Bobby James Awards 2016 | Television: ‘This Is Us’ reigns

The Bobby James Awards have celebrated excellence in film, television, music and professional wrestling for over a decade. This is the best of Television 2016, let’s begin with a new award! Outstanding Promotional Art | The Americans FX’s political spy drama The Americans always sets the tone with outstanding promotional art. This year’s collection of…

BREAKING: Television “Crime” Wave

The blog you are about to read is not intended to be an official comment, or authority, on the subject. Rather, I offer it as more of an outline and for your own consideration. It’s merely what we writers would call a “fluff piece.” Scroll directly to the bottom to see the two new shows…

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the…

Bobby James enters the “Freak Show”

I’ve spent the morning working on an illustration for my children’s book The Story of Piph. During my creative process, I reviewed tutorials on how to create and fade layers. I thought, “Why not have a little fun?” When Ryan Murphy announced that American Horror Story: Freak Show would feature the most sinister clown ever recorded, I figured…

The 2013 Bobby-james Awards: Best of Television

Let’s get the obvious out of the way, 2013 was a great year for television.  From online subscribers and original programming (ex. House of Cards on Netflix) to big networks and premium cable programming (ex. Masters of Sex on Showtime), television was sexy, bloody, edgy, fun, dark, and thrilling  – after all, everyone’s competing for advertising revenue,…

Fall TV Preview! What’s on my radar?

Let’s face it – we all have goals.  I have two in particular – 1) to get fit, 2) to finish some projects (a.k.a. books). That said, it’s hard to deny my urges to watch compelling television or movies.  After all, I am a “master” of communication – and was a student of media.  It’s my job…

ENTERTAINMENT news: American Horror Story: Coven

UPDATE:  American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has revealed some plot detail about the upcoming third season – noting it’ll be a “witch-off” between the witches of Salem vs. the Voodoo witches of New Orleans! Visit the link below: Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story: Coven (plot details) [Originally published on August 3, 2013] Here…