Stranger Things 2: Highlights From The First Four Episodes

The long awaited and highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things 2 went live on Netflix last month and it’s the talk of the town. Almost every entertainment news site has at least one Stranger Things related article each week, from interviews with the cast members to episode recaps. The hype train is real for anything that’s Stranger Things. It can also be difficult to sidestep spoilers from the show when you may not have the time to binge watch all 9-episodes in a single weekend. Although I am one of those people who hasn’t been able to devour the show within the first weekend since season two came out, I already have strong impressions of what I love about the current season so far. Here are some of my personal highlights from the first four episodes. As a note of caution, there will be some spoilers from the first batch of episodes of Stranger Things 2. You may want to come back to this post when you’ve gotten a bit further into the second season.

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Ties That Bind: My Top 5 Friendships From Television

Valentine’s Day is the one day in February that can either incite excitement, anxiety, bitterness, or indifference. It often places an unfair amount of focus on couples and romantic love which has, over time, been reshaped and redefined to also honor friendships with the ever growing popularity of having Galentine’s Day brunches or parties. While Galentine’s Day is largely considered a day for expressing love to the female friends in your life, it does show that your romantic partner isn’t the only important relationship in your life. Friendships are just as important. In honor of friendships of all kinds, I compiled a list of my favorite TV friendships I have grown to love.

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TV Shows Fall 2016 Watch List: What’s Currently On My Radar

Deciding what new shows to tune into every fall season is often met with a little bit of caution and a dose of pickiness for me. There are so many options and ways to watch TV now that it can be overwhelming to pick a show and stick with one. When I’m not already devoted to one series, I often wonder if giving a new show a shot is worth the time and effort it takes these days to watch anything at all. Dare I open my heart up to a potential new favorite? Well, open my heart up I did and I’m glad I did too. Here’s a short list of what shows I’m absolutely loving from the 2016 fall season.

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Viewer Engagement Gauge: Fullmetal Alchemist – Brotherhood vs. Fate/Stay Night

Between fitting time to play video games and continuing my journey writing the first draft of my fantasy novel, I’ve also managed to squeeze in some anime viewing as well. With all my favorite TV shows on hiatus for the summer until the fall, except for Game of Thrones, it’s the perfect time to watch other shows I may not have a chance to watch during the week or weekends. Among the shows currently on my viewing roster are Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fate/Stay Night.

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Geeking out over…ABC’s Once Upon a Time

This entry is what I would like to call the first in my Geeking Out series where I will be giving a very detailed opinion on what is particularly high on my Geek-o-meter these days. To kick it off, I want to write about ABC’s new fall show of the season Once Upon a Time.

The show comes from two Lost alums Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. As a lot of critics have been saying about the show, it’s fairytale meets real world. Being a huge fan of Lost when it was still airing on ABC, Once is a very character driven show with a large story canvas to work with just like Lost. What made Lost a really great show was the characters. They were relatable and you cared about what happened to them. I feel this is the case for Once Upon a Time.

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