Bonjour y’all, welcome to the American Fables’ Review… thingy. I really gotta come up with a better name for these. But that’s all just a bunch of hoopla for Season Two, because tonight I welcome you to the much anticipated ~ Season One Finale ~ At long last, the votes are in and it looks … Continue reading Francegiving


Next up on the chopping block: Euros by The Oh Hellos. Cross your legs, align your chakras, and let’s get a little bit spiritual. But first, an ad from our sponsors: Are you tired of today’s pop songs, always drawing from the same grab-bag of well-worn tropes and tired-out lyrics? Ready to trade lyrics like … Continue reading Eurus


Composed by Wild Child, reviewed by me.  Bonjour y’all, and welcome to another cerebrally titillating review brought to you from the somnolent Saintes, a town perpetually blanketed in clouds and cool breezes. Today we’ll actually be doing a double-feature, reviewing two works related, not only in genre, but in geographical origin as well. Join me … Continue reading Expectations

Purée de Sésame

Sésame Butter, Demi-Complète, puréed by La Vie Claire; reviewed by me. Bonjour y’all, and welcome to another riveting review brought to you from Saintes, France. Today we’ll be tucking in to the world of gastronomy and French cuisine with a sinfully unsweet jar of La Vie Claire’s Purée de sésame demi-complète. In a world where … Continue reading Purée de Sésame

Dirk Gently (Season 1)

Alright, we’re back after the holidays and an extended vacation from reviewing. It seems that the Sun has also been on holiday seeing as we haven’t seen daylight in Saintes since before the New Year... on the bright side, this weather’s been great if your New Year’s resolutions were to, say, avoid melanoma or perhaps … Continue reading Dirk Gently (Season 1)

Over The Garden Wall

Led-through the mist, By the milk-light of moon All that was lost is revealed... - "Into the Unknown," Over the Garden Wall     Created by Patrick McHale, reviewed by me.  Hey everyone, this week we’re delving into the Unknown with Over the Garden Wall, a 10 episode mini-series created by Patrick McHale. I’m really excited about this … Continue reading Over The Garden Wall

Verre Cassé

Hey, everyone! Hope you enjoyed that first fun-filled, fabulous and, uh, philosophical book review. Really hope it gave you something to mull over, maybe one or two of you even went out and bought the book. If you did or if you didn't, either way, don’t really care, I’m just here to make reviews. Coming … Continue reading Verre Cassé

Croix de Guilan

Hey, so today we’re live-reviewing a two-day old bottle of Buzet's Croix de Guilan that’s been hanging out in my fridge. It’s in the Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon family and it pairs well with boiled chicken (poule au pot). It also pairs well with stir-fried mushrooms (poêlée de cèpes), wild boar stew (civet de sanglier), … Continue reading Croix de Guilan

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund, reviewed by me.  Hey, everyone, so today I’m doing my first movie review. I should probably mention I’m a pretty avid reader of Rotten Tomatoes’ home page, and I’ve read a lot of their certified critics’ one or two line reviews. So, that said, I think I’m ready to go ahead and … Continue reading The Square

Turtles All the Way Down

Written by John Green, reviewed by me.  Hey, everyone, welcome to my first review! Ouf, that looks a little funny… probably kinda weird to say welcome to a review. I mean, this isn’t, like, a physical space; I’m not opening my review’s front door and ushering you in to my review’s foyer, taking your coats … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down