Author Archives: Laura Merrill

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Five Thoughts on The Witcher‘s “Family”

By | Feb 28, 2022 | Television

Good morrow, peasants, and welcome to our review of the season two finale of Netflix’s epic fantasy series The Witcher, in which rivals take revenge, friends bestow forgiveness, and betrayers find redemption. If you’re craving some adorable heartfelt cheese with a side of spectacular magical violence, you’ve come to the right place. Otherwise, go back […]

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Five Thoughts on Y: The Last Man‘s “Peppers”

By | Nov 9, 2021 | Television

Welcome, remaining living creatures, to our review of FX’s inappropriately named science fiction drama Y The Last Man. Season one’s penultimate episode sets us up for a thrilling finale that will bring together the show’s three main threads, while delivering equal parts exciting murders and thoughtful introspection. Spoilers ahead, so figure out who the president […]

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Five Thoughts on Y: The Last Man‘s “Ready, Aim, Fire”

By | Nov 2, 2021 | Television

Welcome, remaining living creatures, to our review of FX’s inappropriately named science fiction drama Y The Last Man. This episode delivers Roxanne’s long-awaited origin story, Sam’s long-earned fresh start, and Nora’s calculated/chaotic approach to career advancement with a uniquely catlike quality. Spoilers ahead, so let go of that lover who doesn’t deserve you, and if […]

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Five Thoughts on Y: The Last Man‘s “My Mother Saw a Monkey”

By | Oct 26, 2021 | Television

Welcome, remaining living creatures, to our review of FX’s inappropriately named science fiction drama Y The Last Man. Episode seven takes seriously the difficulty of teamwork, and the harm the patriarchy has caused that has outlived the Y chromosome. So beware of non-daughters-in-law, and put on your eighteenth century nightgown like the grounded trustworthy individual […]

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Five Thoughts on Y: The Last Man‘s “Mann Hunt”

By | Oct 12, 2021 | Television

Welcome, remaining living creatures, to our review of FX’s inappropriately titled science fiction drama, Y The Last Man. This episode brings us to Boston, where even more parallels are developed between the fictional post-apocalypse and the non-fictional pre-apocalypse. We also get to finally meet Dr. Allison Mann, who articulates all that was really lost as […]

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