The Witcher: Hot Takes of Episode 1-4

The Witcher: Hot Takes of Episode 1-4

Just as with The Mandalorian, here are my episode by episode Hot Takes on The Witcher. #1: The End’s Beginning (The Witcher introduces and exits its most interesting character) That was really… oddly paced. For a first episode it rushed in way too fast. It could really have benefited from setting up Geralt, the role … Read More

The Mandalorian: The Second Half

The Mandalorian: The Second Half

Following from my previous post on the Mandalorian, here are my thoughts on the second half of the series. Spoiler alert: it’s exactly as boring as the first. Episode #6: An alien, a gunslinger, and a Mandalorian walk into a prison ship… Do locks not exist in the Star Wars universe, or does Mando just … Read More

2019 Twilight Zone: Redux

2019 Twilight Zone: Redux

I posted a few months ago about the 2019 Twilight Zone: the simple version is that it’s not very good, not as smart as it would like to be, and fundamentally flawed in its structure. I thought that would be the end of my thoughts on it, but somehow it’s festered in my mind, and … Read More

Two Terrible Netflix Scifi Movies

Two Terrible Netflix Scifi Movies

One of the nice things about the success of Netflix is that it’s led to a number of smaller indie scifi films to be distributed who might in a more restricted ecosystem never find the light of day. And while this is great for scifi and speculative fiction filmmaking as a whole, that’s not what … Read More