12 Monkeys: Breaking the Cycle of Obsession, Revenge, and Violence (Season 4, Episodes 1-3)

“I was blinded by my hope for an ending.  Don’t be blinded by yours for revenge”–Katarina Jones to Cassandra Railly “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison. Twelve Monkeys premiered back in 2015, and since then I've been an avid fan of the show.  The series is intelligent television …

California I’m Coming Home – The Affair: Season 4 Episode 1

Our coverage of Showtime’s The Affair begins with the Season 4 premiere! Tune in weekly for episode recaps and analysis.  I freely admit that the return of The Affair to Showtime for a fourth season left me with a bit of trepidation. Season 3 was much maligned for its unevenness, both thematically and structurally, and it ended …

CBS All-Access: Strange Angel: Premier Review

Very much estranged from its source biography, CBS All-Access’ Strange Angel, directed by David Lowery feels like Disney’s The Rocketeer or Martin Scorcese’s The Aviator meets Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Influenced by rocketry, pulp fictions, and the occult alike, this series is the story of one of America’s greatest success enigmas: Jack Parsons. This …

Westworld Season 2: Sorting Out Timelines and Pleasant Surprises

While recently rereading Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks, I came across this passage[1]: "...it is important that we learn to distinguish between mysteries and secrets. Mysteries precede humankind, envelop us and draw us forward into exploration and wonder. Secrets are the work of humankind, a covert and often insidious way to gather, withhold or …