Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Let's Talk "Riverdale"

Okay, I've got some 'splainin' to do, but I'm okay with that. So it's no shock to you what this article is about but the real question is "Why?". Yes, why is the operative word all around for something like this. So "Riverdale" is a CW series based on (of all things) Archie Comics, and is a teen drama series ala "Pretty Little Liars". When this series was announced, I laughed, I mean of all the things to get a gritty reboot in 2017 Archie found it's way on that list?! Don't get me wrong, Archie isn't new to gritty, after all there is Archie meets The Punisher, and Archie with zombies, Archie and The Predator...you get the gist, but all of those are very tongue in cheek and more of a "Hey, wouldn't it be weird/funny if this was an actually thing?" kinda thing than being a legit thing...like Marvel's "What If..." or DC's Elseworld. But who am I kidding, it's 2017 and EVERYTHING needs to be adapted, rebooted and made for a mature audience and Archie is NO exception!

Now, I'm no fan of Archie comics but I am familiar enough with them, I know of Archie being the world's biggest player (essentially having 2 women wrapped around his finger for nearly 78 damn years), I know of Betty & Veronica, "Jughead" and that's about it. I came to the conclusion to watch this series due to Hot Topic of all places boasting "Riverdale" merchandise and a huge "Riverdale" poster displayed on their window. For starters my initial surprise was that the series was somehow (pact with Satan not entirely out of the question) still on the air and currently into it's Second Season (how?!) and my second reaction was "Am I missing something here?". It's a gritty Archie reboot, it can't be any good (it's not but we'll get there). Oddly enough my wife and I both decided that we were gonna roll the dice and check this series out for ourselves and I am SO glad we did. Once "Pretty Little Liars" concluded, I was worried I wasn't gonna have another series I could watch for craps and giggles. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed "Pretty Little Liars" because it was SO BAD it was GREAT. It was entertaining enough to keep me engaged and dumb enough for me to dismiss, in short, PERFECT!

It looks like "Riverdale" will be filling that spot for me now because this series is a GOLD MINE of riff material, be it Luke Perry looking like Dollar Store Heisenberg to other character just acting and being completely stupid, this series makes my wife and I cackle like hyenas. Anyways, allow me to take you guys on a guided tour of "Riverdale" and embrace the madness...crap, that was "Hannibal's" tag line..."Hannibal" I'm so sorry to include you in this review, please forgive me.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

STRANGE LOG: Hit'em With The Razor Glove

Yep, another Strange Log, seems like these are the only articles I can do since I no longer have the time to commit to writing a full length article on a single topic. So here we go another amalgam of topics to get to, let's dive in!

Friday, March 16, 2018

STRANGE LOG: Special CIA Napkin

The time is 5:57am, Monday morning (at the time of starting this) at the moment, I'm writing this article while waiting for my laundry to be done, getting ready to take a shower, cook breakfast and watch me some "Dragonball Super" all before going to work. Time is fleeting and is a precious, precious thing these days. Fatherhood is a constantly changing adjustment, my living arrangement is quickly becoming unsustainable and I'm losing sleep quite frequently. That being said I've got a few things to get to here in YET another Strange Log and I'm hoping to get to those things as quickly as possible...or at least before I go to work. Let's dive in!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"The Path"...And How It Lost It's Way

Let's rewind time a little back to about 2 years ago, Kim and I were sitting in a theater waiting for...not sure what but a trailer for a TV show come on that featured Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy (fresh off the "Hannibal" train) and a haunting rendition of Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal". The show was obviously about some crazy new religion as it featured a single wood carved eye as it's symbol and showed Aaron Paul is distress and Hugh as the cult's leader. I remember leaning over to Kim and whispering "I'm watching this.". Well, we have and while the 1st Season was good enough to warrant viewing the second, I have to say I'm putting this show behind me...why? Let's dive in and found out.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Anime RE-Claimed: Durarara!

I'm a sucker for down to earth yet weird animes: "Tenchi Muyo" & "Burn Up W" comes to mind but "Durarara" is special. Although to be completely honest I haven't watched much of it (mostly due to life issues and free time being incredibly scarce) what I have seen of it I greatly enjoy. So let's talk "Durarara" and see what's what.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Anime RE-Claimed: A Sister's All You Need

I've watched a lot of anime, "Ninja Scrolls", "Bastard", "Vampire Hunter D", "Serial Experiments Lain" and so on and THIS, this is easily one of those "What am I watching?" animes. Let me back up and start at the beginning. This little gem came to me via Instagram when someone posted the opening scene of the 1st episode and that scene is more than likely infamous now and a good indicator as to what you're about to experience watching this show. That being said, this show hits a number of notes for me and while I won't be binge watching it as much "My Hero Academia" (easily best anime of last year), it's still one of those down to earth animes that still manage to be bat-sh*t crazy. Let's dive in and I'll give you the rundown.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

STRANGE LOG: Lord Explosion Murder!

Oh no, look it's another "Strange Log" and yet not a real article...why isn't this a real article? Oh because I'm not entirely sharing my opinion on things but rather blogging about my life and the various goings on, got it. Yeah, it's another Strange Log, yes "I have seen "Justice League"...unfortunately...and yes, I've seen "The Last Jedi", so yeah I'll get to all of that and more. SPOILER WARNING!!! Let's dive in.