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  1. S03.E08: Upstairs/Downstairs

    Agreed - I'm loving the show in a way I didn't last year - part of it's the lack of Elektra, but it's also been really tight. No slack, all the characters are being used really well, and some of the set pieces have been magnificent.
  2. Show Spoilers and Book Talk

    Wow, I'm quite surprised they spoiled that, though as nodorothyparker says it may well be obvious to non-book readers just from narrative structure. Sigh. I am looking forward to this season - so many great moments - but not looking forward to the Roger/Jamie mixup and all that entails. Maybe they can sell it better than the book, because that was such a massive contrivance and sparked a whole subplot that I found frankly pretty boring (Young Ian parts aside, but even then I wasn't interested in his life with the Native Americans, just how it affected him and what skills/attitudes he came back with).
  3. S11.E02: The Ghost Monument

    Yeah the reminder of Grace was nice, and accurate. She would have loved the alien planet. When driving this afternoon some tattered cloth/plastic blew across the road in front of me and I tensed briefly, so those rag monsters had an affect on me after all!
  4. S11.E02: The Ghost Monument

    Yeah not a fan of the new Tardis either, but I'll get used to it. It is too dark though. Loved the theme tune/intro. Decent enough episode, glad no-one died after the body count last week. Cloth thingies were suitably creepy. Art Malik! I wonder if we'll see him again. Bit of a bludgeon over the head with the emphasis on teamwork, but a couple of funny moments e.g. the Audrey Hepburn (or Pythagoras) sunglasses, Ryan going all Call of Duty on the robots.
  5. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    Loved it. Jodie was perfect. The only mark I'd deduct was that it was fairly obvious that Grace wasn't going to make it. But they managed to make her a fleshed-out engaging figure in her short time and I genuinely shed a tear when she died. The companions I love too - the cast has enormous chemistry and it shows. If the writing can hold up, this is going to be a great season. (Also if you can get more Northern than throwing the salad from a kebab at an alien while drunk, I don't want to know what it is)
  6. The Thirteenth Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

    That's, frankly, complete nonsense. Sincerely, a hopeless female multi-tasker.
  7. As a half-Australian, Simone was definitely at least attempting an Australian accent, but it wandered between Australian and NZ and possibly South African. If that is the actress's real accent it's really, really odd, so I'm assuming it's not. I wish the producers had let the actress use her regular (British) accent, as the (sorry) awful attempt at an Aussie one was really distracting. There are so many Poms here (including me) that it's not like a British academic at an Australian university would be out of place. It's a shame as I love her character and hope she sticks around. Just lose the accent. (Disclaimer: I can't do an Australian accent either and I've lived here for sixteen years). I liked the season openers (mostly because of Michael's antics, and the doorman) but I hope it picks up. As others have said, we've seen the gang get together multiple times.
  8. Blind Items: Daredevil In The Media

    I'm looking forward to it, provided there's no Elektra.
  9. I was thinking more of actual active superheroes (so I personally wouldn't count Adams or Paltrow in the same way I didn't add Anthony Hopkins) but YMMV. If anything the ageism for the guys is that they have to be 30+ - the only younger actors I can think of are Tom Holland (21! I feel so old) and Ezra Miller (25).
  10. Replying in Mind Your Surroundings thread.
  11. Replying to Primal Slayer's News & Media post: Not disagreeing with you (both about wanting Kathryn and about them wanting a younger actress), but boy you've got to love some old-fashioned Hollywood sexism: Robert Downey Jr (53) Mark Ruffalo (50) Benedict Cumberbatch (41) Hugh Jackman (49) (Okay no longer plays Wolverine, but was doing so well into his forties) Michael Fassbender (41) Ben Affleck (45) Paul Rudd (49) Dave Bautista (49) Chadwick Boseman (40) Jeremy Renner (47) There's lots of big names who will be there before their franchises run out of steam too (the Chrises).
  12. Just got a press release about the movie. Definitely returning are Phryne and Jack (obviously), Dot and Aunt Prudence!
  13. Hap and Leonard in the Media

    Well, fuck. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hap-leonard-canceled-at-sundance-tv-1111922
  14. All Episodes Talk: The Odd Couple

    Agree about the ending - too abrupt and seemed to wreck the narrative. A shame because this was easily the best season, if incredibly hard to watch. Reynolds' death was satisfying if only because the character was so cardboard. What happened to Sneed? Did he die in the flood? I saw him clutching a wound (knee?) but nothing after that. I hope he made it - that was a badass shot to take out Reynolds while hit. There had better be a Season 4. I love this show.
  15. S01.E07: Nora Inu

    I assume Meth is short for Methusalah.