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  1. Miles

    Halt And Catch Fire

    Let me first say that putting boards on read only is stupid. I get moving them to a more obscure corner once the show is done, so they take up space, but what is accomplished by not letting people comment on episodes, in the age of streaming? I would have had something to say to quite a few episodes. Now I can only say a few words in summary. I really liked the show through it's ups and downs. The ending was pretty much perfect. I don't quite get how Joe got a job as a humanities professor, but I'll forgive that. They didn't make it clear what exactly he was a professor of. Does marketing fall under the humnities? Anyway. I really liked that him and Cameron didn't work out and the writers didn't force it. It never seemed like it would work, but lesser writers might have fallen pray of the shippers. I hope Joe can find a nice man and adopt some kids. Donna and Cam working together again is also a perfect fit. I hope it works out how they dreamed, maybe even with a slightly better ending. I also hope somebody tells Haley that her uncle Joe is also part of the LGBTQ community (even if the show barely remembered after season one). It can be awfully lonely being queer as a teenager, even today, let alone in the mid 90s. Would be nice if she had somebody to talk to.
  2. Miles

    S03.E13: Mayday

    Are they really making lunch boxes for the trip? They are going by plane and it's Canada. What the fuck? Are they afraid the kids might get hangry? That's like an hour long flight. They don't have a bit of oil to oil the gate? They drive around in cars and June works for a high ranking commander. Also where are all the guardians who are supposed to guard those commanders houses? Then the Martha who showed up to early gets cold feet and these chucklefucks don't tackle and tie her down?! It's your fucking lifes on the line here, if she gets captured and rats you out. You are three and she is one. Even without the gun that shouldn't be a problem. When June and Rita get back from their little marking mission (was that really necessary? Wouldn't that be more of a liability than help? What if somebody discovers the markings? You found the way once, why would you need the markings? At least use something less conspicuous than wwhite cloth.) Lawrence is reading a story and June stroles around the table for five minutes, evidently having all the time in the world. Move, bitches! You got a Martha on the loose who knows your location. There is no time to waste. Every second could be the difference between life and death. Also the guardians are going house to house. There are like a hundret kids (June said it was way more than 52) whos commander "parents" got knocked out or killed. None of those commanders get discovered? Are there suddenly millions of them? Suuuuuure... And now we come to the greatest bullshit in the episode. There are two, read it again, two guardians there. Not half an army. How very convenient. But okay, Gilead is overconfident, I can maybe somehow buy this. But, what do the rebels do? They throw stones at them. And then again. Meanwhile, June has a fucking gun!!!!!! But by the way she uses it, or rather doesn't use it, you'd think it was flint lock pistol. This is a modern gun, with a big ass magazine. June could have taken them out before they knew anybody was there. Even if she isn't that good with it (though I do seem to remember she had some training at some point, or am I wrong?), at least try. Let the other handmaids throw rocks while you shoot. God damn this was stupid! At the end, of course June is not dead. I never believed it for a second, but I think some people here speculated she might die? Well: "Executive producer: Elizabeth Moss". She's not going anywhere and apparently, she won't even get out of Gilead, again... --- Of course everybody likes that Serena got arrested, but I don't like how it happened. I fail to see how that was rape on Serena's part. She suggested to June that she could try with Luke, because failure to produce might get her sent to the colonies. Serena didn't have any direct say in that matter though and she didn't make June do anything. Even if by some bizarre logic that would be considered rape. I don't think Serena would be dumb enough to not hammer out a deal that would give her immunity for all crimes commited in Gilead. She's the smart one, always has been. Evil? Yes. But dumb? No. I think a good twist would have been if they (maybe Fred pointed them in the right direction) dug up evidence that Serena was involved in planning the bombing of the US congress, which predates Gilead and thus wouldn't have been covered by her deal. That I could buy. But suggesting somebody might want to have sex, being a crime? That's weak sauce, man.
  3. Miles

    S03.E10: A Very GLOW Christmas

    It may have been true, that they had a purely romatic relationship, but that's not the relationship Debbie wanted. She didn't want to be armcandy, she wanted to be a partner, not a business partner, but somebody who is valued for her brain, not just her look, and someboy whom their romantic partner would run things by. Tex revealed that he didn't get her afterall and I liked Debbies reaction to that. And like @kieyra already said. Debbie does have a head and the gut instinct for this business. He could have profited from her inside. He just dismissed her off hand. Yeah it was very weird. Especially since they were doing versions of their regular characters. I would have understood it more if they had straight up done a christmas story with wrestling interludes.
  4. Miles

    S03.E10: A Very GLOW Christmas

    I mean, they would have been there pretty early in the year (since it was before the massive time jump and the challanger explosion we saw in episode one was January 28th) and it came out in May. But yeah, even if that was supposed to be reshoots, that wouldn't have been enough time for post production.
  5. Miles

    S03.E09: The Libertines

    They weren't involved. Bash was too closeted for that. I think Bash secretly loved him though. Pretty sure that night in the hotel room with Rhonda and the Gigolo was his first time with a man. Edit: With the challanger explosion we are in 1986 now. HIV tests were only even a thing beginning in late 85, I think. So before that, nobody could get tested. Edit2: Btw. It's only ever been a year between seasons. So TV standard. It just feels longer when you binge the whole season in a few days.
  6. Miles

    S03.E10: A Very GLOW Christmas

    Oh Bash, you were so close, but then you veered straight off a cliff! That shit is going to make it so much worse. Guess it's good TV though, and sadly realistic. But I really had hoped he would be honest and maybe come to an understanding with Rhonda. Dude really broke my heart during the scene where he confided in Debbie. I was literally hugging my blanket and couldn't let go. I don't think the show did want it to come off that way, but I really didn't like Arthie being bullied into saying that she's gay. I mean so what if she doesn't know or if she's Bi? What business is that of anybody else, even her girlfriend. She said she loved her and wanted to be with her. That should be enough, shouldn't it? That's some bullshit. I do like how the TV deal came to be. Another man underestimating Debbie and not seeing her as an equal partner. That will bite you in the ass. So Ruth wants so desperatly to be an actress that she doesn't take a sweet directing gig, something she has shown she is talented in and that she had fun doing? I guess some people just don't want to be happy... I mean she ccould probably still go on auditions, if she really wanted to.
  7. Miles

    S03.E09: The Libertines

    I wouldn't want to be gay in the 1980s. Not only do you run the constant risk of getting killed by the god damn loch ness monster, you also have to contend with homophobes who want to kill you.. and it isn't even that great being gay nowadays (apart from being fabulous, of course). What year are we in? Are we finally approaching the years where the god damn loch ness monster can be treated and isn't deadly anymore? I wouldn't want anything to happen to Bash. Speaking of whom, that scene was pretty hot. I'm glad he made a big step towards admitting who he really is. I hope he doesn't stay on this step for too long and figures it out completely. Also hope that him and Rhonda come to an amicable seperation. Maybe she can even continue being his beard. That's something you still need in the 80s, if you want to be a respectable business man. It comes with quite a few perks for her too, afterall. Also I have to agree with the people in that casting. Ruth wasn't good. I always thought she was supposed to be a better actress than that. So what happened? I think that was just Bash's overprotective side coming out, since she fell. Which Rhonda misinterpreted as jelousy. I think it's quite cute, even if he overrected a bit. I think if you've been in the show biz bubble, where being gay is just normal, even back then and it doesn't effect you in real life, since you yourself are straight, it's easy to forget the asshole violent homophobes out there. I'm surprised the drag queen (I'm bad with names) didn't bring it up though.
  8. Miles

    S03.E04: Say Yes

    I mean I'd think usually they'd close their eyes and think of England... England being the name of a big burly gay pornstar, of course. Being so deep in the closet that you find women attrractive? That's not how that works. That's what confuses me. You'd think they would tip us off in that context. It's not just about tipping us off, but that it doesn't seem to fit. PS: Wondering who can figure out where I stole that quote from originally.
  9. Miles

    S03.E04: Say Yes

    Guess the Bash is gay storyline isn't as dead as I thought. At least the drag queen clocked him. And it does seem like it hit home for him. Seemed like he was having too much fun having sex with Rhonda in earlier episodes though. Not like he was just going through the motions, faking it somehow. I mean there is always the option that he's bi, but that doesn't seem to be what they are choreographing here. Interesting.
  10. Miles

    S03.E02: Hot Tub Club

    So I guess Bash is not gay, like a lot of people here suspected. Well maybe he's Bi. That would be nice. You usually don't see Bi people on TV.
  11. Miles

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    Other fucking countries knew about Gilead's fucking power structure. They had diplomats running around the fucking place all the time, plus that's the easiest fucking thing in the world to figure out. There is no country on this planet the five eyes and many other agencies don't know the power structure of. So why the fuck should this be different with Gilead. The black box bullshit is something the writers pulled out of their fucking asses this season and it makes me fucking angry, because it's so increadibly dumb. PS: They also had aunts defect. They know quite a lot.
  12. Miles

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    My money is on that one. I guess they now need information on Gilead, since they forgot all the information they had in season one and would have learned from refugees and defectors. You know basically the whole of Canada suffered collective brain damage betwween seasons... To be fair here. She brought them Fred and she probably nailed down a solid deal for doing so. Now, could America/Canada go back on the deal? Sure, but in international relations and the spy game all you have is your reputation. If you fuck over Serena now, nobody is going to deal with you ever again. Getting her would not be worth it to them. So they are working her from a different angle. The minds in Gilead. Serena basically made that place with her work. If she now tells a different story, how this isn't gods will afterall, how the leadership of Gilead perverted her writing, bla bla bla, and they manage to distribute these writings in Gilead, she could legit start a counter-relvolution, or at least cause some turmoil the US can exploit. I don't think these writers will go there, it's way too clever for them, but it would be a good plan.
  13. Miles

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    Fuck me. Of course they ennded with a closeup of June glaring directly into the camera. And for the first 30 minutes, this wasn't even a bad episode. But then... June lets Mrs. Lawrence die. I know she's a liability, but that could have backfired massively and in any sane world, it would have. Commander Lawrence's main reason for wanting out was his wife. I mean since the waterfords and their suggar daddy are gone, he's back on top. Why would he still help June and her hairbrain schemes now? He may not particularly like Gilead, but he's way better off inside it than outside.
  14. Miles

    S01.E06: The Innocents

    And what happens if they don't take it? They have nothing. Great improvement there.
  15. Miles

    S03.E11: Liars

    Yeah, that would be reasonable, but nothing about Gilead is actually reasonable. Jezzebels is clearly legal.
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