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  1. S03.E12: Chidi Sees the Time Knife

    Yes you do and so do I.
  2. S03.E01: Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown

    Just in case anyone was interested. The demands of the People's Charter are these: A vote for every man twenty-one years of age, of sound mind, and not undergoing punishment for a crime. The secret ballot to protect the elector in the exercise of his vote. No property qualification for Members of Parliament in order to allow the constituencies to return the man of their choice. Payment of Members, enabling tradesmen, working men, or other persons of modest means to leave or interrupt their livelihood to attend to the interests of the nation. Equal constituencies, securing the same amount of representation for the same number of electors, instead of allowing less populous constituencies to have as much or more weight than larger ones. Annual Parliamentary elections, thus presenting the most effectual check to bribery and intimidation, since no purse could buy a constituency under a system of universal manhood suffrage in each twelve-month period. It is not a spoiler to say that eventually, all but the last would be enshrined in law.
  3. S03.E01: Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown

    Victoria's half brother in law was dispossesed by the Prussians many years before and her nieces and nephews were all grown up by then, except the youngest who was nine. According to Wikipedia, Feodora got £300 stipend whenever she and her family showed up...which means that in real life she probably would have more often. I think that she shows up NOW because fans were complaining about the fact that HM had a sister and where was she? ...also the "oh dear! The poor relations are coming to sponge off us again" plot is always good fun.
  4. History Talk: The Victorian Era

    They were pen pals and had voluminous correspondence. The Brother is actually more interesting in 1848, as he was a leader in the Revolutions in Germany and was sort of Chancellor of Germany for eight months. I'm not sure if her escape is fictional or not.
  5. History Talk: The Victorian Era

    Which reminds me...Go see The Favorite. Anne and Sarah Churchill are far more interesting than Victoria and Albert. The evolution of the British Constitution during the reign of Victoria was profound. When Anne was queen, she actually RULED the empire. She vetoed bills and fired PMs and her word was law. While the four Georges and William IV had on occasion been forced to appoint prime ministers they didn't want (Sailor Billy fired Parlmerston and caught hell for it) they usually had those they did and were very involved in the partisan politics of the day. After the whole "ladies in waiting affair", Victoria's power rapidly ebbed. Especially when she went on her ten year strike after Albert died. In 1800 the UK had two co-equal branches of government. In 1900, it did not. By the time of Lloyd George, the PM was "president of Britain."
  6. History Talk: The Victorian Era

    ...which to a small extent, Alix caused. While the kiddies could be considered martyrs, Nicholas and Alexandra deserved what they got.
  7. Episode 11: Pandemonium Eleanor helps Michael introduce the first new human to the Neighborhood; Chidi discovers a complication.
  8. S16. E11. Toil and Trouble

    I wonder if they will mention President Hillary Clinton, as it's clear that in the NCIS world, Trump lost. The real SecDef, Mad-dog Mattis, wasn't the least bit corrupt.
  9. I think I'm one of the few people who actually saw Close in that. It was one of those prestige productions that got almost no distribution. I'm happy Spiderman broke the Disney awards monopoly. I couldn't finish Versacci and with streaming as it is, I didn't see most of the TV nominees.
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    This may be the first animated film to beat out Disney/Pixar for the Golden Globes.
  11. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

    They portray Marty Ginsburg as a genuine saint....as to seeing real people portrayed in movies, my brother knew the protagonist in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" He went on for half an hour on how horrible a person Lee Israel was.
  12. If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)

    The film was too damn long.
  13. Episode 11: Chidi Sees the Time-Knife Michael, Eleanor and the gang meet the judge at the crossroads of all dimensions, time and space to plead their case....and oh, yeah, Chidi sees the time knife.
  14. S06E01 Dr. Hans Koehler

    The opening was terrific. Pure comedy gold.
  15. SEAL Team

    I wonder why they hid this thread? Perhaps the PTB thought it was cancelled or something.