Tag Archives: Supernatural

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the Berkshires

Re-posting my lengthy piece on the production I saw of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2016, in honor of the anniversary of the play premiering on Broadway. On the evening of July 4th, I took the Mass Pike … Continue reading

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“I just love telling stories. That’s what we do and it’s a good business to be in, especially if you know you have talent.” –Jensen Ackles

It’s his birthday today. I’ve written so much about him. My Supernatural re-caps are filled with tributes/explorations to his talent. He has no flaws as an actor. He can do anything. And he is lucky to have found a role … Continue reading

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September/October 2023 Viewing Diary

I moved in late September. Again. I found a little cozy apartment, the second floor of a little house, with slanted ceilings, little cubbyhole-eaves everywhere, and a big yard. It’s a 10 minute walk to the beach. I found it … Continue reading

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Today, the Sheila Variations is old enough to drink.

The above pic of me – taken by Michael – graced the top of my original blog, when I set it up 21 years ago today. I never should have put my picture up – it led to a lot … Continue reading

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March 2023 Viewing Diary

March was a bitch. Working on a big single project which sucked up all of my attention. Marathon not a sprint. I can’t do things half-way. This project was never ever out of my mind. I’m close to the finish … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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R.I.P. Nicki Aycox

I was so saddened to hear the news of actress Nicki Aycox’s death. She was 47. Aycox made such an enormous impression as the demon Meg on Supernatural. She showed up in the first season, signaling that larger things were … Continue reading

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July 2022 Viewing Diary

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019; d. Quentin Tarantino) I like it more every time I see it. I’ve seen it maybe 7 or 8 times. Desert Fury (1947; d. Lewis Allen) I adore this messed-up homoerotic Technicolor fever-dream. … Continue reading

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Trauma and Self-Pity: Jensen Ackles’ Acting Technique

So far, the Jensen minions are not as on top of their game in gif-creation with his performance as Soldier Boy in The Boys as they were with Dean Winchester, so I couldn’t find the moment I wanted to discuss. … Continue reading

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“We’ve got work to do.”

Kripke knows what he’s doing. He knows who’s watching. He takes care. He keeps it in line with the new series and aesthetic, but he knows we out here will recognize the nod. Supernatural The Boys

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