In Norse myth Loki is in some sources the son of two giants who confounds the gods with various tricks until he’s fastened to a rock after bringing about the death of Balder. On the day of Ragnarok Loki will break free and fight in an epic battle against the Norse gods. The American scholar… Read More Loki – A Trickster For Today
I hope this one lasts. The last new TV show I liked – Whiskey Cavalier – was axed after the first season. Seems I’m a little out of step with the crowd sometimes. Mind you, I do l… Source: Pandora – Promising new sci-fi series – Just My Stuff
The internet, radio, TV, and billboards are hyping the final season of Game of Thrones like never before. Personally, I think the White Walkers stuff is pretty weak – almost goofy – and began losing interest when it came to the fore. However, I’ll probably watch the final season someday, like most everyone else caught… Read More Why is Game of Thrones a hit?
Folk belief holds that if you have won one Oscar, your odds of ever winning a second are greatly diminished by the dreaded “Oscar Jinx” Any discussion of folklore and the Oscars must include the customs practiced by viewers at home, who eagerly tune in each year to watch what host Johnny Carson in 1979 jokingly… Read More A Smithsonian Folklorist Delves Into the Rituals and Rewards at the Academy Awards | At the Smithsonian | + Opinion
TNT’s “I Am The Night” is one of TV’s most mysterious new shows. Star India Eisley takes us inside the creepy tale — and working with Chris Pine. Source: India Eisley Explains What TNT I Am The Night Is About + The above gives a good outline of the first episode or two without any… Read More India Eisley Explains What TNT I Am The Night Is About | + Opinion
My previous review of Star Trek: Discovery “Point of Light” was only based on the first half of the episode because I paused the PVR to avoid dozing off. Last night watching the second half I mused, I was right… this Klingon stuff really is boring and, like I said, it’s like watching a third-rate… Read More Review – Star Trek Discovery: Oh no, the Klingons are back! – Part 2
And they are dull as dishwater. No other way to put it. I gave this show a chance but last night had to pause halfway for safety reasons. I was watching sitting up in bed and afraid I might fall over and hit my head on a nearby chair as this juvenile fare lulled me… Read More Review – Star Trek Discovery: Oh no, the Klingons are back!