(Sorry I’m a little late with these. Lots of upheaval in my life the last couple of months.) Happy New Year! It’s time for me to take a look over the past year in pop culture! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award: Pretty much every minute of … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2018
I am so excited to announce this new blogathon! I was invited by Rich at Wide Screen World to cohost a blogathon devoted to science fiction writer Richard Matheson. We’ve had blogathons devoted to actors, directors, and even composers, but I think this is one of the first devoted to a writer, which is awesome! He was very prolific, not only writing novels, novelettes, and … Continue reading Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!
Welcome to my new series of TV reviews! Since we stream a lot (A LOT) of TV shows in my house, I’ve been coming across series that I missed out on during their first run, or their first explosion into the pop culture zeitgeist. I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about them behind the curve. First up is the 1990s series, … Continue reading It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Yes, I have another TV series from Spain to review, only this time, I’m not as madly in love with it as I was with Velvet, El Barco, or Gran Hotel. Based on a wildly popular historical novel of the same name by Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea) has a lot going for it. Everything was shot on location, … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)
Yay! I have a terrific foreign TV series to recommend that was NOT made in Spain: Those who follow my blog closely know that I love me post-apocalyptic stories. The Rain, Netflix’s first original series from Denmark, is a very solid and engrossing entry in the genre. Simone (Alba August) is a teenager who is one day suddenly yanked out of school by her scientist … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: The Rain (Denmark)
It’s time again for a new installment of Foreign TV Watch, with another superb series from Spain. (Yes, I know this series has been over-represented by Spain, but what can I tell you, they are making some amazing shows!) Do you like historical fiction? Do you like tales of mystery and suspense? Do you enjoy stories that feature star-crossed lovers? Do you like strong women … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: Gran Hotel (Spain)
This post is part of the 4th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Created by British actresses Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, the television series Upstairs, Downstairs was not only wildly popular during its initial runs on both side of the Atlantic, but also hugely influential. It … Continue reading Upstairs Downstairs: Guest of Honour
This post is part of the Small Screen Blogathon, hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The television show Lost has the unique position of being one of the most admired and most reviled TV shows of all time. The negativity is mostly directed at the show’s finale episode. (The article I wrote defending the finale … Continue reading Lost’s Best Episode: “The Constant”
This post is part of the O! Canada Blogathon 2018, hosted by Kristina at Speakeasy and Ruth at Silver Screenings. Read the rest of the posts for this event HERE! When we think of the word “dystopia,” we tend to envision a futuristic society. But dystopian nightmares can happen anywhere, at any time. They can even exist within societies we call “free.” The American institution … Continue reading O! Canada Blogathon 2018: Alias Grace
It’s that time of year again! Woo-hoo, awards! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Sorry, Television, This Year the Movies Kicked YOUR Butt Award Wonder Woman, the No Man’s Land Sequence Yep, the movies finally did it. After years of TV out-doing, out-creating, out-character-driving action sequences, this year’s Wonder Woman did more than vanquish the movie villain. I’ll … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2017
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon! It begins Friday, November 17 and runs through Sunday, November 19. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to reading your posts on thievery in film! Continue reading Reminder: the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon Starts Soon!
I make no secret that I am a huge fan of the TV show Lost. I’ve even defended the finale (one of my most popular posts that still gets daily hits). Ever since it ended its successful run, many, many attempts have been made by American TV to duplicate that success. Most were total bombs, a few hung on for a season or two. (In … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: El Barco (Spain)
This post is part of the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” This now-famous quote by Senator Mitch McConnell, which was meant to demean Senator Elizabeth Warren, is a perfect way to describe many of the great women in … Continue reading Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon: Juana Inés (2016)
This post is part of the Adrienne Barbeau Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Aside from her work on the television sitcom Maude, I’m not that familiar with Adrienne Barbeau’s work. However, I remembered she appeared in a TV movie of the week back in the 1970s about the magician Harry Houdini and decided to … Continue reading The Adrienne Barbeau Blogathon: The Great Houdini (1976)
Time for a new blogathon! I am inviting you to write about thievery in films. The caper, the heist, kidnappings, great escapes, con artists, high-class jewel thieves, art forgers, hungry peasants stealing bread, in any genre–all will be accepted! You many write about films from any era from any area of the world. You may also write about television shows, either those featuring a thief … Continue reading Announcing the “It Takes a Thief” Blogathon!