Tag: tv

5 Essential Lessons from Reign

Sometimes I can’t explain what I like about Reign. I can tell you all the things I don’t like easily enough. And a lot of those are the essential lessons in what not to do in our storytelling. And yet, even with its flaws there’s a lot I enjoy about it. I enjoy most of […]

April 2, 2018 | Posted in 5 lessons, Story Courses
5 Essential Lessons from Once Upon a Time

*Note this only covers the first six seasons, it doesn’t (necessarily) address the reboot in season 7 Once Upon a Time is a rather fascinating study. It is imminently appealing and incredibly flawed at the same time. Which means, in many ways, it’s the epitome of a show you love to hate. Or perhaps more […]

March 19, 2018 | Posted in 5 lessons, Story Courses
Girl Meets World

I’d watched a few episodes of Girl Meets World with my nieces and nephews. Mostly out of curiosity because I loved Boy Meets World so much as a kid. I noticed it was on Netflix the other weekend and since I had unpacking and cooking and things to do around the house, I thought it […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in 5 lessons, Life
the weight of Kings

I watched Kings again a few weeks ago. If you haven’t seen it, it’s available on huluPlus and only 13 episodes and very, very good. In fact, I’m fascinated by it and I’ve seen the whole series through twice. It’s a little like Battlestar Galactica.Not that it’s as dynamic as Battlestar. Not quite as powerful. […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Story Courses

The last Twilight movie is almost upon us and so my sister and I had a marathon this past weekend to prepare. For some reason just before we started Breaking Dawn part 1 we were talking about vampires or something and I commented that our current societal concept of vampires is from Joss Whedon. That […]

November 8, 2012 | Posted in Story Courses
everybody changes with a chance

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I might accidentally watch One Tree Hill. It’s not because it’s great tv but because it always has good music. It’s rare enough that a song comes around I really love, and yet One Tree Hill manages to find one about once a month. So, let’s have a little […]

April 25, 2009 | Posted in Commentary
Honesty, war and Joss Whedon

For reasons that aren’t worth going into I read a quote from Ayn Rand last week. It was part of her HUAC testimony before Congress in 1947 regarding the film Song of Russia. Made during World War II,

May 2, 2008 | Posted in Commentary