What’s on the Box?

I’m a big fan of television and tend to have it on as background noise most evenings; these days, it seems I watch a lot less than I used to as a kid since my focus is more on movies, videogames, writing, and work but, still, its had a profound impact on my life and development. Because of the episodic nature of television and how much there is to unpack from even an eight- or ten-episode series, I publish What’s on the Box? articles quite infrequently, producing maybe one every few months or so. While I do go into the background and development of the episode or show, and employ no restraint on spoilers,the review is more of a general overview of the show’s narrative, characters, presentation, and most memorable moments rather than an episode-by-episode discussion.

What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)

Though anime traces its origins back to around 1917, its characteristic visual style first rose to prominence in the sixties through the works of animator Osamu Tezuka and developed a worldwide audience throughout the second half of the 20th century through its focus on the detail of settings and use of dynamic camera effects. To celebrate and … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Air Date: 2 October 2013Worldwide Network: Pokémon TV Original Network: TV TokyoStars: Bryce Papenbrook, Lucien Dodge, Jamieson Price, Kirk Thornton, and Kyle Hebert The Background:The brainchild of executive director Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon began life as Capsule Monsters (later changed to Pocket Monsters and rebranded as Pokémon for the games’ worldwide release), a role-playing game inspired by … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

What’s on the Box?: Batwoman (Season One)

Air Date: October 2019 to May 2020UK Network: E4Original Network: The CWStars: Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, and Dougray Scott The Plot:Three years after Bruce Wayne (Warren Christie) disappeared from Gotham City, taking his vigilante persona Batman with him, Kate Kane (Rose), Wayne’s cousin, returns to Gotham to confront her … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Batwoman (Season One)


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