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The Most Exciting News in the World (Plus Q&A)

I still can’t believe I actually get to write this post. But here goes. This is pretty much the most exciting, terrifying, holy-shit-this-mix-of-emotions-is-going-to-make-me-burst-into-tears announcement I’ve ever made in my life, and so I’m just going to blurt this on to your lap before I spend another half-hour dancing around the house with excitement.

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Doctor Who: Tremendous – Ardent Rosa Defines Illustrious Story

Well, it’s that time – by which I mean, back in it.

Yes, it’s the coveted History Episode, ie, the part of Doctor Who that I have a punishing soft spot for. Even aside from superb episodes like The Empty Child/Doctor Dances and The Unquiet Dead, I’ll go to mat for nonsense like Robot of Sherwood, just because I’m a sucker for anything set in the past (well, I draw the line at Thin Ice, but you catch my drift). I’m a history graduate (by accident, but that’s another story) and Doctor Who has always stuck to a formula for newbies: present day (the premiere), future (last week), and then the past. So, fair warning, I’m so up for this episode, Rosa, because it’s a delve into the world behind us, and I love that shit.

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Riverdale S3E2: Fortune and Men’s Eyes

Well, shut my mouth and call me Jughead. Last week, I wrote that I was worried that Riverdale might suffer from some serious third season problems – basically, that it would run out of ideas and drag us through a bunch of shit that didn’t stick to the wall for the first two seasons. But, judging by this excellent second episode, Fortune and Men’s Eyes, I think I might just have been wrong.

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American Horror Story S8E6: Return to Murder House

Okay, so in this greatest-hits season, we’re finally getting around to some of the songs I can actually sing along to: in Return to Murder House, Emma Roberts and Billy Porter roll back the clock to season one to figure out what the hell has been going on with Michael Langdon, starting with a visit to his original home, the Murder House from the first season. And I loved this season, I really did, so this should have been a win for me. And yet…

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Franchise Fanatic: Halloween

Roasting Michael Myers

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Franchise Fanatic: Final Destination

Get on it friends

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ALPHA FEMALE Part Five!

Happy Monday, one and all! Spook season is upon us, and that means it’s time to indulge in some fun – and hey, sexy is the new scary, right? With that thin justification out of the way, let’s get to point of this post – the fifth part of ALPHA FEMALE, The Distance, is out right now! Check out the cover and blurb below:

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Doctor Who: Tenuous Assistants Render Dynamic Intergalactics Standard

Well, after last week’s tentative but pleasing opening to the series, we’re back for this second episode. Traditionally, from The End of the World onwards, these episodes revolve around an adventure into space, and this week’s outing, The Ghost Monument, is no different.

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The Marketing Department: Pet Semetary Trailer

GET HYPED

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American Horror Story S8E5: Boy Wonder

Look. I’m trying with this season, I really am. I’m trying not to let my disdain for Coven get in the way of what could be a fun, goofy season, I’m trying not to let this convoluted mega-plot undercut the episode-by-episode entertainment. But this week’s episode, Boy Wonder, a sequel to last week’s outing, was a genuine slog, and I’m starting to wonder if this greatest-hits season has anything to offer but sheer indulgence.

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Riverdale S3E1: Labor Day

Well, hello, and welcome back: not only is this week the return of Doctor Who, but the beginning of the third season of TV’s resident chaos demon, Riverdale. If you’re just joining us now, check out my recaps for the whole of season two, right here. If you’re back for more, let’s get this Skeet Ulrich crush machine show on the road!

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