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A Series of Unfortunate Events has a Charismatic Charm

Genre: Adventure/comedy Synopsis: Three siblings, the Baudelaires, suddenly find themselves orphans. They’re sent to live with a nearby relative, Count Olaf–who, it turns out, only wants their money. He puts them in poor living conditions, uses them as servants, and abuses … Continue reading

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Luke Cage, and Its Dedicated Focus on Characterization

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: Luke Cage is an escaped convict who was falsely accused, lying low and hiding his superpowers. But the man who’s giving him a job is deeply concerned with the inhabitants of Harlem, and when he runs afoul of a … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Messed Up Characters in Messed Up Situations

Synopsis: Jessica Jones had wanted to be a hero once. That was before Kilgrave, a man with the power to control minds, found her. Now that she thinks he’s dead, she’s trying to put her life together while dealing with … Continue reading

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Sense 8: The Good, The Bad, and How It’s Ultimately Worth Watching

 Synopsis: Eight people all born on the same day are suddenly connected to each other, able to communicate across great distances and access each others’ skills. As they learn to use this connection, they’re being hunted by a powerful organization. But it’s … Continue reading

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