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The Sixth Year: American Sigh Story

Right Guy, Wrong Time: A #MeToo Love Story Release Announcement and Pre-Orders

It’s time for books!

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The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: Plus One

When watching the vastly improved second season of The X-Files revival, it is clear to see the one thing holding it back: Chris Carter. I’ve been criticising the showrunner of one of my favourite works of fiction ever for a long time now; although this is the blog in which Louise continually smashed Steven Moffat when he was running Doctor Who into oblivion, I’m coming for that dunking-on-showrunners crown. Looking at these two revival seasons of the show, not to mention the last proper series and the lousy movie in between – all of the crap stuff was written solely by Carter. The My Struggle episodes are a special kind of awful that only Carter could create, and the same can be said for his one Monster of the Week episode this season, and my last worst-of for this series: Plus One.

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The Stand S1E9: The Circle Closes

When this episode, the last in The Stand miniseries, opened with a voiceover via Frannie (Odessa Young), telling us that stories usually never end, they just go on in different ways – it downright felt like a threat. Please, please, let this story be over. I’m begging you. I need this.

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The Stand S1E8: The Stand

I’ve been sitting in front of this blank document for at least twenty minutes, and I still don’t know what the hell to say. Let’s do this holistically, alright? Let’s riff, let’s roll, let’s just let the connections form and see what we come up with. First things first: I hate it.

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The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat

From a strictly monster-of-the-week perspective, season eleven of The X-Files is miraculous.

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The Stand S1E7: The Walk

You know, when Kenneth Branagh ruined my other favourite book, at least he had the decency to get it over and done with in two hours.

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The Stand S1E6: The Vigil

Everything that is happening in this show is wrong.

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Let’s Talk About The Strange World of Online Eating Disorder Communities

(small side note: my next book is available for pre-order right now! Please consider grabbing a copy at a pre-release discount right here!)

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The Stand S1E5: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas

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I am going to scream.

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