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Steven Universe: Season 3, Episode 3 - "Same Old World"

How does an animated show deal with the reality of being a victim of war or a refugee? Of depression and PTSD? Through this kind of episode.

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'Undertale' and Immanuel Kant: Ethics in Video Games

Undertale invokes (consciously or not) the ethics of Immanuel Kant, and in doing so, it ushers in a new era of video games as art.

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Steven Universe: Season 3, Episode 2 - "Gem Drill"

On its own, "Gem Drill" doesn't fail to charm; as a resolution to the series' long-running "Cluster arc", it's somewhat underwhelming.

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Steven Universe: Season 3, Episode 1 - "Super Watermelon Island"

Despite lacking much narrative progression, "Super Watermelon Island" still has a lot of fun, beauty, and subtlety for the open-minded viewer.

Kat Smalley
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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 12 - "Thirty-Nine Graves"

Disjointed and sloppy writing make the first season's ostensible climax feel more like a narrative tug-of-war between two incompatible writers.

Kat Smalley
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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 10 - "Homecoming"

As a 45-minute information dump, "Homecoming" is apathetic enough to inspire neither admiration nor contempt.

Kat Smalley
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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 9 - "The Writing Room"

A quiet meditation on the inner life, "The Writing Room" succeeds in a way that no other episode of the season has so far.

Kat Smalley
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'Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition' Is Better Left in the Shadows

Shadows of Hong Kong seems more like a perfunctory Kickstarter obligation than a legitimate epilogue to the exceptional Shadowrun: Hong Kong.

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