Frank Lee MeiDere Profile
Hi. I'm Frank Lee MeiDere.
I trust you'll realize that's not my real name, but I'm an English prof at a Toronto college and I figure a low profile is in order. Not that I write about the education system very often. It's boring, and there are far more interesting topics. Someday I hope to stumble upon them.
In the meantime, I don't give a damn.
Bones Review: Outbreak (4/24/2013)Stopped watching last season because the characters had long ago dropped from three dimensional to one dimensional and were threatening to become a singularity. Caught a couple of episodes this season, one with the baby biting (singularity seemed imminent) and this one. This one really wasn't bad. Kind of reminded me why I'd started watching in the first place. At least Bones wasn't acting like a pre-teen's idea of an intelligent person.
Castle Review: Depending on Dad (2/26/2013)Captain Malcolm Reynolds is back! It was an excellent episode, but it did make me long for the days of Firefly. But we have Castle now, and that's a pretty good replacement (well -- you know.) I did like the fact that Castle did nothing that wasn't beyond his capabilities. He didn't turn into a super spy able to take out a gang of villains with a few well-placed karate chops. His fighting essentially consisted of knocking one guy out of the way in his desperate flight from the house. I was also concerned that the "plan" to blow up the electrical conduit seemed way too simplistic and was relieved to discover that it was just a decoy plan for the real one. As one commenter mentioned, however, I was somewhat distracted by the fact that Alexis had no place to go to the washroom -- although I suppose they let her out and escorted her to the appropriate facilities when she needed them. In that case, however, holding her in a cage in the middle of the room seemed a bit overly dramatic. PS: If they ever make a Clancy movie about John Clark, James Brolin is the man for the part. And hi, Sue Ann. Good to see you still here.
Castle Round Table: "Headhunters" (4/20/2012)Just a correction. Wash didn't play with the dinosaur figures in the opening of the movie, Serenity. He played with them in the first episode of Firefly (an episode called "Serenity"), and it wasn't at the beginning, but after the opening scenes in which we see Reynolds' troops decimated in the iconic battle at the Valley of Serenity.