Category Archives: T.V. shows

Torchwood–when did whining men become sexy?

Is it a metrosexual thing? Torchwood, a spinoff of Doctor Who, is pretty entertaining. But it has one of the most “inexplicably attractive” characters ever.  In addition to being whiny, surly, insulting, and self-absorbed, “Owen” isn’t even that attractive.  But … Continue reading

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Have seen three episodes of the short-lived series Surface, I think there’s 12 to go. Another good, short-lived series. It’s awfully ambitious in its scope. I plan on getting Lost–that is, getting the series Lost–when it’s on special. But apparently … Continue reading

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The smoking Chekov’s Gun.

(MILD SPOILER ALERT) Finished Deadwood. Was sorely disappointed. The wrapup could be the worst betrayal of Chekov’s Gun I’ve ever seen. The quality of the work remained high, the characters compelling. But Deadwood spent entire episodes establishing factions and foreshadowing … Continue reading

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Did you know Jessica Alba is lovely?

Almost done watching Dark Angel. It gets 4 1/2 stars on Amazon and a 7.5 out of 10 at imdb. That’s a bit higher than I’d go. The main attraction, of course, is Jessica’s unworldly beauty. As a James Cameron … Continue reading

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“The Lost World” is enjoyable.

Not sure when I’ll finish watching the last season of Xena. The series has some amazing qualities, but apparently I lost interest right after Xena kicked Satan’s ass. Oh, uh…(BELATED SPOILER ALERT!) So, The Lost World. On Amazon, Season One … Continue reading

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M.A.N.T.I.S. totally deserves its five-star rating.

I semi-reviewed M.A.N.T.I.S. here. But it bugged me that it has a 5-star rating on Amazon. It didn’t seem that good. Since Lumbly was television’s first black superhero lead actor, is there some kind of affirmative action going on? It … Continue reading

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“One and done” T.V. shows.

I’m checking out interesting but short-lived shows. After The Dresden Files was Witchblade. It’s decent. I wouldn’t say it’s a 4 1/2-star show, though.  Unlike Top Cow Comics execrable The Darkness, the Witchblade source material wasn’t unmitigated crap.  It’s not totally … Continue reading

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