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Binge-Watching Master

“Whoa, so you’re like the “Winter Soldier?” Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev, asks his hot date, after she remarks how much metal is in arm after surgery from a car accident. “Who’s that?” she asks, and he launches into a long-winded… Continue Reading →

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 →

American Gods: The Devil’s in the Details (But Not in The Bone Orchard)

Here’s a question: How do you convert a character created in a written medium to one expressed in a visual medium? How do you adapt to this new medium if the character is known to be quiet and reserved, to… 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.

Legion and the History of Madness

What then is this fascination which now operates through the images of madness?   – Michel Foucault, “Madness and Civilization”

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 →

MST3K’s Return Doesn’t Miss a Step

It’s hard to believe that it has been 18 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been on the air. And just by using the first three episodes of the new season as a barometer, the show barely believes it,… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Read American Gods Right Now

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods Chances are that if you keep up with this blog, then you also… Continue Reading →

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