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    S03.E13: Pandemonium

    Yeah. Basically, restoring Chidi’s memories of everything that happened in seasons 1 and 2. Michael only said that he couldn’t selectively wipe Simone from Chidi’s memories since her work in the study was so tied to the Soul Squad, meaning he’d have to effectively wipe every memory of Chidi’s life since there, meaning he might as well go right back to the air conditioner death. But none of that really means he couldn’t then restore Chidi’s old memories of all the afterlives he lived with Eleanor and Tahani and Jason and arguably even everything up to the Judge’s chambers at the end of S2.
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    S03.E13: Pandemonium

    Late realization: why not restore Chidi's pre-Simone but post-death memories so he and Eleanor would still be together? They could then explain to that Chidi what the current situation is and proceed with their original plan. Checkmate, you dingdong.
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    You're The Worst

    I kinda think Gretchen would care. They've sorta cheated in different ways since the first season, but she's never really been chill about it. But more to the point, I didn't buy that Jimmy would be this attractive to the florist just because he got in a mosh session, esp after yet another insufferable Jimmy monologue. (I love this show, I used to really love Jimmy and Gretchen, but for me they've really been some of the worst versions of themselves this season.) The flash-forward seemed pretty grim. Gretch isn't wearing either a wedding nor engagement ring. She seems to have pulled up short for a second at the floral display in the hotel lobby, which kinda looks like the wedding centerpiece Jimmy picked out. It could be a fake-out. Maybe there's a happy reason for all this. But weirdly, it seems upsetting that Gretchen is turning down alcohol.
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    You're The Worst

    That was a really fun episode. At least until that gut-punch of a flash forward, anyways. I love the rappers. I love that they replaced Honeynutz. I flove that Honeynutz 2.0 lost his cotton candy in the tub of water, just like that viral video of the raccoon that washed its cotton candy in water and lost it. "Bitch, do you know how much time I spent building that character? You think I'd give that up just because Honeynutz 1 aged out?" Yeah, whatever happened to the plan for Becca to be a surrogate+egg donor for Paul? Does Tallulah have a rich younger cousin? The flash-forward was technically impressive: the camera pushes in on the brand new car as Gretchen gets in and closes the door, and then it seamlessly fades to the next shot where it's parked in front of the house, and all dinged up, but the camera is in exactly the same position to start. I suppose that could be done with a computer-controlled camera arm but I'm guessing that's expensive and rare and I wonder how to do it without. Also, Jimmy clearly isn't wearing a wedding ring in the flash forward.
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    S03.E13: Pandemonium

    By the theory of season 3, no one has scored enough to earn Good Place admittance in centuries. Maybe Simone had her own almond milk type situation. I think John is Shawn's pick to be Tahini's (inadvertent) torturer, not her parallel. (TBH, it's a shame none of the other three original humans were big Kamilah fans. I think they hadn't quite dialed in on Tahani at the start of the show, so the idea that Jason and Eleanor and Chidi would torture her by their very selves didn't quite work, not as much as the torture designs for the other three.) Simone might be more of a parallel to Tahani in her relative awesomeness. But mostly she's Shawn's pick to torture Eleanor and Chidi.
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    @HunterHunted, the Alchemax cafeteria scene reminded me of the (non-Marvel) comic “Atomic Robo”, about a scientist-adventurer robot and his company Tesladyne, full of scientist-adventurers... some less enthusiastic about the adventure stuff than others. But the evil version of that. (Atomic Robo is awesome.) For what it’s worth, the released script says that was the cafeteria for the security staff. Doesn’t quite jibe with all the lab coats though. — While the movie’s name references Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse mega-event and provided the impetus to include Spiders-Gwen, Noir, and Ham (and Peni), the core story of the movie owes a bit more to Bendis and Pichelli’s Spider-Men miniseries, where 616 Peter Parker was pulled into Earth-1610 after 1610 Peter died, and that’s when 616 Peter first met Miles. The two go to Aunt May’s house, Pete gives Miles some advice… It’s fun.
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    I think Peter B is more like the Raimi Spidey. 616’s shares superhero duty with a host of other NY-based heroes. Peter B appears to be entirely alone, along with every other Sony (non-MCU) Spidey. (Besides multiverses, anyways)
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    There’s some convoluted reasoning for why Miles was given his mother’s last name, but yeah, in addition to it being really messed up that Jefferson’s parents named him Jefferson Davis, Miles was almost Miles Davis.
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    Well, our Earth doesn’t have a real Spider-Man. But Miles’ earth has a few distinct differences from ours: water polo is a huge pro sport and Chance the Rapper wears a hat with “4” on it instead of “3”. Also, Spider-Man kissed an upside-down Mary Jane while in the Raimi movies (and for Peter B Parker) Spidey was the one who was upside-down. Also, the timeline fits better that Peter B is the animated mirror to the Tobey Maguire Spidey, in that he’s been a superhero for twenty years. Miles’ Peter had only been doing it for six.
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    There's some intense scary stuff but not much of it and I don't think it's any scarier than the Star Wars films. It is really hyperkinetic, esp as it ramps up to the biggest closing action sequence. I genuinely have no idea if that's okay for little kids.
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    Cowboy Bebop (2019)

    The casting for Spike alone is almost an insurmountable task by itself, especially because the martial arts demands of the role shrink the available pool.
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    The Good Clues

    Season one finale, Michael to Chidi: "Well, if it'll make you feel any better, you were the closest to actually getting in, up there. You weren't that close. You were just the closest." probably a clue in retrospect about how Chidi didn't qualify for (at least) the Medium Place!
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    I’m watching this EPK and Jon Chu casually mentioned that Constance Wu had never been to Asia before filming. Aw. (I can totally relate; I didn’t visit till I was 28, yet my parents are from there.)
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    No, I saw it in Vancouver. FB ads are good for something, because this Wednesday I saw the ad for the advance screening and bought my ticket then!
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    I just saw the advance screening ahead of next week's general release and it is amazing. Visually stunning and a solid story with a lot of fun. BTW, @festivus, I thought the same thing about Jake Johnson when I saw the trailers, but when watching the movie it just about never crossed my mind.
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