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Ruminating on The Leftovers Finale

I watched The Leftovers final episode last Sunday, hoping for the satisfying ending that Lost never gave me, and though I’m not sure Lindelhoff gave me much resolution, I can say this finale has been stewing around in my head almost constantly… Continue Reading →

Looking for Revenge? You’d Better Dig Two Graves!

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius

Beyond the Red Door: It Comes at Night

After seeing the teaser trailer for It Comes at Night, I had a bet going with my fiance. I thought that it would be a Zombie movie. She was leaning more toward psycho/isolationist killer. We both agreed that it would… Continue Reading →

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

American Gods: The Devil’s in the Details (But Not in The Bone Orchard)

Here’s a question: How do you convert a character created in a written medium to one expressed in a visual medium? How do you adapt to this new medium if the character is known to be quiet and reserved, to… Continue Reading →

Is The Curse of Oak Island Any Closer to Being Solved?

If there’s one thing The Curse of Oak Island resolved in the two-hour season finale, it’s that Marty, Rick and the rest of the treasure-hunting crew keep getting closer… but to what? For the most part, the only answers they’re… Continue Reading →

Nashville Rep is Raisin the Bar for Quality Entertainment

Per Matt The Music City welcomes Eddie George’s return — this time at a different downtown stage, but still under the bright lights — as his character struggles to survive in A Raisin in the Sun, produced by Nashville Repertory… Continue Reading →

Sutherland Assumes Command in Designated Survivor

No longer protecting the President, Kiefer Sutherland transfers from CTU and into the White House in Designated Survivor.

What Was the Point of Resuscitating The X-Files?

Per Matt Now that the relentless hype train has finally been derailed and the dust has settled on the tracks, just a bit, it’s time to take a hard look at this year’s abbreviated season of The X-Files. After 14 years, the best… Continue Reading →

The Americans: Heating up the Cold War

Out of the numerous TV shows I watch every year, the one I most often recommend to others and which tops my list for the greatest show on television, now, is FX’s The Americans. To anyone unfamiliar, The Americans takes… Continue Reading →

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