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Watchcast July- Aquaman, SDCC, James Gunn

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Welcome to the July Edition of the Watchcast. It’s our podcast about movies and TV shows (and various other red herrings and ramblings!!!) July had been a rather busy month with San Diego Comic Con showing us glimpses of Glass, Shazaam and Aquaman. There was the firing of James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as …

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Watchcast Feb 2018

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It’s technically March I know, but this Watchcast was created in February. I know it’s almost cheating but we talk about Black Panther and have a conversation about how they portray race (especially ironic given the very caucasian appearance of us), we deal with the stealth delivery of The Cloverfield Paradox and we fret about Solo after seeing the Superbowl …

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Steve’s 20 Best TV Shows of 2017

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This has been a strong year of TV like so many before yet there is a changing dynamic. Many streaming services are now replacing the Cable TV providers for where quality comes from and even less present is the role of Network TV. My list of the Best TV shows of 2017 is an eclectic mix and you’re not guaranteed …

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Stranger Things 2 Review

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Stranger Things took many of us by surprise. It wasn’t its quality because Netflix had released previously solid shows. No, it was its balance of ET like story dynamics, a charming cast and a core intriguing mystery. It also fed eighties nostalgia to us through a drip that made it feel like some illicit addictive drug. But despite its success …

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13 Reasons Why Season One Review

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The twenty-year anniversary of Buffy just recently passed and its metaphorical take on high school being hell is still as relevant as ever. Over the years TV shows have explored the pressures of high school in both credible, thoughtful ways and equally trashy superficial ways too meaning how good these TV shows are works on a case by case basis. …

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life’ Review

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People often remember beloved shows with a nostalgic hindsight, glossing over its flaws and reminiscing that one day you would love to have it back. Recent years have made that latter wish a reality as more and more as TV shows are revived for limited runs. The reality has been a mixed bag, though in terms of quality. With perhaps …

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‘Luke Cage Season One’ Review

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The dense real estate of movies has been taken over by super heroes and as that real estate grows ever more crowded TV seems like territory ripe for the picking. DC comics have always had a close relationship with TV and has found success from Smallville to The Flash,  Arrow and Supergirl. Marvel began slowly with their Agents of SHIELD …