Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Edwardian Christmas!

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 9, Episode 9 (A Merry Murdoch Christmas) As far as Christmas specials go, this is one of the best that I have seen thus far. A Merry Murdoch Christmas took the classic Murdoch Mysteries episode and stretched … Continue reading

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Further Meditations on A Christmas Carol – Now Including 1938!

A Christmas Carol (1938) The 1938 version of A Christmas Carol, starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge, was the first non-silent film version of the Charles Dickens novella. It is also the most joyful and I would argue the most … Continue reading

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Back With Vengeance – Act One Finale

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5, Episodes 10 & 11 (Broken Heart)(Swan Song) Aside from short cameo appearances to show how Merida, Arthur, Guinevere, and the people of Camelot came to be in Storybrooke, these last two episodes of the … Continue reading

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Not Quite All Wine and Roses

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 9, Episodes 6, 7 & 8 (The Local Option)(Summer of ‘75)(Pipe Dreamzz) Now that Dr. Ogden is back actively solving cases with her husband, things are bound not to remain blissful and romantic every week. There will … Continue reading

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Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together – Act One Finale

CASTLE Season 8, Episodes 7 & 8 (The Last Seduction)(Mr. & Mrs. Castle) To finish off the first half of the season, the show’s writers try their hardest to resolve the quagmire that they got themselves into at the beginning … Continue reading

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