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  1. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    I also wonder how they will handle the part about Amma going with Camille, and discovering months later that it was her who was killing the girls. I thought that was one of the more twisted surprises in the book at the end, I kinda hope they do it that way...although I guess I can see them also have Camille discovering it right after Adora's arrested or something. Still, I think an extended epilogue sequence would work in the finale. Especially if they have it so that there seems to be no doubt at all for the audience of Adora's guilt, and then hit them with that at the end, after a few scenes of false resolution and calm. I can see it.
  2. The Middle in the Media

    So cool! Can spinoffs bring in regulars from the previous series? I always thought The Middle never mined enough out of Sue and Axl's relationship- of all the Hecks, I could see him being a presence on her show.
  3. Tom Hanks is so iconic in this movie. To this day I think it's one of this best performances and roles ever. Not just the "there's no crying in baseball" speech but what he says to Dottie at the end, "if it was easy everyone would do it- the hard is what makes it great." I always remember that one.
  4. S06.E13: Be Free

    Just finished it. I HATE Badison. Hate her. And not in a fun way, just in the way where I want her to be the one that dies and was so disappointed she didn't. God, that horrible voice! Of the new inmates, I enjoyed Carol and Barb as the season villains, and I like the way their story wrapped up. They also did a great job on casting young/old versions of them- I thought that was amusing. I also liked Daddy a lot. If we're going to have to see more of these new people, please let it be her and not Badison, for the love of god. Although, I can already tell what's going to happen- it's likely Alex vs Madison next season, I'm sure. I'm glad Piper's finally out of prison, it was starting to bother me how her 13 month sentence had somehow stretched into years, even though I know they basically threw out the timeline. I know they're going to follow her on the outside though. I'm expecting the next season to probably be a little more like Season 1, with more Piper focus, since they haven't followed anyone else on the outside that much (Aleida's been the only one, but that's a subplot- Piper will have a lot more screentime). I don't know how realistic it is that she'd end up waiting for Alex all those years though. I think what should happen is that she can use her memoir to publicize what happened and try to bring justice for Taystee. It's way past time to get rid of Daya. I can't believe they've kept her around this long. She's not likable or interesting, and at this point I think they should just end her story in tragedy and have her overdose. I thought her S1/S2 story with Bennett was good, but ever since then it's just been nothing.
  5. 2019 Awards Season

    I WISH they could figure this out and just go back the 10 nominees. The only objection to that was voters complaining they didn't want to fill out ten slots, and you know what, that objection should be ignored. That was before they expanded the voting membership, I'm sure the new people will have no trouble with it. It's a process that gave them exactly the kind of mix of films that they wanted- Black Panther would be guaranteed a slot on the list. Very likely so would Incredibles 2 (since Toy Story 3 and Up both got in when they had ten before). It's so simple.
  6. Spoilers and Spoiler Discussion

    She probably is. It has to be someone who's at least recurring for Todd Helbing to have mentioned it.
  7. 2019 Awards Season

    I agree. I almost wonder if they should call it Best Franchise Film, since that's clearly what ABC execs want it to be. I mean, if it was inhabited by movies like Hidden Figures, La La Land, Dunkirk, etc- movies that would make it into Best Picture anyway, but are clearly "popular," would that satisfy what they were looking for? I don't think so. They want movies that make over $300 million or something and the only ones that do that are franchise films (for the most part). Maybe hit comedies, of which there are few, but something like Bridesmaids, which was never going to get in to Best Picture. They have to do a lot of qualifying and defining what makes this "popular" movie to get what they want in there.
  8. 2019 Awards Season

    Yeah, this was apparently due to pressure from ABC to change the show and force the big movies in there because of the ratings drop. But I don't think adding a category like this is automatically going to make people want to watch. It feels like a second class category, a "fake" Oscar created to bring eyeballs to the show. But it's insulting for the movies, isn't it, to say hey you're popular but not "good" enough to win the real Best Picture prize. And what do they want, for it to be filled with all franchise movies or something? Do prestige hits like Dunkirk, La La Land or Hidden Figures not count as "popular," like you said? And how do they force that to happen? Black Panther COULD get nominated for Best Picture easily. If they went back to a flat ten nominees, I guarantee you that it would be (and probably so would Incredibles 2). In 2009-2010, they had a system of 10 nominees, and movies like The Blind Side, Toy Story 3, Inception, Up, etc were nominated alongside the smaller movies. It was a system that pretty much gave them exactly what they were looking for, a mix of popular and arthouse. Then apparently what happened was voters complained that it was too hard to fill out ten slots for Best Picture (oh please) and asked to go back to five. So they complied. Now the voters fill out five slots and they extrapolate from that to nominate the top vote getters, which vary from 7-9 nominees every year. But the big hits and the animated movies went away again when they reverted back to this system. So the solution here is pretty simple, in my opinion. Go back to the flat ten and tell the voters to suck it up. If you can't watch ten movies over a year you shouldn't be a voting member of the Academy.
  9. Spoilers and Spoiler Discussion

    I've seen it and I really don't think it's that bad? I don't know. It looks a little more comics accurate to me if anything.
  10. The Flash in the Media

    They do base a lot of this stuff on actor chemistry, especially with long running shows. For example, I think Iris and Felicity turning out to be a fun pair was because the actresses obviously hit it off and like each other, as you can tell from their social media postings. So the writers played to that for them.
  11. I agree with you. Sometimes I am interested, like last week about sexual harassment, or occasionally when he does a deep dive into European politics, because that's the only time I ever hear about what's happening in elections in other countries, but when it's something just random and not particularly relevant to recent news my attention drifts and my phone comes out.
  12. The Flash in the Media

    I guess that just means they like giving Cisco funny lines. I don't know why anyone would say Caitlin. I don't know why Caitlin is still on this show.
  13. S01.E10: Colony Collapse

    Their solo plots don't work though. The absolute best part of this show, the part that works, is when the two are together. So I'm really hoping the writers/producers picked up on that, and have them as a duo from now on. I mean, since the show's called Cloak & Dagger, I think that's what people are wanting to see (especially since they got lucky and their two leads are actually good together). I guarantee that the show will be much better overall if the two work as a pair from this point forward.
  14. Casual, Retired: The 4th and Final Season

    Ok, the finale made me cry. Like seriously, I almost started bawling when Alex and Valerie started crying and he didn't want to be away from her. To be honest, I'm surprised they had him go through with it. I don't think it makes much sense for him to just go live in Austin, I mean what's he going to do there? Rae's with Jeff, so he's just going to tag along? I don't get that, it's like they thought he had to move away from Val in order to move on with his life or something, but frankly, I preferred the message at the end of last season, where Val realizes there's no REAL reason why she and Alex can't live together. They're each other's soulmates. That would have been the message of the show that fit with the rest of the series, and it's something that I don't think I've ever seen stated in any other movie or show, and it made this one stand out. That sometimes, your sibling can be your actual soulmate. Aside from sex, Alex and Valerie basically completed each other as people and that was always the underlying theme of the show to me. It was very moving.
  15. Spoilers and Spoiler Discussion

    Yawn. I couldn't possibly care less about Caitlin or anything that happens to Caitlin at this point. To be honest, I think it's time for her to leave the show. There's nothing else to do with her, there's no way to make that character interesting.