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‘Loki’ was great — until it wasn’t

For a good five hours, I was captivated — between the spectacular worldbuilding and attention-grabbing fight scenes that have come to define Marvel, “Loki” dramatically expanded the scope of its cinematic universe. That was, until the last episode, where the show suddenly fumbled the ball entirely. 



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Based on a comic book series of the same name, “The Boys” strikes a balance of amusing and serious critical portrayals of a massive corporation breeding celebrity superheroes.
CULTURE  |  TV

Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ is a critique of superheroes and the media that creates them

“The Boys” is Amazon Prime Video’s latest contribution to the behemoth that is the superhero genre, a slightly grunge, antihero story that turns what audiences have come to know and expect from action on its head. Based on a comic book series of the same name, the show strikes a balance of amusing and serious critical portrayals of a massive corporation breeding celebrity superheroes.


“Derry Girls,” which premiered in Jan. 2019, portrays the teenage experience with war-torn North Ireland as its backdrop.
CULTURE  |  TV

The awkward perfection of Netflix’s ‘Derry Girls’

When “Derry Girls” first came out in 2018, I immediately binged the first season, enthralled by awkward and absurd lead actors finding themselves in the most ridiculous situations. To me, each half-hour episode captured a unique part of the teenage experience, particularly one wrought with the background violence of war and division.