Stumptown pilot and the Economy of Storytelling

I’ve written before about the myriad of things which would go into Perfect TV Pilot Bingo, including shows like Glitch and The Night Of which set up mysteries, shows such as Doctor Who which have mini-pilots every few seasons, even TV shows which shoot a mid-season episode first to sell the show but still need to make … Continue reading

On Long Goodbyes and Loyalty

My upbringing was starkly black and white, everything strictly categorised as sin and acceptable, allowed and not. The massive ‘sin: not allowed’ category swallowed everything in legalism and immutable consequences. I fell in love with noir partly because it has no such hangups. I savoured noir’s evocative language and sexual undercurrent. I learned to believe … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season Two Overview, PI Tamsin, and Your Questions Wanted

The original plan was to have a Lost Girl recap post at the end of the Season 2, where I talked about writers and directors and stylistic choices and the like. I feel, however, I’ve spread out a lot of what I wanted to say over the episode reviews. Thus, I’d like to open this … Continue reading