This series is a real melting pot, a British production of an American Wild West story set in Canada. And they actually admit it’s Canada, something only Canadian shows (and sometimes not even those) admit to. Still, from a Canadian perspective, it’s nice to see someone outside our borders admit we exist, even if we are painted as money-grubbing beer monkeys in need of British heroes to save our collective asses from big Yankee oil. Continue reading “Tin Star: a Constellation of Conflict”
I wasn’t sure this was going to work, this whole go-back-into-Sheldon’s-childhood thing, but after watching the first episode, I’m now convinced this show has potential.
Of course, the scene I wanted to see right up front was the one where young Sheldon is chased up a tree by a chicken. But I guess we’ll have to wait for that little treat until later in the series. Perhaps that scene got stuck in CGI hell. Ever try to render realistic 3D chicken feathers or an angry bird on the attack? Continue reading “Shades of Sheldon Past”
Last year, this show struck me as a bit of a sleeper and I was surprised to find out it was renewed. But, the premise appeals to me, so I watched it anyway. It’s a comedy about the afterlife, heaven… sort of, and it’s that ‘sort of’ that kept me watching. Continue reading “The Good Place”
Right off the bat, I have to say that the first 23 minutes could have been cut and no one would have noticed. Continue reading “What the Orville??”
I could have done without all those ponderous scenes in Klingon, but if they take things in a different direction than all the other squeaky-clean, button-pushing, oh-so-fake-sounding tech-talk Star Trek fare, I’d be at least interested enough to try it for a while. Continue reading “Re-discovering Star Trek”