Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Tale Of 3 Games

So here's something I don't do very often but should and that's talk about video games. As I've said before, I'm an extremely limited gamer and as such I don't play video games very often, unless they're wrestling games (the last one I purchased was "WWE2K14" and I have no intentions of playing "2K15" as I have no plan to purchase a PS4) and while I have played and GREATLY enjoyed "The Last Of Us", it's really not my style of gaming. But despite my limitations, I do consider myself a gamer, although not a hardcore, you'll never see me having Wolf Blitzer sessions over the latest patches and graphics of the new releases on PS4, but I do appreciate a good game. A few years back a decided to dip my finger in the recently booming indie gaming market due to my increasing curiosity of Steam and a particular game that caught my interest. I've wanted to write about this game for awhile but now finally premits me the opportunity to do so. I'm going to talk about 3 games actually, and while these games are EXTREMELY similar in style, execution and limited mechanics, only one of them excels at it while the other two utterly fail. Those games are as followed, "Dear Esther", "Gone Home" & "The Stanley Parable".

Before I discuss the games proper, let me say that by all conventional standards these are not games. There's no reward system (winning or losing), there are no levels to be beat, no bosses to battle and no series of objectives to be completed. There essentially is no way to fail at playing these games unless the key to move forward is broken. These games basically amount to Walking Simulators, where your interaction with the world in the games are limited to, picking up objects and putting them down, pressing a button, turning on and off a flashlight and simply walking forward. All 3 of these games are done in first person. These games don't take any real cognitive effort to complete and offer no challenge to anyone who would consider themselves a hardcore gamer. However, despite having the same limitations and a similar set up, "The Stanley Parable" manages to be not only incredibly fun and hilarious but it manages to do what "Dear Esther" and "Gone Home" could not do. So what's so great about "The Stanely Parable" ? Before I answer that, let me explain what's so bad about "Dear Esther" and "Gone Home". FYI:

SPOILERS FOR THESE GAMES ABOUND! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Thoughts On "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens"

So in my absence (or rather, not having the internet where I currently am, having moved out and all) I'm going to be considerably late on some movie news (the recent casting of the hopefully not unfortunate but let's face it, it'll more than likely suck raw ass "Suicide Squad" movie not withstanding) but in this case with only a teaser trailer released and enough images and things to get some questions out, I think it's high time I addressed the upcoming new "Star Wars" trilogy being manned by "Star Trek" reboot director J.J. Abrams (clearly, someone has managed to get ahold of The Reality Gem...wait a second, I'm mixing Geekdoms). The cast of the new "Star Wars" movie now subtitled "The Force Awakens" has been announced, and along with the return of Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew, and few newbies have been added to the cast and featured in the teaser trailer.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gotham S01E09 "Harvey Dent" Review

And there we go, another "Gotham" under our belts this time introducing Gotham's World Heavyweight White Knight and Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent played by Nicholas D'Agosto, gotta say, I like him as Harvey. Nicholas is good looking and handsome enough to be clean cut but he also has a darker edge to him, seeing him become Two-Face will be a treat, that's for sure. Anyways, let's get to the episode proper.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's Up With The DC Cinematic Universe ?

So what's up everyone? I think it's high time I finally chimed in on this topic. People have been cast, titles have been announced, release dates have been set, plans have been made, The DC Cinematic Universe is finally crawling from development hell and into reality. However, instead of hearing the elation of fans, we've been seen a collective raising of eyebrows and scratching of heads. But why? How did Marvel manage to sweep the floor from underneath DC's feet and get a handle on the movie business when DC/Warner Bros. were the 1st on the scene to make comic book movies a thing (with "Superman" coming out in 1978). How has DC fallen so hard since then and what is Marvel doing right that DC isn't. Well, hopefully in this article, I'll be able to explain all of this and more;

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gotham S01E08 "The Mask" Review

And finally we're starting to get more comic booky and this show is actually starting to pick up a bit, not much but enough for me to actually enjoy it, as much as I possibly can. While "Gotham" is still a mediocre cop drama with Batman easter eggs, it's comic book roots allow it to be much crazier than the average episode of "NYPD Blue". We'll get to all that after the break.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gotham S01E07 "Penguin's Umbrella" Review

Howdy everyone, sorry I'm late but yesterday was...well...ya know what yesterday was. Anyways, so this episode of "Gotham" has been a considerable leg up after the previous 6 lackluster episodes, why has this been a leg up? Well, it's because this episode primarily focused on The Penguin and his eventual rise to power and we'll get to that after the break.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Why The WWE Needs A New Mid-Card Championship

So it should come as no shock to anyone who knows me well that I am a HUGE fan of professional wrestling, and while I haven't watched wrestling in recent years, I still continue to play the games. Anyways, recently I've noticed a recurring issue (among the many issues it already has) the WWE appears to have and that issue is making mid-card championships actually mean something. Over the years the WWE trimmed down their numbers of titles getting rid of The Hardcore Championship (unfortunately), The European Championship and The Cruiserweight Championship, leaving behind only The Intercontinental Championship and The United States Championship as the 2 prestigious mid-card titles...the only problem is they're not. I'll explain why after the break.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gotham S01E06 "The Spirit Of The Goat" Review

Okay, okay, after weeks of mediocre cop drama, "Gotham" is finally starting to feel comic booky and pulpish and that's a MAJOR plus. This week we find Bullock and Gordon chasing down an old enemy of Bullock's past known as "The Goat". This episode was a MAJOR step up from the previous episodes and that's largely due to the VERY noticeable and welcomed lack of Fish Mooney. Let's get to the episode proper after the break.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gotham S01E05 "Viper" Review

This show continues to be an enigma (no pun intended) to me. On one end, I don't want the show to be cancelled, because that'd mean a lot of people will lose their jobs, but on the other end, I want the show to get cancelled because it's just seems to be getting worse and the glimmers of hope are getting few and far inbetween. Let's get to the meat and potatoes...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gotham S01E04 "Arkham" Review

Here we are again, lads and laddies, once again back at "Gotham", turns out, I was right, Oswald is looking to snitch exclusively to Gordon and Arkham does indeed plays a big role in things. I gotta admit the Arkham thing is interesting but again, this episode fails to deliver on some prime mythology building. And we'll get to that after the break.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gotham S01E03 "The Balloonman" Review

So the search for Joe Chill continues with Selina Kyle manning the hunt, meanwhile a crooked politician gets handled in one of the best ways possible, weather balloons. I'm still not 100% sure about how I feel about this show, sometimes it shows REAL promise and other times it spirals downward into a mediocre police drama. The best parts are still when Penguin is on screen, that's the most fun I get out of this series and Ben Mackenzie continues to turn in a great performance as James Gordon but that's about it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gotham S01E02 "Selina Kyle" Review

I am still unsure how I feel about "Gotham" at times it comes off generic and at other times it's hard and gritty and everything a show like this should be, still there are some issues I'm having connecting with the material. James Gordon and Aswald Cobblepot continue to steal every scene they're in but that's about it. And it looks the series is gonna run episodic as opposed to serial. I'd prefer a serial format because then they could build up the up-coming mob war between Maroni and Falcone with Cobblepot swooping in and taking the spoils. Anyways, let's review the episode.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"The Whispers" Preview Review

Sorry for the sluggishness with the TV Round Up, but the networks have been INCREDIBLY stingy with their trailers. Here's an interesting one coming to us from Ray Bradbury's catalog from "The Illustrated Man" the short story "The Visitors". Seeing as how "The Illustrated Man" was my introduction to Bradbury, this has piqued my interest BUT in all honesty, this isn't a premise for a TV show, this is a premise for a really good movie or a mini-series. I don't see this show sticking around very long, ABC hasn't had much luck with alien invasion shows, "V" is a clear example of that and to be honest alien invasion in TV shows is a hard sell because the idea is so grandiose that episodic television isn't strong enough to handle the concept in a way that it needs to be. Check the trailer out and let me know what you guys think, I don't have high hopes for this.

Gotham S01E01 "Pilot" Review

And here we are ladies and gentlemen, "Gotham" has arrived. Before we get to the review proper, let me give you some background on my impressions of this series. My expectations were low going into this, mostly because the production seemed rushed, I mean hell, they announced they were making a "Gotham" series this year (I do believe) and it came out this year. Also, with the primary focus being on Jim Gordon and not on Batman, I figured it'd seem more like a Batman story without Batman...which isn't exactly a good idea because let's face it, as much as I like Jim Gordon, he isn't a character that can hold up an entire story by himself. However the Batman element is what separates this from being just another run of the mill cop drama, but that Batman element isn't present...so are they gonna make this work?

Needless to say, I was pretty on the fence, the trailer didn't look all that impressive and the fact that Jada Pinkett is in the cast and playing one of the main villains, an original character named Fish Mooney, things did not bode well for this series from where I was sitting. So with all that said, let's get to the review proper and find out what's going on in "Gotham".

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Best Of The Worst: Zapped



























Every now and then in the history of the world something comes along that's just so unspeakably horrible and repugnant that mere words cannot express the sheer volume of it's horror. I can list off several things Justin Bieber, Michael Bay's constant desire to remake 90s cartoons into live action blockbuster movies, The "Twilight" Saga, "Persons Unknown", The Final Season of "Dexter", I could go on, but while those things are arguably opinion based and are open to debate, this however IS NOT! This caused me to resurrect "The Best Of The Worst" in article form early because this TRULY IS THE VERY BEST OF THE WORST!

Before I go on, let me address the elephant in the room, "Ugo, why are you reviewing a children's movie?". That's a very good and valid question and the answer to that is simple: like my esteemed Rogues Gallery colleague Larry Williams, I too believe that simply because something is designated for children doesn't mean it has to lack cleverness, intelligence and depth (which is why I'm a fan of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic", but that's another topic) and because of my own damned morbid curiosity (which is what caused me to sit through the entire 2nd season of "American Horror Story"...still attempting to recover my lost brain cells, any and all donations are welcomed, by the way). Hopefully, that addressed those questions. That being said, let's dive into quite possibly the WORST movie you'll ever read about. Strap yourselves in for "Zapped".

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Wayward Pines" Preview Review

HEY, HEY, HEY everyone, it's time once again for The TV Round Up for 2015! Kicking things off we have FOX's upcoming series "Wayward Pines". The series stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis and the awesome Miss Shannyn Sossamon. "Wayward Pines" is based on "Pines" by. Blake Crouch. The series is developed by Chad Hodge who previously created the VERY short lived CW series "Runaway" and the other short lived NBC series "The Playboy Club", not a great track record to start off with. Speaking of track records, the producers for this series is Donald DeLine who's most recent production includes "Green Lantern", "Yogi Bear" and "Burlesque".  Most shocking producer is M. Night Shyamalan who's fall from grace is SO epic one could write a Dante-esque poem about it. So let's take a look at the trailer and see what we got!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Why "Mortal Kombat" Is The Greatest Fighting Game Ever

There are VERY few things I can speak about authoritatively (Dragonball Z, DC Comics, Quentin Tarantino movies, Star Wars and a few other things) but when it comes to "Mortal Kombat", I'm that guy you NEED to talk to. I remember when I first saw "Mortal Kombat" when my Uncle bought a Sega Genesis and we (my brother and I) were urged NOT play it, out of fear of us becoming wanton violent criminals, of course, that didn't happen. What DID happen was I gained a new found respect for storytelling, graphics and the over all coolness of grandiose characters. So in this article, I'm going to explain why "Mortal Kombat" is quite possibly the GREATEST FIGHTING GAME EVER!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Early Concerns For The New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Movie

With my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Retrospective done, I can finally focus my attention on Michael Bay's upcoming film and I have quite a bit to say. For starters I want to say that I have ABSOLUTELY ZERO faith in this film, Will Fitchner as The Shredder aside, it just looks awful and I'm going to elaborate why.

Final Thoughts On "24: Live Another Day"

Sorry this is so late, but once again I've been playing PS3 for awhile now and just haven't felt like writing an article for awhile. So, it's high time we talk about "24: Live Another Day", the "24" revival mini-series. Long story short, it was FANTASTIC, but I'll get into why, after the break.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

At "A" Cross Roads With "Pretty Little Liars"...

What am I doing with my life? Honestly, I'm not even sure at this point. So a few things here, I'm thinking of just doing overall season reviews as opposed to doing episode by episode reviews...but damnit who will mock Aria's stupidity? At this point this show is starting to feel like less of a TV show and more like a soap opera, granted it IS a soap opera but I doubt soap operas have as many plot holes and nonsense as this show. I'm not even sure why I'm watching it, granted it doesn't suck but it's not great either, but I suppose it's a change of pace and decent step outside my usual box.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wrestling Games Moving Forward...


So if I haven't made it clear in videos and amy previous "Pretty Little Liars" review, I am a HUGE wrestling game fan, they're practically the only games I play on a consistent bases. Pathetic, yes, I know, but to each their own and all that. Anyways, I recently purchased a PS3 and the first game I brought was none other than "WWE2K14". Now I understand "WWE2K15" will be coming out later this year, but I imagine it's an extremely short amount of time to fix the multitude of problems with the WWE games as it stands now. So in this article, I'll be listing those problems and offering solutions on how to solve them. So let's dive in;

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pretty Little Liars S05E05 "Miss Me X 100" Review

HELLO EVERYONE! Yes, despite popular belief, I haven't stopped doing these and I am back for the appropriately titled "Miss Me X 100". I know I didn't review episodes 3 & 4 and that's because I recently purchased a PS3 and have been playing the hell out of some WWE2K14 & "The Last Of Us" and I wanted to take some time off to see if I wanted to continue doing these, as it turns out, I do. At work, I ran into an employee of ABC Family who told me that this season was going to be different from previous seasons as "A" would be largely absent and the focus would be how do The Liars get along in a world without "A" (which unfortunately means despite my best efforts to deny it, Shana was in fact "A"...my own issues with that will be addressed in a later article...hopefully).

So it looks like the main focus of this season will be the return of Emily's Lord God Allison, who killed Allison's mother and what (who) Melissa did (killed). Still not sure if I'm interested in that (after all, we didn't get answers as to why Melissa and Det. Wilden stuffed Aria in a box and dangled her outside a train) but we'll see where this season takes us and considering "Pretty Little Liars" has been reviewed for a 6th and 7th season already, I doubt "A" will be gone for very long. And with all of that out of the way, let's get to the episode proper.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Why Haven't You Watched: "The Lost Room"

HOLY CRAP! So this is different and I'll tell you why in a bit, but if you're just now jumping onto this blog, Unreality Magazine contributor Remy Carreiro has a series called "Why Haven't You Seen It" where he discusses moderately obscure movies that should get more notoriety than they did. With that out of the way, let me say once again, HOLY CRAP, is this show good! I remember seeing trailers for it back in 2004 and it looked moderately interesting, but wouldn't you know it, I never had the time to actually sit down and watch it. Now, I'm SO GLAD I DID! Unfortunately, this is an SUPER miniseries, consisting of only 3 (movie length) episodes (that are broken up into 6 episodes on The DVD) and as I write this paragraph I have only watched the first episode, but I can already tell, this is gonna be good! And you'll find out just how good it (the entire 3 episodes) were after the break;

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pretty Little Liars S05E02 "Whirly Girl" Review

Yeah, looks like I'm continuing with the "Pretty Little Liars" reviews, why? I'm not entirely sure at this point, but I reviewed the season premier of this season and I guess I should continue. Anyway, we now have the over arching mystery of this season, "Who killed Mrs. DeLaurentis?". In the finale of Season 4, Mrs. DeLaurentis was buried alive by an unknown assailant and now it looks like The Liars have to solve this problem. While I was right that Allison will be officially joining the cast, her involvement has changed the game so much that I barely recognize it now.

STRANGE LOG: 6-17-2014

I suppose I should start doing these more often if I'm not gonna make any videos for 3 weeks (YIKES!) If you watched the video I posted on Youtube then you already know the reason why I'm writing this, but in case you didn't, I've been feeling burned out lately on Youtube videos and I haven't found anything worth making a video about. I like reviewing movies, but I don't want that to be the only thing my channel offers as movie reviewers are a dime a dozen on Youtube. That being said, I still have my surprise in October coming up and I'm trying to get that done as quickly as possible. As far as written projects, I have yet to write my retrospective for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Turtles Back In Time", mostly because I've had of lack of energy to do it, but I will get it out BEFORE the Michael Bay abomination comes out.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pretty Little Liars S05E01 "EscApe From New York" Review

At this point, I feel like I should be writing something else because to be honest, I'm none too keen on where this season is going and part of me is debating on whether or not I should continue reviewing this. Keep in mind, if I don't review it, I'll probably still watch it (mostly as time consuming filler) I just won't be invested in it enough to sit down and actually write out my thoughts on. Perhaps I could do a season review (but then how would I dig on Aria's constant stupidity or praise Hannah for her awesomeness or marvel at Spencer's hotness whenever she's on the verge of a mental breakdown?). I don't know. Anyways, let's get into this episode and see where we are.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Review

Alrighty, last time I did a review of the STELLAR (in my humble opinion) top notch series that was "Power Rangers: Jungle Fury", ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! This time we take a look at "Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive". Aside from having the longest title of all the Power Ranger series, "Operation Overdrive" is the least talked about series and because of that, I really didn't know much going into it. That being said, prior to my whole Power Rangers watching session, I did watch 3 episodes of "Operation Overdrive" and in reality those were the only episodes I needed to watch. This series was unfortunately very lack luster and I'll explain why after the break.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DC Comics: The Last Racebender

I can't believe I'm doing this again...actually, yes I can, considering we're living in an age where "political correctness" and selective outrage are as widespread as The Black Death in the middle ages. However, today, I'd like to discuss a topic that I addressed before but now I guess I have to deal with it again because apparently, according some people we live in a;
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I'd like to ask first and foremost, what EXACTLY is a "geekist"? I'd be THRILLED to find out. So in light of Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm a.k.a The Human Torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movie, I wrote a blog titled "I'm A Racist" explaining EXACTLY why I was against him playing The Human Torch, I won't rehash it here, you can go and read it yourself, BUT unfortunately this article will cover some of those same points, so I suggest you read it before reading this one. So what is this article about? Well as we all know the "geniuses" over at DC Comics decided to (needlessly) reboot their universe (again) but this time instead of retconning a few things like most DC comic reboots have done...they invariably f*cked up everything...to the point where you have a RED Beastboy, an unmarried Superman, an EXTREMELY slutty Starfire, an EXTREMELY slutty Harley Quinn, Dick Grayson as a secret agent or some bullsh*t and the topic of this article...an African American Wally West and Helena Bertinelli (The Flash & Huntress, respectively). So let's dive into why this is not only stupid but PAINFULLY insulting to everyone.

Monday, June 9, 2014

After Thoughts On "24:Live Another Day"

And here we are, now 6 episodes in (the halfway point) and it's time for me to give my thoughts on "24: Live Another Day" a.k.a The Return Of Jack Bauer. Right off the bat there are somethings I like and a few things I don't, but I'm not 100% sure how much the things I don't will impact the season going forward, let's get started.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hannibal S02E13 "Mizumono" Review

There are some Season finales that come along where you kinda have a solid idea of where things are going to go and how it'll end. Hero catches the bad guy before the 40 minute running time is over, the bad guy pulls a trick out of his hat, all hope is lost and then the cavalry comes and all is good...yeah, this was NOT that kinda finale, what this was, was an ABSOLUTE MIND F*CK of the HIGHEST ORDER and I have to say of all the finales I've seen this was by far the bleakest, spoilers abound!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hannibal S02E12 "Tome-wan" Review

And there you have it folks...this show has taken a left turn into...into...the depths of the human soul? The pit of Hades? The fractured mind of a psychopath? All are acceptable answers but GEEZ, I mean you wanna talk about laying the tension on THICK, this episode was so thick with tension I felt my eyes strain. Lots to discuss and it will be, enjoy.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hannibal S02E11 "Kō No Mono" Review

Okay, at this point what do I even say? Where do we go from here, guys? Honestly? This show has gone from batsh*t crazy to batsh*t crazier to "I don't know what the hell is going on, but I love it anyway." to out and out mindf*ck territory. Since Will Graham's release he's been coupled with Hannibal and was slowly transforming into a murderer, much to Hannibal's delight and with the death of Freddie Lounds, it seems our boy Graham had truly crossed over...and then this episode comes along and well...

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze" Retrospective

And here we are, the sequel to the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The common consensus among 90s kids like myself is that this film was a good movie, and while I'm not saying it's a bad movie, I am saying that it pales in comparison to the first film. This was the film in the Turtles trilogy that I had the hardest time remembering, I did remember aspects of it (such as Vanilla Ice's unforgettable cameo) but other than that this film just didn't stand out to me much. But I'm not going to insert my subjective reasons for not holding this film in high regard, I am instead, going to hold this film up to it's predecessor and see how it stands and provide some objective reasons why this film just isn't what people think it is.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Retrospective

The First Turtles movie came out in 1990 during the run of the much beloved animated series that debuted in 1987 and continued until 1996. With a cartoon MUCH beloved by it's fan it was ONLY logical that a feature film would find it's self in production one day. Back then these things were looked on with MUCH anticipation, nowadays they're looked upon with scorn and pity for it's fan base.  The film was directed by Steve Barron in one of his first feature film directing gigs and this film also features the first gigs of MANY names we know in the film industry, specifically Sally Menke, who, 2 years after became Quentin Tarantino's primary editor on ALL of his films.

Hannibal S02E10 "Naka-Choko" Review

Okay, so I'm about 80% sure of what Will Graham's plan is regarding the "good" Dr. Lecter, however his methodology in going about doing that is...well...not the best. That being said, a lot of great imagery in this episode and the moment I've been waiting for MASON VERGER!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Retrospective Intro

HELLO! How are you ? I'm fine, thank you for asking. So you're all probably wondering what this is ? Allow me to explain, well this was originally going to be a one shot video for more exclusive content on my blog, but thanks to the "good" folks at Blip.tv for screwing me over, I have to write these as articles. That being said, lately I've been going back and watching some movies of my childhood and I was reminded on just how exciting and awesome The "Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle" movies were. So I decided to deconstruct each movie an article and explain just what was so great about them and point out some of the bad things.

I have to preamble this by saying I don't expect people to agree with me, but I'm at least hoping you listen to my points and consider the following. Considering the time these movies came out, these were REALLY ballsy attempts at bringing family friendly cartoon characters to the big screen, and not to mention accurately interpreting them. In this day and age where just about everything is being inaccurately adapted for the silver screen the complaints you'd have for these movies pale in comparison. BUT don't take my word for it, watch this review and make up your mind afterwards. Oh, and I won't be reviewing The "TMNT" movie, considering that's a CGI reboot and doesn't flow with the continuity of the original trilogy and I won't be reviewing the live action TV series either, at least not in this series. Hopefully, I can finish this before the wretched Michael Bay produced reboot comes out...ugh.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Following: Season Two Review

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I've been saying I've done myself a serious disservice by NOT reviewing the first season of "The Following" and now I'm saying I've done myself a disservice by not continuing to review the second season; to make up for that, I decided to review the entire Second as a whole and explain where this show went off the rails and how it got it's self relatively back on track. So if you haven't seen the Second season of "The Following", you have been warned, SPOILERS ABOUND!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hannibal S02E09 "Shiizakana" Review

If this show got anymore disturbing I might have to marry it. I am ABSOLUTELY loving this show and how it's expanding The Hannibal Mythos, specifically the Will Graham character. While I still like Edward Norton's Will Graham, Hugh Dancy has taken Graham to a place I would NEVER have imagined. While this episode was pretty predictable in it's set up, the ending was...well...I'll address that after the break.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Public Rape Experiment


So recently I've been watching a butt-load of prank videos and things of the like because I really enjoy things like that and among the many pranksters on Youtube is Fouseytube. Aside from doing pranks, he also engages in experimental videos to gauge people's reaction to things such as bullying and so on, much like ABC's much acclaimed "What Would You Do?", also a show a very much enjoy. A few days back, Fousey posted a teaser for something he called "The Public Rape Experiment" which posited the question of if you heard someone getting raped in the bathroom, would you get involved or would you run?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hannibal S02E08 "Su-zakana" Review

This show just keeps getting crazier and crazier by the episode but this one, this one takes the cake, pies and pretty much any other sugary treat available to take. In all my years of enjoying grizzly crime shows involving killers and such, never would I have cooked up a human being being sewn into a horse's stomach with a bird inside her chest (what is this? Serial killer inception ?). But that's the delightful image we were treated to in yesterday's installment of "Hannibal" and it was treated with all the weirdness it so richly deserves. What else were we treated to? Well, let's get to it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hannibal S02E07 "Yakimono" Review

SAY IT AIN'T SO! SAY IT AIN'T SO! After days and days of praise Raul Esparaza's Dr. Chilton he (strangely) ends up dead?! NO! SAY IT AIN'T SO! This is an AMAZING turn of events considering Dr. Chilton's death in the "Hannibal" Mythos is only hinted at in the end of "Hannibal" but never actually seen only. Bryan Fuller is REALLY making this series his own. While Dr. Chilton isn't a major player in the "Hannibal" mythos, he certainly is a frequent chess piece that pops up here and there. I was really beginning to enjoy Raul's Chilton, unlike Anthony Heald's Chilton who plays Dr. Chilton as a desperate man who, in his words are "fumbling with people's minds like a freshman tugging on a panty girdle". I hope Raul's Chilton isn't dead but if he is, DAMN! And with that being said (and I think I should've put spoiler tags on this lol) let's get to the meat!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hannibal S02E06 "Futamono" Review

And so things heat up for "Hannibal" as the hunt is on. Last week's episode had Will attempting to have Hannibal murdered by Matthew Brown (apparently his name is) and we had the return of Dr. Abel Gideon (played wonderfully by. Eddie Izzard). But beneath the move of chess pieces in the cat and mouse game between Will & Hannibal lies a much more sinister and psychological agenda of who can outsmart who, and at the moment Lecter is losing HARD AND FAST!

Season Four Reference Guide

HOWDY YA'LL so by now Season Four has been more than wrapped up and WHAT a Season it was eh ? In order to help you guys understand this Season more clearly I decided to put together this nifty little reference guide. Much like Season Three, Season Four was LARGELY adapted from internet folklore. While Season Three was adapted from The Inglip Mythos, Season Four was adapted from the world of Creepy Pasta, more specifically Ritual Pastas. Don't know what I'm talking about ? Well here's the reference guide after the break...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hannibal S02E05 "Mukozuke" Review

This is getting crazier and crazier by the second and good gravy were there some shocks and surprises this episode, also not to mention it's ALWAYS a treat to see Ms. Freddie Lounds (good gravy). Anyways, the fate of Beverly Katz is addressed and the cat & mouse game between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter is off to an insane start, more after the break.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A "Grimm" Dilemma

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I'm slowly starting to become a bad influence on my wife because I'm turning her into a critical TV watcher and I don't think that's a good thing, haha. Last year she introduced me to NBC's "Grimm" and we watched the 1st Season. Previously, I wasn't interested in "Grimm" for various reasons (one of them being that it didn't look all that good and I was pretty much burned out by supernatural creature slayer shows thanks to "Supernatural" and all the nonsense that happened after Season 5...). But for Kim, I was willing to give "Grimm" a shot (despite being on NBC) and was delighted to find that it wasn't bad. Unfortunately, like most things people introduce me too, the quality has slowly started to decline and she and I both starting to notice some glaring issues in the world of "Grimm" that I'm going to list here. So let's get to it;

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hannibal S02E04 "Takiawase" Review

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I have to say I continue to be impressed with Raul Esparaza's Dr. Chilton, rather than playing him as a slightly inept psychiatrist, Raul's Chilton is more of a smarmy, brilliant yet over confident psychiatrist. I am absolutely LOVING what he's doing with the character. That being said, LOTS of ground to cover, so let's dive in!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pretty Little Liars S04E24 "A is For Answers" Review

And there we have it. Truth be told I'm more than a little disappointed with how this finale went...I supposed I jumped the gun when I thought this Season would be the beginning of The swan song. Despite having a spin-off it doesn't look like "Pretty Little Liars" is going away anytime soon. A lot of ground was covered in the finale, but not enough to really garner an impact in regards to coming to a logical conclusion. There were good things and some bad things and I'll cover them all. Let's dive in.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hannibal S02E03 "Hassun" Review

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The shaky "friendship" between Will & Hannibal continues but this time Hannibal's actions are bordering on careless and at this point I have to question The FBI's competence in dealing with Will's case. A lot of questions are coming up and we'll get to all of those right now...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pretty Little Liars S04E23 "Unbridled" Review

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Jason's back, Dean is gone, Ezra's not "A", Spencer MAY have killed someone, Aria's Mom is engaged, Mrs. DeLaurentis is a psycho bitch, Mona's hot (she wasn't in the episode but I'd like to state for the record that Mona's hot) and Allison's in trouble! Lots of ground to cover, let's get to it!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hannibal S02E02 "Sakizuki" Review

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Damn this show just keeps getting more and more disturbing as time goes by. Now that we're settled into the path this season will take, groundwork is being laid for what I can only imagine will be the MOST hardcore reckoning in TV history. Mads' performance as Hannibal Lecter is not only good but it's down right terrifying.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I'm A Racist...

So it's high time I come out of the closet and openly admit to everyone here, I'm a racist. Yep! I am an absolute racist. I can't hide it anymore and I should just come out. I was informed I was a racist...pretty much by every Progressive blogger and news article and (of course) The Young Turks. I was told I was a racist because I disagree with Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch. I can't tell you how livid I am that the unsettling and Borg-like world of Politics is infesting my enjoyment of film and television and comic books. And I can't tell you how livid I am that I have to address this nonsense YET AGAIN! But here we go. I'm going to take this time to explain why I'm against this and I'll let you make up your mind if I am in fact racist.