September is almost over, so you know what that means. Academic Exiles is finally ready to post our list of the best songs of August! See you on Halloween, when we’re finally ready to talk about this month. WORST “Hit” by Seventeen S: Whatever “hit sound” is, it isn’t for me. To be fair, I... Continue Reading →
Every time you turn around there’s a K-pop act debuting or coming back, and it’s pretty much impossible to keep up. But dammit, we here at the Academic Exiles try our hardest, consuming just about every new music video we come across. Knowing that busier (and probably saner) people don’t have time to obsess over... Continue Reading →
The BTS Mattel dolls are upon us … or nearly. I guess some people have already gotten theirs, but if you ordered from Amazon and some other retailers in the U.S., they’ll start arriving today. This may shock people who read my original reaction to the designs, but I didn’t immediately place an order when... Continue Reading →
After playing our Stranger Things drinking game, you'll feel so turnt that you'll think you're in the Upside Down.
Need something a little lighter to binge after finishing Game of Thrones? We review three Netflix shows with 15-minute episodes: Special, Bonding and I Think You Should Leave.
Get ready to party with some blood-sucking flatmates! It's the drinking game for the movie What We Do In The Shadows.
Don't want Endgame spoilers? Don't read this. Avengers: Endgame arrived last week, and we liked it! The movie is three hours, and while it is insanely well-paced, it is still an exhausting experience. Amanda saw it on a Tuesday and woke up on Wednesday thinking it was Monday. I also saw it on a Tuesday,... Continue Reading →
Last year, I made a list of death predictions for Avengers: Infinity War. With Endgame upon us, I thought I would do something different. Sure, I could guess who is coming back from The Snap™ (everyone), who is staying dead (Loki) and who else will die (Thanos, duh), but where’s the fun in that? Also,... Continue Reading →
There be spoilers ahead… It’s been a pretty rough couple of months for K-pop fans. We had to deal with some gut-wrenching revelations about popular idols. Plus, the days spent worrying our favs may be the next revealed as stupid, misogynistic man-babies were nerve-wracking. So with our guts and nerves thoroughly wrenched and wracked, what... Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, Mattel released images for its upcoming line of BTS-inspired dolls. Decked out in their “Idol” garb the boys look … unique. Okay, reactions have not been super positive. I myself was initially unable to look past their wild manes of plasticy hair, and Amanda immediately called them nightmare fuel. But the longer... Continue Reading →