Separating the Art from the Artist

All the news about Harvey Weinstein in the last couple of weeks has gotten me thinking about this age-old question again: Where do you separate the art from the artist? What do you do when you discover that the creator of a work you love is an asshole, has done something heinous, or is even an outright criminal? Is there a point where a person becomes SO repugnant that you can no longer support the creative work they were involved in?

John’s TV Roundup, 2017

We’re at the start of the fall TV season right now. In the age of cable TV, summer series, and streaming services, that’s not really the event that it used to be — You can watch new television episodes year round these days. But I figure it’s still as a good a time as any to take stock of the shows I’ve been watching (or trying to watch) this year and figure out where they stand with me.

The Tick and His Wacky Peers

The Tick, a reboot of the live-action TV series that was a reboot of the animated series that was adapted from the comic book that started out as a comic store mascot, has finally arrived on Amazon’s original programming channel, so I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the other superhero comedy-parody-satire offerings that may have influenced, or been influenced by, what is obviously the most successful entry into the genre.