Getting to see Garfield’s Halloween Adventure the week before Halloween night was always a highlight for me growing up in the 1980s.
A campy Halloween gem from the 1980s. Long live Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!
“When I was little I, like, worshiped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. ‘Cause it’s your one chance all year to be someone else.” ~ Angela Chase
As a 90s teen, I lived for My So-Called Life. I taped the episodes on VHS so I could re-watch them obsessively. Oh, the days before binging on streaming sites. The Halloween episode was an ethereal ghost story about teenage souls meeting across time. Cheesy, but just enough. My favorite part of the episode was Angela’s sister Danielle dressed up as Angela.
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I was pleased to really enjoy Ryan Murphy’s Ratched on Netflix, with its cast of misfit characters, satisfying gore and engaging narrative. Sharon Stone was a particular delight. I loved her styling in the series. It was difficult not to think about season 2 of American Horror Story because the settings were so similar and Sarah Paulson’s character was a variation of the same theme, but it did not take away from the show’s appeal or success. I’m looking forward to another season!
As today is Black Cat Appreciation Day, I salute Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In season 1 of Psychic Investigators on Prime Video, I found that the psychics did not influence the crime investigations. Rather, they paralleled them with their insights, and the show demonstrated how uncanny it was that they were correct in the end.
I was expecting the same in season 2, but the show delivered a different take on the topic. In these episodes, psychics directly influenced crime investigations, which was fascinating. If the psychics had not been involved in the cases, they would not have gotten solved. This was what I was originally expecting of the show—that psychics investigated crimes and helped solve them—so I was delightfully surprised to see it.
I would certainly recommend season 2—and, so far of what I watched of season 3—if you want to see psychics making a difference in solving crimes.
I was bummed to learn that Netflix’s Sabrina series will air its final season later this year:
“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will end with a part four on Netflix later this year. Netflix and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa made the announcement on Wednesday night.
“The final installment promises a spooky, sexy and supernatural series finale — but not before Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) reveals a few more tricks up her retro-chic sleeve. Over the course of the final part’s eight episodes, the Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned and The Darkness, to name a few), all leading up to The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of the Fright Club, Nick (Gavin Leatherwood) begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but it may be too late.”
I am mostly done watching season one of Psychic Investigators on Prime Video, and I am really enjoying it. When I started watching it, I was expecting it to be about psychics who crack unsolved crimes. So far, it isn’t like that at all. Instead, it is a true crime show that details how police investigate and solve murders, with a psychic giving his or her predictions alongside the investigation. In most episodes, the investigator or detective may accept the psychic’s input but doesn’t solve the crime with it. Only after the crime has been solved do the police look back and confirm how bizarre it was that the psychic was so bang on.
I am a sucker for stories about spirits and ghosts communicating from “the other side,” and Psychic Investigators has this kind of content in spades!