So, some of my TV and film writing will be appearing at The AV Club in the near future, which I think is pretty cool. In fact, some of my writing already has! I contributed some foreign-language TV shows for one of their recent Inventories. (You can read the whole list here; there are some very interesting picks here, including some stuff I hadn’t realized was initially made for TV, don’t tell anybody, let’s all just be cool about it.)
I came up with three that have stuck with me,… Read more »
The Supersizers are back! Their travels through time have brought them to a place where Sue can wear trousers (that’s good!) and has to cook (that’s less good, but kind of hilarious). Join them for an episode where they’re more married than ever, attempt to eat everything in a candy store, make a series of amazing faces, and spit out almost as much food as they did in the Restoration! Good job, The Seventies.
Let’s get groovy.… Read more »
When Elementary premiered, I really liked it, but worried it would get networked to death, or that they’d be “platonic” for Chris Carter values of platonic, or – worst – it would slowly forget the canon, and stray from the heart of 221b.
It didn’t. I have an article at io9.com today, about how Elementary did what many great adaptations do – interrogate, not portray, the canon – and gave us one of the most interesting takes of the last twenty years.… Read more »
If you gave a 7th-grader a pan of cupcakes during American History, and he fell asleep during a Law and Order marathon while his siblings watched Charmed upstairs and his parents chatted about the historical intricacies of Anno 1790, and then he wrote down his dream and got a magical wish granted by a TV wizard, you’d have this show.
And it’s JJ Abrams, so, yes!
But this beautiful trainwreck doesn’t stop there. In fact, it doesn’t even start there!… Read more »
The Supersizers are back with a jaunt to the Victorian era, in which outfits are four feet across and food is all over the map. Everyone’s in the groove now. Thrill to Sue Perkins and that guy she allows to hang out with her! Marvel at her green bicycle outfit! Have some mixed feelings about some of their setups! Enjoy them upstaging a table of professional entertainers because they’re just That Couple by now! It’s an exclamatory episode all around.
Also I guess we’ll eat squirrels.… Read more »
For the unaware, Da Vinci’s Demons is a new television series on Starz (“Where history comes to die”), in which a saucy young Da Vinci, trying to prove himself as an artist and inventor, lives his life as a human pinball amid the dangerous politics of contemporary Italy (accurate!) and solve a mystical mystery about a secret society and thre magical book that’s the key to their power (suggested by someone who didn’t understand the stakes of actual Italian politics at the time, I am guessing, because Da Vinci WISHES… Read more »