Category Archives: Rants

5 reasons you should watch CSI:Cyber (the Best Worst Show on TV)

5 Reasons You Should Watch CSI Cyber - Feature Image

Yes, I know this show is terrible. It’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen on TV. But, God help me, I also love it. It gives me the same self-indulgent feeling as getting stuck into a bag of BBQ chips, if chips had the power to make me laugh hysterically at their poor construction. So really, this show is infinitely better than a bag of chips…which might just be the highest praise I’ve ever bestowed upon anything. So without further ado, here are the top 5 reasons that you, too, should indulge in CSI:Cyber…read more

The Cuckoo’s Calling: the true crime is the marketing

The Cuckoo's Calling

Last year (and like many others), I was caught up in the media flurry that resulted from Robert Galbraith’s unveiling. After reading articles on literary worth, the flawed nature of the publishing industry, and a whole bunch of topics that entirely obfuscated the merits of the book itself, I figured that I had very little to add.

However, one thing did catch my eye, and it has less to do with the book than its shiny wrapping. …read more

Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror: low on thrills?

Pixar's Toy Story of Terror

The reviews for Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror have been out for a few weeks now, and they are overwhelmingly positive. The much-anticipated 22 minute television special aired on ABC just before Halloween, and fans were happy with the result. For those reasons – and the fact that I am something of a Pixar fan – I hesitated to write this article. You see, the sad fact is that Toy Story of Terror left me feeling somewhat, well, empty. …read more