The Kite and the Line: Marriage and Mental Illness in The Haunting of Hill House

However you choose to interpret The Haunting of Hill House—supernatural, psychological, or somewhere in between—one thing is certain: there is something terribly wrong with Olivia Crain. Ghost stories aside, Olivia’s descent into madness and the ripple effect that has on her husband and children are the heart of the series. At 25YL we have previously …

Choose Stefan’s Adventure! Black Mirror: Bandersnatch puts the viewer in the story

Bandersnatch is an impressive piece of work. As a child, I loved to read Choose Your Own Adventure books. I can’t recall any particular titles I enjoyed, and certainly none of them were as elaborate as the titular book Stefan sets out to base a video game on; they were rather all thin little books …

Favorites: Top Five Episodes of Black Mirror (S1-S4)

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we've got it. "Favorites" takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites---whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!---in bite-sized articles perfect …

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: “A Midwinter’s Tale”

Keep your Yule logs lit as we delve into both the welcome and unwelcome guests, and their related Christmas/Yule/Solstice folklore, who visit Sabrina (Kiernan Chipka) and her family and friends over several nights leading to the longest night of the year in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina holiday special, "A Midwinter's Tale". I’ve always been …