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  1. kieyra

    S03.E05: Chapter 24

    Didn’t something similar happen to Ptonomy?
  2. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    I guess we have to give Supernatural its due. But it also has a cast of supporting regulars. Or did, it's been ages since I was up to speed on that show.
  3. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    I mean, I could get behind Veronica Mars meets Sherlock x Fargo. They couldn’t really make it a new project because KB + RT + detective = it would be impossible not to think of her as Veronica Mars anyway. I don’t think this kind of transformation has been attempted before. (Teen CW Scooby-gang show grows up, shakes off all high-school trappings including love triangles, and becomes gritty drama.) I don’t think it’d ever be Fargo, but it could be interesting. And it couldn’t happen if we weren’t in this strange new world of “more tv than you could ever possibly watch”. They’d absolutely have to stop doing the corny names for people and businesses, though, and I’m not sure RT can give those up.
  4. As an aside, GLOW is another Netflix show set in the 1980s with a lot of fun fashion and other 80s shenanigans. And a great soundtrack. Season 3 starting soon. (Other than 1980s and Netflix it has just about nothing in common with Stranger Things, but if you like Alison Brie or any of Jenji Kohan’s shows, you should check it out.) It’s set in LA, so the hair is much, much bigger, and things like AIDS are addressed. (That said, it’s a 30 minute dramedy. Leaning more comedy.)
  5. kieyra

    S03.E09: Heroic

    While “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” leads us triumphantly into the credits.
  6. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    Not to rub salt into the wound, but it sounds like we could have gotten Mac if they cut, for example, all of Dick’s scenes.
  7. kieyra

    GLOWing Reviews: GLOW In The Media

  8. kieyra

    S03.E04: Chapter 23

    I’m really struggling with the idea that young-teen Syd was supposed to be sophisticated and 2019-“woke” enough to even understand the concepts of consent we’re grappling with these days. I guess maybe people wanted adult Syd to tell younger self “you’re a gross rapist” rather than “you were curious”, but it seemed clear young Syd had already learned her lesson about ever even touching people, and that a more nuanced understanding followed later.
  9. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    RT is really good at writing douchebags. Sometimes I think he enjoys it a little too much. (I’d probably watch whatever VM product came out next, as I like the more mature, polished tone and I’ve always been here for Veronica primarily. But I cut loose another show that recently made me feel the way a lot of posters are feeling here (meaning a knife to the heart of a beloved pairing that hadn’t even gotten started, and killing off a lead as well, in a completely unnecessary death), so I completely understand the feelings of betrayal and refusing to watch further. And I hate that I can’t rewatch that other show now, as it was very complicated and had a lot to unpack. Meaning great rewatch material. So I understand there’s the double-whammy for a lot of people—past seasons are now kind of ruined too.)
  10. kieyra

    S04.E06: Entering a World of Pain

    In the first episode, they establish that spring break season lasts about a month. (I’m finding the judgment of Veronica for drinking/partying a little odd, but maybe I watch too many other shows where grownups are frequently slugging wine or hitting a vape.)
  11. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    Ok, I’ve actually watched the whole season now. I wasn’t going to at first, because not a Logan fan, didn’t like the fan-service stuff in the movie, and the first episode thread was all about shirtless Logan, so I figured the revival was going to be more (extended) fan-service, and I don’t watch shows for that. But then I read the Logan Dies spoiler and decided to give it a shot. I mentioned in another post in this thread that another show did this to me very recently, so I can sympathize with you all. After my experience, I feel like niche and genre showrunners, the ones with intensely passionate fanbases, should knock off the edgy death stuff for a while. As has been said multiple times, things are shitty enough right now. Yeah, it’s an artistic choice, you’re a creator, etc., but maybe just give it a few years and see if the planet turns itself right-side up again? Instead of racking your brain for “what’s the most painful choice I can possibly make?!” Setting this aside, I thought it was a strong season, but one episode too long, maybe two. The bomb plot got way too convoluted and went on too long. I sincerely didn’t care about any of the bomb players by the end, except maybe the Mexican hitmen. I did like the themes brought up and revisited (douchebags, corruption, sexual assault, more douchebags, etc), as well as the obvious ongoing homages to multiple true crime documentaries and the nation’s frenzy for true crime and injustice porn since Serial. (I think the statistic about less than half the country thinking Penn was guilty was commentary on stuff like Making a Murderer.) I liked their use of JK Simmons, who I was not expecting to see here. I liked the writing, they were at the top of their dialogue game, and I have a feeling someone’s been taking notes from Stephen Falk (You’re the Worst), who in my opinion is the best rapid-fire dialogue artist since Amy Sherman-Palladino was at her peak with Gilmore Girls. The pacing was very good until it kind of went splat when you realized a whole additional episode was still going to be about the bombs. My biggest gripe with the shock ending was how tacked on it felt. And then the therapist (love Mary, but she pops up the fuck out of nowhere) happens to have this voicemail message for Veronica? What? It felt like they needed to take another swipe at the entire last episode. I think if nothing else, they might have been able to maneuver Logan’s death in a way that didn’t just piss everyone off.
  12. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    Mehhh. I had a feeling it must be something like that.
  13. kieyra

    S04.E08: Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    I know the 'shipper' vs 'non shipper' debate is as old as ... well, X-Files at least, but I'm not really in this for the romance, no. What I really like is watching Veronica talking back to, and taking down douchebags. And being investigatey. And snarky. She does need a few characters to ground her, though, so they'll either have to include Keith/Wallace/Weevil somehow, or spin up some really solid new characters. I suppose seeing her have a functional relationship with a female friend would be cool as well. PS, I'm fine if I never, ever have to see Dick Casablancas again.
  14. kieyra

    S04.E05: Losing Streak

    The 'kid' had violently assaulted her, twice, both times with a knife. Including a verbal threat of rape. Just a counterpoint. Women who are attacked don't bear a responsibility to politely consider the background of their attackers. Just my opinion.
  15. kieyra

    S04.E01: Spring Break Forever

    The actress and character are fully grown women, and hopefully KB isn’t beholden to Disney over the content of her other projects.