About Us: Mikey Heinrich

Next up is one of our semi-new writers, Mikey Heinrich!

What area of the world do you live in, and what do you do in real life? (Because we all know you don't make any money doing this.)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale

“So much for a peaceful Solstice.”

This Holiday special finds the people of Greendale preparing for their respective festive traditions. In the case of the vast majority of the town’s residents, this involves visiting Santa, putting up Christmas trees and carolling. In the case of the Spellmans, it’s lighting a magical Yule log to keep out evil spirits and holding séances to contact long departed loved ones; normal witch stuff. For the most part this is a fun little mile marker for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; a way to whet viewers appetites until Part 2, and take time out to play around with the wonderful mythology of this magical world. But as a stop-gap, essentially filler episode, there isn’t much room for forward momentum in the case of certain plot threads, and in some case, things even regress backward. Thankfully the absurdity of the witchy side of things saves it.

Outlander: Down the Rabbit Hole

"Do you hear that?"
"The stones dinna call to me."

Jiminy Cricket, how was all that crammed into only an hour??

The Magicians: The Girl Who Told Time

Margo: “Why am I staring at a plate of half-eaten nachos?”
Eliot: “A question I've asked myself very often at three a.m.”

This episode contemplates the never-ending question of “what if.” What if Julia had gone to Brakebills? What if things had gone differently with the Beast? What if Dean Fogg managed to actually be helpful? And, because it’s a fantasy show, our characters are actually given real answers.

Batman The Animated Series: The Last Laugh

"I believe I've contracted a giant case of the giggles!"

It's April Fools' Day in Gotham City and everyone is having a right good laugh, whether they want to or not.

About Us: Baby M

Next in line for our holiday Q&A is one of our newest Agents of Doux, Baby M!

What area of the world do you live in, and what do you do in real life? (Because we all know you don't make any money doing this.)

Star Trek Short Treks: Runaway

Tilly: "I will remember to expect nothing. Even from this espresso. Espresso, I release you."

By nature I love brevity: A cute little story. It's cool to see Tilly as a mentor figure, and it's funny when it wants to be. Hits all the right beats, but there isn't much more to it. I was lightly amused for this Short Trek's brief runtime.

About Us: Shari

On to our next holiday Q&A – meet Shari and her feline overlord, Shadow! (pictured)

What area of the world do you live in, and what do you do in real life? (Because we all know you don’t make any money doing this.)

Halloween (2018)

“Say something!”

A review for the new Halloween. Just in time for Christmas. I know. Weird.

Charmed: Jingle Hell

“Maybe I am too trusting.”

It’s bizarre that Charmed would introduce its most emotionally charged plot since their mother’s death, and essentially blow it up before it’s had any time to grow into something truly significant.

Legends of Tomorrow: Legends of To-Meow-Meow

"Are you real? Do you exist? Because it’s really hard to tell these days."

The Legends close out the first half of season four with an episode that's a lot of fun, and surprisingly linear, considering how many times reality gets reset over the course of an hour

Supernatural: The Spear

"Impossible odds. Feels like home. Let's do it."

This episode left a bad taste in my mouth.