A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and new articles throughout the week, including — movie reviews each Monday at 7pm and live events Wednesdays at 7pm. If you love mysteries — explore Mysteryrat’s Maze — there's something for everyone… and check out our sister site on Blogger for bonus articles.


TV reviews, recaps & profiles related to anything on TV. Click on article titles to see full articles.

by Lorie Lewis Ham


With the Streamys coming up soon (online video’s version of the Emmy Awards), a lot of people are thinking about web series right now, something we at KRL have been keeping an eye on and reporting about for a while. Web series come in all different shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of budgets and target audiences. This week we are reviewing a new web series that premiered in July, and this one is just plain fun–Axis of Action.

{ 0 comments }

True Detective Review: Emmy Review

IN THE August 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andRoy Runnels,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Roy Runnels



True Detective is a very unique beast. It has the makings of a primetime crime drama, but with an a-list celebrity cast, a incredible story, and a very different setting. It’s definitely not something that can be described easily, especially without avoiding spoilers, but it’s something worth your time.

{ 0 comments }

by Deborah Harter Williams



In cased you somehow missed Scandal, it’s twisty and dark and set in Washington, D.C. The drama orbits around Olivia Pope, political fixer and campaign strategist. Her “gladiators in suits” are extremely loyal to her, as she has rescued each of them at one point from a personal crisis. Oh and by the way, she’s having an affair with the President.

{ 0 comments }

House of Cards: Emmy Review

IN THE August 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Terry Ambrose


Next week Monday are the Emmy Awards so over the next week we will be reviewing some of the nominees! If you have not yet seen House of Cards, be warned there are spoilers.

{ 2 comments }

Doctor Who: TV Review

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Chris Lovato



We can start in 1963, when Doctor Who first graced British televisions until 1983, when it was cancelled. Resurrected by Russell T. Davies in 2005, it’s captured the hearts of American audiences quite recently, and it has only grown in popularity since then.

{ 0 comments }

by Deborah Harter Williams



Thank you TV creators of Oz–first and foremost for the treat that is the Miss Fisher Mysteries. Bringing Kerry Greenwood’s Phrynne (pronounced Fry-knee) Fisher to the screen is a marvelous accomplishment. If you turn the sound down and just watch the scenery and the costumes you will be well entertained, but then you’d miss out on the stories that are well-crafted, based on intriguing history and well-acted.

{ 4 comments }

Supernatural Recap and Review

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Chris Lovato




Finished with nine seasons and headed for a 10th in the fall, Supernatural is a show that’s proven a fan favorite. It’s not hard to see why, but let’s take a look at…

{ 0 comments }

Murder in the First: TV review

IN THE July 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Bobbi A. Chukran


Murder in the First is a new TV drama that aired on TNT a few weeks ago. The series was created by Steven Bochco, and Eric Lodal.
The show explores one crime through ten episodes, going from the commission of the crime, through the investigation, to the arrest and trial.

{ 3 comments }

by Chris Lovato



When Ian Mitchell gets a wood box on his doorstep containing a photograph and a gun, he’s drawn into a game of, quite literally, life and death in the Crackle web series, Chosen.

{ 1 comment }

The Originals Season 1 Recap & Review

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Chris Lovato



It’s been a wild ride on The Originals so far, and what was really 21 episodes seemed like much more than that; the writers really managed to cram a lot into the first season, so here we go!

{ 0 comments }

TV Flashback Banacek

IN THE May 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andDeborah Harter Williams,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Deborah Harter Williams


Though it was only on for two seasons, Banacek is still memorable for its style, captivating plots and winning characters. George Peppard was Thomas Banacek, freelance insurance investigator equally at home in his palatial Beacon Hill digs, in a fight or climbing through windows.

{ 1 comment }

The Black Box: TV Review

IN THE May 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andMental Health,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Chris Lovato



Humans have explored the depths of the oceans and the vast reaches of outer space, but one of the toughest puzzles we’ve been faced for centuries is one very close to home: the human brain and mind. Although neuroscience and psychology have come a long way in the last century, doctors still deal with stymieing neural cases every day and sometimes, even have to deal with it themselves. ABC gives us a peek into the world of one such doctor in its midseason venture, Black Box.

{ 1 comment }

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales