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  1. Marvel's Runaways was a great all-ages book and from the first few episodes I've seen the show is not only as good as the book but actually improves on it. Topics: Spoilers Ahoy! Differences Between the Show and the Comic Small Talk: Dad's Study My Dinosaur Has a Nose-Ring: Gert Discussion Quotes: I May Have Given It a Cursory Glance Purely Out of Scientific Curiosity derp ignore this, when I was looking for a Runaways forum accidentally clicked on the list of shows tagged in previous.tv's main site which doesn't list it. I found the Runaways one :/
  2. I haven't seen season three of Crazy-Ex Girlfriend but my feelings kind of mirror @David T. Cole's. I love the show, the characters and the musical moments - not just like but genuinely love - but kinda felt the show wanted to have its cake and eat it too in the way character turns would happen so quickly. As someone who has suffered intermittently throughout life with very serious depression, it always felt like Rebecca's depression was presented as relatively consequence-less, or that the stakes were too low. I couldn't really put it into words until I started writing about it just now. I realized that I'm ok with Rebecca not taking her depression seriously since denial is a big part of the disease, but I have a hugeissue with the fact that the show didn't take her depression seriously, or at least didn't seem like it was up until the last episode of season 2. I may give it a re-think once s3 comes to Netflix and I get a chance to watch it. That said, I love the show, and as such am willing to forgive such things or chalk them up to it being such a wildly different concept and execution that it took them a while to get their sea legs. tl;dr still better than Cop Rock (@Sarah D. Bunting knows what I mean :D )
  3. No, because any true fan would know that come the apocalypse, Tara will be dead. :P That said, Tara singing the show's music was the cutest thing ever.
  4. Thanks Nashy-kins!
  5. I'll accept any and all allies. My resistance to the idea that Audrey had been in a coma the whole time comes from the place inside that makes me cringe when people talk about "who the dreamer is" as if it's a person in the show literally dreaming what we saw. It's too literal and easy a route and it doesn't seem like a place Lynch would go. Besides that there are too many clues that Audrey's fate was different than 25 year coma. 1. where we saw Audrey at the end of e16 did *not* look like a hospital, people who think that are on crack; 2. Lynch often uses people with physical deformities to play Lodge beings like the actor who played Charlie, also Charlie talked like he knew something more was going on with Audrey, he did *not* talk to her like a therapist, as above the people who thought this are on crack (or have never been to therapy); 3. Ben says Richard never had much of a father - this one is the most circumstantial, but we know DoppelCoop disappeared after the fire at Majors Briggs' installation in the mountains, and with Ben not mentioning the absence of a mother points to Audrey having been there for Richard at least *part* of his childhood.
  6. @Nashville that stuff I know. I meant the stopping at the intersection, the shots of Leo, Jacques and Ronette, etc. I wanna compare those scenes to the originals. I think they may be from FWWM but I'm not sure.
  7. Are we to assume that Hell extracted the 1% of Jesse's soul from the Saint and gave it to The Grail in exchange for getting the Saint back?
  8. I would be interested in a re-watch of the old with a new thread to discuss. Also, are there enough people interested in discussing the whole of season three to merit a diff thread or do we just keep using this one? * * edit: I want to continue discussing season 3 to help me keep making theories about what happened overall; also I will fight anyone who still tries to claim Audrey is in a coma lol
  9. If your interest in creating TV is to engage as large an audience as possible and get renewed for another season, then effective communication is important, as are other things. For economic reasons and for the enjoyment of the audience most TV is like this, and rightly so, but there should always be room for experimentation. As @Jalyn said more eloquently than me "there's a difference between not being able to communicate an idea clearly and making an artistic choice to obscure the message." The Sound and The Fury was very easy to follow, I've found. Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Men and Dubliners are both very linear, but I couldn't make it through Ulysses or Finnegan's Wake. I'd add Thomas Pynchon to this pile of writers too. The Crying of Lot 49 was straightforward but it took me years to get through the first 200 pages of Gravity's Rainbow before finally calling an artistic mulligan and giving up :D
  10. Does anyone know what episode the original footage used here was from?
  11. Regarding Game Time - is there any record of how much money the networks paid the game company that made Trivial Pursuit to mention Dallas, Knots Landing etc?
  12. That statement is somewhat limiting. I agree with you 100% that a writer has to have some mastery of form, things like the ability to understand characters, motivations and plot, but in any field there are those who choose to "paint outside the lines." Like @Nashville above says, it's not everyone's cup of tea. I tend to like the experimental stuff, but I try to respect the opinions of anyone who doesn't because I know it's weird stuff.
  13. The prison guard called him Charon so River Styx would be right.
  14. I'd have to watch again to be sure. I think he called her "gram" or something in the scene. In both cases they showed her (last time was the swamp flashback) they haven't shown her face so I assume they're waiting to cast the actress. Same with Jody and TC.