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    The Umbrella Academy

    I get what you're saying, but I think we can take them at their words if nothing else, and that is the fact they call themselves brother and sister. There's no ambiguity there. They are a *family*. Yes, there is dysfunction. Yes, there is abuse and trauma and just plain old messed-upness. But still... a family. And a relationship between the two is icky. Who knows, maybe it's realistic too. How much could/did those children interact with others their age? Maybe there was a forced closeness that resulted in even more dysfunction?
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    The Umbrella Academy

    I watched this over a few days. I enjoyed it, though some points bugged me, like many here. Luther is my least favorite because he's an idiot. I was going to point out other things, but honestly it still comes down to him being an idiot. While I liked Allison for the most part, I am not in favor of the Allison/Luther pairing. Nope. Not here for the incest. I think they aren't showing us much of the children as small children because we'd have to acknowledge how creepy that relationship is. By only showing them together after they become horny teenagers it's easier to forget they were raised, clearly, as siblings. After the connection between Five and Vanya in the beginning, I'm really sorry they didn't explore that relationship more. Maybe if both Five and Allison tried reaching out to Vanya, she might not have snapped. I guess in the end the one thing that bothered me the most about the show is just how realistic they tried to be with how everyone interacted with regard to the abuse. Clearly they were abused, and I don't blame them for repeating patterns. Abused children often grow up to be abusers. People are still traumatized for decades after the abuse. Most people need some outside help to deal with the abuse. So I don't blame the children for not being able to break the pattern/cycle. It's realistic that they made bad choices, lots of bad choices. I'm just not interested in seeing nothing but bad choices being made over and over, in a piece of fiction. They don't talk to each other. They don't include everyone. They don't listen to each other. They aren't terribly helpful. Allison seemed to be the only one who was *trying* to be better. Vanya was at the bottom of the abuse ladder, and I don't blame her for latching on to Leonard or even not listening to Allison. She just recently learned she has power, and a sister, who she resents, just dropped huge bombshells on her. Of course she needed time to process, and she wasn't getting it. Instead of trying to help her come to terms with everything, Allison is just pushing Vanya to leave when clearly Vanya is freaking out. But I get Allison not feeling like they had time to wait. So I get it. It makes sense to me with these characters. I just don't need this show to be *that* realistic when it comes to the cycle of abuse and PTSD. Lastly, how stupid was Harold/Leonard? He pushes her at the end, what did he think she was going to do??? She's a loaded gun with no safety, and he's not pointing her anywhere but directly at *HIMSELF*. Of course she was going to kill him. He betrayed her, lied to her, manipulated her. And she just killed her sister, that he knew she loved. I assume he was trying to break her so he could totally control her, but at that moment he was stupid. He'd actually been pretty good up to that point at knowing when to push and when to hold back to get her to attach to him. That's why it's even more stupid that he would make such a mistake at the end.
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    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    Alice's storyline seemed really disconnected. I hope it'll tie back in at some point in the not so far distant future. Kind of like the Penny storyline. Did we really need that? Closure on Penny40 sure, but I believe they could have made that more interesting if they wanted. Frankly I was hoping that Plover was Penny40. He could have helped Alice escape, and given her the message for Katy. The stories just seem so separate, I like them best working together. I love Margo, but she went too far this episode with Josh. I think she realized it afterwards, but she's going to have to really work to make it up to him.
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    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    After a day in the life aired, I assumed that Eliot and Quentin were possibly the OTP of the show. I didn't think they'd actually take it to a romantic relationship though. I just assumed the show would end someday with them as very close friends. After this episode? They are totally going there, and I'm ready for some romance baby! Quentin and Alice have a really very nice end to their relationship. Very grown up. Alice isn't happy about it, but she understands. It would be weird for them to go back and put Quentin and Alice together. Shows have done it before, but I just don't see *this* show doing that. And I'm thankful. They can become friends again, and of course they will, otherwise Alice would be leaving the show. But I think the romantic relationship is over. Really kind of sad about Shoshanna though. A couple of questions though. 1) Who stole Penny? 2) I don't remember the poison world. Which one was that? 3) What was up with the birthright box again? Maybe I need to do a rewatch. 🙂
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    One Day At A Time (2017)

    In the past week over three mini binging sessions I watched season 3, and I really hope this isn't the end. I really want to know what happens with Lydia and Leslie in Cuba. Honestly I'm not terribly comfortable with their relationship (everything is on the up and up, but I don't like how everyone around them is okay with how much she uses him), but there is a story there. the two of them in Cuba would be a blast. Elena is a lot, but I'm happy she got her dance with her dad. She deserved that. I never yell at the screen, but I kind of did when Schneider put the bottle on the table. I know it's a comedy and all, but I wish if there were going to go there, that it happened an episode or two before it did. Then they could really show us the work Schneider put into his sobriety. As an aside, I LOVED the callback to the episode where Penny let's Schneider take Alex to the baseball game. I LOVE that they left it with Penny being okay with being alone. Women aren't shown that as a truly viable option enough. I didn't realize that the Max/Penny and having kids issue mirrors a plot line from the original series. I had to check Wikipedia to see if in the original they gave Bonnie Franklin a happily ever after with the guy. They did not. I wonder if that's the plan for this show. I honestly wonder if they will ever change the dynamic between Penny and Schneider from siblings to something more. I worried more about that during season 1 and 2. They really pushed the familial relationship this season, and gave Schneider a love interest, so maybe they will never go there. But unless they keep Avery around, I wonder if this will just be another example of Schneider growing up to be a good enough man for Penny... eventually. The work she put into Victor is nothing compared to the work she would have to put into Schneider. Not saying I want that (I'm agnostic on it), but it's hard to keep two people of opposite sex, friendly, unattached, and apart from each other on a show.
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    S04.E03: The Bad News Bear

    Can someone explain what Katy did to Marina and the bear? I almost followed all of that, but not quite.
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    S04.E02: Lost, Found, Fucked

    I assumed she used her dad as the template for Fogg's new life. There's some daddy issues for sure.
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    S04.E02: Lost, Found, Fucked

    I am still not sure how Julia was able to kill herself over and over. Is she still a god? I thought making the keys too that away? Regardless I'm sure the show will explain it to me eventually. Just as they will explain Fogg's decision. Margo is awesome, but how sucky was it that she just gets her crown back and then gets poofed away? Do we know where he sent her? I missed it if we did. Poor Quentin, you could tell he wasn't sure if he should ask, but he couldn't help but ask about Eliot. We get it baby, we want him back too.
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    S04.E01: A Flock of Lost Birds

    I'm glad to know I didn't miss something. Though not knowing is weird cause it doesn't make sense. Hey, he would have assumed Julia was part of the group right? She gave him his eyesight. I can't imagine he would go against her. I hope they explain it someday.
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    S04.E01: A Flock of Lost Birds

    Can anyone help me remember why Dean Fogg made he deal with the library in the first place? Yesterday I rewatched the last two episodes of last season and this one and I cannot remember why he made that deal. Did he not believe the kids could do it?
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    S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    Oh! Well now don't I feel silly. :-)
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    S11.E09: It Takes You Away

    I've read the whole thread, and I don't see that anyone has noticed that Eric actually never intended to come back or take his daughter with him. At about 46:06 you can see that he wrote on the wall, starting with "Assume her dad is dead". Then goes on to other stuff which isn't the easiest to read. So among his other transgressions, he abandoned his daughter with forethought! I'd attach a screenshot, but I'm not tech savvy enough for that!
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    S04.E07: Hell No, Dolly!

    But the "light to moderate theft" was a Waverider policy before they "joined" the Time Bureau. I'm fairly confident that Ava would forbid theft, if she could. I guess I'm just thinking, this whole thing doesn't really make sense. But you shouldn't think too much about this show I guess. :-)
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    S04.E07: Hell No, Dolly!

    Can I just say that's the stupidest thing ever? You don't give the Legends a ship. You don't work for nothing. Wait. Didn't Rip leave the ship to Sara before leaving to create the Time Bureau? Why did he then take it back? i can almost remember parts of that episode now that you're jogging my memory. I should probably go back and watch it again.
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    S04.E07: Hell No, Dolly!

    Can someone who watches the show closer than I do explain the relationship between the Legends and the Time Bureau? They don't get paid and the government hasn't bought the ship, so what gives? Specifically, by what authority did Ava have for taking the book away from Mick? I always assumed it was more of a friendly working relationship, but Ava was acting as if they work for her in some way. They Legends can just stop working for them, right? Take their ship and go?
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