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Wednesday (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “‘Please excuse Wednesday, she’s allergic to colour.’ ‘What happens to you?’ ‘I break out into hives and then the flesh peels off my bones.’” — Morticia, Enid & Wednesday Wednesday season 1, aired in 2022 Gomez and Morticia Addams send their daughter Wednesday to a new boarding school, Nevermore, because she was expelled from […]

Lovecraft Country

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Nature holds itself impervious to the wishings of would-be sorcerers. But… There are cracks. Not exceptions to the rules, you understand — there’s no such thing — but special cases, natural anomalies that can be discovered and exploited by men of sufficient vision.” Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff, published in 2016 Atticus returned home […]

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “‘That was such a heartbreaking story.’ ‘I know, I hate stories where everybody lives.’” — Mantis & Drax The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, released in 2022 When Christmastime arrives on Nowhere, a band creates a song about it for Peter Quill but it’s not exactly accurate. Mantis and Drax get the idea […]

Jane the Virgin (season 5)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I’m a more selfish person than you, so sometimes I forget to think about other people, but I’m working on it, OK?… But hey, it is who I am so don’t expect, like, a huge change.” — Petra Jane the Virgin season 5, aired in 2018-19 Somehow Michael is alive, but he has amnesia […]

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time.” The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, released in 2022 A. J. Fikry owns a bookstore. He had a copy of a rare book that he was planning to auction off and retire on the proceeds. But someone stole it. Or maybe he did something […]

Enola Holmes 2

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “‘Wait here, keep guard. If anyone comes, tell them you’re a lord or something.’ ‘I am a lord.’ ‘Well then, they’ll likely believe you.’” Enola Holmes 2, released in 2022 Enola has opened her own detective agency but most potential clients can’t get past the fact that she’s a girl. Just when she thinks […]

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “The average Dane is more organized than the Icelandic prime minister ever will be.” Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic, aired in 2020 Ari Eldjárn is an Icelandic comedian who brings his talents to the English-speaking world in this special. He talks about Nordic crime shows that became popular in the UK. He compares Nordic […]

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “One day I’m going to be the best… Well, perhaps not technically the best, but arguably the most famous accordion player in an extremely specific genre of music!” Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, released in 2022 Al’s dad doesn’t want him playing the accordion or singing songs. He’d rather he work at the factory […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Nice hat.” — Worf, meeting Kira for the 1st time as she’s exiting a holosuite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 4, aired in 1995-96 Sisko has been promoted to captain. General Martok brings a group of Klingons to the station — a lot of Klingons. He says they’re ready to fight the Dominion. […]

Immunity Index

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “She had good roommates — but would they want to live with a dupe? If clones weren’t physically handicapped, they were morally deficient, unnatural, and soulless. It would be like living with a known thief, and if the mutiny changed the law, it wouldn’t change minds about the things that everyone knew.” Immunity Index […]