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A Special Look at: Sleep No More

A Special Look at: Sleep No More

Sleep No More, written by Mark Gatiss (Robot of Sherwood, The Crimson Horror, Victory of the Daleks, The Idiot’s Lantern, The Unquiet Dead) was a rather bold episode in format, willing to try a new form of storytelling – found-footage, POV-cam episode. I was not much into the different format, though I think it was … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

Continuing from a previous post is Sherlock Series 3. One of the more notable aspects of the show is Sherlock’s depiction of mental illness, as according to the Health Guidance article, “A Psychological Assessment of Sherlock Holmes“: ‘It’s true what they say about you: you’re a psychopath!’ ‘High-functioning sociopath. With your address.’ That’s a quote from … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan, seemingly getting it’s title from The Muppets Take Manhattan, is yet another great example of a Moffat mess. Think The Time of the Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, and Sherlock‘s The Final Problem for other examples of Moffat incoherent storytelling. Sure, it’s dramatic storytelling, with a … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

Sherlock, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is what one would consider a modern revamp of the classic tales. Created by Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Homes, and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. The series can be noted for helping usher both Cumberbatch … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

For previous installments: The Specials A Special Look at: Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, and Mummy on the Orient Express Series 8 A Special Look at: The Power of Three, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Snowmen, Hide, The Crimson Horror, and The Day of the Doctor Series 7 A Special Look at: … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Constantine

The Best and Worst of Constantine

Unlike the Constantine film, the television series I thought was utterly fantastic in comparison – there was much more time to develop characters. Not to say everything was inherently good, though. Constantine suffers heavily of the Magical Negroe trope (see The Legend of Bagger Vance) in two characters, Papa Midnite and the Angel, Manny. This … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Firefly

The Best and Worst of Firefly

I did not originally intend to do Firefly (only intended to cover Serenity), but recently my situation had changed and was able to watch all the episodes. It is not the best show I have seen, nor the worst, just OK. Given I am particular towards several other works of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Fringe: Season 1

The Best and Worst of Fringe: Season 1

For previous installments: Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 I didn’t expect it to take this long to finish this particular series of post, but absence makes the heart grow fonder. Fringe was not always the greatest series ever, but…, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s article, “‘Fringe’ series review: Darker than amber, lighter than … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Odyssey 5

The Best and Worst of Odyssey 5

Certainly, one of the most familiar faces in the series is that of the attractive Christopher Gorham (Harrison Jon in Popular, Henry Grubstick in Ugly Betty, Auggie Anderson in Covert Affairs) as Neil Taggart (source of pictures): Gender and Racial Politics Unfortunately, if there is one thing the show wasn’t particularly great at, it’s the general depiction of … Continue reading