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Man In the High Castle: Juliana Saves the World (Season 2 Review)

julianaTV has asked us to identify with a lot of antiheroes—mob bosses, teachers turned drug kingpins, Soviet-era spies who kill sweet old ladies—but embracing genocidal war criminals feels like a bridge too far. Even worse, Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle vilifies the resistance. It’s like they remade Casablanca, but focused on the problems of Colonel Strasser, and they made Victor Lazlo a self-righteous doofus.  Plus Juliana is now some kind of crazy superhero with a role to play in every single time frame and all her idiotic decisions save the world.

And that is the elevator version of my Season 2 Review up at The Agony Booth, but you should read the whole thing for yourself. Plus too, the book is better.

The Exorcist: Dark Angela (S1 E9 162)

exorcist-9-pantylineJust like a certain, soon to be leader of the free world, Demon Angela acts like a spoiled brat, but really just wants respect — and obedience, and to make people kneel down and kiss her feet, and to bang her daughter. Join me for this week’s recap of The Exorcist, S1 – E9, 162 over at that salon of cultural excellence, The Agony Booth, where comments and discussion would be most welcome.

The Exorcist: Turn, Turn, Turn (Season 1, Episode 8)

exorcist-8-money-shotThis week on The Exorcist — The Griefbearers:  Father Tomas makes some dumb calls, and Father Marcus goes along, probably because he’s exhausted or bedazzled by Tomas’ good looks, or possibly under the influence of Satan. We say good-bye to at least one, but maybe two supporting players. Casey’s exorcism is completed but it didn’t exactly go as planned, and it looks like the Rance family will be moving to Canada but not for the same reason as tens of millions of their compatriots.

You can read my detailed and astute recap over at The Agony Booth, and you can thank me by at least checking out one of my books on Amazon. YOU’RE WELCOME!

The Exorcist: Flying Nuns and Super Priests

If I'd planned to sin, I would've manscaped beforehand.
If I’d planned to sin, I would’ve manscaped beforehand.

This week on The Exorcist, Tomas continues to be useless, while Marcus does the heavy lifting, and Bennett reveals his superpowers. You can read my complete fascinating recap and/or catch up on all my recaps, over at The Agony Booth, which has now merged with Happy Nice Time People to create the snarkiest recapping beast on the planet.

Li’l Regan All Grow’d Up — Thoughts on that big Exorcist reveal

exorcist-5-on-topWhen a show tells you they aren’t a sequel and then SURPRISE the show is totally a sequel is that a “twist” or is it a cheat? The Exorcist 2016 seems to be dying a slow death over on Fox, and I’m not sure the latest surprise is going to stem the bleeding. You can read my full recap (and analysis) of the last episode (and all that came before) over at The Agony Booth