Category: Reviews

From Cringe to Binge – The 100 is worth a second look

I'm SO picky about my entertainment. My life is crazy busy, and like many people, I've become a snob, quickly judging a book by its cover or its first line and a TV show by its opening episode. I checked out The 100 on Netflix a while ago and got two episodes in before throwing up my hands (there was nothing else on so they were lucky I endured that long). As much as I was intrigued by the post-apocalyptic scenario of humans in space coming back down to Earth to see if radiation levels and other dangers were survivable, the lazy, strategically incompetent teenagers they sent made it feel more like a bad series of Survivor. Flash forward six months, and my husband and writing partner breaks his foot. He's stuck on the...Read More

Surprise! You’ll get sucked in by SyFy’s Dark Matter

  As much as I love to read fantasy, I love to watch sci-fi, and was in heaven recently with a binge of WestWorld and The Expanse. Loved them! Then I tried Ascension and hit a wall of utter disappointment. If you prefer sci-fi to melodrama, then I advise you not to go there. Despondent, I went searching for anything to restore my faith in the genre and instead stumbled upon a new passion – SyFy’s Dark Matter! Give it one episode, and I guarantee you’ll be hooked. I started out jaded, thinking “oh I’ve seen this character type before, and that one…” but at every turn your expectations are used against you. As soon as it builds up to a plot point you see coming a mile away, the show jigs left...Read More