Setting Expectations for 2018

And so here we are in 2018. What does that mean for The TV and Film Guy’s Reviews?

Well, I’ll tell you right now that I love all the movie reviews we did last year, more than any previous single year (I think). Podcasts were plentiful as well. And, more than that, I’m proud of the podcasts and reviews.

What we didn’t do a lot of last year were more informal posts. In fact, looking at the “Random Thoughts” section of the site, I only find one article there for 2016. I’d like to see more of those.

I think it’s interesting and relevant to know about the author of an article, to understand where they are coming from. It offers additional insight into the work they create.

Of course, at the same time, those articles can be more difficult to create. It is easier to sit down, watch a movie, and then write about it – the parameters are far more defined. Writing a “Random Thoughts” article has the advantage that if provides more freedom, but it also has the disadvantage that it offers more freedom. Having to decide what to write about isn’t always as easy as I would have it be.

That said, I want to improve my ability to develop ideas and carry them through into articles. There is a discipline required and a skill to be sharpened. It seems worth doing. I don’t know how often they’ll appear, but the goal is “more often than in 2016” and this article will end up in the section so as long as I write one more I’ll technically have succeeded. Sure, that makes the bar low, but I like the notion of starting small.

Additionally, I have several ideas for series this year, one of which I’ll offer here… I am very happy with how well the 007(x3) Weeks of 007 series went a couple years ago and am thinking about doing a similar thing in 2018. Tentatively titled “One from the Shelf,” it would be thoughts based upon a single, randomly selected, movie I have sitting on my DVD/Blu-ray shelf. Honestly, the biggest problem with this is working out how to randomly select the movie. A random number generator sort of selection could have me counting into the hundreds (to something over a thousand, I believe) every time I choose a movie and that doesn’t feel like the best use of time.  I don’t know if such an article would appear quite once a week, but something approaching that order is the goal.

Welcome to 2018, we here at The TV and Film Guy’s reviews are going to try to make it a good one.


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