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This Is Us Too: 5.12 – Both Things Can Be True

This Is Us Too Hosts Mary & Blake chat about This Is Us episode 5.12 -"Both Things Can Be True". Mary chats her student teaching experience, we discuss how the title applies to every facet of the story, and how Mary made Blake dance in front of hundreds of people on cruise ship...

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The Potterverse: Chapter 19 – The Servant Of Lord Voldemort | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The Servant Of Lord Voldemort. We chat the brilliant narrative structure of the Pettigrew reveal, Snape and Sirius' similarities and the Crooky voice makes and incredible comeback...

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Outlander Cast: Men In Kilts: Episode 7 – Tartans And Clans

Outlander Cast Hosts Mary & Blake discuss Men In Kilts, episode 7 - Tartans And Clans In this episode, we chat about loving the underlying tension between the rival clans, why we want to be Sarah Fraser, and why it's possible Mary might actually be related to Sam...

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The MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.03 – The Power Broker

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.03 - The Power Broker. Blake discusses the plot informing character, another gotcha cliffhanger, and why this felt like John Wick Lite...

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The Potterverse: Chapter 18 – Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot And Prongs | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot And Prongs. We chat how powerful the Maurauder's really are, Sirius' intent in the joke, and why Pomfrey needs ALLLL the vodka...

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The MCU Diaries: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.02 – Star Spangled Man

The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.02 - The Star Spangled Man. Blake discusses what it means to be "Captain America", emotional validation versus choosing what's right, and why there is no chance John Walker remains Cap beyond this series...

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Our Latest Blog Posts

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: 1.03 – The Power Broker | John Wick Lite

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: episode 1.03 - Power Broker is an example of a story allowing it's plot to inform it's characters as opposed to it's characters informing it's plot and that is a major problem. 

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: Episode 1.02 “Star Spangled Man” | Defining Captain America

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier episode 1.02 "Star Spangled Man" finally brings our main characters together and asks what it means to actually be "Captain America".

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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier: Episode 1.01 “New World Order” | This Old World Is A New World

The Falcon And The Winter Solider episode 1.01 "New World Order" is certainly more conventionally Marvel than WandaVision, but it also reminds us that convention is what defines an old world struggling to become a new world. 

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WandaVision: Episode 1.09 “The Series Finale” (SEASON 1 FINALE) | A Thing Isn’t Beautiful Because It Lasts

The WandaVision season 1 finale, episode 1.09 "The Series Finale", is a deeply satisfying conclusion to the operative theme of the story and it shows the viewer that not all good things must end. Rather, they transform.  

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WandaVision: Episode 1.08 “Previously On” | The Only Way Forward Is Confronting Defense Mechanisms

The penultimate episode of WandaVision - episode 1.08 - serves as an exercise in Wanda's fragile psychology while also exhibiting a magnificent balance of exposition, plot, and character.

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WandaVision: Episode 1.07 “Breaking The Fourth Wall” | Be Careful What You Wish For

Wandavision episode 1.07 "Breaking The Fourth Wall" drops a major MCU bomb on us, but keeps it's laser focus on it's main character while warning us to be careful what you wish for.

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