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    Chernobyl

    So the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is shutting down this afternoon and I'm chuckling over the timing (to calm down my anxiety). They did a practice run in a model control room. I really hope there isn't an equivalent AZ button!
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    Chernobyl

    Every episode I say, "Welp, yet another reason I would never survive an authoritarian regime." I was a little kid when Chernobyl happened and had family still in Hungary. Maybe my childhood was different that way but my whole life I absolutely knew what nuclear fallout could do. Can I blame those GI Joe PSAs? Because knowing is not half the battle. Knowing is the road to lifelong anxiety! Two other good sources are the movie "Fat Man and Little Boy" and the book "Hiroshima". Some of the bonuses of an open democratic society - a 10 year old has access to those. I have to admit, this show is giving me a better appreciation for Russian fatalism and black humor.
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    A Discovery Of Witches

    I got into this show because I was a Buffy fan, casual Charmed watcher, binged Witches of Eastwick, and watched True Blood. Oh yeah, add Being Human (US version). I wanted to see how this show’s world would be set up. The combination of alchemy and genetics is fantastic. I like trying to figure out what mythos is being used where. The settings are amazing. The torture castle ruins? Can they please have an Airbnb? The dialogue can be hokey. The acting is uneven. The casting veers from hilarious levels of obvious “Oh this asshole again” or against type. Diana in the latest episode, “What am I?” Me - “A bad actress.” The Satu actress would have made such a better Diana darn it! With all this said, I’m definitely going to read the books!
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    S15.E19: Silent All These Years

    I’m wondering if they are gearing up another Very Special episode? Jo’s avoidance, distraction, hyper focus, and need for sleep looks like depression. Her adverse childhood experiences would have her in the potential funky brain chemistry club. I’m a card holding member!
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    My brother and I had a huge discussion about the tesseract timeline after the movie. One of our theories is Mar-Vell exchanged technology with Howard for the tesseract.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I absolutely loved it and plan on seeing it again! Brie did a great job. Her rapport with Sam Jackson was great. The plot got a little twisty in points and I’m still trying to figure something out (totally open to DMs). The soundtrack with other 90’s shoutouts made me happy. Some of the millennial audience laughed way too hard for this grumpy Gen Xer. Thanos is so completely screwed and I’m squealing on the inside.
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    S44.E14: John Mulaney / Thomas Rhett

    My roommate and I figured out why this episode was so good aside from John Mulaney being great. None of the sketches went on too long. No punchlines beaten to death. Just setting, twist, laugh, absurder twist, and laugh, done.
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    Russian Doll

    Just finished the show and absolutely loved it! I cared about the mystery, Nadia, and Alan. It made me cry, laugh, and sigh with happiness. My first though that this had to be a one and done season. But if there are other seasons, Nadia’s line about “What if everybody else goes on.” sticks with me. Maybe two other characters are in a loop for season 2 like Ruth and bodega guy? I’m pleased they didn’t go the Nadia’s mom wasn’t crazy, she was just reacting to her own loop route. With the multiple timelines, I kept thinking about the Rick and Morty episode where uncertainty broke time.
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    The Passage

    This last episode was fantastic! Characters actually shared information - there is nothing I hate more than characters being uninformed just to create drama. Amy is still the enjoyable lynchpin. Lacey being alive got a big cheer from me. I started thinking about how this project would have two sourcing issues -test subjects and support staff. They overcame the former by utilizing death row inmates but the latter? It seems to be a mix of special ops, academic scientists, and randos. How is that feasible? You’d need a particular skill set, a person okay with moral ambiguity, and an NDA at least.
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    Project Blue Book

    Is the sound mixing really bad on this show or am I going deaf? It seems like the music is louder than the dialogue. Or are the actors mumbling to get to passable American accents? For episode #2, raise your hand if you thought “it puts the lotion in the basket...”
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    S44.E10: Rachel Brosnahan / Greta Van Fleet

    I liked this SNL so much, I kept it on my DVR and might rewatch it! As a Gen Xer, I was prepared to sit back and watch the show implode but was pleasantly surprised! I also struggle with depression and anxiety so Pete talking about his issues at least removes the suffering in silence. Like we’ve heard/learned depression lies so if you voice what that dark pit is saying, your friends/family can set you straight or pull a 5150 to get you on good meds. The stigma around mental health is that we’re weak/emotional/enjoy wallowing and that if we really wanted to, we’d get better. You know how we tell diabetics that they need to tell their pancreas who’s boss, right? 🙄
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    S04.E03: Man of Steel

    Google and having a Hungarian dad helps... ?
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    S04.E03: Man of Steel

    Jo napot kivanok. Nem tudok magyarul. Budapesten vagy?
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    Tea with the Dames (2018)

    It’s available On Demand through Comcast. It is absolutely delightful. Lots a dry humor, show biz tales, and Maggie Smith is basically aging into Lady Grantham. It’s also a bit sad, if you step out of the moment, to know that we will lose these great women sooner rather than later.
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    S02.E03: coMplications

    I was worried for a second that Reed would disintegrate his wife! I wonder if he has both Fenris powers? Or he’ll be able to contain/offset Lauren and Andy.
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