Review: Gordon Ramsay’s “24 Hours to Hell and Back”

As a fan of Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon Ramsay in general, I was excited to see him returning with a new “restaurant help” show after a nearly four year hiatus. In fact, judging from the commercials, it appeared that this was going to be the same show, just done in a more challenging 24 hours as opposed…

Movie Review: “Bird Box” (2018)

This review contains spoilers. I am going to begin by echoing a sentiment shared by many while watching the newly-released Netflix film Bird Box: for most of the running time, I felt like I was watching A Quiet Place (2018). And The Happening (2008). It was like the two films got together and had a baby, and the…

In Case You Noticed a New Alien Show on Destination America…

I have a love-hate relationship with alien/UFO shows on television. Some are credible and leave you pondering what is actually out there. Others make you want to grab a tin-foil helmet and lock yourself in the closet whilst sucking your thumb in a fetal position. Some of the old History Channel stuff was pretty good,…

The End of the History Channel as We Know It?

It has been a few years since the History Channel actually wanted anything to do with history. They swapped out serious programming for Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Ax Men, and the like a long time ago. However, their sister network H2 still remained with a tiny shred of credibility, as most history-oriented shows…

Al Roker Produced One of the Best Thanksgiving Specials Ever

It aired in 2001 and maybe only a couple of times immediately after. Its not available on DVD, streaming, or even uploaded to YouTube. It was a simple episode of Al Roker’s old Food Network show Roker on the Road, where he visited historic Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts to give viewers a taste of what…

“The Men Who Killed Kennedy” and My Fascination Rekindled

I watched the Zapruder film 30 times the other day. Not the entire 26-second clip in its entirety, just focusing on the parts where President John F. Kennedy was visibly hit by bullets. I thought maybe after all these years, I would finally see something I never noticed. I took out a notebook and began…

Smithsonian Giving Us what the History Channel Used To

No aliens, rednecks, rusty cars, Bigfoot, or swamp rats here. The Smithsonian Channel is giving us what the History Channel should be. It was a total joy when I finally started watching their programming last week, after hearing about how good it was for years. As I sat there, I thought to myself, “This is…

Please Spare us the “Live Exorcism” Coming to Destination America in October

Thank God for Destination America, who never fails to impress me with the cheesiness surrounding their paranormal-related television shows. Examples being Amish Haunting and now, Ghost Asylum, where a team of red-neck hicks who make Deliverance look like an escape fantasy try to investigate haunted locations and trap the ghosts inside a special box. Well,…