Opinion


The Great North S01E09 Proves Meeting Your Heroes Can Suck: Review

The Great North S01E09 Proves Meeting Your Heroes Can Suck: Review

The recent episode of The Great North on FOX, "Tusk in the Wind Adventure", saw the Tobin family examine the fun moments of bonding over a TV show and the extent to which we try to see our heroes through rose-colored glasses as long as we can sometimes. The episode, written by Kevin Avery, who wrote previously […]

Bobs Burgers S11E18 Review: Distracted Driving &#038 Mixed Signals

Bob's Burgers S11E18 Review: Distracted Driving & Mixed Signals

The recent episode on Bob's Burgers, "Some Kind of Fender Benderful", on FOX, brings up the points of how honesty and distracted driving have to go hand in hand. When Bob goes to move the car after he and the family unload groceries into the restaurant, a multiple care minor accident occurs. The episode revolves around […]

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: MCU Loves Evil Versions of Heroes

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: MCU Loves Evil Versions of Heroes

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is another entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe experiment as a living, evolving story. It's more than the sum of its parts, more than the individual movies or characters. And the most common trope in MCU stories is the hero having to fight an evil version of themselves. In […]

The Way of the Househusband: Great Manga Worst Anime of the Century

The Way of the Househusband: Great Manga, Worst Anime of the Century

The Way of the Househusband is one of the funniest manga comedies out there right now. Unfortunately, its anime adaptation on Netflix is utterly awful. This doesn't happen often. In fact, it shouldn't happen at all, but it might be the worst anime series of this century. The Way of the Househusband manga, currently published […]

Legends of Tomorrow: Dominic Purcell Returns Blames Press Post Gone

Legends of Tomorrow: Dominic Purcell Returns, Blames Press; Post Gone

We think it would be safe to say that this not exactly how Warner Bros. or The CW's press and media relations folks were expecting to spend their Saturdays- but then again, we have DC's Legends of Tomorrow star Dominic Purcell and Instagram. So if you've been following along, you know that Purcell posted about leaving the […]

The Nevers Opener Was Like Tossing a Mass of Tropes Into a Blender

The Nevers Opener Was Like Tossing a Mass of Tropes Into a Blender

HBO's The Nevers is an undercooked show that's overstuffed, cobbled together with derivatives and tropes to form a mish-mash of images and actions. Joss Whedon, after all, is responsible for creating the Strong Female Heroine archetype for television and many of the clichés and conventions that now dominate female-centred genre storytelling in books, movies, and […]

The Great North S01E08 Keeps The Sense Of Adventure Alive: Review

The Great North S01E08 Keeps The Sense Of Adventure Alive: Review

Sunday's episode of FOX's The Great North, "Keep Beef-lievin' Adventure", explored Moon Tobin's character and the struggle of helping a sibling find individuality. A sense of doubt comes towards Moon as he begins to doubt his own long-held belief in Bigfoot. With a kind heart, Beef Tobin enlists the help of other family members and […]

Bobs Burgers Season 11 Review: Tina Monitors While Hands Dance

Bob's Burgers Season 11 Review: Tina Monitors While Hands Dance

Sunday's episode of FOX's Bob's Burgers, "Fingers-loose", had a fantastic combination of themes that felt like film noir and Footloose had a baby. Tina tells the story from her perspective as Mr. Frond is setting up for a Wagstaff open house for parents to come and look around. Tina's hall monitor status and tendency to lean […]

OPINION: Target Should Be Fair To TCGs &#8211 Its Likely On Pokémon

OPINION: Target Should Be Fair To TCGs – It's Likely On Pokémon

For the past few long, long months, various big-box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target have been limiting how many of a certain kind of product can be sold to individual customers. Trading cards, such as Pokémon cards and Magic: The Gathering cards, but also sports cards of various types, have been limited to three, two, or […]

OPINION: Miniatures &#038 Discourse On The Ethics Of Opening The Old

OPINION: Miniatures & Discourse On The Ethics Of Opening The Old

Hello, wargamers! Have you ever made a high-impact purchase for your latest miniature tabletop hobby, only to be faced with a difficult ethical decision? Should you really open that older box of miniatures? In this opinion piece, I'll show you what's going on in my own head regarding a specific mini, and we will see […]

OPINION: City Of Mist: We See Through The Mist And Its Great

OPINION: City Of Mist: We See Through The Mist, And It's Great!

City Of Mist, a noir-style fantasy tabletop role-playing game by Son of Oak Games, has been on and off of the public radar for a little while now, towing that nasty little line between quite prominently visible and just obscure enough to miss. Luckily, I myself am, ideally, getting to take part in a City Of […]

Bishop/Cable Magneto &#038 X-23: 3 X-Men Universe Disney+ Series We Need

Bishop/Cable, Magneto & X-23: 3 X-Men Universe Disney+ Series We Need

With WandaVision under wraps (for now) and Disney+ firmly entrenched in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, let's see how the streamer can start re-introducing the X-Men characters that don't really need films to keep the ball rolling. The can of worms was already opened with Sony's 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home and the introduction […]

Why The Great North &#038 Nick Offermans Wooden Coasters Work So Well

Why The Great North & Nick Offerman's Wooden Coasters Work So Well

The other day I received a surprising message on my personal Instagram from the official The Great North account alerting me that I had been one of the fans to win their recent giveaway. The series, along with the voice of Beef Tobin himself, Nick Offerman, put together a wooden coaster set (6 total coasters in […]

Guy Fieri Dines Drives Over &#038 Dives At Caillou Fight: Nonsense Battle

Guy Fieri Dines, Drives Over & Dives At Caillou Fight: Nonsense Battle

It might not be the matchup people have thought about or possibly even care about…but then again they don't matter right now. What matters right now is Guy Fieri and Caillou (no last name like the alien child he is). In this matchup, I imagine Fieri waking up in Flavortown and feeling a chill in […]

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Chock Full of Idiot Ball Writing

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Chock Full of Idiot Ball Writing

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is perfectly entertaining, another placeholder in keeping the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the public consciousness. However, when you stop and think about the story, you'll find a lot of things that don't make sense and idiot ball moments. In case you were wondering, the term "idiot ball" was termed […]

Rick And Morty S05 Trailer: Nimbus Voltron Hellraiser Blade &#038 More

Rick And Morty S05 Trailer: Nimbus, Voltron, Hellraiser, Blade & More

Good news, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. Now that we know the 10-episode fifth season of your Adult Swim series Rick & Morty will be hitting our screens starting Sunday, June 20, you're going to get a break from being harassed about the sixth (or seventh) season. Yeah… but there's also some bad news. After […]

Peppa Pig vs Batman: A Fight for the Ages- But Who Reigns Supreme

Peppa Pig vs Batman: A Fight for the Ages- But Who Reigns Supreme?

The title may be a little out there, but it's over a year into the pandemic, and one can only write about re-watching The Office so many times. So, I decided to amuse myself and you, dear reader, by drawing character names out of a bag entirely at random and writing about what a fight […]

How a Quantum Leap Revival Benefits from Doctor Who Altered Carbon

How a Quantum Leap Revival Benefits from Doctor Who, Altered Carbon

Quantum Leap is one of the most forward-thinking science fiction shows in television history next to Star Trek. The series follows Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula) who went into the quantum leap accelerator as a test subject, which allows him to time travel anywhere within his own life into different people throughout history. Given the series […]

So What Exactly Is Going On with WWE Fastlane on Peacock

So What Exactly Is Going On with WWE Fastlane on Peacock?

The WWE Network is in the process of shutting down and moving its contents over to the streaming service Peacock. Not only will the full library of content from the network be moved there (we think), the monthly live PPVs will air live on Peacock as well. This started with last week's Fastlane show, which […]

Death Note Airbender &#038 More: Learning From Live-Action Anime Mistakes

Death Note, Airbender & More: Learning From Live-Action Anime Mistakes

Film adaptations are notoriously tricky to get right, especially anime films coming to live-action. With many titles (like Netflix's upcoming Cowboy Bebop) coming to our screens soon, let's look at what it takes to get something like that right and why past anime live-action adaptations have failed so miserably, both at the box office and […]