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The Flash S04 E02: ‘Mixed Signals’

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As implied by the title of this episode, this one is all about mixed signals, whether literal, or emotional and romantic. As The Flash battles Kilg%re, here a dangerous metahuman who can control technology, Barry struggles to reignite his six-months-gone relationship with Iris, and we see an interesting reversal in Cisco and Gypsy’s relationship as well. Join me after the super-speed techno-organic jump for my thoughts on “Mixed Signals!”

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To Love What Death Has Touched: Teaser Trailer for ‘Godless’

The newest Netflix Original Series to pique my interest is Godless, a seven-part Western helmed by some serious Hollywood heavyweights.
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New Trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Shows a New Sinister Entity


And everything happens for a reason. On this Friday the 13th—just 13 days from launch—experience the second and final trailer for the Netflix Original Series Stranger Things 2 here:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. Visit Stranger Things on Netflix. Stranger Things 2 debuts on October 27th.

What do you think of this new trailer? Are you excited about Season 2?

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The Flash S04 E01: ‘The Flash Reborn’

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Reborn and recharged, The Flash is back with its season four premiere. Our hero has returned from the Speed Force for a season with lots of surprises and shocks, including new characters and villains like Blacksmith, Hazard, Breacher, the Elongated Man(!), and our new big bad, Clifford DeVoe, the Thinker! In the meantime, how has Team Flash (or is it Team Vibe, or Team Kid Flash?) fared without Barry? And what brings our hero back? Find out after the Speed Force jump in my review of “The Flash Reborn!”

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Outlander S03 E05: ‘Freedom & Whisky’

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I can’t believe this is already the fifth episode in season three of Outlander. I guess time flies when you’re having fun. At the end of last week’s show, it seemed that Claire was willing to move on without Jamie. Will she have a change of heart? Be forewarned, there are spoilers ahead.

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Outlander S03 E04: ‘Of Lost Things’

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On the last episode of Outlander, poor Frank died, leaving Claire free to pursue Jamie. Meanwhile, Jamie was released from prison and into the service of a British family by John Grey. Have the time-traveling lovebirds reunited yet? Spoilers follow if you haven’t watched “Of Lost Things.”

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31 Days of Horror: 7 Essential Halloween Specials You MUST WATCH This Year

Every October I do my best to hunker down and revisit some of my favorite Halloween specials as the month progresses. These Halloween specials are SO ESSENTIAL that to miss out on them could spoil the season entirely. Now say my name three times into a dark bathroom mirror and the list will appear after the jump!

Now, I know this list promised seven Halloween specials but October is a long month; if I’m being honest you could binge the entirety of this list in an afternoon. That being said, I have a couple of shows that can be used to pad things out a bit.

HONORABLE MENTION: The X-Files

As near as I can recall there never was a proper Halloween episode of the show that kept me home on either Friday or Sunday nights from 1993 to 2002. There was one episode (Season 1: “Ghost in the Machine”) that took place on Halloween and it wasn’t even the central plot point. But for Mulder and Scully every day was Halloween, right? There are a myriad of X-Files episodes you can watch that make for prime October viewing (Just nothing past season 7, okay?).

HALL OF FAME: The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

Another staple of the season, “Treehouse of Horror” had to be included just by sheer volume alone. But which to choose? Even if you “haven’t watched since 1999” the show still churns out Halloween specials that are decent by even the most exacting standards (I will probably regret writing that). I’m sure if they were all averaged out you would come up with a “B” average and that’s not bad for a show that’s been around since time immemorial.

Now on to the list…

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The Hated and Belated Marvel’s Inhumans

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Why are the Inhumans so hated?  Is it because Marvel has forced them on us because Fox keeps the mutants out of their film and television hands?  Is it because we’re getting them instead of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?  Is it because their big screen debut had such lousy distribution?  Who are Jack Kirby’s least-loved creations, and why are they so hated?  The answers, and a review of the first two episodes, after the jump.

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Avengers: Secret Wars S04 E03: The Sleeper Awakens

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With the original Avengers still missing, the new team soldiers on, and their mission to protect the Earth never ends.  When the Red Skull’s doomsday Sleeper robots go on a rampage, the Avengers Assemble to stop them.  Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Sleeper Awakens.”

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