What Makes American Vandal So Great

I love a good documentary.

It comes from my interest in learning, I guess. But what makes a good documentary, and distinguishes it from a mediocre one, is not it’s ability to provide a better, more well-produced lecture than the other, but to illustrate, address, and wrestle with themes that go beyond the subject matter and appeal, universally, to the viewer—regardless of who they might be.

American Vandal does this incredibly well—and it isn’t even a documentary. 


An Unnecessary Continuation

Before I begin this post, I want to slap a SPOILER tag right at top for both seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix’s original series 13 Reasons Why. If you have watched both seasons or are entirely uninterested in what may be ruined for you should you read onward, then by all means—continue past this point. (more…)

The Surprising, Yet Inevitable

Before I even begin this post I want to slap a big ol’ SPOILER tag right at the top. I am assuming if you are reading this that you either have seen the latest craze that is the Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, or you absolutely just don’t care about what even happens and are reading this here for…a reason I can’t place. You were forewarned. (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part Four

And here we are with the final installment of the “20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention” series (in case you couldn’t read it on the title above)! Let’s be honest here—television is in its golden age now and has been for a number of years. Stories, good stories, can be told through individual episodes and some of the best visual forms of storytelling are no longer exclusive on the big screen, but are accessible, every week, from your home.

When I say that, I also mean to say that this list by no means makes up the “best of” list of shows on TV. There’re great shows I did not mention here, but these are the ones I picked, if for no other reason than the fact that they are somewhat varied, a range and different, offering to you, hopefully, an opportunity to check out something new, should one of these have eluded you until now.

The future may hold another “shows worth your attention” installment. Or maybe I’ll do one for cartoons. Or books. But for now, enjoy the final five(~) shows left on this list and see if a favorite of yours made it here!

Let’s go! (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part Three

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay on this part of the television series. To be honest, I had a difficult time articulating what it is that makes these shows so good. Keeping it short, but explaining it semi-well is an art I’m not wonderful at so bear with me, enjoy these next five and hey—I promise the final five of this four part grouping will be up much sooner. (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part One

At some point around this time last year, I decided to begin writing a lot of “Best of” lists: The best movies I’d seen in 2015, the best books I’d read, the best games I’d played.  And mixed in with those lists was a group of articles I never finished, but meant to, a collection of lists of the best shows on television that ended halfway through because I had a real issue committing to what I could label as “best.”


So I’m trying something different this time. (more…)