Stranger Things: Season 2, episodes 3 and 4

This show is getting dark. There is something incredibly creepy about what is happening to Will, and I stayed up late to watch another episode I wasn't planing on because of it. This show really knows how to do creepy and dark, without having obnoxious jump scares or shocking blood and violence. That's something I've …

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Take the ‘tell’ out of storytelling

I've been off and on watching the Netflix original 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', and although it is lovely to look at with great production value and an all-star cast, it is really quite infuriating at times. My irritation is due to the narrator. The story is framed as research done by a man named …

Stranger Things: Not just 80’s nostalgia

Remember when the big movies coming out that everyone was excited about weren't remakes, or reboots, or based on a comic book or video game or brand name or fairy tale or popular book series? Well, maybe this is 80's nostalgia after all... Stranger Things not only has the refreshing attribute of being something new, despite …

Jessica Jones, the hero TV needed

Disclaimer: I do not read comics or care about super hero movies or shows in general, and had never heard of Jessica Jones before this show.  Jessica Jones is another brilliant Netflix original. It's a dark, exciting, interesting show about a private investigator with a painful past, and a sociopath who can control minds. But--it's …

Sense 8

I finished this gorgeous series by the Wachowskis a couple days ago and am still a bit stunned by how great it was. Eight different people spread across the globe are all psychically connected and experience each others lives in flashes, at first, becoming stronger and more connected as the story progresses. The diversity of …

House of Cards

I just finished season three of this series, and I feel it has changed a lot since its beginning. There are spoilers in this post. The show is about power, and what people will do to obtain it, and keep it. At first, I got the impression that it was a statement about corruption in …