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‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 9 in conversation: Mallets all the way down

In addition to a fancy masquerade gala, Kung Fu season 2, episode 9 gives us a cliffhanger worthy of the season finale. Luckily, with 4 more episodes to go, we have plenty of time to see it resolved, so we’re not biting our nails at all — we swear. Read on for our review of “The Enclave.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 9 in conversation: Mallets all the way down”

‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 7 in conversation: Why is my beloved acting so unbeloved?

Kung Fu season 2, episode 7 “The Alchemist” features two daring rescues, a lot of rejection, some day-drinking, father/son hijinks, father/son ultimatums, and a brand new eponymous villain to worry about. Read on for our review of “The Alchemist.” Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ season 2, episode 7 in conversation: Why is my beloved acting so unbeloved?”

‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Kai reflects on her surprising pivot from mentor Pei-Ling to the show’s new antagonistic alchemist

Subjectify interviewed Kung Fu star Vanessa Kai to talk about her villainous new role as the alchemist Xiao, as well as the metaphysical nature of Pei-Ling’s post-death manifestations. Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ star Vanessa Kai reflects on her surprising pivot from mentor Pei-Ling to the show’s new antagonistic alchemist”

‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 8 review: A frustrating finale, but the season 2 setup is there

If I had written my review immediately after having watched The Wheel of Time finale, it would consist of simply one word. “Huh.” I was left with so many questions — not about what was coming next (although I had some of those too!) but about what had just happened. Continue reading “‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 8 review: A frustrating finale, but the season 2 setup is there”

‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 7 review: Hissing out loud and a little heterosexuality, as a treat

The Wheel of Time episode 7, ‘The Dark Along the Ways,’ was the first episode of the TV adaptation to cause the book reader in me to hiss like an angry cat — please take that literally, I’m pretty sure I actually hissed out loud. While the episode gave me several things I’ve been hoping for and dreaming of, the 10% that made me mad put a bit of a damper on my initial reaction. Continue reading “‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 7 review: Hissing out loud and a little heterosexuality, as a treat”

‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 5 review: Vaguely threatening persimmons and fridging that I approve of

The Wheel of Time continues to delight with its tricky task of moving away from the novels while also hitting key themes and plot points. Episode 5 “Blood Calls Blood” was another strong episode that mixed things up quite a bit while feeling very true to the heart of the story. Continue reading “‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 5 review: Vaguely threatening persimmons and fridging that I approve of”

‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 4 review: Come on girl, give it to us

Thanks to its three-episode premiere, The Wheel of Time season 1 has already reached the halfway point with Friday’s episode 4, “The Dragon Reborn.” Can one properly review an episode if one spent the entire episode shouting “YES” at the television? Let’s find out. Continue reading “‘The Wheel of Time’ season 1, episode 4 review: Come on girl, give it to us”