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Doctor Who Recap (Season 12, Episode 3)

This week Doctor Who saw our heroes on vacation on the planet known as Orphan 55. Let’s be honest, after last week, the Doctor really needed a holiday. Of course, as with nearly all of the Doctor’s relaxation time...

 
 
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Recap: Doctor Who (Season 12, Episode 2)

Last week, we were left with the Doctor in a precarious position. She was trapped in a mysterious place. Meanwhile, her companions were in a plane moving rapidly towards the ground (and without a cockpit, to boot). This week, the Doctor is ...

 
 
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Recap: Doctor Who (Season 12, Episode 1)

Doctor Who returned this year with an explosive 2-part premier titled Spyfall. Jodie Whittaker has reprised her role as the 13th rendition of the titular Doctor. Her dear companions all returned as well. It’s great to see the whole ga...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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Review: Final Space Season 2

Final Space, a lesser-known gem of an animation from TBS and Netflix, follows the adventures of Gary Goodspeed. He’s just an ordinary guy, imprisoned in space for five years following a misunderstanding, but has greater forces to re...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
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Review: Harley Quinn (Season 1)

There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientated Batman media....

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)

Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I've always beli...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 10 - "Leap"

A silly pet peeve of mine is when people label any television episode in a confined space a "bottle episode." That's one of the requirements for sure, but in the spirit of problem-solving in filmmaking, it has to solely take place on one of...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja"

As disparate this season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been, and despite my being the only person in the fandom to feel disappointed by last week's episode, I'm overall digging what I see. Even though I couldn't tell you what this season is...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Umbrella Academy

Imagine this: one day, you’re a person who’s totally not pregnant, not even a drop, minding your own biz-ness, enjoying some beach weather, and then, wham-o, the next and you’re full-term about to burst, like Jesus or...

 
 
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Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 13

After a decade of airing, it takes a very special combination of acting, writing and comedic timing to keep a sitcom going. For most of these shows, there seems to be a specific season you can point to where the quality went on a downward t...

 
 
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Review: Roseanne: Season 10

Revivals of a classic TV show isn’t exactly a new thing, but the concept has been kicked into overdrive lately. I can’t imagine anyone was clamoring for a Hawaii Five-0 or Knight Rider reboot, but here we are with both existing....

 
 
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The Terror Season 1 Recap: 'First Shot a Winner, Lads'

[Editor's Note: Before we say anything, this recap will obviously go into detail about this episode of The Terror, so there are going to be a ton of SPOILERS. Beginning now.] Halfway through the season and no signs of ceasing its relen...

 
 
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Review: Inhumans (Season 1)

Well, I did it. I watched the whole thing. A few weeks ago, I wrote (well, ranted) about my impressions of the first two episodes of Inhumans. I’m not, frankly, all that confident I have much to say about the thing as a whole that&rsq...

 
 
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Review: Stranger Things 2

As Netflix crawls further into debt, and continues its larger push into original programming, it means there's a lot more pressure on its flagship shows to succeed. Stranger Things' first season hit a nostalgic vein, and made a huge im...

 
 
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Review: Rick and Morty (Season 3)

Rick and Morty is a dense series. Not because of its content per se, but because of the discussions it brings to the table. Its a series constantly at odds with its predilection for toilet humor and the overbearing cynicism of its deli...

 
 
 
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Review: The Defenders (Season 1)

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first came to Netflix it seemed like such a great idea. Four individual series of shows focused on more grounded heroes eventually coming together in a small scale, Avengers-like fashion. But the exci...

 
 
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Rick and Morty Season 2 Review: One Schwifty Season

Season two of Adult Swim’s latest breakout hit, Rick and Morty, started off with one of the most high-concept episodes of any television show this side of Community and ended with a surprisingly intense non-stop rocket-fueled punch to...

 
 
 
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The Simpsons Season 27 Premiere Review: Stunt Gone Wrong

I've been a big supporter of The Simpsons for as long as I can remember. Literally, one of my first memories was asking to watch the show. And if you ask my mother, she'd tell you I'd move around in my high chair in order to catch The Simps...

 
 
 
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Limitless Pilot Review: Limited in Scope

If you haven't been paying attention to the TV scene lately, it's been getting more and more impressive. Shows are getting better budgets, a higher class of actors, and their getting all sorts of social media attention. It's no longer passe...

 
 
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Minority Report Pilot Review: It's Basically Already Canceled

As television grows more and more influential thanks to its ready availability through streaming services, networks have been putting more and more money and effort into their offerings. One of the weird consequences of this is the rise of ...

 
 




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Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 

The Times of Bill Cunningham"If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do, kid"

 

Enter the Fat Dragon"A.K.A. Yakuza: The Movie"

 

Come to Daddy"Daddy issues"

 

Cupid"I like you, but I don't 'like' like you"

 

Gretel & Hansel"Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

 

The Rhythm Section"The beat does not go on"

 

Sundance Downhill"Imagine Marriage Story in the Mountains but even less funny"

 

Sundance Wendy"Beasts of the Southern Neverland "

 

The Turning"Turn your eyes away"

 

The Gentlemen"Laws of the Jungle"

 

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens - Season One"She's still Nora from the block"

 

Color Out of Space"Nicolas Cage milks an alpaca"

 

Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"