Jul 232015
 
Facing the Music: The Best TV Soundtracks

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! One of the things that can really make or break a series in my experience is the clever use of music. Whether it is a simple orchestral soundtrack or an addition of popular music into the story and drama of a TV series, music has lead to some truly magical and touching moments in television [Read more…]

Jul 172015
 
Analyzing Doctor Who’s Series Nine Trailer

Welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! Well, it’s that time of year again: time to speculate on what could be coming next on that wackiest of sci-fi shows, the long-running British series Doctor Who. The creators of the show recently put out a trailer for the new series to start in September, and oh my, is it exciting. First [Read more…]

Jul 172015
 

It’s been a couple weeks since I traveled to Anime Expo, which means I’ve had a chance to gather my thoughts about this enormous monster of a convention. So, for This Week in Anime, I thought I’d assemble some of those musings into a vaguely coherent article. The good news is that you don’t have to stand in line for [Read more…]

Jul 082015
 
Twin Peaks: Time for Some Fire Talking

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I hope you’ve enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend as much as I have, and now we’re back into this week’s review. In today’s column, I’ll be talking about the mind-bending and definitely ahead of its time drama Twin Peaks. And boy, is it a lot to cover. Let me just preface this review by [Read more…]

Jul 012015
 
Top Five Canceled TV Shows

It’s an unfortunate fact that not every television program is built to last. But while some shows deserve have their plugs pulled due to inferior content and poor writing, many other vastly superior programs are cancelled through no fault of their own, and despite their maintaining a massive cult following. Presented here, for your consideration, are five cult shows that [Read more…]

Jul 012015
 

Welcome to This Week in Anime… or not. There’s no column this week because I’ve been busy preparing to attend Anime Expo. Expect a a much bigger article than usual next week, complete with news and witty observations from the convention!

Jun 242015
 
Unintentional Genius in Syfy’s Eureka

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! For this week’s review, I’ll once again be looking back a few years to cover a show that has since ended, although to my great regret. It’s time to talk about Syfy’s quirky sci-fi dramedy Eureka. When it first premiered in 2006, Eureka was more or less an unprecedented phenomenon. While many of its fellow [Read more…]

Jun 172015
 
Has Game of Thrones “Lost” Its Way?

Well…that was anticlimactic. Anyway, welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser. I just thought I’d express my disappointment right away so there’s no doubt in your minds as to how I felt about the end of this season of Game of Thrones. And it’s not just that it wasn’t a good finale episode, either: this whole season, in my view, [Read more…]

Jun 172015
 
This Week in Anime: Assassination Classroom's Group Project

Ensemble casts pose an interesting challenge, both for anime and for fiction in general. When they work, they work incredibly well. Having a rotating group of star characters opens up a variety of story possibilities and saves any one individual from having to carry too much of the show’s weight. The hard part is convincing the audience that they should [Read more…]

Jun 102015
 
The Flash Runs Away With TV Greatness

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I’ve been dying to do it for a while, but now that the season is over I can finally address it knowing everything I need to know. That’s right: today I’ll be talking about the CW’s newest super-powered hit, The Flash! I’m sure anyone who knows even a little about comics doesn’t really need to [Read more…]