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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 12, 2019. 20 comments

Glow season three makes a "Hollywood Homecoming," at the worst possible time

Glow season three makes a "Hollywood Homecoming," at the worst possible time
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After a complete break from the Fan-Tan and professional wrestling in the previous episode, the last thing GLOW needed in its next episode was more of a break from professional wrestling. Especially since “Outward Bound” was supposed to be these characters’ vacation, yet you’d still almost think they’re still on one in “Hollywood...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 11, 2019. 21 comments

GLOW takes a much-needed vacation out of the city and “Outward Bound”

GLOW takes a much-needed vacation out of the city and “Outward Bound”
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While “Outward Bound” is a GLOW episode that gets right back to not focusing on the wrestling of it all, it’s just as important as the G.L.O.W.-heavy episode that came before it. (And really, while it doesn’t focus on the in-ring, many of the characters’ issues here stem from their work in G.L.O.W.) Both as a follow-up to “Freaky...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 11, 2019. 19 comments

All it takes is a “Freaky Tuesday” for GLOW to put wrestling front and center again

All it takes is a “Freaky Tuesday” for GLOW to put wrestling front and center again
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There it is—the pure monotony of G.L.O.W. going from a weekly wrestling show to a Vegas stage show. With “Freaky Tuesday,” it’s no longer just a series of comments but an actual dilemma, one that promises to become even greater by the end of the episode.

The closer this season got to dropping, the more I realized that, because of the...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 10, 2019. 16 comments

With "Say Yes," Ruth's romantic life finally isn't the only drag on GLOW

With "Say Yes," Ruth's romantic life finally isn't the only drag on GLOW
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Alright, so here’s the thing: GLOW is a strange fucking show, where the romantic leading male is Marc Maron (no, not Chris Lowell), and the main love triangle, as a result, is Alison Brie being forced to choose between him and… some guy named Russell (Victor Quinaz), who’s nice enough or whatever. In any other show, it would be the...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 10, 2019. 14 comments

A Very Special GLOW explains the dangers of “Desert Pollen” on the body and mind

A Very Special GLOW explains the dangers of “Desert Pollen” on the body and mind
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It wouldn’t seem like “The One Where Melrose Screws A Gigolo” would be the GLOW episode where body issues and physical and mental health in professional wrestling (and in general) are a major topic of discussion, but that’s exactly what “Desert Pollen” is. In fact, even that aspect of the episode ultimately speaks to this larger...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 10, 2019. 17 comments

In “Hot Tub Club,” GLOW takes the day off and addresses the elephant in the room

In “Hot Tub Club,” GLOW takes the day off and addresses the elephant in the room
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“It’s fun to get away from the camp, even if it’s just for an hour.” - Wet Hot American Summer

Immediately after making its third season return, GLOW decides to take a day off. It’s kind of story whiplash in a way, but it’s also a sign and a very early reminder of how quickly things will go in this season. And have gone in this series:...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 10, 2019. 13 comments

The show must go on—and it does—with the returning GLOW’s “Up, Up, Up”

The show must go on—and it does—with the returning GLOW’s “Up, Up, Up”
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For those familiar with the real-life G.L.O.W., there was always the question of when—if ever—Netflix’s GLOW was going to take its show on the road. Specifically to Las Vegas, as that’s where the original series was filmed—at the Riviera—in the first place. GLOW, instead, took some additional steps to get there, opting to first tell a...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Aug 02, 2019. 22 comments

For iZombie, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” except for its final season

For iZombie, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” except for its final season
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“All’s Well That Ends Well” (and this entire final season of iZombie) is an excellent example of how showrunner multitasking can cause a lot more harm than good. In this case, iZombie suffered as a result of Rob Thomas pulling double duty on this and his baby, Veronica Mars. As the season progressed, I had this idea in the back of my...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 26, 2019. 21 comments

In "Bye, Zombies," iZombie's 3 are off to go steal a cure

In "Bye, Zombies," iZombie's 3 are off to go steal a cure
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I have a theory that it is impossible to make a bad heist episode of television, as long as there’s even a modicum of effort. However, it is possible to have a bad episode of a heist show. Food for thought. Even in a season as uneven as this one, there’s very little chance that iZombie could have gone wrong with “Bye, Zombies.” I have...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 24, 2019. 2 comments

With “Years, Continents, Bloodshed,” it's the end of Veronica Mars as we know it

With “Years, Continents, Bloodshed,” it's the end of Veronica Mars as we know it
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Well, this episode certainly explains what Veronica meant in her season premiere voiceover about this particular spring break being “the beginning of the end.” Veronica Mars’ fourth season finale is the end of Neptune as we know it, the end of Veronica Mars in Neptune, and—as you can probably also tell from people’s responses—the end...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 24, 2019. 12 comments

Veronica Mars season four's final ticking clock begins with "Gods Of War"

Veronica Mars season four's final ticking clock begins with "Gods Of War"
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When it comes to Veronica Mars’ penultimate episodes, they tend to be when the shit really goes down. Not necessarily the stuff of season-ending shit but enough to really ramp up the tension in the season finale. For example, “Gods Of War” has a gunfight, an accepted marriage proposal, a countdown to another bomb, and the (presumed)...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 23, 2019.

With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar behind the wheel, Veronica Mars drops the bomb(er)

With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar behind the wheel, Veronica Mars drops the bomb(er)
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The time has finally come for the episode we have all been waiting for: the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-written episode of Veronica Mars. Yes, despite the killer basketball reference in “Losing Streak,” this is actually the one. Technically, an important one, as a piece of the puzzle—the identity of the Sea Sprite Bomber—is officially revealed...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 23, 2019.

“Losing Streak” reaffirms Keith’s World’s Greatest Dad status, Veronica’s self-fulfilling prophecy

“Losing Streak” reaffirms Keith’s World’s Greatest Dad status, Veronica’s self-fulfilling prophecy
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Whenever you talk about the best television parents of all-time, Keith Mars’ name shows up a lot. The father-daughter relationship between him and Veronica has been integral to Veronica Mars’ identity from the very beginning, powerful enough for all of us to find Enrico Colantoni asking Kristen Bell, “Who’s your daddy?” oddly sweet. To...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 22, 2019. 21 comments

As spring break gets deadlier, Veronica Mars visits the ghosts (and boyfriends) of seasons past

As spring break gets deadlier, Veronica Mars visits the ghosts (and boyfriends) of seasons past
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Only four episodes in, the fourth season of Veronica Mars is surprisingly dense. Except for the Maloof family ring (presumably) and Dick Casablancas’ acting career and life as “King of Spring Break”), everything has ended up being in service to the larger mystery of the bombings, which are now classified as a serial killer spree. Even...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 22, 2019. 18 comments

With “Keep Calm And Party On,” Veronica Mars’ need to be right blows up in everyone's face

With “Keep Calm And Party On,” Veronica Mars’ need to be right blows up in everyone's face
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While there, naturally, had to be a lot of exposition and character introductions in the first two episodes, “Keep Calm And Party On” is the first episode where things can just be. And in being, a lot happens. In fact, despite only being the third episode of the season, this is also the turning point: Not just because it ends with a...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 21, 2019. 7 comments

In “Chino And The Man,” Veronica Mars addresses true crime, Big Dick's buddy, & "New Logan"

In “Chino And The Man,” Veronica Mars addresses true crime, Big Dick's buddy, & "New Logan"
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While Veronica gave an understandable reason for refusing Logan’s marriage proposal in the season premiere, her opening voiceover in “Chino And The Man” takes a turn by further explaining that she felt like Logan “proposed on a lark.” Whether that’s true or not, that’s what Veronica believes, especially as there was no “fallout” on...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 21, 2019. 16 comments

The return of Veronica Mars takes us on an explosive “Spring Break Forever"

The return of Veronica Mars takes us on an explosive “Spring Break Forever"
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“I spent my first 19 years trying to escape my hometown of Neptune. Made it out, then after a decade away, decided Neptune needed me and I needed it. I was wrong on both counts. Neptune didn’t need another private investigator: It needed an enema.”

How very Veronica Mars to start things off like this. Not just the voiceover part but...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019.

Like Jamie Kennedy, Fox hopes you’ve been sufficiently X’d

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, February 22. All times are Eastern.

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The X-Files (Fox, 8 p.m.): The X-Files is ending! Again! You guys are used to it, so we won’t make too big of a deal out of it. Besides making it the top pick, that is. That one you all get for free. It’s “My Struggle II,” and while we’re slightly upset it’s not called “The Struggle (Is Real),” we’ve...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019.

Angie Tribeca provides the Perfect Couples reunion we’ve all been waiting for

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It’s hard to go terribly wrong with the “going native” trope. One of the biggest movie franchises of all time—The Fast And The Furious—spawned from that trope. The movie that it heavily cribbed...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019.

Scream: “Revelations”

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With “Revelations,” Scream the TV series’ first season is officially over. With that comes the identity of “the killer” or “Ghostface Filler” or “the Lakewood Slasher” or whatever you want to call the villain of this story. Like even the most...

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