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Goodbye, Mr. Despair (Season 1) Review Goodbye, Mr. Despair isn’t quite what I expected. From its title, premise and opening scene in the first episode, I had expected something just a little bit more morbid. As it is, the comedy in the series...
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"That story sense – the Completed Circle That Is Not Quite Round – is necessary for television episodic shows, of course, since no radical change can take place without doing damage to the show’s basic concept. The characters in M*A*S*H don’t...
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Since the year 2000, not much in the way of good music (to me) has been produced. I can remember driving down the highway in the early 2000s listening to a report on the radio that Metallica was suing people for illegally downloading their music...
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I promised @JGaulard that I would post some movie reviews, so here it is. :) This was a review from 2016 that I posted at the Filmspotting forum. It's one of my top three favorite movies of all time: The Prince of Egypt (1998) The Prince of...
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Since we have a thread about the '80s, I figured we do a thread on the generation I grew up in as well. lol To be honest, most of what I remembered from my childhood was more like the late '90s, when I got old enough to remember things, so that...
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If you grew up in the 80s, you already know it was awesome. While I remember a lot of what made it so great, I'm also forgetting a lot. That's why I wanted to jot down a few of my favorite things here. I invite you to join in to list what you...
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Season 1 Review Now, the camera quickly pans up from the bottom And the logo shows up with a thud! This leads into... The part where we introduce everybody All of us, one by one Our characters are established as we show up on-screen And now...
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The Simpsons (Season 6) Review Usually, by the sixth season of the series, TV shows have long reached their peak and have packed their bags for syndication. The Simpsons, however, was only just getting started. Some would even argue that this...
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For the past few evenings, I've been scouring YouTube for stuff from the good ol' days in and around New York City. I grew up around the area and can remember when every other commercial on Hot97 was for a nightclub, either in the city itself...
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Gag series” (a sub-genre of the coined genre “widget series” on TV Tropes) are not new to anime or even American animation. In fact, there’s even a whole page listing anime that are light on plot (usually a nonlinear plot) and heavy on comedy...
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About three to four months ago, I started catching up with three '90s TV shows, namely The Simpsons, The X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I've been watching them in rotation, and just two weeks ago, I've finished season 5 of The X-Files...
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I already have a feeling that this thread is going to go on for miles and I really hope it does. We all have our favorite bands and artists, so I highly doubt that you will agree exactly with what I list here. That's why I would love it if you...
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When I first heard about the popular 2016 anime, Erased, my initial thought was, "Another time travel anime about fixing your past? Come on." It didn't impress me and I wasn't sure what all the hype was about. Madoka Magica did it, Mamoru Hosoda...
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From an anime fan’s standpoint, Osamu Tezuka is a fascinating subject of study. Even though I haven’t read or seen most of his works, his name and what he has done for the anime industry evoke admiration from me in the same way names like Francis...
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Since moving to Maine, I have been to a number of Bull Moose locations. I go primarily for their used CD section. I like to look for any good 80s New Wave and New Romantic music I can find. Trust me, I've got a long list. Since I visit Bull Moose...
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Angel Season 2 Review After a relatively successful series premiere, Angel season 2 proceeds to take the vague ideas of atonement and “help the helpless” in season 1 and adds layers to them. While Angel Investigations is now aware of what they...
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 5) Review Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the series at its most confident. While season 3 is usually the most consistent in quality in many series, season 5 is usually the point where the show becomes...
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Trigger warning due to mentions of sexual assault, but I won’t be going into explicit details. I’ve been ignoring everyone I’ve been wandering around I’ve been deceived everything At that time Then you appeared in front of me Ignited my pale...
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Whenever people think of anime, there’s an ingrained impression even today that it’s full of giant robots, ninjas, pirates or other crazy and fantastical elements that are, in an oversimplified manner, “cartoonish.” Even nowadays, there’s a...
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Beastars is (an anime based on the) Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. The story takes place in a world of modern, civilized, anthropomorphic animals with a cultural divide between carnivores and herbivores. The series...
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