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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    I was just relieved to see that finally SOMEONE in a TV show, knowing they were in danger, actually made sure to have guns handy to deal with it. I was concerned till I saw him set that first trap, and right then I was like: "right on"!! Of course, now his house is blown up, so maybe that was a bit much.
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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    I know. I didn't say she was. As to the boy .. we don't know. We do know that their torture of he guy was illegal and based on minimal evidence, and very heavy-handed police behavior. He could have been the wrong guy or the right guy, but the evidence was absolutely minimal. That is my main point.
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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    He wasn't the killer of the Purcell girl -- he was not that particular culprit.
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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    Actually I take back the insinuation of them supporting the cultural direction I indicated. As I think about it more, the two detectives had been acting like total jerks to everyone they interviewed. That was their style. In fact they even wrongly beat up that white guy, who was the wrong guy, who had done time for being a predator. So when they take their heavy-handed style into the interview with the dead eyed black man, we see him and his neighbors **erroneously** conclude it was racism or some similar wrong, and overreact and resort to violence. So we see it was too complicated for a kneejerk reaction, like the crowd had.
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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    They are stepping up the "race" aspects in the show, I suppose to fit in with today's BLM ideology and make the show "relevant". I do think that the racial situation at that trailer court where they were interviewing that African American with the bad eye was a bit off. The cops were too heavy handed - as these two usually are -- but within reason, and it led to the black guy way overreacting, assuming racism, and the crowd overreacting in the same way, and becoming riotous. Then the detectives guilt or whatever kicked in and they decided not to prosecute anyone for stupidly breaking their windshield. Funny racial thinking in the writing, I think - other times too.
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    S44.E11: James McAvoy / Meek Mill

    I think the guy imitated Tucker Carlson well in terms of voice and some mannerisms. But the writing was really way to kind to him. He actually came across better than in real life. I remember how they destroyed Joe and Mika ... and then this complimentary thing on Tucker?
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    S02.E05: All the World Is Birthday Cake

    When I see people discussing Lt. Yaphit as if it is a serious character ... well, I grimace.
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    S02.E05: All the World Is Birthday Cake

    One of the hilarious aspects of this show is the exaggerated goofy traditions, thoughts and characteristics of the aliens -- and the appearance of the aliens as well. Yes Star Trek and TNG had aliens with odd rules. But this goes further - into hilarious satire. E.g. the idea that Bortus' people urinate once a year and make a sacred ceremony out of it. Or they divorce by killing the partner. The peoples in this episode being insanely ruled by very simple minded astrology beliefs. So many other examples. And last week we saw the Krill justifying their attacks with some simple minded thing along the lines "we believed the planet was our sacred right, by the great God, "Avis". The inhabitants did not conform to our thinking that it was our sacred right, so they had to be destroyed." Absolutely hilarious stuff.
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    S02.E05: All the World Is Birthday Cake

    "All the world is birthday cake" seems a reference to the Beatles song "It's All Too Much". Is Seth a Beatles fan?
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    Boston Legal

    I'm watching for the first time (on Hulu). I just watched the above episode, and I think the show is deteriorating a little, starting around this ep. The judge's reasoning in that case was horrendous, but I think the writers thought it was heroic and good. Bad writing I think. Alan's affection for that comical man who killed his mother and a neighbor with a skillet seems out of character. The dress Sally Heep was wearing when talking to Brad, near the end was unbuttoned and very revealing, which is fine with me -- I wish women dressed like that wear I have worked. But it seemed strange to show so much to a guy she should hate for what he said. There were other problems too. I just have a feeling the show is on a downward spiral where things make less sense than they used to, but I will see.
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    S02.E02: Primal Urges

    I would like to see Yaphit (that blob of a creature) return. Perhaps there could be an episode focusing on Dr Finn and him trying to have a relationship. (Maybe she realized, after the pheromone episode last season that they have things in common.) Dr. Finn is having difficulty and is feeling very guilty about not being able to like him because of his physical characteristics. They go to a counselor to try to work out the diversity issues. It could be hilarious.
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    S02.E01: Ja'loja

    He wasn't stalking. He wanted to get some info, got the info, and then disappeared! BTW< I just watched The Shield, and his reaction when he first saw reminded me of Dutch's reaction when he saw Sofer (his crush) with Mackey: : "You've got to be shi..ing me."
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    S02.E01: Ja'loja

    I'm seeing complaints that there was not enough dramatic plot to this episode. To me this show isn't about science fictioney dramatic, exciting plots. It's about the characters and the interplay with each other and technology, and the satire of it all. I see satire all over the place on this show , some of which is sort of subtle, and am constantly laughing out loud. This was one of my favorite episodes of the whole series. You could tell the writer(s) had time to think through a lot of great ideas.
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    S02.E01: Ja'loja

    I wish that people, including Seth McFarland, would stop pretending this is a serious drama. It is light comedy for the most part and that is what makes it enjoyable. Please show ... do not try to get too serious with these characters and this premise. There is nothing wrong with comedy.
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    S06.E05: Chapter 70

    I think it was inside joke, sort of slap in the face to the Homeland writers -- saying their president was too wimpy. LOL
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