Dear Netflix, here’s why ‘Kingdom’ fans need more episodes

Dear Netflix, As you prepare for another big Oscar showing, allow me to brief you on a small yet smoking hot gorgeous television series that now resides in your district of entertainment. Byron Balasco’s “Kingdom,” a show that debuted on DirecTV back in 2014 and ran for three seasons, now sits on your menu screen … More Dear Netflix, here’s why ‘Kingdom’ fans need more episodes

Charles “Ed” Brown’s death is proof that we never quite know what’s going on with someone

A lawyer with an eye patch. What could go wrong in a courtroom? I always got a solid kick out of Charles “Ed” Brown, the personal injury attorney of the law practice Brown and Brown who built a reputation as a strong yet sweet presence in St. Louis before his suicide this week at the … More Charles “Ed” Brown’s death is proof that we never quite know what’s going on with someone

South City Confessions: A drunk driver, Interstate 44, and my wife driving like Jason Bourne

Ten years ago, I almost died. Some things in life are just a matter of fact. If my wife hadn’t driven like an absolute badass one otherwise calm evening in St. Louis county a decade ago, I may not be on the right side of the grass. Yet here we are, still playing life’s games … More South City Confessions: A drunk driver, Interstate 44, and my wife driving like Jason Bourne

The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment #83: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ and how to pronounce SORKIN!

If you speak on the radio, the microphone can be an unfair yet required editor. You speak, it plays back into your ears, and the judgement begins. Forget the judgement around the room. At the moment, that doesn’t even matter. What does comes down to the instant recognition that something was mispronounced. There’s no going … More The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment #83: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ and how to pronounce SORKIN!

6 Worthy Conversations: Why Bill Burr is my favorite comedian

People who run red lights need a special kind of penalty. I’m talking about a $75 ticket and an ass-kicking. Just a small combination of knuckles and toes to make someone understand that what they just did was stupid and unnecessary. I will get back into this in greater detail at a later date. Right … More 6 Worthy Conversations: Why Bill Burr is my favorite comedian

Frank O. Pinion may be leaving 590 The Fan, but he’s not done with radio yet

“Two weeks from today will be our last show. “ We all know by now. The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon is coming to a close at 590 The Fan. Bad news doesn’t need an intro. It’s just a piercing feeling followed by a resilience that reminds you the show must go on. Here, … More Frank O. Pinion may be leaving 590 The Fan, but he’s not done with radio yet

Director Brawl! Who wins a fight between Eastwood, Scorsese, and Ridley Scott?

I think Clint Eastwood could kick your ass. Mine as well. Call it assurance with history and perspective thrown in. A wonderful film critic by the name of Will tweeted out something today that I found instantly addicting. See for yourself: Scorsese (77), Ridley Scott (82), and Clint Eastwood (90) (all still working and energetic) … More Director Brawl! Who wins a fight between Eastwood, Scorsese, and Ridley Scott?

How the ‘Kingdom’ soundtrack turned a great show into an all timer

Music can elevate drama. At its best, a score or a precisely selected song can turn a powerful moment in a television show or movie into something even more profound and mentally lucid. You dig into the moment more, sitting right there with the characters due to the interaction of a tune and its emotional … More How the ‘Kingdom’ soundtrack turned a great show into an all timer

6 Worthy Conversations: How Winston Duke is quietly taking over Hollywood with ‘Nine Days’

Welcome back to the land of whatever says definitely goes. A place where all the little noise in my head can finally be addressed. Let’s get into the latest round (okay, #2) of worthy conversations. 1. Thank your damn school teachers! St. Louis city schools may be going back to actual school this month, which … More 6 Worthy Conversations: How Winston Duke is quietly taking over Hollywood with ‘Nine Days’