5-sentence review of ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’

1. Reviving a franchise steeped in childhood nostalgia, such as the 1980s cartoon series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” requires a delicate balance between taking the fans’ love of the characters and setting seriously while not being so rooted in the past that the new product feels like a rehash. 2. Showrunner KevinContinue reading “5-sentence review of ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’”

How to lose a career in TV in three months: A story of failure and survival

From the desk of friendly neighborhood Paragraph Stacker Daniel P. Finney of Des Moines, Iowa. My brief career as a TV journalist ended shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021. Failure is a hard thing to admit, but I failed and failed badly in the role of assignment editor at Local 5 Iowa. MaybeContinue reading “How to lose a career in TV in three months: A story of failure and survival”

If you didn’t understand the first two episodes of ‘WandaVision,’ it’s OK. Those characters never make sense. Here’s why.

From the mind of friendly neighborhood paragraph stacker Daniel P. Finney of Des Moines, Iowa. Let’s be honest: The first two episodes of “WandaVision” make no damn sense. The new Marvel TV series on Disney+ begins in black and white like an old episode of “Bewitched” with our heroes Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (PaulContinue reading “If you didn’t understand the first two episodes of ‘WandaVision,’ it’s OK. Those characters never make sense. Here’s why.”