I hope you had a happy turkey day, Persephoneers! Did you miss Project Runway All Stars? Did you swaddle yourself in an old bed sheet, some coffee grounds, shoes from the QVC (TM) Accessory (TM) Wall (TM), and a sense of unearned entitlement to remind you of the good old episodes? I know I did. FYI, coffee grounds are definitely an above the waist fashion accessory.
In this week’s American Horror Story, Cordelia tries to orchestrate Fiona’s death, and Fiona has never been a prouder mama. Continue reading
Happy December, Persephoneers! Winter is almost upon us, the year is almost over, and there’s enough going on in the last few weeks to stress out even the coolest cucumber. Here are four of my favorite stress-busting films to help you get through the next few weeks without losing your mind. Continue reading
Any time I muse about Daryl Dixon, the character from AMC’s The Walking Dead, I find myself thinking about Omar Little, the Robin Hood-styled stickup artist from HBO’s masterpiece The Wire. Both characters live and thrive in dangerous times. Both are outsiders who perform things that seem impossible for the average man to achieve. They are badass, breakout characters with the killer lines. Continue reading
Hershel: You say you want to take this prison as peacefully as possible. That means you’d be willing to hurt people to get it. My daughters would be there. That’s who you’d be hurting. If you understand what it’s like to have a daughter, then how could you threaten to kill someone else’s?
The Governor: Because they aren’t mine. Continue reading
The past week was an easy one for many Americans thanks to paid time off, school holidays, and ample amounts of food. Because I work retail, Thanksgiving week involved lots of work and not much food. As Black Friday consumptions creep further into Thanksgiving, I realize I food and family will probably not be on my list in the future. Continue reading
Acclimating myself to Leonard Cohen’s unusual singing voice took until adulthood. Low and creaky, Cohen sounds as though he’s easing his words through a crack in the wall. He sneaks up on you, and his literary style of songwriting appeals to me.
Our memories are tricky beasts. They can hold a great power over us, tingeing the things we see in front of us, the right now, with the hurts and sorrows from yesterday. They can also outright lie to us. Sometimes, this is for our benefit. We can forget the intensity of grief and the urgency of pain over time, so we can put ourselves in the path of grief and pain again. Other times, the lies our memories tell us don’t do us nearly as much good. Continue reading
Plot and characterization were everywhere this week, even if some of the love went to secondary characters. Well, most of the love went to secondary characters. We also got lots of funky looking monsters in both Tokyo Raven and Samurai Flamenco. Continue reading
This week my family had the chance to catch a screening of Disney’s new animated movie, Frozen. It’s the perfect winter movie to take in with (or without) the kids in your life this holiday weekend. Continue reading
As I predicted last week, “Dead Weight” was a Governor focused episode, giving us the second half of the story about things we pretty much already knew but needed to be repeated in order to set up the mid-season finale. And there was no Carol. And little chance of Carol next week. I am being deprived of the satisfaction of my Carol story arc. By the time next February rolls around, I probably will forgotten why I was so mad about her getting kicked out by Rick, which may be what the writers are counting on, so that no one will riot when Daryl shrugs his shoulders and tells Rick he did the right thing. Continue reading
Like many children born in the 1980s, “Mellow Yellow” makes me think of the soda commercials first and the song second. Donovan has a long history of not being as revered as he might have liked, so I feel compelled to at least give his famous song a better look.
Solid week once again, although Samurai Flamenco sort of takes a strange turn, or multiple ones, this week. Tokyo Raven advances its plot a bit, and Gingitsune was more low-key and back to funny antics after the last few depressing backstory episodes. Galilei Donna sort had a “bested by the enemy” episode this week as well. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been living in a nerd-free cave for the past several months, you are no doubt aware that this Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who, which was celebrated with the special episode, “The Day of the Doctor.” (Obviously, here there be spoilers. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want to know what happens, scroll right on by.~ed)