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    S01.E08: Chapter 8

    While I give Starz a ton of credit for at least trying to take on this book, and the good production values, this episode just summed up for me why the series as a whole was so disappointing. The Checquy supposedly has all of Britain's EVAs at its disposal, but all they could muster (and all really we've ever seen beside Nazim and Myfanwy herself) were the Gestalts who really just operated as a very efficient team of shooters. Why couldn't we have seen some awesome talents being used? Was this a budget issue? Why is there any resistance movement at all, much less something apparently so widespread? sure children are taken from their families but it's not shown that's always without consent or that the families (and the British public) don't recognize that this may be the best way to nurture these abilities? Agree, saw no point at all in Olivia Munn, although I like her very much. I think it's not at all in her character that she would have her mind wiped, I imagined that she would take the pain of betrayal and use it to make herself stronger. Wonderful dress, though. Finally, I just didn't like Myfanwy. I understand that she was confused, and a very controlled person, but it meant that I just never cared about her. She was boring, and until the very end with the girl and then trying to rescue Linda, she did nothing to benefit any other person. Even her intervening with Nazim was for the purpose of solving her personal mystery. Sorry for the rant. Again, thanks to Starz. I guess I would have liked it better had I not read the book.
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    Mindhunter Season 1 Discussion

    S1E3: pretty good episode, especially Ed, and how the two agents are building a rapport with him I liked how Holden and Bill tagged team Dwight to get him to confess. What I didn't like: Dr. Wendy, I usually love Anna Torv, but the decision to play her with such a flat affect is a huge mistake. I guess it's supposed to show how scientific and dispassionate she is (women in business, and academia I assume were not allowed to be emotional and "female":) but it was especially jarring when Holden refers to her "enthusiasm," I wondered if he had lost command of his English.
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    Mindhunter Season 1 Discussion

    S1E2: I would totally watch a series that just had coed killer Ed sitting and talking. Great acting, great writing.
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    Season 4 Discussion

    S4E5 ugh, how depressing. I like (sarcastic, of course) how all these upper-crust Brits would rather an elderly man be beaten for thefts he did not commit, and hang for a murder he didn't do, rather than "dishonor" the lordly abusive con man, When Will's mother chickened out of going to the police, why didn't they at least get a written statement from her? Since (I presume) Will's father didn't write a confession, does this mean Eli really is off the hook or will the police just continue to pick on the lowest class person to save face? I'm not sure if the estate is entailed or what the debts are, but I would love it if Will sells it all and gives all the proceeds tot he long-suffering staff. I understand how hurt Leonard is, but I feel like he's been going through a major character assassination here. I always thought that he was sweet and kind - I guess not any more. He didn't even give Will a chance to explain himself before turning him in. And while I understand exactly why his words triggered that response from Will, I don't see any way that Will can come back from this. Maybe they need to clean house completely in the vicarage (except for Dickens, of course), with some new priests and a new housekeeper. Glad they didn't drag out the Cathy "affair" thing, and I admire her for being open about it, especially that it's her right to determine what, if any, action to take. I guess it probably would have been out of character for the times for her to talk with Geordie about how to handle it going forward.
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    S01.E06: Chapter 6

    Much as I liked the book, this series, while well-meaning, just isn't doing it for me. I cannot force myself to care about Myfanwy in the least, even knowing the reason she is so closed off and unpersonable. Why should we like her? I did like how we got the repeated Monica/Marcus bar scene until we got to (I assume) the truth, which is that Marcus and Bronwyn were playing her. I only like and am interested in Linda and Grantchester at this point, the Home Sec Jennifer is such an evil bitch politician caricature. Not sure what "big boss" you're referring to, but don't understand why "wheelchair lady" Ingrid is anything but a very efficient secretary. Yawn Yawn.
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    S01.E04: Chapter 4

    I think this show is better binged, I can barely remember things from week to week, like Gestalt wrecking the Jeep. I read the book (loved it, the second one not so much) so I have a basic knowledge about what’s going on, otherwise it would be rather confusing.
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    Book vs Show Comparisons: Was It How You Pictured?

    I like it so far, although I've found it helpful to completely forget about the book. There was so much internally going on with Myfanwy that the show really can't compete. I think the casting is spot on, and the acting is quite good. I read (and loved) the first book a while ago, and have had no trouble keeping up. I remember I didn't like the second book quite as much, although I don't remember why. I don't understand why they felt the need to have the American agent there, unless to help with audience exposition. Or to make it more accessible to Americans.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    So Bron is the new Little Finger? I'm assuming that Grey Worm is not really going to Naath, but up north to take out the former Jon Snow.
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    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I love this show, but this episode was so boring and poorly written as to be almost unwatchable. We don't get to see Sansa or Arya's reactions to Jon's parentage announcement; Jon doesn't even say good-by to Ghost (just rehomes him), it didn't occur to Daenerys to circle around Euron's fleet and burn the ships from the rear (all the dragon killer harpoons were facing front). Bron's brief appearance was a huge let down. All of these supposedly clever people just act so stupidly. Tyrion doesn't understand his sister AT ALL. When Daenerys asks the perfectly reasonable question about how long the army needs to recover, Sansa could have actually answered ( a week, 2 weeks, whatever) instead of just punting to some indefinite time. No wonder Daenerys didn't listen to her perfectly reasonable suggestion. I could go on with so much I disliked, which really arising from my high expectations. I just hate that so much time is wasted (like the extended feasting) when there are only a few episodes left. I did like a few things - Arya/Hound road trip, Bron not breaking Tyrion's nose.
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    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I love this show, but this episode was so boring and poorly written as to be almost unwatchable. We don't get to see Sansa or Arya's reactions to Jon's parentage announcement; Jon doesn't even say good-by to Ghost (just rehomes him), it didn't occur to Daenerys to circle around Euron's fleet and burn the ships from the rear (all the dragon killer harpoons were facing front). Bron's brief appearance was a huge let down. All of these supposedly clever people just act so stupidly. Tyrion doesn't understand his sister AT ALL. When Daenerys asks the perfectly reasonable question about how long the army needs to recover, Sansa could have actually answered ( a week, 2 weeks, whatever) instead of just punting to some indefinite time. No wonder Daenerys didn't listen to her perfectly reasonable suggestion. I could go on with so much I disliked, which really arising from my high expectations. I just hate that so much time is wasted (like the extended feasting) when there are only a few episodes left. I did like a few things - Arya/Hound road trip, Bron not breaking Tyrion's nose.
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    The Rook Media: Checquy PR

    Loved the book, can't wait to watch this. The previews look really good.
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    S02.E08: Moon Shadow

    About the only things I liked were the snails, and Laura toting Sweeney. I've always liked DW + MS, so there is hope. Glad the season's over. Great acting, lousy writing.
  13. I know she's not aware of it, but Roz should be very concerned about accepting a miracle from Sabrina - it didn't go well with poor Theo. Loved Stepford Zelda and her beautiful dress. Miranda Otto is just great in this, although I still fondly remember her from LOTR. It was nice to see William Davis again (why, yes, I do watch a lot of Sci fi), although they were some seriously cheesy neck pieces for the almighty Council. Couldn't they conre up something more impressive?
  14. Uwatchable. Too dark, literally. I didn't really see the point,it did nothing to advance the plot, such as it is. I have nothing to base this on, but I assume this type of episode is really just to give the actors a break. I thought the writing was just lazy. Theo for example - likes the new body (including penis, I assume), but doesn't mind chopping off an arm - so no more basketball, for example, which the dream showed as a source of pride.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I can't even watch this anymore. I know the strategy of working up from the bottom of the categories makes sense since the lead is protected, but the fact that the other contestants pretty much have no chance whatsoever has robbed the game of any suspense. Much as I like learning new facts, I also want to watch something with at least a modicum of competition.
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