Why Loki didn’t work

We talked about Wandavision, and how it collectively broke us. We talked about Falcon and Winter Soldier, and how it revealed dark truths and personal growth. Now, let’s talk about Loki. I’d describe Loki as the Booberry of the Halloween cereal trinity. It’s fine, but if there’s Count Chocula or Frankenberry I’m grabbing those first. Continue reading “Why Loki didn’t work”

Why Falcon and The Winter Soldier works

Released this spring over six weeks, Falcon and Winter Soldier was a huge hit. I certainly watched every episode. It wasn’t as funny as Loki. It wasn’t as emotionally devastating as Wandavision. But it was great. It was a solid political intrigue terrorist story, with some superhero antics thrown in for good measure. Let’s talkContinue reading “Why Falcon and The Winter Soldier works”

Why Resident Alien Works

Premiering in January of this year, Resident Alien is based on a Dark Horse comic. Proving once again that some fantastic writers are working in comics. It’s funny, it’s emotional, and it’s on our table today. We’re going to break it apart and discuss why it works.  The story is simple enough. An alien intendingContinue reading “Why Resident Alien Works”

Why The Good Place Works

I know, I’m behind. But I finally just watched all of The Good Place in the span of like, a week. I went into it knowing almost nothing about the show. I knew it was about ‘the good place’. That was it. If you’ve never seen the show before, click away now. Because you don’tContinue reading “Why The Good Place Works”

Why Lower Decks works

Premiering in August of 2020, Lower Decks is different than the other Star Trek shows we’ve talked about in this series so far. But also not as different when you get into the details. It’s not set on Enterprise, but many of them haven’t been. Lower Decks is set on the U.S.S. Cerritos. Of course,Continue reading “Why Lower Decks works”

Why it works, Deep Space 9

Welcome to week four of our Why It Works, Star Trek series. This week, as promised, we’re talking about Deep Space 9. This was another that I watched with my grandmother as a child, and then revisited as an adult.  Running from January 1993 to June of 1999, it’s the third Star Trek show toContinue reading “Why it works, Deep Space 9”

Why Star Trek Voyager works

It’s time for another episode in our Why Star Trek Works series. This week we’re looking at Voyager.  Technically Deep Space 9 came out before Voyager. But we’ll be talking about that next week. Both shows aired at roughly the same time, so it didn’t matter which one you watched first. Voyager was, of course,Continue reading “Why Star Trek Voyager works”