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  1. Mrs. Waterford, the gender traitor

    LOL! A "victim of the patriarchy"? What a bunch of b---aloney and horse---feathers. I have zero sympathy for Serena Joy. ZE.RO. She was 100% complicit in creating this nightmare landscape called Gilead, and if she's miserable, all the better. I hated this abusive, vile, small-minded, short-sighted hypocrite from the very beginning, and that beyond evil stunt of figuratively dangling Offred's daughter in front of her and then blackmailing her? Yeah, "bitch" kinda falls short of describing Serena Joy, doesn't it? She needs to be brought down but good (along with her piece of shit husband and Aunt Lydia).
  2. Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    Yeah, I can't visit the This is Us forums, because I'm apparently the only person in the world who hates Kevin Pearson. It's very lonely. :(
  3. Warm & Fuzzy Movie Moments

    Aladdin and the Genie hugging at the end always gives me the feels. Same goes for Rajah comforting Jasmine when she thinks Aladdin's about to be killed.
  4. Oliver & Company, while not a bad movie by any stretch, has the misfortune of being a pre-Disney Renaissance flick, and doesn't tend to be held in high regard. My take? It's decent enough (though the animation is kinda ugly), though the soundtrack eclipses the story. But. It has this one scene that speaks to me and my values, and refreshingly forthright for a kid's film. Context: Not much to explain, it's Oliver Twist. The titular Oliver (a kitten this time) has initially fallen in with Fagin's scrappy band of pickpocketing dogs, then is adopted by a sweet, wealthy girl named Jenny, but Fagin owes Sykes money, so he kidnaps Oliver and sends a ransom note. The ransom note is obviously meant for Jenny's parents, but since Jenny is one of those movie kids whose parents are never around when you need them, she goes out in the rain to pay the ransom, clad in a sad raincoat, piggy bank in hand (okay, this is all a little maudlin, but bear with me). Fagin spots her, naturally asks what she's doing out alone, she explains her predicament, and then this exchange happens: Jenny: And what kind of person would steal an innocent little kitty? Fagin: Well, I... I mean, he... He might be up against a stone wall, at the end of his rope. [Jenny starts sobbing] Fagin: He must have been a poor, desperate man. Jenny: It's still wrong! THANK YOU, DISNEY. As someone who is so sick of characters' every horrid deed being justified with their Tragic Backstory, or the poor judgment of the protagonist, or the laziness of the screenwriters, it makes my heart rejoice that the good folks at Disney had one of their characters cut through mealy-mouthed, bullshit rationalizations with the simple fact that it's. Still. Wrong. The Phantom loved Christine and had a crappy childhood? He's a murderer. It's still wrong. Killmonger has abandonment issues and has experienced racism? He's a thuggish tyrant. It's still wrong. Erik "Magneto" Lensherr is a Holocaust survivor who's dealt with anti-Semitism and prejudice for being a mutant? He's a manipulative, back-stabbing, megalomaniacal asshole who not only hurts humans, but isn't above hurting his fellow mutants as well. It's still wrong.
  5. Unpopular Opinions about Music

    Even if he were the kindest, sweetest, least embarrassing human being on the planet, I'd still think Kanye West was nothing special as a musician.
  6. Unpopular Opinions

    Except Paddington 2, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
  7. Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    Hey, it's not your fault they treated poor Chris Burke like a damned trained seal and that Corky felt less like a character than a poster child for twee and hollow political correctness gone horribly wrong. Seriously, couldn't they have made Corky a regular guy who just happened to have Down's Syndrome? Did he deserve that many Very Special Episodes? Did they have to make him rap that one time!?! I'll admit, to this day, I still get annoyed when people (especially comedians) make fun of Corky or Chris Burke himself. Maybe this makes me a hand-wringing, PC hypocrite, but that strikes me as a dick move.
  8. Characters We Hate

    Curses, Blergh, but that's a good argument. And, hey, dissent away, it's a free country and message board, right? ;)
  9. Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    I'm certainly no Tori Spelling fan, either, but at least she got to be in The House of Yes (and she was weirdly endearing as Violet on Saved by the Bell). If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: no one has to like you. No. One. No one has to like you, admire you, find you attractive, think you're the greatest thing since sliced bread, want to date you or screw you sideways, NO ONE. If someone doesn't want to date you or be your friend... find someone else to date or be friends with! Going back to Buffy, while I feel bad that Invisible Girl Marcy was lonely and unpopular, it sure as hell doesn't justify her psycho attempted murder rampage!
  10. Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    Exactly! It doesn't help that I've disliked Kellie Martin as an actress since childhood.
  11. Unpopular Opinions

    What I want is a good, serious Batman... who also gives a crap about other people, has basic social skills (he used to, anyway), isn't constantly wallowing in self-pity over his damn dead parents, treats others with the barest minimum of respect, and isn't a hypocritical, paranoid, xenophobic attempted murderer. Criminy, the 2 Batmans who fulfill this criteria are Kevin Conroy's animated Batman... and friggin' Adam West!
  12. Unpopular Opinions

    I have to say, that as much as I like Legally Blonde (though the criticisms are thoroughly valid and I really can't dispute them), I think its movie poster remains, more than 15 years later, one of the WORST Photoshop jobs ever. Reese Witherspoon had a lovely figure (still does) but, no. No. No, no, no, no, no, no, that is NOT her body. No way in Hades is that her body (not to mention her head looks GIGANTIC). That Photoshop butchering of Reese Witherspoon ties with poor Amanda Seyfried's goitered giraffe neck on the Mamma Mia! poster.
  13. Unpopular Opinions

    Re: Killmonger I agree that Killmonger is an exceptionally well-written character, and Michael B. Jordan deserves every last bit of praise for his portrayal, but all these think pieces proclaiming he's "right" bother me, too. Are Killmonger's motivations understandable? Oh, hell, yes. He was a victim of awful circumstances beyond his control, and he unflinchingly addresses the problems of racism and isolationism. It makes perfect sense how and why he ended up the way he did. That said, Killmonger is still a villain. Yes, racism is a widespread problem, but does that justify that Killmonger is a terrorist and a murderer who hurt and killed innocent bystanders? Hell. No. Were Wakanda's isolationist ways right? Well, that's a hairy debate that would monopolize this topic, but as Apprentice79 pointed out, Nakia also challenged Wakanda's policies, but was still able to love her country and work with others peacefully when it counted. Not only can I not justify Killmonger's acts of terrorism, I also can't ignore that he's just a hypocritical, short-sighted bully and tyrant. In addition to burning the vibranium (screwing Wakanda and himself over, the idiot), and he throws his weight around with random Wakandan citizens who have literally done nothing to him. He's willing to hurt or kill anyone, man or woman, young or old. He makes grand proclamations about using vibranium and the Black Panther powers for the greater good, but look at what he does with them the moment he gets them: he rivals Goliath in terms of indiscriminate bullying and cruelty. Yeah, brave new world you're making there, pal. Black Panther still gets points from me, because unlike friggin' Magneto (who gets forgiveness and second chances like patients get free toothbrushes at the dentist's office), Killmonger gets a vast, complicated, but ultimately satisfying arc where the consequences of his actions are addressed, and he eventually pays accordingly. I also appreciate that T'Challa had both compassion and good sense in regards to Killmonger's ways, and decides to learn from both their mistakes and aim for a positive change.
  14. TV Tropes You Hate

    And Kevin Pearson from This is Us, Don and Pete from Mad Men, Logan and Dick from Veronica Mars, Bojack Horseman, Perry Cox on Scrubs, pretty much all the men on Joss Whedon shows (especially Firefly)... Ye gods, this really is a prevalent trope, isn't it?! Mr. Fitch and I have been watching Perry Mason recently, and after seeing cool, collected, no-B.S. Raymond Burr as TV's most famous lawyer, all I can say is: Return to us, non-whiny, non-entitled male characters!
  15. TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Even as a straight chick, I have to agree. ;) Seriously, why does Greer Garson have this reputation as this stuffy, Margaret Dumont-like figure? Garson was wonderful! Vibrant, classy, and with a beautiful speaking voice and screen presence. And how about Ronald Colman?! One cannot sing his praises enough!