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Monthly Archives: August 2013

All Time Greatest Television Series: #4 The Sopranos

The Sopranos was not just ground-breaking, but in many ways it was a revolutionary television show.  Tony Soprano and his associates showed that a television series with mass appeal does not have to reside on network television.  It also showed just how much better a series could be when it has the latitude of being Read More…

All Time Greatest Television Series #5: Boardwalk Empire

When Boardwalk Empire was released, it was inevitable that the show would be compared to The Sopranos, HBO’s other ultra-successful gangster show.  But Boardwalk Empire is an entirely different show than the mobster show featuring Tony Soprano and his brethren.  Set in Atlantic City during the prohibition era, the show tracks the exploits of Nucky Read More…

All Time Greatest Television Series: #6 The Twilight Zone

By the time I started watching The Twilight Zone it was long since in reruns.  Running between 1959 and 1964, the show ran well before I was born.  Yet despite that, I still watch episodes today, and I’m amazed out how timely they are and how well they translate to today’s world.  The intro jingle Read More…

Movie Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

In this second installment in the Percy Jackson series, Percy is back at Camp Half-Blood with his other with his other demigod and supernatural friends, but all is not well among the demigods.  The mystical shield that surrounds the camp created after one of the demigods died is breaking apart and it up to Percy Read More…

Big Egos by S.G. Browne

Big Egos is a bit of a departure from S.G. Browne’s other novels.  In this novel, he dips into the not too distant future set in a superficial society where people are no longer interested in living their own lives and feel compelled to be other people.  The characters in the novel have shallow lives Read More…

All Time Greatest Television Series: #7 Breaking Bad

I started watching this series a little over a year ago, and I have completely caught up with the show, so it’s very fresh on my mind.  The reason why I started watching it was because I had heard so much hype about the show.  I had to give it a try.  Other than this Read More…

All Time Greatest Television Series: #8 V

I was still a young child when the original V series came out, so that may have impacted my opinion on the show, but I was completely mesmerized by the first two miniseries and then the series that followed.  The concept was so cool for the time, and it produced many memorable moments.  I have Read More…

All Time Greatest Television Series: #9 Quantum Leap

There weren’t many good shows in the late eighties and early nineties.  The one that stood out for me during that time period was Quantum Leap.  After a string of super cheesy, somewhat lame shows like Knight Rider, Miami Vice and The A Team, among others, this show stood far above the others.  The show Read More…