January 15, 2013 |
I've watched the 2-minute trailer for the series finale of Fox's "Fringe" that hit the web today a couple times, and I still have goosebumps. "Do you have the courage to sacrifice anything?" Walter Bishop (the marvelous John Noble) asks, also saying. "I know in my soul this is what I'm supposed to do. " Things don't sound all too promising for Walter, although I have little doubt he'll be happy if he stops the Observers and saves Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole)
May 21, 2013 |
I'll warn you in advance that this column will reveal what a total pussy I am, but here goes anyway. So I've been continuing to watch the American version of “The Office” for the last few years even as it first grew lame, then terrible, then borderline unwatchable. It introduced genuinely unfunny characters, stopped and started plot threads that led nowhere, and generally felt like a meandering waste of time. I couldn't figure out why I was still bothering to watch this show that had become so totally uninteresting to me that each new episode felt...
March 17, 2013 |
You know that scene in "Scarface" where Tony Montana puts his entire face in a giant mound of blow? That's how I feel about March Madness. Thankfully the NCAA tournament isn't an illegal drug and I can consume as much of it as possible. It is like a legal trip that all of America fully embraces. You feel the highest of highs when the No. 13-seed Cinderella you picked beats a No. 4-seed at the buzzer, and the lowest of lows when your Final Four No. 2-seed loses to a school you didn't even know existed (I'm looking at you, 2012 Duke squad)
April 11, 2013 |
Like a gladiator fighting to the death, the series finale of "Spartacus: War of the Damned" will rip out your heart and stomp it into dust. That should not be a spoiler to anyone who knows the history of the rebel leader's war against Rome, which is what made writing the finale, titled "Victory" and airing at 8 p.m. Friday on Starz, such a difficult task for series creator Steven S. DeKnight. "Ending a series is always difficult. And I'm extremely proud of our series finale," DeKnight told me earlier this season.
May 15, 2012 |
"CRASH!" "BOOM!" "THUNK!" Those sounds are more of the buildings in Chicago's majestic skyline being turned into kindling. Friends, I write this dispatch from the future. It's June 1, 2012, about 2 weeks after the NATO summit. Everything has changed, and not for the better. We were wrong about that NATO stuff, though. The super-excessive precautionary measures we took? They were a bigger flop than "Waterworld," Y2K, and Chicago's 2016 Olympic hopes combined. Nothing happened.
May 22, 2013 |
Morgana slugs it out with Merlin in the opening of the two-part "Merlin" series finale, stripping the young sorcerer of his magic and thus removing her final obstacle for the throne of Camelot. In "The Diamond of the Day, Part 1," airing Friday on Syfy, Morgana discovers a method of eliminating Merlin's abilities - an ancient slug-thingie that drains sorcerers of their magic. With Merlin (Colin Morgan) finally out of the way and Mordred (Alexander Vlahos) at her side, Morgana (Katie McGrath)