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Lazlo

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  1. Lazlo

    S02.E09: Project Daedalus

    Ooff... I think this episode gave us both the strength's and weaknesses of this show. Airiam's sacrifice was very sad and Hannah Cheesman really did a great job of giving her emotion and depth. On the other hand the show did an abysmal job setting up the character in previous episodes. I'm pretty sure it was never told Airiam was a human cyborg prior to this, and to be honest I doubt that was the original idea when they created her ('Airiam' sounds more like a name for an alien character.) We didn't see her apparently very active social life either, which seems a real shame and robs her death of much of the power it should have.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    I assumed Israel Broussard was Jewish based on that first name. Is he Born Again? I never read Twitter. I also Jessica Rothe and Rachel Matthews do well.
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    I strongly suspect that if Michael does turn out to be the Red Angel we will get a reboot with her saving her biological family and thus never ending up as Spock's sister.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    I have to agree that I think the marketing might have made a mistake focusing on the horror trappings when this was really more of a sci-fi romcom if anything. In fact I'd put the horror episodes third or even fourth behind the comedy, Tree's emotional arc and the sci-fi stuff.
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    This going to be very unpopular but I feel the same about Leeland. Yes Michelle Yeoh is charismatic as all get out but the Terran Emperor is just so utterly smug that I'm longing for her to get taken down a peg or two. Also as bad as he is I don't believe Leeland has committed genocide several times over and delighted in eating other intelligent beings. I loved seeing Vina and her interaction with Pike. It makes their eventual fate... well, still bittersweet but more meaningful. Plus Melissa George is always great.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    Yeah, and I'm gutted. I would have love to see a third movie just to see if they switched genres again. 😞
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    S30.E15: 101 Mitigations

    I guess they've decided that Homer (and presumably Marge) are well into their 40s at this point. Welcome Back Kotter aired 1975 to 1979 and they seemed to be in their teens working on Krusty's movie in the late 1980s. It isn't a huge issue but it is kind of strange to think they were already past thirty when they had Bart, assuming he is still meant to be ten years old. I'm a D&D fan so I loved the 'Dice Throwers' Wrist' sign - a very Knights of the Dinner Table style joke. That was a fun episode. I'm usually meh on celeb guests but the Mr. Burns film was a definite highlight.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    I never understood the hostility to the mystical direction BSG went. Spirituality was literally baked into the DNA of the show from the original after all. Having the angels really be angels was very much in the spirit (so to speak) of the old BSG.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    I suppose it depends on whether we were meant to see the Red Angel as an ambiguously supernatural entity or not. It is the same with Tilly's old friend/ghost who turned out to have a 'normal' techonobabble explanation.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    While that's true it also means the Red Angel actually doesn't reach that level - its tech might be unbelievably advanced but is still recognisably technology. I think Clarke's Law better applies to beings like the Q who essentially are indistinguishable from deities. I'm not sure how to feel about that to be honest. Oh and this is pure speculation but at this point I'd be astonished if the Red Angel turns out to be anyone other than a time travelling Michael.
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    S02.E05: Saints of Imperfection

    I know what you mean. I can easily believe Michael and Tilly are friends but from what we've seen recently Tilly actually seems closer to Saru and Stamets. Having Michael be so devastated didn't really feel earned. I had the same issue with the show trying to push the idea of Michael and Saru as BFFs last week - again there is a connection but it felt like the show forcing something more because Michael is our view point character. I enjoyed this story but I'm beginning to worry the writers have forgotten that the Emperor (entertaining and charismatic though she is) is essentially Space Hitler. Deep Space Nine had a very similar problem with Gul Dukat were because the actor/character was so much fun the creators and audience lost sight of what a monster he was and eventually had to do a messy course correction.
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    S30.E14: The Clown Stays in The Picture

    I think that like 'Mad about the Toy' earlier this season this is an example of the sliding timescale of the show (where characters don't really age) running into the age of the showrunners. This one isn't has much of a problem as that one where the toy company executive and his secretary still worked the same job after seventy years but the timing has issues. At this point assuming they still are meant to be around forty 'now' Homer and Marge are just too young to have been in their teens in the Eighties.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    Yeah, that was what I took from the film too. There was a really heartbreaking moment where Tree realised the happy memory her mother was sharing simply hadn't happened to her. I do wish the film had explained what happened to the Tree from the alternate dimension. I assume she was thrown back into the 'right' place but I think I'd have liked to hear a line from Ryan or one of the others on that.
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    Friends

    I very recently binge watched the whole show on Netflix over a few weeks. It is interesting to see some of the very early aspects that got phased out over time. Like in the first two episodes we see Monica talking to her friends at work the restaurant she works at ('Iridium') even has its own establishing shot. Even though she stays working at Iridium until well into Season 2 we never see Monica at her original work again after those couple of episodes. Another weird thing from Season One that got dropped was referring to people by a combination of their name and some distinguishing feature: Paul the Wine Guy, Fun Bobby, Young Ethan, Brian from Payroll, Fake Monica and of course Fat Ugly Naked Guy.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    I loved it. I think in some respects the first movie was better. The technobabble left me cold - I prefer the Groundhog Day-style lack of an explanation in the first flick more enjoyable and I have to admit I like the implied mystical aspect of the original more than the solidly sci-fi nature of the sequel. Still I think the multiverse angle gave them a lot to play with. Jessica Rothe is brilliant; just a great hand at comedy, action, romance and real emotion. Quite honestly I think she gave a better performance than most of the Best and Supporting Oscar nominees this year. I'm amazed how emotionally invested I got in Tree and how much I was rooting for her and Carter. I even got a little teary at her conversations with Alternate Timeline!Lori and with her mother. I know the film played Danielle really broadly but I found her a lot of fun, especially the Alternate Timeline version. It was neat watching someone so self absorbed and dim trying to be nice. I do have to think she isn't trapped there for a long time, since I don't think Tree is that cruel. I've heard the box office isn't stellar which makes me sad, but I've read these films are very cheap so we still might get a third one. I hope so!
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