Ani Bundel

Ani Bundel is an TV watching anglophilic pop culture fashion junkie with a penchant for snark. Hufflepuff 4eva.

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A Main Character Was Killed Off In 'Luke Cage' Season 2 & OMG, I Didn't See That Coming

Warning: Spoilers for Luke Cage Season 2 follow. Luke Cage Season 2 certainly had its share of deaths this season. Some were seriously gruesome, like the Bushmaster's beheadings to leave Mariah Stokes a warning. Some were downright horrific, like the…
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'Luke Cage' Season 2 Ends On A Dark Note & Fans Are Desperate For Season 3

Luke Cage Season 2 saved their biggest twist for the end of the season. All the way through the season, things seemed to be following the strict code of Marvel's on-screen rules. The good guy is always in the right, and if he's ever in the wrong, he …
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'Luke Cage' Season 2 Pays Tribute To This Late Actor & It's So, So Touching

Luke Cage Season 2 introduces a veritable pantheon of new characters, including John "Bushmaster" McIver and his whole clan, new police officers like Nandi in the station, and a new Stokes, in the form of Mariah's long-estranged daughter, Matilda. Bu…
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This Character In 'Luke Cage' Season 2 Met His Demise In The Most Ironic Way

One of the more delightful aspects of all the Netflix Marvel shows is how they remix and reinvent characters from the comic books. Antagonists from Daredevil are re-imagined for Jessica Jones to take on, characters from the Iron Fist comics like Hoga…
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These Characters Have A Shared History In 'Luke Cage' Season 2 & It Explains So Much

Luke Cage Season 2 is perhaps the first time a Netflix Marvel show had their second season turn out to be better than the first. Most of this has to do with the villains. Luke Cage's first villain, Cottonmouth, was a showstopper, but Diamondback real…
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'Luke Cage' Season 2 Shows Fan An Iconic Marvel Team-Up & Worlds Are Colliding

Luke Cage is no stranger to crossovers in the Netflix Marvel universe. He started out spending time on Jessica Jones Season 1 before moving to Harlem and his own spinoff. Then, he met Danny Rand and Matt Murdock during The Defenders. Heck, his girlfr…
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Refresh Your Memory On Scarfe Before Watching 'Luke Cage' Season 2

Luke Cage Season 1 was released nearly two years ago, at the end of September of 2016 on Netflix. Some of the characters have had adventures in the interim on The Defenders. Misty was one of those characters who crossed over, losing her arm in the pr…
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This New 'Luke Cage' Character May Not Be Who You Think He Is & Here's Why

Luke Cage Season 2 introduces a brand new antagonist to the pantheon of Netflix Marvel baddies: John "Bushmaster" McIver, a Jamaican immigrant who is here, as he puts it, to "take back his birthright," which he believes to be Harlem. But who is he re…
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This 'Daredevil' Character Makes An Appearance In 'Luke Cage' Season 2 & For Good Reason

Luke Cage isn't someone who plays by the rules or the law. He's a vigilante, much like Matt Murdock was as Daredevil in the opening series. The irony with Murdock was he was a lawyer, who spent his off time breaking the law. Cage isn't a lawyer, thou…
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This 'Iron Fist' Character Just Showed Up In 'Luke Cage' & She Plays A Vital Role

Though Luke Cage is a standalone series, now that all of Marvel's Defenders have met each other, some of them have formed fast friendships. And Luke isn't exactly a stranger to crossovers, either. He started out on Jessica Jones' first season as a lo…
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'Luke Cage' Fans Learn About A Major Part Of Luke's Life In Season 2 & OMG

Like most superheroes, Luke Cage was introduced as a character with little in the way of family ties. In Season 1, we learned his father, a preacher and upstanding citizen, had an illegitimate son Luke didn't know about. His parent also disowned him …
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These 'Luke Cage' Season 2 Easter Eggs Will Completely Blow Your Mind

One of the joys of "shared franchise universes" like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all of the in-house references and Easter eggs dotted throughout the plot for the hardcore fans to find. Between the comics, the movies, and the TV shows, Marvel's …
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These 'Westworld' Season 2 Finale Photos Give A Major Clue About William's Fate

Westworld's second season comes to an end this Sunday. Like last season at this time, there's a lot of unanswered questions and several fan theories in play as to how the final episode will bring everything together. But this year also gave fans the …
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'GOT' Season 8 Will Have "The Biggest Battle In TV History" & Literally No One Is Shocked

Game of Thrones is the most expensive series on television to make right now, but it wasn't always that way. The show had a big budget, but it was spent on the on-site locations in Croatia or Northern Ireland. When it came to things like giant battle…
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Here's The Actual Reason Handmaids Exist On 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The big question of The Handmaid's Tale, other than "will Offred ever escape to Canada," is "how did this happen?" How did Gilead rise? Yes, fans know Serena Joy wrote a book, The Sons of Jacob staged some terror attacks, and the American people didn…
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Here's When 'The Handmaid's Tale' Actually Takes Place, According To These TIny Clues

The Handmaid's Tale is the most disturbing dystopia currently on any media service. One might argue The Walking Dead is more violent, or Game of Thrones, but both of those shows have a nice thick blanket of fantasy between their reality and ours. The…
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This Theory About Aunt Lydia Could Change Everything In 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The Handmaid's Tale has spent much of Season 2 adding nuance to their "evil" characters. Serena Joy, for instance, has been given a surprisingly sympathetic edit this season, both in terms of being just as much a prisoner of her husband as Offred and…
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These Details About June's Life Before Gilead Will Wreck You

The Handmaid's Tale is a world set in the near future, with a past far too close to our present day for comfort. Before the rise of Gilead, there were all the comforts of our present day: iPhones, Starbucks, trendy restaurants with vegan and gluten-f…
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Here's Everything That's Leaving Netflix In July

It's that time of the month again when the countdown clock starts for Netflix's monthly movie turnover. Netflix may be pushing original films, but their fan base still has a division of viewers who watch movies and classic TV shows from it every mont…
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This Week's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Finally Has The Reunion We've Been Waiting For

One of the big themes this season of The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 has been motherhood. Viewers have been treated to all the types of fertility in the old America and Gilead. There was Moira's memory of being a surrogate to the Putnam family nearly lo…
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