Movies are Short Stories, TV Shows are Novels

This is going to seem counterintuitive, but it’s true. A “Feature Length” film is one 60 minutes or longer, according to the Screen Actor’s Guild. Most movies are somewhere between 80-120 minutes, although some popular films, such as nearly all the Star Wars movies, are longer (The Last Jedi, the longest one, is 152 minutes,… Read More Movies are Short Stories, TV Shows are Novels

Not-So-Quick Review: The Man in the High Castle and the Gotcha Problem

I actually finished Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle, which I had been seriously anticipating for a while. People who were also fans told me it was something of a disappointment, and actually a chore to get through. This proved to be right: I watched the season in shortish binges and the whole… Read More Not-So-Quick Review: The Man in the High Castle and the Gotcha Problem

How I Met Your Mother: a Consideration of Character Decline

I’ve really blogged enough about this show, but as long as it keeps sending me hits, I’ll continue registering my notice of comic FAIL. Blackmailer’s Don’t Shoot finally threw in the towel this season. It’s a world of smug 20 and 30-somethings whose self-regard vastly outweighs their accomplishments. Watch it to see what a glimpse… Read More How I Met Your Mother: a Consideration of Character Decline