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  1. S01.E09 Jingle Hell

    That's what I thought, too, but then Parker took the amulet off Maggie and it went back to white and (I assume) reversed the power-zapping effect, at which point Macy was able to undo the gag enough to call for help, but was still unable to break the zip ties. Maybe the show just doesn't want to make her too strong too soon... telekinesis really is an OP power.
  2. S01.E09 Jingle Hell

    I actually really enjoyed this one, despite various people having to hold the idiot ball to make it work (I don't care how much you trust your new boyfriend; if he gives you a color-changing old amulet, you at least go ask your magic book about that shit... and if your sister suddenly starts acting insanely out of character, you at least test her in some way, come on). The shape-shifting shenanigans made up for it, though; Hunter-as-Macy was especially fun, but the rapid shifting in the climactic battle was neat, too. Harry being accidentally sent to hell is a good cliffhanger, and although the guy who plays Parker is indeed bad, I'm at least interested in how the writers will resolve the character's predicament. I like the Sisters of Arcana and their crows, and I expect we'll have some good "who do I trust?" stuff coming with Mel. The only thing that absolutely does not work for me in any way is stupid boring "nice guy" Galvin, and I hope the writers realize that and dump the character as soon as possible. One other nitpick: Macy's telekinesis is pretty useless if she can't even snap some zip ties. But I guess it has to be, or she'd be pretty overpowered. Telekinesis in shows and movies is handled pretty badly most of the time... in real life if someone with bad intentions got that power, they'd be snapping necks and ripping out hearts left and right, not just tossing a car or whatever. The movie Chronicle is the best example of how it'd likely go that I can think of, and even that kid wasn't as dangerous as he could have been.
  3. Captain Marvel (2019)

    I'm choosing to believe that how they cut the trailer is to blame for the lack of presence, because what we're seeing is not tracking with how Larson has described the character: "I mean, I think she has an ego, but in a healthy way. She doesn’t have an unrealistic expectation of herself, she just owns that she’s really good and really skilled. Which feels good to play. She also has an incredible sense of humor, makes fun of herself, makes fun of other people. Has no issue if someone makes fun of her. So I will say that this character is probably the most dynamic character that I’ve ever played, there’s the most range. As of now, and we’ll see what the movie is, but as of now, it’s been the most range I’ve ever played in a character. From I’ve had to go through every emotion possible with her. And a lot of this movie, although it has great comedy in it, there’s also real depth to it and emotion. So I think that the film will have a lot. Which for me, that’s what I want. I wanna see complicated female characters. I wanna see myself, which is not a simple person. I surprise myself constantly by what’s happening and what’s coming up. So hopefully that’s what comes out on screen." I've seen her in other things (most notably, Room) and she's been great, so I'm still optimistic here. Trailers can be weird and stilted sometimes.
  4. S01.E08 Bug A Boo

    I think it's fine. It's not fantastic, but it's not bad. I tend to watch it on or close to the night it airs, so I guess I like it... but each episode doesn't make a lasting impression on me. It's fine. I do feel like the sisters' chemistry is getting better as the actors work together more, and the dialogue has been snappier in the past couple episodes, too. I think it has potential.
  5. Overall Season Discussion

    I think my favorite thing about the show was that Annie and Owen became friends. Not romantic partners, friends -- and unambiguously so, as we saw when Annie told the Friend Proxy guy that he was playing Owen all wrong with his love confessions and proposal (and when she told Owen she was springing him because she was his friend). Close male/female friendships are a rarity on TV, and I always appreciate them when I see them (Elementary is another great example). I felt that the ending, while definitely open-ended, was an uplifting and satisfying one. “I’ve never seen a show with 10 full episodes, like a whole season, where a female character doesn’t have a love interest and isn’t focused on that,” Stone explained, praising “Maniac” for doing just that. “She’s getting over trauma in her life, and she’s self-focused and she makes a friend.” -Huffington Post
  6. I hope they don't use this Lex Luthor storyline to push Lena to the dark side, but I'm not hopeful. While I have no doubt Katie McGrath would be a fun baddie, I've always thought Lena going dark would send a horrible message that no matter how good you try to be, if you come from a bad family, you're automatically a lost cause. Melissa Benoist seems to think that's where we're heading, though. "I think what's so fun about exploring a Luthor and a 'Super' relationship is the slow burn of it," said Benoist of the Kara/Lena dynamic. "I love that we're telling in the way that Lex Luthor and Clark Kent were friends before they were enemies. I love that we're telling that story, too. I would expect that it will be a really slow burn: that realization, reveal."
  7. S01.E06 Kappa Spirit

    I feel like some of the ostensibly-'80s slang in this episode was popularized by Clueless... in 1995. "As if," for example, is a phrase Amy Heckerling heard floating around the gay community in the early '90s. Straight white sorority sisters probably weren't saying it in the late '80s. Same with "buggin'," which Heckerling picked up from rap/hip-hop culture in the early '90s. I also don't buy Maggie and Lucy's supposed friendship. Lucy has treated Maggie like an underling since the beginning of the series, holding Kappa membership over her head and threatening to yank it away if Maggie doesn't act exactly the way she wants her to. The writers are telling us they're good friends so the betrayal has more of an impact, but they're not backing it up. Those nitpicks aside, I enjoyed this one. It was a good old-fashioned monster-of-the-week episode with some fun flashbacks and some good dialogue. I liked Macy's plot, too, and definitely picked up on some potential attraction on Harry's end, at least.
  8. S04.E06: I See You

    I came here to say the same thing. He's clearly happy living there, she's clearly happy having him around, and they're probably both saving money. Everyone else needs to get off his back.
  9. S01.E05 Other Women

    I agree that everything is happening too fast. The girls are too powerful already (at least when they do spells together; their powers kind of suck separately), we've already met the elders, we've already had the "Mom comes back from the dead (but not really)" storyline, we've already had one of the girls tragically sacrifice a relationship... and none of it feels earned. It's so rushed, but at the same time it all feels low stakes somehow. I don't really buy their opponents as world-ending foes. I like the show, but I was expecting more humor and more perfect gut-punch moments like Jane the Virgin has, and so far it's not delivering.
  10. S04.E05: I'm So Happy for You

    I love that "Other Rebecca" says something different at the end of the theme song every week. I hope after the season ends, someone makes them all into a video. I cracked up at this ep's crazy-eyed, "Don't look. I'm behind you."
  11. "Pretty Little Liars" Spinoff "The Perfectionists" Has Started Production ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’: Noah Gray-Cabey & Evan Bittencourt To Recur On Freeform Spinoff Janel Parrish Opens Up About 'The Perfectionists'! (Exclusive)
  12. PLL Spinoff: The Perfectionists

    I could no longer deny that this show is happening, so now we have a forum. I hope you'll all join me over there! Feel free to start some topics.
  13. Here's an article about the cancellation. I can't say I'm too upset, but I liked the show okay and would have watched another season. I hope Shahi's next project is better!
  14. S03.E06: The Ballad of Donkey Doug

    They haven't confirmed Eleanor's bisexuality on the show by having her outright state it (although it's pretty heavily implied!), but here's an article about it.