Plus a soothing science-fiction horror and a scathing not-at-all satire that helps explain Boris Johnson. (First published June 11th, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
Plus grounded human experiences, from escaping a cult to — yes — doing an espionage. (First published June 3rd, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
I feel like if it is, this may be partly down to the forces that prompted last week’s Loaded Question: Is fandom out of control?
There is simply too much stuff to watch these days! So tell us what you’re watching, and why it’s worth our time (or not).
And the winners are…
E.J. Beaton has written a fabulous thing at Tor.com about the appeal of Loki, particular as portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Tom Hiddleston, and even more particularly as he is depicted in the Disney+ series Loki…
Dishearteningly less concerned with giving Natasha Romanoff her own story than with setting up her MCU replacement. Superfluous, backward-looking, its bit of feminism belabored. She deserved better.
Who are we rooting for in this accidental parody of the empty absurdity of modern action films? Everyone is awful, or a human macguffin. This is soulless technical wankery bereft of humor or humanity.
“Hey, so you wanna go to the disneys tonight?”
Delicate-snowflake misogynist whiny-ass crybaby fanboys lose their shit… again.