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More Than A Little Cynical: Awesome Reads Inspired by Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

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Netflix‘s Stranger Things, will be returning for a second season on October 27th. Part sci-fi coming-of-age, part teenage horror, part conspiracy thriller set in the 1980s, Stranger Things has covered a lot of genres. But while everything seemed to wrap up nicely in last season’s finale, we know all too well that this is definitely not the case – and we can’t wait to see what happens next. For Chief Jim Hopper, we know that these events are not in any way what he expected when he returned home to Hawkins, Indiana. More than a little cynical, and with a house filled with cigarette smoke, beer cans, and prescription bottles, he certainly didn’t expect his late-to-work, early-to-leave policy to change, until the disappearance of Will…

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Fargo: The Best TV Show You Aren’t Watching

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It may have been easy to miss the Season 2 premiere of FX’s Fargo this past Monday. In a slew of other hotly anticipated autumn premieres over the past two weeks, like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Arrow, FX’s anthology series based on the Coen Brothers film of the same name may have snuck by unnoticed. However, a show as utterly flawless as Fargo deserves not only your weekly attention, but your love, your theorizing and every Emmy. Seriously, every single Emmy. There are a few special elements that set Fargo apart from its fall competition. For one, the simple, yet sharp, writing is so darkly hilarious that watching it actually makes you feel smarter. Secondly, there’s…

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