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It’s September Slash

Slash has come back into my life in a big way lately. Not only have Carolina and I played the card game a few times recently, we have been crushing hardcore over Stucky (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It’s September now and slash is an s word so hey alliteration for the win. I present to you my […]

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Friday News Bites: Internet as Utility, Fifty Shades Boycott + More

Hello, unicorns! Happy Friday. It’s time for another sampler platter of interesting news and entertainment updates, so let’s get started.

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Book Review: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Though I have not read or watched everything the Sherlock world has to offer, I am fond of smart people who are good at their job, so the consulting detective’s universe is interesting to me. Between those characters and enjoying Anthony Horowitz’s work on Foyle’s War, I wanted to like Moriarty a lot more than I did.

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Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2.24, “The Grand Experiment”

As season finales go, this was as good of a season finale for THIS show as any I’ve seen for any show. It just fits the specific tone and dynamic of Elementary. It doesn’t rely on shocking twists and a hyped run up to the end of the season; instead, it deals in emotional payoffs […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×23 “Art in the Blood”

Oh, how the plot thickens and twists, albeit not in a way I necessarily like, but that’s what happens when you’re a viewer. This season has had its ups and downs for me, though the show remains one of my favorites. 

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Pop Culture

Thank God for British TV

Bones is off for another week so let’s talk about some television I have no trouble gushing over. Tally ho, old chaps.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×22 “Paint It Black”

So, I have to confess that I screwed up in last week’s review when I said it was the penultimate episode. I messed up the dates and we in fact have until May 15th before the show goes on summer break.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×21 “The Man with the Twisted Lip”

So, we’ve arrived at the penultimate episode of the season and we are finally getting some action on the mystery that began at the start of the season; what the hell is Mycroft up to? 

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×20 “No Lack of Void”

This week’s episode is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we have a brilliant performance by Jonny Lee Miller as he moves through the grief of losing a long time friend to drug addiction. On the other, we have the first introduction of magical realism in the series as Sherlock is […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×19, ” The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville”

We are back!! So, after a hiatus to make way for March Madness (moment of silence that my beloved Florida Gators are not playing for the championship) we have a new case, mentions of the elusive Mrs. Hudson, and Clyde makes an appearance. The episode also gets into some of Joan’s past as a doctor […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2.18, “The Hound of the Cancer Cells”

This is one of the few times that the show has explicitly referred to the original Arthur Conan Doyle canon (the episode’s title is a play on the story, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”) However, besides the title and a reference to a cancer-finding device referred to as, “The Hound,” this episode has little in […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary, 2.17, “Ears to You”

I have a confession, I found this episode a bit lackluster and indicative of a problem I’ve been having with the show for much of the season; mainly, Joan Watson has become more of a device for the male characters to work out their man-pain.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×16, “The One Percent Solution”

We’re back! After a hiatus that coincided with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on NBC, we get a bit of continuity from earlier in the season. Gareth Lestrade is back and smarmier than ever as he takes his addiction with the spotlight one step further and uses a patchwork of Holmes’ techniques to make a […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×15, “Corpse De Ballet”

So it does happen to even the best show. There is always an episode, usually right before the sweeps, that just falls a little flat. Well, this is one of those episodes and it’s a shame, really; because this is an episode where we see Joan Watson handle a case almost entirely on her own […]