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23 May 2019

Ending Game of Thrones

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Well, this is it. The series is done. I started writing these articles in 2016, right before season six started. It seems like such a long time ago, three years …

18 May 2019

Grey’s Anatomy, The Privilege of Time, and the Death of Shondaland’s For the People

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Grey’s Anatomy lately. That show,…

16 May 2019

The Absurd Trajectory of the Prophetic Veep

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I hated Veep when it premiered back in 2012. Armando Ianucci’s biting satire of American democracy felt to me like useless cynicism, a crass comedy of bad behaviour like It’s …

14 May 2019

Game of Thrones: “The Bells”

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Honestly, I don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you about this week’s episode. I had to watch it again immediately after it was over. There’s so much to process, …

07 May 2019

Game of Thrones: “The Last of the Starks”

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With two episodes left, it’s very clear to everyone involved – the producers, the audience, the actors and the set designers — that we need to pump the gas on …

01 May 2019

Game of Thrones: The Seven Deaths in “The Long Night”

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Yes, more than seven people died, but the episode was too dark to really see them. Yes, there’s a heavy amount of symbolism in that darkness, the fear of the …

23 April 2019

Game of Thrones: A Night in the Seven Kingdoms

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It’s the night before the army of the dead descends on Winterfell. Since we’ve got a lot of characters and issues to resolve before our 83 minutes of bloodshed next …

17 April 2019

Game of Thrones: Winterfell and Mirrors

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I’ve been thinking about mirrors a lot, recently. As symbols, mirrors are often interpreted as portals, doorways, access points to realms beyond or just different spaces. They’re also revelatory, providing …

28 March 2019

Temptation Island & the Upside of Reboot Culture

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Reboot culture as the go-to MO of our modern television landscape is, to say the very least, uninspiring. My head spins at the thought of the original ideas unexplored because …

13 March 2019

Gallagher Forever

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Sunday’s night’s season nine finale was the final episode of Shameless starring Emmy Rossum. Fiona’s open-ended exit leaves room for a return- for a holiday episode a few seasons away, …

17 December 2018

Survivor 37, Ep12: Balls to the Wall

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We’re getting right down to the wire, folks. The time of the season that I start looking toward what kind of sparkling wine to buy for the finale to either …

09 December 2018

Survivor 37, Ep 11: How Davie Stole Hanukkah

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Despite this episode happening on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, this was an extremely Christian week, as our favorite robot-shirted storyteller slipped by another tribal council. Happy for him as …

02 December 2018

Survivor 37, Ep 10: 99 Bottles of Beer in this Brawl

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The gender balance is even! The immunity field is wide open! People are correcting Probst on his word choice! This season continues to be iconic! Historically, double episodes are put …

26 November 2018

Survivor 37, Ep 9: When Hot Cop Gets Got

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Perhaps it’s due to the recent holiday that I am thinking about gratitude, and what we as viewers are thankful for when it comes to tribal councils. Sometimes we find …

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