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Out of the Blue – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Six

In a somewhat surprising, but not unprecedented, turn, the show opts to draw from a significant turning point in its source material to deliver a dramatic cliffhanger. With yet another rescue party out to retrieve yet another of the protagonists, the audience would be forgiven for believing the series to be stuck on a loop.… Continue reading Out of the Blue – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Six

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The Breaking Point – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Five

Despite a rocky start, this season is proving it knows where it's going and how to get there. With characters reuniting after episodes, or even seasons apart, the emotional catharsis in this episode is high. New characters play their roles, but don't overstay their welcome, offering thematic coherence that is desperately needed at this juncture… Continue reading The Breaking Point – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Five

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Father-and-Son Happy Hell Assassin Buddies Go to the Beach – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Four

When in doubt, this show will always choose the strangest solution to a problem. Or simply invent strange new problems when none exist. Luckily, it eventually figures out what to do with them, and manages to juggle disparate tones with a grace few series of its sort achieve. I've missed this part of the show,… Continue reading Father-and-Son Happy Hell Assassin Buddies Go to the Beach – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Four

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Humperdoo is on the Loose — 3P Reviews: Preacher, Season Four, Episode Two

A dip in quality from the previous episode, this one has a more tenuous grasp on the plot. It originally aired with the premiere, and I'm not entirely clear as to why. Little changes for the characters from their earlier state and the episode consists mostly of a series of disconnected vignettes aiming for some… Continue reading Humperdoo is on the Loose — 3P Reviews: Preacher, Season Four, Episode Two

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A Hell of a Vision – 3P Reviews: Preacher, Season Four, Episode One

This is it. The end of the road. My delight at learning this show would get a fourth season was somewhat embittered when, a short while later, I found out it would be its last. Frankly, it's a small miracle this show got past its first season with the trajectory it set for itself. I'm… Continue reading A Hell of a Vision – 3P Reviews: Preacher, Season Four, Episode One

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The Deserts We Make of Ourselves – 3P Reviews: Scott Pilgrim, Book One

  The world is a cold place. Life takes a lot out of you, even when the stakes are as low as they can get. This series is about a lot of things. It changes as you get older and see new ways to interpret its subjects. It’s more than it appears on its surface.… Continue reading The Deserts We Make of Ourselves – 3P Reviews: Scott Pilgrim, Book One

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

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50 Spoilers: Ya. A few for the comics, too, so fair warning. Audience Assumptions: None, probably.   The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode Ten: The White Violin - ***   Part One: KLAUS' MAGIC BOWLING BALL OF… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Ten