Tag Archives: storytelling

January Fun

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 10 & 11 (F.L.A.S.H.)(Biffers & Blockers) In a month traditionally associated with darkness and post-Christmas sadness, the first two Murdoch Mysteries episodes of 2018 provided much-appreciated comedic relief. Some might have found them a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Katy Rants, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Third Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 19 (Home for the Holidays)   So we come to the third Murdoch Mysteries Christmas special! It was delightful, but not as uplifting as the 2016 edition. It had beauty, charm, and comedy, but it … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Katy Pontificates, Katy Rants, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Katy Pontificates, Katy Rants, Links | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Orphan Black – Season 5 (2017)

Over the course of four previous seasons, even with only ten episodes apiece, Orphan Black managed to weave a web of controversy, conspiracy, and intrigue that involved numerous corporate schemes, scientific breakthroughs, and a lot of distrust. For their final … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Once Upon a Time – Season 7: To Watch or Not…?

I admit, I was ambivalent about watching Once Upon a Time’s seventh season. On one hand, the story wrapped up nicely after six seasons and the book was over. It would have been a perfectly good time to give the … Continue reading

Posted in Disney, Katy Pontificates, Once Upon a Time, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Murdoch Mysteries Speculations for Season 11

Since last year’s season of Murdoch Mysteries ended with a quintuple cliffhanger back in March, and since the new season’s ad campaign is making a big deal about “who lives and dies”, I have decided to examine the various possibilities. … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Update on Disney’s Missing Mom Theory

The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2017) The biggest thing that I have noticed about this myth in the past three years is how much Disney is not following it in its recent films. It … Continue reading

Posted in Disney, Films, Katy Rants, Links | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment