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  1. Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    Alliteration! This thread is self-explanatory. Show us the non-humans who live with you and require you to drop large sums on vet care at inopportune times! I have two dogs and two cats. The dogs are little, but I promise that they're well-trained and non-yappy. No stereotypical little monsters here! Papillon, Crystal. Smarter than many people I know, including all YouTube commenters: Alaskan Klee Kai, Casper. Everyone thinks they want him, but they do not actually want him because he is an asshole: I also have two cats -- Lily and Fynne, orange tabby sisters I adopted from the humane society.
  2. S02.E13: Day 492

    Season finale! Description TBA.
  3. All Episodes Talk: Double Vision

    A place to discuss particular episodes, arcs and moments from the show's run. Please remember this isn't a complete catch-all topic -- check out the forum for character topics and other places for show-related talk.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Small Talk: The Rowboat

    Welcome, everyone! All of you longtime TWoPpers know that this is the show that started it all. I remember busting a gut over the Dawson's Wrap recaps back in the day. I also gloated in a very unbecoming fashion when Joey made her final choice in the finale.
  10. 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."
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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."
  15. "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)
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. Your favorite arcs topic!
  19. 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.
  20. S01.E02 Let This Mother Out

    At least in my view, mansplaining is when a man condescendingly explains a subject to a woman when she demonstrably already knows just as much about the subject as he does (or more). Harry knows much more about magic than the girls. He is a little condescending, though, I agree. It was too early to do an evil mom story, I think. It would have had more impact if they'd been missing her for a while or if there was a big mystery they needed her help to solve. They also got over destroying a facsimile of their dead mom awfully fast! The show is fun enough, but very slight. It feels low stakes. I just finished The Haunting of Hill House, though, so it's probably unfair of me to compare any supernatural show to that right now (I didn't love the finale, but the series in general was creepy and sad and great).
  21. S01.E01 Pilot

    I watched the original Charmed, but I never had the same attachment to it as I did to, say, BTVS, so I didn't mind that they were remaking it. It's also been so long since I watched it live that I don't remember that much about it. I'm just viewing this show as its own thing, and I liked the pilot! I wasn't sure I would after the first couple of scenes, as the dialogue between the girls and their mom seemed clunky and they were all overacting a bit, but everything got smoother as the episode went on. There were some funny lines, the special effects were much better than I usually expect from a CW show (that purple smoke filling the lab was especially cool), and the sisters have good natural chemistry. I didn't care for the Trump crack so much (I'm not a fan of his, to put it mildly, but I prefer for my shows to not reference real-life politics), but I didn't find the feminist comments annoying at all. Sure, the first villain was a little on the nose, but this was a pilot, and pilots (especially supernatural show pilots) have to do so much... introduce the characters, give them their powers if they don't already have them, explain at least a bit about the universe, and give us a little taste of the formula of the show (demon of the week or whatever)... so I can understand simplifying the first mystery. I'm in, and I look forward to seeing what other stories the writers come up with.