Friday, April 07, 2017

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

Modern Family, Season Six:
We burned through this season pretty quickly after the fifth season's long stall -- it recaptures some of the lighter, wholesome fun of the earlier seasons without letting any one character overshadow the show.

Final Grade: B

The Climb:
This retail game for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers allows you to go climbing and bouldering in exotic locales like the Alps, the Grand Canyon, a fjord, and a tropical cliffside. It really sells the depth of vision and illusion of 3D, especially when you're dangling by one arm and happen to look down into a raging river. My arms are actually tired after playing a round. The controls can sometimes get fidgety if you turn a bit too far from your sensors, but this is just a minor annoyance.

Final Grade: B+

Expanse, Season One:
This is one of those sci-fi shows I regret watching after it's all done. Billed as a strong follow-up to Battlestar Galactica (which I also got bored of during the first season and never proceeded to the second), it has impeccable visual effects but is marred by forgettable characters that don't really compel you to care about anything. It feels like every other sci-fi show ever made, which may be exactly what you want if you're into sci-fi shows. However, the slow pace will make watching it a drag -- the content of a single strong episode is generally spread over two. Watch only if you're starved for sci-fi. Free on Amazon Prime.

Final Grade: C-

Rarities and B Sides by Delerium:
I know absolutely nothing about Delerium, but really liked their collaboration with the lead singer from Metric, Stopwatch Hearts. I purchased this on the strength of that song but ended up only liking about four total songs on the album (two of which featured the same Metric singer). The rest of the album is forgettable electronica from the era where you could play a muted dance beat for six minutes and call it music.

Final Grade: C+

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