The Trouble with True Blood

Best costume of the entire season. Hands Down. Also, she looks how I feel.

So there’s this show. You may have heard about it. It’s called True Blood. It’s loosely based on characters created for a series of mystery novels, but as the differences grow stronger every season, it’s hardly fair to say they are related. What they do have in common is a slow slide from “oh, this is pretty entertaining” to “wow, this isn’t worth my time.”

At least, the books were slow to decline. Continue reading The Trouble with True Blood

Thor: Not My Superhero

After being thwarted by opening weekend opportunities, I caught Thor on Monday night. I was pretty disappointed and I’ve been struggling to understand why that might be, considering the acclaim that it has received, both from the real critics, and the comic community. I think I’ve narrowed down why it didn’t resonate with me, and it comes down to a simple fact: Thor is not my superhero. Continue reading Thor: Not My Superhero

Quick Review: Game of Thrones Episode 1

It made me want to read the books again, so it couldn’t have been that bad.

There wasn’t much to recommend it, however. I have no idea how you could have followed much of it if you hadn’t read the books, and I certainly don’t know why you’d bother with the second episode. Continue reading Quick Review: Game of Thrones Episode 1