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Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
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Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

When’s the last time in the history of Game of Thrones that we had two episodes in a row that were, I don’t want to say uneventful, but maybe the word is quiet? Relaxed? Sort of, chill? Just as in the season premiere “Winterfell,” “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” […]

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Game of Thrones “Winterfell”

It seems like Game of Thrones is coming full circle, and thank (the one true, drowned, old, new, and many-faced) god(s) for it. The season eight premiere, “Winterfell” opened with a young boy climbing up a tree, straining to catch a glimpse of a great army filling into the castle […]

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Deadly Class Finale “Sink With California” Long on Fights and Short on Answers

Well, that was probably the bleakest finale I’ve seen in a long time. I have to admit my standard for finales is high for quality but, honestly, you don’t have to tick a LOT of boxes for it to be passably satisfying. Primarily, it kind of needs to bring something […]

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On Deadly Class, Survival Depends on “Kids of the Black Hole”

We’ve been waiting so long for the final showdown with F-Face that I felt a bit cheated here, being left at the doorstep of that battle. The overwhelming theme of the episode was one of choice and consequence. Marcus, Master Lin, Saya, and Willie all make hard decisions which lead […]

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Deadly Class Raises the Stakes as “The Clampdown” Starts

Much of the beauty of the writing of Deadly Class is in the innovative use of old tropes. They’ve done the Roadtrip, the House Party, and whatever you want to call the Breakfast Club detention one. Each time, there’s been a little (or not so little twist) on the trope. […]

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Deadly Class Struggles to “Rise Above” as It Becomes an “I Against I” Battle

There’s a point in a freshman show where everything feels like a rush towards the final confrontation. It’s like cresting the first hill of a rollercoaster. Your stomach feels queasy and you suddenly realize that there’s a good chance this could all go horribly wrong. This week was definitely the […]

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Deadly Class Prays a Hail Maria In “Stigmata Martyr”

Okay, I’ve been a bit slow (and I’m thoroughly embarrassed now) but I’ll admit that I only JUST realized that every episode of Deadly Class has had a song title as its title. My bad. This was a hard follow-up to the psychedelic Vegas road show that was “Saudade” where Chester […]

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Deadly Class Takes the Trippiest Road Trip with “Saudade”

Titles matter. I write this a lot in my reviews because the title usually points to a more subtle theme than the main narrative draws you to. Here we have “Saudade” which Wikipedia tells me is a Portuguese word meaning “missing” but is also used as an idiom referring to […]

Supernatural Interview: Jensen Ackles on Hitting 300 Episodes
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Supernatural Interview: Jensen Ackles on Hitting 300 Episodes

When Supernatural premiered back in 2005, no one could have predicted that the show would make it to Season 14 (or now Season 15, since the show’s been renewed!). Certainly, Jensen Ackles didn’t expect his journey to end up on a red carpet event in Vancouver celebrating Supernatural‘s 300th Episode. […]

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Deadly Class Salutes The Breakfast Club in “Mirror People”

In the aftermath of the events of “Snake Pit”, Chico, Marcus, Saya, Jayden, Viktor, and Petra are punished with a forty-eight hour (!) detention in the school library. There’s no way that it was an accident that the detention set-up strongly evoked the iconic scene from the film The Breakfast Club. Even […]