The Ghostlight | Terra Incognita Productions

 

“In a place where reality and fiction collide, and your greatest desires intermingle with the darkest corners of your mind — this place can only be illuminated by — The Ghostlight.”

There’s a great deal I’m a fan of when it comes to story telling, and thought-provoking ones are at the top of that list. I’m also a fan of stories told by women because we’re finally at a time where it’s happening more frequently than not. And most importantly, I’m a fan of the way growth takes place in media that’s planned out. That’s why when my friends over at Terra Incognita Productions announced the start of their series, The Ghostlight, I knew we were in for something special. Also, this is coming from someone who’s not a fan of horror or anything that could potentially freak me out, I could vouch for it working for those faint at heart. (Plus, even for those who aren’t a fan of said genre, the Twilight Zone is universally appreciated for the riveting tales it told. Am I right or am I right?) The Ghostlight is a creative gem, a collaborative effort where each episode is uniquely intriguing. My only complaint? They should be longer, but I mean, fine — I get it, they’re meant to be short stories.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching NBC’s Timeless

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If there was ever a series today more appropriately titled to convey its value,  it’s Timeless because that’s what this show has been from its very first episode, which is a rare treat in and of itself. I expected to like Timeless sure, but sixteen episodes later I didn’t expect to call it the best thing on network television. I didn’t expect to rally everyone I know to watch it because it’s that great and worthy of such praise. But here I am, I’ve done my part to tell everyone I know in person, and I’m now here to convince you, internet. Also, I can vouch not every TV show I watch, no matter how great is for everyone, but sometimes, just sometimes, if you could find at least three reasons to cling onto something then who knows what it could do for you. So without further ado, here are 10 reasons why Timeless is the show we should all be watching.

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Gun Control | The Christian Perspective

Silence often makes things worse, and today, we can no longer afford it. For so long this website has been focused solely on entertainment, and we’ve made the conscious effort to keep religion and politics at minimal discussion in order not to stir up any controversy. And I’ll be honest in admitting of the fact that I was personally hesitant to write this because I’d be bombarded with hateful comments. But my minuscule fear of backlash is absolutely nothing in comparison to the fear kids and parents must be facing today — or anyone who’s the victim of gun point because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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This is Us 2×14 “Super Bowl Sunday” and 2×15 “The Car”

To Jack Pearson | Part II and III

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Jack Pearson is a superhero — and sometimes, the superhero dies in the end, and though he is gone, the superhero’s story lives on, the superhero’s legacy paves the road for what’ll lie ahead. The people the superhero leaves behind learn of the fact that in being themselves, they played a vast role in giving him the powers he’s had. And that’s not to undermine the superhero, but rather, it’s intended to highlight a kind of greatness, which showcases that all-consuming, immaculate adoration has great power to inspire human beings to be the very best versions of themselves. Jack Pearson is in all of them — because they are him. They are the reason he’s chosen to lead the kind of heroic life, where unbeknownst to him, to everyone, he’s consistently done everything in his power to protect those whose love tirelessly fueled him. Therefore, when a hero like that leaves this world, all that remains is strength, perseverance, and profoundly comforting wistfulness.

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This is Us 2×13 “That’ll Be the Day”

To Jack Pearson | Part I

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We’re always told that life is precious — a gift, in fact. We’re told to live each moment as though it’s our last because we could never be certain of what tomorrow will bring, or if it’ll even come at all. But as human beings, for the most part, we’re incapable of grasping this to a full degree. We knew Jack Pearson’s life was tragically cut short, and we knew that each of the kids harbored their trauma differently, but what we didn’t know is that it occurred at a time where teenage phases get the best of us. I’m no doctor or psychologist, so the amount of research I could do on the matter wouldn’t be qualified coming from someone with an English degree. . .but we all go through a certain phase when we’re younger where we prefer to spend our time with our friends or our significant others at the time. And the tragedy is that there’s nothing malicious about the intention, but when something as horrifying as this fire occurs, everything changes — guilt takes over.

And that’s the thing about life, every moment matters whether we’re able to get another or not. It’s authentication of the fact that while there’s a great number of things we cannot control in this world, we can control how we treat one another. We can control how much time we spend with a person. We can control how long we go without apologizing or atoning for our mistakes. We can control how often we tell people we love them.

These next two episodes are special ones, and as you’ll notice, I’ll be branching out to discuss the episodes in their entirety as opposed to choosing just three moments. We’ll resume our usual structure for episode 15.

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A Year of Changes Welcome to Marvelous Geek Circles: The New Chapter

As you all may have noticed by now, our initials say something they didn’t before — something we thought of for a very long time before finally making the decision. And I realize that I never properly paid homage to that so here we are, in the new year, ready to reintroduce ourselves. First and foremost, thank you. Thank you for sticking with us in the midst of all the changes and thank you for joining in whenever you have or whenever you will. Thank you for the kindness and the wonderful feedback, I could never find the right words to showcase my gratitude. And thank you for challenging our opinions with your constructive criticism, it’s made us better.

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This is Us 2×12 “Clooney”

Big Three Moments of the Week

Sometimes, I hate this show. I really do. And by that I mean, I don’t actually hate it. However, it frustrates me. It makes me want to claw my eyes out and then two seconds later it makes me want to cry, but basically, the emotional rollercoaster always ends up being something I want to talk about, thereby, here we are. “Clooney” was something alright, and I believe, for the most part, it served as the perfect reminder of the fact that as human beings, we need to ask questions — as opposed to assuming, asking the right questions generally makes life bearable and better.

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This is Us 2×11 “The Fifth Wheel”

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Welcome back to the first review of the year, and I hope 2018 is treating you all beautifully so far. I debated changing up the structure for this review because I had an enormous issue with this episode that I wanted to single out, but for whatever reason, I decided against it. However, here’s the thing, in my honest opinion, “The Fifth Wheel” could have been perfect — it could have been one of the best episodes in not only This is Us history, but in the general TV verse. And that was far from the case — perhaps, I’m wrong in my analogy, perhaps, I’m right, but I’ve never once felt this uncomfortable watching a therapy session before. On the bright side, the idea, or more so the fact that we all view life through a different set of glasses could not be more true, and I appreciated the series for reminding us of this.

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2017 Year-End Reviews: 17 Little Gems

They are the scenes we watch over and over again — the scenes we can never seem to get enough of, and the scenes we remember for years to come. The Little Gems category was started last year for the moments that effortlessly became my favorites — the moments, which I found myself being moved by the most. While it was a little tough to choose them this year, we managed. And without further ado, our final installment of article for the year of 2017, our 17 favorite little gems.

Also, be sure to check out our Series of the Year | Stranger Things article, as the number one performances, characters, relationships, and moments are all featured there first. They deserved their own special tribute.

Best for last, don’t forget to check out what Heather (TV Examined) and Katie (Nerdy Girl Notes) had to say about their favorites this year. The best part of our year-end reviews is sharing them with such incredible, perfectly gifted writers — always managing to convince me to watch whatever it is they’re writing about.

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2017 Year-End Reviews: 10 Relationships

The story of Adam and Eve is probably one of my least favorites in the Bible; however, the factual idea behind it is something I could never let go of. It’s this idea that human beings aren’t designed to be alone. We aren’t meant to live alone — we are meant to interact, we are meant to grow, learn, laugh, cry, and love with other human beings who may either be just like us, or our complete opposites. And that’s why writing about relationships will always be my favorite topic as a writer — there’s something so marvelous and raw about the connections we have with other people — whether they’re platonic or romantic, they matter, and they shape us in ways we can never truly describe.

Also, be sure to check out our Series of the Year | Stranger Things article, as the number one performances, characters, relationships, and moments are all featured there first. They deserved their own special tribute. (There are a lot of things I appreciate about Stranger Things, but it’s the relationships, the pure, indescribable bonds that have profoundly resonated with me to core and have made me cry the happiest tears too many times. They’re now number one for me, of all time. Yes, of all time.)

As always, my beautiful, remarkably wise friends Katie (Nerdy Girl Notes) and Heather (TV Examined) have a number of phenomenal choices for their Best of 2017 reviews. Be sure to head on over there stat.

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