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The Legend of Korra Review: "The Terror Within"

Episode 3.08. Warning: Spoilers follow.

Team Avatar is still in Zaofu, and as Korra continues to pick up metalbending like a pro, Bolin continues to struggle.

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The quiet significance of Rectify

Even the most artful and complex TV dramas typically have a simple hook to reel us in, one that we can use to recommend the show to others. 900 more words


The Legend of Korra Review: "Old Wounds"/"Original Airbenders"

Episodes 3.06 and 3.07. Warning: Spoilers follow.

Okay, so before I share my thoughts on the latest two-episode block of The Legend of Korra, I’d like to do a little housekeeping: my first review for 

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The sad implosion of Orphan Black

SPOILERS for the second season of Orphan Black

Speed and confidence defined Orphan Black’s first season. After a number of patronising and dull American genre serials, here was one from Canada that made smart and bracing science fiction look easy to pull off. 1,610 more words


The Legend of Korra Review: "In Harm's Way"

Episode 3.04. Warning: minor spoilers follow.

Without a doubt, “In Harm’s Way” takes the cake as my favorite episode of Korra‘s third season. It is phenomenally inclusive regarding what I call the “Holy Trinity of Narrative”: action, character, and theme.

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TV Review: (SPOILERS) ORPHAN BLACK SEASON 2 Finale "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried" finishes a semi-rocky season.

Orphan Black put itself in an interesting position this season: one where it not only adds layer upon layer to the show’s convoluted plot and conspiracies, but also has to clear up and reveal things in a way that pays off well. 924 more words

Season Finale