The List 2015

January 9th, 2016

The Tenth List 2015 marks the 10th year I’ve kept a viewing list. It’s expanded over the years (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), but for some reason, I still get immense pleasure being able to look back at the year via titles I’ve watched. Names of the films I saw with […]

The List 2014

January 2nd, 2015

I am rapidly approaching the 10 year anniversary of this List. It’s changed a bit over time (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). I added television series a few years ago, but this year definitely set a record. Doing a PhD seems to have increased my series viewing (watchable in shorter increments) and […]

The List 2013

January 11th, 2014

It’s my 8th year tracking what films I watch over the course of the year. (Yes, doing a PhD has significantly lessened my brain space for blogging, but my film lists persist). [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]. I’ve stopped tracking the hours spent viewing film and television, as I seem to average about […]

What I’ve Learned Watching Star Trek TNG Chronologically Instead of Syndicated(ly): The Continuing Mission

August 28th, 2013

Over two years ago (what?) I started revisiting Star Trek Next Generation in chronological order for the first time since it aired originally. Since that time I have completed my revisits to all of Deep Space Nine and Voyager as well. Perhaps the boldest part of my journey is only just beginning. You see, back […]

Symposia Twin Peaka

March 16th, 2013

[No significant spoilers in this post. Everything shown or discussed was done before anyone knew who killed Laura Palmer.] Last fall a few of us postgrads living in Deans Court decided to watch David Lynch’s groundbreaking 90’s TV drama Twin Peaks. Only one of our cohort had seen it and that had been twenty years […]

The List 2012

January 7th, 2013

7 years and still counting. Any explanations needed, I refer you to the 2011 list, or 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006. Though I’ll include: “My ‘Favorites’ are based on the overall experience of the film- what impacted or enchanted me, not always objectively on what I think were the most quality films. My “Disappointments” have […]

For The Who-Curious or The Ashamed Un-Who’d: A Layperson’s Guide By A Layperson

October 4th, 2012

I received the following email last week from a friend who preferes to remain anonymous, as you shall see: “I am ashamed to say that I am fairly Dr Who illiterate… 🙁 Firstly, don’t tell anyone. Secondly, where do I begin? I know that there’ve been like, 11? Doctor incarnations… who are all the same […]

The List 2011

January 5th, 2012

It’s my annual list of films & shows I watched! For ye who have not read the lists from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010, here’s a lil rundown. My lists are based only on what I watched in 2011, which accounts for the presence of 2010 films I didn’t see in the theatre until […]

What I’ve Learned Watching Star Trek TNG Chronologically Instead of Syndicated(ly)

August 12th, 2011

**While I’m pretty sure that by 1991 I was watching new episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation every Sunday at 6pm on FOX, and while I’m positive that in its 12+ years of syndication, I have seen every episode of TNG at least 3 times, what I have never done is watch the series […]

My First gif (pronounced Jiff, Giff or Jee Eye Eff?)

March 24th, 2011

As I wait for Lark Rise to Candleford series 3 to be available in the US (or more specifically, available through Netflix), I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Clatterford (not to be confused with the equally excellent BBC shows Cranford and the aforementioed Lark Rise to Candleford. seriously…) Dawn French turns in an unexpectedly darling and poignant […]