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TV Show Recommendation: Reign

| July 17, 2019

When Jeremy has stuff that takes him out of the apartment on the weekends, I often wind up watching period dramas, usually loosely based on history. But they cancelled Versailles and I finished up Tudors, so I poked around Netflix a bit until I stumbled across Reign. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to like my period dramas […]

Show Recommendation: Good Omens

| June 12, 2019

We’ve been looking forward to the Good Omens TV show since they announced it, and now that it’s here, it’s just as delightful and wonderful as I hoped. I read the book long enough ago that I don’t remember details, but there are little bits, here and there, that I do remember with great glee when […]

TV Show Recommendation: Lucifer

| May 29, 2019

I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and I wasn’t sure what to think when they first announced the Lucifer TV show. Would it be half as wonderful as Lucifer is in the comics? The answer is yes, but … If you’re hoping for a faithful recreation of the comics, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. But […]

TV Show Notes: The Tudors

| April 10, 2019

Note: While normally on Wednesdays I talk about things I recommend, today’s post is a little bit more “your mileage may vary.” When Jeremy’s not home and I want to watch something that he won’t miss out on, I normally turn to period dramas. In particular, I watched every little bit of Versailles until it didn’t […]

Show Recommendation: The Umbrella Academy

| March 6, 2019

If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve probably seen people raving about The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. And I have to say, all the raving is justified. I haven’t read the comic books, but I’ve heard from people who have that they’ve done a good job in the conversion from comics to live action. And […]

Media Consumption

| July 11, 2018

When we’re not writing or working on Mad Scientist Journal, we’ve been watching a bunch of different stuff lately. Luke Cage (season 2) is shaping up to be just as amazing as the first season. If you haven’t started it yet, look forward to the scene with Misty and Colleen in the bar. I loved […]

Comparing Books and TV/Movies

| April 4, 2018

Once upon a time, I was one of those people who always insisted on reading a book before watching the movie or TV show it was based on. This failed spectacularly when it came to V for Vendetta–I finished reading the graphic novel DAYS before I saw the movie, and then came out of the […]

Show Recommendation: Altered Carbon

| February 21, 2018

If you love cyberpunk and noir, the new Netflix series Altered Carbon will definitely scratch that itch! We had heard a few of our friends saying good things about it, so we sat down to watch the first episode and were hooked. We haven’t binge watched the whole series yet, preferring to savor it a little […]