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‘A League of Their Own’ 1×06 Review: “Stealing Home”

It isn’t often that I want to start a review with just a colorful and inventive string of expletives. Especially an episode of a show like A League of Their Own that I loved. But here we are. As it…

‘A League of Their Own’ 1×05 Review: “Back Footed”

“Back Footed” is a strange episode of A League of Their Own in which absolutely nobody is having a good time. They’re not having a good time for good reasons. But whether on the field or the back seat of…

‘A League of Their Own’ 1×04 Review: “Switch Hitter”

Things really start heating up in the fourth episode of A League of Their Own. Not just romantically but on the field, as well. Some characters may finally be coming into their own. Even if they don’t realize it and…

‘A League of Their Own’ 1×03 Review: “The Cut Off”

If the world isn’t going to take you seriously or give you a chance, sometimes you just have to carve out your own destiny. In the third episode of A League of Their Own, Max and the Rockford Peaches do…

‘The Sandman’ 1×10 Review: “Lost Hearts”

The tenth episode of The Sandman, “Lost Hearts,” is a satisfying conclusion to the first season. It focuses on families of all kinds. (With their various dysfunctions, though some have more than most.) It also explores the connection between dreams…

‘A League of Their Own’ 1×02 Review: “Find the Gap”

The second episode of A League of Their Own is all about the expectations put upon us and the measures we take to live up to those roles. It’s about the smiles we are forced to wear, when all we…

‘The Sandman’ 1×09 Review: “Collectors”

In the penultimate episode of The Sandman, any relief that Jed was saved from his uncle’s abuse by the Corinthian has long since faded. Not surprisingly, to be fair. It was always a short-term solution to an immediate problem. Rose…

‘A League of Their Own’ 1×01 Review: “Batter Up”

I confess that baseball may be America’s pastime, but it’s never really been my thing. That said, you tell me D’Arcy Carden is starring in cell phone commercials, and I’m tuning in. I’ve seen The Good Place. I know what…

‘The Sandman’ 1×08 Review: “Playing House”

As expected, the plot lines that were introduced in the previous episode start getting a payoff in this one. Rose’s search for her brother takes one step forward and two steps back. Jed moves out of the proverbial frying pan…

‘The Sandman’ 1×07 Review: “The Doll’s House”

With the first arc of the season concluded, the series takes an episode to do a little ground building, set up the major plots for the back half. Which isn’t to imply that the episode is anything less than excellent.…

‘The Sandman’ 1×06 Review: “The Sounds of Her Wings”

Would you want to live forever? On the surface, it seems like a simple enough question. Most of us fear death on some level, after all. But would you really want to live forever? And is death as terrible as…

‘The Sandman’ 1×05 Review: “24/7”

Thus far, The Sandman has primarily been a fantasy show. It veers into the realm of suspense in its fifth episode, however. We finally get to delve a little more into the character and psyche of John (David Thewlis) while…

‘The Sandman’ 1×04 Review: “A Hope In Hell”

Every time you think The Sandman can’t get any better, another episode airs and you realize you’re wrong. “A Hope In Hell” is a simple enough episode that takes the series to the next level while moving the main plots…

‘The Sandman’ 1×03 Review: “Dream a Little Dream”

In the third episode of The Sandman, Dream’s quest to recover his sigils of power gets fully underway. Causing him to cross paths with charmer and rogue Johanna Constantine. Also, Ethel makes what is likely to be a truly bad…

‘The Sandman’ 1×02 Review: “Imperfect Hosts”

Have you ever seen an adaptation that’s so good, you just want to sit with it for a while? The Sandman is quickly becoming that kind of adaptation for me. I just want to sit and mull each episode for…

‘The Sandman’ 1×01 Review: “Sleep of the Just”

When it comes to our favorite television shows, it’s often the endings that we remember the most clearly. Because they were that good, that satisfying, or, frankly, that disappointing. Whether it’s because we get the payoff of a long-awaited wedding…

E!’s Rom-Com ‘Married By Mistake’ Sounds Straight Out Of A Fanfic

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really love rom-coms, but you know what I could use more of? A romcom that sounds straight out of a fanfic.” Well, if you’re nodding yes to that question, then I have some…

‘The Walking Dead’ Limited Series Announced Starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira

If you’ve been alive since 2010, it’s pretty much impossible to not know something about The Walking Dead. Particularly if you’ve existed at all online. Even if you’re not a fan of zombies. Or shocking plot twists. Or talking with…

Why We’re Excited For ‘Dr. Death’ Season 2

I’ve watched a lot of true crime television in my day, believe me. And, if I’m perfectly honest, they kind of run together after a while. (Which is admittedly sad to think about, given that these were real people whose…

Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ Adds A Touch Of Chaos To Jane Austen

“Based on the novel by Jane Austen.” These words in the Persuasion opening title are as much warning to die-hard Austen fans as credit to the author of the source material. Netflix’s Persuasion could perhaps more accurately said to be…

Queen Charlotte Prequel Novel Announced by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

People just can’t seem to get enough of Bridgerton. After two (incredibly) successful seasons, Netflix announced a prequel limited series was in the works, focusing on Queen Charlotte’s rise to power. And now a prequel novel has been announced that…