11th Jan2018

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 210: Ode To Henno!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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07th Sep2017

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 192: A Tale of Two Fists!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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17th Jan2016

‘True Detective: The Complete 2nd Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The level of hype around True Detective: The Complete Second Season means it had a huge job to do. The first season created something special with the relationship between Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and created a mythology. Where the second season fails is that it totally forgets that altogether… While calling it a failure […]

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10th Aug2015

‘True Detective 2×08: Omega Stations’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I didn’t even wear a suit until I was thirty-eight.” Goodbye, Frank. Your last pre-stabbing line was as intensely confusing as nearly everything else that came out of your mouth all season. For all that Omega Station begins with a promising morning after in which Ray and Ani (their morning clean-up and pillow talk smartly […]

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03rd Aug2015

‘True Detective 2×07: Black Maps and Motel Rooms’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“When I ran out of the woods.” It starts with Ray, at a loss as to how to help Ani come down from MDMA, offering to roll her a joint in a seedy motel room while Paul, expression wooden, gets blackmailed via anonymous text. These people, burnouts and fuckups that they are, weren’t prepared for […]

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27th Jul2015

‘True Detective 2×06: Church in Ruins’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Christ, you had to show me this?” It’s the orgy episode, folks. You knew it was coming and now, like the sweaty, bloated captains of industry who remain clothed while their nude pleasure slaves gyrate around them, it has come. And ‘Church in Ruins’ is every bit the soggy disappointment that comparison would lead you […]

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20th Jul2015

‘True Detective 2×05: Other Lives’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s like uh, blue balls. In your heart.” ‘Other Lives’ is probably season 2′s strongest episode to date, which really isn’t saying much when you get right down to it. It finds some limited success in deepening its central mystery, the conspiracy of the rich and powerful finally taking on the air of menace it’s […]

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13th Jul2015

‘True Detective 2×04: Down Will Come’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Right now there’s so many things to go about the wrong way, I’m losing my fucking vision.” ‘Down Will Come’ does exactly one thing right. When the grindingly stereotypical Mexican gangsters are dead, when the shell casing have stopped clattering, Ani and Ray don’t look like winners, they look like they want to puke and […]

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07th Jul2015

‘True Detective 2×03: Maybe Tomorrow’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Pissed myself.” True Detective lifted the lid on the mystery of Ray’s maybe death after an entire week of ferocious speculation to reveal Colin Farrell’s suicidally droopy mustache, a sight which avoids occasioning disappointment only in the respect that at least you’re not seeing it in the mirror. It’s not a worse show for having chickened out […]

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29th Jun2015

‘True Detective 2×02: Night Finds You’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Captions: (Crickets chirping) After a pilot episode with little to recommend it, ‘Night Finds You’ recaptures a bit of season 1′s driving-in-cars-shooting-shit character chemistry, meanders through introducing what might shape up into a compelling setting and plot, and then ends by swerving with alarming suddenness into what might be some honest to God interesting territory. […]

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22nd Jun2015

‘True Detective 2×01: The Western Book of the Dead’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I welcome judgment.” Cool, Ray. You asked for it. True Detective‘s first season seemed to have the zeitgeist firmly in its swamp-mummy claws, an unexpected pulp hit hitched to live-wire performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, filmed by the thunderous Cary Fukunaga, and veined through with little rills and creeks of cosmic horror. It […]

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