11 May 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale, A Second Sitting

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My second viewing party of The Handmaid’s Tale was, if anything, more horrifying than the first. It was also, inexplicably, more hopeful. This week, we’ll take ourselves episode by episode, …

09 February 2017

Season Wrap Up: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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*spoilers throughout* The second season of Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna’s wacky, honest, fun, moving, groundbreaking, silly, progressive gem of a musical comedy moved fast. Really fast. Like, a full …

24 August 2016

The Night Of: There Are No “Ordinary Deaths”

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The season finale of The Night Of is coming around the bend. It’s so soon, it seems unreal, despite how long the individual episodes run (one hour and twenty minutes, …

21 August 2016

The Night Of: A Foreigner Carrying a Knife in the Pocket of his Jacket

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There is a book, by Amitava Kumar, called “A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His …

13 August 2016

The Night Of: Dark Depths, Dark Crates

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Perhaps more telling of our generation than the procedural crime drama is the prison story. Jailbreaks, great escapes, masterful duels between the jailed and the jailers are sources of endless …

11 August 2016

Introducing Fantasy Hospital

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Should the magical creatures at the Fantasy Hospital start treating mortals? That’s the big debate following episode 5 of Fantasy Hospital “LIVE from the Opal Office.” I’ve really enjoyed the …

03 August 2016

The Night Of: The Moves and Magic of a “Subtle Beast”

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This may have been my favorite episode of the show. Granted, it’s only the 2nd airing of The Night Of, and granted, John Turturro steals the show every chance he …

30 July 2016

The Night Of: What Happens on “The Beach”

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In the long and decorated history of the procedural crime drama, there have been shows, movies and series which go far and beyond the standard pale. In our recent era, …

28 June 2016

Game of Thrones: Finale, Feminism, and the Future

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Finale Season six is over. Hard as it is to comprehend, girls and boys, they ended the season with an hour and twenty-two minutes of the best scenes everyone wanted, …

25 June 2016

RIP Penny Dreadful

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Is it better for a show to announce it’s ending as far in as advance as it can so fans have time to come to terms with their impending loss? …

20 June 2016

Game of Thrones: Father’s Day

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“Battle of the Bastards,” the most recent episode in the sixth season of Game of Thrones, has me thinking about fathers. Well, not fathers, specifically (the word “bastard” implies the …

13 June 2016

Game of Thrones: The Ethics of the Game

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This is a story about honor. A man marries a woman from a powerful family. That man’s wealth and status rise significantly as a result, and places him among a …

06 June 2016

Game of Thrones: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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It’s hard to develop a sense of foreboding in Game of Thrones. This series has been nothing but foreshadowing, ominous vibes, constant hints of death and threats and the overarching …

01 June 2016

Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass vs the World

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In the past two weeks, Penny Dreadful had one of its strongest episodes to date, and one of its weakest ones. “A Blade of Grass” was pure artistry, while “This …

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