Channel Surfing

November 2015

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 7 - “Plush”

"Plush", the first true stand-alone episode of this season, is stuffed with horror movie cliches and filler.

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 6 - “Our Little World”

“Our Little World” offers bizarre family dynamics that lead to the revelation of major plot points (and a great Castiel moment).

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 5 - “Thin Lizzie”

"Thin Lizzie" goes through the motions, with a mixed bag of false leads, soul searching, and a lot of Darkness.

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 4 - “Baby”

Weird camera angles, hybrid monsters, and a brotherly sing-along leads us to some interesting plot developments when Supernatural puts Baby in the driver's seat.

October 2015

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 3 - “The Bad Seed”

"The Bad Seed" explores all the characters we love and hate as Season 11 really kicks off.

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 2 - “Form and Void”

“Form and Void” is half of a whole, with some overly familiar scenarios, but still manages to offer a few unforeseen twists.

Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Eight Slim Grins”

Secret codes, shadowy organizations: is Blindspot piecing together the riddle wrapped in the mystery of the enigma that is Jane Doe?

‘Madonna: Innocence Lost’ Was Tawdry But Fun

This highly stylized interpretation of Madonna’s hand-to-mouth existence possesses the sort of terribleness you would expect of a TV movie -- but it’s the kind of trash diet that leaves you feeling fulfilled, somehow.

September 2015

The Strange Changes: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season Three and Its Real-World Analogues

The fallout from the events of season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. serves as an excellent metaphor for contemporary social and political shifts

‘Blindspot’: Episode 1 - Pilot

NBC reinvents The Blacklist: How does Blindspot hold up?

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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