Back to the Grind.

Whoah. I am not good at this blogging thing. I am effing rusty. I’ve lost writer-voice a little bit, and it’s going to take some time to get myself back into that mental space where I can create mental outlines of posts before I start typing, rather than write a whole epic poem that uses…

Worth Watching – The Returned (Les revenants)

Like many Netflix users, I’ve binge-watched many series, and started even more without picking them up again beyond a few episodes. I was hesitant last week to put on The Returned, a French television series from 2012, but it was auto-recommended to me and had a really good rating under its belt. So I tried…

February 21st Update

Another bulk update about tv/movies I’ve seen, games I’ve played, etc. Movies Riddick What do I say about this movie? It doesn’t really hold a candle to other things I’ve seen recently, it definitely feels a bit stunted in a few places, but I still liked it. The biggest flaw is its pacing. It doesn’t…

February 7th Update:

Just a quick update to keep things rolling here on the blog. I consume a lot of media and information on a weekly basis, and it’s really hard to keep up. And between being sick on and off for a week, miserable winter weather, and general seasonal-affective-disorder-type symptoms, it’s been a whirlwind. If by whirlwind…

Fuck everything about this commercial.

I. hate. this. commercial. It plays during every commercial break as an alternative to tampons while catching up on The Voice on Hulu. Not sure if I should be admitting that (but Shelby Z was awesome.) I’ve been a Verizon user for about 10 years now, and I love their network and coverage. Most reliable…

Project Runway Quote of the week (Ep 6)

This week the Project Runway designers went “glamping” (I presume it means “glam camping,” maybe I missed that part.) and were told they were going to be out in nature and doing things like rafting and zip-lining. This was Miranda’s hope, though I bet she was wishing it had been a few episodes earlier. I…

Passing on Top Model this year…

I wrote a whole article here about reality television, mostly griping about the fact that I decided to put on America’s Next Top Model out of curiosity. But the article I was writing just went on and on… I’ll get right to the point instead: A bunch of models walk down the side of a…

Caught up on Breaking Bad: Now what to watch?

If you’re like me, you’ve marathoned all of Breaking Bad: Season 5: Part I on Netflix Watch Instantly over the past week or so, just to be caught up for Part II to begin this past Sunday. It was worth it, and it’s impressive how well the show has held together, if not gotten better…

Björk & David Attenborough on Music (Channel 4)

There’s a documentary featuring Björk & David Attenborough about music coming on Channel 4 this weekend. But unfortunately I am not British. I guess I’ll be breaking out ExpatShield if it doesn’t get posted to YouTube first. I look forward to seeing two of my favorite voices sharing the same platform. Trailer follows.

Orange is the New Black

I want to keep this one short and sweet. If you liked Jenji Kohan‘s smart comedy-drama writing and approach (Weeds) and you have Netflix, you should be watching Orange is the New Black. The Netflix-exclusive revolves around a woman, Piper Chapman, who becomes the newbie in a woman’s prison. The character development is exceptional, and…