Prolegomena to Any Future Grimm

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In the end, season four of Grimm was not its worst season. That’s a pretty impressive achievement, because it seemed like it was obviously the worst season of Grimm for almost the entirety of its run. But it simply can’t be the worst season when its finale did something no other season finale has done: make irreversible changes to the show.

I know, I was shocked too.

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SHIELD vs HYDRA vs Inhumans vs Kramer vs Mega Shark

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If ever a show had a mid-season turnaround more sudden and dramatic than Agents of SHIELD did in season two, I don’t know about it. The first half of the season was trash, with just one good episode out of ten. Yet, after it came back from the hiatus in which Agent Carter aired, it was like a different show. The tension AND tensions were palpable, character arcs moved meaningfully, the quality of action scenes spiked before ending with a two-hour season finale that was better than Avengers: Age of Ultron on a dozen or more levels.

I’m calling witchcraft on that one.

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The “Marble Hornets” Movie is Kinda Good

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I’ll declare my biases upfront: I am a huge fan of the original web series, Marble Hornets, of which this movie is a spinoff (more or less), and I used to contribute to the large body of online stories known collectively as the Slender Man Mythos through various fictional blogs. Mine are still online and still terrible, but you’re welcome to read them at your own peril.

I did my best to approach Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story as, separately, a standalone film and an extension of Marble Hornets and I’ll equally try my best to incorporate both perspectives into this review, which will probably average out at “yeah, pretty entertaining”.

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