The Timeless Attempt to Establish a New Order

The Warriors

Productions like The Warriors will never cease to amaze me: they were hits when launched, but they soon faded away. No buzz around them, except for the occasional references made in other movies, suggestions in music videos and lyrics. A game is, perhaps, released, meaning to revive the theme, the subject, the characters. This is, […]

Game of Thrones: Realistic, Too Realistic

The Iron Thrones

In a medieval-like set, several families fight – or are unwillingly caught in the fight – for political power. The plot inevitably leads to murders, reveals bizarre relations between siblings, allegiances are formed and then undone, children are killed, bastards are cast away, women are raped, men are emasculated. Hostages are taken. There’s courage, challenge. […]

Friday the 13th: A Mask to Remember

Friday the 13th

One of the longest-running horror franchises from Hollywood, Friday the 13th is also one of the most memorable, sticking into your mind like a splinter. How do I know this? In my opinion, what horror movies lack in plot – unfortunately, most of them do – they make up in shocking scenes and symbolism. The […]

Who Watches The Waltons Nowadays?

The Waltons

One of the iconic TV shows who fascinated the public throughout the 1970s, The Waltons remains one of the most re-watched Hallmark series. There is really nothing to object to this superbly realized family drama. Seeing how inspiring it is to countless viewers, the slightest attempt to bring it down is exposed as a superficial […]

The Perks of a Provisional Display

Living Single

Deemed the predecessor of Friends, Living Single also seems to rank better than the latter. Themes obviously overlap: a close-knit group of friends share their personal and professional experiences with each other. Proximity and shared history enables them to interact constantly: the three girls live in a condo neighboring on the apartment of the two […]

The Grim Narrative behind The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

There seems to be a consensus of opinion about The Honeymooners: a classic comedy show from the 1950s, ranking exceptionally well in both viewers’ preferences and all-time tops of such productions. On top of that, most sitcom aficionados see in The Honeymooners a predecessor of nowadays comedy shows which embrace a highly praised theme: nothing […]

What Does It Take to Love Lucy Nowadays?

I Love Lucy

In a number of ways, I Love Lucy was a successful effort of innovating the art and craft of TV shows back in the 1950s. Two of the most quoted merits of the show are the fact it was the first to be shot in front of a live audience. Also, it brought unprecedented attention […]

From John Wayne to John Wayne – The Circle of Career

James Arness's Matt Dillon

For James Arness, starring in Gunsmoke was the chance of a lifetime. The merits of Arness’s acting aside, Matt Dillon was not only the best thing that happened to Arness: it was also the longest-standing character he impersonated. The longevity of the show – two decades, which made it one of the lengthiest American TV […]

Funny Golden Girls Comebacks

Sophia of Golden Girls

Ladies of the Evening Sophia: Arrested for prostitution! I can’t believe it! Blanche: Sophia, we’re innocent! Sophia: I know that. I can’t believe these dumb cops would think people would wanna pay money to sleep with you! Flu Attack Blanche:  I treat my body like a temple. Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night! […]

Funny Firefly Moments

Firefly cast

While brief, Firefly did have its funny moments, funniness which comes from the many lines which can be quoted over and over (such as weird and unexpected expressions to stating the obvious). But which of these scenes/quotes are the funniest ones? In War Stories, there is a scene in which Zoe prevents the crew for […]