Tower Talks || Leverage

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“We provide…leverage.”

If you’ve been paying attention to my Twitter recently, you might have noticed a very brief blip where I mentioned a new show: Leverage. And by new, I do mean new to me, since Leverage first aired in 2008, and came to a close in 2012.

(And if you’re a couple of my friends who’ve already seen Leverage, bless your hearts for letting me yell in your DMs before I wrote this post.)

Whether or not you noticed my new interest, though, doesn’t matter. After all, that’s what today’s post is for. This morning, I’m here to introduce you to the anti-capitalist heist wonders of Leverage, not to mention gush about some of the sharpest character development I’ve witnessed in years. And to cry about the state of that finale, which is, again, one of the best things I’ve watched in recent memory.

And did you know a revival is coming?

Buckle up, folks. There’s a lot of ground to cover today!

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Not a Book! Thursday || She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S4

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Apparently the Netflix gods heard my requests, because not only did S4 of She-Ra get a full thirteen episodes, but it delivered on every emotional beat, repeatedly punching me in the face with all the emotions I could have possibly cycled through in five short hours.

The short verdict? Oh my god, please watch this series, I’m begging you.

The long verdict? Yeah, that’s going below the cut, because it’s going to be SO LONG. And also peppered with spoilers, so beware.

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Not a Book! Thursday || She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S3

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While I’m still mad Netflix decided to split S2 into two shorter seasons instead of one 13-episode season, I have to say that S3 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power delivers, and almost three weeks after watching it, I’m STILL trying to recover from the emotional blows. It was brilliantly done in almost every way, and the fact that we don’t have an air date for S4 yet has me ANTSY.

Give me the goods, Netflix, I’m begging you.

Anyway, some degree of spoilers ahead for S3 as I get into just why it was so devastatingly fantastic this season!

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Not a Book! Thursday || She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S2

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Fun fact for you this fine Thursday: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 2 came out on April 26th, just last week. Which was Lesbian Visibility Day.

I’m just saying, there is no way that was a coincidence.

ANYWAY, read on for my spoiler-free review of what’s arguably my current favorite cartoon!

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Not a Book! Thursday || The Dragon Prince S2

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We’re up to about three weeks since the second season of The Dragon Prince came out on Netflix, which means I don’t feel too guilty about writing a review with spoilers. If you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance to back out before I lay out everything I had thoughts on, spoilers and all.

But if you’re up for a little bit of spoilery reviewing, ONWARD.

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Not a Book! Thursday || Voltron Season 8: It’s Finally Over

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At last, we’ve made it. After about two and a half years, the evil is defeated, the end is here.

At last, I am free.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Voltron: Legendary Defender just released and wrapped its final season, and while I would have been thrilled to hear the words “eight seasons” back in June of 2016, at this point, I’m just glad it’s over for so many reasons. It has been a roller coaster of joy and disgust, especially after season seven, when the plot began to drag and the writers actually tried to defend their choice to lean into the bury your gays trope while also skirting around any real attempt at representation.

It wasn’t good. In fact, it was bad. Horrific, even.

And now that it’s over, I’m inclined to say that season eight has only made it worse. Spoilers abound ahead for those of you interested in learning why.

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Not a Book! Thursday || She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the She-Ra reboot, and by now, you probably know that it’s getting pretty favorable reception!

By now, you’ve probably already guessed that I watched the whole thing as soon as I could, and what do you know?

really liked it.

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Not a Book! Thursday || Hilda

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As is probably pretty clear by now, I spend a fair bit of my free time watching cartoons. I love them a lot, between the amount of hard work that goes into animation, and the fact that most cartoons are a hell of a lot more positive and imaginative than most of the live action shows available to watch.

Plus, my attention span isn’t always the longest, so episodes that are twenty minutes tops are the best thing ever.

Of course, all this means that Hilda, a new release on Netflix from creator Luke Pearson and studios Silvergate Media and Mercury Filmworks, is checking all the boxes! Let’s take a look at why.
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Not a Book! Thursday || The Dragon Prince

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By now, you’ve probably seen the hype. Maybe you’ve even seen the show. After all, it seems like The Dragon Prince, Netflix’s new animated original, is all over the place, even though it’s been about a month since it aired.

But honestly?

I think it should be.

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