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The Gifted: An X-Men Series Embracing the Mantle of An Embattled Minority

Synopsis: The Struckers live in a world where mutants are heavily policed in the interests of public safety. Like most people, they never really think about it–not even the father, whose job is to prosecute mutants for using their powers. … Continue reading

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We’ve Seen Friends Team Up. We’ve Seen Rivals Team Up. But Now We Finally Get a Superhero Team-Up of…Reluctant Acquaintances? (The Defenders)

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: New York vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all team up–quite reluctantly–to combat an old organization of immortals who will destroy the city to get what they want. (Reluctantly, except for Iron Fist. He just wants … Continue reading

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Galavant: Fun, Ridiculous, and Optimistic Medieval Musical Comedy

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Musical Synopsis: Galavant is a knight happily in a relationship with the love of his life, Madalena–until King Richard abducts her to become his queen. Naturally, he embarks on a rescue. But by the time he gets to the castle, … Continue reading

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The Gifted: I’ve Missed These Ensemble X-Men Works

Synopsis: The Struckers live in a world where mutants are heavily policed in the interests of public safety. Like most people, they never really think about it–not even the father, whose job is to prosecute mutants for using their powers. But … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Inhumans: I Wish It Made More Sense

Genre: Superhero Synopsis: A kingdom of Inhumans–people with powers that can be activated through exposure to a substance–exists on the Moon, unbeknownst to the people of Earth. But the king is overthrown by his brother, and the royal family escapes to … Continue reading

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NYCC 2017: Experiencing the Agents of SHIELD Panel

I went to New York Comic Con this Saturday, and wonder of wonders, I actually got into the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD panel. I did not think that would happen. And it was relatively chill, too–we didn’t have to show … Continue reading

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Outlander S1.5: A WWII-era Englishwoman in 18th century Scotland

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance Synopsis: Claire, an English WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English. To protect herself from a particularly sleazy English soldier, … Continue reading

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Legends of Tomorrow: A Study for Creating Consequences in an Optimistic, Feel-Good Show

Genre: Superhero/Sci-fi Synopsis: A ragtag bunch of time travelers are all that’s left to defend the integrity of the time stream. Which would be easier, if they could agree on whether or not it should be protected.

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Character Journeys in Once Upon a Time: the Savior, the Evil Queen, and Rumplestiltskin

The last time I talked about Once Upon a Time, I posted an overview of the show’s pros and cons over its six season run. And there were plenty of both. Now I’d like to get into more detail about … Continue reading

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How Is It Even Possible for Agents of SHIELD to Be So Emotionally Powerful?

Genre: Action/Superhero Synopsis: SHIELD is tentatively united once again, just in time to face an AI gaining consciousness. When that AI threatens to undo their greatest regrets, however, the real question becomes: will they be able to bring themselves to fight against … Continue reading

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