Quantum Leap (1992) – A Leap for Lisa and Lee Harvey Oswald

Season 4 comes to a conclusion this week as Sam (Scott Bakula) changes history for the worse, causing him to lose Al (Dean Stockwell)! A Leap for Lisa was written by Donald P. Bellisario and aired on 20 May, 1992. It’s 25 June, 1957 and Sam has leaped into a young naval ensign accused of…

The Mind Reels chats with Vikings’ Clive Standen

Sue and I were delighted to get a few minutes with one of the stars of History Channel’s fascinating, and compelling historical drama, Vikings, Clive Standen. This show seemed to come out of nowhere, one moment no one was talking about it, and the next, everyone is. As we mention in our interview, it is…

The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) – Rob Bowman

  The X-Files owned the late 90s, early 00s and as the fifth season came to a close, the show was at the height of its popularity. This led to the idea of an event, a thank you for the fans, and the FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) made…

Game of Thrones: Season 5

  All it takes is for me to hear the stirring opening theme by Ramin Djwadi, and I get very excited about returning to Westeros. Now, thanks to HBO, I can journey back there to that war-torn land, and binge-watch all of Season 5’s episodes, and get ready for the approach of Winter, and Season…

Girls: Season 4

  Releasing today from HBO on Blu-Ray and DVD is Lena Dunham’s captivating and entertaining series, that follows, Hannah (Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) a group of twenty-somethings that are trying to get their lives not only sorted, but started. Thanks to HBO, I’ve been with the series since…

The Walking Dead: Season 5

  Getting its first re-release on DVD and Blu-Ray today, from Anchor Bay, is Season 5 of the captivating and brutal series, The Walking Dead. Thanks to Anchor Bay, I’ve been able to binge watch the entire series over the past couple of weeks, and think not only am I fairly hooked on this sharply written…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) Echoes of the Mind Part 1 & 2

  It’s time for milk, fig newtons and beautiful sunsets as Season 5 (!) gets underway with this two-parter that aired on 27 September and 4 October, 1984. The season opener was penned by Bellisario himself, and sees both Thomas (Tom Selleck) and Higgins (John Hillerman) dealing with love in their own way.  It also uses the New American…

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5

HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning period series comes to a close this week, with its final season being released to Blu-Ray and DVD today. A truncated eight episode season wraps up storylines for the show’s characters as Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi) career seems to be coming to an end. Set six years after the…

The Listener Set Visit

Tonight, The Listener returns for Season 5 on CTV at 9p.m. , and our good friends at Shaftesbury and CTV invited Sue and I over to chat with the cast, and have a look at the fantastic sets on the gorgeous Pinewoods Studios here in Toronto. Located on the east end of town, close to the…

Sue’s Week in TV – Hits & Highlights

  Once Upon A Time – Season Three, Episode One:  Heart of the Truest Believer This week saw the return of magic once again to our TV screens, and while I wasn’t as geared up in anticipation as I’ve been for some other shows, OUAT is always a solid happy hour for me, and this…