All posts tagged: Nostalgia Blog Reviews

Nostalgia Blog Reviews: The Bewitched Continuum

A few months back I was approached to do a review on a book titled ‘The Bewitched Continuum: The Ultimate Linear Guide to the Classic TV Series’ by Adam-Michael James. At first I was somewhat hesitant. My only experience with the television show Bewitched was as a kid when I was home sick watching re-runs from noon till 1pm. I got the premise, a guy marries a witch, she does some witch magic to mess with him, everyone laughs, the end. Seems simple and good enough. Other than those sick days as a child that terrible (let’s call it re-make?) of the TV show in film form starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman was my only other experience with the Bewitched franchise. It was safe to say Adam-Michael James and his book had the deck stacked against him. That was until I started to read the book. Have you ever talked to a friend or colleague about a subject you know nothing about but their interest and passion for it is so captivating and contagious …

Nostalgia Blog Reviews: ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

One great thing about writing for this blog (other than not having to care about grammar or spelling) is sometimes people reach out to you and give you free stuff in exchange for a review. I call those people suckers…I mean valued readers! In all seriousness, the other month I was sent a copy of ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ by Richard Rosenbaum to be reviewed. I thought, cool, it’s a book about Ninja Turtles, it should be okay. Boy was I wrong. It wasn’t okay, it was AWESOME! And that’s saying something for a book about the world of comics, cartoons and movies that contains zero pictures. Rosenbaum tackles in detail all things turtles from its start as a gritty independent comic to the more kid-friendly cartoon and into each movie that was created. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the turtles and even touches base on probably the greatest moment in TMNT history: That time Vanilla Ice sang “Ninja Rap” in ‘Secret of the ooze’. Rosenbaum’s writing is …