NO MORE HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO: Why TV & Movies Have More Fantastical Figures Than Ever Before

by Anne W. Brennan

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Two brothers who hunt the things that go bump in the night, contend with Heaven and Hell, and save the world.  And still bicker like brothers – a lot.

A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who saves himself from death every second of the day with an implant in his chest, and who uses that genius to bring peace to the world.  With a little attitude.

Teenagers who, having been turned into monsters, still try to maintain their humanity and innocence in the face of thousands of years of war and blood.  And have great parties every week.
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REVIEW: Grimm’s “One Angry Fuchsbau” (2×17), by Anne W. Brennan

Available on nbc.com for free viewing:  http://www.nbc.com/grimm/video/one-angry-fuchsbau/n34758/

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Quick sidenote: working for lawyers as I do, I gleefully enjoyed the Ziegevolk lawyer being so glib and (considering his toad sweat) literally rather slimy.  Is a stereotype a stereotype if it’s true?  I simply nodded and pointed at the TV, muttering, “That looks familiar.”

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So, on tonight’s episode of “Supernatural”…what do you mean this isn’t “Supernatural”?  Okay, I admit, I didn’t see the Metallicar and no, Nick Burckhardt looks nothing like the Winchester brothers, but…but the monster journal!  And the secret family history of hunters!  The awesome stash of weaponry? And, the mythological yet real monsters they hunt!  Okay, fine, it’s just a coincidence, but I swear if his girlfriend gets immolated on the ceiling by a demon I’m calling Kripke.  Don’t say you weren’t warned NBC.
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TV Rots Your Brains: Friday Viewing Schedule

We are finally on the last day of tv shows. And Friday is the busiest of all. No chance of recovering from the brain rot anytime soon. Thankfully we will have Saturdays to rest up for the TV viewing week ahead.

Our week ends with a plate full of other worldly goodness. No really, we mean it. We’ve got ghosts, fairy tales, parallel universes, angels gone crazy, and so much more to finish off the week.

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