Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #4 – Our Mrs. Reynolds & Jaynestown 

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Jayne! The man they call Jayne! He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor, Stood up to the man and he gave him what for, Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain, The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne! Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #4 – Our Mrs. Reynolds & Jaynestown 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #3 – Shindig & Safe 

Ep 3 - Shindig + SafeIn which Mike & Matt discuss ‘Shindig’ and ‘Safe’ the intended third and fourth episodes of Firefly. Despite their best efforts, your intrepid hosts get themselves into #Problematic territory, but thanks to Mike’s heroism, they just about struggle through it and give their thoughts on sword duels to the death and witch burnings. Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #3 – Shindig & Safe 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #2 – The Train Job & Bushwhacked 

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Following the intended run order, Mike & Matt hop aboard ‘The Train Job’ and then find themselves stranded in ‘Bushwhacked’. How much conversation can they get out of Calvinball? Will Mike make a comment at all? These are the big questions. Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #2 – The Train Job & Bushwhacked 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #1 – Serenity

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Attention people who are aware of this website; We are talking about something that isn’t X-Men, Batmen or any comic book based property! That’s right, it’s time for Mike & Matt to get into one of the most beloved television shows of all time, Firefly, starting with the two-part pilot episode, Serenity. Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #1 – Serenity

Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #14 – Legion

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Noah Hawley has decided he can have it all, apparently. Yes, even with Fargo Season 3 on the horizon, Haw-Dogg still found the time to bring us a brand new X-Men live action television show, and Mike & Matt are back to talk about it. What did they like? What did they hate? Why did Mike think it would be a good idea to record outdoors? Find out the answers to two of these questions now. Continue reading Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #14 – Legion

The Tape Crusaders: Episode #15 – Batman The Animated Series 

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Finally, Mike & Matt’s journey through Batman is at a close with one of the most revered projects in the history of the franchise, the beloved Batman The Animated Series. Your ever-loving hosts discuss the tone, the treatments of Batman, Bruce and the Rogues Gallery and then get into favourite episodes. Continue reading The Tape Crusaders: Episode #15 – Batman The Animated Series 

Whatever Will Happen to the Tape Crusaders?

It’s almost time for the main event, folks. Yes, The Reel World Podcast’s coverage of Batman: The Animated Series is fast approaching! Those of you who do get in touch with us (which you should absolutely feel free to do by commenting here or heading over to The Facebook or The Twitter) have been clamouring (suck it, America) for us to do BTAS since we announced we were moving on to Batman in the first place, and for good reason.

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But there’s a LOT of episodes and we don’t have the time to hit them all, so instead we’re taking 15 of the very best episodes and using them to inform our discussion. So if you want to play along at home and get yourselves ready too, here’s our list! Continue reading Whatever Will Happen to the Tape Crusaders?

Game of Thrones Season 6: Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going?

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Season 3 of Game of Thrones brought an end to the Stark vs. Lannister war that had dominated the show ever since Ned Stark lost his head at the end of season 1 and represented the main conflict of the show since the very first episode (which of course ended with Jaime Lannister pushing Bran Stark out of a tower).

Without that main source of conflict and intrigue, the following three seasons struggled to find that throughline that could carry things until the endgame. While the show’s audience has been treated to some absolutely spectacular moments, battles, etc. for the past thirty episodes, there was also a sense of aimlessness to the overall story. Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 6: Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going?

8 Questions After Watching Season 5 of Game of Thrones

Welcome to the third edition of “Enter the Reel World.” I am your host, Michael Thomas. Read more of my thoughts on film/television here. (I recently ranked the first ten films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the lightsaber duels in the Star Wars films.  You can send me feedback on things that I write here.

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Seven Questions After Watching Season 1 of Daredevil

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[Note: All articles on The Reel World contain major spoilers for its main topic.]

Daredevil was the first show to debut in the promising Marvel/Netflix partnership that already has plans for four more shows. Season 1 of Daredevil has been a critical success, and it has opened up limitless possibilities/expectations for the Marvel Television Universe. Overall, I came to adore the show, and it is probably a lock for my Top Ten of 2015 list. As with any good piece of art, I left it with many questions and thoughts about what it could have done and where it will be going. Here are seven of those questions.

1: Why does Marvel still have a black men problem?

Continue reading Seven Questions After Watching Season 1 of Daredevil