Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best dramas of the last 25 years

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a finalist in New York Magazine’s reader poll of the best drama of the last 25 years.  Breaking Bad edged out Buffy for the win, but I’m still excited that Buffy made the list. You … Continue reading

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Nrityagram: The Graceful Grandeur of Odissi Dance

I recently attended an Odissi dance performance by members of the group Nrityagram.  Although I don’t know much about the technical aspects of traditional Indian dance, I want to share my impressions of this entrancing performance. First of all, I’m … Continue reading

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The Avengers Trailer Watch: Joss the Superhero Wrangler

I have to admit, I was worried when I saw the first trailer for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers; nothing about it made me eager to see the movie. Joss is brilliant with television and even with mini-series and comic books … Continue reading

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Grimm: Welcome to the Portland Hellmouth

In the fairy-tale face-off between Grimm and Once Upon a Time, I initially chose the latter. Since Grimm’s lead character is a cop, I figured it was going to be another show that wasted an intriguing premise on a predictable … Continue reading

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Awake: Jason Isaac’s Waking Dream

Update: Canceled. Sadly, this show did exactly what I hoped it wouldn’t – squander its intriguing premise on less-than-intriguing procedural storylines. Awake is a promising new show with an intriguing premise: after a terrible car accident, Detective Michael Britten finds … Continue reading

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