The Flash And A Messy Relationship With Time Travel

At this point, it’s hard to imagine The Flash without time travel. So much of its three seasons have revolved around the concept, with the whole series actually instigated by the Reverse-Flash’s temporal machinations. The first half of this current season was motivated entirely by the consequences of Flashpoint and with time travel mostly beaten to death as a plot point by now, Barry’s accidental trip to the future at first seemed like more of the same.…
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Please Like Me‘s Finale is Painfully Raw But Kind Of Perfect

Last month, Josh Thomas confirmed that the recently aired Season 4 would be the final outing for Australian comedy Please Like Me, which Thomas both wrote and starred in. I only discovered the show last week and it took me only a week to finish. Similar to shows like You’re the Worst and Bojack Horseman, Please Like Me managed to be both hilarious as well as a devastating drama.…
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Comparing the Use of Stereotypes in Moonlight and Life on the Road

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for both Moonlight and Life on the Road. On the face of it, recent Best Picture winner Moonlight and Ricky Gervais’s The Office spinoff Life on the Road appear to have very little in common. One is a metaphor-filled, symbolic journey of a man’s struggles in black America whilst the other is a mockumentary about the fading dreams of a middle-class white British man.…
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Leviathan Wakes Concludes as Caliban’s War Begins On The Expanse

An interesting surprise of The Expanse was the choice to spread original book Leviathan Wakes over two seasons instead of one. The usual expectation in a book to television adaptation would be one season per book, similar to the first few seasons of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t until last week’s “Home” and yesterday’s “Paradigm Shift” that we saw the effective conclusion of Leviathan Wakes and the beginning of Caliban’s War.…
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Prometheus Is Finally Revealed On An Excellent Arrow

Arrow‘s fifth season has been a massive improvement over last year’s much more divisive entry, focusing more on the street level stories that grounded Arrow‘s early seasons. But when your major antagonist of the year wears a mask, it’s inevitable that most of the season’s questions are going to revolve around the identity of the person beneath said mask.…
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A Trip To Gorilla City and Back is The Flash At Its Most Gloriously Comic Book-y

The Flash has always been at its best when it goes all out and wears its comic book trappings most proudly. The heavier arcs are fine and all, but The Flash is so much better at being fun than it is at being serious. Grodd’s episodes in particular have always been a highlight, so it’s no surprise that “Attack on Gorilla City” and “Attack on Central City” make for a mostly very entertaining arc.…
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Powerless Might Actually Turn Out Okay

DC hasn’t done too shabby when it comes to its TV presence. Arrow has spawned two spin-offs, Supergirl is a wonderful thing, Gotham is a crazy thing, Constantine is set to return from the grave and Black Lightning is on its way. NBC’s Powerless is the latest in this long line, but stands out as the first straight up sitcom.…
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Linkin Park’s ‘Heavy’ – Harmless Experimentation or Gross Commercialism?

About a week ago former nu-metal godheads Linkin Park released a new song. It’s called ‘Heavy’ and it is not what people would expect from Linkin Park. If you have yet to hear it, please take a moment to give it a listen. It is quite clear that this is not the ‘One Step Closer’ Linkin Park of old.…
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The Good Place: One Of The Smartest Comedies Of The Season

Despite an inherently challenging premise, The Good Place somehow managed to become one of this season’s biggest and most welcome surprises, absurd, hilarious and genius at the same time. (Mild spoilers to follow) The Good Place is set where the title suggests and features Kristen Bell’s Eleanor Shellstrop discovering that she has died and ended up on the right side of the afterlife.…
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