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311 Week 9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream pt 2

English 311, Week #9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its Adaptations  

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@ghweldon: “So… why exactly do Normals like it? Explain it to me like I’m five.”

Glen Weldon posted a tweet last week about the season finale of Game of Thrones. Here it is, in its entirety:

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Monstrosity: The Limits of Allegory in In The Flesh, Being Human, and True Blood

So, I finally got around to watching In The Flesh, a BBC show about the aftermath of a zombie uprising, and it got me thinking about how monstrosity works in a lot of contemporary fantasy TV. The premise of In

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Continuum, Orphan Black, and Big Ideas

In the last few years, I’ve gotten increasingly annoyed at the transformation of science fiction film from the genre of Big Ideas that I grew up with into action movies with blasters instead of pistols. Now, I love action movies.

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Hawaii Five-0: Hating on the Poor

I don’t like this show. It’s yet another cop drama where sexy police sexily beat the shit out of clearly identified criminals so that they can sexily arrest them. I honestly think that the only real draw of the show

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