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  1. alexvillage

    When They See Us

    Just one more thing: It was the real rapist and murderer who actually caused the truth to come out think about it - a convicted criminal, someone who raped and murdered several women had more of a conscience than the thugs at the NYPD and DA’s office, plus all the mothefuckers who jeered the children. when I say the police are part of a criminal organization it is because there is evidence of it
  2. alexvillage

    When They See Us

    This series still haunts me, Just thinking about what happened to the kids - children - makes me cry all over again. Then I decided to watch the documentary about the case and I am so angry and feeling vindictive. I am struggling with myself because part of me wants revenge, while the real victims are just out there, living their lives and, by all accounts, doing a lot of good. But let me vent about my vindictive side: I want all law enforcement to be locked up at Rikers and experience the same treatment countless poor, mostly black and brown, mostly men in this country experience. I ant them to feel every pain they have inflicted. I want them to fear for their lives and for their families. I want them to never have a moments of peace or a few minutes of a sleep without a night mare. And I want this for every single person who works in a law enforcement that protects those thugs, everyone who works for ICE and CBP, every prosecutor who simply ignores the mostly corrupt police. Maybe it is unfair to bundle all of them together but not more unfair than what has been happening in this country forever, without real punishment for the real criminals. Good people don't work for ICE and CBP. Good people don't work for those police departments of DA's offices. Now, I am hanging on to a sliver of hope that some new prosecutors are willing to hold PD's responsible, and that we can simply abolish what needs to be abolish (the terrorist organization in control of our immigration system) to REALLY start to move this crap in a different direction. It is the least I can do in solidarity with all who don't have the same privileges I do - even tough I am part of some groups that are not so privileged as the WASP's and the likes. I am tired and depressed so I will hold on to this for now.
  3. alexvillage

    Palimpsest: Novel vs. Show

    Margaret Atwood wrote a dystopia that is also a criticism on white male power. The show is something that rushed to do an adaptation in the first season and then lost itself. I guess Atwood was kind of a consultant in the first season and maybe the deal was that she would sell the rights of the book but after the first season she would not have a say on the direction the show took. I am still holding on to my theory that her upcoming book is a way for her to separate herself from this clusterfuck of a series.
  4. alexvillage

    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    Yeah, it is confusing because the writers never gave us any back story or context. If Canada recognizes the US government, then the logic would be that they condemn Gilead for the coup. I find it hard to see how this mess works in the minds of the writers. They just want us to accept that they might fuck up, but fucked up the story will be.
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    The Eyes: News and Media

    I am not a big BW fan, I think he is on the positive side of average, but not a great actor. You are right, though. He is capable of much more. The thing is, no actor, average or great, can do much with bad writing. Add bad direction and bad editing, the talent goes unnoticed. That's how TV works. On the other hand, his "I think Lizzie is giving the performance of a lifetime" fell totally flat. Not necessary to exaggerate Bradley. We know you are friends but we also watch the show.
  6. alexvillage

    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    You are right on your points but at the same time, that part made sense to me. Gilead is a place of cultists, they do believe others will see them as they see themselves. They are self righteous, god has their back. Another take would be to compare the world's current situation: the biggest superpower in the world normalizing terrible treatment of refugees, other countries following on the same footsteps, if not openly, behind the scenes; a country that is ruled by monarchs openly decapitating dissenters, beating women and still having a pass everywhere. Seriously, which country has even condemned Saudi Arabia about their abuses, their prince ordering the murder and dismemberment of a journalist, women being stoned for daring to speak up? I don't know of any sanctions from any country against that regime. I could go on and on. This shit happens. Canada being silent and complying to demands to a place like Gilead would not even be dystopia anymore.
  7. alexvillage

    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    Agree with all you said. Margaret Atwood wrote a dystopian novel and left a lot of questions unanswered - which I think is part of the book's appeal. Then the writers come in and completely "raped" the book. They could have done a good job, being thoughtful and thinking things over, developing plausible plots that would be consistent with the book. Instead, they decided to rush through things because they wanted to: Achieve fame? Make money? Annoy the viewers? Inflate their own ego? Who knows? The result sucks.
  8. alexvillage

    Aftermath in the Media

    Yeah, that's part of what corporate journalism has become: sensationalism.
  9. alexvillage

    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    But then the writers don't do anything with him. It is like he is there to make us smirk at his one-liners. If Canada offers refuge, there is not extradition. Extradition is for crimes and a refugee is not a criminal. We saw Canadian officer asking Emily if she was seeking refuge, so that would be another writer's mess up - therefore totally possible. But Canada can have their shady people too, people who support Gilead's cult. As an example, wha tis happening now to Assange and the UK courts: in theory, the UK will not extradite anyone for political reasons. The United States is charging Assange for espionage, chichis political. Yet, some people in the UK are in total favor to ignore the extradition terms and send Assange to his death. So, nothing is certain anymore.
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    Aftermath in the Media

    I am not sure but I think that what the paper published is public record. The fact that she is not named in the lawsuit, even though her story has already aired, might be following some procedure, or maybe forcing the cult to hold back the threats. I don't know, pure speculation on my part. I just don't think it was something that the journalist missed, but something done either because it is the procedure of such suits, or on purpose, an attempt to move the conversation in a certain direction. Besides, a lot of people who don't watch the show can have an idea of what happened and not who the person is.
  11. alexvillage

    Good Trouble

    I found the episode a little boring, to tell the truth. The outcome of the trial was expected but I, too, am confused about what Malika is doing - and how she knows exactly where to go to get what she wants. Confront the Judge? She needs to go through he assistant and she went through another door. The cut/uncut thing was silly. It didn't bother me, I just don't know why it was even a topic. Do young people really freak out about this, is it so alien to them? In a show that throws so much at once, that was an unusual diversion. I like Jamie too. I am already tired of Gael's brooding but he was right about Callie. The writers brought her from a teenager to young adult but the only thing that grew was her arrogance. She feels that she is always right, and that would be fine if she didn't feel the need to make everyone agree with her at any cost. And it looks like that could cost her her future - but I don't think the writers are going there. They will probably have the judge give her second, third...tenth chances. I think the story with Marianna is interesting. First the mansplaining from last season and now, even when the women would "have the upper hand", they still have to deal with the dynamics of the workplace, which is still very male dominated. I am sure this type of thing happens in places like that. I hope they don't mess up the Evan character. He was well done last season but he seemed not himself in this episode, inconsistent with his quirks. They moved him too fast from A to B to satisfy Mariana's story (maybe?)
  12. alexvillage

    When They See Us

    I finished the last episode in a puddle of anger and then admiration for the now men. How Korey survived is nothing more than the proverbial heroism. And to see him, to see his real face, after seeing what happened to him, I just couldn't. I makes me so angry that those thugs who plotted against the kids, who continued (continue still) to even deny a "mistake", since they would not ever confess to their own crime, cannot feel empathy. I have privileges that would likely protect me from things that happen to black and brown people, but I felt my chest tightening for the whole hour and a half of the last episode, for the whole series. I felt pain. I guess I can call myself human. Those racists can't, not anymore. Part of their humanity was consumed by their arrogance, entitlement and inability to see the other person - all fueled by their bigotry.
  13. alexvillage

    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    Not to mention that the character is supposed to act as a character, not as the actor playing the character, or viewers waiting for what is going to happen. By that, I mean Super!June! Let me explain: June is a handmaid who has seen horrible things happening all around her. The only plausible conclusion the character could have was that, by staying in Gilead after attempting to flee, AND "stealing" the baby, she would be on the wall, at best sent to the colonies, after a few body parts being removed. But nooooooo. The writers planned all this plot as a superhero movie where everyone, including the character, knows things will be just alright. So June can walk right back to the oppressors' hands, stare them in the eyes, continue to be defiant and keep saying "fuck" in her head. The writers are really, really, really bad.
  14. alexvillage

    When They See Us

    I don't even need to check the link to know who it is about. Evil people will evil. Racists will racist.
  15. alexvillage

    When They See Us

    Didn't know that about Yussef's sister. Good for her! I believe it was the Times who coined the "wolf pack" thing. Not surprised, since the NY Times is believed to be this "liberal, fair and accurate" paper but has ALWAYS played the game of the oppressor. From Hitler to trump, they always side with the authorities. It is the WSJ. I expect nothing less from them. Racists run that paper.
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