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Console Wars is the story of ’90s video games you never knew you needed to know
September 29th, 2020 under CBS All Access. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’70s, Atari introduced video games to people’s homes. Then in the ’80s, it was replaced by Intellivision and ColecoVision. However, they were turned into ancient artifacts by Nintendo in the ’90s.

Nintendo thought the market was theirs and only theirs. That was until Sega joined the scene. Once they did, there was a console war between the two. The documentary Console Wars, which is streaming on CBS All Access now, talks all about their battle to become #1.

If you were a kid of the ’90s, then chances are you asked your parents for a Nintendo console. If you already had one, then you wanted the Super Mario games to go with it. There was always a game you needed, and you had to have it. They were making money like it was growing on trees.

Sony in Japan realized this was a growing business, so they decided to get into the game with their own game. They hired Americans to help develop Sega, and come up with a way to compete with Nintendo. They had a lot of different strategies, and one of them was Sonic the Hedgehog.

The fast blue creature was quickly Donkey Konging Mario Bros into second place. How would Nintendo take back their title? How far are they willing to go? They both released Mortal Kombat, and only one of them got in trouble for the violence. What was the difference? Did having 256 colors really make a difference? The mistake Sony made that cost them billions. These are just a few of the things that we find out in CBS All Access’ first full-length documentary.

The doc, who was Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, includes interviews with the people who worked at both companies, file footage, and stories you have to hear to believe. While I am not a video game girl (much to the disappointment of my father), I thouroughly enjoyed it. I learned things about the video game wars that I never knew I wanted to know. The competition between the two is even more intense than Tetris when it speeds up.

Hopefully, the doc’s producers and directors, Jonah Tulis and Blake J. Harris, will give us the sequel about how Xbox and Playstation made both of those games obsolete and fought to become #1 in the new millennium.


The Good Fight cast is our Sunshine today
May 13th, 2020 under CBS All Access, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

The Good Fight cast cannot shoot scenes together because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but they did find something they can film as one. The actors got together with the creators of the CBS All Access show and sang Gene Autry’s You Are My Sunshine on Zoom. Bringing some much-needed sunshine into our lives.

Were they perfect? Nope. Then again, it is hard for most people to measure up to Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald’s voices. However, that doesn’t matter, what matters is the joy they are spreading with this song.


CBS All Access is bringing back our childhood for the children!
January 13th, 2020 under CBS All Access, Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen. [ Comments: none ]

CBS All Access teamed up with Dreamworks Animation to reboot some of our favorite shows from our childhoods. Beginning on January 17th, they will be streaming all new versions of Mr. Magoo, Lassie, and George of the Jungle. They join the updated versions of Danger Mouse and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

I might be too old to watch all of this, but why should I stop being a kid?

For adulting, I will be watching Star Trek: Picard that was picked up for a second season before season one even debuts on January 23rd. I also can check out season two of The Twilight Zone with special guest stars Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, and Daniel Sunjata.


Why Women Kill will kill again!
October 16th, 2019 under CBS All Access. [ Comments: none ]

Marc Cherry gave us Desperate Housewives and Devious Housemaids, and yet his newest show might be his best one yet. Why Women Kill takes place in the ’60s, the ’80s and today. The one thing that all three of these wives, from different eras, have in common is their husbands are cheating them. It is a story as old as time.

Each week, we saw how they handled their husband’s infidelity. One befriended her husband’s mistress, one had an affair with a barely 18-year-old neighbor boy and one invited her lover with them. What could wrong? A lot. Tomorrow on the season finale, we find out how it all ends for these housewives.

While their tale ends tomorrow, CBS All Access announced today that the show will be back for a second season with new women who want to kill. Unless Cherry does a Ryan Murphy and brings back Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as different characters. Which I am perfectly fine with.

This show had me hooked from the very first episode and gets better with each one. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, they trick you. Last week’s episode definitely prepared us for a finale that will leave us as satisfied as all of the mistresses.

If you have not seen this soapy show, then you must watch, darling. It is the perfect campiness we all need in our lives.


Why Women Kill looks like it is going to be a killer show!
July 24th, 2019 under CBS, CBS All Access, Desperate Housewives. [ Comments: none ]

Over the last century, women have slowly learned how to use their voices to speak up. How they handled infidelity in the ’60s is different than how they treated it the ’80s and is much different than we do it today.

Starting August 15th on CBS All Access, Why Women Kill shows how three women (Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste), from each of those time periods, handle their husbands cheating on them. In a way that only Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry can.

Mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss this tantalizing show.


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