Quick & Dirty: The show has potential, but it’s not off to a bang like The Flash was. It comes across as a very deliberate pilot, instead of flowing organically, and the long-term antagonist setup seems forced. … More Pilots! – Supergirl (CBS)
Title: The Wild Ones (Amazon Link) Author: C. Alexander London Release Date: August 25, 2015 I’m going to quote the description I was first given for this book: “Talking raccoons. No, really, talking raccoons.” Now, here’s a moment of unfortunate honesty – I was unable to finish this book by review day. I made a valiant effort, but … More Review: The Wild Ones (C. Alexander London)
TV viewing habits have been a joke around the house ever since Elder Daughter was born. She had very discriminating tastes early on, meaning that she wanted Top Gear (UK, of course) and only Top Gear. … More Which Button for Top Gear?!?
This is an absolutely glorious piece of divergent fiction. … More Review: Ink and Bone (Rachel Caine)
It’s taken a while, but I am indeed back to wrap off my Upcoming Pilots assessment. The focus of this post, The Player? It fills this year’s “Ugh, why did they make this?!?” slot. … More Pilots! – The Player
To Sum Up: Brain candy of the best kind. Buy it if you’re looking for a series, skip it if you like your books standalone. Want to know why? … More Review: The Veil (Chloe Neill)
If you’re looking for something on the grittier end of the speculative fiction spectrum, you’ll want to check out Limitless this fall. For me, this one fell solidly into the ‘better-than-middling, but probably won’t be setting my DVR’ category. It has a solid premise, snagged from the 2011 movie of the same name. Things are … More Pilots! – Limitless (CBS)
To start the pilot reviews off with a bang, I’m going with my favourite first – Lucifer. This is the kind of show where the title character will make or break you, and Fox made a great decision with Tom Ellis. … More Pilots! – Lucifer (Fox)
As I’ve mentioned before, my approach to the TV pilots screened at SDCC is “Yes, please.” So while this blog is going to focus on book reviews, I’m tossing in some small screen observations as the opportunity presents itself. This year, I found myself in four different screenings, which I’ll be breaking down for you over the next couple of weeks. … More Pilots, Pilots, Pilots!
Just under a week ago, I was crawling off of a redeye from San Diego after that singularly complicated experience that is the San Diego Comic Con (or #SDCC to those who’ve been kicking around the event for a few years). It was glorious, and eye-opening, and it reminded me that there’s a much broader world … More The Con Behind the Blog