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Video: Twin Peaks Part 7 Review

Here’s my review and analysis of Twin Peaks: The Return part 7! We learned a little more about Diane played by the incomparable Laura Dern, and her sordid, dark history with Evil Cooper. Hawk talks about the missing pages from Laura Palmer’s diary. We learn a couple things about the decapitated corpse of (possibly) General Garland Briggs. Then we have the unnerving blackmail scene between Evil Cooper and the Warden. So much to discuss…always so much.

Roseanne Was One Of The Best Family Shows Of All Time

Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert are ready to go with the revival of the popular sitcom Roseanne. It may or may not end up on either broadcast networks or streaming services, they’re currently shopping around. I wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix or Amazon snatch it up. The original Roseanne ran for nine seasons on ABC, so another possible home is it coming back to where it all started.

The show was widely praised for shining a light on the working class American families of the time.

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The series saw the Conner family try to eek out a living in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. You might know one of the cast member since they’re on the popular TV show Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki who played David on Roseanne. Sara Chalke also starred in an immensely popular comedy sitcom by the name of Scrubs. The show and cast received numerous awards ranging from Emmys to Golden Globes. Roseanne herself won a Golden Globe and an Emmy from this long running sitcom.

The trend of reviving old shows is on the rise. We’ve had Prison Break start airing on Fox in April. Last year Netflix debuted the continuation of Gilmore Girls to give the fans some closure, with more episodes possibly on the way. X-Files, Fuller House, and Twin Peaks are all on the way to either starting or continuing on with more episodes. And if you’re interested in Twin Peaks, we have some new set photos up!

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I for one am excited for Roseanne to be back in some form. The family dynamic was one of the most real-to-life adaptations in my book. I just miss Dan and Roseanne most of all.

What was your favorite sitcom of the 90’s? Do you think this trend in revivals is a good thing, or a bad one? Let me know in the comments below!

Introducing New? Nintendo 2DS XL… Oh Boy.

Nintendo has given up on the 3D ideals that launched their original Nintendo 3DS. The New Nintendo 2DS XL features all the glitz and the glam of their previous NEW Nintendo 3DS XL except for one major component, the 3D.

Although I must say this new sleek design does appeal a lot to me. It practically looks like they slapped an iPhone to the top of this thing. They’ve done away with making it more “little kid friendly”. The first 2DS was built like a brick that could withstand a couple of late night tosses to the ground when things didn’t go your way, like when you you lost a character in Fire Emblem: Awakening.

If I were to run a poll right now on how many of you actually use the 3D functions of your 3DS, most of you would probably say “never use it”. The 2Ds was up for a new iteration since the original didn’t have the c-nibblet for enhanced control of your camera in games like Monster Hunter: Generations

I feel like this revision to the hardware is a last breath for the line of 3DS/2DS consoles. We have the Nintendo Switch going forward, so as to not eat their own tail Nintendo might want to make a few more quick bucks before bucking this aging system.

The 3DS has some of the best games in Nintendo’s combined library to date. I still love playing Lugi’s Mansion Dark Moon and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Although, I’m looking forward to playing on my Nintendo Switch far more.

I will say this, the console market could keep this system going due to it being smaller than the Nintendo Switch, but I’m hoping for new innovation in the handheld space which I believe the Nintendo Switch provides at this point.

Who’s interested in buying the New Nintendo 2DS XL? Who bought the old one just recently and now regrets it? Let me know in the comments below!

If you’ve enjoyed this article then you should have a gander at my Severed review!  And see why I believe Nintendo’s Arms is a game changer for the Nintendo Switch.

American Gods Premiering April 30th

The televised adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods premieres this Sunday on Starz. The best-selling novel follows the story of Shadow Moon, a former convict that’s fallen into the role of bodyguard to the suspicious, and mysterious Mr. Wednesday.

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The upcoming television series was helmed and adapted by by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green with Gaiman as an executive producer. The series is definitely one of the years most hyped. Gaiman is bringing his enthusiastic, loyal fanbase to Starz where the show will premiere April 30th.

The first season will only contain 8 episodes, but Gaiman has planed for two more if the show succeeds. The first season will follow the first third of the novel where as the second will follow the Lakeside section of the novel. Which, for those who have read American Gods knows is a very large, eventful piece of the novel.

The first season episode names are as follows:

  1. The Bone Orchard
  2. The Secret of Spoons
  3. Head Full of Snow
  4. Git Gone
  5. Lemon Scented You
  6. A Murder of Gods
  7. A Prayer for Mad Sweeney
  8. Come to Jesus

Stay tuned to Nerd Hall after the premiere for a complete review, and analysis of the first episode.

Goldblum Is BACK For Jurassic World 2.

Dr. Ian Malcolm will return to the realm of dinosaurs in the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World. Jeff Goldblum has signed onto the film, but it’s currently unclear how big his role will actually be. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning as our rapturous leads, and will most likely be subject to one of Malcom’s philosophical, spiritual rambles. It’s possible that the might even be treated to a Laura Dern hand waterfall, if they’re so lucky.

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Jurassic World 2 is set to be released June 22, 2018

New Twin Peaks Set Photos

Entertainment Weekly has released a never before seen set of photos from the very secretive set of Twin Peaks. This is our first look at many of the refunding favorites such as Hawk, Andy and Lucy, Shelly and Norma, Gordon Cole and Albert Rosenfield, Denise Bryson, and James Hurley. Let the speculation begin! Entertainment Weekly also released three new, exclusive covers featuring even more familiar faces.

The new season of Twin Peaks is set to premiere on Showtime May 21st 2017.