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Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 17, 2019 at 09:40. 1 comments

It's a night of revenge and reunion on The 100

It's a night of revenge and reunion on The 100
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There have been episodes this season that have felt thematically similar to other seasons in a way that was troublesome, as if The 100 didn’t have anything left to say about what living in a post-apocalyptic world can tell us about our lives today. Some of that comes down to plotting, as season six has largely gone down the same path...

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Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 20:05.

The build to Survivor Series is officially underway on WWE Monday Night Raw

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/the-build-to-survivor-series-is-officially-underway-on-1798185473" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The build to <i>Survivor Series</i> is officially underway on <i>WWE Monday Night Raw</i></a>
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Typically speaking, there are four or five episodes of Raw between each PPV. Sometimes there’s three and occasionally there’s six, and that can make all the difference. Those varying...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:43.

The Last Kingdom is the best historical drama you’re probably not watching

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I mentioned in my review of last week’s episode that one of the reasons The Last Kingdom is succeeding in a market full of historical dramas is that there’s an attention paid to character that’s rewarding each and...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:36.

Misplaced heroism tears apart Uhtred’s life on The Last Kingdom

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<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/misplaced-heroism-tears-apart-uhtred-s-life-on-the-last-1798185372" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Misplaced heroism tears apart Uhtred’s life on <i>The Last Kingdom</i></a>
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It was inevitable that after two episodes of frantic action and a furious plot pace that The Last Kingdom would take a step back and contemplate where it’s going. “Episode 3” is a much slower episode, one that’s more...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:13.

A comedy of errors makes for a messy, unfunny Modern Family

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Every now and then, Modern Family likes to get its Arrested Development on by rolling out an episode that’s filled with a lot of ludicrous situations built upon a number of lies, only to have everything...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:12.

Loss and sacrifice course through the finale of The Last Kingdom

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Ever since Uhtred saw his adopted family being slaughtered, he’s never once questioned any amount of sacrifice to secure himself a future, one that included his return to Bebbanburg and revenge for the murder of his...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:12.

Wilkin’s allegiances are tested on the latest The Bastard Executioner

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<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/wilkin-s-allegiances-are-tested-on-the-latest-the-basta-1798185085" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Wilkin’s allegiances are tested on the latest <i>The Bastard Executioner</i></a>
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Near the end of my review of the two-part premiere of The Bastard Executioner, I noted that I was cautiously optimistic that the show, despite getting off to a sluggish start, had the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 19:04.

Raw suggests that the New Era might actually be real

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/raw-suggests-that-the-new-era-might-actually-be-real-1798188171" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Raw</i> suggests that the New Era might actually be real</a>
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Look, I’m not a religious man, but from what I understand the second coming is kind of a big deal. I think I finally understand why, because WWE’s savior, the Crossfit Jesus, the Architect, the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 18:54.

Uhtred forgets to protect his neck on The Last Kingdom

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There’s been a single question dominating The Last Kingdom for the last few episodes: when will Uhtred learn? Time and again Uhtred has sacrificed and made rash decisions in the hopes of reclaiming Bebbanburg as his...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 18:48.

Black Lightning gets bogged down by its own ambition

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In the first scene of this week’s episode of Black Lightning, the titular character is seen lending a hand to a fellow meta who’s scared and lost. Jefferson resurrected Black Lightning in order to kill Tobias Whale, but he’s found a new purpose since that man disappeared; where Tobias hides while still managing to occupy so much space...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 18:37.

Not even The Undertaker can revive a Raw that’s dead on arrival

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/not-even-the-undertaker-can-revive-a-raw-that-s-dead-on-1798190088" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Not even The Undertaker can revive a <i>Raw</i> that’s dead on arrival</a>
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This week on the Story of Wrestling podcast, fellow A.V. Club writer Alasdair Wilkins and myself took a dive into everything WWE from the past year. We ran through some of our favorite...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 18:36.

Change comes at just the right time on Modern Family

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It’s about time that Modern Family started dealing with the fact that so many of its characters are going through a lot of changes. The show has spent a ton of time this season showing how many members of the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 17:49.

Modern Family rolls out the clichés in an episode about pregnancy and periods

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Man, the closet business really doesn’t seem all that fun. Apparently Jay’s been at it for 30 years, and Claire for some unknown amount of time, but all I know is that every time there’s an episode that involves spending time in that workplace, I want to immediately change the channel. My fingers get twitchy and I have to remind myself...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 17:42.

The Bastard Executioner finally moves from dull to despicable

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The Bastard Executioner is exhausting. It’s an absolute mess of a TV show, with no real dramatic force or any sense of pacing, and its...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:39.

A complacent episode of Raw repeats much of Sunday’s Night Of Champions

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/a-complacent-episode-of-raw-repeats-much-of-sunday-s-ni-1798185063" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">A complacent episode of <i>Raw</i> repeats much of Sunday’s <i>Night Of Champions</i></a>
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After last night’s solid if somewhat uneventful Night Of Champions, there’s an air of complacency hanging over tonight’s episode of Raw. The weeks leading up to Sunday’s PPV promised...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:38.

The Girlfriend Experience finds tension in the intimate and ambiguous

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“Retention,” the third episode of Starz’s new series The Girlfriend Experience, opens on Christine sitting alone in the expanse of a building. Then the camera tracks Jacqueline all the way...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:36.

Modern Family starts to wonder who the Dunphy kids really are

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One of Modern Family’s more obvious problems this season, and throughout much of the previous one as well, has been finding ways to keep its characters evolving in a way that feels not only true to their former selves, but also to...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:27.

Phil Dunphy brings joy to an otherwise dull episode of Modern Family

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In my review of last week’s Modern Family, I mentioned that the episode suffered from a lack of focus and attention to detail. The storylines felt so out there, so chaotic, that it was hard to grasp onto a central theme or...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:26.

Gotham’s larger plan for this season finally starts to take shape

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There are a lot of reasons why Gotham has failed to deliver anything compelling in its last few episodes, but one of the biggest issues is the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 15:53.

R.I.P. Dusty Rhodes, NWA Champion and wrestling legend

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Few names carry as much weight and importance in the professional wrestling community as Dusty Rhodes. Today, the Rhodes family and the wrestling community has lost one of its most revered figures: Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., a.k.a. Dusty “The American Dream” Rhodes, died today at the age of 69. The three-time NWA Champion was a worker like nobody else. He embodied the spirit of the everyman...

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