SummerSlam Weekend Recap

Two U-Haul boxes filled with all the physical junk I’m sure I don’t need in my life finally arrived on Friday, so this weekend was mostly made up of unpacking boxes, figuring out where all the frivolous crap I own could go, and hoping I can get rid of pretty much all of it before my next move. Still, there was some time for entertainment this weekend—primarily the weekend’s nine hours of WWE content.

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Marvel’s The Defenders (and other Netflix shows I need to watch)

Marvel’s The Defenders is now streaming on Netflix, meaning I’m once again reminded of all the other shows I’ve wanted to watch (and still want to watch in a lot of cases) and haven’t gotten around to for unknown reasons. I’m also reminded of the sequence of events that makes up my Netflix experience more often than not:

  1. Mindlessly scroll through categories
  2. Add too many shows and movies to my list
  3. Watch The Office (or Parks and Recreation or Friends)
  4. Forget about those new additions to my list
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 ad nauseum
  6. Delete tons of shows and movies from my list when it gets too overwhelming
  7. Start the whole process again

Pretty normal, right?

 

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GLOW Season One Review: A promising start

The first season of Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is, in terms of the actual wrestling portion of the show, just the beginning. It’s all build to the first show, which sets the stage for the work to come in the recently picked up second season of the show. But GLOW isn’t about the wrestling so much as it’s about the women behind the wrestling and the man running the project. That’s not to say the in-ring action isn’t good though—it is, especially considering the actors reportedly did most of the in-ring work themselves. It’s just that this is a show about people who happen to be wrestlers in a new promotion, with personal development and interpersonal relationships shining throughout the season.

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Pyre review: another all-time great for 2017

I’ve written about Supergiant’s Pyre a couple times—and that’s just counting the posts dedicated to it. I said on both occasions that Pyre is a special game and that I was loving my time with it. Both sentiments remain true after finishing the campaign. 2017 has already featured a game that quickly became one of my favorites of all time and another excellent game I still need to get back to (Horizon Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for those not clicking through), but Pyre holds its own among them.

Like both of those games, Pyre takes place in a post-apocalyptic style setting. That’s about the only thing it has in common with either game, though.

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Another August Weekend Recap

My wife and I spent a good chunk of the weekend looking at dogs and eventually adopting a little guy we named Groot. It turns out being on the move so much is a little counterproductive to consuming entertainment (shocker, I know), but you can click through the break to see what I managed to sneak in over the weekend.

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