Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)

“Dead Like Me” returns, hellbent on inflicting as much exposition on viewers as possible. [There are no spoilers in this review beyond the premise.] A TV movie follow-up to the series, five years after the second season was broadcast, for the most part it works fairly well for what it is. It didn’t lead to…

Dead Like Me: Season 2 (2004)

The second season of “Dead Like Me” doubles down on the aspects of the first season I disliked. [This review doesn’t discuss any large plot specifics of the season.] There are more soap opera style segments with George’s family untethered to any of the main concepts or characters of the show, more lore retcons eroding…

Dead Like Me: Season 1 (2003)

“Dead Like Me” is the first television show Bryan Fuller – who’d later showrun “Hannibal” and “American Gods”, among other shows – showran. I’m so taken by his very specific and unique style in “Hannibal” and “American Gods”, and I’ve heard there are running themes throughout most of his work, that I’m watching his earlier…

A Christmas Party and a Wedding (1848) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A thin, very short story from Dostoyevsky. Keen observations on superficiality and inequality (as keen as they could be with only a few pages to cover them). Relatable description of being very much an outsider at a party. A fairly well-sketched depiction of the merciless corruption of the sorts of people depicted. But not much…