A Tribute, to the Wild, Wonderful Weirdness of Gravity Falls

I’m not a fan of binge-watching. In my mind, television, like every serialized medium, is best when experienced week-by-week—the anticipation building with every cliffhanger and every inexorable countdown to the next episode, all that tension to be released in one euphoric rush before the cycle begins again. In comparison, blasting through a season in one dazed weekend […]

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Daredevil and Jessica Jones: Complex, Dynamic Antagonists, and Why They Matter (Part II)

(If you haven’t read Part I of this two-part post, it’d probably be a good idea to read that one first.  And this time, major spoilers for Jessica Jones,  so if you read through my previous spoiler alert, prepare to be majorly spoiled.) (I’m not kidding.  I’m spoiling end of the final episode here.  Go watch it.) Superhero comics […]

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Daredevil and Jessica Jones: Complex, Dynamic Antagonists, and Why They Matter (Part I)

(Minor spoilers for Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones.  If you haven’t, go watch them.  They’re worth it.) Daredevil’s Wilson Fisk and Jessica Jones’s Kilgrave: beyond their roles as antagonists in Netflix series based on Marvel comics, they have very little in common.  One is a businessman attempting to take over Hell’s Kitchen through, essentially, gentrification (that must have been a fun pitch to […]

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