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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

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 Four Episode Twelve: Upheaval in Central - ***   Part One: That Musty Stang Last episode of the season! The previous one felt like a better ending… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Six (Episode Forty-Four)

Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Six: Revving at Full Throttle - ***   Part One: Awkward Dad Talks This episode is more cohesive than the previous one, but you'll notice many of the same problems, namely that Al and his father have reunited in Liore, yet seem to have skipped the actual… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Six (Episode Forty-Four)

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Failures – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Nine

All right, all right, it’s high time I finished this series given the show's been over for almost a month now. I’ve been procrastinating for a few reasons, some better than others. Work and sleep schedules being off. The previous episode dampening my resolve to press forward. Popping down to Australia to talk to people… Continue reading Failures – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Nine

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The Other Shoe – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Eight

Well, I can't really say I'm surprised. Given the recent string of decent episodes and hard-hitting plot points, it was unlikely the show was going to keep up its momentum all the way through to the end. The accumulation of bad past decisions has caught up to the series, overtaking much of the good will… Continue reading The Other Shoe – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Eight

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Loss and Rage – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Seven

As with the previous episode, the merits of this one rely at least partly on the payoff of the next. Woven throughout are the escalating tensions of grieving characters; after the chaos of the previous episode, Tulip and Cassidy are off on their own again and driven to violence -- a dirtier, crueler sort than… Continue reading Loss and Rage – Preacher, Season Four, Episode Seven

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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