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I watch TV and write about it. Sometimes I watch movies too.

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December 2017

Netflix + Marvel = Binge-worthy gold.

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m not exactly big on whatever we like to classify as nerd pop culture. I’ve never played a videogame (unless you count Tetris on my ancient Gameboy) and the last time I read a comic book was before the cold war ended – and even then my reading material mainly consisted of Mickey Mouse (or Archie at best). The only superhero movies I’ve actually watched are Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and I guess that says it all when it comes to my utter ignorance of the genre and the Marvel/DC extended cinematic universe.

Unless you count Jessica Jones, that is – which I honestly don’t. Superpowers aside, I enjoyed the Netflix show mostly because of the tone and actual storyline, and especially because a noir show about an alcoholic reluctant heroine and a villain who’s not twodimensional isn’t something you come by every day. The superpowers, in this case, were merely a plot device, almost an afterthought, certainly no more than a means to an end. And that’s as much as my tolerance level would allow.

Enter the most recent Netflix addition to its collection of Marvel shows: the Punisher.

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[rant] It’s been a long time coming: F*ck you, AMC.

It’s no secret I’ve been slowly but surely becoming more and more disappointed in the direction The Walking Dead has taken over the past couple of seasons. I’m not the only one, either: AMC’s flagship show has lost half its audience since the terrible season 6 finale, and it doesn’t look like it’s making a comeback any time soon.

Actually, that’s quite the understatement: after the way the show wrapped up its 8th half-season, I’m willing to bet that plenty of forgiving – up till now – fans won’t be returning in February. And I count myself among them.

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TWD: How it’s gotta be

Oh man. This mid-season finale was a classic case of the passable TWD episode with a couple of cool scenes and plenty of infuriating details that just make you want to punch the entire writer room in the face.
Where do I start? Let’s take it from the top, I guess.

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TWD: Time for After

Well that was disappointing. Just one episode to go until the break and we got exactly ONE good scene this week. And several that just made me cuss at my tv.

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