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3P Reviews: Game of Thrones, Season Eight, Episode Three

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters: 4 Aesthetics: 7 Creativity: 5 Overall Plot: 7 Subplots: 5 Sum: 28/50   Spoilers: Ya. Obviously. Audience Assumptions: Some familiarity   Season Eight Episode Three: The Long Night - ****   Part One: It's Here. And It's Got Some Problems. Two episodes of buildup and here's where we land -- a nearly… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Game of Thrones, Season Eight, Episode Three

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Three

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode Three: Extra Ordinary - **   Part One: This Week on Klaus and Some Other Umbrella People THEY RUINED HIM! THEY RUINED MY… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Three

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What Makes a Good Character Relationship?

There are hundreds, thousands, maybe even more beautifully-written characters in published works. But what is a character on their own without any connection to the people around them? Isolated characters can only go so far; we are a social species, after all, so relationships of all sorts are important to us. Let's take a look at how fictional relationships work.

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Two

In which Five makes some Mistakes, we meet the lovely antagonistic assassins (one of whom is a unionist), and Klaus gets some lovely unintended bonding time with his brothers.

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Fourteen

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season One Episode 14: Those Who Lurk Underground - ****   Part One: Hey Guess What? Bradley's a Bad Guy! We Definitely Couldn't Tell That From the First Episode.… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Fourteen

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode One

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode One: We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals - ****   Part One: Eccentric Billionaire Buys Some Magic Babies, Ruins Them… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode One