The Weekly Read – Nov 28th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Person of Interest was too smart, Sidekick, and a Stars Hollow tour.

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1. Person Of Interest Was Anti-Prestige TV And Too Smart For Primetime | Concourse
“First, let me tell you what Person of Interest is. Person of Interest is the inverse of Game of Thrones. For every shock death from the HBO’s version of George R.R. Martin’s book series, it had Kevin Chapman getting maced by a model and beaten up with a handbag. For every Game of Thrones setpiece that sent 49 bloggers into an ejaculatory frenzy over the ambiguous motives and bloodlines of royals, Person of Interest had a scene where Jim Caviezel kicks seven shades of shit out of the cardboard archetype of a bad person. It’s weird watching Jesus throttle people, but you know what, we’re all going to Hell anyway.”

Warning! Contains spoilers to Person of Interest but if you needed something to push you into watching the show, why not give it a cautious read.

2. Sarah Glidden Discusses Rolling Blackouts, Comics Journalism | Boston Magazine
“Half memoir, half reported piece, it depicts in a series of hand-drawn panels the two months in 2010 she spent with journalist friends interviewing refugees of the Iraq war in Syria and other areas in the Middle East. They were there to gather stories for their journalism nonprofit, and she was there to learn about what it’s like to report those kinds of stories. It was, as she freely admits, a complicated situation.”

Out now, visit your local comic shop.

3. Why Steven Yeun’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ cover is such a huge deal | Fusion
“This week, in light of the brutal torture porn that was the Walking Dead season premiere, Entertainment Weekly is featuring Steven Yeun as its cover star. Makes sense—he has portrayed one of the show’s most beloved characters, and (SPOILER ALERT) it’s a pretty big deal that after six season’s he’s finally leaving the show. But his cover is a little groundbreaking in itself.”

Representation matters.

4. Arrow and The Flash stars team for superhero short film Sidekick | EW
“As a member of the camera crew on The Flash, Jeff Cassidy knows some people in high places. The filmmaker was able to enlist Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow, Tom Cavanagh from The Flash, and Josh Dallas from Once Upon a Time to star in “Sidekick,” his 15-minute short film about a father who weaves a superhero tale for his son.”

No need for introductions, give it a watch.

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5. How Important Are Directors to Marvel Movies? | Heat Vision
“It’s not only that Marvel’s movies share an aesthetic so that the different installments don’t just become consistent, but virtually interchangeable — it’s that, as of Ant-Man, Marvel has literally made their products interchangeable. The post-credit sequence of Ant-Man, after all, was actually part of Captain America: Civil War that was imported into the former movie at the last minute in order to remind viewers that Ant-Man was definitely, 100 percent, connected to all those other Marvel movies that they knew and loved.”

Do you think Marvel movies, as fun as they are, lose their individuality?

6. I Spent a Weekend in Stars Hollow with Thousands of Obsessive Gilmore Girls Fans | Broadly
“A fan festival would be held in Washington, Connecticut, the real-life town that famously served as inspiration for the fictional Stars Hollow. The excited masses acted quickly, and tickets, which ranged in price from $175 for general admission to $250 for VIP access, sold out within the first hour.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is on Netflix now.

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