Lari Burkhart

A life-long book addict, I spend most of my time trying to find a way to avoid reality through sci-fi and fantasy. I've been a Christian for quite some time (no numbers, please) and I'm always ready for a discussion about how fiction mirrors the Bible and its principles even when it's trying not to.

Review: Faceoff – Season 8

By Lari Burkhart / May 1, 2015 /

Director(s): Michael Agbabian, Dwight D. Smith, Derek Atherton Writer: N/A Composer: N/A Starring: Glenn Hetrick, McKenzie Westmore, Ve Neill Distributor: Mission Control Media; Syfy Genre: Reality Rating: NR Syfy’s Face Off is the reality television show that every cosplay-loving geek should be watching. (Actually, it’s the only reality show anyone should be watching, but we’ll…

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Review: The Messengers Series Premiere – Awakening

By Lari Burkhart / April 23, 2015 /

The latest offering by CW, The Messengers, fits perfectly into the paranormal niche the network has carved for itself. Though it’s not perfectly clear which direction the show will be heading, the premiere does manage to offer an intriguing opening for the series by creating a lot of questions and answering none of them. Episode…

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Review: StarTalk – Series Premiere

By Lari Burkhart / April 21, 2015 /

Neil Degrasse Tyson had a large amount of success with the series Cosmos, so I expected that success to translate to his new Natgeo series, StarTalk. Even the show’s tagline, “Science and pop culture will collide,” seemed to point to something that would be a blend of entertainment and informative programming. Unfortunately, the format leaves…

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Review: The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 16 – “Conquer”

By Lari Burkhart / April 2, 2015 /

What The Walking Dead fans have learned to expect from a finale is that it will have us on the edge of our seats throughout the entire show and that, in the end, we’ll be left with as many questions as we had going into it. The build-up to the finale is always intense, and…

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Review: The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 15 – “Try”

By Lari Burkhart / March 25, 2015 /

With next week being the season finale of The Walking Dead, “Try” is one of those episodes that focuses on building tension and offering no relief; I have to say, it is very successful in doing just that. Cast members who didn’t get to take part in the emotional trauma of last week are back…

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