At long last, I am tackling my latest TV-show backlog! Starting with the latest season of The Handmaid’s Tale, where admittedly I was a little tepid. The show, alas, has overstayed it’s welcome, and even the folks behind the scenes finally seem to realize this. The next season, season six, is reported to be its … More Catching Up With “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season Five in Time for a New Slate of March Shows
Like a lot of people, methinks, I don’t go to movie theaters much anymore. Through a mix of COVID and the boom of TV/streaming entertainment (probably chasing each other’s tails), I undergo most of my visual storytelling consumption of late at home. The “movie” tag on this blog gets used less frequently. But now I’m … More Recent Movie Excursions! Framing the Stories of Women
Need to roll this out before 2023 gets too ahead of me! 😛 This is my annual tradition of looking at some news sources that cover Jews and Jewish perception in Italy. Was a pretty promising news cycle, until things took a swift turn towards fascism near the end of the year. Still, older Jewish … More 2022: A Look Back at Jewish Italy!
Warning for spoilers! HBO is on to it’s next science fiction project, The Last of Us (and honestly, I dunno if I’ll watch it; fungal zombie monsters aren’t really my thing…but anywho.) I’m still stuck in December 2022, when HBO and BBC aired the final season of the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy, His … More His Dark Materials Season Three: When Innocence Turns To Experience
Chag sameach! We are halfway through celebrating Chanukah, and ergo a few days past the completion of Jewish Book Month. And this year, Erika Dreifus issued us a challenge! She created a #JewishBookMonth reading challenge bingo board, and encouraged folks to count any titles read in the current Jewish year of 5783. Iiiii’m…cheating. 😛 In … More #JewishBookMonth Reading Challenge 5783!
fourth and final post of #nanoblogmo 2022! This post is coming to you very late. I meant to write it in time for the 5783 High Holidays, but my cat died and thus I chose a different focus. Then, there was so much other pop culture to review on the blog, and yadda yadda, excuses, … More Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Nature of Repentance
third post of #nanoblogmo 2022 Er, I know the final season isn’t out yet, but the books have been for decades, so…watch out for spoilers. 😛 For season one, I wrote three posts. For season two, just one. Finally, for season three, I think I’m mixing things up by planning two. Starting with this one, … More Gearing Myself Up for His Dark Materials, Season Three! (Plus Comparing Other Fantasy Stories)
second post of #nanoblogmo 2022 The GoodReads Choice Awards for 2022 are now live! As is now the norm, I assume, they opened in mid-November and are promising two rounds, with winners to be announced in early December. Used to be there were three rounds, with the first one being reserved for voters to include … More GoodReads Choice Awards 2022: Predictions and Standouts
first post of #nanoblogmo 2022! Welcome to my self-indulgent fantasy prequel show season one musings! Things get a little lengthy below, so I’ll provide links if you want to jump straight to one of the two reviews: The Rings of Power / House of the Dragon OK, it’s not as dramatic as all of that. … More House of the Dragon vs The Rings of Power, Seasons One, The Showdown
You read that correctly; I made up a new book award! Well, it’s not really an award so much as a personal reading list with a tier ranking at the end. But it’s based, in part, off of the GoodReads Choice Awards. Or what it used to be before last year, when one could nominate … More My Picks for the 2022…MockReads Choice Awards??