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HL Ep Review: Bad Day in Building A, S1x06

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

No immortal. I’m definitely less fond of the episodes without an immortal in the picture. Duncan went a little darker in this one, which I’m not sure I liked. But Richie standing up for Tessa and Duncan being the moral Boy Scout he is definitely made up for it to me. But I actually like the scenes without Duncan in them more than most of the ones he is in. All that killing seems a bit unnecessary to me.

Bad Day in Building A

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HL Ep Review: Free Fall, S1x05

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

This was a weird episode, as it was filmed first due to filming schedules, and so it definitely didn’t have a lot of things down yet, such as the looks and tones of the characters or the show mythology. Also, Felicia is kind of crazypants and I don’t completely get what she’s trying to accomplish. But I like Joan Jett in the role.

Free Fall

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HL Ep Review: Innocent Man S1x04

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

Despite wanting to belt out a Billy Joel song every time I say the title of this episode, I like this episode because at its core is a bad immortal and characters having to make some moral decisions.

Innocent Man

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HL Ep Review: The Road Not Taken, S1x03

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

Despite some terrible filler and a complicated heist plot that never pans out, I liked this episode a lot.

The Road Not Taken

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HL Ep Review: Family Tree, S1x02

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

This was a necessary episode with very necessary backstory and themes. It’s also got some super sweet “awwwwww!” moments. But it’s also got a lot of unnecessary things in it.

Family Tree

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HL Ep Review: The Gathering, S1x01

In the Highlander Worldwide group, we’re rewatching the series, one episode a week. I thought it would be fun to try to review each episode as I rewatch it with the group. Please be aware there are spoilers not just for this episode but the whole series.

The Gathering

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Book Review—Hawkeye, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction, others

HawkeyeGNReview reposted from KateKintail’s Book Journal

Title: Hawkeye, Volume 1
Author: by Matt Fraction, David Aja (Illustrator), Javier Pulido (Illustrator), Francesco Francavilla (Illustrator), Alan Davis (Illustrator)
Fandom: Marvel
My rating: 5/5

SPOILERS BELOW!

 

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Recent Marathons (More 50-Word Reviews)

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Batman Beyond: Loved the Neo-Gotham future setting and what has happened to Bruce over the years. I liked how Terry slowly found his way into the role. I liked how the various players like Barbara and the Jokerz (plural) show up. Really liked Bruce’s role, coaching and understanding from afar.


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Longmire (Season 2): It’s been a while since I saw Season 1, but I fell right back into it without problem. Love the acting; I watch for the characters and unique cases. Great drama and angsty storylines definitely kept my attention this time around. Definitely looking forward to Season 3.


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Ultimate Spider-Man: I’ve always liked Spider-Man, but this month I fell in love with him. This series skewed a little young, but I still enjoyed it. Breaking the 4th wall let Peter’s character shine through. I adored getting to know his team. And I can always use more Agent Coulson.


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Beauty & the Beast (Season 1): Interesting modern twists. I enjoyed the protected identity aspect, but the love/passion angle got tiresome. I got a kick out of it when the plotline forced Vincent (the beast) underground into tunnels. I couldn’t take my eyes off Catherine in every scene; she’s gorgeous.


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Psych (Season 7): I’ve been waiting forever to get caught up on Psych. The season was highly enjoyable, though it started off surprisingly rocky and tough for my favorite pairings. A great series of cases with plenty of great cultural references thrown in, including Highlander! The musical episode was epic.


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A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories: How did I not know this series existed? Between Daniel Radcliffe as the young doctor and Jon Hamm as the older version, there’s fantastic acting talent. Shocking but well-done humor and drama in these stories set around the time of the Russian Revolution.


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Derek: At times, I wasn’t sure how to feel about this series. I can’t help but love Derek as a character, though Ricky’s choice to portray him is interesting. Some of the other characters are harder to love, but even they have their moments. It was worth giving a try.


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Young Justice: I am a Marvel girl and know nothing of the Justice league, let alone this spin-off band. But a group of “sidekicks” kicking butt? Irresistible! I love that they all had secrets and problems but functioned as a great team, though reluctantly at times… and luctantly at others.

Book Review—This Star Won’t Go Out: the Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl

This_Star_Won't_Go_OutReview reposted from KateKintail’s Book Journal

Title: This Star Won’t Go Out: the Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl
Author: by Esther Earl with Lori and Wayne Earl; Introduction by John Green
Fandom: Nerdfighting in General
My rating: 4.5/5

SPOILERS BELOW!

 

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Recent Marathons (More 50-Word Reviews)

Some recently finished shows to review…

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Veronica Mars: Definitely worth waiting all this time for. I loved Veronica and enjoyed watching her struggles and adventures. She’s clever and strong and smart in ways others can only dream of being. But things are rarely easy for her; great tension and cast dynamics. Looking forward to the movie!


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Haven (S1-S3): Though I’m a Stephen King fan, I think I got about a third of the references—I considered each I got to be a victory, though. Interesting concept and twists, but started going downhill for me in S3. Will have to wait to see where it goes post-barn!


TheFollowing
The Following: Watched because I like Poe’s stories. Concept was dark and terrible (killings/cult based on his stories) but kind of interesting because of that. Kevin Bacon was great. Started losing me about halfway through when it got to be predictable, but I finished the season because I was invested.


DrQuinn
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (S1) It’s been so long, it was a joy to fall back in love with the show and reacquaint myself with the characters. Go Dr. Mike! There was so much I’d forgotten and many good moments. I still apparently have crushes on Sully, Matthew, and Horace.
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