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Culture Editor and Critic Murjani Rawls provides informative and voice-driven criticism of the latest television shows from network shows to streaming.

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‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ episode 3 review: War and the impulsiveness it creates

A Godzilla sighting, an uneasy partnership between the US Military and early Monarch, and a present day revelation of Hiroshi’s potential wherabouts moves the story along.

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‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ episode 2 review: Abandon ship!

We find out how the friendship of the 1950’s trio started while the present-day characters are on the run from Monarch.

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‘The Curse’ episode 3 review: The ails of TikTok curses and the biases attached to “good” deeds

Asher and Whitney don’t necessarily take the assessments of a focus group well and do what they do best, which is to mess things up.

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‘The Curse’s second episode speaks to trying to belong in a place that doesn’t want you

As they wait for news about Flipanthropy, Asher, Whitney, and Dougie all go through some different mode of struggle.

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‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ premiere is a story of hidden families and kaiju destruction

A glimpse (or roar) of Godzilla is enough to bridge us through two stories through different decades.

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‘The Curse’ premiere episode puts all those HGTV shows and their creators under intense bright lights

Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone are a married couple on the heels of making an HGTV-style show called Flipanthropy. Things, well, they get interesting.

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‘Invincible’s second episode feels the tug of the many sub plots it has to service

"In About Six Hours, I Lose My Virginity to a Fish" caters to many sub plots, but the winners are still Mark and Debbie.

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‘Loki’ season finale is all about the change of a glorious purpose and legacy

Marvel puts their stamp on a great season of television with a new He Who Remains and a continued great performance from Tom Hiddleston.

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‘Invincible’s season two reentry sees the sins of the father and how they affect the son (and the world)

The immense destruction from Omni-Man still affects Mark and how the world views him, while Angstrom Levy hints at future peril.

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‘Loki’s season two penultimate episode finds it’s why at the end of time

The aftermath of the temporal loom explosion has left Loki abadoned and time slippng, but then he is finally honest with himself.

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‘Loki’ episode four hones in on the usual MCU show cliffhanger with a literal big bang

In "Heart of the TVA," we’re in the literal endgame of the temporal loom where Victor Timely and the gang have to figure something out.

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‘Loki’s third episode is revolving around a Timely introduction (and love triangle?)

Loki and Mobius go back in time to seek out Kang variant Victor Timely, but the tugs of a power struggle and possible mistake have taken shape. Also, does Miss Minutes have a crush?

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‘The Devil On Trial’ doesn’t get to the heart of the possessed matter

Netflix documentary looks into the only murder trial that attempted to use demonic possession as a defense and the essence of the Warrens.

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‘American Horror Story: Delicate’s’ part one finale stubs itself in trying to withhold too much for its own good

At least we know how Ms. Preecher potentially ties into everything, but we are no closer to knowing where ‘Delicate’s story is heading.

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‘Loki’s second episode pairs the concept of free will against probable timeline calamity

X-5..i mean, Brad finds a new movie star life while Loki and Morbius continue their search for Sylvie

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‘American Horror Story: Delicate’s fourth episode gives us witchy backstory and strange pregnancy craving

Things are becoming clearer that there’s an entire conspiracy working to move Anna in a specific direction in "Vanishing Twin."

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‘Loki’s season two premiere joins the hands of time and everyone’s skin goes unharmed

Past, present, and future collide as Loki and Mobius reunite while meeting a new friend in the repairs and advancement department of the TVA.

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It’s ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’ episode three and everybody is acting suspect (of course they are)

Anna’s current stay at Talia’s Hampton’s hideout is anything but relaxing. But some of these happenings have to start showing the meaning.

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‘Ahsoka’s season finale tries to tie up loose ends and set high future story implications

"The Jedi, The Witch, and The Warlord" completes an emotional thematic beat for Ahsoka and Sabine while Thrawn makes his final push.

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American Horror Story: Delicate’s second episode says it’s hard out here for an indie star

Things get even weirder in the world of Anna Alcott, and Kim Kardashian sings Madonna. Yup, that’s right.

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‘Ahsoka’s penultimate episode is both a chess game and a reunion

In the seventh episode, ‘Dreams and Madness,’ Grand Admiral Thrawn shows why he’s a different type of Star Wars villain, while Ahsoka starts to resemble her animated counterpart.

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‘American Horror Story: Delicate’ premiere deliberately paces out it’s pregnancy mystery

Emma Roberts is an actress on the rise trying for a baby, but there are more sinister things in play that the first episode teases out.

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Tactical thinking and competing ambitions imbue Ahsoka’s ‘Far Far Away’ episode

With two episodes left, the battle lines are drawn. There’s magic, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Ezra Bridger, and a lot of compelling drama.

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‘The Other Black Girl’s horrors stem from the stifling weight of corporate racism and stereotypes

The Hulu adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’s novel works in the best ways in how it tackles the complexities of the Black worker in a world looking to strip them of culture.

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‘Shadow Warrior’ provides Ahsoka peace and continues the Hayden Christensen revival

Dave Filoni gives Ahsoka a trial by fire in The World Between Worlds in Episode 5, through the eyes of The Clone Wars and her former master.

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Ahsoka’s ‘Fallen Jedi’ is chock full of division, regrets, and shaky trust foundations

Ahsoka and Sabine have different ideologies regarding the mission at hand, while Morgan and Baylan get closer to finding Thrawn.

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‘Ahsoka’s ‘Time To Fly’ is considerably short on time, but leans on expanding of older Star Wars ideologies

We have a space dogfight, the Republic can’t seem to fathom evil is brewing, and Sabine and Ahsoka consider to ponder what The Force really is.

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‘Toll and Trouble’ expands upon ‘Ahsoka’ to build lore in a shade of Star Wars gray

There is still tension between Ahsoka and Sabine, but Morgan inches closer to finding Thrawn’s location.

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‘Ahsoka’s ‘Master and Apprentice’ is a table setter for more things to come

The empire might be defeated, but overtones of Grand Admiral Thrawn’s return has everything in a frenzy.

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‘Swamp Kings’ provides much to Florida Gator fans, but turns away from thorny issues of Urban Meyer’s era

The Netflix Untold four-part documentary moves through the eyes of Meyer, Tim Tebow, and former players looking into the storied 2005-2010 period of the Florida Gators dynasty.

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‘BS High’ is a tale of one man’s deceits and a faux football program of broken dreams

Bishop Sycamore was the world's laughingstock after their ESPN game against IMG Academy. But the HBO documentary shows the level of exploitation done by its former coach and the system at large.

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‘Hall of Shame’ showcases the fall of BALCO and the conversation about steroids role in sports

Former founder Victor Conte is front and center, but other motivations and a lingering question about Barry Bonds also take precedence.