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“It’s bigger than it looks.”

Forgive me but one more brief rant about television. What is UP with shows that hobble perfectly watchable characters and situations with annoying and incomprehensible long-game backstories? Sense8 and Orphan Black, and Fringe and Alias before them, are in most ways just the kind of TV I like: human characters in the contemporary world who […]

>Expectations

>Richard and I have been watching MI-5 (The Show Originally Known as Spooks) via Netflix. Andrew Thorne warned me not to get too attached to any of the characters, and I’m seeing why, as the show seems liable to bump off anyone at any time, either by death or banishment to a foreign country. It’s […]

>What to Watch?

>We had only been watching half an hour or so of the new Prisoner mini-series when Richard said, “I’m tired of these shows.” Pressed for elucidation, he said “you know, shows where the whole thing is WHAT’S GOING ON?” There certainly a lot of these cued on our DVR–Heroes, FlashForward, Fringe, with Lost coming back […]

>Starring Adam and Kris!

>“Strategically placed almost midway between the annual Games, [the Victory Tour] is the Capitol’s way of keeping the horror fresh and immediate.”–from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.