Chris Sacca Was The Best Guest Shark On ‘Shark Tank’

At some point, I plan to write a blog post that ranks all of Shark Tank‘s guest sharks, because thinking about Shark Tank makes me happy. I don’t have a definitive ranking established yet, although I know who will come out on top: Chris Sacca. Not just because he wore those cool cowboy shirts. But because heContinue reading “Chris Sacca Was The Best Guest Shark On ‘Shark Tank’”

‘Kiksuya’ Is ‘Westworld’ At Its Easiest And Most Compelling

There hasn’t been much to enjoy about Westworld this season, with its confusing, overloaded episodes that bombard viewers with multiple timelines and several plotlines all at once. Every word is somehow significant, or not — it may solve the entire puzzle, or it may be a miscue, or you could be making things up just toContinue reading “‘Kiksuya’ Is ‘Westworld’ At Its Easiest And Most Compelling”

‘Cupcake Girls’ We Barely Knew Ye

In 2018, it seems odd anyone would call their business after the generic name of a product. “Cupcakes,” like “milk,” “bread,” “nuts,” or any other single word you could look up in a dictionary, is hardly SEO-friendly. That may be one reason why it’s so hard to figure out exactly what happened with “Cupcakes,” theContinue reading “‘Cupcake Girls’ We Barely Knew Ye”

Superstore: Labor (S 1 E 11)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. There’s a lot to love about Superstore, from its hauntingly familiar set that you swore you just visited a few hours ago, to its sharp dialogue and insightful storylines. None of that was more true than in Season 1, when theContinue reading “Superstore: Labor (S 1 E 11)”

‘Shark Tank’ Needs A Wiki So We Know What Happened To Everyone Who’s Ever Been On The Show

In December 2016, Don Wildman and Jake Sullivan came on to Shark Tank pitching their product, Hand Out Gloves, that gives you full hand dexterity while you’re on the ski slopes. Sullivan, in his late-20s, was an able Shark Tank sales person; Wildman, in his early-80s, had a hefty business credential: starting Bally’s Fitness, a brand manyContinue reading “‘Shark Tank’ Needs A Wiki So We Know What Happened To Everyone Who’s Ever Been On The Show”

‘Westworld’: Just William And Ford Playing A Game

I’m trying, Westworld, to stay with you here. I’m trying to care, and tonight (Episode 7, “Les Écorchés.”) I made myself care by reading a bit too much into that conversation between Maeve and Dolores, when one is severely injured, experiencing a deep mourning, and the other is running amok around the park, drawing blood withContinue reading “‘Westworld’: Just William And Ford Playing A Game”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away (S 6 E 14)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. A lot happened in Seasons 4 and 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I know this because I skipped ahead from Season 3 to 6 and it was a totally different show. This was back when binge-watching meant gathering upContinue reading “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away (S 6 E 14)”

Olivier Noel Of DNASimple Came To ‘Shark Tank’ As Part Of A Revolutionary Movement

Olivier Noel came on to Shark Tank touting the benefits to researchers of his company DNASimple: relevant biological tissues, available on-demand so studies could run more quickly. Instead of spending precious time finding samples, academics could have access almost immediately, allowing them to jump ahead to the testing and analysis part of the research. But there’sContinue reading “Olivier Noel Of DNASimple Came To ‘Shark Tank’ As Part Of A Revolutionary Movement”

Star Trek TNG: Journey’s End (S 7 E 20)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. The true aficionados know that Star Trek: The Next Generation barely qualified as science fiction. The fact that it was so popular in its day proved it didn’t really have a place in the true geek niche. Every Thursday night in university,Continue reading “Star Trek TNG: Journey’s End (S 7 E 20)”