The X-Files Are Back!

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The X-Files are back, but not in the full-blown sort of way (at least not yet). This isn’t really news, because the reunion of Mulder and Scully is everywhere. While everyone has their opinion about what the return of this beloved TV series means in today’s world, I’m here to bring my unique perspective as a writer and paranormal/folklore expert to bear.

First off, there is no way making the X-Files just like old times would work – things are just too different to go back. The Lone Gunmen are dead. We’re in a post-9/11 world. Technology is more pervasive than ever. This was where the original series failed in its final two seasons, because it refused to adapt to the changing times, plus the natural evolution of the story.

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Jessica Jones – The Regret-Filled Superhero

Netflix-Jessica-Jones-Teaser-Trailer-2I just finished watching the first season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. It reminded me of┬áreading a truly great book, like when I read The Shining for the first time. I couldn’t get enough of it, and started watching while working out and whenever else I could justify it, fitting in twenty minutes here and there until I reached the final episode, then wished there was a second season to keep watching.

Let me start off by saying that what makes Jessica Jones so interesting is her flaws. She’s no Superman, hell she’s not even the arrogant tech genius Tony Stark. Jessica is her own person, one who is full of regrets.

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Hemlock Grove: A Wondrously Frustratingly Brilliant Series

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Have you heard of the “television” series Hemlock Grove? If so, you are part of a fair elite group of people, even if you haven’t watched the series at all. Being that I am into the paranormal and such it was on my radar before. Out of curiosity and boredom I began watching the series. You can only get it through Netflix, and from what I’ve read the service plans to launch more original series. I haven’t had live television for a while now, so on the rare occasion that I do watch anything on the TV, it’s through Netflix or Amazon.

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Character Development: Walter White and Jesse Pinkman – a Case Study

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Back when I was in grad school I had to read, study, pour over and absolutely dismantle so many case studies I swear it made my eyes bleed. Sometimes they were about interesting topics like the Bay of Pigs incident or the Valdez Oil Spill, but sometimes they were maddeningly boring. I am going to do a little case study today, but not the boring kind. This one is about Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, the two main characters of the TV show Breaking Bad.

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