Mark Watches ‘His Dark Materials’ Liveblog – S01E04 – Armour

Hello, friends! Welcome to the fourth of EIGHT public liveblogs as I watch His Dark Materials for the first time! All of these are available to everyone, and I’m so thrilled that I can bring some liveblogs back to entertain us while the vast majority of us are stuck indoors.

Today’s liveblog for “Armour” begins today at 2:00pm Eastern time. If you’ve not participated in a liveblog, it’s very simple: At the appointed time, we all start our copies of the episode, and then use the comments below to PARTY ON. Please use rot13 to hide any spoilers for discussion of future episodes, since some of us will be watching this for the first time. Just refresh the page to see new comments!

Please see the full schedule for season one; you can also suggest future liveblogs here.

LET’S GO.

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Mark Watches ‘Monster’: Episode 66 – Welcome Home

In the sixty-sixth episode of Monster, Johan welcomes Nina home, and truths are revealed. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Monster. Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘His Dark Materials’ Liveblog – S01E03 – The Spies

Hello, friends! Welcome to the third of EIGHT public liveblogs as I watch His Dark Materials for the first time! All of these are available to everyone, and I’m so thrilled that I can bring some liveblogs back to entertain us while the vast majority of us are stuck indoors.

Today’s liveblog for “The Spies” begins today at 2:00pm Eastern time. If you’ve not participated in a liveblog, it’s very simple: At the appointed time, we all start our copies of the episode, and then use the comments below to PARTY ON. Please use rot13 to hide any spoilers for discussion of future episodes, since some of us will be watching this for the first time. Just refresh the page to see new comments!

Please see the full schedule for season one; you can also suggest future liveblogs here.

LET’S GO.

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Mark Watches ‘His Dark Materials’ Liveblog – S01E02 – The Idea of North

Hello, friends! Welcome to the second of EIGHT public liveblogs as I watch His Dark Materials for the first time! All of these are available to everyone, and I’m so thrilled that I can bring some liveblogs back to entertain us while the vast majority of us are stuck indoors.

Today’s liveblog for “The Idea of North” begins today at 2:00pm Eastern time. If you’ve not participated in a liveblog, it’s very simple: At the appointed time, we all start our copies of the episode, and then use the comments below to PARTY ON. Please use rot13 to hide any spoilers for discussion of future episodes, since some of us will be watching this for the first time. Just refresh the page to see new comments!

Please see the full schedule for season one; you can also suggest future liveblogs here.

LET’S GO.

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Mark Watches ‘Monster’: Episode 65 – Johan’s Footprints

In the sixty-fifth episode of Monster, Tenma ponders whether or not to stop the cycle of revenge; Eva learns the truth of the mysterious disciple of Johan. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Monster.  Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘His Dark Materials’ Liveblog – S01E01 – Lyra’s Jordan

Hello, friends! Welcome to the first of EIGHT public liveblogs as I watch His Dark Materials for the first time! All of these are available to everyone, and I’m so thrilled that I can bring some liveblogs back to entertain us while the vast majority of us are stuck indoors.

Today’s liveblog for “Lyra’s Jordan” begins today at 2:00pm Eastern time. If you’ve not participated in a liveblog, it’s very simple: At the appointed time, we all start our copies of the episode, and then use the comments below to PARTY ON. Please use rot13 to hide any spoilers for discussion of future episodes, since some of us will be watching this for the first time. Just refresh the page to see new comments!

Please see the full schedule for season one; you can also suggest future liveblogs here.

LET’S GO. I’m so excited to finally watch this!!!

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Mark Watches ‘Monster’: Episode 64 – The Baby’s Depression

In the sixth-fourth episode of Monster, I am now bracing myself for having my soul torn from my body in every remaining episode. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Monster. Continue reading

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Mark Watches ‘Monster’: Episode 63 – Unrelated Murders

In the sixty-third episode of Monster, THIS IS TOO MUCH. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Monster.  Continue reading

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Announcing the Mark Watches ‘His Dark Materials’ liveblog series!

Hello, friends! Odds are, the vast majority of you are now dealing with our society shutting down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am now fully working from home as well in isolation to do my part not to catch or spread this virus, and I realized that we are all gonna get bored as SHIT pretty quickly.

Over on Patreon, I am hosting a Patrons-only liveblog tomorrow for Jupiter Ascending, the first of a number of Patrons-only liveblogs. But I wanted to do a number of public ones as well, and the lovely DaveCFilmGeek gave me the brilliant idea to finally sit down and watch the recent His Dark Materials adaptation for an ongoing liveblog.

All of these liveblogs will happen here on Mark Watches at 2:00pm Eastern time according to the schedule below. Please consult a world clock for the time it will happen in your time zone! There will be a post for each liveblog that will go up an hour before the start of the liveblog to explain the rules for them. But basically? At the set time, we all start the respective episode, and we use the comment section below to have a party. ROT13 will still be required for spoilers, especially since I’ve not seen the series.

Here’s the schedule I am planning:

March 18 – Episode 1
March 20 – Episode 2
March 22 – Episode 3
March 24 – Episode 4
March 26 – Episode 5
March 28 – Episode 6
March 30 – Episode 7
April 1 – Episode 8

All liveblogs are open to the public and free! Only the Patreon liveblogs require a patronage at any level.

The point of these is twofold: one, I hope it entertains us all amidst what amounts to a pretty terrifying crisis. I think we’ll all need the distraction. Two: I HAVE WAITED TO WATCH THESE EPISODES FOR TOO LONG AND I NEED IT BADLY.

I’ve left the post open for suggestions for future liveblogs, as I expect this shutdown to last a month at the very least. Please suggest away! Otherwise: see y’all very soon. I’m so excited I finally get to watch this with all of you.

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Mark Watches ‘Monster’: Episode 62 – A Pleasant Dinner Table

In the sixty-second episode of Monster, Tenma seeks out Capek, only to make a connection with someone else who has a similarly shocking secret. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to watch Monster.  Continue reading

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