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"Cobra Kai" Season 5 Review

The thing about "Cobra Kai" that makes it such a huge success also makes it a baffling oddity to those unsold on its premise. To make affluent, suburban California karate into som…

"A League of Their Own" Full Season Review

In watching the teaser for "A League of Their Own," it's clear Amazon had no idea how to promote this series other than to show off the glitzy production values and lean hard …

The Bear - Full Season Review

I really like how traditional cooking shows have been supplanted by shows and movies about people who cook. It's nice to have a human context to the life and experience necessary to mak…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Full Season Review

As much as I enjoyed the return of Star Trek to television in the form of "Star Trek: Discovery," there was something about it that smacked of a change in tone. On the plus side, …

WandaVision Review: Episode 3 "Now in Color"

Wanda Maximoff, as she is written and portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a hero defined almost entirely by pain and regret. Her origins as a lab experiment and enhanced minion f…

WandaVision Review: Episodes 1 and 2

Disney initially made a hefty bet when they spent $4 billion to acquire Marvel. Imagine if the giant meta-franchise had gone financially stale before they had reached 2012's Avengers . …

Crossing the Stream - High Fidelity, Sn 1

Every once in a while there's a piece of television that crops up in this age of a million different streaming platforms that screams out "Hey, are you exactly 31 years old, or …

The Mandalorian, Chapter 6: The Prisoner

This being a Star Wars show (or so the Marvel Studios-style vanity card keeps reminding me), I cannot say this enough: space episodes are much appreciated. I was starting to feel like ni…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 5: The Gunslinger

There's such a thing as too many fan shoutouts, and the place for it is evidently on Tatooine. After a fantastic space battle--the kind Star Wars has been lacking in lately, thanks v…

The Mandalorian, Chapter 4: Sanctuary

The Mandalorian is starting to feel more and more like a video game with the way the episodes are building the season's structure. While the pilot episode provided us with a comprehe…

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