Category Archive: Television

Starz’s “The Girlfriend Experience” is … an Experience

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Disturbing but sexy. Intriguing but horrifying. Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience is a lot of things. Better and more insightful critics might tell you that The Girlfriend Experience is a cutting edge drama about a… Continue reading

Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and Characters with Psychology (a.k.a., people)

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Jessica Jones is not an invulnerable show, though it does have a super-powered capacity for awesomeness. It is incredibly, unnaturally strong in a lot of ways, but it still gets a cut above… Continue reading

Dead Men Don’t Dream: Ruminations on “True Detective” Season 2 Thus Far

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By the end of episode two of “True Detective” season two — perhaps even by the end of the first episode — I realized that I had to stop. The story analyst in… Continue reading

The Point of Fiction, Wish Fulfillment, and HIMYM Reflections

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What’s the point of fiction stories anyway? In J. R. R. Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories — an essay that predates anything to do with Hobbits — he intimately discusses the “fairy story” as a literary form, which… Continue reading

Game of Thrones S5:E1 Review: “The Wars to Come”

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GoT season 4 brought us to a wonderful finish with the battle at Castle Black followed by Tyrion’s titillating escape. What at the time felt like a very satisfying double homicide has now… Continue reading

NYCC Day 3

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Today was a much simpler day but filled with some incredible content. After getting our panel passes for Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix Exclusive Panel we spent the next few hours checking out the rest… Continue reading

NYCC Day One Recap

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Today was the first day of NYCC and it was incredible. Here are the awesome things I got to do! Started the day with a Disney panel. The panel featured Big Hero 6… Continue reading

Arrow Season 3 Premiere: “The Calm”

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The team is back! The team is at their best. Roy and Oliver are fighting together. Oliver has returned to hunting down criminals and those who “have failed this city”. Roy has taken… Continue reading

The Flash Premiere “Pilot” Recap

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Last night The Flash premiered on The CW to the channel’s highest premiere ratings in five years! This comes as no shock (ha! pun) since the DC Universe has been dominating the small screen… Continue reading

Doctor Who: “Time Heist” Recap

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Doctor Who has the special condition that it can tell any kind of story that it wants to. The Doctor is not bound by time or space, so neither are the writers. Sometimes this… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: SUSPECTED FLOPS

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This is the list of the new fall primetime shows that didn’t quite make the must see list and that I expect we won’t see around for very long.   ABC Forever (Tuesdays… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON FOX, The CW, & CBS

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The second look at this season’s must see new shows featuring FOX, The CW, and CBS. FOX Mulaney (Sundays 9:30/8:30c) Premise: The show follows John in his day-to-day life as he interacts with his… Continue reading

Moffat’s “Listen” Revitalizes Doctor Who Like Never Before

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When they made this particular hero they didn’t give him a gun they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON ABC & NBC

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The 2014 fall primetime season is right around the corner. I know that there seems to be a lot of new shows out there. I am here to help you sort through the… Continue reading

PODCAST: Doctor Who Series 8 Premier “Deep Breath” Discussion

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Ric, Liam, and Corey carved out some time to reflect on the past, present, and future of Doctor Who in light of the Series 8 premier and debut of the 12th Doctor, Peter… Continue reading

Surprise! ABC’s “Selfie” is REALLY Good

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In the realm of vapid self-absorption, ABC’s Selfie seeks to showcase the queen: Eliza Dooley, played by the wonderful Karen Gillan. We know she’s wonderful because she’s Amy Pond, and if you read this blog often… Continue reading

Gary’s Pokemon Training Tips: How to Be the Very Best Like No One Ever Was (Even More)

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Hey boys and girls. Gary Oak the super Boss man is here and back in business. I’ve been busy lately being awesome, most recently via a mountain conquest with my fellow awesome pals… Continue reading

Who is Jon Snow’s Mum? The R + L = J Theory Explained for Show-Watchers

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This is about as spoilery as spoilery can get. For those of you who only watch the show, these are some major book spoilers. What I’m going to reveal comes from the Song… Continue reading

Troy’s Top 10 Fictional Fast Food Restaurants

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When a movie or television show wants to set one of their scenes at a fast food restaurant they have two choices: arrange a shoot with an established fast food chain and possibly… Continue reading

Fox Picks up Batman Prequel Show: “Gotham”

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The 2014 pilot season is upon us and Fox has started it off with a bang. Gotham just hit the top of everyone’s list for the most anticipated pilot of the year. In this… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About That Scene from “Game of Thrones”

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SPOILERS Last year I went through great efforts to do the weekly episode recaps for Game of Thrones. This season I have to struggle with a stolen borrowed HBO Go account just to keep up with… Continue reading

Psych: A Retrospective (10 Reasons to Watch)

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Psych had its final show last week. After 8 seasons, 119 episodes, 1 musical, and a ton of laughs… Psych has ended. Psych is an hour long comedy about Shawn a fake psychic detective,… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Guild”

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What happens when your gaming life meets your real life? Watch The Guild. Codex (Felicia Day), the online gaming persona of Cyd Sherman, has come to the realization that her offline life, better… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Watch: “Breaking Bad”

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The final eight episodes of this beloved series were recently released onto Netflix, and if for some reason you haven’t watched them yet, I’m here to set you straight. Note: this list is… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Boondocks”

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“Excuse me! Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make…” “Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11.” Welcome to Woodcrest, a white-washed town with few… Continue reading