Clarence Riley

Webmaster, editor, writer of Red-Headed Mule. RHM was founded in 2011. Currently is liking British TV better than U.S. TV, mayhaps.
8 October 2014

VH1 Takes “A New Beat” to Drumline

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Drumline: A New Beat steps up on VH1 premiering 27 October. The Fox TV Studios-produced sequel swaps genders for the lead as Alexandra Shipp’s Dani Raymond enters the faltering Atlanta A & T Drumline program. However, Nick Cannon will make an appearance, hopefully in a more harmonious role than gossip fodder. … Continued &#187

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29 September 2014

Two Men Almost Died in Family Guy/Simpsons Smashtacular Smackdown

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Let’s laugh at something bloated, slovenly, full of itself, and pretends to care about things that matter. “Simpsons Guy,” Family Guy’s season premier, managers to walk a thin tightrope of accommodating The Simpsons and Family Guy. Fans of both will share favorite moments in GIF form for days and days. It’s all about moments; neither show are known for excellent plotting. … Continued &#187

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Nobody on Simpsons Season Premiere Died of Noxious Family Guy Humor, But…

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After a summer where FXX boosted its profile by showing #EverySimpsonsEver, Fox is very eager for its Sunday season premieres. “Clown in the Dumps” kicked off Animation Deference-to-Brooklyn-Nine-Nine with the death of Krusty’s father, Rabbi Krustofsky. It’s typical hit-or-miss current Simpsons, but the couch gag by Don Hertzfeldt made me remember the infinitesimal possibility that humanity’s future is probably as subatomic particles receiving TV signals into their exo-skeletons. … Continued &#187

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24 September 2014

Dynamite’s Turok Volume 1 Is Good Enough Revival

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Turok becomes part survivor, part dino whisperer in Dynamite’s revival of the Gold Key warrior. Writer Greg Pak plots a solid yarn where the young man finding his purpose while not knowing friend from foe. This is probably not the Son of Stone series, of which I’ve seen very little, nor is it the sci-fi-flavored Valiant/Acclaim series. … Continued &#187

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23 September 2014

2000 AD Goes Forward to 1900 [REVIEW]

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2000 AD presents a solid package allowing readers to get to know some established characters. An anthology with sci-fi elements as a whole, its three stories contrast each other in different styles. If you like Prog 1900’s all-star talents (Wagner, Ezquerra, Edginton, D’Israeli, Abnett, etc.) then you might stick around. … Continued &#187

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29 August 2014

Jaegir: Strigoi Hunts For U.S. Readers [REVIEW]

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It’s curious that Rebellion publishes Jaegir: Strigoi for the U.S. market as it’s based on a pre-existing universe that American comic book readers aren’t familiar with. Jaegir spins off of Rogue Trooper, but Trooper failed to make an impression in the States. The story is about a soldier, the Nordland’s Atalia Jaegir, transitioning from warrior to monster hunter. … Continued &#187

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28 August 2014

Eight Confessions About Enjoying Saved By the Bell & TNBC

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Source: rulenumberoneblog.com

Twenty-one years after the graduation episode, someone decided it’s a good time to revisit Bayside through Lifetime’s Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Movie. Like many impressionable kids, I was a big Saved By the Bell fan. Not only did I like SBtB, I liked shows that were like it at the time.

Since I’ve never made my feelings about SBtB public, I’ve lined up eight confessions about my fascination with Saved By the Bell, creator Peter Engel, and TNBC. … Continued &#187

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19 August 2014

Introducing IronLantern2814 Custom Figures

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You may have enjoyed reviews written by our own Roshawn Rochester (Go ahead and read; the reviews won’t bite.). Now, Roshawn has established his custom figures business. IronLantern2814 Customs can be found on Facebook where Roshawn offers action figures “made to order.” … Continued &#187

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17 August 2014

The Triumphs and Trouble of Trillium [REVIEW]

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Jeff Lemire delves into science fiction in Trillium, published by Vertigo. Originally, Trillium was a monthly limited series; as a complete graphic novel, I really respect Lemire’s ambition. However, the tale of two people from totally different places meeting up is only decent in execution. … Continued &#187

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5 August 2014

The Birth of Korean Cool: Euny Hong Provides South Korea-in-a-Book [REVIEW]

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The Birth of Korean Cool, Euny Hong’s book about the Korean Wave or hallyu, which only appeared to take place overnight. It seems that all of a sudden we’re aware of Samsung phones and Psy galloping his way to gazillions of YouTube hits. However, Hong describes how South Korean’s influencing world culture, not just pop culture, was a few decades in the making.

In just over 250 pages, Hong documents developments in South Korean music, movies, technology, and food. Ms. Hong, a Korean-American who has also lived in France and Germany, is our tour guide through modern South Korea. She maintains a balancing act where she shares her experiences living in Seoul’s Gangnam district as a teenager and reporting South Korea’s aspirations of worldwide cultural dominance. … Continued &#187

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