Category Archives: Television

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie—Leaving Community

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I tend to get attached to shows I really like. Sometimes I get really, really attached and think I would be happy if the show never, ever ended. But that’s not realistic. All things come to an end, especially the good things. Yesterday, Yahoo! Screen aired the final episode in the sixth season of Community, and it was very likely the series finale. And it was brilliant. Continue reading #SixSeasonsAndAMovie—Leaving Community

How Disney Could Do A Star Wars/Once Upon A Time Crossover

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm, some people started talking about how Princess Leia was now technically a Disney princess. There was even a barely amusing video where the other princesses welcome Leia to the family. Back around that time, there was also some speculation about whether that meant Star Wars characters might make appearances in ABC’s alt-Disney universe adventure show, Once Upon a Time. I think most people just brushed this talk off as non-serious speculation. After all, how could Disney really do such a thing and make it work? Well, this last season, Disney offered some explanations as to just how the OUAT multi-verse functions, and in doing so, I believe they’ve opened the door that could potentially make a crossover with that galaxy far, far away possible. Continue reading How Disney Could Do A Star Wars/Once Upon A Time Crossover

Netflix’s Daredevil: The Verdict Is In

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I’m just going to come right out and say this. Netflix’s original series, Daredevil, is one of the best things Marvel has ever done. And this is coming from someone who’s never been a huge Daredevil fan, especially after the 2003 Ben Affleck fiasco. But this new series is definitely something special, and here are five reasons why I think it just might be a game changer. Continue reading Netflix’s Daredevil: The Verdict Is In

New Pics From Marvel’s Daredevil Series Are Here

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I cannot say enough how much I love what Marvel Studios and Disney are doing with their MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) properties. I feel like they’re hitting it out of the park with almost everything they do. Have I been ecstatic with every film? No (Iron Man 3 didn’t blow me away). But by and large, they really seem to know what they’re doing over there. And when it was confirmed that Spider-Man would be joining the MCU, I was overjoyed. Over the freaking moon. Continue reading New Pics From Marvel’s Daredevil Series Are Here

Go, Go, Gadget Reboot!

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When I was growing up, Saturday morning cartoons were a big deal. A big. Deal. For a kid back in the 80s, it was almost my soul reason for existing. Well, that and my ever-expanding Star Wars action figure collection. But while shows like Looney Toons and Superfriends were definitely on my weekend playlist, I was more attracted to animated  storytelling that went a little beyond what was typical. I was all about dragons, and sci-fi, and robots, and technology, and mystery. I was constantly salivating for the next episode of Dungeons & Dragons or Scooby-Doo (pre-Scrappy Doo, thank you very much). But my real favorites were always a bit harder to find. I’m talking about Battle of the Planets. I’m talking about Robotech. And I’m talking about a little show about a British secret agent named Danger Mouse. Continue reading Go, Go, Gadget Reboot!

Genre Fiction TV You Should Be Watching

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While I love movies and they’ll always be my primary obsession when it comes to visual entertainment, a lot of quality fiction can be found on television. It’s hard to believe, I know, but it is true, nonetheless. The problem is when these storytelling gems can’t stay on television long enough to reach their true potential. So, the purpose of today’s blog post is to list a few genre TV shows you should definitely be watching. The more people who watch, the less likely these shows will be canceled by networks who haven’t yet come to fully understand that traditional ratings in the digital world mean less than nothing. Continue reading Genre Fiction TV You Should Be Watching

Into Every Generation, A Slayer Is Born

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There have been a handful of television shows over the years of which I consider myself a true fan. What exactly does that mean? Well, though for some it means going to every convention and collecting as much related paraphernalia as possible (I would certainly do that kind of thing if I had unlimited funds—I’m just a fan of too many things to be utterly devoted to each), for me it simply means loving a show so much that I go back to it again and again, rewatching the entire run of the series every few years. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of those shows.

So, in celebration of Buffy Summers’ 34th birthday this month (the TV incarnation was born in 1981), I thought I’d count down my TOP FIVE FAVORITE BUFFY EPISODES, which is actually a pretty daunting task considering how many good ones there were. But here goes. Continue reading Into Every Generation, A Slayer Is Born

The Walking Dead: When Will It Stop Killing My Soul?

TWD_bannerThe Walking Dead is one of the best things on TV right now. In a medium that is inundated by a plethora of been-there/done-that flesh-eating properties, it is the only one among them that keeps itself fresh and continues to be worth watching. It’s an almost perfect storm of great casting, stellar acting, top-notch writing and directing, and outstanding production values. But it seems like every time we come to one of these season/mid-season finales like the one that aired Sunday night, I go through a bout of depression which has nothing to do with the fact that it’s going to be a while before the show is on again. And I tend to wonder if I’m going to be able to continue. For me, this last one was the worst one yet.

WARNING: Spoilers after the jump.

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the animated adventures of buffy

I’m going to geek out for a minute.

Anyone who knows me may also know that I’m a huge fan of Buffy. In fact, every few years I go back and watch the entire series. Angel, too. Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a huge Whedon fanboy fan. And when I saw the following … well … I need this to be a real thing. I give you The Animated Adventures of Buffy (after the jump).

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