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Dark Series on Netflix Makes Twin Peaks Seem Logical

Dark is a Netflix show imported from Germany about time travel. It’s like Stranger Things in that it is a mash-up of several different genres, science fiction, serial killer and bleak German philosophy. It’s not like Stranger Things in that it is no fun and none of the characters are interesting. It’s not even as fun as […]

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‘The Beautiful Dead’ by Belinda Bauer – Review

The Beautiful Dead is a story we’ve read before: Serial killer fixates on a pretty TV reporter. But it’s the details of the lives of the victims, the reporter, and even the killer, that give the book a heart. Will you be thinking fondly of this book or quoting it in ten years? Doubtful. But […]

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Shetland TV Series Should be Next in Your British TV Queue

Shetland is a series of Scottish islands in the North sea, which are actually pretty far away from the Scottish mainland. Think Cuba, not the Florida Keys. The islands are windy and cold, and the sea is quite dangerous to a weekender or neophyte. Shetland is also an intelligent British TV series currently on Netflix […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Extended Universe Is Everything

The Game of Thrones extended universe can tide you over when you’re missing the world of Westeros. Here’s a rundown. Books Just ask any Harry Potter fan, the books offer a completely different, far richer world than the movies. By now, viewers have noticed that in George R.R. Martin’s universe, there are no small parts. […]

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Book Review

If you’re looking for a fun beach read that features a glut of stunted sexuality and shocking violence, Mr. Mercedes is the book for you. I enjoyed it very much even though it’s the sort of book that the thrill fades quickly after the last word is read, sort of like The Da Vinci Code. […]


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