Ascension

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “This whole project is one big lie told to 600 people.” Ascension, aired in 2014 The Ascension is a generational ship headed to Proxima — it’s 51 years into a 100-year voyage. It left Earth in secret in the 1960s. A woman on board the ship has been murdered. There’s a bit of a […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are some shows that don’t always get the notice they deserve. None of them ever played on the big screen — they were either on TV or went straight to DVD. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals […]

Shackleton

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Not everyone is fortunate enough to understand their own talent. But you know yours. Well, use it — for your family, and for your country.” Shackleton, aired in 2002 It’s 1914 and war seems imminent. Ernest Shackleton has made one journey to the Antarctic but he had to abandon his goal of the South […]

Political Animals

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Most of life is hell. It’s filled with failure and loss. People disappoint you, dreams don’t work out, hearts get broken, innocent journalists die. And the best moments of life, when everything comes together, are few and fleeting. But you’ll never get to the next great moment if you don’t keep going.” Elaine Barrish […]

Political Animals (premiere)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I hate campaigning. It’s an Olympic sport in hypocrisy. Fat smokers frowning on and on about their… medical coverage. Smiling when babies with runny noses are shoved in my face. And most of all, I hate lying… telling people that things are going to get better when they never will.” Elaine almost becomes the […]