Feb 08

Supernatural 300th Episode: Winchester Reunion

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Emotional episodes are quite rare for the long-running Supernatural.  For its 300th episode, John Winchester (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) returns to spend a memorable dinner with his family.  What makes the episode bittersweet is that it gives John the chance to likewise spend precious moments with his wife Mary who died when Sam was still a baby.  The first time John and Mary see each other was absolutely touching.

My relationship with the tv series Supernatural is quite unusual.  I don’t go gaga over it and I certainly don’t think it’s something to talk about with friends.  But I still manage to spend time every week to watch an episode without growing tired of it after 14 seasons.  I am not really sure what it is about this series that makes it endearing to its audience.  It’s like an old pillow you’ve had for years but you do not have the heart to throw away. ( Read more )

Nov 13

Stan Lee Dies at 95

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One of the things my kids and I love about the Marvel Universe are the iconic cameos of the great Stan Lee in all the Marvel movies.  A few seconds and a short line is all we need to make us smile.  The last time we saw him was at the Infinity War, playing a school bus driver where Spidey jumped off to join Ironman and Dr. Strange.  It’s a sad morning for me and my kids because we just saw the news that Stan Lee has passed away.

News reports indicate he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in an ambulance where he died. Stan Lee has been battling different illnesses over the years, including pneumonia and vision problems.  It’s sad to think that the last cameo we may ever see is from the last installment of the Infinity War.

Along with thousands and thousands of fans, we grieve the loss of one of the most brilliant and imaginative people God has given this world.  If I were asked for a talent that could change the world, I would choose to have his.  After all the awesome and incredible stories he created and all the movies inspired by him, his loss feels like the loss of a family.  We will forever be grateful for the joy he has brought me and my family.  Stan, may your next adventure be as awesome and fantastic as the one you just ended.


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Jul 27

Castle Rock: Ending TV’s Mediocre Streak

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Except for Season 2 of Stranger Things, there had been nothing really good on TV for the past months.  I didn’t think this mediocre streak would end until the last season of Game of Thrones.  It was quite a pleasant surprise to discover Hulu’s Castle Rock.  Produced by Warner Bros. and JJ Abram’s Bad Robot, Castle Rock is a psychological horror story set in Stephen King’s scary and mysterious universe. ( Read more )