“Never Have I Ever” rewards those who are willing to wait

It would be so easy to judge Never Have I Ever too soon, and that's what I was doing when I started working through this review in my head. Purely as a comedy, which you expect this Mindy Kaling created Netflix series of 10, 22-minute episodes to be, it's slow and reserved if not completely absent … Continue reading “Never Have I Ever” rewards those who are willing to wait

Did the Michael Jordan doc need to be 10 hours?

Sunday marked the end of "The Last Dance," the five-night, 10-hour sports documentary about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan's sixth and final NBA championship from the  1998 season. It arrived earlier than expected and became appointment TV particularly for sports fans  tuning to ESPN2 to watch virtual Formula One races on weekends desperate for … Continue reading Did the Michael Jordan doc need to be 10 hours?

RIP, Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen's death, having considered its possibility myself ahead of Game of Thrones' final season as, maybe, an attempt to begin numbing myself to its probability, was the one that I ultimately, and apparently, could not convince myself to prepare for. "I tried to prepare you," my wife said repeatedly last Sunday night after the series finale, "The … Continue reading RIP, Daenerys Targaryen

There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell

You've maybe seen the video before. A whole bunch of people are gathered in a bar, watching on a big TV the screensaver of a DVD player, willing it to hit just right in one of the corners, a setting you must either be of a certain age or have seen The Office to appreciate. When … Continue reading There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell