Author: Dr. Winston O'Boogie

Action Comics #176 “Muscles for Money!” (part 1 of 2)

Action Comics #176, cover dated January 1953, features Superman being an unbelievable dick, even by Superman standards. He alienates all of his friends, completely trashes his own image, and deliberately turns public opinion against him for rather unimpressive reasons. I almost think the writer came up with this story just for a laugh, never thinking it would actually ever see the light of day.”

An Interview with Dan Woods, Degrassi's Mr. Raditch

Dan Woods played teacher (and later, principal) Dan Raditch on all five seasons of Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, and then returned to play Raditch again on Degrassi: The Next Generation for four more seasons. Despite being one of the ‘adults’, to me Mr. Raditch has always been a key ingredient in the Degrassi formula, and the show just hasn’t been the same without him.”

Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 2 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”

Family Ties “Help Wanted” (part 1 of 2)

“Unlike the Tom Hanks appearance, ‘Help Wanted’ cannot be classified as a ‘very special episode’ in any sense of the term, because it deals with absolutely no touchy subjects. In fact, this is one of those rare Family Ties episodes that’s genuinely funny, thanks mostly to Geena Davis’ warm and lovable screen presence.”

MegaFault (2009) (part 4 of 4)

“Brittany Murphy plays a renowned seismologist here, and comes off about as credible as, well, Brittany Murphy playing a renowned seismologist. Get ready for a depressing set of screencaps in this recap, because Murphy looks (and sounds) terrible throughout. I can’t tell if her total lack of energy is due to her health issues, or her just plain hating the material.”

MegaFault (2009) (part 3 of 4)

“Brittany Murphy plays a renowned seismologist here, and comes off about as credible as, well, Brittany Murphy playing a renowned seismologist. Get ready for a depressing set of screencaps in this recap, because Murphy looks (and sounds) terrible throughout. I can’t tell if her total lack of energy is due to her health issues, or her just plain hating the material.”

MegaFault (2009) (part 2 of 4)

“Brittany Murphy plays a renowned seismologist here, and comes off about as credible as, well, Brittany Murphy playing a renowned seismologist. Get ready for a depressing set of screencaps in this recap, because Murphy looks (and sounds) terrible throughout. I can’t tell if her total lack of energy is due to her health issues, or her just plain hating the material.”

MegaFault (2009) (part 1 of 4)

“Brittany Murphy plays a renowned seismologist here, and comes off about as credible as, well, Brittany Murphy playing a renowned seismologist. Get ready for a depressing set of screencaps in this recap, because Murphy looks (and sounds) terrible throughout. I can’t tell if her total lack of energy is due to her health issues, or her just plain hating the material.”

Amazing Stories “Life on Death Row” (part 2 of 2)

"You might notice that the plot, about a convicted killer on death row with the power to heal people, is strikingly similar to the premise of Stephen King's serial novel The Green Mile. I haven't read the books, but the episode is very different from the movie based on them. For one thing, it’s 25 minutes long. For another, it stars Patrick Swayze."

Amazing Stories “Life on Death Row” (part 1 of 2)

"You might notice that the plot, about a convicted killer on death row with the power to heal people, is strikingly similar to the premise of Stephen King's serial novel The Green Mile. I haven't read the books, but the episode is very different from the movie based on them. For one thing, it’s 25 minutes long. For another, it stars Patrick Swayze."

Family Ties “The One Where Tom Hanks Plays a Drunk”

"Family Ties relied a bit more on dramatic beats than most sitcoms of the day, leading to a proliferation of what might be called “very special episodes” today, though they generally weren’t billed that way at the time. But “Say Uncle” definitely qualifies. So join me now for a look back at a very special Family Ties, wherein very special guest star Tom Hanks struggles with the dark demons of alcoholism."