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…]

Feb 112015
Could Syfy Be Getting Cool Again?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! Today, I’m going to be talking about a subject that has caused me, and I’m sure many other people, a lot of grief in recent years: the gradual destruction and self-loathing legacy of what was once one of the best channels on TV. In case you hadn’t figured it out by the title of this [Read more…]

Feb 112015
This Week in Anime: What's in the Box?

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. I wavered back and forth for months over whether or not to buy the collector’s edition of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions but couldn’t quite sell myself on paying that much for a 13-episode series. After a few weeks of writing for Anime News Network’s Shelf Life column, take a wild guess as [Read more…]

Feb 042015
The X-Files: Lost in the Shuffle

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! Sometimes a show can be incredibly frustrating because it has so much potential to be good, but just gets bogged down with irrelevant information and fails to deliver (sort of like last week’s entry, Lost). But today I’m taking us a couple decades back in time to discuss a different [Read more…]

Feb 022015
This Week in Anime: Killer Dubs and Delayed Assassins

After taking a week off to stare down some northeastern wintry armageddon, This Week in Anime is back in business. I’ll be offering some short takes on a few different topics this week, so let’s get to it.   Kill la Kill on TV The English dub of Kill la Kill premieres on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block this weekend, which [Read more…]

Jan 282015
The Best and Worst of Lost

Welcome back to Channel Chaser, as well as part two of my look at ABC’s critically acclaimed drama series Lost! Since I could only give a very general overview of such a deep and complex show in my review last week, I figured I would go into more detail this week on exactly what some of my favorite (and least [Read more…]

Jan 212015
Lost Can’t Find a Plot, but Discovers True Heart

Welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! Today I’m finally going to tackle something that I’ve been thinking about for a long, long time: my thoughts on ABC’s legendary drama series Lost. Strap in, because this is going to be a wild ride. Let me preface this entire discussion by saying that my feelings about Lost are very, very conflicted. [Read more…]