TV show creators worth knowing about, part 5

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This list continues from part 4. Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin This writing team co-created the shows Matador and Scream: The TV Series. They previously wrote episodes of shows like Revenge and Criminal Minds as well as the 2003 Dragnet. Great TV show The Crossing Michael Dinner Dinner has been a director on many TV […]

Spider-Man

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Here are all the Spider-Man movies that aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve also read all of The Amazing Spider-Man comic books by J. Michael Straczynski. Sam Raimi’s trilogy Spider-Man 2002 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 2 2004 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 3 2007 -> 2/5 Mark Webb’s movies The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 -> didn’t see […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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{4.5/5} “I just need to destroy this big machine real quick before the space-time continuum collapses. Don’t move.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018 Miles Morales is having normal teenager problems when he’s bit by a spider and gains the power of Spider-Man. But there’s already a Spider-Man, so who does that make him? […]

Manifest (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “This is understanding what my life has become — our lives. If we can’t answer that, we’re never going to be able to get back to normal.” Manifest season 1, aired in 2018-19 A plane lands after experiencing nothing more unusual than turbulence. But when they start talking to the people on the ground, […]

Russian Doll (season 1)

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{5/5} “That’s my drug dealer, I gotta take this.” — Nadia, to her colleagues in a meeting Russian Doll season 1, aired in 2019 On the night of her 36th birthday party, Nadia sees her missing cat Oatmeal across the street and rushes towards him. She gets hit by a car and dies. But then […]

Batman: Under the Red Hood

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{4.5/5} “I gotta say, I miss watching you work.” Batman: Under the Red Hood, released in 2010 Batman and Nightwing are concerned about a new masked man in town who goes by the name the Red Hood. He’s got all the drug lords working for him, but he has his own code of honour. But […]

The Good Place (season 3)

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{5/5} “I have never been this angry in my life — which is the age of the universe.” The Good Place season 3, aired in 2018-19 Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason have been sent back to Earth with no knowledge of their adventures in the afterlife. Michael believes that they will become good people even […]

Ralph Breaks the Internet

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{4/5} “Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up?” Ralph Breaks the Internet, released in 2018 Vanellope has been a racer every day of her life. When her game gets unplugged she doesn’t know what she’s going to do. Her friend Ralph thinks it’s great — she can […]

Fantasy novels

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Here’s a first draft of this list, including books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 7 years). Best of the best Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin Replay by Ken Grimwood How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay Lord of Emperors by […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light       Matt Haig How to Stop Time       Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus       Jo Walton My […]