Haven't seen much of it yet, but I'm loving what I've seen. I like the idea that the Doctor can use his machine, TARDIS, to go absolutely anywhere in space and time, and that he can interact with a lot of famous figures, and that it makes for incredible flexibility in its plots.
atfmb1 posted a Quick Tip about Doctor Who.
February 22, 2011
Ghost reality TV is big business, and the show format has quickly cemented a formula that makes most of these shows hard to tell apart: 1. Find "locals" to provide authentic creepy stories about a location. 2. Stay at the location overnight with stacks of infrared cameras and voice recorders. 3. Make dubious claims about hearing things and … more
kfontenot posted a Quick Tip about True Blood.
November 22, 2010
I think that growing up in England and being forced to watched endless Jane Austen remakes has caused me to rebel in my 30s and watch non-stop garbage on TV. But Destination Truth has caught my Medusa-like gaze, and now they can't make them fast enough for me. It's tragic really, but still better than another BBC Pride & Prejudice. One recent episode promised the … more
Oh God I've got to stop watching these shows but this one grabbed my attention because it has two things that Ghosthunters doesn't: A truck. A ghost lab in a truck. As fans of Ghostbusters will know, it's a very scientific business running around scaring the living brown stuff out of yourselves, and you should never, ever cross the streams. A PhD in BS … more
Ah, Waverly Hills Sanatorium. I live in Louisville and I'd always heard stories about haunted Wavery Hills: the thousands of tuberculosis patients who died there, the girl with the red eyes, the boy who likes to roll balls down the hallways, the nurse who hung herself outside of room 502 and the death tunnel. I'd always wanted to visit. In 2008 I got my chance. The … more
Remember how Heroes, the perfect melding of X-Men with cable-quality soap, imploded on itself? Remember how "Save the cheerleader, save the world" became "Kill the cheerleader, save the show?" It was one of those shocking TV betrayals, like when The Simpsons became crap, that made you want to withdraw any support you ever gave the show. Let's just hope the circus doesn't … more
A few years ago, I used to fly from London to New York for a week every month or so on business. Sat in business class on my third glass of Champagne, I decided to watch The Ring on the in-seat TV. I broke my cardinal rule about watching horror films on my own, and needless to say spent most of the rest of the week sleeping with the lights on at the hotel. Then the impossible … more
The effects are awful. The acting was at times like a plate of nachos ranging from too corny to real cheesy. The guy with the ears freaked the suits at the studio out. It rarely turned in good ratings. Who cares. it's a classic. This shabby little gem from the … more
The Winchester Mansion was owned by the Winchester family (firearms makers) and built in the 1800's. It is located in San Jose California, just South of San Francisco. I visited this site about 15 years ago and writing a review does it very little justice as you really need to experience it to understand it. I was given a formal tour of the building … more