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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    I think that for the average viewer they are both streaming super hero shows they could choose from the same way apples and oranges might both be fruit in my fridge I could choose from. But I think there are a lot of things that the Disney shows will have that will make them attractive to viewers. And since every viewer won't watch every show the netflix shows will probably lose viewers. And personally I think a historical show about the Norse god of mischief stirring up shit throughout the ages sounds kind of awesome. Especially one with a budget to make those ages look good.
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    S7 E13: It Wasn't About Hockey

    I actually liked the bus crash plot. Even though it didn't make a ton of sense it was exciting. They could have just gotten rid of the chili plot though. If they needed something to break up the tension have it be Stella's adventures getting out of the city. The only way the Chilli cookoff would have worked for me would have been if Otis wanted to ise Guatemalan insanity peppers, or if the chief had a wooden spoon he carved from a bigger spoon. Or if the dog had spoken to the candidate guy and it was Johnny Cash's voice.
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    But if ratings are down already, imagine how much more they would drop imagine how much more they would dip once Daredevil has to compete with a Loki show or a Falcon and Bucky show. I also saw it suggested somewhere that Netflix is clearing house and cancelling a bunch of shows don't have control of like the Marvel shows, Fuller House and Orange is the New Black.
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    S06.E14: Ties That Bind

    I guess I should be happy that Burgess didn't start the fire in the room they were trapped in. Although when she was outside she was holding a big tree branch that she could have used as a club. I can't believe she is so dumb in like every episode.
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    Which Podcasts Fuel Your Listening Pleasure?

    I have been getting into podcasts just because I needed something different to listen to on the bus ride to work. I generally like How Did this get made, and they say a lot of funny stuff. But sometimes it is hard to accept their opinions about bad movies when June Diane Raphael is partially responsible for one of the worst movies I have ever paid to see. She co-wrote Bride Wars, and of the 5 or so HDTGM episodes I have listened to the only one where the movie was worse was Battlefield Earth.
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    S06.E14: Ties That Bind

    So if the guys at the gun show were just idiot robbers then they never actually caught the dealers they were after. Smart women plus Burgess who is still an idiot. Seriously once you free yourself find a weapon. Would make it a lot easier than trying to wrestle a guy at way bigger than you. I think she even put down a screw driver at one point after she freed herself. Although I did have to laugh at Ruzek and Antonio having to talk Upton down to keep her from strangling her captor. I can't belive it was those guys of all people.
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    The Pulse: Jessica Jones In The Media

    It is really too bad, after the last Endgame trailer with the support group and the posters and such I was thinking that a post-snap Netflix marvel special could have been really cool. Just like one or a couple of day in the life kind of episodes just showing how the people left were dealing with the people that were gone. Just as long as one of those people were Danny Rand.
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    S02.E11: The Abyss

    All of the Karen and Frank stuff got a lot more interesting after we saw Karen's back story in that awesome Daredevil episode last season. Especially her opinion of Frank as a father. As for the Pilgrim stuff its starting to bug me too. The CGI vein in Annette O'toole's head made me laugh. Plus if Frank and Amy wanted to stop him the easiest way would be to just get her story to the media. I mean she is trying to be killed by assassins who shot up a bar and a police station because of what she knows about a politically connected family. Even if legit news agencies wouldn't out the dude that is still news. Plus once her story is in the news it is a lot harder to kill Amy without that family being the prime suspects. If only Frank knew someone with connections at a major news paper.
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    What Concerts Have You Seen?

    I have seen the Foos twice. Once in 2008 and once last summer. Even 10 years later they still put on a hell of a show. Dave is 50 and the amount of energy he has is crazy. The most recent show was part of a festival but they still did a full set that they were doing every other night of their tour. A couple of highlights were like a 10 minute Taylor Hawkins drum solo where the drum kit was raised probably 20-30 feet in the air on a platform. Taylor also sang a version of Under Pressure where he sang the Bowie and the Freddy Mercury parts differently. The festival was also called Bluesfest and the band talked about how they never played a Blues festival or even a blues song before and then proceeded to like improvise a blues song.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Jason Lee was sort of connected to the Ribisi family at one point in his career. I know the Ribisi mother was his agent or manager at some point, at least when he first got into movies. It maybe have been because he was dating Marissa Ribisi. Giovanni Ribisi was also in a bunch of My Name is Earl episodes. I think Lee was introduced to Scientology through them.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Except the people they listened to seemed to have been the Hollywood types who attend the ceremony not necessarily the general public. It seems to me that the ceremony itself should be for the Hollywood types in the theatre to congratulate themselves but the telecast should be for the people watching. The ceremony and the telecast are two different things. Also if you want to save time don't introduce the accountants. If that is a problem give the accounting firm a commercial slot during the broadcast.
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    S03.E13: Pandemonium

    I think they said something about how the memory wipe system is very basic to the point where trying to do a targeted wipe would not be possible.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    If everyone deserves their moment then why aren't the science and tech awards included in the oscar telecast? I just don't think the short categories are worth being on TV and I don't think it is correct to say no one likes the idea. Plus it is not like they are cancelling the awards. How hard is it to throw the presentation of them on youtube so the people who do care can see them. Plus if it was about giving everyone recognition they should give out awards for best stunt performance or best voice actor performance or best trailer. To me those would be a hell of a lot more interesting than best live action short.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    If the short movies are the equivalent of the home run derby why aren't big name directors, the kind who win best director, making shorts that are in the running for those oscars? You never see Spielberg, or Kathryn Bigelow or Guillermo del Toro or David Fincher up for the best short oscars. It doesn't even seem like well known tv directors make movies that compete for those awards, even though they would probably transfer to that medium quite well.
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    S02.E10: The Dark Hearts of Men

    Kind of slow until the end to the point where I took a little nap before the shoot out. I kept wondering why they did the whole 24 hours earlier thing so I glad it made sense. As far as Frank killing the women and it making him a bad guy I would argue he was always a bad guy. I mean he was the one executing prisoners in Afghanistan. Also seriously show a blow job monologue. The only show that can pull of those is Deadwood and Pilgrim you are no Al Swearengen.