Quick Hits: April 4

I am enjoying Shining Vale immensely. A horror-comedy series that delivers both genuine laughs AND genuine chills, Shining Vale also offers a thoughtful, refreshingly candid take on marriage, mental health issues, and intergenerational trauma. The entire cast is crushing it, especially Courteney Cox as protagonist Patricia Phelps, an author with clinical depression and a massiveContinue reading “Quick Hits: April 4”

Quick Hits: March 6

March 6 is the Day of the Dude, the high holy day of Dudeism. For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, it is the anniversary of the release of The Big Lebowski, which stars the incomparable Jeff Bridges as “The Dude”. So smoke a joint, drink a White Russian (but use American vodka), goContinue reading “Quick Hits: March 6”

Quick Hits: February 13

The results of Bob Saget’s autopsy have been revealed. His cause of death was head trauma. In a statement, his family said “The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.” SuperContinue reading “Quick Hits: February 13”

2022 Preview, Part II

The Gilded Age I’m generally not a fan of costume dramas; they tend to be too stuffy for my taste. But with Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) at the helm, The Gilded Age should offset any potential stuffiness with a heavy dose of razor-sharp humor. The stellar cast of this HBO series, which premieresContinue reading “2022 Preview, Part II”