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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 […]

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Deadly Class Competition Turns into a “Snake Pit”

The 1980s was the hey day of the high school dance drama and Deadly Class really uses the well-known setting to its max potential with King’s Dominion’s annual “Sleeping With the Fishes” Legacy-only dance. It comes in shades of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Heathers, and even Carrie. The cliques come into play, especially as […]

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Deadly Class Proves It’s More Than Just “Noise, Noise, Noise”

Where “Reagan Youth” might’ve left your head spinning with the rapid introduction of characters and cliques, “Noise, Noise, Noise” delves into the relationships and personal plot-lines of the core cast. The episode opens on the morning after Marcus does Willie’s hobo homework and the aftermath isn’t pretty. He doesn’t sleep, […]

Deadly Class Premiere Spins the “Reagan Youth”
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Deadly Class Premiere Spins the “Reagan Youth”

“World War One was started by a teenager with a pistol…” and so begins a seemingly dry history lesson but neither the lecture nor the action of the opening scene is what it seems. We learn quickly that this is a school with consequences. They may wear uniforms but they […]

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Parks & Rec, Pose, This is Us on PaleyFest LA 2019 Schedule

We LITERALLY couldn’t be any happier. The first three shows added to the PaleyFest LA 2019 lineup are Pose, This is Us and, in the best news ever department, Parks and Recreation. Yes, we said Parks and Rec. The late great NBC comedy has earned itself a tenth-anniversary reunion at the […]

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Rewind and Repeat: Dean teaches Jack to Drive, Supernatural “Unhuman Nature”

Once again, I found myself inspired to write about Supernatural. I haven’t done it in a while, so color me surprised when what compelled me to write was a nice, quiet scene involving Dean and Jack — three of them to be exact.

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The Little Drummer Girl Episode 2 Reveals the Orchestrations

I love having scenes replayed from new perspectives. The cleverness of the twist delights me with the reveal of hidden layers to what initially appeared to be stock material. So when Charlie’s screen test scene from the premiere plays again but we get to see behind the auditioner’s table and […]

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The Little Drummer Girl Series Premiere Sets a Rhythm

There’s something about how John LeCarre’s work is adapted for the screen that has always stood apart from other espionage brands. Although the world is still full of suspense, with potential for sex and violence, it doesn’t play the bling-encrusted game like Fleming or rack up the bullet count like […]