Category Archives: Television

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

I’ll start this article with a question for anyone who hasn’t seen this show. What do you think would be the genders of the following characters: (1) Mikoto Mikoshiba, popular but shy, gets carried away with the popularity and sometimes … Continue reading

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Columbo: Death Lends a Hand

In this, the second episode of the first season of Columbo, the brilliant Robert Culp stars as Carl Brimmer, an incredibly wealthy and successful private investigator. It seems that Columbo’s adversaries are going to follow a pattern of wealthy, powerful … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 13

“Erleuchtung (No Return)” The view from Igirisu: In the final episode of Elfen Lied there are some big encounters that have been held off for a long time. One of them is a non-event. As tough as Bando thinks he … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Tragedy of Telepaths

A Tragedy of Telepaths opens like a season 4 episode, with one of those Captain’s logs.  Maybe it’s a needed buffer because this episode feels like only half a story.  I’m glad the story contains so much of Centauri Prime … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: O.B.I.T.

One of my favorite things to see in science fiction is a good allegory.  It gives us a chance to look at ourselves through a critical lens.  If we don’t like doing that, we can just enjoy a story for … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Six

There have been fourth wall breaks throughout this series, but this is the ultimate fourth wall break, because it lasts the entire episode. We start with some people taking a tour of a studio where The Strange World of Gurney … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Five

If I had to name my favourite novel, I would probably have to say Wuthering Heights. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is the ingenuity with which we move deeper and deeper into the narrative, with … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Four

“I did a television show recently and they didn’t think it was very funny. I’m being charged with having no sense of humour.” You could swear that writers Sid Green and Dick Hills knew this show wasn’t going to be … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Three

This is a very philosophical series. Sometimes you have to squint a bit to see the point that is being made, but there’s always an idea at the heart of each episode. This week it’s about the working life that … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Two

“Took you long enough to get here, didn’t it?” We start with Gurney talking directly to the camera, but the best fourth wall break is actually a repeat of something that happened in the first episode, and I neglected to … Continue reading

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