Category Television

It’s All About Emma Swan

EmmaI wanted to love “Once Upon a Time.”  I think I did at one time.  With such a large cast, there are characters we’re going to love and ones we’re going to hate. It’s inevitable. And while I did favor the villains (Regina, Mr. Gold, etc), I always had a soft spot for the “good guys.”  That is, until this current season, when I came to a realization about this show:  it’s really all about Emma.

And the worst part is, she knows it.  I mean, most shows do gravitate around a particular character and the difficulties they encounter, the struggles they’ve endured.  But a kind of “reset button” is pushed from week to week that sort of grounds said character.   Not Emma.  I’ve watched her character develop, and it’s amazing self absorbed she is!

Emma is the savior...

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The Walking Dead: The Moral Mess of Terminus

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-trailer-350Any dedicated fan of the show has no doubt witnessed what our favorite group of survivors has had to endure throughout their time in the apocalypse. Life as they once knew it is gone, and the constant search for food, water and supplies (along with the brutality of their environment) takes its daily toll.

And as the story continues, we can see how the characters change – some for the better, and some for the worse. But perhaps the most dramatic and controversial change can be seen in the inhabitants of Terminus.

[Spoiler Alert – if you’re not up to speed on TWD, stop reading here!]

So what do we know about Terminus? We know that it was once a safe haven for survivors.  It was a legitimate sanctuary.  And we know that they were over run at some point by rapists and pillagers...

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Person of Interest: Tara Thorton (True Blood)

With the vast array of television entertainment available to us today, many of the shows and characters seem perpetually boring and terribly predictable.  So when I finally come across one that stands apart from the rest, one that really causes me to reconsider everything that I’ve ever known to be true,  I know I’ve found something (or someone) special.  And this is the point of this new series of articles I’ll be writing – to share, in detail, everything I can about a character that is worthy to be discussed.  I’ll try to ensure that the shows are current and are still running, but there might be times when I revisit ones that are no longer airing because, yes, the person of interest is that important to warrant a visit back in time.

So let’s talk True Blood, shall we?  A...

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Exclusive Doctor Who Photographs From The NYC Comic Con!


The DW-Time Zone

The New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center has come and gone, and while the new Avengers movie took center stage, fans of a certain Time Lord showed their support and dressed like the beloved Time Lord.

I, too, could not resist showing up in my TARDIS T-Shirt and I would randomly walk up to the fans and say, “I am collecting ‘Doctor Who’ photos” and the attendees were kind enough to allow me to photograph them. I snapped photos of people dressed as the 10th Doctor or the 11th Doctor. My favorite was the 11th Doctors because I would say (derisively), “I can’t believe you are wearing a bow tie!” and I would not leave them alone until they said, “Bow ties are cool!” And each one was kind enough to do so.

To you people who thought I was harassing yo...

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Tech Time: A Closer Look At ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’

Welcome back! This is my third article in this series where I take a look at past sci-fi shows and evaluate their technology to see if it has been introduced into today’s society.   Previously I talked about ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Babylon 5,’ but this time we’re going to shift gears and think back to the times when ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ aired.

I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I remember watching ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ on television.  I’m not reluctant to admit this because I’m ashamed I watched the show – that couldn’t be further from the truth.  This show was, in my opinion, one of the best ever.  My shame comes because I’m actually at an age where I can recall its appearance on TV as part of regular programming.  Yes, I’m getting old...

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