Crashing: Christian in the wild

HBO's new series "Crashing" finished its first season on Sunday. As with many of the network's other comedies, I highly enjoyed it. The combination of star/creator Pete Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow made this look into the stressful world of stand-up comedy heartfelt, awkward and funny, often in the same beat. But it's the show's spiritual side that made it resonate."Crashing" follows Holmes (playing a slightly fictionalized version of himself) as he tries to make a break in New … [Read more...]

The Monthly Catch: Wilderpeople, Beatles, Raiders and more!

If you're a constant reader, you've probably noticed my productivity has dropped a notch (or several) recently. This post was originally supposed to go live at the end of September, and here we are well into October. Well, there's a reason for that: it's back-to-school time. I started grad school the day after Labor Day, pursuing a master's in communications with an emphasis in media studies, and it's a lot of work. On top of that, the kids are getting older, work is getting busy, we've had some … [Read more...]

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The Monthly Catch: “Stranger Things,” BoJack, Star Trek and more!

I cannot believe we're at the end of August already. We're having an incredibly busy summer here, with family events, vacations, busy work schedules and more, and it's hard to accept that there's only a month left before we have to start shifting gears into fall. There was quite a bit going on in July, and I'm amazed that I still found time to write anything at all, let alone consume more media to write about here. So, let's get into what interested me this month that I just haven't had the time … [Read more...]