The Automatic Hate

There really is a lot of incest on the screen these days.

Independence Day

"Welcome to Earth."
(This is a review of the original 1996 movie Independence Day, and it includes spoilers. I'm posting it because the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, is premiering this Friday.)

Game of Thrones: The Battle of the Bastards

"Do you like playing games, little man? Let's play a game."

Guess who got to review the craziest episode of Game of Thrones ever produced?

Book review: Demon

This is a review of Demon, the third book in the Gaean trilogy, written by John Varley. There are minimal spoilers. Although a review of the third book of a trilogy will by its very nature spoil events in the first two books.

The X-Files: The Amazing Maleeni

Case: Mulder and Scully take on the case of a magician who has lost his head. Literally.

Destination: Sunny California

“Abracadabra, man.”

For a show that is placed firmly in the world of the paranormal and the unexplained, it is hard to imagine that it took the producers and writers six years to come up with a story based in magic. This episode is the result.

Orphan Black: From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths

“Hold on tight, because this is very confusing.”

This episode wrapped up the season but it did so in such a way it got me wondering why we’d wasted our time at all.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Suddenly Human

Responding to a distress call, the Enterprise takes on board a human boy who has been raised by the aliens who killed his parents.

"Have you ever been a father, Picard?"

Rectify: The Source

"The perfectly strange goodbye of Daniel Holden."

This episode was beautiful. I cried, not once but twice.

Preacher: The Possibilities

"... Smarten up! Prancin' around like everything's polka dots and moonbeams! It is a monster swamp. Murders, mayhem, escaped lunatics. Gol-darned monster swamp."

While that line just scratches the surface of what this show's about, it is appropriate. Especially considering the next episode is titled Monster Swamp.

Person of Interest: .exe

“You’ve already lost.”

Finch continues his mission to take down Samaritan as we pause occasionally for simulations of what would have been had the Machine never existed. It was a lovely penultimate episode totally worthy of the series that came before it.