Person of Interest: Post-9/11, Post-Cyberpunk

So I finished watching the first season of Person of Interest today. I binge-watched the entire season, watching three to five episodes a day and it was well worth it. At first, it was just a case of the week show, but as soon as it started delving into the history of the Machine and Finch and Reese, it became… » 9/30/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

AKB0048 is a Lot Better Than You'll Give It Credit For

After finishing my reviews for Aquarion, I decided the time had come to try out the only Shoji Kawamori show I'd never watched: AKB0048. It's a science fiction action mecha idol show by Satelight. Yes, you read those genres right. Let's go on a science-fiction adventure into AKB0048. » 9/30/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

The Dangers of Franchise Longevity

I was thinking of two long-running media franchises today. First, because last night was the 26th season premiere, The Simpsons. Second, because I was listening to the very awesome Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast this afternoon, the X-Men comics (and all their attendant media incarnations). While they are… » 9/30/14 12:21am Today 12:21am