Ranking the Episodes of The X-Files Season 1 – #17-20

Hi all, I'm continuing through my irrefutable rankings of the first season X-Files episodes. Last time, I talked about Space, Shapes, Ghost in the Machines, and The Jersey Devil. Those episodes for the most part were irredeemable. The episodes on this list, while not good, generally do at least something right. They just might do… Continue reading Ranking the Episodes of The X-Files Season 1 – #17-20

Ranking the Episodes of The X-Files Season 1 – #21-24

I have a serious problem when it comes to re-watching television shows. I tend to enjoy my subsequent viewings more than my first viewing so my TV is usually inundated with repeats of stuff I've already seen. Not a problem for me, but my wife gets pretty exhausted with how much I watch things, particularly… Continue reading Ranking the Episodes of The X-Files Season 1 – #21-24

Video Game Level Reviews – “Cascade Kingdom” From Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a great experience but the Cap Kingdom was a mediocre opening to the game. It was short, bland and there was very little in the form of platforming or exploration. Cascade Kingdom feels more in line with an introductory level to a Mario game. Granted it may be just because the… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – “Cascade Kingdom” From Super Mario Odyssey

My Struggle V – AKA My Experience Watching The X-Files S11E10 (“My Struggle IV”)

Boy it's a good thing that I have mentally checked out of the mythology in Seasons 10 and 11. Otherwise, My Struggle IV would have left me frothing in rage. As it is, I am merely amused by how poorly the My Struggle quartet stacks up to the rest of Season 11. My Struggle to… Continue reading My Struggle V – AKA My Experience Watching The X-Files S11E10 (“My Struggle IV”)

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 3 (“Bill’s Town”)

"Bill's Town" puts the brakes on the overarching storyline to give Joel and Ellie's burgeoning camaraderie some room to breathe.  Its subtle, sweet, and nuanced and its coupled with some phenomenal small town atmosphere.  Unfortunately, the gameplay in this level is not the game at its best (actually there are some really really poor design… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 3 (“Bill’s Town”)

Video Game Level Reviews: Super Mario Odyssey – “Cap Kingdom”

I consider myself a Mario fan despite not really playing many of the games between Super Mario World and....well Mario Odyssey. Despite this huge gap in my resume, I have such fond memories of the original NES trilogy, Super Mario World, and the two Super Mario Land games for the Gameboy. The only reason I… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews: Super Mario Odyssey – “Cap Kingdom”

Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 2 (“Outskirts”)

"Outskirts" is the first level where The Last of Us takes off the training wheels and let's you loose. Not that the first two levels were childish or anything (I mean the prologue was about a child) but they were introductions. "Hometown" was a great and gut-wrenching introduction to the story and "Quarantine Zone" was… Continue reading Video Game Level Reviews – The Last of Us Chapter 2 (“Outskirts”)