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The Flash S03 E17: ‘Duet’

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So many shows before this have done it, the obligatory musical episode, and with the stars of The Flash and Supergirl both former cast members of Glee, and their supporting players in their respective shows also musically inclined, it was only a matter of time before this happened. With a villain pulled from the DC animated universe, the Music Meister, it just gets better. Meet me after the musical interlude for my thoughts on “Duet.”

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The Flash S03 E10: “Borrowing Problems from the Future”

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When last we left The Flash, Savitar had not only dropped a prophecy of doom upon Team Flash, but momentarily propelled our hero into the near future where he witnessed the death of Iris at the hands of the villain. Now time marches toward that event, can the Flash stop it from happening? Find out after the time jump in my review of “Borrowing Problems from the Future.”

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the “Hamilton” Fans In Your Life

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Merry Christmas! Look, if you’re one of the high class tastemakers that visits BBP regularly, you’ve likely got friends and family who are fans of the single greatest musical to hit the stage since Webber decided to put dancers in cat suits. And by that, I mean Hamilton: an American Musical.

But once they’ve stepped across the threshold of artistic genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about the founding father without a father, what the heck are you going to get them?

Hold onto your tricorn, friends, because after the jump, we delve into the perfect gift list for the Hamilhead in your life.

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TIFF 2016 Review: La La Land an exhilarating People’s Choice Award winner

The big Hollywood musical is alive and well. Sure, it’s an endangered species, but Damien Chazelle’s vibrant La La Land is about as fine a specimen as you can find. Chosen by Toronto’s filmgoing horde as the best film at TIFF this year, La La Land is a throwback tour de force.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter S02 E09: A Little Song and Dance

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With all the doom and gloom that plagued Agent Carter these past few episodes, what would be a better break or palate cleanser than… a musical number? Sound bizarre? It’s not, it’s wonderful. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “A Little Song and Dance.”

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Galavant – Battle of the Three Armies; The One True King (To Unite Them All)

This week was the finale of season 2 of Galavant. Did everyone get their happily ever after, or did things not work out for some characters? Will there be another season?

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The Ten Percent – Let the Sunshine In

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“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Hello, and welcome to another installment of The Ten Percent! Every two weeks, Ensley F. Guffey and I use this space to take a look at the inverse of Sturgeon’s Law; in other words, the small portion of everything which is not crud. Viewed as a whole, Sturgeon was right – the vast majority of movies, television, writing, art, and so on really is crud – but there is that slim slice of sublime. In this space, we’ve talked about slapstick comedy, high-toned drama, quality animation, blood-curdling horror, spectacular science fiction, and more besides. We get to do that because the Ten Percent isn’t limited by genre – these rare gems last because they are high quality productions which demand more of their viewer than simple passive reception.

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Galavant – Love and Death; Do the D’DEW

On last week’s episodes of Galavant, Isabella learns of Wormwood’s treachery, and nixes her wedding as she regains her senses. Madalena gives Gareth a peck on the cheek while Galavant gets stabbed by his squire Sid. How did the characters fare this week?

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Galavant – Giants vs. Dwarves; About Last Night

My favorite plot on last week’s episode of Galavant was the budding romance between Madalena and Gareth. How did the potential couple fare this week?

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Galavant – Aw, Hell, the King; Bewitched, Bothered and Belittled

The last episode of Galavant saw the knight and his king on a road trip, one man to rescue his true love, and the other to reclaim his kingdom. Through miscommunication, Isabella believed Gal no longer loved her. Gareth replaced Richard on the throne in Valencia and Queen Madalena gave him the title of king. The pair agreed to disagree on almost everything. How did the characters fare this week?

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