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Tamar Altebarmakian

Writer, fangirl, and cat-enthusiast. My work has appeared on The Mary Sue, The Portland Review, Ranker, and other websites. My favorite show growing up was Xena: Warrior Princess - I have tried to emulate her in every way (see current hairstyle). My most recent obsession is nerdy DIY. I've made everything from personalized Buffy stakes to weeping angels to a replica of The Book of the Dead from The Mummy films. One of my life's goals is to be the person who says, “Previously, on (insert name of current favorite television show here).”

‘Star Wars Rebels’ recap 3×16: Sabine’s eventful family reunion

Star Wars Rebels recap: Season 3, Episode 16, “Legacy of Mandalore,” Aired Feb. 18, 2016 After a short four-week break, Rebels is back! As the producer, Dave Filoni promised months ago, we’re delving more and more into Sabine’s backstory, as well as what’s going on with the Mandalorians. Let’s check out some of the episode’s […]

6 great British period dramas you might have missed

If you’ve watched all of Downton Abbey and are looking for some great and relatively recent British period dramas to satisfy those costume drama cravings, you’ve come to the right place! Here are six British period dramas to help you escape your worries and stress. Poldark Based on a set of historical fiction novels, Poldark […]

‘Doctor Who’: 8 actors who would be perfect as the next Doctor

The long-dreaded moment has come – Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who, and as expected, the first thing everyone wants to know is who will play the next Doctor. Each time an incarnation of the Doctor hangs up his sonic screwdriver, fans protest. Even if the current Doctor isn’t your Doctor, you still spend years […]

6 Sherlock Holmes adaptations to watch now that ‘Sherlock’ is over

Now that Sherlock is probably over for good (or at least won’t be coming back for a while), here are some Sherlock Holmes adaptations to satisfy those Sherlock cravings. Elementary While Sherlock has received its share of criticism for its mishandling of its female characters and a striking lack of diversity, Elementary excels on both […]

‘Sherlock’ Review: 4×03 “The Final Problem”

Sherlock review: Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem,” Aired Jan. 15, 2016 Major spoilers ahead! I remember watching the first episode of Sherlock a few weeks after its release. The show wasn’t available in the States even though it had been out in England for a while, but a friend managed to find a […]

‘Sherlock’ Review: 4×02 “The Lying Detective”

Sherlock review: Season 4, Episode 2, “The Lying Detective,” Aired Jan. 8, 2016 Major spoilers ahead! Usually, the second episode of each season of Sherlock is when everyone takes a breather. The pacing is a little slower and the threat a little smaller. That’s not the case with “The Lying Detective.” This season is like […]

‘Sherlock’ review: 4×01 “The Six Thatchers”

Sherlock review: Season 4, Episode 1, “The Six Thatchers,” Aired Jan. 1, 2016 MAJOR spoilers below! The latest episode of Sherlock, “The Six Thatchers,” is titled after the Arthur Conan Doyle story, “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons” in which Lestrade calls on Holmes to help him figure out why a man is hunting down […]

Here’s what we can expect from ‘Sherlock’ Season 4

It’s been almost three years since the last season of Sherlock and one year since the Christmas special, but Sherlock Season 4 is finally here! Here’s what to expect from the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Possible spoilers below! It’ll be dark One thing that is made apparent by the trailers is […]

Best moments from the 2016 ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special

Doctor Who Christmas special: Season 9, Episode 14, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” Aired Dec. 25, 2016 A whole year has passed since we’ve had a new episode of Doctor Who, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow up to last year’s special, “The Husbands of River Song.” The 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special, […]

Ranking the best ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas specials

Nearly eleven years ago, we were treated with the first Doctor Who Christmas special with the episode “The Christmas Invasion.” Now, Doctor Who fans eagerly wait for the holiday season to celebrate the Yuletide with the Doctor. So, which of the Christmas episodes are the the best Doctor Who Christmas specials? Read our ranking to […]

12 perfect ‘Doctor Who’ gifts for the Whovian in your life

Looking for Doctor Who gifts for the Whovian in your life? We’ve got you covered. These Doctor Who gifts are sure to please the Time Lord, Time Lady or variations thereupon in your life. Allons-y! 1. Her Universe TARDIS dress – $24 – $40 Your Doctor Who fan can travel through space and time (and holiday parties) while sporting this […]

10 perfect gifts for every ‘Sherlock’ fan

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the Sherlock fan in your life? These Sherlock gifts are sure to impress every aspiring detective. 1. Sherlock Funko figures — $110 Whether your Sherlock fan prefers the calm and dependable John Watson or the brilliant and frenetic Sherlock, Funko has got you covered.   2. The New Annotated […]

10 surefire ways you know you’re a ‘Sherlock’ fan

How big of a Sherlock fan are you? Maybe you recorded a metal cover of the show’s theme song, or maybe you regularly spend hours scrolling through the martin-freeman-is-a-hedgehog tag on tumblr. Maybe you bought your significant other Sherlock’s Purple Shirt of Sex because that shirt is a gift from the gods. However your Sherlock […]