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  • The Shannara Chronicles 1×03 Review: Fury

    This episode of The Shannara Chronicles picks up exactly where “Chosen” left off, with a Fury heading straight for Wil and Amberle. They are saved by Allanon, wielding a sword and being a general badass. There is little time to grieve for Amberle’s aunt (and Allanon’s ex-lover?), as they’re on a bit of a time crunch, […]

  • “Passenger” Is a Powerful Page-Turner

    Etta’s only goal in life is to be a concert violinist, but during a performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she’s ambushed and pushed through a rip in the fabric of time to the year 1776. There, she finds herself facing the startling knowledge that the family she never knew has a seemingly impossible […]

  • The Expanse 1×05 Review: Back to the Butcher

    I am a person who appreciates a good slow burn, but I must admit that I’m starting to get frustrated with how slowly The Expanse is unraveling the mystery of what happened to the Scopuli. Every episode reveals a new piece to the puzzle, but the big picture is still just blobs of color, and as much as […]

  • Book Review: “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp

    Trigger warning: Mentions and slight discussion of rape. Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun. The students of Opportunity High School in Opportunity, Alabama, had no reason to think that today would be different than any other day. Then the auditorium doors didn’t open after their start-of-school assembly. Told from four […]

  • Your Crash Course to the World of Shannara

    Just in time for the premiere of MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best-selling books by Terry Brooks, I am here to provide you with a crash course to the Four Lands (aka the world of Shannara). Now, I must tell you, I have been avoiding a lot of articles on the new show […]

  • The Expanse 1×03 Review: Remember the Cant

    The Expanse does a lot of things well. Firstly, this is a science-fiction show that still manages to be completely realistic. There is a nice dash of completely plausible future technology, such as the kind that Miller employs while trying to track Julie’s whereabouts, mixed with current technology, such as the weapons that are used […]

  • The Magicians 1×01 Review: Unauthorized Magic

    In a special, commercial-free preview, Syfy premiered The Magicians – the television adaptation of the best-selling novels by Lev Grossman. The Magicians, for those who don’t know, centers around young Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his discovery that yes, magic exists, and hey, he has it. Quentin goes on to study magic at Brakebills, finally feeling like […]