I’ll be getting my review up of yesterday’s New Girl in the near future, sorry for the lateness but yesterday was my birthday so I gave myself the day off. I also wrote up some thoughts about digital comics, so if you’re interested in that you can check it out here.
I’ve been watching old episodes of The X-Files of late for the first time, it was a show that I was just too young for during its original airing and haven’t gotten around to in the years since it went off the air, and one of the things I’ve been contemplating while doing so is the role that mythology plays in the series and in TV series as a whole. The X-Files is pretty much the poster child for shows that collapsed underneath the weight of their overarching stories after the creators failed to plot out any kind of end game and fumbled their way to an ending. Other mythology heavy shows have been lambasted for their perceived lackluster endings, Lost and Battlestar Galactica most recently, but those shows have more than a few defenders, me among them. The X-Files on the other hand is a show that seemed to be perceived as a failure in its time and has been unable to win fans over the years since it went off the air. Knowing all this it would seem only reasonable that someone going into the series for the first time would view the more mythology centered episodes as empty affairs, hours packed with a bunch of vague hints at a story that doesn’t really exist and will only prove unfulfilling in the end.
As my cable provider has decided on giving me some new channels, most noteworthy of which is the east coast HD feed for HBO, I’ll be able to watch and write reviews of that show and True Blood on Sunday nights and get them posted the night they air. As such I’m going to add a new Monday show. For now it’ll be Falling Skies, which will fall into the when I can watch/write about it it’ll go up rather than appearing at a specific time since it airs Sunday nights but I won’t be able to watch it until Monday morning.
For an inaugural post I feel like simply setting the stage. I’m a recent college graduate who spent four years at school studying film. Having said that TV has always been one of my main passions and I’m planning on using this space as a way to keep writing about stuff that gets me excited. Even if I’m planning on focusing on TV with this tumblr I reserve the right to post about anything else that catches my fancy, be that a movie, comics, or some music. My thoughts may be rough at times, they may not be worthwhile, but they’re going here anyway and I’m going to try and make them enjoyable and worth reading all the same.