The First Four – Gotham

I firmly believe that it is possible to judge a new show by its first four episodes. If a show doesn’t hook you by the time the fourth episode has ended, a viewer has every right and reason to skip the fifth episode—and every one after.

With this in mind, I’ve watched the first four episodes of Fox’s new Bat-series, Gotham.

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If You Like – The Walking Dead

I sometimes feel as though I’m the only horror fan who was and remains unimpressed with The Walking Dead. I watched the first season and thought it was okay, but I struggled to remember a single character’s name and could not care less about their fate.

The graphic novel was no better, and often traded on cliché. I gave up on both the show and the comic after completing the first season and volume, respectively. If, however, you enjoy The Walking Dead and are now looking for something similar (or better, if you ask me), then you may want to give the movies, books and graphic novels listed below a shot.

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The First Four

In four episodes, a new series has plenty of time to develop its characters and its plot, showing me why I should care about these people and hooking me with a few questions I’ll want answered. If the show creators can’t do this in four episodes, well, I’m sorry, but they’re simply not doing their jobs.

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Able-Bodied Hetero White Guy Problems

I wrote up this list because an Able-Bodied Hetero White Guy Privileges list would be far too long and exhausting.

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The two of you who visit this site regularly know that I write, have been writing for quite a long time, and would love to make a living as a writer. What you don’t know is that I have, at times, branched out into other forms of storytelling, including filmmaking.

I was never too serious about it and, in fact, I only ever completed one full project, a short film title Frizz-B. It was the first thing my buddy Paul and I made and it was really just meant as a test, a means to learning Adobe Premiere, but we actually got it done and a friend put it up on youtube so here it is.

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So, for a short period of time, I’ve had a profile on online dating site OKCupid. I’m not going to write about my experiences except to say that I have been lucky enough to meet some wonderful women. From talking to those women, though, I came to understand that their experience on OKCupid is very […]

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So, in a fit of optimistic insanity, I have given myself the ridiculous goal of reading 300 books between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. For those of you unfamiliar with calendars, that’s 300 books in a year and an average of 25 books per month.

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The Physics of Santa

So, there’re about two billion kids in the world and, if you deduct those of a non-Christian denomination, you’re left with just around 380 million children. Based on recent censuses (censi?), there’re 3.5 kids per household, for a total of approximately 92 million households. We can assume that there’s at least one good child per […]

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A little over a week ago, it was announced that Lucasfilm would be sold to Disney. This meant that Disney could—and it was later confirmed that they would—make more Star Wars films, without Lucas’ involvement.

The internet exploded—except for the cats and porn parts of the internet, those remained pretty much the same.

Much of the above-mentioned detonation involved Star Wars fans bemoaning the certain death of the beloved franchise. Even those willing to admit that the series was already dead, murdered by its own creator, feared that Disney would perform cinematic necrophilia upon the just-cooling corpse of all that was great about Luke and the gang.

Personally, my first thought upon hearing the news was: Awesome.

My second thought was: Now more cat videos and porn.

But the story wouldn’t die and neither would the fears of Leah Lovers and Chewy-Chasers everywhere, so I thought I’d take a shot at assuaging a few of those fears.

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Surviving Immortality

Montreal’s grim reaper has vanished and the people of the city are no longer dying.

Many Montrealers are elated by their new-found immortality, while others are terrified, but Roan Alten is plain confused when he is tapped to take up the reigns of the pale horse and bring balance to Montreal’s flat-lining mortality rate.

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