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Joe DeVito illustrates both Doc Savage and King Kong on their 80th anniversaries

Doc Savage AND King Kong!? What’s NOT to love?


Bates Motel isn’t about Norman and Norma Bates, it’s about everything else

bates_motelI dug the first episode of the Bates Motel TV series on A&E, but after two episodes I’m starting to have a few reservations with this show about the birth of Psycho movie serial killer Norman Bates. The idea of a teen Norman Bates, the wonderful Freddie Highmore, being slowly molded into a murderer by his mother Norma, the superb Vera Farmiga, is a great idea for a show. But it sure seemed with the second episode that the producers of Bates Motel were worried that a show JUST about Norman and Norma would be to limiting, so they decided to add a lot of little mysteries to the plot to shake things up.

These include:

  • A car driven by a guy suffering from massive burns.
  • The mean (evil?) town sheriff looking for his missing friend.
  • The addition of Norman’s older brother Dylan.
  • Dylan getting a job where he needs to know how to “use a gun.”
  • Norman and his (girl)friend Emma finding a diary in one of the motel rooms that seems to chronicle some very bad things that went on in that motel.
  • Norman and Emma searching for evidence that the diary is true, stumbling across a gigantic marijuana farm and being chased off by men with AK-47s.
  • A deputy sheriff telling Norma that the town isn’t what it seems.
  • A guy hanging upside down in the town square on fire.

And I thought Bates Motel was going to be about Norman and Norma, not a weird Eerie Indiana/Eureka type town! 😉

The first episode of Bates Motel was wonderful, but this second episode and its million and one Lost-ish mystery storylines was a let down. Honestly, if this is where Bates Motel is going I probably won’t stick around with it for that long.


The Wolverine pulls a “Superman 2” on the audience

What, your super-powers are gone? Oh no! I sure hope they come back before the end of the movie!

‘The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor’ Premiers Sun (3/31) on BBC America

These specials are great. I’m especially loving BBC America airing a classic Doctor Who episode immediately after the documentary ends. I just wish someone would actually air classic Doctor Who somewhere I could watch it!