Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Anthony Fremont's Last Laugh

I'm not listing the episodic television I watch on my new Pause. Rewind. Obsess. blog, but I just finished enjoying my latest viewing of the classic TWILIGHT ZONE episode "It's A Good Life" from Season 3, followed by a listen to Bill Mumy's fun commentary. I think it's the very best (and subtlest) of Rod Serling's many tyrant-themed TZ episodes, and I was especially pleased to be reminded of the brilliant end credits image, which Mumy himself failed to mention or notice. It's a shot of the much-mentioned cornfield we never see in the episode itself, which ends the program on the chilling note that, no matter how much we may have liked meeting little Anthony Fremont, he must have decided he didn't care for us very much... and wished us all away.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A New Year, A New Blog

Seeing that my screening diary, conceived as a new discipline, was coinciding with the arrival of a new year, it makes sense to me to spin it off as a new blog. Therefore, just a short time ago, I launched my newest project on Blogger, entitled PAUSE. REWIND. OBSESS. It's my new online screening diary.

Mind you, I'm not abandoning Video WatchBlog, just adding to it; anything I'm inspired to publish online outside the scope of the screening diary will appear here, as usual. I hope you will enjoy it and, if you do, please continue to support VIDEO WATCHDOG and its many fine products.

Happy New Year!