As a die-hard science fiction fan, the empty weeks between summer TV season finales and fall TV season premiers are almost unbearable. To fill the time before The Walking Dead and Doctor Who come back, I’ve compiled a list of entertaining and accessible series to stream online. Some of these shows never aired more than two or three seasons because of low ratings, but are … Continue reading Four Underrated Dystopian TV Shows to Start Watching Right Now
Unemployment gradually led me to spend a lot of time in front of the television, to save myself from the painful overthinking a job search generates. One day I found a Master Chef marathon and decided to sit through it. I was hooked. Pretty soon, I had tracked down all the cooking shows my cable offers and structured my whole day around them. Gordon Ramsay’s … Continue reading Food for Thought and Show
Disney is incredibly good at creating enchanting and memorable films, as much for their songs and settings as their plots. Yet what makes them such enduring favourites are the engaging personas who, through strong characterisation, make it possible to read the emotional and moral landscape of the film with ease. However, this ease rests on a very simple mechanism that I like to call The … Continue reading The “Disney Fallacy”: Or, How Disney is making us blind to serial killers.
Not many books have managed to shock me and scare me as much as Red Dragon did. I originally read Red Dragon in Greek ten years ago. The cheap paperback has not been touched since (as is the case with most of my Greek-translated books). Last week I decided to reread Red Dragon, this time in English though. I was surprised to discover how scary … Continue reading Hannibal and Red Dragon
Apparently, The Little Mermaid was a cultural milestone for girls of my generation (or at least it was for the girls I interacted with). I am about to make a shocking confession: I have never watched The Little Mermaid. I blame my parents; they were loving and provided me with everything I needed, but they failed to give me a chance to witness this cinematic … Continue reading A Tale of Mermaids and Windows
It is widely acknowledged that I watch an insane amount of TV shows. All my friends can testify to that. There is one show, however, that holds a special place in my heart: The CW’s SUPERNATURAL! In view of the show’s renewal (season 11, here we come!) breaking the previous record held by The CW’s Smallville (10 seasons), I’ve come up with my top ten … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Supernatural Is Awesome
Despite constant iterations and reiterations to the contrary, humans have proven themselves not very unique. Obviously we all vary biologically and the details of our individual lives are particular to us. However, there is also an undeniable similarity between our lives and the narratives we tell. It is virtually impossible to recount a story that has not, in some form or other, already been told. However, as I have … Continue reading Tellings and Retellings