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DavidCranmer
July 17 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 8, 9, and 10

Part 8: “Gotta Light?” Hard to convey the vibe this reviewer got from experiencing a seminal moment in television history without coming across as an awestruck fanboy. So, what...
DavidCranmer
June 19 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7

Part 5: “Case Files” In prison, Bad Coop (Kyle MacLachlan), observing his reflection, flashes back a quarter of a century to The Great Northern Hotel where he had smashed his head...
DavidCranmer
May 29 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 3 and 4

If there was one thing that stood out in this week’s episodes, it was those regurgitation scenes. Ay, dios mio! More than once as Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is passing...
DavidCranmer
May 22 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 1 and 2

Ahead of David Lynch’s revival, I went back and binged on the original series, interested to know if it would still capture me like it did 27 years ago. I was only a few years older than...
CrimeHQ
March 21 2017

Which Season of Dexter Is Your Favorite?

Starring Michael C. Hall as a serial killer with a code, Dexter fascinated audiences for its full 8-season run. Each season distinctively pitted the vigilante against an array of villainous killers...
LRHieber
November 10 2016

Penny Dreadful: A Discussion of Alternatives

*Deep breaths* Okay. Because I am a Gothic Victorian novelist well versed in Penny Dreadful’s tropes and subject matter, I’ve spent the past few months railing on panels (like DragonCon),...
CrimeHQ
April 29 2016

Penny Dreadful Tarot Cards

Showtime's criminally underrated gothic horror soap opera, Penny Dreadful, returns for it's third season this Sunday, May 1 - and what better way to predict what will happen this season...
CrimeHQ
March 29 2016

Who Is Your Favorite TV Antihero?

Certain shows’ protagonists are not always the most honest, upstanding “heroes” that the good-guy-always-wins Hollywood has trained us to expect them to be. Some shows feature...
LRHieber
December 29 2015

On Penny Dreadful and Crimson Peak: The Importance of Dreadpunk and the New Gothic

I’ve been speaking about the Gothic as a literary and media genre online and at conventions since the first Gothic novel of my Strangely Beautiful series was published in 2009, albeit during...