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TV Review: Stranger Things

If you’re thinking this sounds like a bit of a kitchen sink show, you’re absolutely right. The Duffer brothers who created the show seem to have painstakingly pieced together every single last light-hearted ’80s American sci-fi/horror trope they could think of and mashed them together to create this show. But you know… it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds.

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TV Review: Life on Mars

DCI Sam Tyler (John Simm) is a British police officer who gets hit by a car in 2006 and wakes up in 1973. The rest of the series catalogues his continual clashes with his new colleagues as he tries to navigate the unfamiliar world of the early ’70s and figure out how to return to the present day.

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TV Review: Another Life

My wife and I were very much in the market for another space opera. And so we did the only thing we could: dipped our hand into the televisual basket of snakes that is Netflix, only to get bitten by Another Life.

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Throwback Thursday: Maigret (TV Review)

When I heard that Rowan Atkinson was going to be starring as the main character in ITV’s television adaptation of Georges Simenon’s detective novel Maigret Sets a Trap, my curiosity got the better of me.

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Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Review)

After a little gentle coaxing from the wife and fifteen years late for the party, I decided to give Star Trek: Enterprise a second chance.

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Super Snappy Speed Reviews: Children’s Edition (Vol. 4)

It’s time once more for another exciting edition of Super Snappy Speed Reviews: Children’s Edition!

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Book Review: From Waterloo to Water Street

There is no doubt in my mind that anyone who loves a rich story, both history buffs and laymen, alike will appreciate From Waterloo to Water Street for the masterpiece it is.

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Throwback Thursday: Book Review: The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a hefty tome about the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge in 12th century England. It’s full of lovable and deplorable characters, political intrigue, technical details about medieval construction and just a little bit more sex and sexual violence than was necessary.

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Book Review: Beyond

Beyond by Georgia Springate is sensitively written, drives the protagonist towards a reasonably satisfying resolution and takes the audience on a coming-of-age odyssey of the full tapestry of teenage life. A strong debut from a promising new author.

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Book Review: Chino & The Boy Scouts by Nancet Marques

I consider Nancet Marques, author of Chino & the Boy Scouts, to be a personal friend… so I do hope you’ll bear with me as I share some of my thoughts and impressions on this debut novel.

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