My summer life has been marked by lengthy commutes. The T in WMATA now stands for Track Maintenance. And with each minute sucked away by underground travel, I’ve become more acquainted with books and the formidable sounds of Chicago’s creative … Continue reading →
I should be happy, the sun has baked my complexion to warm mocha hue, my weekends are filled with brunch sessions with cherished friends, and I’m gliding through my summer reading list. These are the months when we’re to dance … Continue reading →
There was a two-year span where my television diet consisted of Bravo and CNN. I’d gorge on Shahs of Sunset and wash it down with Larry King Live. I balanced the guilt of watching Bravolebrities shatter champagne flutes and wallow … Continue reading →
25 years ago, Anita Hill, a demure legal professor sat in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee seeping with pomp and testosterone to read her claims of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas, the soon to be confirmed Supreme Court Justice. … Continue reading →
The world is peppered with smart and powerful people. Sometimes they make themselves known to the world through their big personalities and notable deeds; they tell the stories of their rise from poverty, winning the hearts of the masses. But as often as not the powerful sit discreetly in the background and quietly dictate the future; theirs is not a tale of rags to riches. The world has always been at their fingertips, and starting as early as grade school they learned how to flex the muscles of influence. Continue reading →
It’s probably really hard being blind. There are just so many things for which one ordinarily uses their eyeballs: reading books, avoiding walls, playing Candycrush, watching web series, etc. We take being sighted individuals totally for granted, not even bothering to think about those less fortunate and when we do, it’s often out of pity. Tommy Edison doesn’t want your pity, in fact he would probably prefer a chuckle. Continue reading →
That generational divide that everyone talks about, is it really that serious? Us millennial types aren’t that different from Generation X, are we? As a general rule the internet plays a pretty significant role in the lives of GenX-ers and Millennials alike, what with social media and all, and the technical advancements of the last 20 years have really helped to break down the age barriers that once stood in the way. I guess the internet really does bring people together, people like Brett and Claire. Continue reading →
In the world of Croissant Man an ever widening divide between the snooty upper crust and the rest of the population has led to…tension. It is here we find our hero distraught and disenfranchised with the opulent bourgeois life he leads. But what can he do? Perhaps therapy will help, or maybe it’s just best to wallow in his vices. Without direction our hero is lost and confused, even the solace he used to find in his favorite cheesy TV drama is lost in a fog of dismay. He has no “fillings”. Life is meaningless! But Lo, what is this? This vision, this inspiration…who is she? She brings hope and meaning, she inspires our hero to take a stand for the innocent, to fight for the rights of the oppressed… Continue reading →
Sector 9 has been compromised. After a long drawn out war against the Grayskins, the powers that be decided that the best way to contain these dangerous shape shifting aliens is to quarantine the entire system, trapping many an innocent human while safeguarding the rest of the galaxy. Outposts have been set up to ensure that all ships attempting to leave are stopped or, if worst comes to worst, terminated.
The Captain of a remote outpost is forced to make a difficult decision when a seemingly empty ship floats toward the space station. After finding a dead crew and signs of a struggle, the hesitant boarding party discover refugees from Sector 9, any of them might be a deadly Grayskin in disguise. A command from on high tells him to abandon the hostages, women and children included, to the emptiness of space. Can he trust the refugees? They may very well be dangerous. Could he just abandon them to death? There are innocents aboard.
“Cool trailer, friend, but what makes this show worth my time?”
You want more? Fine, here’s a nifty breakdown:
Acting: All of the characters are well cast, and the actors really sell the sense of building doom. Plot: With a complex plot and such a fleshed out world, it is hard not to get sucked in. Production Value: The only thing that needs some help would be the sound mixing. Occasionally the cool sound effects get in the way of the dialogue. But with a seemingly endless budget for special effects and someone who knew what they were doing behind the camera, AIRLOCK is still one of the best shows I’ve seen online.
This high intensity web series has all the makings of one of the very best sci-fi franchises. Watch the first episode of AIRLOCK here.
What? You’re not hooked yet? Look people, this is probably going to be the best sci-fi show you will have the pleasure of watching anywhere. Sometimes it’s easy to assume web series are of lesser quality than network or cable TV just because they are online. Codswallop! We only think that because we don’t take the time to actually watch shows like AIRLOCK. And no, I am not over selling this show.
Misogyny laden Twitter rants, tone-deaf claims and a Kardashian affiliation have left me disenchanted with Kanye West. Ten years ago, I would have made no objection to his rap gawd status. Aspirational lyrics, pristine visuals and the “can’t tell me … Continue reading →