“You might want to look both ways before crossing the…oh man…that’s gonna stain…”
You’re driving along, minding your own business (or maybe your kids’ business in the back seat as they argue over who’s taking up whose oxygen or some other obscure manifestation of sibling rivalry), when another car whips out of nowhere and cuts you off.
Or you’re watching folks on tv do something ginormously stupid.
Or maybe you’re favorite team is losing (or winning).
Do you talk back to them?
Fess up, now.
You totally yell at the tv/radio/car in front of you, don’t you? Continue reading
How Does Major Crimes Sharon Raydor Stack up to The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson?
The first season of TNT’s Major Crimes has wrapped and the question for The Closer fans is can we love Sharon the way we loved Brenda Leigh?
I’d venture to say “no” but for all the right reasons.
Buttoned-down Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) couldn’t be more different from spitfire Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) but they are identical in their passion for the mission, to protect the innocent and bring the guilty to justice. Continue reading
Categories: Tuesday Toss-Up
Tags: Arts, Brenda Leigh Johnson, Closer, entertainment, in the heart of the labyrinth, Major Crimes, Sharon Raydor, Sonia G Medeiros, television, TNT, tv, tv shows
Fall is officially here. If the continued hot weather has you confused, just check out the sudden blossoming of Halloween decorations and candy displays in all the stores. Actually, the Halloween stuff’s probably been up since August. I’m expecting Thanksgiving stuff to start popping up by next week.
Anyway, it’s Fall and you know what that means…the return of some of our favorite tv shows. Dexter is already set up for a fascinating season and, in just about two weeks, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are creeping back to tv screens everywhere.
Are you ready? Continue reading
Categories: Killer Thursdays
Tags: american horror story, Dexter, entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Harmon, horror, in the heart of the labyrinth, killer thursday, killer thursdays, Michonne, Murder House, science fiction, Sonia G Medeiros, television, tv, Walking Dead
Some time ago, I came across this TED video with J.J. Abrams talking about what drives his creativity.
He talks about the Mystery Box, the idea that what we don’t need to know every detail about a story to enjoy it. In fact it’s what’s left to the imagination that really makes the story. The monster we don’t see. The conversation we see but can’t overhear. The closed door. Continue reading
Categories: Tuesday Toss-Up
Tags: Arts, entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, horror, J. J. Abrams, JJ Abrams, Lost, Mystery Box, science fiction, Sonia G Medeiros, TED (conference), television, tv, Writer, writing
I have, in the past, admitted a predilection for both disaster and horror flicks. And since a good many movies from either of those genres fall into the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic categories, it follows that I would also have a twisted obsession interest in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic stories.
Just what is it about the apocalypse that makes (some of) our hearts go pitter patter?
I suspect it’s the same reason that disaster flicks and horror movies are so appealing. Giant odds and hope. Throw ordinary people into the worst possible situation and watch them rise to the occasion (or die trying).
And maybe we also love it because, on some level, we all worry about the end of everything. We wonder whether will survive. We wonder whether our loved ones will survive. And we hope there’s a hero inside of us instead of a monster. Continue reading
Categories: Parallel Tuesdays
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