I appreciate it when a show tries to view everyone with an open mind. Empathy is one of the keys to great storytelling, and fiction allows for that empathy to apply itself to sub-cultures even the most tolerant person would struggle with in real life. So, on a conceptual level, I appreciated House’s efforts to give Henry and his Real Doll Amy the benefit of the doubt. It makes dramatic sense, because it plays against our assumptions of the nature of such a relationship.
In 1988, legendary science fiction author and scientist Isaac Asimov did a fascinating interview on PBS show Open Mind, where he wound up delivering the closest thing I've ever heard to a science sermon. Plus, his muttonchops are ep... Read Post
Nick Roy holds the world record for most impressions in 60 seconds. That’s according to Guinness, the experts when it comes to the largest snake egg eaten AND speedy mimicries. But then Key and Peele came along on Paul F. Tompkins’s... Read Post
These reviews have always evaluated White Collar against itself. And like any show, USA’s hit caper serial goes through cycles of storytelling. Viewed as a whole, seasons can be put in context quicker and appreciated for their scope... Read Post