Superman: The Animated Series (1997)- Two’s a Crowd and Blasts From the Past: Parts I & II

Season 1 of Superman’s (Tim Daly) adventures comes to a close this week with Two’s a Crowd which sees the return of Rudy aka Parasite (Brion James). This episode aired 15 February, 1997, and sees Brian Cox joining the already stellar cast, that sees Joanna Cassidy returning as Maggie Sawyer. When a criminal mastermind, Dr….

Quantum Leap (1990) – M.I.A. and The Leap Home: Part 1

Season 2 comes to a poignant end this week, with one of the most important stories in the Quantum Leap universe. M.I.A. was written by Bellisario and aired 9 May, 1990. Al (Dean Stockwell) isn’t telling Sam (Scott Bakula) why he’s really leaped into the body of undercover police officer Jake Rawlins on 1 April,…

The Mind Reels chats with This Life’s Torri Higginson

Sue and I were lucky enough to be afforded some time to chat with the always amazing, Torri Higginson. Over ten episodes last year, the CBC introduced us to the Lawson family, living in Montreal, and Natalie (Higginson) who is dealt a blow when the cancer she has beaten has returned, and she has about…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Play It Again, Seymour and Honeymoon Express

  Season 1 of Quantum Leap comes to a close this week with Play It Again, Seymour. This nod the noir films of yesteryear was penned by Scott Shepard and Bellisario from a story by Shepherd, Bellisario and Tom Blomquist. It had an original airdate of 17 May, 1989. Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into trouble…

Catching Up with Dark Matter’s Anthony Lemke

Sue and I have been very lucky in our access to talent, and through the kind folk at Touchwood PR, we were able to sit down (again) with the very cool Anthony Lemke. We met this past Wednesday evening in the most Canadian of ways, grabbing a spot on the patio, sharing a drink, some…

Ballers: Season 1

  Dwayne Johnson takes to the field in the new HBO series, Ballers, from creator Stephen Levinson, which was released on June 14. I dug into the series on blu-ray to have a look. My first instinct, and I stand by it, is that it’s more of a dramedy than the pitched comedy, and it…

Silicon Valley: Season 2

  Mike Judge’s first season of the computer-tech comedy series was not a fluke. Unveiling today on HBO DVD and Blu-Ray is the second, equally hilarious season, that follows Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and his Pied Piper team, as they continue to work on their compression algorithms, elude lawsuits, try to find funding and chase…

Banshee: Season 3

  I hadn’t even heard of the Cinemax/HBO series Banshee before HBO sent me season 3. Suffice to say, when I was halfway through the series, I ordered the previous two seasons on Blu-Ray. The series is a pulp novel brought to life, it’s lurid, colorful, violent, sexy (it’s a ridiculously good looking cast), and…

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season 2

  Releasing from Anchor Bay today is the second season of the highly engaging AMC series, Turn: Washington’s Spies. Starring Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull, the story this season is even more epic and expansive as the series explores the Culper spy ring during the American Revolution. The series is based on the historical non-fiction…

Togetherness: Season 1

  Also releasing on Blu-Ray and DVD from HBO today is season 1 of the new dramedy series from Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis. The series stars Zissis, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet. Brett (Duplass) and Michelle (Lynskey) Pierson have been married for a while, with two children, Alex (Zissis) is…