Mulder and Scully Learn About Flexibility – Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 3 (Squeeze)

Recap An elderly, flexible, and athletic man becomes frustrated due to his liver deficiency and decides to embark on a murderous and amoral crusade against those with healthy livers, whilst showing off his athleticism by traversing through building air-ducts. Tooms, having just watched Stephen King's It. When Scully hears about this from her ambitious former friend... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn About Airplanes – Retroactive Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 2 (Deep Throat)

  Recap: An Air Force pilot with really bad skin mysteriously disappears, most likely due to his colleagues' unreasonable hygienic standards.  Sympathizing with those with skin conditions, Mulder close-talks Scully into submitting to his plan of heading to Idaho. Mulder shows how to greet your colleague after a week of working with her. Before leaving... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn To Be Professional – Retroactive Review for the X-Files S1E1 (Pilot)

Just a few days ago was the 24th anniversary of the first X-Files broadcast.  I've been tinkering with starting my eight or ninth re-watch of the show and this seemed like a good enough motivation to do it.  So without further delay, here is my rambling review/recap of The Pilot. Recap  Dana Scully, a young,... Continue Reading →

Robin Hobb terrifies me. I enjoy her books in theory. Parts of the Farseer trilogy were fantastic and I really liked the Liveship Traders (though her habit of dragging chapters on and on infuriates me). But most of my trepidation is due to the awfulness that was Assassin's Quest. Boy oh boy was that book... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Reconcile Differences — Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 1 Review (Seven-Thirty-Seven)

The first season of Breaking Bad was great, but felt at times a bit rushed and lacking in finesse.  Some episodes seemed too eager to have defining moments which ended up seeming tacked on while others struggled at time with the tone.  Really enjoyable season, much better than anything I would ever write (except for... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Project Confidence- Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 7 Review (A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal)

Breaking Bad is generally excellent at setting up its various big moments and tapping the full potential of these moments.  Even in the first season, we had an entire two-episode arc about how Walt and Jessie would deal with the ramifications of their first cook together.  It may have seemed slow to some but I enjoy the... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Effectively End Meetings- Breaking Bad S1E06 Review (Crazy Handful of Nothin’)

If you are bored like me and reading up on Season 1 of Breaking Bad almost ten years after it aired, you will likely find that Crazy Handful of Nothin' is often cited by fans as the episode where Breaking Bad grabbed their full attention and its clear why.  We've been treated to really four straight character... Continue Reading →

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