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Doomsday

“This is the last story I’ll ever tell”             Doctor Who is influential because it was both a genre show and an anthology show, before that combination was popular. With such a long lifespan and endless canvas for experimentation, it … Continue reading

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The Girl In the Fireplace

“…take the slower path”             After a tentative season one two-parter, Steven Moffat burst onto the Doctor Who scene with this instant classic which established his keen eye for sci-fi story concepts, demonstrated the excellent … Continue reading

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Dalek

“EX-TER-MIN-AAAAATE!!”             My leadoff choice is from the first season of the revamped series, where the show truly begins for most mainstream viewers. It functions as a reboot of sorts, while still continuing some mythology and in-jokes from before. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Getting To Know An Impossible Astronaut

            I’ll keep this brief. Doctor Who is not always great, but it’s frequently very good. It’s certainly not the polished, auteur-driven prestige show that critics reward (at least not usually), and it is fair to say it’s inconsistent. But … Continue reading

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punk 101

1. Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy – the Who (my rating: A+) year: ‘71 What it is: Entire template for punk set in adventurous, world-changing songs. Listen: The whole thing 2. Fun House – the Stooges (A+) ‘70 Attitude/sound/production of … Continue reading

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Smells Like Winslowisms: My Favorite Rock and Pop Songs of the 1990s

If I did this correctly, you shouldn’t recognize most of these songs. You’ll notice there is pointedly no hip-hop or R&B in this collection, and that’s not to say there weren’t some amazing singles in that sphere in the 90s … Continue reading

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Postcards From New Jersey, Albuquerque, North Dakota, Baltimore And New York

So, this is a superficial ranking post for my own amusement. It’s not too serious or definitive or anything. It also contains ****COMPLETE AND EXPLICIT SPOILERS FOR ALL OF THE SHOWS ADDRESSED HERE.**** The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking … Continue reading

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