BOOK REVIEW: Murder at Twin Oaks

In the first novella of the Victoria James Mystery series by C.Z. Brackett, we meet Victoria James, a reporter for the Bennettsville Herald, who, while investigating the story behind the murders of the town’s most influential couple, becomes the killer’s next target....more

Five Reasons to Binge Watch Transparent This Weekend While It's Free

1. The price is right. While you may be saving a buck not paying for Amazon Prime, you are also not watching Transparent, and that makes us sad. We do not like to be sad. But before you feel profoundly guilty for depressing us, you should know that Amazon is offering access to view Transparent for FREE this Saturday for 24 hours via their streaming app or online! If someone offers you something for free, you take it. Well, not if it’s herpes or something illegal, but a series all the people are talking about? Yes! ...more

"Kill Me, Heal Me" and the K-Drama Mental Illness Wave

Mental illness is sexy on Korean television right now. I doubt there's a good explanation why—given the notoriously chaotic K-drama production schedules, it has to be partly coincidence that three dramas about mental illness are currently airing. They could just as easily have broadcast in different months. But I guess we got—lucky? "Heart to Heart" (tvN) and "Kill Me, Heal Me" (MBC) debuted the first week of January, and "Hyde, Jekyll, Me" (SBS) starts Jan. 21....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 5

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll"....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 4

INXS (pronounced "in excess") is an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some of their own original music....more


This week On Demand and in theatres February 27th from Radius, The Weinstein Company and director Joe Lynch is the action thriller in the form of EVERLY. Everly (Salma Hayek) is a woman who is in more trouble than anyone could possibly imagine. In an apartment building, being held against her will the maniacs keeps coming courtesy of her ex who just happens to be a mob boss. Everly is keenly aware that she will not be leaving alive. ...more

REGULAR SHOW: Mordecai Pack hits DVD for Fans!

Coming to DVD from Cartoon Network comes the all new DVD REGULAR SHOW: Mordecai Pack. Two best buddies, Mordecai the blue jay and Rigby the raccoon manage to find trouble without looking very far. Being groundskeepers day after day they seem to need more entertainment. Watching all of the nuttiness is boss Benson, yeti Skips and Pops the Lollipop! The Regular Show was the crazy and hilarious brainchild of J.G. Quintel’s experiences during college. Studying at the California Institute of the Arts created a pilot and presented and Regular Show came about. ...more

Would You Give Your Neighbors Permission? #mybigfatfablife

Ah, Whitney, you crack me up. Sometimes, you make me cringe with all that TMI. Your mom is really weird, but your dad - not so much. I don’t really want to watch, yet, I’m still strangely drawn to your Big Fat Fabulous Life which airs on TLC on Tuesdays at 10/9c....more

Review of the Podcast "Serial"

i’ve heard rumblings of this thing called “serial” that has pretty much gone viral. i brushed it aside, not really sure what it was until it was so much in my face that i looked it up. narrated by reporter sarah koenig, “serial” is a podcast (available on your podcast app on your iphone or via the website for free) that takes a deep dive into a closed homicide case from january 1999....more
Despite listening to all of the episodes, I didn't enjoy Serial. I get that it's great to ...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3 ...more