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  1. futurechemist

    S44.E20: Emma Thompson / Jonas Brothers

    I thought the cold open was a nice reversal of the Obama "How's he doing" sketches.
  2. futurechemist

    S04.E11: Séance & Sensibility

    The good: A werewolf attacking Jane Austen that led into a Bollywood musical that repeatedly broke the 4th wall. The camaraderie between the characters like Ray pecking Nate and immediately believing Nora was innocent, or the women teasing each other in 1802. The title was puntastic. The bad: Hey-World??? I get that Tom Wilson was too likable to make the big bad. And I get that means he had to be redeemed. Having Neron kill him after a heel-face turn was a natural end point. Then revealing that he was using black ops to build a magical monster theme park based on a 9 year old's drawing? That's too ridiculous for even this show. Also Mona grates, even in small doses.
  3. futurechemist

    S04.E10: The Getaway

    I'm unclear why the Legends didn't just squish the truth bug once they took it out of Nixon. Or why once Nixon was cured they didn't just leave him at the White House. But it led to a fun episode. Maybe they can gift the truth bug to the Flash team, since they refuse to learn the lesson about not keeping secrets.
  4. futurechemist

    S44.E17: Kit Harington / Sara Bareilles

    Kit was really game. And I liked that so many sketches ended with a wonderfully weird twist. Cruise ship passenger was a stranger Undercover boss Stripper's sister SVU stars
  5. futurechemist

    The Other Two

    Throughout this season, it always struck me how obviously auto-tuned Chase's songs were. But I didn't expect the show to make it a plot point. I also appreciate how the side characters were allowed to be 3-dimensional. Streeter wasn't just a kooky manager. Pat was dealing with her grief in her own way. Lance wasn't just a kooky ex-boyfriend.
  6. futurechemist

    S44.E14: John Mulaney / Thomas Rhett

    They and Colin mentioned the smell. It looked like real meat. I'm guessing raw meat on a stage for hours wouldn't be pleasant. Was a "1255" sketch cut? On the West coast after the 2nd song, it went to commercial, then showed a bumper as if the show was back. Then abruptly went to more commercials. Then the goodbyes, but the credits were cut off. Wouldn't want a SNL rerun to start late because of an episode of SNL I guess. If the wonderful bodega medley meant we lost a 1255 sketch, I think that was a good trade. I'm also amused by the 10pm rerun disclaiming it originially aired at a later hour so be cautious. When on the West coast it came right after the live show.
  7. futurechemist

    S05.E11: Seeing Red

    What happened to the fun loving show that drew me in with "lightning gave me abs?" Sigh, the show just doubles down on being dark and broody. And having half the characters keep secrets from the other half for no real reason other than to build drama. I'm with Sherloque on this one. Nora is collaborating with Eobard Thawne. Maybe he's turned good, maybe he's still evil. But this feels like something Nora should tell her parents, 1 of which is Thawne's archenemy. Agreed with the poster above who thought it was ridiculous that twice in a single episode, they had Cicada beaten, then the heroes decided to wander off to deal with personal stuff, and then Cicada got away. Also agreed that the helicopter scene was contrived, though it got Ralph acting heroic so there's that. But why couldn't Flash speed the metas off to some hidden location? Though really 95% of the plotholes on the show could be solved with "Barry does something really fast before someone else has a chance to react".
  8. futurechemist

    S04.E06: LaLaPaRUza

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this make the last several weeks pointless? We had the top 7 at the end of episode 3, and now we have the same top 7.
  9. futurechemist

    S02.E02: Primal Urges

    One could say the same thing about the source material. Vulcans are a logical species that were founding members of the Federation. And yet, they chose not to share the fact that they were genetic cousins of the Romulans. Nor did they share their medical records to the point that McCoy wasn't familiar when he had to operate on Vulcans. Not to mention nobody knowing that Vulcans had to return home once every 7 years to mate and/or fight to the death(!). If the Federation was unaware that 1 of their founding members practices ritual murder, than I can give the Union a pass on not knowing everything about the Moclans.
  10. futurechemist

    S02.E02: Primal Urges

    2 character driven episodes in a row. Definitely not what I was expecting from this show. But it's appreciated compared to most other scifi shows. And I appreciated the plot came from character history. Bortus cheated on Klyden because of Klyden's betrayal with their child. 2 plot quibbles. Only Bortus and Isaac could go to the planet because of the radiation. So how did they get all the residents out? And if last week, Finn's subplot involved her struggles as a single parent, how did she become the ship's relationship counselor?
  11. futurechemist

    S04.E03: Snatch Game of Love

    If Gia and Trinity weren't even in the same group of 4, why couldn't they both be Caitlyn Jenner?
  12. futurechemist

    S44.E09: Matt Damon / Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus

    If the show was running so long that they had to cut the funny British chat show and the goodbyes, maybe they should have just ditched the boring bar sketch that didn't go anywhere. This was a generally funny episode. Matt Damon was a good mix of funny and sincere.
  13. futurechemist

    Holi-Slay Spectacular

    The more I think about the special, the more I dislike it. My husband was convinced that Ru and Michelle had stunt doubles during most of their lipsync. When we could see their faces, they were dancing slowly. And whenever they were doing acrobatic moves, they were conveniently facing away from the camera. Drag Race always struck me as 1 of the more "real" competition shows - the contestants are being more real and the producers aren't scripting as much as other shows. But this special felt more like a scripted sitcom than an actual episode of Drag Race. Here's hoping All Stars feels real.
  14. futurechemist

    Holi-Slay Spectacular

    Good - I like campy drag and this was as campy as can be. Bad - all the drag queens were essentially interchangable and their personalities didn't come through. WTF - random reaction shots of Ross Matthews as an elf.
  15. futurechemist

    S03.E10: Janet(s)

    I agree with others that this implies that Mindy St Clair has been the best human to live for the past 500 years. Which based on what we've seen of her is kind of disillusioning. Personally, I think the problem is with Good Place high standards, not Bad Place tampering. The accountant was initially proud of Doug Forcett's score until he realized Doug was 68. It's as if a person needs to average 10,000 points / year to be on track for the Good Place. If Doug had been 40, he'd be doing great. But he's 68 which means he's behind schedule. I suppose someone could argue that because Doug is a bit of a recluse, he is doing good deeds, but they're not having a large enough effect on other people. And +1 on D'arcy's acting in this episode. She even sounded like Jason with her voice getting deeper. She played 6 different characters in this episode.