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Clone-A-Paloza: Why You Should Watch Orphan Black


BBC America has been home to a few of my favorite shows over the past couple of years. Namely, Doctor Who, Luther, and Broadchurch. Each offers a distinctly unique viewing experience that showed that when done right, British TV is leaps and bounds ahead of what American TV brings to the table night in and night out. Which brings me ...

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Netflix Spotlight: Young Justice

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DC and Warner Brothers animation has a long history of delivering high quality superhero cartoons. Shows that stay true to their roots, provide deep and engrossing tales of heroism, adventure, and some very deep characters. The latest in that legacy was also one of the shortest lived: Young Justice. Now, Young Justice has made the leap to Netflix and I ...

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Joffery Baratheon: The Villain We Loved to Hate

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The best villains draw viewers in with their charisma, enticing audiences by sheer force of will to sympathize with their villainous plans. Icons such as the Joker, Loki, Doc Ock and half the cast of Game of Thrones possess legions of fans because people want to see them do bad things with conviction. People can only watch their hero of ...

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Super Smash Bros to the Rescue! But Is It Too Late?


When I first started college back in 2007, I had a fairly tight knit group of friends on my dorm floor. We would do what you expect a bunch of freshman and sophomores would do at a small college; have rounds of mattress jousting, read select portions of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, and have the occasional airsoft ...

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Dan’s Top 5: How I Met Your Mother


Now that How I Met Your Mother wrapped up its impressive 9-season run last Monday night, there is a rather large void in the Monday night viewing lineup. Now, you could dive into one of the new or returning shows that are still on the air to fill the void, but it’s just not the same. You need that daily ...

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How I Met Your Mother: A Retrospective


How I Met Your Mother debuted to skepticism back in 2005. At the time, it was a high concept for sitcom, telling a sprawling story of how a man tells his children the story of how he met their mother through a series of flashbacks, flash-forwards, more flashbacks, and more than a few slaps. But through the friendships and the ...

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Oyster Poised to Become the Netflix for Books


When I was growing up there wasn’t a book I wouldn’t read. Books offered an escape from the mundane realities of life that was only limited by my imagination. It’s a passion that has carried through into adulthood where I’ve devoured the Song of Ice and Fire series, finished every Harry Potter book consecutively over the course of a month, ...

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What Does Facebook Buying Oculus Actually Mean?


There seems to be one constant in our social media driven world: what Facebook wants Facebook gets. It’s a lesson that has been learned since the social media juggernaut stormed onto the scene and changed the way people interact with each other. It’s part of the reason why the recent announcement that Facebook will buy the Kickstarter darling Oculus VR, ...

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