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…

American Horror Story: Coven – the [could be] next chapter

This week American Horror Story fans witnessed the finale of Coven, the franchise’s most successful season yet.  Many people (myself included), in typical AHS fashion, were left craving for more from the bewitching season – and we wanted answers to all of our now lingering questions – and ideas! In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, show creator…

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…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Bates Motel & American Horror Story 3

By now it’s no surprise that classic horror stories and characters are taking over primetime television, just look at the growing list of established or upcoming shows (American Horror Story, Bates Motel, Dracula, Hannibal, The Following, etc.) of the genre.  On March 18, A&E will be premiering Bates Motel, a prequel series that explores the “origins” of Norman Bates.  Bates, portrayed by…

The 2012 Bobby-james Awards: Television

In 2012, you may have entered an asylum run by deranged nuns and encountered a blood-thirsty psychiatrist, or maybe you became a family member of the new normal gang, or perhaps you shed blood upon the sands of ancient Rome.  Maybe you prepared delicious dishes, or designed exquisite clothes – or maybe, just maybe, you sang…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Tippi Hedren guest stars

Today, creators of FX’s popular horror/thriller series American Horror Story (2011) have officially titled the second, upcoming season American Horror Story: Asylum.  The new season is set in 1964 and boasts an all-star cast including Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, and the returning Jessica Lange in an insane asylum.  Lange will assume the lead role of…