Don’t You Understand Dexter’s Bad Superman

There has been so much talk about what being an evil Superman would be like. From the dozens of comics and alt-universe stories to Brightburn, the film advertised as “Superman but bad,” to even the parody title of this post “Bad Superman” but Scouting for Girls they all have their takes on evil Superman. The problem with those takes is that none of them feel … Continue reading Don’t You Understand Dexter’s Bad Superman

Dismembering the Dead: an Examination of Dexter Season 8

An end of a reviewing era, and a look at what many people call one of the worst final seasons in TV history, Dexter Season 8. This will be giving away everything too early, but it’s not the worst final season of TV history. It is far more boring than anything else this show has had up to this point. But bad, not so much. … Continue reading Dismembering the Dead: an Examination of Dexter Season 8

How does Ghost in the Shell SAC 2045- Season 1 Compare?

Ghost in the Shell is a franchise that has been adapted in so many different ways, and with such varying quality that judging each adaption is an exercise deciding what it should be based on. From what I understand of the source manga it is a thoughtful, but mostly action driven fair while the movies and Stand Alone Complex series are deeply thoughtful works with … Continue reading How does Ghost in the Shell SAC 2045- Season 1 Compare?

Dismembering the Dead: an Examination of Dexter Season 7

In retrospect Season 6 feels like an attempt to go back to basics. It was a simple crime, for serial killer fiction, and not a whole lot of outside drama. It is an interesting approach that makes the reveal of Deb finding Dexter’s secret all the more interesting from a structural stand point to introduce at the last second. It also gives a ton of … Continue reading Dismembering the Dead: an Examination of Dexter Season 7

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 12 (a Review)

Last episode fell flat. I think it felt like that was illustrated when I watched Upload recently (read the review here). That show felt like a show plotted for streaming, as does this show. The constant plot lines and cuts. The setting up hard for future episodes all feels geared toward a show made for streaming. However, even with that this episodes does not falter … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 12 (a Review)

Upload is a Let Down (a Review)

Greg Daniels is an undisputed comedy TV genius. He’s created masterful sitcoms like King of the Hill, The Office, and Parks and Rec. Each of those rightfully received tons of awards and accolades for their well written character, great jokes, and strong stories. This time he is taking that talent directly to streaming with the satirical take on the tech world, modern day consumer culture, … Continue reading Upload is a Let Down (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 11 (a Review)

Everything is building. Zoey’s on the rocks with her friends. Work drama has turned Max against his old team, and Zoey’s father Mitch has progressed deeper into his disease. It is a dark time to be sure. To match the dark time, this episode is off too. Despite being tonally consistent with s everything that came before there is just something off with it. Maybe … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 11 (a Review)