Very Late Thoughts on Luke Cage
May13

Very Late Thoughts on Luke Cage

Initially, I wrote this thought piece back on September 30, 2016 after watching Luke Cage on the night of its release, but since that time, I lost the manuscript to the write-up and classes overwhelmed my time. However, since the release of Iron Fist, and the rediscovery of the old manuscript, I thought it important to release this with the recent write ups I did regarding the controversy around Iron Fist and representation. Apart...

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Stitchers: A Stitch in Time Episode 1 Thoughts and Disappointments
May03

Stitchers: A Stitch in Time Episode 1 Thoughts and Disappointments

Initially this was posted on the original Media Observers site before it was temporarily shut down. At the time, it was planned to be moved to one of my other sites but remained in draft status. Thus, it is returning to Media Observers. Please remember this was initially posted sometime June 2015. One of the occasional perks of being a cord cutter and only watching a streaming network such as Hulu Plus is the occasional ability to...

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Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 2: Thoughts on Iron Fist Show in General
Mar28

Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 2: Thoughts on Iron Fist Show in General

Early reviews of Iron Fist hit the internet with an overwhelming consensus of negativity towards the show. At the time, I suspected the outburst of frustration in the reviews, although I didn’t really read many of them, was from a deep-seated disappointment the show runners did not adhere to the request to cast Danny Rand as an Asian-American. After watching the show and writing in depth about my thoughts on the Asian-American and...

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Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 1:  Dealing with the Representation Issue
Mar27

Thoughts on Netflix’s Iron Fist and the Campaign to Sabotage It Part 1: Dealing with the Representation Issue

Embarking in a Master degree program with emphasis on learning Biblical Hebrew and Greek among other things, I have not had much time to entertain internet social justice controversies. Although, I did spend a considerable amount of time annoyed with how the media manipulated certain people groups during the U.S. Presidential election. Still, it has recently returned to my attention that there was controversy over the casting of Iron...

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Thoughts on the Naturalism of Netflix’s Spectral
Mar16

Thoughts on the Naturalism of Netflix’s Spectral

Warning, this is a spoiler-filled discussion on the movie. Spectral is a movie about U.S. military forces in a war-torn Moldova, encountering what seems at first to be a collection of hostile supernatural entities. By the end of the movie, it is discovered these entities are “unnatural,” but in the man-made sense, not in the supernatural. This reveals one of the major memes in this film and largely in the entertainment industry in...

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