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Thoughtful & Abstract: Watching TV While the Band Plays On

Kim and Shawn reflect on five positives from a weird year of entertainment. Five Shows Kim Watched Since March You ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: A Good Opinion Is Hard to Find

It's been a minute since we put forth some of our Grade A, doctor-recommended, mother-approved opinions on pop culture and ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Mayans M.C.: “Perro / Oc” and “Escorpión / Dzec”

In which Kim and Shawn consider the first two episodes of Kurt Sutter's Mayans M.C. Kim: 10.) After two episodes, ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Angelville”

In which Shawn and Kim find an empty beginning to what they expect to be a full season. Shawn: I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Wrath”

In which The Walking Dead sees the wrath of Kim and Shawn. Kim: It's over, and by "it's," I mean ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Worth”

In which Kim and Shawn ruminate on the penultimate episode. Kim: Well, here we are. This was the penultimate episode ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Still Gotta Mean Something”

In which Kim and Shawn look at character pairings. Kim: My feelings about this episode would best be expressed by ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Do Not Send Us Astray”

In which Kim and Shawn give this week's a grade of B-. Kim: This week marks two episodes in a ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Key”

In which Kim and Shawn regain their interest in the show. Kim: It finally happened! No, Negan's not dead. No, ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Dead or Alive or”

In which Shawn and Kim wonder was it just the title that was incomplete or was it the episode? Shawn: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Lost and the Plunderers”

In which Shawn and Kim debate to "Just give up." Shawn: After seven seasons and nine episodes, the show finally ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Honor”

In which Kim and Shawn try to make sense of the show's disjointed timeline. Kim: Is it 2018 already? For ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “How It’s Gotta Be”

In which The Walking Dead finale is the Cleveland Browns. Shawn: I'm not going to lie - I'm just going ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Time For After”

In which Kim and Shawn determine what they would rather do than watch next week's episode. Kim: Well, now they've ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The King, The Widow, and Rick”

In which Shawn and Kim ask, "Why back after?" Shawn: What did you get for Thanksgiving? AMC was kind enough ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Big Scary U”

In which Kim and Shawn aren't scared and kinda annoyed. Kim: Well, we got Negan back. Apparently, everyone did. Thank ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Some Guy”

Shawn: I'm not your King. I'm not your Majesty. I ain't nothing. I'm just some guy." - Ezekiel I'm always ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Monsters”

In which Kim and Shawn debate a character that hasn't even appeared in two episodes. Kim: Episode #3 is done. ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Damned”

In which Shawn and Kim get what they asked for, but not everyone is happy about it. Shawn: How are ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Mercy”

In which Kim and Shawn discuss the type of pants one might wear while watching this zombie show. Kim: “I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract Take on TV 2017 

In which Shawn and Kim take a breath before The Walking Dead starts up again to look at what is ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

In which Shawn and Kim react to the Season 7 finale. Shawn: A season full of ups and downs finally ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Something They Need”

In which Kim and Shawn find reasons to root for people again. Kim: So, here we are with one episode ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Other Side”

In which Shawn and Kim wonder if anything but a bloodbath save this season now? Shawn: I'm not going to ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Bury Me Here”

In which a bad cantaloupe does some irreparable damage. Shawn: As low as the show has gotten the past couple ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Say Yes”

In which Kim and Shawn say no to "Say Yes". Kim: Another week, another character-focused episode that does next to ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Hostiles and Calamities”

In which Shawn and Kim have the same thoughts about the episode where nothing happened. And they aren't positive. Shawn: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “New Best Friends”

In which Shawn and Kim have some pretty separate takes on the latest twist in the story. Shawn: If I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Rock In The Road”

In which Rick is Rick again and zombies are dying by the handful. Kim: The Walking Dead has returned and ...
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The Best TV Shows of 2016

In which Shawn and Kim take a look back at the brilliant storytelling shows from 2016. Shawn: If T&A is ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Hearts Still Beating”

In which there is a sense of redemption of the season to this point and a reason for hope. Kim: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Sing Me A Song”

In which Kim and Shawn are 50% more bored after being slapped in the face by this episode. Shawn: "Keep ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Swear”

In which the dead horse moves closer to the end. Kim: With only two episodes left before the mid-season break, ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Go-Getters”

In which Carl has his first date and kiss. And nothing else happens. Kim: So, once again we all tune ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Service”

In which the group gets reverse furniture delivery and Shawn and Kim watch. Shawn: Much like the actual plot development ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Cell”

In which Kim and Shawn contemplate naked Daryl and other things. Kim: Let me start by saying I have been ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Well”

In which Shawn and Kim are left with just a weird feeling and more questions. Shawn: Not sure why they ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”

In which Kim and Shawn reflect on the cruel torture dished out by both Negan and the writers. Kim: After ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Arrow: “Legacy”

In which T&A revisit the Arrow series and see where we stand to start the new season. Shawn: It's been ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Call and Response”

In which Kim and Shawn what you to know they aren't disappointed despite what you read. Kim: I sat last ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Finish The Song”

In which Kim and Shawn are back in love with their Preacher. Kim: There comes a time in every television ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “El Valero”

In which things make a little more sense to Kim and Shawn, but that's not always a good thing for ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “He’s Gone”

In which Kim and Shawn use the bullet-point button for an episode where not much happens. Kim: What I've learned ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Sundowner”

In which the Sundowner fight redeems everything. Shawn: I certainly felt that there was a pacing shift here from the ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “South Will Rise Again”

In which Kim and Shawn find themselves at the halfway point. Kim: So, we're halfway through this very short season ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Monster Swamp”

In which Shawn and Kim discuss Preacher continuing to be accessible and not predictable. Shawn: This series started at 100 ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Possibilities”

In which Kim and Shawn keep waiting for the next big thing. Kim: I have to tell you, I'm more ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “See”

In which Kim and Shawn use the F-word to describe the series. Kim: The much anticipated second episode of Preacher ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Shiva”

In which Shawn and Kim welcome a merciful end to this half season. Shawn: We survived. I don't care about ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Preacher: “Pilot”

In which Kim and Shawn are introduced to the television world of Preacher. Kim: Here is the write-up everyone has/I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Sicut Cervus”

In which Shawn and Kim almost like an episode and want to talk owls but largely just can't wait for ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Captive”

In which Shawn and Kim agree on two things: They are counting down to Preacher and they love Patsy Cline. ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Blood in the Streets”

In which Kim and Shawn look forward to Preacher. Kim: Yes, yes, yes. I tuned in for another week of ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear The Walking Dead: “Ouroboros”

In which crabs eat zombies eating crabs and most of the best things are the promos for upcoming shows. Shawn: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear The Walking Dead: “We All Fall Down”

In which Kim and Shawn try to make sense of the episode. Kim: We're only on the second episode of ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Monster”

In which Shawn and Kim head out on the a one-hour tour with our cast. Shawn: Is this just some ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Last Day on Earth”

In which Kim and Shawn wonder what could have been. Kim: I spent many anxiety-ridden weeks waiting for the season ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “East”

In which Shawn and Kim mostly just worry about what's going to happen next week. Shawn: I fear that we ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Twice As Far”

In which Kim and Shawn have a few comments on dick biting and stroganoff and hurtle towards the finale. Kim: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Same Boat”

In which Shawn and Kim demonstrate they aren't always in the same boat. Shawn: I only have a few notes ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Not Tomorrow Yet”

In which Kim and Shawn muse on the Saviors and if Virginia is just for Lovers. Kim: Well, another week ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Knots Untie”

In which Shawn & Kim discuss the extra dose of T&A this week and a bit of Jesus. Shawn: I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Next World”

In which Shawn and Kim try to decipher how long it was between episodes and how you make a shopping ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “No Way Out”

In which Shawn & Kim nibble on the return of The Walking Dead and Daryl's arms. Shawn: So we start ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: DC TV

In which Shawn and Kim discuss the weekly DC Comics-based shows and shirtless heroes. Shawn: I've caught up on most ...
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A Thoughtful Solo Adventure with the Outsiders

Written by Kim Wilson In which Kim strays off the beaten path with Outsiders. Having spent the past 13 months ...
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T&A Take on TV 2015

In which Shawn and Kim reflect on their favorite television programs and the disappointments. Shawn: We've had a few opportunities ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: ‘Start to Finish’

In which Kim and Shawn find themselves happy to be on a break. Kim: Well, here we are. Half-way done ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Heads Up”

In which great minds think alike and wonder about the general parenting skills of Rick. Shawn: With one episode until ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Bastard Executioner

The following entries were written simultaneously by Shawn and Kim as a summary of the one and only season of ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Always Accountable”

In which Shawn and Kim try to figure out who is accountable for the mess over the past few weeks. ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Now”

In which "Now" just means "What?" Kim: After the excruciatingly long "Tale of Morgan" episode of last week, The Walking ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Catching Up on the TV Season, Volume 2

In which Kim and Shawn riff again on some recent TV thingies... Kim: Back in March, we talked a bit ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Here’s Not Here”

In which an episode inspires talk of sex, Star Wars, and Eastern philosophy. Shawn: It was 90 minutes and I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Thank You”

In which Kim and Shawn reflect as they deal with the loss of a major character. Kim: Psychologists will tell ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “JSS”

In which Shawn and Kim reveal they each need more than five points to list their reactions Shawn: 1. The ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “First Time Again”

In which Kim and Shawn welcome back The Walking Dead for its sixth season. Kim: I don't know what I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “The Good Man”

In which questions are asked and answered by Shawn and Kim about the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead. ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear The Walking Dead: “Cobalt”

In which Kim has questions and Episode 5 (Shawn) has answers. Kim: Episode 5, I kind of liked you. You ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Not Fade Away”

In which Shawn and Kim are grateful there are only two episodes left. Shawn: Well, I got what I asked ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “The Dog”

In which Kim and Shawn search for something positive to say about Fear the Walking Dead. Kim: Maddie! Travis! Liza! ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “So Close, Yet So Far”

In which Shawn and Kim (and some fictional characters) offer advice to the gang from Fear the Walking Dead. Shawn: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Fear the Walking Dead: “Pilot”

In which Kim and Shawn offer their initial thoughts on the first episode of the Fear the Walking Dead. Kim: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Looking at The Walking Dead’s Glenn Rhee

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC In ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Catching up on the Current TV Season

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) riff on some recent TV thingies... Shawn: It's been far too long since ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Looking at The Walking Dead’s Dr. Eugene Porter

In which Kim (@kimfreakinb) and Shawn (@genx13) step back to look at one of their favorite characters. "The smartest man ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “No Sanctuary”

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) have instant reactions to the best walker show ever. Shawn: Let's get down ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Sons of Anarchy: Season 3

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) reminisce about Season Three of Sons of Anarchy. Shawn just started watching the ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Heavy Is The Head”

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) have instant reactions to the intense Marvel show and the episode "Heavy Is ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Sons of Anarchy: Season Two

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) reminisce about Season Two of Sons of Anarchy. Shawn just started watching the ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Shadows”

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) have instant reactions to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the most fun show on network ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Sons of Anarchy: Season One: Ain’t Your Father’s MC

In which Shawn (@genx13) and Kim (@kimfreakinb) reminisce about Season One of Sons of Anarchy. Shawn just started watching the ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Killing: Season Four Gets Sent Off

This conversation takes place between Kim (@kimfreakinB) who watched The Killing as it aired and Shawn (@genx13) who watched every ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Changes at Marvel Comics Fail to Impress

In which Shawn and Kim consider the news about changes coing to a couple Marvel Comics characters: Shawn: This past ...
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