“Maybe we’ll start Hamlet today. That has a skull in it.”
I really thought I could handle all the episodes of this show, but I think one season is good enough.
“Thrown out of college without enrolling first. I’m damn proud of you.”
“You could show me how to twirl hair around my little finger and look vacant.”
Here I continue, on my somewhat fruitless quest to rewatch all of The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. I’m four episodes in and I’m still not sure what I’m getting out of this. Probably nothing.
La la la la laaaa.
Shelby Woo. I can’t quit you yet, not where there are still 10 more episodes of weird, wholesome, teenage crime-fighting hijinks. Apparently I have a lot of feelings about Shelby, so this time, I’ll just focus on one episode.
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo ran for 41 episodes on Nickelodeon beginning in 1996 and I loved them all so much.
For an episode centering on amnesia, we get a boat load of back story on the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness. This episode is very similar to the Buffy episode “Superstar” and contains many of the same themes, though it’s arguable how well those themes are pulled off. Even the episode’s intro is different, inserting a new character […]
Wow. In this episode we get lady loving, mythological references, and telepathy. Oh my! The main character focus of this episode is Tosh, who I personally didn’t care for on the first watch, but eventually grew to absolutely love (she’s the character most like me and sometimes seeing your insecurities onscreen is uncomfortable). There’s also the idea […]
I like to think of episodes four, five and six of the first season almost like dress rehearsals; these three episodes are just the kinks getting all worked out before the show finds its footing. This episode works within a well-used sci-fi trope, but we still get some insights into Jack, Owen and Gwen and […]
OK, confession time. This is one of my least favorite episodes of the series.
Remember how I’ve said I’m a sucker for a good resistance movement? Here is an episode about just that. Get excited!
Well, this was incredibly good timing! This week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica focuses HUGELY on being a father, and, well, yesterday was Father’s Day in the U.S. Even more interestingly, it’s about being an imperfect father, and about priorities. We get a lot of insight into the Adama father-son relationship, too, so that’s always fun.
Some episode titles make sense, you know? The “Eye of Jupiter,” two weeks ago, was all about finding something called the Eye of Jupiter. The “Exodus” episodes were about leaving a place. This episode? I really don’t have a damn clue what the title is referencing. And interestingly, Edward James Olmos (that’s Bill Adama to […]