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The ‘WandaVision’ Finale Is Almost as Messy As ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

WandaVision was quite the fun ride that came to a grinding, almost whiplash-like halt yesterday. Yeah, the finale wasn’t the worst I’ve ever seen but it pretty much didn’t live up to the hype. In fact, the finale possibly ruined the entire series.

From the first episode to the eighth, WandaVision set up so many potential threads. The first act (Episodes 1-3) gave us some lovely nostalgia with its perfect sitcom theme mixed with a leering creepiness that seemed to be hiding beneath the fake smiles and new looks.

The second act (Episode 4-6) slowed things down a little bit and started to fracture Wanda’s reality before our eyes. Episode 4 was the glorified recap, Episode 5 was the first stunning episode with a jaw-dropping cameo that never led to anything that special (which I’m fine with, but did Marvel really have to toy with us like that), and Episode 6 was an underwhelming supposed next step in the right direction.

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And then there was the third act (Episodes 7-9) that finally had to wrap up this mystery box with a big beautiful bow. Episode 7 returned to the sitcom shtick with success while giving us a new Avenger in Monica through an epic that’s-how-she-gets-her-powers sequence that once again, didn’t lead to anything special. Episode 8 was the best in the series, delving deep into Wanda’s trauma with 40+ minutes of heart-wrenching material. Plus, we got the Scarlet Witch name drop which left people in a tizzy.

And then there was that finale.

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‘WandaVision’ Ends With a Bang?

For nearly two months I have been absorbed by a show that has given meaning to two characters who were otherwise not that important; Wanda Maximoff and Vision. We got to see the two in ways we haven’t seen before and have been given a chance to understand them on a basic human level.

Now the finale has arrived and while it wasn’t the conclusion I exactly expected it wasn’t a major disappointment either.

I think my only gripe, as of right now, are two things; it got a bit cheeseballs and it felt like it ended too quickly. The show slowly set up the series and then just…ended. I needed more, I wanted more, but what we got was a less-than-incredible showdown that featured sequences that had me laughing instead of getting covered in goosebumps.

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Let’s Talk: ‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 13’

Okay, first off, I’ve got to deal with the fact that we’ve only got three episodes left! I don’t know if I can fully process the notion that in three weeks’ time we will have to wait an entire year to see Season 3, whatever that means.

This season is moving in a direction I wasn’t expecting and now I have no idea what to expect. What seemed like a simple story about a Mandalorian and his thrilling adventures with his adopted son has turned into what feels like a full-blown Star Wars: Rebels sequel. So, with no further words, here are my thoughts on that stunning thirteenth chapter.

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‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 12’: AAAhHH!!!!

Let’s just say, I think this week’s episode may be my favorite of the season so far. It had so many memorable moments! From beginning to end, this show never lets up with its laugh-out-loud moments, the action is spectacular, the characters are at their best. Cara Dune and Greef Karga are back and better than ever in this season.

There’s just so much to love about this episode that I’m losing my mind!

I’ll of course have a lot more to say about it tomorrow but for now…I’m just thankful that we have this brilliant masterpiece of a show because it is awesome.

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‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 11’: An Absolute Brain-Buster

Each season of The Mandalorian has those few episodes that leave me stunned after its conclusion. This week was one of those weeks. This review isn’t going to be elaborate because honestly, I’m still recuperating from the awesomeness that I just witnessed. I will say this though.

The episode is undoubtedly one of the best to date. It was utter perfection with some literally tear-inducing surprises. Next week’s episode could be quite the doozy. Mando is fantastic. A recurring question that I had about Mando’s helmet-wearing rule has finally been answered in full. And yeah, the Frog aliens are some of my favorite in all of Star Wars.

This is the freaking WAY!

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‘Regular Show’ Is One of My Favorite Cartoons of All Time

Cartoon Network is my happy place. It’s a world that I can escape to, filled with zany cartoons designed to make you laugh hysterically or to give you a great day. My day always gets better whenever I see Regular Show on the screen.

Regular Show takes a bunch of odd characters, places them in a park, and gives them a wild adventure every episode filled with plenty of humor. As a child, I loved the show and as an adult I still love it.

The cartoon is appropriate enough for children for it to be on Cartoon Network but is crafted with enough adult sensibilities that even adults can get thoroughly entertained. Spanning eight years and eight seasons I grew up with Regular Show. Its main characters, the blue jay Mordekai and the raccoon Rigby, were my friends. Its title, Regular Show, spawned hilarity, for there’s nothing regular about the cartoon. And one of my favorite actors of all time Mark Hamill voices one of the main characters on the show, a white gorilla named Skips. How can you get better than that?

If you’ve never seen Regular Show do yourself a favor. Find the first episode and give it a watch. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you’ll probably become a Regular Show fan like me.

Oooooooooh!!!! (Only those who know Regular Show will get why I just did that. 😉)

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