Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

Throughout this series/season (whatever your preferred designation is) of Doctor Who, three buddies (Myc Wiatrowski, Tony Nagel and Travis Limbert) and I will chat about each new episode. These conversations are light and fun, but do feature a few Who super-fans, so don't expect criticism-devoid entries either. Here's the first one on last week's "Asylum of the Daleks." Cory: … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

#TVFail Entry 15: Life on Mars, “Life is a Rock”

The accused: Life on Mars, “Life is a Rock” (Season 1, Episode 17) The crime: Trying too hard to be different from the original series Television’s failures are supposed to be obvious. From the overhyped non-starters that flop from the very beginning (hello, FlashForward, Lone Star) to the much-discussed clumsy conclusions of series we were … Continue reading #TVFail Entry 15: Life on Mars, “Life is a Rock”

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 11 — Steven Moffat, You Ignorant Slut

  In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by fellow BGSU Pop Culture MA student Myc Wiatrowski for a much delayed, but still very worthy discussion of all things Doctor Who, including the convoluted sixth season, the finale and why I prefer standalone episodes to whatever the hell Steven Moffat is trying to pull off … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 11 — Steven Moffat, You Ignorant Slut

Luther, “Episode Three”

After last week's slightly disappointing effort, Luther's third episode strikes a better balance between a specific procedural case, the budding relationship between John and Alice and the unraveling of John's personal life. It's still messy and sometimes scattershot, but there's more good stuff happening here. One thing I've noticed about Luther thus far is that … Continue reading Luther, “Episode Three”

Series Premiere — Luther, “Episode 1”

I had heard nothing but good things about BBC's Luther, but I always hear good things about BBC productions and never get around to watching them. However, due to my undying respect for The Wire and particularly Idris Elba's performance as Stringer Bell, I randomly decided to DVR the first episode of the gritty police … Continue reading Series Premiere — Luther, “Episode 1”