The Flash: The Complete Third Season

Review by KC Carlson The third season of The Flash has some great moments, to be sure: “Duet” (the musical episode), “Invasion!” (the Flash’s chapter in a four-way crossover of DC TV shows with Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl), and the SFX tour de force starring Grodd that was “Attack on Gorilla City”, to name just a few. (The studio, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, provided me with a free review copy of this DVD set. My opinions below […]

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Gotham: The Complete Third Season

Review by KC Carlson Gotham is one of those shows that I think I appreciate watching on disc more than watching on live TV. I got so annoyed with the long breaks on the “live” TV” schedule last season. (Only three new episodes aired between the end of November and the end of April.) Is it any wonder I forgot what was going on — especially since I was watching all those other DC shows on other networks that were […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season

Review by KC Carlson DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was my favorite DC show last season by a wide margin. I lost interest in Arrow halfway through its first season and never went back (except for crossover episodes). I’m not sure what happened with The Flash, but both Johanna and I apparently got bored with it about mid-season, and next thing we knew there were 11-some episodes on the DVR. (We are looking forward to catching up with the season set, […]

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Hero-A-Go-Go!: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters & Culture of the Swinging Sixties

Review by KC Carlson For some reason, the 1960s suddenly descended upon the Carlson household over the last few weeks. Johanna has been binge-watching DVDs of Doctor Who (the earliest Doctors, of course). And the recently released Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series on DVD from Time Life unexpectedly plopped down on our front porch the other day — not too surprising, since we ordered it (but I, of course, had forgotten about it an hour after Johanna pressed […]

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Gotham: The Complete Second Season

Review by KC Carlson I think that my favorite thing about TV show DVD/Blu-ray box sets is that I can watch the shows when I want to and at the frequency that I want to. Like this set of Gotham season two I’m currently working my way through. I hated watching this series live on TV last season. They’d spend five or six episodes building up a huge head of atmospheric steam and have several great storylines or subplots headed […]

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Review by KC Carlson Inspired by the 2010 book of the same name (but different subtitle: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made The National Lampoon Insanely Great by Rick Meyerowitz), Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a 2015 documentary film starring all those (surviving) writers and artists discussing what made that magazine so special and so iconic for a sliver of time during the 1970s. That film, which I was lucky […]

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Atom Ant and the Secret Squirrel Show: Complete Series Releases

Review by KC Carlson Warner Archives recently released two key additions to the Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection: Atom Ant: The Complete Series and The Secret Squirrel Show: The Complete Series. I’ve previously written about both shows extensively. Visit that link for more details and history of the cartoons. These new sets are awesome additions to any Hanna Barbera or animation collection. Each set contains three MOD DVDs featuring the 26 episodes of each series. The opening and closing credits appear in […]

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KC Talks Comics in 1981

Memories by KC Carlson Well, this is odd… What we have here is an interview that I did for a local Eau Clare, Wisconsin, television show called “Thirteen Interview” sometime around 1981. The interviewer is Geoff Welch, a old classmate of mine at the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire, which I attended (and occasionally actually went to class) in the late 1970s. I could usually be found working for the UWEC Davies University Center as a film projectionist or […]

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