A look at a possible reboot of a forgotten '80's show.
Final phase of Starfleet uniform selection
What goes through the mind of a nerdy mother when her unruly subject does not follow her command?
There's a familiar horror trope that I'll call the Wary Traveler. The traveling protagonist(s) visit an unfamiliar town or region that seems normal at first. As they spend more time in the area, signs emerge that something is eerily abnormal. Perhaps, someone gives them the evil eye, they see an upside-down cross or they're warned… Continue reading Lovecraft Country Melds Supernatural Cosmic Horror and Insidious American Racism
Seinfeld was one of the greatest television shows of all time. It was hilarious and quite unlike anything that had been seen before. It became such a classic, pervasive piece of pop culture that, today, if you were to say a line from the show (such as "yada, yada, yada" or "no soup for you") to… Continue reading 5 Eye-Popping Things about “Seinfeld’s” Pilot Episode
About a month ago, I published a column that looked at the pilot episode of "Friends," a hugely popular show about a group of friends living in New York City. Today, we're looking at the pilot for "How I Met Your Mother" (hereinafter "HIMYM" to save my fingers from typing strain), a hugely popular show… Continue reading Pilot Episodes: How I Met Your Mother (And Why The Show Was Better than Friends)
One of the benefits of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu is that you can easily check out early episodes of television shows to recall what the shows were like at their beginnings. The first episode is often a "pilot" created as prototypes for the television series being pitched to networks. Most of… Continue reading Pilot Episodes: “Friends”