How was your weekend? Here's hoping it was nothing short of spectacular!
Yes, yes, and yes: I'm back in the fight this morning, though today's contributions will admittedly be a bit light (most likely). I still have a few items to get to today that'll keep me from the blog, so you'll all have to make do with whatever content I can stuff into the seams, as they say. Apologies, but today is the last day of the vacation, so there's that.
Still, I'm leaving you with an astonishing 64 different trivia citations to behold, so that has to count for something, no? Well, it should tide you over until I can get up something original for you to digest.
I did manage to take in The Creator yesterday. Sigh. It was ... okay, at best. Visually exciting, but I still had an awful lot of questions. I'm tinkering on a review, so keep your eyes peeled.
You have to understand, folks: I'm probably one of the planet's biggest Superman fans, and I wasn't all that thrilled initially with the idea of seeing him as the typical American high schooler. The first time I saw the pilot episode, I wasn't all that impressed, so I tuned it out. However, somewhere around the show's third or fourth season, I gave it another chance. The second time? Why, it felt a bit more organic. A bit more authentic. This time, I hung with it for a few episodes, and I accepted it as another incarnation of Big Blue. I hung with it all the way through the ninth season ... at which point it had kinda/sorta veered so far off the rails with its original storytelling that it soured for me. I've never watched that tenth season, and I've been told by a few online fans that I'm not missing all that much. Maybe someday I'll give it a whirl.
Still, I have a lot of respect for the little show that could. For a time, it was arguably some of the smartest superhero writing on television. Of course, it had highs and lows -- all shows do -- but it definitely became something special for those who still believe a man can fly. True story.
Well -- lo and behold -- there's a good deal more for all of you to enjoy on this day, so let me get you to where you're all wanting to go ...
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... thanks for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!