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You're Awesome Maniacs (Article) - 3/30/2012 4:34:22 AM

 Congrats to you, Jarrod on a job well done. Staying in any position for that long is a great feat these days. You certainly worked hard and wore many hats here at Mania. 

Walking Dead: Chupacabra Review (Article) - 11/18/2011 12:50:41 PM

 Holy shit! I didn't realise you were still doing reviews, Joe!

Since they 86'ed Supernatural reviews last season, I didn't see much of a reason to come back, but now I guess I'll be here at least once a week to have a palaver about Geeks and lovin' the farmer's daughter.

TV Wasteland: Schwarzenegger is Here to Save Us! (Article) - 8/15/2011 10:07:17 AM

The thing about the new Conan movie, or more specifically, Jason Mamoa, is that he played Khal Drogo as such a complete badass in Game of Thrones that his Conan seems like a total wimp comparatively, at least in the commercials. I'll go see it because, as I said, i liked him in GoT, and he seems like a nice guy IRL. Plus I'm hoping for Rachel Nichols nudity.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review (Article) - 8/2/2011 10:00:34 AM

Last Friday's episode shuffled between good and bad. I want Esther to frakking die. She does stupid stuff and I don't care about her family. I also don't care about Rex's dad, either.

Bits with Jilly and Danes were pretty good. Tea Party biotch was interesting in that her politics were all over the place, but I could see someone making the sort of argument she made.

 

BTW, my original post had too much cunting profanity. I hope this version doesn't.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review (Article) - 7/26/2011 7:46:08 AM

With Episode 3, we start to see who, or more specifically WHAT the big Bad of the season is, and it's clear that this has been planned for quite a long time. The "how" of it has yet to be explained.

Pullman also has a really good scene in episode 3, and it's pretty horrifying. Espenson said they toned it down, but I really kind of wish they hadn't. It's not gore or anything. It's just dialogue, but it is completely off the rails.

So far, I'd put this season on par with season 2. It certainly isn't nearly as good as "Children of Earth." The budget increase doesn't seem to matter as I don't think the story is all that great and I'm left wondering if the move to Starz won't ultimately hurt the show more than had it been run on BBCAmerica with a smaller budget.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review (Article) - 7/21/2011 9:34:12 AM

Oooh, I like that, Kara!

I'm hoping that tomorrow's episode steps it up a bit.

Something that really annoys me is how RTD and Barrowman talk about Captain Jack's omnisexuality as not being a big deal and just being a part of his character, which I accept. One's sexuality is not their most defining trait. It's just part of a whole. Yet what are they touting the most for episode 3? Jack's full on gay sex scene. It's like a horror director saying that gore is simply a device used to tell the story and isn't all that important, but then just showing gore in the advertising.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review (Article) - 7/20/2011 10:15:25 AM

I never have any problems understanding Gwen or Rhys.. They didn't try to alter their accents, etiher.

Episode 2 was pretty slow and basically could have been done in half the time. Also, I thought making EDTA from items on a plane was unlikely at best, and my scientist/chemistry friends confirmed that. It'snot that it's not possible to make EDTA, but not how they did it.

It's one thing to suspend disbelief for things like aliens or ghosts or immortality, but it's another to take something *real* and completely botch it.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review (Article) - 7/14/2011 7:34:52 AM

To be fair, Lost ultimately went nowhere. ;)

I really enjoyed the first episode, but I can certainly see how it did a pretty weak job of actually describing what Torchwood (the organization) really was. For a time, it was much larger than just Jack and his crew.

Rob, give last year's Torchwood: Children of Earth a shot. it's only 5 episodes and if it doesn't make you want to give this season another shot, then fair enough.

Supernatural: Let It Bleed and There's a New God in Town (Article) - 5/27/2011 7:08:12 AM

Tjanson, Joe's only allowed to write a very short review for Supernatural.  Not his fault.

Traz, I did a big post in response to you in the forums, but I'll respond to a few of the points you raised here.

  1. Jesus - I think they're deliberately avoiding it for a lot of reasons, but you could explain his absense by assuming that he is just another aspect of God.  Thus, if God is absent, so too is Jesus.
  2. Chuck the Prophet - I was thinking he was God as well, but Dean's little necklace thing never glowed when they were around him.  Sure, God could make it not glow, I guess, but that seems like a bit of a waste of a plot point.  I suspect Chuck just ascended into heaven after his work was done. 
  3. Clearly God didn't not care about everyone as he restored Cas.  Rather, I think the point was to try and make the angels realise they too could exercise free will and were now free to choose how to live.  I think Cas was supposed to be the example the other angels to follow, but instead fell to become just as domineering as Raphael and his army.

Smallville: Series Finale Review (Article) - 5/17/2011 7:07:50 AM

Oh, and Lazarus, you must've missed the whole interweb shitstorm a few weeks back when some self-published author went and bitched at and badmouthed a book reviewer for saying that although her plot was good and interesting, some of her poor grammar choices made the story hard to follow. 

For a good laugh, you can probably find the URL in Gaiman's or Moffat's twitter stream.

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