Halloween Essentials: Part 2
Last time, I went through the thirteen movies and TV shows that directed my interest in horror. Well, when my significant other of fifteen years now Ally heard about my plans for that article, she wanted in on it, too! It makes sense since our mutual interests in gaming and horror movies were what got us together in the first place. (Maybe this could've been a Valentine's Day project...)
Halloween Essentials: Part 1
Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I know it's still about two months off, but my projects here and on my gaming channel Cool Media get me planning ahead of time for it. Besides, with the nightmare 2020 has been, preparing for my favorite time is providing a much needed pick-me-up. Yeah, planning stuff about murderous undead fiends to make me feel better...
The Joy of Retro
I've been a gamer almost my entire life. I was wrapping my hand around an Atari 2600 joystick before I was even in kindergarten. In fact, when people on Twitter label those who started gaming with Halo on the original Xbox as "old-school", I can't help but laugh.
'Fuller House' - An Old Fan's Take
I talked about the prevalence of nostalgic reboot TV shows a while back when I talked about Cobra Kai. In that article, I brought up Fuller House, the sequel series to Full House, one of the most loved and ridiculed sitcoms of all time. At the time, it felt like a gender-flipped rehash of its parent series. Those remarks were made when the show had only one season eating up space on people's Netflix queues. Now that the show had come to an end after five seasons (three seasons less that the original show, by the way), it's time that I give my thoughts on how Fuller House turned out.
Forgotten Quests: The "Other" PS2 RPGs
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I've leveled up in my quest for the maligned, forgotten, and ignored. I'm a huge RPG nerd. In fact, I've already done three articles spotlighting RPGs on the original Playstation, the original Xbox, and the Sega Saturn that either didn't get enough attention at the time or have been largely left behind by history. Now, it's time to do the same for the console named as one of the greatest ever... the Playstation 2.
An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now. Let's face it. 2020 is turning out to be one of the most downbeat, depressing years in our lifetimes. With political upheaval (especially in the U.S.), a global pandemic, and race riots, I'm not surprised that people are trying desperately to escape the madness any way they can with methods from drinking to social isolation.
'Toy Soldiers' - When All-Star Films Were Common (& Good)
Hello, and welcome back to Second Chances where I'm planning a joint assault on behalf of the maligned, forgotten, and ignored.
'Behind the Music' - My 10 Favorite Episodes
Since college, I've been a fan of biographical shows. Even though I've enjoyed episodes of Biography on A&E and the various specials on the History Channel, my favorite has always been VH1's Behind the Music. The range of artists and events in rock history featured kept things from getting stale, and the writing and narration by Jim Forbes made the stories of even maligned acts like Milli Vanilli fascinating.