On Nostalgia And Biases

“Never Trust Anyone Whose Favorite Movie Came Out After They Turned 21”. I saw someone post this once on Twitter, and I was aghast. (I wasn’t. I just like the word “aghast” and need to work it into more things. “Rob, what did you think of your niece’s 2nd birthday party?” “I was aghast!” See? Always fun) Anyway, I started thinking, “Well how true can … Continue reading On Nostalgia And Biases

Jab’s Reviews: Jem & The Holograms

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: Behold, the embodiment of the entire 1980s. The Transformers is the mightiest toy-selling cartoon of all time, and G.I. Joe is probably the best overall, but Jem will always have my heart. See, where alot of these shows come from the epitome of animation that was the ’80s, very few of them actually LOOK “’80s”. Sure, there’s Ghetto Blasters (better known as Boom-Boxes these days…. or … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: Jem & The Holograms

Top Ten: TV Theme Songs (By THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 3!)

I want to start this off with a shout-out to SWO Productions for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this great challenge (don’t forget to vote for this as the best of these four Top 10 lists, because it will be). My name is Kalvin and you can find me weekly on The Magic Number Is 3. Now that we’ve got the plugs and … Continue reading Top Ten: TV Theme Songs (By THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 3!)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Gargoyles

One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled.It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear.It was the age of gargoyles.Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years.Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and we live again!We are defenders … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Gargoyles

Jab’s Reviews: HBO’s Oz

“OZ… that’s the name on the street for the Oswald State Maximum Security Correctional Facility- Level Four” This show stands out as one of my all-time favorites, despite a few hiccups. This was HBO’s very-first original series, before “The Sopranos”, “Sex and the City”, “The Wire” and others came THIS. The brainchild of series creator Tom Fontana, “Oz” takes place in the Oswald State Maximum … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: HBO’s Oz

Draft: Best TV Shows To Debut After 2010

I am wholly convinced we have been living in the one true Golden Age of television. Think about what’s come out since the turn of the century. Gone are the days of the boob tube; TV now presents some of the most engaging, thoughtful, and poignant forms of entertainment across all media. There are also a lot of Look At These Sexy People Be Sexy … Continue reading Draft: Best TV Shows To Debut After 2010

Entertainment Rex: February Part 1

My back is not yet 100%, but it’s miles ahead of where it was at this point in January. It turns out that I have a mutant healing factor! OR I was being a hypochondriac. But probably the healing factor. That seems more likely. Anyway: it’s Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day to lovers, young and old. I know, I know. Valentine’s Day is a commercial … Continue reading Entertainment Rex: February Part 1

Jab’s Reviews: The Head

“The Head” is a short-lived series from MTV, created for their indie-animation showcase “Liquid Television” (where “Beavis & Butt-head” & “AEon Flux” also came from)- it’s the tale of a freakishly-deformed trade-school student who is charged with halting an alien invasion by the alien that lives in his head. It lasted a couple years in 1995 and 1996, and is primarily a set of shorts … Continue reading Jab’s Reviews: The Head

Entertainment Rex: January

Welcome to our newest feature here at SWO Productions: Entertainment Rex! Twice a month, I will look back on what I’ve read, watched, and experienced and let you know if it can be recommended or not (is that… semi-monthly? Bi-monthly is every other month, right? What means “twice a month”? Semi… Bi-sometimesly? Anyone have any help here?). I’ll be honest with you… mostly I am … Continue reading Entertainment Rex: January