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Five Thoughts on The Gifted: “eXploited

By | Dec 12, 2017 | Television

It’s looking like a blue Christmas for the Struckers and the Underground.  The junior Struckers and several key members of the Underground team are behind bars with Sentinel Services.  Cory Booker’s Evil Twin and his partisans have the upper hand.  Let’s hang our X-Stockings by the chimney with care, pour some X-Nog, and have some […]

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Five Thoughts on The Walking Dead‘s “How It’s Gotta Be”

By | Dec 11, 2017 | Television

Above even the expected failures, the midseason finale is thoroughly underwhelming and poorly handled, with many issues existing even beyond the five here. Then again, maybe that’s just “How It’s Gotta Be.” Be warned, major spoilers follow. 1. Problem of an Overstuffed Nighttime Episode At times, we may have some dark episodes, physically speaking: scenes […]

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Five Thoughts On Runaways‘s “Kingdom”

By | Dec 6, 2017 | Television

Five episodes into Runaways and they still haven’t run away. I’m keeping count. However, by completely going its own way, this might be the best show Marvel has given us to date. This episode makes the lives of all these characters even more complicated with pasts revealed and a big twist at the end.  Let’s jump into […]

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Five Thoughts on Supergirl‘s “Reign”

By | Dec 5, 2017 | Television

Whew, last week’s crossover was a doozy. I can’t wait to find out how it affects the sh…oh. They don’t even acknowledge the wedding. Welp. I shouldn’t be surprised but, here I am, complaining about it. I wish they held some narrative weight so that the character work done in the crossover could have some […]

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Five Thoughts On Runaways‘s “Fifteen”

By | Nov 29, 2017 | Television

We’re at episode four of Runaways and the kids still haven’t run away. Believe it or not, that’s actually great. “Fifteen” inches us closer to that but dives deeper into the mess that’s become these characters’ lives. While not a faithful adaptation, this might be the best show Marvel has given us to date. Let’s jump into […]

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Two Weddings and a Funeral: A ‘Crisis on Earth X’ Conversation, Part 2

By , and | Nov 29, 2017 | Television

It’s over! The four-part CW crossover that brought Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow together for ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ came, saw and conquered. Our three regular reviewers of these series – Elias Rosner (Supergirl), Christopher Chiu-Tabet (Legends of Tomorrow), and Brian Salvatore (The Flash, Arrow) – gathered to talk about the first two […]

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