Category «Television»

Show Don’t Tell: How Roman Empire Underwhelms

Imagine Game of Thrones and your favorite Ken Burns documentary had a baby.  That baby would definitely be Roman Empire now available for streaming on Netflix.  Not all babies are cute and cuddly, however.  Roman Empire manages to be both entertaining and befuddling at each turn.   The question I found myself in the first fifteen minutes …

Why The Office Reboot Is A Terrible Idea

The Western world runs on nostalgia.  Fond, if not flawed feelings about a time gone by. Remember the first time you heard your favorite song?  Wasn’t everything different then? Simpler, even.  You were younger, full of hope, rocking out to “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails.  Okay, maybe you like a K-pop sensation instead. Sure, sure, fine.  …