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Annoying Orange Definitely Lives Up to its Name

Annoying Orange Definitely Lives Up to its Name

Oct 25, 2013

This three volume Annoying Orange DVD set from the hit Cartoon Network show isn’t for everyone, but kids and teens should get a blast from it.

“The Bells of Saint John” Gets Us Revved Up For More Who

“The Bells of Saint John” Gets Us Revved Up For More Who

Apr 4, 2013

Now that we’ve all had a few days to digest the latest episode of Doctor Who, “The Bells of Saint John,” (and in the case of those of us who were on vacation, finally watch it), let’s take a look at this long-awaited episode. Just in case you haven’t had a chance to see this episode, consider this the obligatory spoiler warning....

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue and the Scooby Doo Effect

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue and the Scooby Doo Effect

Nov 23, 2012

  Warning: This article contains minor spoilers about the ABC television show 666 Park Avenue. I grew up watching copious amounts of the old 1970s and 80s Scooby Doo cartoons. In fact, by the time I was around five, I had decided that I wanted to marry Shaggy, and that he, Velma, and Scooby Doo should ditch Freddy and Daphne and come be my friends instead....

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue – “Hero Complex”

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue – “Hero Complex”

Oct 23, 2012

  We’re about to unlock a haunted trunk-full of spoilers, so beware!             It’s been a few weeks since the pilot of 666 Park Avenue aired. Television can be a fickle thing, where some shows draw you right in from the very first episode (take American Horror Story, for instance), whereas some series begin...

Surfing Horror: American Horror Story: Asylum – Welcome to Briarcliff

Surfing Horror: American Horror Story: Asylum – Welcome to Briarcliff

Oct 19, 2012

Last year Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, showed us his darker side in the first series of American Horror Story. His take on ghosts and the traditional haunted house story was nothing short of phenomenal, playing on classic genre tropes while still reminding viewers why they trusted a man who at the time was best known for getting high school kids to sing show...

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue – “Pilot”

Surfing Sci-Fi: 666 Park Avenue – “Pilot”

Oct 4, 2012

  The newest series by Fringe writer and producer David Wilcox debuted on ABC this past Sunday, and while there are mixed reviews, I think that we’ve definitely hit on a new show with a lot of potential. Screen Rant describes the show as “a little bit from Rosemary’s Baby, a touch of The Shining and a splash of The Devil’s Advocate,”...