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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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Orphan Black – Season 5 (2017)

Over the course of four previous seasons, even with only ten episodes apiece, Orphan Black managed to weave a web of controversy, conspiracy, and intrigue that involved numerous corporate schemes, scientific breakthroughs, and a lot of distrust. For their final … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time – Season 7: To Watch or Not…?

I admit, I was ambivalent about watching Once Upon a Time’s seventh season. On one hand, the story wrapped up nicely after six seasons and the book was over. It would have been a perfectly good time to give the … Continue reading

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Murdoch Mysteries Speculations for Season 11

Since last year’s season of Murdoch Mysteries ended with a quintuple cliffhanger back in March, and since the new season’s ad campaign is making a big deal about “who lives and dies”, I have decided to examine the various possibilities. … Continue reading

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Update on Disney’s Missing Mom Theory

The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2017) The biggest thing that I have noticed about this myth in the past three years is how much Disney is not following it in its recent films. It … Continue reading

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Trolls (2016)

Trolls (2016) When I was about seven years old, I had a small collection of Troll dolls. At some point between seven and seventeen, they went into a garage sale or donation bin, or perhaps were given away. I don’t … Continue reading

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Now That Was Some Finale!

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episode 19 (Hell to Pay)   Rather than celebrate the show’s 150th episode with throwbacks and jokes, the writers decided to pull out all of the stops for a five-headed cliffhanger! Incidentally, Miss James was absent … Continue reading

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