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  1. crashdown

    In The Dark

    So . . . what? Dean goes to jail? Does Murphy somehow inherit Chloe? This is a very odd show, but I can't seem to stop watching it.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    He was kidding. I'm constantly amazed that people don't get Ken's sense of humor.
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    Orvillian Media: Wireless Telecommunications Facility

    I've read a couple of news reports confirming that Seth was parodying Wu.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I meant to post this after Thursday's game, obviously, but I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Anyone else here old enough to remember this one?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That seems to be a tedious waste of time, because it's self-evident that every single thing posted--no matter how strongly worded, or how seemingly outrageous the claim--is a poster's opinion. We're busy people, and in my opinion we should all just dispense with the couching niceties and get on with the meat.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Totally! I can't understand how anyone can find Ken smug--he's the opposite of that. He's extremely down-to-earth, self-deprecating, and funny. Love that guy!
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    What is...In the Media?

    Most of the length of that URL is the extraneous Facebook crap, because apparently you accessed it from Facebook. If you simply searched for the article title and encountered it natively in your browser, it would have been a much shorter URL: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/04/james-holzhauer-vs-jeopardys-prize-budget-game-show/587668/
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    S02.E13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

    What's creepy and inappropriate about it? He loves her, he knows that he screwed up the relationship, and he wishes he hadn't. It may not ever work out for him, but he's not some weird stalker.
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    S02.E13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

    This was not a bottle episode in any way--there were distinct scenes shot in multiple locations. But also, the intimation that bottle episode = weak episode in general is simply false. Some of the best episodes of any series are bottle episodes, because they rely on nothing more than character interaction and conversation. I love bottle episodes!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Final Jeopardy was an instaget for me, but I had a big advantage: I was fiddling with my iPad when Alex read the clue, so I heard it before I saw it. It's much easier if you hear "Sea King" before you see "C. King"!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    No. Just . . . no. It's a TRANSPORTER on Star Trek. It's not a teleporter, ever. I'm clearly one step away from being one of those trekkies who starts an online fist fight about dilithium crystals and the warp capability of the nacelles in a Federation star ship, but dammit! These things are important!
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    S04.E17: I'm in Love

    I don't think it's bad writing, and I don't think that we were ever meant to see the three guys on some sort of equal plane. I see the three guys as in some sense representative of Rebecca's character arc, and the way she saw what she was looking for in each season. Josh is gentle, idealized, rom com love. Nathaniel is a more manic, damaged version of that; he's Rebecca's bottoming out before she was ready to start doing some serious work on herself. Greg is post-therapy love: it's more realistic, but still not there yet. The three dates with the guys really follow the arc of the whole show: the idealized fantasy love that one might expect from a teenager (Josh); the adult version of that fantasy (Nathaniel); and a taste of a real-life relationship (Greg). It's a journey, but it's a journey that isn't finished yet. I think the writers did a pretty good job with all that.
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    S04.E17: I'm in Love

    I don't think that the season four narrative was set up perfectly; parts of it were certainly a little awkward and rushed. I do, however, think that the redefinition of the typical narrative signposts was part of the point, so it doesn't seem right to me to criticize the show for ultimately upending them: the entire series was about reconsidering the usual tropes of romantic comedy. Ending the show with Rebecca choosing a romantic partner would have been an absurd betrayal of that entire premise. I have to add that, even though the finale wasn't perfect (how many finales are?), parts of it just made me think that Rachel Bloom is a genius. The scene with Rebecca walking through the costumes of the series and singing an unaccompanied medley of some of the lines from the show's songs was just haunting. I also loved the meta ending, which ultimately boils down to the human need for creativity, to the way that artists are able to turn the broken bits of themselves into beauty. Rebecca's ultimate lesson was that creativity is love, and that art is the path to healing herself. That's awesome.
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    Past Seasons Discussion

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    S01.E01: Pilot

    I'm underwhelmed, mostly because I think the actors are really weak. I'm digging New Michael ok (interesting choice to have him be gay, or bi), but New Max is a snore, and there's absolutely no chemistry between him and New Liz. The one bright side for me is that suddenly my screen name is relevant again: like @shapeshifter, mine comes from the original Roswell. (If I recall, everything I wanted to use from Buffy was taken when I signed up for TWOP, and I settled on Crashdown.)