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Charles Pulliam-Moore
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io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.
Mar 29
1

It always weirds me out when Armor Digimon just kinda show up as regular ass Digimon. For those unaware, Oppossumon is what happens when Gatomon digivolves with the DigiEgg of Kindness.

Mar 27
5

It would be nice if the show let Sam feel trauma. He was dead. For five years. The world moved on without him. Bucky’s used to that kind of thing; everybody thought he was dead for decades, this is old hat. Sam is an outsider in his own family. Read more

Mar 25
2

If this is aiming to be a heavy-handed allegory for illegal immigrants living undocumented in the US, it’s not really hitting the right parallels. Illegal immigrants are immigrants, they have to travel somewhere to get that status. And if they’re trying to escape to Mexico, that’s sort of the opposite of immigrating? H Read more

Mar 8
3

This reboot has been so charming, especially more recent episodes that focus more on individual kids.

Feb 25
3

I had no idea this was returning for a second season. The first season feels like it was forever ago, and I guess I assumed it was cancelled. Tati is a treasure in it. I’ve tried to explain the deadpan, “are you looking to lose, gain, or maintain weight?” bit at work on multiple occasions (we make promotional and Read more

Feb 11
2

There was a Lelo ad directly beneath your post; proving your point.

Jan 20
6

Thanks for this. You’ve captured a lot of the concern I’ve had about how pop culture has affected some of our political thinking. Looking for a hero that will come in and save the day, when what is required is for us all to actually put in the work.

And that pop culture lens can also be applied to the assault on the Read more

Jan 15
4

One thing I find interesting about this show so far is how so very American it is. It makes me wonder if the target audience is more homogenous than the movie releases. Obviously, yes, there is nothing ion this show of interest to Chinese audiences, at least as far as I can tell. Read more

Jan 15
16

“The negative space it purposefully creates in your understanding” is a great description of the key to the show thus far; whereas the MCU in the past rewards you for keeping up with what’s going on, WV is taunting you with it and to great effect. I felt like I was walking through a particularly jaunty minefield.

Jan 15
29

It is really gutsy of Marvel to start this series cold. There’s no recap to catch us up to when last we saw our heroes. They put that in a separate series. They trust their audience to already know the background and be on board to solve the mystery of how Vision does not have a crater in his head where the mind Read more

Jan 15
15

Yeah - the red light on the toaster reminded me of 2001 Space Odyssey...in a scary way...

Jan 14
3

Thanks Charles! Your early teaser summary article only makes me more excited for the release! Also, a little jealous you’ve had the opportunity to watch and digest. I’ve a feeling this series will require a few watches just to pick up on Easter eggs.

Dec 28
32

This movie had so much hope (hype?) coming into it. It just doesn’t deliver on most of those expectations, even the most minimal of ones. Read more

Dec 25
3

This better be all leading up to Mo’Nique being Onslaught.