Category Archives: Television

The Biggest Problem with Netflix’s Iron Fist

Iron Fist Season 1 Review (Minor Spoilers)
Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham, Rosario Dawson

Iron Fist is loaded with possibilities. Marvel’s latest Defender has a built-in Netflix audience and the advantage of seeing how to construct a superhero TV show off the momentum of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Looking back at Season 1, it’s evident that Iron Fist is inconsistent, uninspired and deeply flawed.

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“13 Reasons Why” Season 1 Review (Non Spoilers)

 

13 Reasons Why Season 1 Review (Non Spoilers)
Starring: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Justin Prentice, Kate Walsh, Alisha Boe, Derek Luke

“13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix series centered on adolescents and the issues they face. Cyberbullying, mental health, teen suicide, slut shaming and sexual assault are some of the hot button topics this slickly produced drama/mystery is built around.

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Announcing the Winner of The Walking Dead Glow-in-the-Dark Painting!

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Take a look at what the Negan painting looks like. And the winner is …

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Enter To Win A Glow-In-The-Dark ‘The Walking Dead’ Painting

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Jaccendo and Cibarra’s Art want to give fans a chance to win one very cool prize: a Glow-in-the-Dark painting of The Walking Dead’s Negan.

Get ready for Season 7  with the launch of “Which Major Walking Dead Character Did Negan Kill?” contest.

The identity of Negan’s victim(s) will be revealed in the Season 7 premiere.

Could there be more than one victim? The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman addresses the rumours, “I don’t know that our audience is necessarily bloodthirsty enough to be wanting to hear that there’s another death.

“One death should be enough for this audience and one death will definitely have the affect that we’re looking for. It will certainly set the stage for a very exciting season.”

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Stranger Things Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

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Netflix’s supernatural drama Stranger Things will return for a second season in 2017. This is hardly a surprise announcement considering how many fans and critics have positively responded to the 80’s nostalgia series. 

Some interesting new details have emerged on the second season. What we know is that it will stay true to the tone and characters from the first season. At the same time, the focus is on thoughtfully expanding the world, including the addition of new multi-generational characters and a new dark force.

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‘Stranger Things’ is a Love Letter to 80’s Films

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If you heard anything about the Netflix drama Stranger Things about a young boy in a small town disappearing under creepy, otherworldly circumstances, it puts your knowledge of 80’s films to the test by referencing everything from E.T. to Akira and cherry picking elements from classic Stephen King stories.

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If You Love 12 Monkeys You Might Like Continuum

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What is it about great time travel stories that are so popular? Everyone has their own personal favorites and reasons. I like how there’s so many ideas and ways that a story can be explored through time travel. It also captures my imagination seeing how directors and storytellers envision what the future has in store for humanity.

There are a tonne of time travel series going on right now. 12 Monkeys and Continuum are two different kinds of time travel shows. What they have in common is that they are both filmed in Canada and air on Syfy network.

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‘The Leftovers’ is a Bold and Brilliant Drama You Should Be Watching

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The Leftovers (A Spoiler Free Overview)
Cast: Justin Theroux, Amy Brennerman, Carrie Coon, Christoper Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Ann Dowd, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney

HBO’s The Leftovers is one of my favorite TV shows going on right now. I just finished binge watching the second season last week and can’t stop thinking about it. I want to share my experience of watching the show in a completely spoiler free way. I won’t go into too much detail, but I’ll try to give enough explanation so you can decide if it’s a show you might be into.

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6 “Blood of My Blood”: How the High Sparrow is a Master Manipulator

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Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones S06E06

“Blood of my Blood” is a fitting episode title. Of course, it’s a direct reference to Dany’s speech to her Khalasar. It also relates to Sam’s kin and his new makeshift family of little Sam and Gilly even though they aren’t blood relatives. Family is a thread which also connects to Bran’s storyline where Uncle Benjen makes his return.

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Fox’s Mystery Thriller ‘Wayward Pines’ Has A Strange, Creepy Secret

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Wayward Pines Season 1 (A Spoiler Free Overview)
Cast: Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Shannyn Sossamon, Juliette Lewis, Reed Diamond, Charlie Tahan, Hope Davis

The opening to Fox’s mystery thriller Wayward Pines is a close up shot of a man’s eye as he wakes up in a forest. Who is this man dressed in a business suit out in the middle of nowhere? What happened to him and where exactly is he? My immediate reaction is that it’s an homage to Lost which had the exact same opening. The difference between how Wayward Pines handles the mysteries compared to Lost is that it’s based on a novel series where the answers are already determined and not made up as the show goes along. Wayward Pines is originally conceived as an 10 episode mini-series so there’s a greater urgency to explain everything in a self-contained story.  

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