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Chosen Ones, Round 3: Willow/Skip, Warren/Kennedy, Fred/Sahjhan, Jonathan/Prof Walsh

The world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is an expansive one filled with fascinating characters, from the leading protagonists to bit players who leave a big impression. To sort the Slayers from the Slayerettes, Alex, Tim and guest Buffyverse expert Imi Spencer-Dale have bracketed up 64(ish) characters, seeded them based on the number of episodes they appear in, and will be eliminating them one at a time in a knockout-style tournament.

Who will be the actual Chosen One? Follow us as we find out…

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #38: Robbing Graves + Rants ‘n’ Raves

Once more we return, with the now-regular format of two monthly essays focusing on the most recent issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time out, Alex hits the books for a deep dive into WicDiv’s ties to The White Goddess, and Tim examines the two big monologues which dominate the issue.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #38 after the cut.

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Four

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Every month (in theory), I track The Simpsons‘ development, in an attempt to identify whether each season has its own character, and whether the show really does have a clearly-defined ‘Golden Age’.

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Chosen Ones, Round 2: Wesley/Merl, Faith/Doyle, Gunn/Jasmine, Andrew/Potentials

The world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is an expansive one filled with fascinating characters, from the leading protagonists to bit players who leave a big impression. To sort the Slayers from the Slayerettes, Alex, Tim and guest Buffyverse expert Imi Spencer-Dale have bracketed up 64(ish) characters, seeded them based on the number of episodes they appear in, and will be eliminating them one at a time in a knockout-style tournament.

Who will be the actual Chosen One? Follow us as we find out…

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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.6 & 1.7

Welcome back to Welcome Back to The OC. We’re well into Season One of The OC now, but some of the series’ most iconic elements are still being introduced, whether that’s Orange County’s reigning patriarch Caleb Nichol, or a drama-filled trip south of the border for our four teen protagonists…

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Tim + Alex + Friends Kill The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers Assemble!

Having reached the conclusion of Phase One in our Marvel Cinematic Universe retrospective, we wanted to do something a little special to recognise the unique (at the time) achievement of The Avengers.

We assembled our own group of remarkable people to find out their favourite moments from Phase One, giving those memorable scenes a final chance to shine before we head into the green pastures of Phase Two. Did your own personal favourite make the cut? Read on to find out…

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

We’ve finally reached the end of Phase One, and all the threads of our last five installments are being drawn together as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble for the first time. Does it all add up to a single story, and if so, who’s the protagonist? How neatly do these disparate characters gel? And why does Alex like MCU Hawkeye so much? Find out below the cut.

THE AVENGERS (2012)

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eBook: Tim + Alex Get TWATD 1923

After launching the 6,000 Years of Murder ebook last month, we had an overwhelming response, with loads of new people signing up to the Tim+Alex Patreon and pushing us past our stretch goal to produce ebooks on a monthly basis.

…And lo, our July ebook is here!

We’ve collected together all Alex’s guides to The Wicked + The Divine‘s 1920s Pantheon and their real-life counterparts, along with a brand-new essay on Persephone’s inspiration by Tim.

It’s all wrapped up in a handsome package that is one big homage to Sergio Serrano’s superlative design in the 1923 Special.

The eBook is available to all Patreon subscribers – meaning all you need to pledge to access it is $1 a month, which will let you download both our ebooks so far, and all future ones.

Download the TWATD 1923 ebook here.

Chosen Ones, Round 1: Angel/Gwen, Ben/Jenny, Oz/Illyria, Lilah/Justine

The world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is an expansive one filled with fascinating characters, from the leading protagonists to bit players who leave a big impression. To sort the Slayers from the Slayerettes, Alex, Tim and guest Buffyverse expert Imi Spencer-Dale have bracketed up 64(ish) characters, seeded them based on the number of episodes they appear in, and will be eliminating them one at a time in a knockout-style tournament. Who will be the actual Chosen One? Follow us as we find out…

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #37: Love Is Dead + Refined Palettes

Once more we return, with the now-regular format of two monthly essays focusing on the most recent issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time out, Alex casts an eye over the series’ approach to love, romance and relationships, while Tim examines how Matt Wilson’s superb colours help enhance the pace and tone of the the latest issue.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #37 after the cut.

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