Stranger Things: A Pervasive Sense of Mystery, and the Desperation Behind Not Knowing What Went Wrong

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Image: Netflix via Screenrant

Genre: Mystery/Supernatural

Synopsis: A boy goes missing in a small town, leaving behind few clues as to what happened to him. As his family shoulders the weight his inexplicable disappearance, strange things start happening. His mother come across hints of something unbelievable. A runaway girl with a hidden power appears in town. Slowly, things come together, answering the show’s most pressing questions: Is the boy still alive? Can he be brought home? And what happened to him in the first place? Continue reading “Stranger Things: A Pervasive Sense of Mystery, and the Desperation Behind Not Knowing What Went Wrong”

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Once Broken Faith: Kings, Queens, and Murder at a Political Convention

 

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Synopsis: Toby Daye is a changeling, half-fae and half-human. She started off the series disconnected and aimless, a result of the years she lost due to a spell cast on her by her enemies. She’s come a long way since then, becoming a hero of the realm, someone people count on. She’s amassed a dedicated group of friends, and lost others. Continue reading “Once Broken Faith: Kings, Queens, and Murder at a Political Convention”

Killjoys S2: Messed Up Father Figures, Brainwashed Soldiers, and the Struggle for Independence

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Image: Syfy

Synopsis: Dutch and John are trying to put their team back together, rescuing D’avin from the clutches of a mysterious experiment. Meanwhile, Dutch’s old mentor–the man who trained her as an assassin–is making things complicated, acting on some mysterious agenda. The stakes are high, with Dutch’s past coming for her, and their friends becoming embroiled in the surrounding politics. The team is only just getting past one major personal hurdle thrown between them. And yet, conflicting priorities rise to threaten their partnership–and their friendship. Continue reading “Killjoys S2: Messed Up Father Figures, Brainwashed Soldiers, and the Struggle for Independence”

Doctor Who Season 8’s Best Episodes Feature Adventure, Emotional Conflict, and Engaging Twists

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Genre: Sci-fi

Synopsis: A Time Lord, the Doctor, travels through time and space, answering calls for help and saving humanity. He’s almost always joined by a companion–currently, a teacher named Clara–who keeps him company, and often keeps him from doing anything too terrible. Continue reading “Doctor Who Season 8’s Best Episodes Feature Adventure, Emotional Conflict, and Engaging Twists”