Television Show Reviews

DOCTOR WHO: THE WOMAN WHO LIVED is an Engaging Study of Immortality

This series of Doctor Who tackled something completely unprecedented in the show: a two-parter that’s not a two-parter. It’s the overarching story of Ashildr, tackled by two different writers, dealing with wildly different plots – and Maisie Williams arguably plays two different characters. After watching The Girl Who Died, I was fairly unconvinced that they were […]

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DOCTOR WHO: UNDER THE LAKE is a Delightfully Creepy Thriller

Spoilers etc. After the explosive two-part premiere with pretty much everything thrown into a giant pot – Daleks, Davros, Missy, Skaro, UNIT, time-frozen planes – Doctor Who needed to dial things back a bit. What better way to do that than with a classic ghost scarer? Under the Lake saw the return of Toby Whithouse […]

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DOCTOR WHO: THE WITCH’S FAMILIAR Deftly Examines the Doctor and Davros

Doctor Who returned to our screens last week with a bombastic opener that – in my opinion – could have done with a bit of a rewrite. As such, I was nervously anticipating The Witch’s Familiar, the second part of this epic tale. Would it just be more of Steven Moffat throwing wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey crap at […]

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Review: DOCTOR WHO: THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE

It’s back! Nine months after another forgettable Christmas special which Steven Moffat probably wrote in an afternoon, Doctor Who blasted back onto our screens in traditionally explosive fashion. There was excitement, confusion, fun, irritance and a slight bit of, “why does that guy look like a shrivelled ballsack?”. The Magician’s Apprentice was a very bombastic […]

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: “Canterlot Boutique” Review

Mid-season hiatuses are never fun. The last episode, “Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?,” aired back in July. Thankfully, we’ve had many quality comics to read in the meantime. “Canterlot Boutique” deserved pre-hype for a few reasons. Obviously the primary one is that it’s the mid-season premiere. Secondly, Rarity episodes are usually very good. No, […]

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CUT TO: Podcast – STAR WARS Speculation and Every TV Show Ever

After that, uh, lengthy break, full episodes of your favorite podcast have returned! We apologize in advance because this is what folks who enjoy television might call “filler”. There have been no good movies out the past couple of weeks, so instead we review some of our favorite TV shows, including Rick and Morty, Mr. Robot, […]

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REVIEW: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – Pilot

Prequel series’, companion series’, and spin-off’s don’t usually fair well in the movie and TV world. Star Wars, one of the most beloved franchises in pop culture history had hit this snag, and even though they weren’t horrible films, the Prequel Trilogy is usually disregarded by most fans, especially the older ones. On the smaller […]

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic “Amending Fences” Review

One of the greatest things about My Little Pony is its reliance on character development and continuity. Unlike shows like Spongebob or Uncle Grandpa, the characters mature as they learn life-retaining lessons. Most episodic cartoons don’t have any kind of continuity, but things that happen in MLP have an effect later on. “Amending Fences” is […]

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Looking Back: GAME OF THRONES Season 5 – Braavos

[WARNING: contains spoilers for all seasons of Game of Thrones and all volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, including The Winds of Winter] Hello one and all. Gather ’round the campfire here outside the Crossroads Inn, because we have a new feature here for you over at Unleash The Fanboy! Game of Thrones […]

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