil of hum Continue reading “Season 3 Review”