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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.4 & 1.5

Welcome back to Welcome Back to The OC. With the major drama of Ryan’s introduction to Newport Beach out of the way, the show starts to settle into a rhythm and we get a better idea of what a typical installment will look like. Which for this pair of episodes, means formal-wear, seafood and tackling an armed vampire…

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America

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.

In our latest entry, we travel back to 1942 to meet Steven Grant Rogers AKA Captain America, and as we assemble the final part of the Avengers, discuss how the film balances earnestness and grit, whether Captain America should kill, and spot the MCU’s first bare arse.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)

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eBook: The Complete 6,000 Years of Murder

After The Wicked + The Divine #36 gave us a teasing glimpse at every Pantheon from the first through to today, Tim did the only sensible thing, and wrote a comprehensive history of human civilisation.

We’ve collected the results into a handsome 72-page PDF ebook (or a Kindle-friendly AZW3 edition), to be enjoyed on your PC, tablet or electronic reading device of choice.

The eBook is available to all our Patreon subscribers – meaning all you need to pledge to access it is $1 a month. If you’re already a patron, then enjoy!

Download The Complete 6,000 Years of Murder here.

Tim + Alex Get TWATD #36: TiK ToK + Die Young

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, Tim looks at how Baal’s decisions play into the central themes of the series, and Alex explores how this arc and others have manipulated the passage of time for dramatic and emotional impact.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #36 below the cut.

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Three

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Every month, 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’.

This month, change is afoot – so what does that mean for everyone’s favourite Springfieldians, and does it push The Simpsons closer to the kind of jokes and episodes we all remember?

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor

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.

This time, we leave Midgard and learn that god is real – and he’s handsome as hell. How does the MCU balance fantasy with traditional superheroics, how much of the film is shot at a 45° angle, and which actor isn’t the way we remembered them?

THOR (2011)

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Two

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Every month, I track The Simpsons‘ development in an attempt to whether the show really does have a clearly-defined ‘Golden Age’. How does the second season hold up to criticisms of racist stereotyping, and how does that sit alongside the show’s burgeoning interest in politics and morality? Plus, what’s with all the fish?

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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.2 & 1.3

After dissecting the pilot episode in the inaugural edition of Welcome Back to The OC, it’s time for us to slip into the comfortable pink tracksuit that will be our regular publication rhythm, taking in two episodes every month. This time, after the noticeably plot-light pilot, events start to heat up – quite literally in some cases…

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #35: Stuck on Repeat + Deities in Disguise

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 takes a close look at the issue’s return to a familiar scene, and Tim delves into the latest revelations about Baal, and how they play into the series’ themes of identity, divinity and performance.

Spoilers right up to issue #35 below the cut.

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man 2

Welcome back, True Believers! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

This time, we’re discussing the MCU’s first sequel, and a film that’s often considered one of the weakest entries in the series. But is it really all that bad?

IRON MAN 2 (2010)

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