I take breaks to divide up the research for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, trying to avoid burnout, and the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting my cop fix with NYPD Blue. It’s been several years since it was on television, though binge watching all twelve seasons is a great way to break up reading and research strain.
So, lets jump in and talk about one of the best shows in television history. Maybe the best show ever…
I just finished watching the very last episode of Homeland, and I have to say, NOW THAT’S HOW YOU END A SHOW!
This tv series captivated me from the very first episode back in 2011, at the height of the double Wars in the Middle East, when suicide bombings were all the craze, and spies were in vogue – well – again.
But, this show was something different. Had something different. And that difference was easily identifiable.
You can read all of my tv show reviews here, but right now, let’s jump into all things Homeland, all things Carrie Mathison, and all things beautiful.
Let’s get started….
I started watching Life Below Zero a few years back, then lost interest for some reason. Not exactly sure why.
But, when I caught Glenn Villeneuve on the Joe Rogan Podcast the other day it peaked my interest again. I’m glad it did. Needless to say, I’ve been binge watching episodes for the last week.
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So, let’s dig in. There’s a lot to cover with this series….
I don’t actually remember when this show started nor do I remember starting to watch it. It just feels like it’s always been there on Sunday nights (at least something’s actually on that’s worth watching).
Yet, now it’s over. And, with a pretty crappy ending, I might add. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s step back a bit.
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Here’s to the good times, right?
Just finished watching Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix Special – Sticks and Stones. Quite impressive. Of course, the rest of the world was critical, but only because they seemingly go berserk when someone starts speaking the truth.
My favorite quote of the entire show: “I can’t live in this world you’re proposing.”
Classic. You really need to watch it.
I’m not a rabid sci-fi fan, nor did I watch the original version of the Lost in Space show before. In fact, I had no idea Netflix had even put out a remake of this once popular story.
Even more surprising, I discovered the tv show is based on a reboot of the book Swiss Family Robinson – a movie I became captivated with as a youth.
Needless to say, when I found myself laid up at home, I knew exactly what show I wanted to binge watch first.
”She’s got a crush on you,” Charlotte said, as she came into the room. “No she doesn’t.” I flashed her a wryly grin. “Oh, she most certainly does. In fact, she’s almost got me convinced to take you on as well.”
Charlotte brushed past me, a little too close, so she could ring up her sale. She punched in the dollar amount, then hit the return. The till drawer slid open and she put the bills in their respective spots.
“So, what do you think?” she asked, closing the drawer and turning toward me.
It slowly, painfully unfurls it’s long, leprous wings – gasping – as it expels a hideous, vaporous breath.
Nate taps the tips of his fingers on the edge of the railing, as he lets out a disenchanted sigh. He realizes all too well what’s just happened, and what he now has to do.
He reaches for his weapon, steels his jaw.
Once again, I’ve found myself at the end of another binge, watching the TV Series LOST. That’s right, I just finished all six seasons and it is, hands down, one of the greatest supernatural stories ever told on television.
And, what did I take away from my now annual juggernaut? Well, let’s talk about it…..
AMC is one of those networks that has an ever growing stable of unbelievably good shows that really stick with you, even when the show ends. One of their horses, HELL ON WHEELS, is just such a show, and I find myself a little saddened with its ending.
Tonight I finished a complete watch-through of ABC’s smash hit Lost. I have to say, it was just as good as the first time I watched it. But, let me warn you ahead of time. In this review, we’re going to be getting into the weeds quite a bit. And, if you haven’t already watched the series to the end, this is my Spoiler Alert. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
It’s not just me out here, mourning the loss of a great show. The critics have described Lost as one of the top ten television series of all time. Of all time? I would agree, given that it had a great start, great cast, great writing, and actually ended with a whole heaping of closure – the latter something most show never get.
But, let’s just jump in, and you’ll soon see for yourself. That is, if you haven’t already seen it. If you have, you know what the hype is all about……