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  • Frame around the peephole in the last shot to the series finale of Friends

    Friends: The One About “The Last One”

    When the series finale of Friends aired on May 6, 2004, a reported 52.5 million tuned in to watch it live. Not counting anything having to do with the Super Bowl, no episode of scripted television has attracted close to that amount since, and it’s been twenty years. Also, it’s important to repeat that 52.5 […] More

  • Royals standing in a row in Mary & George

    Mary & George: May Twinks Reign Britain Forever!

    This queer little period drama is inspired by the very true story of James VI and his notorious lover George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham’s rise to power in the king’s court. A combined effort between Sky and Starz, Mary & George spans seven dramatic episodes filled with sex, grit, blood and deception. Airing first on […] More

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    X-Men ’97 Is X-cellent

    It’s been 26 years since we’ve seen the X-Men that most people in my generation grew up with. Although it has been such a long time, X-Men ’97 almost doesn’t skip a beat. It catches up to the old cartoon show like it’s just been yesterday. As a continuing narrative to what was built so long ago, X-Men […] More

  • Jo and Alice look on, with The Wounded Angel in the background, in Constellation Episode 2

    Some Thoughts on the Hugo Simberg Paintings in Constellation

    The fourth episode of Constellation ends with a close-up of the painting on the wall of the family cabin, where we saw Jo take Alice in the show’s premiere and where we saw Magnus take Alice in Episode 4. It’s not entirely clear which cabin, or which timeline, the shot at the end of Episode 4 […] More

  • Isaiah, left, on a hospital bed with Margot, right, holding a small book

    My Love of Goosebumps Almost Masks My Existential Terror About the Current State of TV

    The following review contains some spoilers for Disney+/Hulu’s Goosebumps (2023) Let me let you in on a secret: the best part of Disney+/Hulu’s new Goosebumps series is, oddly enough, how un-Goosebumps it often feels. Let me explain. While Goosebumps—as part of what I consider to be the holy trinity of entry-level kid’s horror along with […] More

  • A sign reads Welcome to Riverdale, the town with pep!

    Why the Absurdity of Riverdale Works

    I never read the Archie Comics as a kid. They weren’t popular here in the UK, so my introduction to the ‘Archieverse’ was in 2017, when the first season of Riverdale began airing. Like many others, I went into it expecting a run-of-the-mill teen drama, akin to Pretty Little Liars or One Tree Hill. But, […] More

  • Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), a woman with short red hair wearing a dark blazer, holds up a pistol. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) stands behind her; he wears a suit and also has a pistol raised.
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    Dreaming of Dana Scully

    Editor’s Note: “Dreaming of Dana Scully” was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the series being covered here wouldn’t exist. In the early months of 2021, I began dreaming of Special Agent Dana Scully from The X-Files. Before writing this article, I […] More

  • Nick Fury looks for Skrulls before they take over earth

    Secret Invasion Review: Not Worth Traveling this Fury Road

    The following review contains spoilers for the entire season of Secret Invasion, (created by Kyle Bradstreet and Brian Tucker). Editor’s Note: This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the series being covered here wouldn’t exist. When Secret Invasion was launched […] More

  • Joey and Dawson lie on his bed and watch a movie in Dawson's Creek

    Dawson’s Creek Is More Than Just a Teen Drama

    25 years ago this past January, Dawson’s Creek premiered on the WB. 20 years ago this past May, its series finale aired. In both instances, the show earned decent ratings and critical acclaim. I loved the show when I watched it as a teen, and rewatching a lot of it earlier this year for the […] More

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