Television Series

TV Series: PROJECT BLUE BOOK (2019)

TV Series: PROJECT BLUE BOOK (2019)

This past week, I had the chance to check the HISTORY channel’s newest drama, PROJECT BLUE BOOK. Being someone whose always had a casual interest in aliens, I was initially drawn to the show due to the fact that it intertwined true life accounts with government conspiracies which begged the question…. Could there be life outside of what we know on Earth? The 10-episode show, which premiered this past Tuesday, January 8, 2019, is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), and stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), and Neal McDonough (Minority Report).

TV Recap: DIRTY JOHN + DIRTY JOHN, THE DIRTY TRUTH

TV Recap: DIRTY JOHN + DIRTY JOHN, THE DIRTY TRUTH

Thanks to the peculiar fondness I have felt towards Anna Nicole Smith the majority of my life, I'm not exactly a stranger with the immoral art of gold-digging. I always saw the comedy in these relationships, and it truthfully never occurred to me just how potentially dangerous these situations could become until watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries one evening.

TV Series Recap: THE HANDMAID'S TALE SEASON 2

TV Series Recap: THE HANDMAID'S TALE SEASON 2

I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this, then you’ve already watched season one of THE HANDMAID’S TALE. If not, then here’s your warning that spoilers are within in order to discuss season two.

TV Recap: NIGHTFYLERS (2018)

TV Recap: NIGHTFYLERS (2018)

NIGHTFLYERS is a SYFY series based on a novella by George R.R. Martin originally published in 1980, long before Martin became the Games Master of Thrones. It is an entirely different thing than what you are likely to be expecting from a Martin based show, but don't let that put you off from watching it. It has merit of it's own and is a fascinating story that reveals itself to the viewer in an unconventional way.

TV Series Recap: STAN AGAINST EVIL SEASON 3

TV Series Recap: STAN AGAINST EVIL SEASON 3

STAN AGAINST EVIL, season 3, debuted on Halloween evening, October 31, 2018, on IFC. Stan Miller (John G. McGinley) returns as the retired sheriff fighting evil, along with Evie Barrett (Janet Varney), the new sheriff in town, Stan’s quirky daughter, Denise (Deborah Baker Jr), and Evie’s dimwitted but well meaning deputy, Leon Drinkwater (Nate Mooney). Also making an appearance, is Denise’s love interest, the sad-eyed but kind gravedigger, Kevin, played by the creator of the show, Dana Gould.

TV Series Review: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

TV Series Review: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, from creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale), and based on the Archie comic, is a dark re-imagining of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch which centers around Sabrina Spellman and the struggles she faces from being a half mortal/half witch. The show features Kiernan Shipka (The Blackcoat’s Daughter), Ross Lynch (My Friend Dahmer), Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman), Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who), Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia) and Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation).

TV Recap: Bobcat Goldthwait's MISFITS & MONSTERS

TV Recap: Bobcat Goldthwait's MISFITS & MONSTERS

Today I will be reviewing the horror/comedy/anthology series Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters (2018) by writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait.  To best describe the conceit, I will turn to the official summary

TV Recap: HBO Presents BARRY: SEASON 1

TV Recap: HBO Presents BARRY: SEASON 1

First off, before we dive balls deep into the world of BARRY and friends, I really need to point out that I personally, never do many reviews or put my name behind anything I don’t fully believe in. So for me, sitting here typing away taking time out of my day to spread the word on a new series, outta tell you something. Listen to the gospel of BARRY, for it is good my cinematic aficionados. 

TV Review: THE ALIENIST Episode 4 "These Bloody Thoughts"

TV Review: THE ALIENIST Episode 4 "These Bloody Thoughts"

In “These Bloody Thoughts”, episode 4 of TNT’s THE ALIENIST, we delve deeper into the mind of our killer and our rag tag band of detectives, leaving us both sympathetic and disturbed.

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK

Season Three of Channel Zero brings a new flavor to the table in a creepypasta tale that will curb any hunger pains you have. “Butcher’s Block”, based on Kerry Hammond’s creepypasta “Search and Rescue Woods”, centers around two sisters who move to a new city and find out quickly that everything isn’t as it seems in Butcher’s Block. Creator Nick Antosca returns as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the third installment along with director Arkasha Stevenson. “Butcher’s Block” stars Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”), Olivia Luccardi (“The Deuce”), Krisha Fairchild (Krisha), and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner). 

TV Review: THE ALIENIST Episode 3 "Silver Smile"

TV Review: THE ALIENIST Episode 3 "Silver Smile"

TNT's newest crime drama THE ALIENIST is officially underway and seems to have been received well by it's record breaking viewership. The show gave TNT it's highest drama premier since 2012. We've spent the first two episodes getting acquainted with the cast of characters and the beautifully grimy backdrop of 1896 New York City. In the third episode, "Silver Smile", we begin to dig deeper into the investigation and the personal lives of our protagonists. I will keep this review short and sweet and attempt to not spoil anything for those of you who, like me, have not read the novel. 

TV Review: The Alienist

TV Review: The Alienist

When I was in Boston over the holidays I spent a couple of days hiding from the below zero temperature in my hotel room, switching channels between countless reruns of "American Dad" and various dramedies on TNT. I was in the warmth of my vacation bed when I first saw a commercial for the new TNT limited series, THE ALIENIST. Being a fan of period pieces and murder mysteries I was intrigued and made a note to set the DVR to record it once I got home. I recently had the pleasure of previewing the first two episodes of this new show and I'm here to tell you that you should stop whatever it is you're doing right now and set your DVRs as well, you're going to want to see this!

TV Recap: SYFY's Superstition

TV Recap: SYFY's Superstition

It's said that there are no new ideas, that everything made is influenced or inspired by something before it. It's also said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Whatever the case, the new SYFY show, Superstition, is guilty on both accounts. 

TV Series Review: THE STRAIN SEASON 4

TV Series Review: THE STRAIN SEASON 4

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing FX's show THE STRAIN: SEASON 4 (2017) which was created by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. To best describe the story of the season, I will use a shortened plot summary:

"Nuclear winter envelopes the planet and a desperate, weakened humanity - existing only as slave labor for 'The Partnership' - is controlled by the bloodthirsty strigoi." 

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE

TV Review: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE

NO-END HOUSE is the latest installment in the acclaimed CHANNEL ZERO series arriving on SYFY September 20. This season, which is inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, focuses on Margot Sleator and her friends who visit the mysterious No-End House, a place that houses 6 rooms that become increasingly disturbing the further you go in. The six episode seasons stars Amy Forsyth (“The Path”),  John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story”), Aisha Dee (“The Bold Type”) and Jeff Ward (“Agents of Shield”). 

Blu-ray Review: "Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season"

Blu-ray Review: "Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season"

Most times when we hear that there is going to be a remake or a reboot of a beloved franchise, we hang our heads in sadness and ask the gods why they would do this to us; however, there is always that rare case in which rebooting a franchise turns out to be a success, which is exactly what happened with the first season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead.”  If you are a horror fan and you are not familiar with the EVIL DEAD films than stop reading and go watch them immediately; for the rest of us, hearing that Ash was coming back after a 30 year hiatus (from EVIL DEAD) was music to our ears - the only concern being, would the show hold up perfect combination of horror and humor that we’ve come to love and appreciate from the films?