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  1. S04.E09: Elseworlds Part III (2018.12.11)

    I was a bit chastened by the Mod warning and so didn't bring this up but it annoyed me no end across all three parts. Not only does everyone rag on Oliver but they constantly compare Barry/Iris to Oliver/Felicity with Barry/Iris being the superior relationship too.
  2. S11.E06: Kitten

    Cool. Sometimes people spray things out of planes. That does not a chemtrail conspiracy make. Especially since nobody can decide WTF these "chemtrails" are supposedly doing - other than both causing AND fighting global warming. Also, I might strangle somebody if I have to look at one more crazed timeline from a person tweeting endless photos of evil clouds. Enough, already. This is as bad as the vaccine nonsense - although at least a belief in chemtrails doesn't kill your children like antivax does.
  3. S11.E07: Rm9sbG93ZXJz

    This comment pretty well makes up almost entirely for this shitty Dark-Mirror-wannabe episode. God that would have worked so much better. I spent the whole episode going "are we supposed to think they live separately"?
  4. S11.E08: Familiar

    Hey, let's make an episode decrying mob rules and witch hunts where witches literally exist. Because that doesn't undercut your point at all. No siree. But thanks for the lecture about how mob rule and witch hunts are bad. But not. On account of there being real witches. Meh. The whole thing was not only derivative - it was derivative of itself. It was a mashup of two or three earlier episodes with a bit of Channel Zero thrown in.
  5. S04.E09: Elseworlds Part III (2018.12.11)

    Hey, did you know that Oliver has darkness in him? Apparently, Oliver has darkness in him. Also, this episode of Supergirl - a show defined by the fact that Kara is a capable superhero who doesn't need Superman to save her - was about how Kara needed Superman to save her. Awesome, guys. SUPER!awesome. Also, do you think the writers actually poured through 100 years of mythology just to find the dumbest thing ever included in a superman story? Slow the Earth's rotation? Really? That was stupid the first time.
  6. S07.E09: Elseworlds Part 2

    What a mess Honestly, I could parse out exactly what I hated but it'd take too long. I'll settle for "using crossover as excuse for bad backdoor pilot" and leave it at that.
  7. S05.E09: Elseworlds Part 1

    What show was this supposed to be again? These writers really hate Oliver though, right? The switch to Smallville was definitely the best part of this. But let's consider that for a moment - a parody of a long-dead and frankly sub-par superhero show was the best part of this episode. Let's ponder that.
  8. S07.E08: Unmasked

    The line that really annoyed me was "Since when are you so concerned with security?" And I'm like "since always"???? Did I miss something? Who do you think she is? What is happening? I think I've decided it's not sexism at all (although the show's sexism bulges out in odd moments). It's the same crappy writing that had Oliver repainted as a cold-blooded assassin in the earlier season when he clearly wasn't.
  9. S07.E08: Unmasked

    It's amazing how much better an episode of Arrow is with the Arrow in it. Having said that, I find this whole 'Felicity gone dark' thing weirdly offensive and sexist in a way I almost can't enunciate. Why are the women in this show constantly held to a higher standard of behaviour than the men?
  10. S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    Even through the worst of Moffatt (and it was truly the WORST) I didn't give up the show because I knew that in a few years it would change. That's the show's biggest draw. It's eminently flexible. I'm enjoying this season far more than any other season since Moffatt's first. All the others have been dumpster fires IMHO, it's just the size of the fire that changed.
  11. S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    This is either the strength of this episode or its biggest flaw. It was an entirely metaphorical discussion of grief. So some people will see that and find it profound. Others will look at what's written on the page and go, "What???!" Erik was suffering from depression after the death of his wife and so retreated into a fantasy world in his bedroom. Terrified something would happen to his daughter, he had imprisoned her in the mountains with a fear of monsters (the outside world) that didn't exist. The Doctor and the gang had to take a journey through the dark tunnel of his grief - one that mirrored their own after the death of Grace - and help remind him that he had a daughter that needed him. Only then could he take the journey back out from the darkness and into the real world.... ..................... ...Don't ask me about the frog...
  12. S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    I think it could have been if they'd been given two episodes to really flesh out the themes. The blind girl trapped in the house, the absent father, the journey through the Norwegian underworld to an after life that resembles heaven (but is not), and the grief of having to leave behind those that you love in the journey through life. All of these things - especially around the darkness of Hanne's life, the darkness of the tunnel between worlds, the death of her mother and the crazy protectiveness of her father - were dealt with in glimpses on a drive-by. Basically, this was like the Twitter version of the story. Oh and there was a frog...
  13. S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    Yeah me too. I was kind of onboard until the Conscious Universe thing. It sounded a bit too much like religious dogma masquerading as science to me. Although I did like the way the Doctor delivered the lines about "making a new friend and having to say goodbye". It was just the perfect combination of statement and endless sadness.
  14. S11.E08: The Witchfinders

    Wow, you mean Moffatt repeatedly broke established world building mythology for his own plot purposes? Stunned.