Categories
Films In Appreciation of TV

In Appreciation Of: Adam Pally

A 21st Century Renaissance Man

via GQ

Some comic actors are just people that do funny things on TV and in films. Then there are comic actors that are so much more.

They blur lines, take risks, embrace challenges, are not afraid of being misunderstood or even unliked, and most of all are not defined by any one thing that they do.

Adam Pally is one of those.

Categories
Books Movies TV

Imagining a Proper John Grisham Universe

I’m unashamed to be a John Grisham fanatic.

While his work has been derided as “legal thrillers [that] are no more mentally taxing – or unpredictable – than fairy tales,” I enjoy them. Well, most of them. Some are quite bad, but there are a few that are actually very good. Most fall somewhere between the two. I usually read biographies and other works of nonfiction, but Grisham is like a reading vacation for me. I don’t have to read with a pen in my hand or work to untangle the density of the prose, and I love his pacing. Also, I listen to his audiobooks as background noise while working or doing things around the house.

As not only a Grisham superfan, but also the internet’s expert on all his books, I decided to take a look at how a live-action Grisham universe could look.

Categories
I Was There

I Was There: A Taping of “Last Week Tonight”

MV5BZDJmNGIwNDEtMjRlMC00NGQ2LTg2OGMtZmE2NjUwZjRmYWVlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjU2ODM5MjU@._V1_UY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_

The email came while I was nearing the end of my weekly trip to the supermarket, standing in the organic dairy section deciding what kind of yogurt to buy the kid:

If you are in NYC TODAY or can be, we had some seats become available to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for Today/Sunday’s show — Sunday, September 30th.

Categories
Children's Programs Fatherhood Movies TV

How Toys on YouTube Invaded My TV

To say that the nature of television is changing would be a massive understatement.

Categories
Films Hip-Hop Music Rap

No Streaming: Why I Choose to Control My Media

It seems everyone is now listening to streaming services. From Spotify to Pandora to Tidal to Beats 1 Radio, there are plenty of options.

Categories
TV

The Closest Thing to a Graphic Novel – Celebrating 25 Years of “Batman: The Animated Series”

Batman TAS

In the autumn of 1992, the storytelling adaptations of Batman were at a crossroads.

Categories
Writing

My Very Best Writing from 2016

2

2016 was my first full year with my own site.

Not coincidentally it is also the first year since 2012 in which I did not publish a book.

Categories
TV

TV: The Revolution of an Older Generation

old-television

TV is losing its grip on America.