All posts by Troy A.

I like spending my days watching TV and typing about it into the abyss that is the internet. If it's on (what was formally known as) The Tube, and related to nerd culture, i'm all about it. If you want to tell me how wrong I am, feel free to hit me up @TheArnold_SoM on Twitter. Carpe Diem Kids

The CHIPS Trailer Could Easily Be Renamed Crotches: The Movie

Oh, You’re Raunchy. Got It.

We all knew this was coming with the success of the 21 Jump Street movies. Taking old cop shows that were terribly specific in plot and execution, and turning them on their head. Usually meaning turning up the adult content. It wasn’t a novel idea, there were Beverly Hillbillies and Brady Bunch movies and a slew of others taking different angles on their respective original properties. CHIPS, on the other hand, looks to be taking the exact same angle on their show as Jump Street. Your milage may vary.  Continue reading The CHIPS Trailer Could Easily Be Renamed Crotches: The Movie

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Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Undertaker And Shawn Michaels Return To RAW, Cena Puts His Stamp on Smackdown Live

An Arms Race

This Wrasslin’ State of Mined will be a little less blow by blow and a wee bit more the inner workings.  Sorry in advance, but the various paints that made up this last week of WWE content seemed more insular than ever, at a time when they were actually doing a great job of showing they were going the opposite direction leading up to the Royal Rumble. This week, instead of being a wrasslin’ show, WWE came off like a family drama that had wrasslers in it.  Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Undertaker And Shawn Michaels Return To RAW, Cena Puts His Stamp on Smackdown Live

Agents of SHIELD Review: “Broken Promises”

They Always Fight Back

When will scientists learn that making our lifelike robots smarter is only asking for them to buck against the life of subservience we’ve subjected them to. The Winter Finale for Agents of SHIELD , “Broken Promises” is running full force into the LMD(Life Model Decoy) Apocalypse they teased earlier in the season, and they’re not only aware of how well tread this material is, but of how they could put their own spin on it.  Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Review: “Broken Promises”

Wrasslin’ State of Mined: What’s Old Is New Again on RAW and Smackdown (01.04.2016)

Champagne for My Real Friends

Heeeey, we’re back! Yes, i’m using the royal we, since we’re all in this together people. How was your New Year, good I hope. The wrasslin’ world left 2016 strong and came into 2017 swinging  like a toddler with nunchucks. As did Lucha Underground and New Japan with Wrestle Kingdom 11. If you’re a fan of dramatic fisticuffs, then this is still a wonderful time to be alive. But let’s get things started with the big story, and that’s the end of a triumphant championship reign by on Mike “Miz” Mizanin.  Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: What’s Old Is New Again on RAW and Smackdown (01.04.2016)

The Flash Winter Finale Review: “The Present”

Feel The Rain On Your Skin

The Flash, heart and soul of the Arrowverse in my opinion, had been in a bit of a holding pattern this season. Certain story elements felt like retreads, while others felt largely inconsequential. Part of that is on the audience. I’d find myself getting bored of personal drama because it wasn’t addressing Flashpoint enough, then it would dawn on me that THAT was the point. Barry was trying to tie his life back together. Accepting any sense of normalcy he can get while catching small reminders that he altered space and time. The cross-over event addressed this more than Flash proper, but “The Present” brought it back to the forefront, in an episode so good, you almost forget that Mark Hamill basically makes a cameo as The Joker.
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Agents of SHIELD Winter Finale Review: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics”

The Killer In Me, Is The Killer In You

Agents of Shield came into season 4 touting a darker tone, thanks to a later start time, and some high expectations due to the introduction of the Ghost Rider. By the time we got to the winter finale, “Laws of Inferno Dynamics”, not only had they successfully melded the supernatural and sci-fi elements, but they’d also created a genuine connection between the audience and the newer characters. Ghosts and mad scientists hellbent on world domination and destruction will only get you so far. Good thing SHIELD had the story to back it up. Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Winter Finale Review: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics”

Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Sasha Banks Takes Back The Title, Roman Works His Way Into The Picture and Styles Sends a Message (11.30.16)

Bossin’ Up

A lot happened in the past two days of wrasslin’, so i’m pacing this on a scale of dopeness. And no, Sasha Banks merely winning the RAW Women’s Title, in and of itself, may not top the dopeness scale. Her bending Charlotte around that rail like a slap bracelet was hot fire. WWE spends so much time building to larger moments, specifically for PPV’s that this kind of outcome will always be a true shock. Doesn’t hurt that the match itself was probably one of their best ever.  Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Sasha Banks Takes Back The Title, Roman Works His Way Into The Picture and Styles Sends a Message (11.30.16)