Channel Surfing

August 2017

It’s No Joke: Why We Need ‘Take My Wife’

As Seeso shuts down, this excellent series is in need of a new home.


July 2017

‘Doctor Who’: Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?


May 2017

Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There’s Something About Mary”

A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.


‘Doctor Who’: “Thin Ice” Is a Welcome Addition to the Doctor’s 19th Century Adventures

In this episode the plotting is tight and well-judged, the interplay between characters snappy and natural-sounding, and we glimpse the Doctor's savage side.


‘Supernatural’: “The Future” Starts Bleak, Then Meanders Into Rehashed Plots

A deeply disturbing opening and several bad plot devices inch us closer to the finalé.


April 2017

‘Supernatural’: “The Memory Remains” Retreads Some Familiar Territory

"The Memory Remains", with a few minor exceptions, borrows heavily from a season one classic.


Supernatural’s ‘Ladies Drink Free’ Is a Dull Pit Stop on the Road to the Finalé

The show comes back from a seasonal hiatus with a predictable monster-of-the-week episode, but at least it contains some hints for the future.


February 2017

‘Supernatural’: Mary Comes Clean, Gavin Goes Home in the Middling “Family Feud”

The episode reveals some key plot points in a family-themed episode that resolves itself far too easily.


‘Who’ Will Be the Next Doctor?

What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...


Supernatural’s “Regarding Dean” Brings the Funny and the Heartbreaking in (Almost) Equal Measure

This week's episode serves as an entertaining reminder of what the show is all about.


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'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

// Short Ends and Leader

"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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