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  1. I vote for @tv echo for the most dedicated in bringing us all the Arrow related links. Thanks as always for keeping us up to speed, TV Echo.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I wish I could go back and time and tell Joss Whedon of the terrible mistake he's going to make in Age of Ultron, in the wording of this piece of dialogue. I don't believe it was ever his intention to conflate sterility and monsterhood; Natasha was listing the qualities that would make her a terrible partner in her eyes (having killed a lot of people (monster), not able to have children (sterile)). I find it disingenuous of people to claim that he meant it to be cause and effect - I can't have children which makes me a monster, so that whole discussion is a complete waste of time, IMO. I'm sad that they killed her off because I like the character and sap that I am, I want her to be happy. She didn't get to experience a lot of happiness and in contrast to Tony, her death did not feel organic to me. I'd like to believe that she comes back in some way because the idea of watching a Black Widow movie, knowing how it ultimately turns out, does not excite me.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I saw it for the second time in Imax 3D today and while I loved it before, it was even better this time. Knowing the plot made me much more emotionally engaged and I had a lump in my throat just seeing Black Window in the Marvel Studio animation. I also caught a lot more of the lines and the cinematography since my brain wasn't engaged in just reacting to the plot points and wondering where we were going. The worst part to me is that we won't see RDJ or Chris Evans in these roles again; luckily I'm a huge fan of fanfiction so they will live on forever. My biggest concern is Natasha; being the fangirl I am, I am certain I will be seeing the Black Window movie. I just hope that it's not just a prequel but is a mechanism for her to come back somehow. I feel that Scarlett Johannson has been getting better and better (as her role has grown) and, while she died a noble and heroic death, it would truly be a shame if Natasha didn't get some measure of happiness.
  4. I'm sorry that after the roller coaster of emotions I've been on with the show for the past 7 seasons (curiosity, glee, rage, frustration, delight, etc.) when I look back on this time it will be with apathy. I agree with Primal Slayer that squandered potential is the real take away.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    My impression from the admittedly confused explanation in the movie, was that every time you travel to the past, you are creating an alternate branch off the main timeline. Steve returns the stones so those branches are re-absorbed in the main timeline and then elects to create an alternate where he gets to have a life with Peggy. Given Steve's nature, I would expect him to have rescued Bucky, destroyed the remnants of Hydra, de-segregated the States as much as he could have, and started Howard on the path of good fatherhood by providing a stellar example. I assume that would have taken him a year or two. 😉 After Peggy's death, he returned to his own timeline to pass over the shield and the alternate branch was again re-absorbed. I can't explain how this would work but I think that is what we are supposed to believe happened and I am willing to hand wave a lot in order to see Chris Evans' Steve Rogers finally get some happiness. I also believe (with no evidence, of course) that he had discussed it with Bucky beforehand.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    Aquaman (2018)

    I thought it was fun trash. What bothers me is the potential that gets squandered: they have the money to create great CGI effects, a decent director, and mostly fine actors, but they didn't bother writing a decent script. I don't think there was nearly enough character development for anyone. It really struck me as being analogous to Thor; I just hope I don't have to wait until the 3rd movie in the series to get a decent movie.
  8. The last one is Thor Ragnarok or Westworld, which I just started watching on Friday. :)
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    S06.E18: Fundamentals

    I'm just glad that for the first time in a long time, I feel optimistic and enthusiastic about watching the next episode. It's been ages since I didn't feel like I was wasting my time with this show. It does make me wonder if this was the writers' and show runners' first opportunity to course correct. I'm somewhat hopeful now that the rest of the season might be okay.
  10. I'm excited by the idea; I just hope it doesn't turn out looking like a copy of "Red Sparrow", whose main character seems to have a very similar background to Black Widow's. I have no idea what the official canon of BW's past is but judging by the movies (and the scads of fanfiction I've read), the film should have Bucky, Hawkeye, Coulson, Fury, and Hill at the very least.
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    S02.E07: Birdwatching

    I want to enjoy this show as much as I did during the 1st season but they keep asking me to suspend my disbelief too much. Riggs (supposedly a police officer) has actually been a danger to the public in the last couple of episodes and it's played for laughs. Murtaugh acts like a neanderthal doofus and I question why his wife is still with him. Both issues would be helped by not playing everything to the extreme. Given how quiet it's been here lately, it makes me think I'm not the only one who questions why I'm bothering to watch. The answer for me (of course) is Clayne Crawford. I find him very charismatic and just wish they would use him better. Once he's "over" his guilt about his father's death, what's next? Does his dog die? Whatever happened to his dog?
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    S02.E04: Flight Risk

    I enjoyed it but a few things bugged me: wouldn't the death of the robbery victim be on Adrian Pasdar's character's head? The victim died during the robbery committed by AP so even if it was his own gun, AP would be on the hook for it. Also, how did the bad guys know to go to Chinatown to find AP? Riggs and Murtaugh only knew because the daughter told them. Those kinds of things don't bother me that much though. What really irks me is how goofy Roger is getting. I don't mind him being playful but sometimes it verges on doofus territory.
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    Cahill, Palmer , or Somebody New for Riggs

    The ethical quagmire of a therapist having a relationship with a patient puts me off Cahill completely. The fact that the actress fits into the brittle, RBF, anorexic-looking mode of Katie Cassidy and Abigail Spencer puts me off too, but chacun a son gout!
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    Small Talk: The Quiver

    Going back to the weather for a minute, I'm also in Vancouver which, as long as you don't have a problem not seeing the sun for a few weeks at a time, is very pleasant without many extremes. I did spend half my life in Montreal and while I would never want to move back and deal with snow for 5 months a year, I do miss the occasional snow storm and having your nose hairs freeze when it's -20 C.
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