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This What to Watch Wednesday, I’d like to take a moment for the anthology, which is having a moment of its own right now.

Now the modern anthology has taken a variety of forms. Some would, for instance, make a case for everything Ryan Murphy is working on right now, “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” and “Feud,” not to mention “Fargo” and “True Detective” too.

Each of those shows starts with a new story each season, with some crossover and connections, a repertory cast in some cases, but no story arc continuation. These shows are all great in their own way, but they’re not my favorite kind of anthology. Read the rest of this entry


…Stream On

It’s a new year, which means new television. Gone are the days of new series only starting in the fall. Thanks to streaming and cable television, we’re in the golden age of television series.

That being said, all this awesome drama (and comedy) can make it hard to decide what to watch. I know, it’s a rough life. The good (or bad?) news is 2018 is adding even more variety, and welcoming back a few favorites. Read the rest of this entry

…take another look


In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.”

In a world screaming for originality, the remake gets a bad wrap. And, to be fair, a lot of remakes deserve that wrap. I will not contest that the world is full of many pointless remakes that don’t have good enough answers to the one basic question you should have to answer before you embark on such a scheme—Why? Read the rest of this entry

…be in a ‘flix


As we approach the end of the year it’s only natural to look back on 2017 and reflect. And if you’re Netflix share some fun stats about your viewers, well 53 of them anyway…

The answer is no one, Netflix. Why must you hate on this beautiful gift that YOU gave the world? Read the rest of this entry

…Boldly Go

Happy Sunday, fellow crusaders! As you may or may not know, today is not just any other autumn Sunday. Today sees the long anticipated return of “Star Trek,” to television…sort of.

Tonight, CBS will air the first episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” (7:30 CT), before switching the series over to their CBS All Access streaming service (psst…Non-US Netflix users, it’ll be up on Netflix the next day…). No matter how you feel about their choice of streaming service, it’s nice to see “Star Trek” back on TV, even if it is a very different television landscape. Read the rest of this entry