Taboo S1E4 – Killing Time

Taboo S1E4 – Killing Time

As I trudge through episode 4 of FX’s show Taboo, it feels more and more now like we’re just killing time. It’s apparent that the scenes are meant to be intense, the plot interesting and thought provoking, the character mysterious and unpredictable, and an intended overall sense that a visceral and satisfying reckoning is in […]

Taboo S1E3 – On Thin Ice (And It’s Starting to Crack….)

Taboo S1E3 – On Thin Ice (And It’s Starting to Crack….)

Well, we’re only three episodes in, and I’m starting to admit out loud that Taboo might not be all that we hoped for. The plot is becoming as convoluted as Tom Hardy’s dialogue, the characters unreliable in their motives, and the weirdness seems more and more to just be for weirdness’s sake. As I said […]

Taboo S1E2 – A Necessary Means to a (Hopefully) Inevitable End

Taboo S1E2 – A Necessary Means to a (Hopefully) Inevitable End

Episode one of FX’s new series Taboo left me wondering, “Just how good was what I just watched?” Well, now having watched episode two, I’m thinking, “Pretty good. I think. But it’s going to be a slow and complicated burn. So take a chance and give it more time.” This certainly seemed to be one […]

Taboo S1E1 – The Wait Isn’t Quite Over Yet….

Taboo S1E1 – The Wait Isn’t Quite Over Yet….

Foreword (prior to Taboo S1E1): Every now and then an artist comes along whose work transcends everyone else’s.  All of his or her peers and contemporaries, accomplished as they may be, are left in the dust.  This high regard, of course, is always subjective to varying degree, but usually to little or no argument from […]

This Week in Nerd News

This Week in Nerd News

Celebrate the New Year with the final Nerd News of 2016!