TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–“Paranor” and “Crimson” (S2, Eps. 5 & 6)

Full spoilers for the episode follow. In a special double feature, our intrepid heroes Wil and Mareth continue their quest to bring the Warlock Lord's skull back from the past, the politics of Leah grow ever more complicated, and Allanon must confront the reality that he is dying. The Warlock Lord continues to loom as … Continue reading TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–“Paranor” and “Crimson” (S2, Eps. 5 & 6)

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TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–“Dweller” (S2, Ep. 4)

Well, kids, shit got really dark on this episode of The Shannara Chronicles. (My apologies for taking a week to respond to this episode. I was out of town for a conference.) In the fourth episode of the second season, all of the characters have to contend with a personal crisis. Bandon has to relive the … Continue reading TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–“Dweller” (S2, Ep. 4)

TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–Graymark” (S2, Ep. 3)

So, we've come to the third episode of The Shannara Chronicles. The last episode saw all of our characters in states of peril, and this episode moves the pieces in some interesting directions as each of them has to cope with an increasingly hostile and unstable world. Wil, having been seriously injured by an thoroughly-evil Bandon, is … Continue reading TV Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”–Graymark” (S2, Ep. 3)

The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “End of the Curse” (S2, Ep. 1)

As it's been ages since I wrote anything about The Golden Girls, I thought I'd take a bit of a break from my novel and dissertation stuff to write a brief entry in The Great Golden Girls Marathon. Here, we move at last into the second season, wherein Blanche has to confront the fact that she is moving into the next … Continue reading The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “End of the Curse” (S2, Ep. 1)

TV Review: “Feud”–“And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963)”

In the most recent episode of Feud, the lead-up to the Oscar ceremony gains momentum, and the chasm between Bette and Joan continues to widen until it is irrevocable. When Bette loses the Oscar to Anne Bancroft, largely as a result of Joan's scheming, the bitterness is fully set, and there will be, can be, no turning … Continue reading TV Review: “Feud”–“And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963)”