Movies, Television

Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

A year ago I did 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less. Today, amid preparations for our annual "deep housecleaning" and continuing the long, hard slog of finishing Lionhearted 4.0 (finally hit the halfway point, thank goodness), I'm once again setting for myself this fun little summertime challenge! Here are four mini-reviews for you in 100… Continue reading Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

history, Television

The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Last month, Eva of Coffee, Classics, & Craziness and Hamlette of Hamlette's Soliloquy announced they'd host a "blogathon" in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. They encouraged the blogging world to write about the Normandy landings, and if we liked, we could review books, movies, and TV shows on the subject. These articles would… Continue reading The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Television

The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part Two

On Tuesday I shared my thoughts on the Russell T. Davies Era of Doctor Who (the Ninth and Tenth Doctors). Today I'm so excited to share my thoughts on the Steven Moffat Era (the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors)! Please remember that the Moffat Era did bring me into Doctor Who, so my personal views/preferences are… Continue reading The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part Two

Television

The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part One

I've been looking forward to writing this ever since I got four whole series of Doctor Who for Christmas! I've already reviewed Series 8, Series 9, and Series 10, but except for this very old (and slightly preachy) post from 2012 and an announcement back in 2017 that I'd started watching Series 7, I haven't really talked about… Continue reading The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part One

Movies, Television, The Fangirl Life

The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Emily of the delightful blog The Altogether Unexpected included me in this fun tag! It's been a while since I got to really fangirl on this blog (and I get to do it again next time for my Ultimate Doctor Who Recap Post, yippee!). I'm so excited about finally getting around to answering her questions! (This… Continue reading The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Television

TV Review: Victoria, Season 3

After a week's respite from blogging, I'm happy to report that 1) I'm officially a Camp NaNoWriMo winner, 2) I finished Victoria: Season 3, and 3) I SAW AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Y'all need to give me another week to process (and recover from) Endgame before I share my review, haha. As for Camp NaNo, I'm thrilled… Continue reading TV Review: Victoria, Season 3

Music, Television

Music Review: Doctor Who Series 5-9

I'm pretty sure I mentioned in a previous post that my mom and I have been watching Doctor Who together--and it has been fantastic. Her no-nonsense commentary and her indignation if ever I fail to warn her about a Scary Moment are worth their weight in gold. We love Eleven and Twelve the best, agree… Continue reading Music Review: Doctor Who Series 5-9

Television

TV Review: The Crown, Season 2

I've been looking forward to the second season of The Crown* ever since my parents, sisters, and I finished the first one--albeit it with certain reservations. I'd heard that at least one of the episodes in Season 2 was quite smutty, and while I enjoyed the first season, I took issue with the way it portrayed… Continue reading TV Review: The Crown, Season 2

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TV Review: “Newhart” (OR, This Is Better Than Therapy)

Are you depressed? Anxious? Needing some rest and relaxation from creative endeavors, work-related stress, heat exhaustion, and/or the looming immediacy of upcoming weddings, holidays, and other various and sundry Social Occasions? Then look no further for a half-hour's respite than Newhart*, a sitcom from the 1980's about a city-slicker writer and his wife who run a bed-and-breakfast… Continue reading TV Review: “Newhart” (OR, This Is Better Than Therapy)

Television

TV Review: “All Creatures Great and Small”

We're back into the swing of things here at my house: my siblings' "summer holiday" is over and they're back to school, which means I'm back to my old writing schedule. I finished my fanfic novelette a couple of weeks ago, just in time to turn my full attention to a new and very intriguing idea… Continue reading TV Review: “All Creatures Great and Small”