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Deadwood, Episode 1: “What Kind of Hand is Your Friend With a Gun?”

What, you’ve never asked that question before? Welcome to the 1870s. Deadwood Revisited: No Law at All: Season 1, Episode 1 The opening sequence of the first episode of Deadwood depicts a mercy killing.  We open on a building in a pretty well-put-together Western settlement (the title card tells us we’re in “Montana Territory, May […]

The Mandalorian and the Fetch Quest Dilemma (Chapter 17 Review)

When we last left our beloved lone wolf bounty hunter and his adopted cub foundling’s show, Mando had set off to resurrect the world of Mandalore (or something) and Baby Yoda had begun his training under Luke Skywalker.  And now as we rejoin them, Mando and Grogu have reunited on another TV show and are […]

Obi-Wan Kenobi Concludes the Series with Confidence (Part VI Recap)

The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi, worryingly labeled as the conclusion of the season instead of the series, has arrived on Disney+. Boiling the quality of a miniseries down to how well its finale operates is not always fair, but in the case of Obi-Wan, its inconsistency of caliber — ranging from groan-worthy to downright epic […]

Superheroes, Monsters, and The Hopper Problem in Stranger Things (Episode 4.3 Recap)

Episode three of season four, titled ‘The Monster and The Superhero, directed by Shawn Levy (Free Guy) and written by Caitlin Schneiderhan starts off with a harrowing revelation: the government believe Eleven to be the one responsible for the brutal Hawkins murders. What makes matters even worse is not only that El has no access […]

Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV Retreads the Franchise in a Bid for Nostalgia (Part IV Recap)

With only six episodes, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be coming to an end in two weeks’ time. If the story were to drastically change course from how it began, I believe it would have happened already. It seems that the series’ primary storyline, kept fiercely under wraps before its premiere, is indeed Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor)’s custody […]

Ms. Marvel soars thanks to good humor and Iman Vellani (Review)

As we approach the premiere of Ms. Marvel, let’s take a moment to assess the television side of the MCU. Ms. Marvel marks the sixth live action MCU series (seventh overall if What If… “counts”). These shows seem primarily to be servicing two sorts of characters: filmic supporting players who would might struggle to carry […]

Vecna Curses Hawkins in Second Stranger Things (Episode 4.2 Recap)

In episode two of season four, titled ‘Vecna’s Curse’, written and directed once again by The Duffer Brothers, we see Mike reunite with Eleven, Will Byers once again pushed to the sideline, and Hawkins’ reaction to Chrissy’s brutal murder from the end of last episode.  At this point, everyone’s back in the thick of it. […]