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  • Nightsisters: The Clone Wars Episode That Changed Star Wars Forever

    For its first few seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is haphazard and scattershot in almost every way. While rarely unenjoyable, the series is a jumble of tone, chronology, characters, and just overall quality. It’s midway through the third season when this changes and the show transcends from being...
  • 3 Star Wars Characters Who Should, Somehow, Return (And 1 Who Shouldn’t)

    “Somehow, Palpatine returned”. That infamous, memefied line from The Rise of Skywalker has come to symbolise the increasingly thin veil between life and death in Star Wars. The explanation given for the Emperor’s resurrection is brief and unspecific, at least in the confines of the film, but it doesn’t...
  • Fargo Season 4 is Flawed, But it’s Still Fargo

    Fargo season four has some problems. The comedy-drama tries its hand at being a crime epic but bites off more than it can chew. The show works when it zeroes in on specific characters and focuses its vision but too often the sheer sprawl of the narrative forces the...
  • East/West is Fargo’s Masterpiece

    Fargo’s fourth season is a bit of a mess. It’s always enjoyable but often unfocused, bouncing between storylines and ideas that have the potential to be fascinating but never quite gain momentum. The extended 11-episode season had some episodes in the middle of the season edited and reshuffled into...
  • What Does the Empire Want With Nala Se in Star Wars: The Bad Batch?

    The first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch ends not with the Batch themselves but with Kaminoan cloner Nala Se, now a captive of the Empire, landing on an unknown planet and given an intriguing welcome. Greeted by an imperial scientist wearing familiar clothing, we learn that the...
  • Rewatching the ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Episode That Traumatised Me

    The algorithm for YouTube recommendations has vastly improved over the past few years. Whereas once the video streaming site would pelt me with vloggers flaunting their cash or James Corden singing (nah, you’re alright), my YouTube is now an endless hub of Alan Partridge clips (please and thank you)....
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch Needs to Find its Own Identity

    Being a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch is not only a successor series for a variety of characters but also a thematic evolution too. We’ve spent seven seasons and a movie building up the clone troopers as individuals only to heartbreakingly see that individuality...
  • The Many Saints of Newark Violates The Sopranos’s Storytelling Philosophy

    Tony Soprano is a man who refuses to change. The Tony we get at the beginning of the series’ six-season run is identical to the Tony at the end. Yet the head of the Sopranos family – both families, in fact – is one of the most developed and...
  • Geek Out Weakly 25 – Loki (pt. 1)

    Join Ben and Aadil as they chat about the first two episodes of the new Disney+ show “Loki”, set within(?) the MCU. We chat about what we really like (lots), dislike (some 2D characters), what we hope for the remaining episodes, and a surprising amount about Kang the Conqueror....