You Had to Be There: “An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss and Paul & Storm” in St. Paul, Minneapolis

An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss and Paul & Storm November 14, 2013 Amsterdam Bar and Hall Saint Paul, MN Performed by Patrick Rothfuss, Paul and Storm When we moved to Minnesota this year, my husband and I made a deal with each other: If there was a live event that sounded interesting and the ticket […]

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:57 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties”

Presented by Catherine Tate Directed by Richard Dean and Mark Jones People who are casual Britcom watchers don’t necessarily grasp the fact that UK comedy is an ever-evolving creature.  Much like American comedy (and possibly even more so), it changes with regards to political climate, societal divides, and — more often than not — itself.  And […]

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Death in Paradise”

Created by Robert Thorogood Starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, and Danny John-Jules I kept an ear to the ground (or, rather, to the Twitter) when it came to “Death in Paradise.”  Reviews from individual viewers were mixed.  Some enjoyed it, some were apathetic, and others believed it was not “thrilling” or “mysterious” enough.  It struck […]

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Whites”

Directed by David Kerr Written by Matt King and Oliver Lansley Starring Alan Davies, Darren Boyd, and Katherine Parkinson How Hulu chose to take me from last week’s frankly embarrassing “Green Wing” to the short series “Whites” is beyond me.  There’s a possibility that, despite its insistence on showing me baby food commercials, it does […]

Blightyvision: “Green Wing”

Created by Victoria Pile Starring Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris and Olivia Colman Once I finished my viewing of “Green Wing,” and before I sat down to write, I went and looked up other reviews out of curiosity.  Apparently it is an award-winning show that has garnered huge amounts of praise and acclaim for its clever humor and […]

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 20:21 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Pete Versus Life”

The unfortunate thing about this column, and generally about UK television, is that for some reason they feel no need over there to give advance warning about air dates for anything that isn’t “Doctor Who” (and even then all you’re likely to get is “Christmas” or “spring eventually”).  And it isn’t as though there isn’t […]

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 08:17 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Red Dwarf”

Created by Grant Naylor Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn Among sci-fi geeks of both the Americaphile and Anglophile variety, hour-long dramas are pretty much the way of things now.  With “Doctor Who” in an hour or near-hour format since 2005, and everything from “Heroes” to “Primeval” having followed suit, the […]

JB’s Link of the Day: Westboro vs Batman

San Diego Comic Con is in full swing — and the Westboro Baptist Church is swinging back. What they don’t seem to realize is that geeks are used to getting picked on, and when they grow up they learn how to mock. Oh, Westboro. Don’t try to take on people who want to emulate Superman. […]

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 17:04 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “The IT Crowd” Season 4

There are plenty of shows, movies, books, and comics out there whose appeal can be prefaced with “If you have ever worked in tech support …” or “If you’ve ever worked for a large company …”  It’s true enough that “The IT Crowd” is one of those shows, but it’s gained appeal even among people […]

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 10:06 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Pee-Wee is back, with Judd Apatow on board

Seems a bit like a match made in heaven. According to Variety, Judd Apatow is working on a new Pee-Wee Herman project with Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens, writing the script. Working with Reubens on the script is Paul Rust (Inglourious Basterds, I Love You Beth Cooper). While Apatow will not direct, he will produce the […]

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 21:20 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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