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Breaking Bad Mania: looking back at Problem Dog


Like many other BB fanatics, I am going stir-crazy in anticipation of the final 8 episodes of Walt/Heisenberg and the coming confrontation with Hank. I know it will be explosive. I have been off and on trying to re-watch all … Continue reading

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TV Series: Top of the Lake S01 – Riveting, Intense and Spellbinding Campion Strikes Again


I only heard about this show obliquely through the web, but this was truly a television masterpiece. Jane Campion  Confession: I never watched The Piano (I’ll correct that by next week!) shoots this police drama in New Zealand among the most stupendously beautiful … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Serendipitous Pulp Fiction – Richard Stark vs. Elmore Leonard


I fell into both of these authors of decent pulp fiction completely by accident, thus the serendipity idea in the title. I learned about one of my favorite shows Justified from my NSFCCDP friend m.poulet and I told you about how … Continue reading

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TV Series: Justified S04 – Raylan and Boyd back to square one


I think Justified this year was an excellent season. Some web pundits are saying that S02 was the best series ever for Justified. And yes, Mags was an extraodinary bad “guy”, but I really liked the writing and dialog on … Continue reading

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Mid-Season Reviews: Raylan Rises, Marty Stumbles, Hank Falls, and Rick Loses It


My favorite January shows are not all completely aligned in terms of their episodes but such is life. I wanted to offer a few reflections on the hopefully without too many spoilers. Raylan continues to return to his Season 1 … Continue reading

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TV Series: Justified S04E01 – Raylan is back!


The first series to start the mid-season for me was Justified last Tuesday. Timothy Olyphant incarnates Raylan Givens, the unshakable Federal Marshall with a host of friends and enemies all over the redneck countryside around Harlan, KY. Season 4 starts … Continue reading

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TV Series: Justified S03 – Showdown!


Well, almost. Season 3 of Justified has been a roller coaster ride with a few new bad guys: the evil Quarles and the butcher Limehouse. The intrigue and plot twists were excellent as was the eternal duel between Boyd (amazing!) … Continue reading

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TV Shows: Top 5 old faves – Deadwood


Deadwood was probably the most vulgar show I have ever watched. And yet the dialogs were perhaps the most poetic and intense that I have ever enjoyed. There was a Shakespearean quality to the several of the characters – they … Continue reading

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Death by (authoring) PowerPoint and Justified S03E01


I am mentally exhausted tonight. PowerPoint authoring overload – PAO. I must have thrown together nearly 250 slides in 4 presentations today. My brain just couldn’t deal anymore. Plus the new Justified S03 just started so I decided to give … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Roundup and My Favorite TV Series in 2011


It was not a stellar year for science fiction. The Nerd Science Fiction Cinema Club of Paris convened for what little there was to offer: Green Hornet (we boycotted Green Lantern as it was reputably really, really bad rather than … Continue reading

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