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  1. MissLucas

    S06.E05: Stiff Competition

    I had to laugh at Kelsey's floating head, it felt as if the writers were showing shade at the wardrobe department for putting Hillary Duff in all those horrible boxy, neck-eating outfits. The show starts to remind me of Blue Bloods when it tries to sell me the idea that NY is just an urban Walnut Groove where everybody knows everybody. Millennial and Mercury are both operating on the world's biggest publishing market - having them compete over the same handful of authors over and over again makes little sense. Even in the bubble that is NY there's got to be more choice. And yep, the competition plot is getting boring. I guess it's supposed to emulate classic screwball comedies but it's devoid of all the charm (and sadly sexual tension) that made those work. Diana got the best lines and sub-plot - although her not bringing up female conductors ties to Charles when her name was first mentioned made no sense.
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    The Expanse in the Media

    Still no release date but at least some promo pics. https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/17/amazon-the-expanse-season-4-images-poster-ilus
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    S01.E01: Shelter From The Storm

    Yep, it was a trope-feast but nowhere as bad as I had expected from reading a review of the pilot. They can't all be 'The Expanse' and this being on the CW it is of course targeted to that particular audience. But I liked it well enough and since it's not on Syfy it might get a chance to tell its story (and improve) before the plug gets pulled. This is the last season of 'Killjoys' and someone has to fill the gap for campy sci-fi during summer - show's not there yet but I'm willing to give it a try. Also: Ezekiel.
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    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I doubt it. The show's already been down that road in season two with Kayden Fuller. I think Cassie's an attempt to recreate the Kitty dynamics. Which is a very bad idea since Kitty's story was one of the most perfect arcs this show has ever produced.
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    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I have no strong feelings about Cassie - she just happens to fail miserably on the 'awesome scale' when compared with Justified's Loretta McCready who sets the gold standard for female teenage criminal master-mind. Of course she had been fostered by one of the most awesome female villains ever. I was trying to be patient but during this episode I started to get mildly annoyed by Watson's hair. Lucy Liu is back to black so how much longer until Watson catches up?
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    S06.E04: An Inside Glob

    Thanks!
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    S06.E04: An Inside Glob

    The grey hair thing was confusing since we all know some people get their first grey hairs in their 20's. I took it to mean that Bronwyn was looking for someone of her generation/age group and that would be the Baby Boomers (Becky Anne Baker is 66). Diana is Gen X, Mirjam Shor is 47 and according to the rules of tv-land Diana is probably younger. It's also possible that Bronwyn suspected some ageism going on at Millenial - but if that's the case the writing should have been clearer. Anyway I doubt it since not an episode passes where we are not told by various characters that Kelsey is great and deserves her position yadayadayada.
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    S06.E04: An Inside Glob

    To be fair: Charles did not make Kelsey publisher - that was Quinn and her investors who had forced him out (put to pasture in Diana's words) by giving him the more or less symbolic position of Chairman of the Board since they were not happy about his involvement with Liza. Diana still does not know about Liza's age.
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    S06.E04: An Inside Glob

    Oh, Kelsey, your hair is not falling out because of Charles or Zane or because you have BDE; which you haven't btw. although the writing of this show really tries to tell us that without showing it. On the plus side - maybe it will regrow grey which would solve that whole 'lacking grey hair' issue Millennial is all of a sudden having. I'm not sure I should stick with this show since I keep rooting for the 'baddies'. But I'm sure ob-gyns have a word or two to say about treating your vagina like Thanksgiving turkey. I love Maggie's fabulous collection of dressing gowns. Sadly they're not listed on wornontv-net.
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    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    Or Bell, who asked a colleague for a bit of info, could have picked up some weird vibe in the reply. I also think Watson talked to Gregson about Dwyer at one point (not sure) and some light uneasiness on Gregson's side would have gone a long way to sell the plot. Maybe it's true that in real life stuff like that can presumably come out of nowhere - in my experience it doesn't but YMMV. Anyhow this is fiction and 'show don't tell' is a pretty good rule. This here was mostly 'tell' and almost no 'show'.
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    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    Ah, thanks for the info! Since Emily Swallow is 40 and her character looked about mid-thirties, I was really confused. But the math works in this case - even if nothing else does.
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    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    Oh, I don't doubt that it was a realistic scenario. I just don't like my comfy mystery setting disrupted by too much realism (I know this sounds crazy given that each episode starts with a gruesome body). The pension thing has me confused - it does not mean that she could have retired in three years right? Just that in three more years her pension was secure. Or did I get that wrong?
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    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    Well, that was pretty meh. The A-plot was okay - not too convoluted. The B-plot was weak starting with Gregson's top-cop that we have never seen before and ending with what felt like a lame attempt to introduce a currently relevant theme to the show. The department run by straight-laced Gregson with Bell as his right-hand is full of misogynistic jerks who would not stand by their colleague? I liked Captain Baffled and do not appreciate the retcon/revelation of his creepy side and the sudden tonal shift in the depiction of the department's culture (might be realistic but still heavy-handed). But the hamfisted way top-cop kept bringing up her shiny new job makes me also think she'll end up in Odin's clutches.
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    The Expanse in the Media

    Yes, the SDCC panel is also my best guess. It's scheduled for July 20 (there's a party two days before maybe if there's enough booze someone will slip the date).
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    S07.E06: Command: Delete

    That plot makes less sense the longer you think about it. So there's a grove full of coffee bean trees, but they have not been harvested since 2016 and although I'm not a coffee farmer I don't think groves that have not been attended to for several years are thriving. And since the family died in an earthquake you can assume that the farm and equipment were damaged too. To get this back on track she either had to first invest a lot of money (she did not have) or sell it probably under market-value. There's a good chance that in the long run keeping baby Daddy alive and have him deal with the mess would have been more profitable.
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