Do You Need HBO Max?: Animated TV edition

There are a LOT of streaming platforms now. Some would even argue too many. As the industry becomes more fragmented, there’s no longer a clear winner in terms of where your streaming dollars get the best bang for your buck. Wednesday’s launch of HBO Max only makes the waters more muddy. So I’ve taken it upon myself to analyze what platforms have the best offerings … Continue reading Do You Need HBO Max?: Animated TV edition

Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Genre: That kind of semi-experimental synthpop that so many people are doing now that it’s arguably just regular pop.  Year: 2020 Runtime: 33:27 Total Number of Tracks: 12, including two interludes that are each under a minute long.  Songs you might know: – “Comfort Crowd” – “Wish I Was Sober” – “Maniac” – “Checkmate” – “The Story”  My prior relationship with the album and artist: … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

Genre: Pop with a country flavor. But by “country flavor” I mean in the way that La Croix is “fruit flavored.” Year: 2020 Runtime: 46:15 Total Number of Tracks: 13 Songs you might know:  – “club” – “homecoming queen?” – “the other girl” (ft. Halsey) My prior relationship with the album and artist: I liked Kelsea Ballerini’s first two albums and have reviewed them both if you’re curious. … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Dispatches From Elsewhere

When it was originally on: 2020-present Original network: AMC Where you can stream it now: This first episode is available for free on AMC’s website, but you will have to watch commercials. I imagine subsequent episodes will require cable authentication, but it’s hard to say since only one episode is out. Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: Four ordinary people feel there’s something missing in … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Dispatches From Elsewhere

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Better Call Saul

When it was originally on: 2015-present Original network: AMC Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: No. I FINALLY finished Breaking Bad just a few days ago, so I do have the prior knowledge What IMDb says: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Why I picked it: There’s no … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Better Call Saul

100 Pilots in 100 Days: ER

When it was originally on: 1994-2009 Original network: NBC Where you can stream it now: Hulu Had I seen it before: No What IMDb says: The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago’s County General Hospital. Why I picked it: While we’re on this medical drama kick, it seems fitting to end with one of the most famous of all time, ER. This show was on for 15 … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: ER

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Once Upon a Time

When it was originally on: 2011-2018 Original network: ABC Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: Yes! I’ve seen the first 3 and half seasons. What IMDb says: A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. Why I picked it: There aren’t a ton of fantasy drama options in … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Once Upon a Time

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Grace and Frankie

When it was originally on: 2015-present (with next season to be final season) Original network: Netflix Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: I’m like 99% sure I had seen the pilot before, and maybe a few episodes beyond that, but I had never really gotten into it.  What IMDb says: Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Grace and Frankie

An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

August 19, Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country, but also with a touch more rock instrumentation than a typical country record. Year: 2010 Runtime: 92:16 Total Number of Tracks: 20, including six bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those six, three are additional songs, the other three are additional versions of songs from the standard edition. Songs you might know: – “Mine” … Continue reading An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition) by Taylor Swift

August 18, Fearless (Platinum Version) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country Year: 2008 Runtime: 79:19 Total Number of Tracks: 19, 13 of which are on the standard edition. Of the six bonus tracks, five are additional songs, and one is a piano version of “Forever and Always” from the standard edition.  Songs you might know: – “Fifteen” – “Love Story” – “White Horse” – “You Belong With … Continue reading An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition) by Taylor Swift