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 →
Disclaimer...I was in the middle of moving these last couple of weeks so I apologize to my three fans about my reviews being late. I'll get back to them at some point but for now, you guys will get my review on Ghouli...aka an episode that, despite being deeply flawed, moved me in a way... Continue Reading →
Recap: Back in the early 1900's, while wholesome families sing wholesome songs during wholesome car rides and wholesome father's dutifully fix tires while wholesomely cursing ("darn it!"), a decidedly unwholesome man-beast murders the wholesome father before being shot to death by a wholesome search party. Years later, Mulder is not being very wholesome and is... Continue Reading →
The first season of Breaking Bad was great, but felt at times a bit rushed and lacking in finesse. Some episodes seemed too eager to have defining moments which ended up seeming tacked on while others struggled at time with the tone. Really enjoyable season, much better than anything I would ever write (except for... Continue Reading →
My relationship with superhero movies has been on thin ice lately. I loved the Dark Knight Trilogy and generally enjoy a lot of the MCU movies. However, it feels like every superhero movie lately follows the same basic pattern and I've come down with a nasty bout of superhero fatigue. Captain America 3? Follows the same ol... Continue Reading →
Breaking Bad doesn't ever take the easy way out. The last episode forced Walt to deal with consequences of his actions rather than speed right to the next action scene. Well this episode takes it a step further and makes sure those consequences have lasting effects. Damn I love this show (hence why I... Continue Reading →
Most shows tend to gloss over some of the less glamorous aspects of a plot to get to the next action scene. I mean, who wants to see a protagonist deal with his wife all over his secret in the second episode? Who really wants to know how the main characters dealt with the two bodies from the climax of the first episode? Who the hell wants to spend an entire episode watching characters having emotional responses to what they did in the first episode. Well seeing as this is the episode that hooked me on Breaking Bad, I can definitely say "me".
Could Breaking Bad have begun its first episode in a less unorthodox fashion? Sure, it could but then it wouldn’t be Breaking Bad. It’s a great start to a series, what with Walt speeding around in an RV, dressed in only his tightie whities, a couple of bodies sloshing around in the back of the vehicle. It’s such a bizarre and frenetic scene and, coupled with his great confession to his family and that badass image of him pointing the gun at the sirens, does a fantastic job of making you wonder “whaaaat is happening?” (in a good way).