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The OA: Empire of Light

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Yes I was planning to watch episode 7 of 'The OA' tomorrow, but... with how short episode 6 was, I'm changing my plans, and this is my review 'Empire of Light'!





THE GIRL WITH THREE NAMES
And we’re back today with episode seven of the OA, titled ‘Empire of Light’ and while the previous episode ‘Forking Paths’ focused on HAP and stuff in the path, this episode was set entirely in the present and everything coming to ahead… particularly for Steve.
Back when I watched the first episode, it was clear Steve would go through some character growth and he has, in this episode we see that he has certainly changed. He ‘gets with’ the girl in the Alternate learning class, it’s revealed he’s the only helping the others learn the movements, since he wants to be a personal trainer its clear he has insight in how to help others when they can’t do something right, he’s openly friendly with the rest of the group, even given Buck a headlock …

The OA: Forking Paths

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We're up to part six of my watch and review of the Netflix Original series 'The OA' with 'Forking Paths', which was a surprisingly short episode! But we're talking Dr. Hap, Buck, and Multi-World Theories based on what I just watched! 




THE GIRL WITH THREE NAMES
We’re up to episode six of the OA with ‘Forking Paths’ and there is no other way to say it, this was surprisingly short at little over 30 minutes, and this episode really felt more ‘transitional’ as if to get certain elements in place for the final two episodes of the season.
The big thing here is that HAP went to his mentor who is pursuing the exact same work he is, proof of an Afterlife, and he’s even more further gone than HAP, willing to kill him to learn what HAP has discovered, and HAP has to kill him out of self-defense, but this encounter rattles him to where he wants to just take Prairie and go somewhere and make money with what is already discovered. I…

Extreme Ghostbusters: Darkness at Noon Part 1

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Extreme Ghostbusters turns 20 years old this year... and today I look back at the first episode 'Darkness at Noon, part 1'





KICKING GHOST BUTT
First a little history: Back in early 1997, in an issue of Disney Adventures, I read that one of the upcoming shows for the Fall was Extreme Ghostbusters… and that got me super-stoked, because then home for Real Ghostbusters cartoon, the USA Network’s Cartoon Express, were no longer showing them, and we were still a year away from the launch of Fox Family where the RGB would be staple of the early years of that channel. So on Monday September 1, 1997, the day before I entered High School, I opened the TV Guide and saw on WGTW, Channel 48, at 4 PM ‘Extreme Ghostbusters’ was listed and I tuned in to watch it… and instantly fell back into being the Ghosthead I was 10 years prior with the Real Ghostbusters. It was a continuation of the Real Ghostbusters, time has moved on and they openly acknowledge…