Are Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Blade Runner Connected?

Carl Kolchak is my patron saint. Yes, I am well aware that he’s not real and just the title character of the occult-themed ‘70s TV show, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. There’s something comforting about his disheveled seersucker suit and equally disheveled approach to news writing. The comfort factor only doubles when you consider that Kolchak was played by Darrin McGavin — “The Old Man” himself from ...

The Road Behind: Thoughts on Supernatural’s Final Episode

The last episode of Supernatural, television's longest-running genre series, has finally aired and I don't know how I feel about it. Having watched from the beginning, it's tough to say goodbye to a show that was a fixture of my Thursday nights for nearly 15 years. Supernatural is one of those shows that, when you meet someone else who watches it and has just as ...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tackles PTSD

Good comedy doesn't just make you laugh. It makes you think. It makes you feel. These days, it's tougher to find comedy that hits those notes. Today's comedy either opts for complete shock value without putting laughter first, spins into overtly political humor, or plays it utterly and safe and boring. These trends and tropes make it that much harder to do something as simple as ...

Sympathy for Cersei: Why Game of Thrones’ Bad Bitch Ain’t So Bad

You gotta hand it to Cersei Lannister. Between last year's season finale and this year's, Cersei went from rock bottom to the top of the heap. She ended last season having endured a traumatic naked "walk of shame" through the streets of King's Landing after being beaten and starved for an extended period of time... and given a terrible haircut. This season, Cersei (literally) put all of ...

A Love Letter to Ramsay Bolton: Game of Thrones’ Snow Bunny

There is no Game of Thrones character more reviled than Ramsay Bolton -- the mad dog formerly known as Ramsay Snow, legitimized bastard son of all-around duplicitous douche Roose Bolton. Rivaled in fan hatred by only Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay has made Joffrey look like a rank amateur in terms of acts of cruelty. On Game of Thrones and in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice ...

5 Characters In Search of a Way Out of The Friend Zone

There comes a time in everyone's life where they find themselves falling for a friend. You think that the bond you share can be escalated to a deeper, more romantic level. Sometimes, you get the fairy tale. Other times, you hear the magic words: "I don’t want to ruin our friendship.” That's when your worst fears have been confirmed: You've been banished to the dark ...

Wrestlemania XXX: An End to The Streak & Childhood

Death. Taxes. The Undertaker maintaining his fabled winning streak at Wrestlemania.Three things that you assume are  inevitable. Yet, on April 6th, 2014,  on "The Grandest Stage of Them All," the Undertaker's 21-0 streak came to an end with Brock Lesnar putting a blemish on the legend's perfect record. Fans were stunned. Hell, the match's finish was so stunning that it was probably a contributing factor in ...

In Defense of Seth MacFarlane: Oscar Host

Everyone's a critic. Moreover, everyone's a critic with an overwhelming, virtually Victorian sense of propriety - particularly when it comes to those who host the Oscars. Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy creator and voice of trash-talking stuffed bear Ted, met with mixed reviews for his turn as emcee at the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. Critics derided MacFarlane's melange of crude humor and Old Hollywood ...

The Great Video Controversy: VH1 Denies Type O Negative

President Barack Obama should consider himself fortunate that VH1 did not tabulate the votes on November 6th, 2012. If so, there would have undoubtedly been some ballot box manipulation and abject partiality as displayed by the network's glaring denial of the people's choice where it concerned the "America's Hard 100" countdown. Over 34% of fans who voted on VH1's website cast their ballot for goth metal ...