HUMANS: TV’s no-frills cybernetic revolution…

It’s unfortunate that “HUMANS,” a terrific British cyber-revolt series (based on a Swedish series) has to share an era with HBO’s “Westworld.”   Don’t get me wrong, my wife and I enjoy Westworld very much; it’s a beautiful piece of science-fiction television, and arguably the best mindf–k TV series since 1967’s “The Prisoner.” It’s that HUMANS…

Personal Favorites of 2017

Just want to begin by saying that for this year’s favorites list, I’m going to get away from numerical or other arbitrary values (same way I won’t give ‘thumbs up’ or 1-5 star ratings, etc).  So unlike last year’s list, I’m not going to do rankings.  Just a list. I also recognize that there are many…

Personal favorites of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close (thank goodness!  It’s been a brutal and ugly year…), I decided to take stock of the entertainment I’ve enjoyed over the year.   I’ve made two lists, for movies and for television, here goes… FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2016: 1. The Arrival.   This year’s “The Martian”/”Interstellar”; smart science fiction movie…