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Stranger Things 2: Chapter Eight Review

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STRANGER THINGS 2: CHAPTER EIGHT: THE MIND FLAYER From the official D&D website, here is the definition of a Mind Flayer. Mind flayers, also called illithids, are the scourge of sentient creatures across countless worlds. Four tentacles snake from their octopus-like heads, flexing in hungry anticipation when thinking creatures come near. In eons past, illithids… Read more »

Stranger Things 2: Chapter Six Review

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STRANGER THINGS 2: CHAPTER SIX: THE SPY Man, I always thought this stuff happened in movies and comic books. – Bob Newby This was a great Stranger Things episode, which (spoiler alert) precedes a really bad one, but had we spent the entire hour with the newest babysitter/buddy cop comedy/drama, “Harrington and Henderson,” I’d be… Read more »

Stranger Things 2: Chapter Three Review

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STRANGER THINGS 2: CHAPTER THREE: THE POLLYWOG I fell asleep, and just like always, Mr. Baldo came, only this time I didn’t run. This time I stood my ground. – Bob Newby Sometimes, smart people have no common sense. What else to explain Dustin Henderson’s decision to assume the best of the weird, slimy creature… Read more »

Stranger Things 2 Review (SPOILER-FREE)

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Sequels almost never live up to the hype, and often can’t even approach it. Sometimes, they’re woefully inadequate in the eyes of many. Think back to the experience of watching The Matrix, the resulting fervor surrounding Reloaded, and how you felt walking out of that film. I’m the wrong one to ask, as I loved… Read more »

Netflix’s American Vandal Review

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Honestly, I had no idea what I was in for with American Vandal, the new fictional, satirical true crime series that dropped onto Netflix this past Friday. I assumed I would enjoy portions of it and probably would have to deal with the rest of it. Granted, that’s a vague manner in which to enter… Read more »

Narcos Season 3 Review

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A thought occurred to me a few moments after Wagner Moura’s seminal Pablo Escobar was finally murdered on a rooftop in the closing minutes of the Narcos Season 2 finale. Certainly this drama could continue to exist without him, but for two years Moura provided consistently riveting television, with very few spots that could be… Read more »

Marvel’s The Defenders is Dark, But Fun

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I had to watch the first two episodes of Netflix’s The Defenders, which hit the streaming service today, twice. Why? Because I fell asleep during both initial viewings. Whoa, that’s clearly not a good sign. That’s what I thought, but by the end of the fourth episode, which was the final hour Marvel and Netflix… Read more »

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Review

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If you’re reading this, it’s not outlandish to assume you’re already familiar with the Wet Hot American Summer phenomenon. Originally it was a 2001 cult classic about a Maine summer camp, and it’s always been known for the quality of its cast more than the quality of its script. This is a project that’s very… Read more »

Netflix’s Ozark Simply Isn’t Fun

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All I ask from a television show is for it to hold my attention and not feel like a drag on my time. Some of the best shows, up to and including Breaking Bad and The Leftovers, have started slowly, required patience, and then ended up cultural touchstones. Seven hours into Netflix’s new original series,… Read more »