Tag: Television

Smallville Season One, Revisited

When I first moved to Pennsylvania, I was a big fan of Star Wars. The prequels were in their apogee, and I was all about the complicated wisdom of things like fear leading into suffering. That all changed in 2001 when the WB (now The CW) started airing Smallville, a series about the teenage years of one Clark Kent. It was…

Television as the third parent

Mom used to work late into the day when I was a kid. School usually ran from 8am to 1pm for me in Mexico, so I was alone at the house from 1:30pm to about 4pm or 5pm if my grandmother wasn’t there. Juarez, Mexico, was a whole lot safer when I was growing up there. I’d get home, turn…

Last night on “The Walking Dead”

Stop reading right this instant if you don’t want to know what happened last night on “The Walking Dead”. You’ve been warned. Stop. Okay, for the rest of you, I’m going to give you a very, very quick recap of what happened on last night’s season four premiere.