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    The James Bond Franchise

    SPECTRE was fine, but for me, it suffered by coming immediately after Skyfall.
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    S04.E14: Can't Unring That Bell

    Aside from it being dramatic shorthand to show Will countertransferring his guilt over the gunshot boy, I THINK what they were going for was Will saying that they were attempting to keep his brain oxygenated to buy time to restore a rhythm. Which is the general goal of CPR, but he was first PEA (Pulseless Electrical Activity, where the heart fires but doesn't actually beat) and then asystole (nothing happening at all), which are extremely difficult to recover from. Especially since they only gave on amp of epi that I counted. I was honestly utterly confused by that entire subplot. I often hate the way medical dramas demonstrate CPR. For one thing, it doesn't work nearly as well as shows would have you believe. For another, it's so much more violent than they depict. Credit at least for remembering that you can't shock either PEA or asystole.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    Ben Whishaw would have been much better. And, y'know, actually gay.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    UO: Prior to Fury Road, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was the best of that series.
  5. Dropping on Netflix on 01/24. It is rather unseemly to do so, as it seems to be in recognition of the 30th anniversary of his execution.
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    Doom Patrol

    I think the heavier mood fits the source material better. I mean, the classic 60s Doom Patrol was all about angst. All of them broke my heart, but Larry's story, about having always felt like a monster because his orientation, spoke the most to me personally.
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    Doom Patrol

    Yeah, that makes DC Universe worth paying for.
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    S02.E05: Saints of Imperfection

    You have to love that Michelle Yeoh can make something as simple as eating an apple menacing. I do also like that despite everything, she still seems to care about Michael. In her own twisted way, at least. I think there's something wonderful in the Valentine's Day episode being in large part about two halves of a gay couple finding each other across universes. And I guess we finally got confirmation that they're actually married, because Michael's VO used "widower" for Paul when talking about labels. I also loved Pike's line to Leland about thinking he was fighting "alligators" on Cestus 3.
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    S01.E13: The Blues

    For me, it was the tight shots of her from the chest up. But from an article I found online, she apparently announced that she was expecting in the fall and gave the due date as "late winter." I wonder how long ago these episodes were filmed. I know there were some outdoor scenes, but I didn't notice any fogging breath. Then again, it's been a fairly warm winter in NYC.
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    S02.E05: Saints of Imperfection

    Nhan is just pure competence. That's a nice trait to have in a security chief.
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    S01.E13: The Blues

    Apparently, the show was renewed a few days ago. Is this how the actress who plays Bloom is taking maternity leave?
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    Frozen 2 (2019)

    Very effective trailer.
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    Drunk History

    Edie Windsor's story got me.
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    S04.E13: Ghosts In The Attic

    If nothing else, we got Patti Murin back as Nina for a scene. I guess she had a week off from Frozen. Wish it could have been in service of a better episode.
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    2019 Awards Season

    Forget everything else, Into the Spider-Verse is just cleaning up. Good for them.
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    Shaft (2019)

    Prior to seeing the trailer, I would have been "Do we really need another Shaft reboot?" After seeing the trailer, I'm like "Yes, we do."
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    Shaft (2019)

    Shaft, Shaft Junior, and Grandpa Shaft together at last. Can you dig it?
  18. Regarding the stinger on the end: Oh HELL yes!
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    S02.E04: An Obol for Charon

    Would YOU want to piss her off? People bought Gregorian chant CDs in the late 90s. And people on Star Trek would have been listening to relatively contemporary music all along had they actually wanted to pay to license it.
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    S02.E04: An Obol for Charon

    That scene was such a good idea, I can't believe it took 50+ years for someone to think of it. I also like the implication that, despite what we hear, not everyone on the bridge is speaking English. I think I got the biggest laugh out of Bryce starting to speak in Welsh.
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    S02.E04: An Obol for Charon

    I might have gotten something in my eye when Tilly and Paul were singing "Space Oddity" so she wouldn't be scared. Those two have great friend chemistry.
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    House Calls - The Cast in Other Roles

    So, Anthony Edwards is playing the judge in the forthcoming Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Brothers. I can't remember being in front of the camera for a long time, so good for him. What's interesting is that Eric and Lyle's father, Jose, is being played by Carlos Gomez, who played Raul.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Disney Cruise Line does a "Marvel Day at Sea" on some of their cruises, which culminates in a big show where the Avengers and Guardians who are easy to cosplay fight Red Skull and Loki. It's really cool and cheesy, with pyrotechnics and even a cameo by Stan. They've recently added Carol to it (and gave the performer playing her a phenomenally good costume). She gets a HUGE round of applause and cheers in the videos I've seen of it. I'm really ready for the movie.
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    The DC Extended Universe: To Thanagar and Beyond!

    Except Snyder was given the chance to make that movie already. And he fucked it up because his movie was just about how cool Rorschach is.