You can definitely see the difference in quality with the Champions giving them a bit more hands on advice. Usually in the early part of the seasons you're seeing at least a few utter failures, but so far, even the eliminated people's stuff hasn't been anywhere near as bad as they usually are. » 1/28/15 3:27pm Wednesday 3:27pm

She's certainly become a dominant presence on the show, and I think that makes it harder for the show to kill her off before the end, which can mean her plotline drags on way past its expiration point. Freak Show wasn't as bad as Coven, where her character just stubbornly sat on the edge of death for the whole series. » 1/27/15 12:11pm Tuesday 12:11pm

Cruella De Vil: Either: Buy your unwholesome designer products from cultures that don't have our values. I'm sure there are plenty of other countries that don't feel about dogs the way we do, and would happily get a rich lady a dalmation coat or an elephant purse, or what not. » 1/27/15 10:49am Tuesday 10:49am

I'll be interested to see what they come up with... the 90s conspiracies/urban myths are kind of played out now, in part because of the X-files, and also because of larger societal changes like The Internet and HD Camera Phones gradually killing off enthusiasm for UFOs/Bigfoot/Nessie, and reality TV shows making the… » 1/26/15 12:59pm Monday 12:59pm

They were both really odd beasts. I think Final Fantasy's problems weren't just in branding, the story was the sort of thing that works in a video game... a basic Collect the Seven Things quest to defeat the Main Boss. We don't question that sort of stuff to much in a video game, because the overall enjoyment is as… » 1/23/15 12:04pm 1/23/15 12:04pm

I think a film can be overmarketed too. There were *so* many P&S ads, with that damn Pompeii song... I just got to be really sick of them. Not only do you need to give a good bill of sale for your movie, but you need to make sure people aren't just sick to death of it when it comes out. » 1/23/15 7:03am 1/23/15 7:03am