Review: The Hunger 2.01-2.03

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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I’m back to reviewing that old Canadian erotic/horror series The Hunger, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you read my reviews of season …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Hunger 2.01-2.03

Review: The Hunger: 1.11-1.12

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “I’m Dangerous Tonight” and “The Sloan Men”. One is good; the other one is blah. And the goodness is due to superior writing. In this case, the writing of David Nickle, who penned the story that “The Sloan Men” adapts. But I’ll follow the DVD’s order and begin with “I’m Dangerous Tonight”.

“Dangerous” is based on a story, by Cornell Woolrich, which has been adapted multiple times. The problem is that the …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Hunger: 1.11-1.12

Review: The Hunger: 1.09-1.10

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This week, I look at “But At My Back I Always Hear” and “Red Light”. The stories highlight the importance of strong source material. “But At My Back I Always Hear” fares better, despite the tacky direction, mainly because it has a stronger bone structure: The story it’s based on is superior to “Red Light”.

“But At My Back I Always Hear” by David Morrell is a story about romantic obsession. Now, in our modern culture, romantic …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Hunger: 1.09-1.10

Report from Comic-Con 2011, Part 1

By Heather S. Vina

This is my second Comic-Con. Last year, I attended both Saturday and Sunday when a friend of mine bought us tickets as a surprise for me. I had so much fun that I decided to attend this year, purchasing a four-day pass (without preview night)! And despite the lines and some of the frustration of not being able to make it into every panel I wanted to, I had a blast!

Some of my favourite …

Heather S. VinaReport from Comic-Con 2011, Part 1

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/10/10

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

(Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The biggest V news this week is the release in DVD and Blueray of the complete first season. You can see some analysis on the release here.

On Twitter, Jane Badler described her character as “much wiser than the old Diana Not as quick to temper and less impetuous but every bit as ambitious!!” Can you type ‘power struggle’?


IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/10/10

Review: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

By Paula R. Stiles

Tosenberger, Catherine, ed. “Saving People, Hunting Things” in Transformative Works and Cultures. Vol. 4 (2010).

This is a special issue in the sociology journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”, which examines fandoms of television shows. It consists of an Editorial, a Praxis (theoretical) section, a “Symposium” section which appears to be a collection of articles by fans, a section of interviews of tie-in authors and fansite administrators, and one of reviews of tie-in works and works …

IFPReview: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

This week, we’re beginning a new column reporting and discussing any upcoming spoilers for the three main shows we’ve been reviewing (if we start reviewing other shows, or we get spoilers for ones we’ve reviewed in the past – like Life after People – we’ll put ’em here, too). Those three currently are: V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, with spoilers being listed in order of the shows’ appearance on the weekly schedule.

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

Supernatural Tie-ins for 2010

By Paula R. Stiles

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 has a lot of Supernatural tie-ins coming out, and we still have some left from 2009 (the season four DVD and the calendars, which I’ll do in the next few weeks) to review. This article’s title is something of a misnomer, as I’ve found information mostly for tie-ins up through June 2010, but this is what’s out there so far:

Supernatural Magazine Issue #14: The next issue of the official magazine …

Paula R. StilesSupernatural Tie-ins for 2010

TV Review: Warehouse 13

by Paula R. Stiles

You know something’s not so great when the written promotion for a show sounds intriguing and the previews suck. You could tell Warehouse 13, a series about two FBI agents reassigned to a warehouse of cursed objects in South Dakota, was supposed to be Indiana-Jonesish, not just from the promotion but from the scheduling of National Treasure right before it and The Mummy a few days later.

If this were National Treasure or The Mummy

IFPTV Review: Warehouse 13