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Barry Allen makes terrible life choices and breaks space-time. Following time-travelling to finally save his mother, Barry discovers that this didn’t actually make the world better, and even after he “fixes” it, subtle changes have infected the reality he knew. And elements from the “Flashpoint” timeline start bleeding over, as well.

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Overall: The season was uneven, with some bits I really enjoyed and some that were kinda dumb; and the overall arc got tiring by the end. But I still like the show and I'm still on the hook for the next season.
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In Wallachia in the 1400s, the vampire Vlad Dracula Tepes is incited to bring down the wrath of his dark forces on the country. Fortunately, the Belmont family is well-versed in fighting this sort of thing. The plot is very loosely based on the events of Castlevania III for the NES, starring Trevor Belmont, who is later joined by Sypha Belnades and Alucard.

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Overall: The four half-hour episodes in the first season feel more like a teaser miniseries, testing the waters for something much larger. If you've felt the urge for a hard-R rated version of an NES game, give it a test run; but know that you're not getting much literary value.
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"When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by the time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become... Superman. I hid who I really was until one day when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people, I'm a reporter at CatCo Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the D.E.O. to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause it harm. I am Supergirl."

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Overall: I realize that there are lots of people—even in my own family—who think this show is stupid and does things terribly and blah blah blah. But I like it. It’s fun, it’s positive, I enjoy watching it. I eagerly await season 3.
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Continuing the theme of near-future, tech-based Twilight Zone shenanigans.

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Overall: ...It makes me think, and I suppose that's good?
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We are the Crystal Gems
We'll always save the day
And if you think we can't
We'll always find a way
That's why the people of this world believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, and Steven!


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Overall: Yeah, this is very cute. And it's on the list of things I'm perfectly happy for ARR and I to watch together. Season 2 is likely to get added to my list.
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Given that I’ve always liked Twilight Zone inspired sci-fi / spec-fi, and this is billed as an anthology along those lines, it seemed worth my time to give it a try. Spoilers for the first three episodes below.

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Overall: Intriguing ideas, less-than-perfect execution. I’ll probably watch some of seasons 2 and 3, but I may skip around based on recommendations, rather than watching them all.
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Occasionally, I look at my backlog and say, “Man, I don't even know why that's on there. I don't really want to watch it.” And even more occasionally, I'm smart enough to remove things. There's more than enough media to consume without forcing myself to watch things I added on a whim but don't enjoy.

Lost Girl (TV Series) - It's like somebody watched Charmed and thought it was the best show ever, except that it needed less of the lovey-dovey "family" stuff and more sexy-sexy. So with a similar off-brand fast-and-loose approach to mythology, but a succubus instead of three witches as the protagonist, we have this show. I found myself irritated that the Fae are "dark" and "light" when the perfectly-good and much less hokey (and loaded) term "seelie" exists. A subplot of the first few episodes could have been shortened to "Can you teach me how to control my hunger?" "Yeah, boink the werewolf." It's not funny enough to watch for the comedy, and the characters (and their drama) aren't interesting enough to watch for them. Oh, and it initially aired on network TV, so you know the sexiness is just going to be cheesecake tease rather than anything of note (either in terms of titillation or plot value).

Shameless (US TV Series) - I made it through half of the first episode before I decided this didn't actually appear to me. Embarrassment squick and a misery parade for a struggling family doesn't appeal to me, even with the sexiness. (Especially since it managed to be wince-sexiness multiple times in half an episode.)

Fuller House (Netflix, Season 2) - Twenty-one years after Full House ended, the second generation of the family still lives in the old house, now with Kimmy’s once-and-future husband Fernando joining the main cast, DJ’s former suitors acquiring other girlfriends, and Stephanie falling for Kimmy’s long-unseen brother Jimmy Gibbler. The 30-minute episode length makes them feel much more “full” than the classic 22-minute episodes, with more plots per episode and more time to stuff in both new and old jokes, but I think I wore out the nostalgia value with season 1. I may go back and watch the rest of this season in a few years, when I'm feeling the need for late-80s sitcom goodness again, but for now I've had my fill. (And I suspect that when season 3 drops, I'll at least look through the episode list to see if there are any guest stars I want to see.)
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Why did Hannah Baker kill herself? Clay has just received a box of cassette tapes she recorded as a suicide note, and he's going to learn why. Hannah wasn't the only person who was hurt, and she's not the only one who's going to be.

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Overall: This is dark and hard to watch, but fascinating. It skirts the edge of a misery parade for multiple characters, but if you like teen drama, it's probably for you. HELLA TRIGGER WARNING.
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Time travel is real, and all of history is vulnerable to attack. Which is why we must travel through time to stop the spread of these so-called "time aberrations" and to erase their damage to history. We are a team of outcasts and misfits, so please don't call us heroes. We're Legends.

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Overall: Apparently the creators felt the biggest problem with the series was that it wasn’t quite crazy enough—and I think they were right! While one could argue that the show is overall still pretty dumb, it's all the fun you would want from a time-traveling, dysfunctional superhero team.
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Months ago, on a damaged spaceship, six people emerge from stasis pods with no memory of who they are or what they’re doing, but at least some useful skills intact. They’ve subsequently learned a lot—though possibly not enough—about their pasts as ruthless mercenaries, but they’ve also been captured and imprisoned by the Galactic Authority.

My review of Season 1 is here.

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Overall: While this season was a little more uneven and “out there” in terms of sci-fi technobabble, I reiterate my earlier opinion that it’s solidly entertaining.
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”I'll get the gang back together, Pericles! We'll be coming for you, or my name isn't... SCOOBY DOOBY DOO!”

My review of Season 1 is here.

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Overall: I’m not sure this maintained optimal cleverness through the entire 52 episodes (it could probably have been cut down a bunch here and there), but it was very solid and the most entertaining take on Scooby-Doo I’ve ever seen.
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On a damaged spaceship, six people emerge from stasis pods with no memory of who they are or what they’re doing, but at least some useful skills intact. They need to figure out their pasts and what happened to them before those pasts start hunting them down.

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Overall: Not nearly as witty as Firefly but still some solidly entertaining sci-fi with a load of mysteries and revelations.
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In modern-day London, a doctor suffering from PTSD meets a brilliant, exasperating, sociopathic consulting detective. They move in together and have homoerotic tension as they fight crime.

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Overall: There’s some fun to be had here, and I can see why it’s popular, but as plenty of others have noted, it also has serious problems. That, and asshole Holmes gets old quickly. I feel okay stopping here: I’ve seen what the fuss is about, but now I’m done.
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“And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your dog!”

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Overall: This is fun and very clever…and now I need to watch Season 2 to learn the answers to all the ongoing mysteries. Never thought I’d say that about Scooby-Doo, let me tell you!
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A mysterious woman with mysterious superpowers (…maybe) returns from a seven-year disappearance, and recruits a bunch of troubled teenagers (and one burnt-out teacher) for a spiritual journey.

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Overall: This show clearly intends from the start to be a mindscrew, but I think it tries too hard in some places and just plain falls flat in others. Fun to theorize about because it’s filled with “clues”, but ultimately not nearly as deep as it wants to be.
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Now completely off the book-drawn map because GRRM took deadline lessons from Douglas Adams, Westeros continues to be a really shitty place to live.

Hella SPOILERS

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Overall: I appreciate that they have a clear and set end to this and the series is going to resolve the story. So many shows (and books) get into “go on forever” mode and just keep spinning out new plotlines. At this point, someone will definitively win the Game of Thrones. 
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The alternate title to this season (if not this show in general) is "The Poor Life Choices of Barry Allen". Because boy oh boy, he does impressively dumb things for a smart guy who can think at super-speed.

SPOILERS in my commentary.

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Overall: The fact that several major plot points in this season require Barry (and sometimes everyone else) to be an absolute chowderhead is maddening, but it’s still totally a fun show. I look forward to season 3, in which Barry Allen makes more terrible decisions and possibly breaks reality in doing so.
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A series of vignettes about “couples, life, sex and technology.” Less like a TV series and more like a short-story collection gleaned from attending a lot of cocktail parties.

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Overall: I suspect that the writer/director has a following large enough to get Netflix to hand him some money and say, “Do whatever you want.” And he did. While there were some things to appeal to me, I don’t think this was neatly as smart or as poignant as it thought it was.
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Nine years after the series ended, we pick up the story of Rory, Lorelei and Emily Gilmore and their ongoing family drama, and finally get some resolution on a number of things. The more things (and people change), the more things stay the same.

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Overall: This was the six-hour resolution movie to a series that didn’t otherwise get a proper ending. I’d go so far to call it required watching to fans of the series even if (as I did) you skipped large chunks of the latter seasons. It doesn’t stand alone in the slightest and there are plenty of problems with it, but I enjoyed it.
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A geeky boy goes missing and a girl with superpowers shows up; moms freak out and the sheriff kicks ass; government conspiracies and aliens monsters, oh my!

My commentary is very spoiler-heavy.

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Overall: When the show opens with a D&D game, do you really think I wouldn’t like it? That was a really fun bit of TV, even if the “children in danger” and child disappearance / death plot points freak me out a little. I’m looking forward to season 2.
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