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About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.

Mad Men S07 Part 2 (2015) – The end of an era and Don 2.0


[CAVEAT EMPTOR: SPOILERS AHEAD] Well, that happened. After 7 seasons over 9 years and 92 episodes, Mad Men took a bow and vanished into TV history on Sunday night. I thought that this last season was very strong and in … Continue reading

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Transparent (2014) – Amazon’s Entry into the TV Drama Scene is a Rousting, Mind-bending Success


It took me a little bit of time to fully dive into Transparent, but Jeffrey Tambour’s performance was so incredible and all the writing was so perfect that I thoroughly enjoyed it end to end. What I especially appreciated is … Continue reading

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Rick and Morty S1 (2014) – Deliriously Incredible Must-See Cartoon


OK, so perhaps those with strict moral codes and closed minds should avoid Rick and Morty because it tends to draw WAY outside the lines. But if you enjoy to be pushed the the limits of your imagination and moral … Continue reading

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The Blacklist S02 (2014, 2015) – Fed up with Lizzie


I really liked The Blacklist S01. I really like James Spader’s Reddington (and the Red aspects of his Ultron), but this second season seemed a bit slipshod. It seemed to go on forever and repeat the tired themes of, Oh … Continue reading

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Montage of Heck (2015) – Fascinating yet terrifying intimate look at icon Kurt Corbain


Wow. I was already impressed by the previous Brett Morgen rockumentary Some Kind of Monster, but this one was even more moving and insightful. Kurt Corbain is probably the most enigmatic figure of my formative adult years and of many … Continue reading

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Avengers 2 (2015) – Filler before Avengers 3 and 4


Maybe they got spoiled by success? Or maybe the writers were all working on Daredevil or Agent Carter? In any case, Avengers 2 was a relatively disappointing followup to the excellent Avengers of 2012. Too much CG, too many frivolous … Continue reading

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Better Call Saul S01 (2015) – The Back Story of Slipping’ Jimmy


It was probably really hard to make a followup to the epic Breaking Bad.  Despite the high expectations and lower stakes, Better Call Saul delivered an interesting story told with the same high quality camera work and incredible writing not … Continue reading

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