Mar 252015
 
Who will be the Next Jon Stewart?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I’m sure everyone has heard the news by now and it’s a bit old at this point, but sadly comedian and political activist Jon Stewart will be leaving his post as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show later this year. I guess it’s not really a surprise: we all knew this day would eventually [Read more…]

Mar 242015
 

This week’s topic is a pretty simple one: I found a cool thing on the Internet. No deep insights or industry analysis, just several minutes of Star Wars ships blasting one another to pieces in a lavishly detailed, old school anime style. Kind of a tenuous link to this column’s subject matter, but who cares? Things blow up real good. [Read more…]

Mar 182015
 
Jericho Stands Alone, but Still Strong

Welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! We’re back to reviews for this week, and honestly I can’t believe that I haven’t talked about today’s topic before now. Sure, I’ve mentioned it in passing a few times, but as one of my top ten favorite TV shows ever, you’d think I would have made it more of a priority. Oh [Read more…]

Mar 112015
 
The Most Human: A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Welcome back to Channel Chaser. You may have noted the lack of my customary, cheerful exclamation point after that first sentence and figured already that I’m bearing some bad news. Well, you’d be right. The truth is that I don’t feel all that happy this week, and there’s a reason why that is: the unfortunate and untimely death of one [Read more…]

Mar 112015
 
This Week in Anime: Too Much, Too Fast

I’ve been writing about anime on this site since October of 2013, and made stupid YouTube videos about it before that. Toss in my professional review work for Anime News Network (started in August 2014) and I’ve done enough of this for long enough that it’s started to affect how I react to what I watch. I may write further [Read more…]

Mar 042015
 
Heroes Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! It’s once again time for a review, and this week I’m turning back the clock by just a few years to take a look at a show that’s polarized viewers and critics alike: NBC’s short-lived superhero drama Heroes. Heroes, created in 2006 by TV visionary Tim Kring, was imagined and presented as a sort of [Read more…]

Feb 252015
 
To DC Comics: What Did I Just Say?

Welcome back to another edition of Channel Chaser! Despite my typically cheerful greeting, I’m actually not in a good mood today, and I have what I think is a pretty good reason. Remember a few months ago when I wrote a column making the case for why DC Comics should stick to creating a self-contained universe for itself on TV? [Read more…]

Feb 232015
 
This Week in Anime: Big Pile 'O Manga

I bought half a dozen volumes of manga from Right Stuf a little while ago. Some were on sale, while others had simply been sitting on my “buy this eventually” list for far too long. The box arrived over the weekend, and something occurred to me as I stared at the pile of books: my taste in manga is more [Read more…]

Feb 182015
 
The League Scores a Touchdown for TV

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I’m finally back on comedy for this week’s show review, and I’m starting to think that I have a type in terms of what kinds of shows make me laugh. Well, I’m not sure what this says about me, but today I’ll be talking about FX’s raunchy, rowdy sports sitcom The League. I like to [Read more…]

Feb 162015
 
This Week in Anime: The Die Has Been (Broad)cast

There are plenty of things to like about streaming anime. A few bucks a month gets you more content than the average human could possibly watch, available in HD whenever and wherever you want. One of the few things that the simulcast scene has been missing is a sense of occasion. New episodes tend to come out in the middle [Read more…]