Going Over the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 9 & 10

The final two episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners brings the story of David Martinez to a close in spectacularly gory fashion. From the start, this was never going to be a story with a happy ending and Studio Trigger did not shy away from showing just how bad things could get. In the end, we … Continue reading Going Over the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 9 & 10

Straddling the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 7 & 8

The life of a Cyberpunk is to live on the edge between crashing into a burning wreck or massive success. In the seventh and eighth episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, we get to see David Martinez after a jump forward in time. Now a hardened edgerunner in his own right, David is straddling the edge … Continue reading Straddling the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 7 & 8

The Wheels Come Off – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 5 & 6

Nothing lasts forever, especially in a Cyberpunk dystopia like the one found in Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. After spending the first four episodes establishing the world and setting up the crew of cyberpunks, the 5th and 6th episodes of the series begin the rapid decline of the group. The violent nature of edgerunner life cannot be … Continue reading The Wheels Come Off – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 5 & 6

Learning to Live on the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 3 & 4

When the world continuously takes away your options and shatters your dreams, what choice do you have but to rebel and make your own path? That is the core question at the center of episodes 3 and 4 of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The callous disregard of Night City, the setting for both the Cyberpunk TTRPG and … Continue reading Learning to Live on the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 3 & 4

The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

The 4th episode of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “The Great Wave”, is not what I would consider a great episode of television. It’s a good episode, in so much as it moves some of the plots forward, but at the halfway point of the season, I was … Continue reading The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

Welcome to Night City – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 1 & 2

Source: IMDB The essence of Cyberpunk as a genre is fighting against the hopelessness of an utterly crapsack world. The first two episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners drives this home in spectacular fashion, with the focus on protagonist David Martinez, a young man living in the thoroughly corrupt and decadent Night City (the default setting … Continue reading Welcome to Night City – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 1 & 2

Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

Chains come in many forms, physical, emotional, or spiritual. The famous phrase “the chains of command” are meant as metaphorical, emphasizing the weight someone who must command others carries with them. In the third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “Adar”, metaphorical and physical chains are being forged, binding … Continue reading Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

A is for Atheism – An ABC’s Essay

Apostasy can be defined as the total desertion of one’s religion. But losing one’s religion is not as cut and dry as simply saying one doesn’t believe in the supernatural. For myself, it took more than a decade to accept my doubts and realize these thoughts were nothing more than my mind not accepting an … Continue reading A is for Atheism – An ABC’s Essay

The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

When your world has crumbled around you, the decisions you make can be both necessary and heartbreaking. That is the place Dream finds himself in during the events of the second episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, titled “Imperfect Hosts”. The Dreaming has been torn asunder by the absence of its master and Dream must consult … Continue reading The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”

To say that I’ve been waiting impatiently for Netflix’s The Sandman to drop would be an understatement. Back in the early 1990s, when I was still obsessively reading comic books, I came across Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, which was my first exposure to the often dark, often whimsical, but never dull storytelling abilities of Gaiman. … Continue reading An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”