Category Archives: Television

McFarland, USA Movie Got Cross-Country Absolutely Right

By | May 4, 2017

Not too many films have been made about, or even touched on, the sport of cross-country, but the McFarland, USA movie got it absolutely right. When commercials started running for this film, it immediately piqued my interest because of its cross-country subject matter.  This is a road not too many films have run down.  Getting it right would… Read More »

Feed the Beast on AMC Television Series: Worst Ending Ever

By | April 27, 2017

The Feed the Beast on AMC television series might have had the worst ending ever, a combo of a season-ending cliffhanger and cancellation, thereafter. When these television networks cancel a series and bring it to an ignominius end, they understandably do it without the fanfare that accompanies the announcement of a new series.  The news is usually swept… Read More »

Animal Kingdom on TNT is the Sunny, California Treatment

By | February 22, 2017

Animal Kingdom on TNT gives the dark Australian movie the California treatment replete with muscle cars, sunny beaches, surfing, and long-haired hunks. Throw in a heavy dose of criminal mayhem and this is a violent summertime joy ride behind the handlebars of a superbike or on top of a gnarly wave.  If that floats your boat, then Animal… Read More »

Miami Vice Movie Did Justice to the Sonny Crockett Legacy

By | February 7, 2017

The Miami Vice movie did justice to the legacy of the television series, in general, and that of Sonny Crockett, in specific, paying both due homage. Although some critics may have been less than impressed with this 2006 effort, and the general public possibly lukewarm, hardcore fans of the Miami Vice television series can find many things to like… Read More »

Hunting Hitler on History: Bibliography for Armchair Sleuths

By | November 15, 2016

Hunting Hitler on History takes armchair sleuths from the ratlines of Europe to the hideouts of South America.  Here’s a supplemental bibliography. The following books have been read by yours truly and meet rigorous approval standards which include, but are not limited to, wild rides of excitement, intrigue, salacious details, strange men crossing Alpine passes by the dark… Read More »

You’re the Worst on FXX went from Irritating to Important

By | August 24, 2016

You’re the Worst on FXX went from irritating to important in record time.  Hopefully, season three of this FXX show builds on that promising trend. In season one, I wanted to  give You’re the Worst on FXX a chance.  The problem was that Jimmy and the whole crew were so monumentally irritating with their constantly battling banter that… Read More »

Alone Show on History Channel May Come Down to Equipment

By | April 26, 2016

Surviving the longest on the Alone show on History channel may come down to the selection of the ten items of equipment from a list of 50 options. Each of the contestants is allowed to select ten items of optional equipment from a group of 50 options.  Lessons from the first season of the Alone show on History… Read More »