Time to wrap things up my friends……
So I was thinking about guilty pleasures. These are the things that are silly or stupid, but we love them anyway. I have plenty from movies (Independence Day, Star Trek Generations) and TV shows (Small Wonder, The superhero shows on CW). And I started to wonder, can there be comic book guilty pleasures?
Last week I talked about advertising campaigns which just drove me nuts. So it seemed only fair to look at the other side of the coin. After all a good ad campaign does more than just inform you about the product. It gives ads you almost look forward to seeing, and in some cases the slogan and/or sales mascot in the ads become so popular that they become icons, growing beyond the ad, and become part of pop culture.
Welcome to Season 9! As I mentioned last time the season was more the networks ides than the creators. In fact they had a the final episode all ready to go the season before but shelved it. They agreed to come back with an abbreviated season, only sixteen episodes. Which means these final articles will also be a bit abbreviated with only four episodes per article. So was the season any good or should did they stay to long at the party? Read more
Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. Ah, season three of Classic Trek. Some ideas are so silly that you wonder what they could have been thinking. Here is a prime example :
It’s not unusual for a series to begin with a character who disappears after a few episodes because the creators realized they have no use for them. However, sometimes a character will be introduced during the series run in the hopes of getting more viewers, or some other silly reason. Sometimes its kids, which I’ve talked about before and sometimes its a supporting character who rose to fame.
If you’ve read my stuff you know how much I have raved about “The Big Bang Theory”. I discovered it in the middle of the shows 3rd and 4th seasons and just loved it. It was really funny and all I wanted was to see more. I loved this show a point when I thought I was done with TV (little did I know the DC TV universe was coming). Three years ago they announced that the show would be renewed through Season 10. That sounded cool, a nice fitting run for a good show (despite what some think. Seriously what is up with the hate this show gets? It’s not nerd blackface!!)