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Is It Time For Television to Abolish the Police Show?

The May 25 video-recorded killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis re-awakened a protest movement across America. In addition to fighting institutionalized racism and police brutality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement demands that we rethink the role of police in our society. Racism, discrimination, and violence against minorities have long been a shameful reality […]

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: The Player Characters, Their Races, & Their Sins

Hello there, loyal readers, and fans of Dungeons & Dragons! Our tabletop writer has been busy with writing up the plot for their homebrew campaign, called "Dastarque," and, after quite a bit of deliberation, implementation, and play, the plot is ready to be discussed with you! So, some simple character profiles for the players' characters, before […]

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Exactly The Show We Need Right Now

Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events hit the streaming platform in 2017 with a lot of discussion of star and executive producer Neil Patrick Harris, but also the discussion of how dark the series was. But this darkness permeated the source material, books that were written for children, and, in retrospect, the series was prophetic […]

Too Many Streaming Services? Blame Wall St, Not Cord-Cutters [OPINION]

Binged-Out: We Want Our Episodic Television Back!

Everyone has already aired their opinion And likely, someone has already spoiled it online.[caption id="attachment_1067440" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: Manuel Esteban / Shutterstock.com[/caption] I Wany My Episodic TV Its time for the viewers to take television back We are tired of binge-watching a season in a weekend and then getting nothing new for two years[...]

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Bugs vs. Mickey: Why Looney Tunes is Winning the Streaming Wars

HBO Max has made a splash in its first few weeks of existence, but what should not be surprising is that the most popular show on the platform wasn't Game of Thrones or Friends, but their Looney Tunes cartoons. And even despite criticism that their choice to have the modern incarnations of Elmer Fudd and […]

Opinion: How "The Ancient Mew Effect" Weakens Card Games

Opinion: How "The Ancient Mew Effect" Weakens Card Games

Hello there loyal readers! Today, we'd like to speak with you a bit about "The Ancient Mew" effect and how it lessens the enthusiasm that many players have regarding card games. In this article, we will discuss exactly what that means, and why it's gone from a strict novelty to a strict negative in established […]

The two Beths finally meet on Rick and Morty (Image: Adult Swim).

Rick and Morty Season 4 Finale Redeemed Rick as a Dad, Right?

While I know it's not the most popular opinion out there, I think "Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri" actually redeemed Rick Sanchez as a father Somewhat As much as it could redeem someone who makes it a practice of saying he doesn't have close family attachments because there's always another dimension's worth of replacements[...]

Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in S.W.A.T., image courtesy of ViacomCBS.

So Is S.W.A.T. Too Pro-Cop for Our Current Mood?

In the wake of nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd and the kind of institutional racism in the police force that enables that to happen, Hollywood is forced to do some serious soul-searching, especially the producers of cop shows. Because of public anger at the police, shows like S.W.A.T. suddenly don't have the […]

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HBO Max, Move Over: EdenTV+ Is The Streamer You Need in Your Lives

Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock, plus whatever Quibi's trying to do: all these streaming services are making my head spin. I mean, really, you're telling me I have to sign up for like seven different streaming services all for a few shows on each (HBO Max the latest)? Yes, companies all want my hard-earned […]

THE WEST WING, clockwise from top left: Janel Moloney, Stockard Channing, John Spencer, Dule Hill, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, 1999-, © NBC

West Wing Dreams: Why President Bartlet Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Are you missing the days of President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) from NBC's The West Wing? Yes, he was fictional, but they were still better times, to say the least, even though he was the fictional amalgamation of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, with a splash of the power to change the world […]

Drag Race Season 4: RuPaul Quaran-stream Rewatch

Drag Race Season 4 Goes Big Time: RuPaul Quaran-stream Rewatch

Welcome back to my fabulous quarantine eleganza extravaganza! RuPaul's Drag Race keeps getting wilder and more intense season after season, and we're only on the fourth one. Hold on to your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, because this is the most dramatic season full of scandal and tea yet. The library is open, bitches, so […]

Here's our look at RuPaul's Drag Race season 1 (image courtesy of LOGO).

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1: Bleeding Cool's Quaran-stream Rewatch

So, it's Day 4,128 of being stuck at home and there's only so much charm in watching all the new "quarantine content" that's full of stars sitting on their couches doing their best to entertain. Not that I don't appreciate it, but it gets a little depressing seeing everyone trapped in little internet boxes right […]

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Opinion: Regarding Dungeons & Dragons, Session 0, & Consent

Dungeons & Dragons is arguably the most difficult game to create content for. With so many Dungeon Masters trying to sculpt their perfect game, there's a huge propensity for bad DMs to "railroad" players – a term meaning keeping all agency in the game to themselves, with minimal input by the other players. Alternatively, they […]

We take a look at what the future holds for Westworld, courtesy of HBO.

Westworld Season 4: Looking Ahead to What the Future Might Hold

All of a sudden anchors could have opinions and they weren't shackled to the facts: if something made a better story or there was an interesting spin they could put on the story, that's what they did We allowed ourselves as a society to be suckered in by networks whoring themselves out for the ratings,[...]

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Prodigal Son: Our Thoughts on FOX Series' Season 2 Possibilities

Now that season one of FOX's Prodigal Son has wrapped up, what can we possibly expect from an expected second season? Were we left hooked with pending questions? Not really. Every single cliffhanger was neatly tied up, which irks me just a little because now my only anticipation for the next season is that I […]

Kevin and the cast stand up to Mr. Honey on Riverdale, courtesy of The CW.

Though Well-Intended, Riverdale Does Hedwig A Serious Disservice

Finally, welcome back to The CW's Riverdale, and, oh, and they're singing again. While it's debatable as to if every character on the show has gone insane, "spontaneous song" is the name of the game in this week's musical spectacular. Now, don't get me wrong, I like Riverdale, but not nearly as much as I […]

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"AEW Dynamite": Recapping This Week's Audience-Free Edition

AEW broadcast another episode of Dynamite Wednesday night, coming from an undisclosed location much smaller than their usual venues – including the Daily's Place open-air arena that was most recently host to Dynamite's audience-less shows. AEW was forced to change locations after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for that state, but the […]

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"Supergirl": So Why Did The Show Kill Off Jeremiah Danvers So Sloppily?

The CW's Supergirl did a very strange thing this week – it killed off a character in the lamest way imaginable. Jeremiah Danvers was the father of Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) and Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist). He was played by Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman back […]

OPINION: "Mystery Boosters" Are (Usually) Amazing - "Magic: The Gathering"

OPINION: "Mystery Boosters" Are (Usually) Great – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hey there, fans of Magic: The Gathering in all its various shapes and forms! Today, I'd like to talk for a moment about the "Mystery Booster" phenomenon, and how it's generally a boon, but at times can be a bust. So, by now, if you play Magic: The Gathering to such a degree that you do research […]

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"Daria": Why MTV's Animated Game-Changer Still Matters [WEEKEND REWATCH]

There's a good chance that if you were old enough to remember watching MTV in the 1990's, you remember Daria. And there's an even better chance you've seen the show – if you were ever an edgy, apathetic teen. And if you're not familiar, it's on Hulu, so go educate yourself in some premium grade […]