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PANEL REPORT: The Fathers Of How I Met Your Mother, And How They Mold Ted’s Story

We've done panels at quite a few cons now, but Connecticon will always remain my favorite. Ever since we've started receiving invitations to attend cons, we've gone to Connecticon every year, so the staff consider it a bit of a ...

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[SPOILERS] On Orange Is The New Black, And Dealing With The Past

I hope that by waiting this amount of time before discussing the anticipated Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black that there is just enough time passed where those taking their time have had a chance to watch most ...

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[Spoilers] On NBC’s Hannibal, and What We All Know

Hannibal Lecter kills and eats people. This is, I think, a fairly well-known fact of pop culture. James Bond prefers his martinis shaken, not stirred; Batman’s parents are dead; Hannibal Lecter kills and eats people. Certainly, excepting particularly devoted Mads Mikkelsen fans, ...

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What Happens When Episodes Flanderizes Matt LeBlanc As Himself

A little over a year ago, I wrote an article discussing Matt LeBlanc, and how much he actually overlaps with the version of himself he portrays in the HBO smash Episodes. We have one more season under our belts, and ...

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Jem the Dog and Scout the Human: An Analysis of Similarities Regarding Growing Up, Change, and Childhood in Maycomb and Ooo

Editor’s Note: This piece took second place for The Larry L. Stewart Prize For Critical Essay On Entertainment. Thanks to everyone who entered this year! You remember being a kid, right? When the answer to “You want some magic powers? Magic ...

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On the Wings of Dragons: A Game of Thrones Returns

My friend threw a party on Sunday. We ate chili and homemade bread, played some games, and generally killed time until 9 PM, when we all rushed to the couch to watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones. I ...

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The Women Who Suffer in Silence in Downton Abbey, Series Four

Set in early 20th century Yorkshire, Downton Abbey reflects the way the world awaits change after the turn of the century. Though the early 1900s is drastically different from our contemporary 2010s, the attitudes of anticipating changes in social life, ...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine, And Breaking The Mold

Taking home two Golden Globes after only twelve episodes on the air, Fox's police procedural/workplace comedy hybrid Brooklyn Nine-Nine is already making plenty of waves. The accolades the show is achieving are certainly well-earned — it's tightly written, juggles its two genres ...

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Forgiveness and Buddhism in Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist has been a mainstay of popular manga and anime for 13 years. The internationally popular franchise began as a manga by Hiromu Arakawa and spawned two complete anime series, feature films, video games, novels, and countless other products, ...

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“You’re Trapped in the Class System, Jeeves!”

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) wrote some of the most consistently hilarious short stories and novels of the early 20th century. His most well known creation is Jeeves, the omniscient valet and sometimes-butler. A while back, the character was well known online ...