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TV Korner: Mad Men 6.4 – “To Have and To Hold”

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It took a few episodes to get warmed up, but this week saw the return of the Mad Men we know and love. “To Have and to Hold” was easily the best episode of the season so far, and it set up plenty of exciting things to come.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 6.1/ 6.2 – “The Doorway”

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Well, that was depressing.

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Comics Korner: Archer & Armstrong #4 and Bloodshot #5 Reviews

Valiant Entertainment delivers two knockout punches this week, wrapping up Archer & Armstrong’s first story arc, and kicking off a new one in the pages of Bloodshot.  Both offerings are thoroughly outstanding and live up to the excellence that this publisher’s output has become synonymous with.

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Now That’s What I Call (Final Fantasy) Music! Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Review

There’s nothing quite like a sweeping, dramatic orchestral piece to send shivers down your spine.  The music of the Final Fantasy games has always been regarded as some of the highest caliber in the industry, even when it relied on 8-bit sounds and relatively simple melodies.  Theatrhythm serves as a “Greatest Hits” compilation for every numbered Final Fantasy game of the last 25 years, wrapped up in totally addictive gameplay with tons of polish.

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Comics Korner: Mark Millar’s Superior Review

In a world where superhero comics are often regarded as lowbrow and childish entertainment, it’s nice to see a few writers taking the genre and flipping it on its head.  Dating all the way back to Alan Moore’s Watchmen and, more recently, in Mark Waid’s stellar series Irredeemable, creators have been delving into the minds of superheroes and giving them something much more important than bulging biceps and laser vision (though they often have those too).  They make their heroes relatable and susceptible to emotional strife even if they are physically invulnerable, and this is exactly what Scottish writer Mark Millar accomplishes with Superior.

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