WandaVision Recap: Therapist Says What? (Episode 8)

Agatha takes Wanda to therapy, and the show essentially takes its viewers to therapy, as well.

The Utopian Peccadilloes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

The darker subtexts of Star Trek: Lower Decks point to the reality that, in a very real and metaphysical sense, there are no “little” sins.

WandaVision Recap: Shocking and Fantastic (Episode 7)

Wanda is no longer the picket fence housewife performing community magic shows. No. She’s the pajama-clad matriarch who knows her life is a mess.

A Call to Bear Witness: Watching Russian Doll in the Time of COVID

Russian Doll speaks to the isolation and surreality of our pandemic moment.

WandaVision Recap: Unleash Hell, Demon Spawn! (Episode 6)

Pietro doesn’t mind if he leads Wanda back to the moral question of Westview, so long as she never acts on it. 

WandaVision Recap: Growing Pains (Episode 5)

If Wanda really is in control, then that means she’s more powerful than we’ve ever realized.

Lost and Found: The Tie that Binds (WandaVision to the MCU)

What is the thematic consistency that binds together all the stories of the MCU?

1980 vs. 2020: Anxiety We Have Heard on High

Comparing 1980 and 2020 reveals how pop culture dramatizes our anxieties.

WandaVision Recap: What the Blip! (Episode 4)

This week’s WandaVision takes us back to MCU’s most iconic event: Back when Bruce Banner un-Blipped every Blipped being back to their bereaved baes.

Longing for Mercy: Cobra Kai and the Meaning of Christmas

Cobra Kai’s lack of mercy on display makes us look for a different way, which the Christmas tradition provides. Christmas is all about mercy.

WandaVision Recap: Whatever Happened Happened (Episode 3)

Whatever is happening, the world as I tend to frame it is far too small; my conception of it, too limiting.

Nature Is Healing: All Creatures Great and Small

What James Herriot did as a vet—and what he does as a storyteller—he shows us the healing nature of healing nature.

WandaVision Recap: A Grief Observed (Episodes 1 & 2)

WandaVision is zany and funny and nostalgic, with occasional bursts of creepiness and dread.

TV Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite TV shows from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

How the Muppets Helped Me Contemplate My Mortality This Christmas

Just as Scrooge re-evaluates his life and actions when he comes face-to-face with his tombstone, so too does the tradition of memento mori ask us to evaluate our lives in light of eternity.

The Mandalorian Recap: I Am Your Father (Season 2, Episode 8)

In the untrained hands of one so powerful as Grogu, the Force is a recipe for calamity.