Spicy City intro screen

Hey everyone, welcome to the first post of my overhaul of Off the Beaten Path. Safe to say, things will be different for Off the Beaten Path. If you haven’t heard (aka you don’t know me in person), here’s what’s changing real quick. Instead of reviews episode by episode nominally 3 times a week, I will be reviewing a whole season at a time roughly twice a month. If you’re disappointed I’m no longer reviewing each episode, don’t despair. I’m still giving my thoughts about each episode during my reviews, just much more streamlined. This way, I have an excuse to watch more TV, and I can cover more ground for you all.

So what show did I decide to usher in this new change? Well, this show is truly one that is worthy of Off the Beaten Path. It’s an HBO show from the 90’s that has been so forgotten it’s not even on the HBO apps on top of never getting a physical release. It’s a trailblazing show that has been eclipsed by similar programming that followed suit. A show created by an established filmmaking figure that many don’t realize he made. Hell, this is also the first show I’ve reviewed for you all that I’ve never seen before. This show I talk of is Ralph Bakshi’s Spicy City.

  1. Page 1: Intro to Today’s Post
  2. Page 2: So What is Spicy City? & My Thoughts on Spicy City
  3. Page 3: My Thoughts on the Episodes
  4. Page 4: In Conclusion & In Case You’re Interested in Spicy City 

By Joseph MacMaster

Writer extraordinaire in progress who hangs out with the Chicago Film Scene crew. I screenwrite for my fellow CFS filmmakers. I also write TV and movie reviews, and am a co-host/main writer of the Chicago Film Scene: Live! podcast.

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