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Evie Carnahan and the Subversive Feminism of The Mummy

"What is a place like me doing in a girl like this?"

The characters of The Mummy are wonderful, and none more so than Evie—the protagonist, heroine, and unapologetic nerd around whom the entire thing revolves.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “3” & “One Breath”

Two things: (1) I happened across Vertical Limit on telly yesterday, and I think I actually kind of miss Krycek? Where is that greasy-haired weasel and his curiously long eyelashes? (2) I watched a few episodes ahead. Expect flailing in future recaps, and not just cos Josh Lyman's in the next episode after these.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Duane Barry,” “Ascension”

I'm totally fine, everyone. This was just another day in X-Files land.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Blood,” “Sleepless”

I'm quite angry about this Krycek thing.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Little Green Men,” “The Host”

Let season 2 commence!

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I Totally Believe: The X-Files Newbie Thoughts on Season 1

I've put down the wine. It's all good. Tea now.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Born Again,” “Roland,” “The Erlenmeyer Flask”

[swallows wine]

So THAT WAS THE SEASON 1 FINALE, I write from my pile of feels.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Darkness Falls,” “Tooms”

From the woods of Washington state to the depths of the suburban shopping mall. Mulder and Scully must clock up some serious air miles.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Miracle Man,” “Shapes”

Oddly, there doesn't seem to have been much in the way of fallout from E.B.E. Hmm.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Young at Heart,” “E.B.E.”

You guys, it's all kicking off. E.B.E. has me tearing strips off the wall.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Gender Bender,” “Lazarus”

Hello friends! After a week's break (during which my nation did something truly wonderful), our The X-Files newbie recaps are back. This week we have one great, properly weird episode and one that played a little like a tamer Criminal Minds. Let's proceed.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Fire,” “Beyond the Sea”

Shipping feels remain activated.

Honestly, the less said about "Fire" the better, but "Beyond the Sea" makes up for it and then some so let's hurry and get to that.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Fallen Angel,” “Eve”

xfiles-640x425 (1)MULDER STOWS AWAY UNDER A MOVING VEHICLE TO GET INTO A CRASH SITE. WHAT WILL HE DO NEXT.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Ice,” “Space”

A thing that's not The Thing, and Mulder was a space nerd as a child. Whodathunkit.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Shadows,” “Ghost in the Machine”

This week, we have ghosts and HAL 9000, and Scully makes the same Poltergeist reference I did last week. Fab.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Conduit,” “The Jersey Devil”

In which the UFOs make a welcome return, and we get an almost pleasant episode about an urban myth not unlike something out of Supernatural.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: “Pilot,” “Deep Throat,” and “Squeeze”

Only 200-some odd episodes to go!

I managed to live through all the blissful highs of the '90s without watching this show - but all of that is about to change.

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