These are reviews, that is to say, my analysis of why a work succeeds or doesn’t. We tend to treat popular culture as ephemera, but I choose to treat it as the artistic expression of our times, and as such I try to approach these entertainments from the attitude that some of what they say matters. These are the art forms of our day, and deserve as much intelligent critique as any painting or symphony. How intelligent or useful these opinions may be is entirely left to the reader. These reviews contain spoilers.
What you will find here are not “recaps” of shows, which summarize the plot, but critiques. I’m more interested in how and why a particular entertainment succeeds or fails (in my opinion) so I tend to get a tad analytical and more than a bit philosophical. That’s how I roll. I hope you enjoy it.