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Just Another Day in Paradise: ‘The Good Place’ Review

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– By Carly Twehous – Some spoilers below Welcome! Everything is fine! This is the Good Place: A generalized, metaphysical “paradise” run exclusively on the arbitrary negative and positive energy put out into the universe. (Very Woodstock, I know.) Every action you do has a pre-assigned negative or positive value to it and your ultimate score determines if you spend …

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A Fortunate Review for an Unfortunate Show

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Review of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, Season 2 – By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Last year, Netflix blessed humanity with a live action series adaptation of the popular children’s books “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. This gloomy story follows the highly intelligent Baudelaire children and the unfortunate events following the death of their parents in …

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Trauma Begets Trauma: A Review of ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2

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– By Carly Twehous – Spoilers below for Seasons 1 and 2 In the wake of the general disaster that was Marvel’s Defenders—a knock-off Avengers attempt that even the DCEU can out-perform—Marvel’s Netflix heroes were left to the wolves, to prove that they could, at the very least, still hold their own. Jessica Jones, after that fan-favorite, girl-power first season, …

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Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’: A Fascinating Piece of American History

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– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below Growing up, we all study American history at some point during our education. We learn about things like George Washington, the Boston Tea Party, and World War II. But throughout history, there are also those events that seem to shake the very foundation of what this country is all about, and somehow, we …

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‘Altered Carbon’ or Carbon Copy?

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– By Carly Twehous – As far as the ever-increasing number of disastrous Netflix originals go, Altered Carbon is… not the worst, but, it’s no Daredevil or Stranger Things, either. Here’s the elevator pitch: a ten-episode retelling of Blade Runner, but in San Francisco. Let me explain. Three-hundred years in the future, resurrection and immortality are completely up for bid… …

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‘Dark’: Carbon Copy Storytelling

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– By Carly Twehous – Editor’s Note: S1 E1 spoilers below Many a review and many a Netflix matching algorithm has said it: If you loved Stranger Things, you will at least moderately enjoy Dark, a German language, Netflix sci-fi/horror original production. Whereas Stranger Things is thrilling in a nostalgic, 80’s-conspiracy-thriller sort of way and sprinkled with a whole bunch of …

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‘Stranger Things 2’ Lives Up to the Hype

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– By Carly Twehous – Spoilers below Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, I’d bet dollars to donuts you’ve pretty much been swarmed with all things, well… Stranger Things. If you don’t have a Netflix account and have no ability to legally watch Stranger Things, then for the love of God, plop yourself …

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‘Broadchurch’ Flips the Procedural Script

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– By Carly Twehous – Admittedly, I have a bit of a personal vendetta against procedural crime shows. Let’s do a head count. Name all the cop shows on network television today. All the variations and flavors of C.S.I., N.C.I.S., and Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Castle, Bones, Blue Bloods, Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sorry, Marvel. I still love you.), …

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Reaches the Stars

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– By Carly Twehous – Spoilers Below Whenever I hear of a new show—and especially after I see the trailer for one—naturally, I have some expectations. Usually, the bar is pretty low. First seasons and pilot episodes are not always the prettiest things out there, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the show itself is going to be terrible. (Case …