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The Defenders are Coming

If you were a part of the audience who contributed to the $145 million for the opening weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then there is a good chance you saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Defenders. The… Continue Reading →

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

I Want to Believe The X-Files Will Return to Greatness

Long before The Walking Dead attacked basic cable ratings. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made superheroes super fun. And long before LOST’s flashbacks, flash forwards and sideways storytelling, sci-fi was complicated and cool. The X-Files made conspiracies, science fiction and… Continue Reading →

What’s Going On With Outcast?

Last summer, I binge watched this TV show everyone online was telling me I HAD to watch: Outcast. Outcast is the story about Kyle Barnes, who has the ability to cast demons out of people.

Fargo: The Law of Vacant Places

Fargo, in case you didn’t know, is one of the best black comedy, crime dramas on television. This year, the crime anthology tells the story of Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit is a wealthy businessman and Ray, a parole officer…. Continue Reading →

April Fools’ Day Prank Gives Observant Fans a Rick and Morty Surprise

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Iron Fist: In Defense of a Defender

Anyone who’s taken the time to run a search on Iron Fist or Danny Rand in the past week likely knows that the show hasn’t been well received. It’s been plagued by negative criticisms since its outset. Truthfully, the only… Continue Reading →

Lawman at The End of The World: The Philosophy of Rick Grimes

“To be sane in a world of madmen is in itself madness.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau          I can’t help but think of Rick Grimes and his cowboy boots when I see this quote by the 18th century political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Maybe such… Continue Reading →

The Journey So Far: Mapping The Walking Dead’s Past

“There is no hope and we’re on the road to nowhere.” As if the anticipation couldn’t be higher for the return of The Walking Dead, an AMC TV special takes a look back at the pop-culture phenomenon’s beginning through The… Continue Reading →

X Marks Its New Spot

Sometimes a Show can be a Zombie. That is to say, resurrected after death, to be judged by its droves of loyal fans. Such is the case with an old fave and standard-bearer of the supernatural genre — The X-Files. By… Continue Reading →

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