This post is part of The Fifth Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Many years ago I took a seminar on story structure. The teacher briefly discussed sitcom story structure, summing it up this way: “Act I: they get into trouble. Act II: they get out of … Continue reading “A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”
We have one more link to share from The Richard Matheson Blogathon: It Came From The Man Cave! found Burn, Witch, Burn, just an O.K. entry in the genre, though he did appreciate the performance of lead man Peter Wyngarde. Rich at Wide Screen World and I would like to thank all the bloggers who participated in this event. We hope you enjoyed it as … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!
This post is part of The Richard Matheson Blogathon, hosted by Rich at Wide Screen World and ME. Check out the rest of the fantastical posts in this event HERE! I was so pleased when Rich at Wide Screen World proposed this blogathon topic, because writers often get the short shrift when it comes to movies and television. Devoting an entire blogathon to a prolific … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon: Amazing Stories: “The Doll” (1986)
We have an amazing array of blog posts for the first day dedicated to writer Richard Matheson! My co-host Rich at Wide Screen World, who is a non-driver, examines the issue of “road rage” with his review of Stephen Spielberg’s Duel. Realweegiemidget Reviews looks at the more romantic side of Richard Matheson with his beloved time travel drama, Somewhere in Time. John V’s Eclectic Avenue … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
We are two days away from The Richard Matheson Blogathon! There’s till time to join in! It runs from Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me or Rich on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee; Rich’s is @Ratzo318). Looking forward to great event! Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon Begins Soon!
(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