Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Link roundup

1. The River is terrible. Far from being scary or stylish, it's like watching an episode of Gilligan's Island.

2. An architect was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles after a firefighter died fighting a fire in a home the architect built.

3. RL Stine posted a pretty great short horror story at Twitter.

4. Recruiting scandal in the world of college chess. The coach's program is called the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (Spice).


  1. I started watching The River after your first post on it. It feels like a decent web series that couldn't cut it in prime time.

  2. Yeah, if I was 10, I'd think it was great. If it was a series of webisodes by up and comers, I'd think it was great. But for a network show with those names behind it, it's astonishingly ill-conceived.

    Who approves the script?: This week, the adventurers are all left blind after an attack by hostile tribesmen. Will they find the magic tree that will restore their vision in time?

  3. i know, i thought the first two episodes where ok and hoping things would turn out better but this week's episode with the blindness was really bad, half way through i wasnt even watching what was going on.

  4. Yes! Thank you! My wife and I feel the same way. The River is ridiculous, full of plot holes and cliches. I couldn't believe all the praise this snore fest was getting. Glad to hear we're not the only ones! Felt the same way about Paranormal Activity: Waste of money.

  5. I dunno, it's not that bad. This coming from a person who has never seen a moment of any of the Paranormal Activity films nor am I a fan of anything Spielberg has done in the past 25 years, so I went in with very little expectations looking for a fun, finite horror series. I'll take it over The Walking Dead any day. Agreed it's kinda weak, would have been better suited to a summer burn off.
    And is it just me or is Spielberg just putting his name on anything these days?