Long Live The King! – Part 1

You know, as disturbing as Dean Norris’ little “Breaking Bad” incident was, I found myself actually hoping for a “repeat performance” in the Under The Dome Season 1 Finale, ut in the end, I guess having the Stephen King based drama return for a second season is an even better outcome. And speaking of The King of Horror, his work has been on my mind a lot lately even out side the dome, what with King inspired images popping up my own posts and then hearing that The Stanley Hotel (the “Overlook Hotel” featured in The Shining) had been damaged in the recent Colorado floods (in a comment made here, and then confirmed here).

But the good news is that, while the season may have ended for Under The Dome, Season 4 of Haven, based on King’s The Colorado Kid, has just begun over on the Syfy channel!

I Know It When I See It

For those wondering why the title for this post seems so familiar, it was made famous by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, when he used it to describe his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964). For the purposes of this post however, I’d like to focus on how that phrase applies to witnessing the sacred as well as it does to witnessing the profane. A point that jumped right out at me last night, while watching another episode of Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea on PBS…

A Very Painful Lesson…

The “Rules of Engagement” episode from my last post might have stirred the pot, but it was “The Bump In The Road” rerun I just watched of “Bones” that finally brought an important memory back in full force…

Oh No, Not The Lady Juice!

Okay, I know I described my behavior back in 1981 as that of a “barely adult, inconsiderate male jerk,” but I could’ve taken “master level” lessons in “self-absorbed jerkdom” from the Jeff Bingham (Patrick Warburton) character in the Rules of Engagement TV series…

Brian Cox On Genetic Mutation

Remember that awesome Wonders of Life series trailer I reblogged from Metousiosis a while back? Well, unbeknownst to me, the show, featuring Professor Brian Cox, has already started playing on The Science Channel! I discovered this by accident when I stumbled across a replay of the “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” episode early this morning, just in time to see the part reflected in this amazing clip…

The Replicator

I really enjoyed watching last night’s two part finale of the Criminal Minds 8th season. And I especially liked the 2nd part, The Replicator, which finally exposed the identity of the shadowy but brilliant “copycat serial killer” – John Curtis – that had been stalking the BAU throughout the season. I must admit, though, that I hadn’t seen the promo before watching the show. And I guess I wasn’t paying attention to the opening credits either, because I ended up spending almost the entire episode puzzling over just who the vaguely familiar actor playing the part of The Replicator was…