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The Ninth Year: The Haunting of Swill House

Category: Television Review

The Brilliant Meta-Narratives of Landscapers

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The Best TV Episodes of 2021 (Part Two)

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The Best TV Episodes of 2021 (Part One)

It’s drawing to the end of another year, and I would like to take this chance to celebrate some of my favourite episodes of television. In another batshit insane twelve months, TV has been what kept me sane (ish), and I love taking a little time to come on here and talk to you all about that. So this week, I’m sharing my favourite episodes of 2021, and I would love to hear about the TV spectaculars that kept you going (or drove you over the edge entirely, either works) this year!

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Faith Healing and Faith Harming: Faith as a Translator of Experience in Midnight Mass

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Supernatural S1E2: Wendigo

Catch up on the set-up for these recaps, what questions I’m trying to answer in them, and my review of the pilot here!

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My Illegal TV Opinions

Sometimes, when I’m laying awake at night in bed, the fevered heat of another day burning away around me, I think to myself: I am a fraud.

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Too Close and the Iceberg of Mental Illness in the Media

When it comes to psychosis, and mental illness in general, TV has one thing to say – and that’s go big, or go home.

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The Stand S1E4: House of the Dead

I just don’t understand how they managed to fuck it up this badly.

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The Stand S1E3: Blank Page

I’m sorry, what the fuck is this?

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The Stand S1E1: The End

(If you’re finding this review for the first time, please note that I’ve covered the rest of the series too, and you can find that right here!)

If you know me, have met me, or have had the misfortune of so much as sharing a train carriage with me in the last ten years, then you know that I love Stephen King’s The Stand.

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