Magic Lantern

I am pressed to find time to watch television when the show actually is scheduled. DVR is my friend. With the comic book world coming to the small screen, I have more shows to watch. A couple of my current favorites:


Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is something of a 19th-century–style, Old West lawman living in modern times, whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target of criminals as well as his U.S. Marshals Service bosses. As a result of his controversial but “justified” quick-draw shooting of mob hitman Tommy Bucks in Miami, Givens is reassigned from Miami to Lexington, Kentucky. The Lexington Marshals office’s jurisdiction includes Harlan County, where Raylan grew up and which he thought he had escaped for good in his youth.

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. The show focuses primarily on the lives of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon. He was awesome in Southland. As originally conceived, the series would have served as a straightforward story of Gordon’s early days on the Gotham City police force. The idea evolved not only to include the Wayne character, but also to tell the origin stories of several Batman villains.


The Americans
The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. Keri Russell is amazing in her performance. For those who grew up in the 80s, you really start to remember.