Roundup: The Catch and Wynonna Earp

The Catch

Genre: Thriller/mystery

Synopsis: Alice is PI and a partner at an investigative firm. Her life is looking good–she’s got a great job, great friends, and an upcoming wedding. Until her fiance, who she’s been with for a year, disappears. Alice learns that he’s a conman who’s been using her to get information from her firm. Feeling used and betrayed, she decides to take him down. Continue reading “Roundup: The Catch and Wynonna Earp”

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Roundup: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Critical Role x Kinda Funny: Dungeons & Dragons

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell

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Image: Brandon Sanderson, Artist: Miranda Meeks

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: Innkeeper Silence maintains her business in the Forests, where shades and lawbreakers roam. So far, she’d managed to retain independence for herself and her daughters by supplementing her income through more dangerous means. Maintaining an appearance of a surly but harmless hostess, she has managed to remain above suspicion. And alive, and free, along with her two girls. For now. Continue reading “Roundup: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Critical Role x Kinda Funny: Dungeons & Dragons”

Science in Media Roundup: Artistic License with Medical Safety and Loaded Terminology

More science in TV, and as expected, most of it has issues. So, what in recent television is not quite as portrayed?

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The Catch: In a case of the week episode, the private investigation firm goes up against a pharmaceutical company being sued for a clinical trial gone wrong. A drug trial ended with 16 patients in the ICU, and the firm’s client suspects that the previous trial must have had adverse reactions as well, which were covered up. In the end, it turns out the the lead clinician in charge of the trial deliberately sabotaged it because the medicine wasn’t working and he wanted to start from scratch to develop something that would work (as his wife suffered from the condition the drug was meant to treat, MS.) Continue reading “Science in Media Roundup: Artistic License with Medical Safety and Loaded Terminology”

Broken Age: A Different Take on the Hero/Victim Dichotomy

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Image: Double Fine Games via Video Games Blogger

Genre: Point-and-click adventure/sci-fi

Synopsis: Vella is chosen for the honor of the Maiden’s Feast, a ceremony vital to the safety of the village. But something feels wrong, and Vella finds herself wondering if the way they’d all been taught to live is really the only option… Continue reading “Broken Age: A Different Take on the Hero/Victim Dichotomy”