“The Hero’s Journey”
January 23, 2020
“The hero may have to be brought back from his supernatural adventure by assistance from without. That is to say, the world may have to come and get him … The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life.”
Am I high? Am I on drugs right now? What even is this episode?
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: What is happening right now?”
November 14, 2019
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
Black Forest, Colorado. Three identical blonde girls toast to their annual camping trip. Seriously, are they sisters? Cousins? Clones? Ashley startles at the sound of rustling coming from outside the tent. After mocking Ashley for being an unemployable philosophy major, Julie goes outside to prove there’s nothing there. And also get more rum.
She is promptly murdered.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: One kind of ending”
November 7, 2019
THEN: “Becky, it’s all real.”
“I KNEW IT!”
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: I don’t feel free”
October 24, 2019
“It’s given me clarity. It’s shown me that everything I did before. For wealth. For Magic. For myself… meant nothing. And it took everything from me. Everyone I loved. My family. Oskar… My son… I’m a flawed, petty, evil creature, Samuel. I don’t know if I can be redeemed. But I have to try. And I do wish there was another way. ”
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: That’s my boy”
October 17, 2019
“This isn’t just a story; IT’S OUR LIVES.”
Harlan, Kansas. A woman enters the quarantine zone under cover of darkness. A figure looms out of the shadows, but it’s cool, it’s just Rob. Nan tells him she snuck back to get Debbie’s allergy medication. She says that with everything going on, her daughter is most worried about the school spelling bee being canceled. Does Rob think they’ll cancel the spelling bee?
In answer, Rob pulls a knife from the pocket of his bathrobe and stabs Nan several times.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: What about all of this is real?”
“Back and to the Future”
October 10, 2019
THE ROAD SO FAR
Bob Seger gently nudges open the door on the final season with the painfully on the nose “The Famous Final Scene.”
Just let it wash over you. Just take it in …
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: We’ve Got Work To Do”
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
September 12, 2017
Welcome to another season of American Horror Story, my lovelies, and my apologies for being so late with the blog. I’m afraid that between the Bachelor in Paradise, the Emmys and … just … everything … in general … that is happening … everywhere, I’ve been dealing with my own horror story and it took me a while to get started.
As was well publicized earlier this year, this eighth season of AHS is all about the end of the world, a fate that in our current political environment we are all terrified could become very real (and kinda sorta secretly hope for?). What is interesting to note about this particular theme is that despite the sense of finality, this season is not the last for American Horror Story, and that it will be an explicit crossover season, bringing together in a significant way characters from “Murder House,” AHS’s first season, and “Coven,” the third season.
So get your brooms ready, witches, we’ve got an apocalypse to survive.
Continue reading “‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’: It’s the Bomb That Will Bring Us Together”