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The Strain, 2.08: "This is who we are. This is Staten Island"—Um, no…

This episode opens with a sense of urgency that has been lacking, as would seem entirely reasonable given bald, tentacle-shooting monsters roving in packs. However, whatever sense of urgency the cold open establishes is soon undermined by basic lapses in good writing, logic, and some unintentional humor. Namely, the… » 7/27/15 12:42pm Monday 12:42pm

[Retro] Buffy; tVS - Today's standards against yesteryear's content?

While Buffy (and creator Joss Whedon) have their lovers and their haters, most can agree that the Vampire slayer was the prototype to many of the Teen-focused supernatural shows of today (not to mention all the YA that’s out there). It was one of the first shows to be fanfic’ed, one of the first to be driven by an… » 7/25/15 11:41am Saturday 11:41am

[Retro] Birds of Prey - Woodshedding for today's superhero explosion?

Every now and then, I like to check in. Re-watch old shows to see if they can hold up against today’s standards. Sometimes they don’t, but more often than not, they do. One show I haven’t watched in a while was 2002 Birds of Prey. With the rise of the TV DC Superheroes of late, I thought I’d go back and check in with… » 7/22/15 6:36pm 7/22/15 6:36pm

MCU Speculation: Agents of SHIELD DubSmash Edition (Spoilers Abound)

What’s up party people! Welcome back to another edition of MCU Speculations. This week’s victim target entry: Agents of Shield, Season Three. Something has been bugging me, and I have thought about this for a few days. This isn’t based on any specific article, but rather, a lowly tweet. So sit back, relax, and enjoy… » 7/21/15 10:40am 7/21/15 10:40am