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  1. The Thirteenth Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

    Think of it this way. When there's a new Doctor, it's a character with a shared history with the Doctor you are used to, but a different personality. So it avoids the trap of lets say... a new person playing Mary Poppins, because you shouldn't expect this person to sound or act like the former one. But at the same time, the stories can be linked and this new person can remember what the old one did without any explanation being needed.
  2. S11.06: Demons Of The Punjab

    I was wondering if that final scene even still could have been in her past. Every statement she made, from "why did you wind up in Sheffield" to the one not wanting to know about the watch still could have been statements she made not having yet seen 1947. They're suggestive of having done so. but the great part of the writing with this one is that we're just not sure. Yes, the timeline for this episode is pretty rough, and does rely either on Yaz's mathematical understanding of her relatives' ages being somewhat sketchy, or there being some other explanation we have to presume Yaz already knew for the generations being the ages they are. That said, it's 71 years since 1947. If we go super-young and suppose Nan could have been as young as 16 in that, she'd be 87 in the current time. which is reasonable. That leaves around 68 years to play around with, supposing it's correct that Yaz is 19 (really she seems a bit older). Really this becomes more about shifting around how old Yaz's mom was when she had her, regardless of how old that actress is, if we assume I mean that Yaz had a reasonable basis to believe her Nan started a family and had a child not that many years after Yaz THOUGHT she got married.
  3. S01.E06: A House Divided

    To be fair, even if he's 71, he's likely not playing a character that old. Clearly Miles is in his late 20s or possibly early 30s, and they've given no indication that this family had kids late. In fact, given the religious background, and the way they described the Dad's earlier life, it's more implied they had kids early.
  4. What would make you think that when both Netflix and Amazon Original series have won many Emmys?
  5. S11.E05: The Tsuranga Conundrum

    No issues here, although it may help that I also watch a lot of UK panel shows and other programming, so I have exposure to more than just Who to gain knowledge of how to decipher regional UK accents and idioms. I'd have to think that even if they didn't know what a Time Lord was, they'd have plenty of indications she wasn't the same species as the others, despite externally looking similar, based on fairly simple things, like two heartbeats, different organ locations, really odd brain activity, and other odd readings.
  6. I agree, but it really IS well past time to get her a change of clothes. This really is a case of what works in the comics doesn't always work live action. I'm not outraged by it, and actually think the outfit worked for her role as a seeming pretend girlfriend for the mobster guy (or whatever he was), but it's just getting strange that people in a grounded world don't see her and comment on her looking like a prostitute. Again, there are ways to have her stick with the purple theme, and even the sexy theme, without it looking like a streetwalker. And the outfit has gotta um... stink by now. I imagine next season will have had him gain clothes that can change. Although part of the reason they are making him get naked is because they know the CGI is a weak point, so they're setting it up so he can't change on a whim, like comics Gar does. As for Raven's icky power manifestation? I suppose we can wank that as this is what it's like before she can really control it.
  7. Ugh, Jason Todd. Even 5 seconds of him was annoying. Otherwise, another great episode. They'll have a tough road, making him interesting enough to be on screen for what I presume will be a lot of next episode, without making us want to throw up our hands, curse and walk out. I mean even early Jason Todd was kind of a dick, even before they twisted his character up.
  8. Geoff Johns wrote Episode 4 personally, per the credits. But I might have guessed it anyway. It has his fingerprints all over it. I'm actually 4 for 4 in liking the episodes, although Episode 3 was probably the weak point relatively, so far. I DO wish they'd get Kory a change of clothes already. Aside from there being no need for her to have to continue looking like a sex worker, they must be getting rank about now. I'm guessing that this is their interpretation of her dressing sexy, since they can't use her comic book costume(s), which are mostly naked skin. And they're trying to key in on purple being her color. But it's really the one thing that's not working (other than the super-lame CGI for Gar's transformations). They can find other ways to sexualize her if they really think that's her defining characteristic. But what coincidentally looks like hooker clothes on Earth isn't a good way to do it. I'd say stick with purple, a less metallic shade, but make her clothes look more like athletic clothing. You can even bare her stomach, since so many of the Starfire looks have that, as long as you cover her top half decently.
  9. S03.E06: The Ballad of Donkey Doug

    I don't really think they write or Kristen acts Eleanor as bisexual per-se as much as they pose her as kind of on the sexuality spectrum in a place where she's into people who are hot, regardless of gender, but her usual leanings are towards men. She wouldn't self identify as queer, I'd think, but wouldn't be overly bothered if someone thought she was. I do think it takes a little alcohol usually, and knowing Eleanor some level of boredom/thrill seeking for her to hook up with a girl. She's likely had more than her fair share of inebriated hookups with girls she picked up in bars.
  10. Supposedly season 1 is 1958. Which makes Bruce's whole Timeline pretty bizarre already because he divorces the wife we saw him with, Honey Harlow, an ex-stripper he met on the club circuit, in 1957 in a contentious divorce. It's not clear from the material I've read if he cheated on her or not, although it does clearly talk about his later relationship with a jazz singer named Annie Ross around the time this series is set.
  11. Pentatonix: Season 3 Champs

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  12. S03.E06: The Ballad of Donkey Doug

    Randy "Macho Man" International Airport is one of the best background visual gags this show has EVER had. And it's had some great ones. Oh, excuse me... "NON-International Airport".
  13. S03.E05: Jeremy Bearimy

    I'll gladly give on the thing with the doors, because that's a good analysis and a great argument for Tahani having changed. However THIS time, in this situation, Tahani more clearly failed. I think both the acting and scripting telegraphed that Tahani was having an opposite reaction than Eleanor. Eleanor accepts the notion she's inevitably going to Hell. Tahani seemingly doesn't. She seems like she's in denial and despite being told otherwise subconsciously believes she can buy her way into Heaven. Sure, she doesn't say so, and this is all subtext, but the way she goes about giving the money away is kind of manic and panicky. That's why I read her actions that way. Eleanor's depression and even her words support that she really believes not only that she's going to the Bad Place, but also that there's nothing she can do about it. Her reluctance to do the right thing makes it even clearer that she does. But even grudgingly, she DOES do the right thing for no reason at all other than that it's the right thing. And due to some great face acting by our star, we can see the moment she feels good after having done the right thing. What makes it even more evident that she's changed however is that Eleanor doesn't have much of a governor on spilling her plans. So I'd argue that her plan to do further good isn't motivated, like Tahani's was, by delusion that this will help them get into the Good Place. But I'll admit. the show could be fooling me and have that be a secret plan of hers she isn't sharing with anyone. But for now I'm going with the point of view that Eleanor, for the second time, proved her inner moral fiber, whereas none of the others have, except now due to your argument, I agree that Tahani came very close the last time this came up and only failed due to a technicality. Well this time I don't think that was the case with her. Again, if the show's been consistent about one message it's that doing the right thing for the wrong reasons is very morally shaky ground to stand on, and Tahani is still standing in that place in my opinion, even if the part where she claims credit is now replaced by a motivation to save herself from eternal damnation.
  14. S11.E03: Rosa

    Then that person doesn't read much actual history, because the Civil Rights movement was often about deliberately challenging those laws and rules. And even though this story is actually massively historically inaccurate (in large part because like any organization, the Civil Right movement promoted the story that worked best for their goals), one thing it did make clear was that Rosa was part of that movement. The story underneath is that allegedly her actions that day were planned, at the very least in a general way that she was simply waiting for a day when she was on a full bus and asked to move (it could have been any day from her perspective) and I talk more about that in a previous post. None of which argues the necessity and rightness of what they did. It's just in retrospect, this many years later, we can probably take the (pun intended) Rose-colored glasses off and see history for what it was. It was brave action, but not by a lone unsupported individual but by a movement.
  15. S11.E03: Rosa

    The actual story of Rosa Parks is actually far more complicated than most people know. Rosa was indeed an activist, but her situation on the bus was allegedly planned by the movement. There had been an earlier incident with a woman named Claudette Colvin, but the Civil Rights movement supposedly wanted to bolster their planned legal and P.R. campaigns by involving more of a pillar of the community than Colvin, who was just a local unknown teenager. Colvin was denied any place in history for decades because she had a child out of wedlock, with a married man, and also because even before that they felt Parks was a better representative, a better public hero to claim. Here's more about Colvin: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/27/389563788/before-rosa-parks-a-teenager-defied-segregation-on-an-alabama-bus?t=1540489309571 None of this should ruin your enjoyment of this story, I believe, but it's worth noting that history is rarely portrayed accurately and it's more the sense of what was accomplished in Montgomery that matters than the details.