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Miami Vice Rewatch?

I’m not sure I would say that “Miami Vice” was formative for me during my teenage years, but it was certainly iconic. Don Johnson was for me the embodiment of cool. Jan Hammer’s synth-heavy music resonated with my soul. All those shots of cars driving down night streets were the kind of cinematic imagery I […]

Down on Sequels

There is yet another fucking Batman film out, The Batman. I gather that this one extra gothy and emo or something, but I don’t know, because I haven’t even been interested in watching the trailers. I have already written plenty here about my distaste for sequels ad infinitum, so I won’t repeat myself. My point […]

Television Lately

There is a trailer out for The Book of Boba Fett, and I’m pretty sure I’ll want to watch it when it starts streaming on December 29. It doesn’t look like a prequel to his appearance in the films, but a sequel. I’m not one of those people who obsesses about the story potential of […]


I wanted to love Loki, but it was really just okay. Only six episodes, and it kind of jumped the shark from the beginning. In retrospect, possibly the best thing about the character Loki is his relationship with Thor, who does not appear in this series. At least I know what the alligator is about, […]

Goliath, Season 4

The fourth and allegedly final season of Goliath was released yesterday, and I binged through the whole season last night and into the early hours of this morning. I was surprised that there was a fourth season, because the third season had so spectacularly run off the rails. To summarize, the first two seasons were […]

Criminal Minds

For a while, I was watching a series called Stacked. It was as bad as you would expect a show to be that centered on a character played by Pamela Anderson. It was supposed to be a humorous contradiction that a woman with fake boobs would work at a book store (yeah, check the title […]

Emilie’s Emmy

A couple years ago, out of desperation to find something entertaining to watch on Netflix, I watched (the first season of) The New Legends of Monkey. Overall, I didn’t care much for it. However, before I gave up on it, a character appeared who caught my attention: Sandy, played by Emilie Cocquerel. She was hot, […]