ReThink: The Lottery

Warning: There are some spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk! Nearly ten months after I started posting my Geeky Musings on a fairly regular basis, I still stand by most of my reviews. I’ve seen several of the movies a few times over, my thoughts on the books haven’t really changed, andContinue reading “ReThink: The Lottery”

2014 Fall Television Preview

Next Monday, U.S. television’s fall schedule will officially begin. Old shows will return, new shows will premiere, and network executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, the CW, and FOX; television critics; and the public will eagerly look to see how things shake out. While I have not been privy to any advance episodes of the showsContinue reading “2014 Fall Television Preview”

The Quest

Last week, when I was reviewing The Lottery, I told you that I’ve been trying to follow Hank Stuever’s rule (he’s the Washington Post’s television critic) of watching three episodes of a show before reviewing it. While this rule likely stems from the fact that critics typically get three episodes of a new show/season toContinue reading “The Quest”

The Lottery

I once read an article by Hank Stuever, the Washington Post’s television critic, in which he said he typically gives shows three episodes before writing a review. According to him, that gives the actors, writers, and directors some time to settle into the story, and gives viewers some sense of where everything is going. It’sContinue reading “The Lottery”