VOD: Downton Abbey (Series 1 & 2)

Review: I’ve reviewed British dramas before, notably Life on Mars and Doctor Who, who have always worn their Britishness casually.  They’re set in contemporary Britain, but the stories they told could have been set in almost any location.  Downton Abbey, however, is a story of a British Earl’s estate and the lives of the people […]

VOD: Legend of Korra

Review: What do you really need to know here?  The sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender hits it right out of the park in almost every way that matters.  Characters are complex, charming, and surprising.  The visuals are amazing.  The animation is unparalleled.  The story is compelling and well told.  Lead character Korra is […]

TV: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Season 1)

Review: TV Tropes is a really terrible thing, you know that?  It can suck away your life minute by minute, page by page, in a way that Wikipedia can only dream to match.  If you’re a fan of categorization, and a scholar of the mechanics of story, then TV Tropes is truly the greatest drug. […]

TV: Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Review: Recently I’ve taken some time out to watch the backlog of recorded The Brave and Bold episodes I had on my DVR before disconnecting my cable.  I had heard a great deal of good things about this series being sort of a love song to the silver age Batman comics and, more directly, the […]