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  1. johntfs

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    One thing to consider is when did Tony set this up? And the clear answer to that is that he did it when he did his "Snap" in Endgame. Because he wouldn't have done it earlier since Peter was basically dead. If it had existed before Peter's death, Tony would presumably have used it when Thanos' lieutenants attacked New York to get Dr. Strange's Time Stone (I still love the way Tony explained that "He's from space. He wants to steal a necklace from a wizard." Just Tony's whole tone of "I can't believe that this is really my life."). It's pretty clear to me that Tony considered Peter to be the son he never had. Tony over-engineered the hell out of Peter's costumes, even giving the one in Homecoming an "instant kill option." In Infinity War we see that he developed another one in case Peter had to go into space - which he deployed because Peter was in the situation of going into space. In the moment that he Snapped Tony knew he was going to die. While he destroyed Thanos and his minions, Tony also wanted to do everything he could to keep his "son" protected because he'd already endured the heartbreak of watching Peter die and being helpless to prevent it. So, Tony created something to protect Peter - and that something was a deadlier version of Project Insight.
  2. johntfs

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I don't really think that it is. A c,loser comparison to something like that would be the Shinwell story line. In this situation, both Sherlock and Cassie are healthier, more functional people. Sherlock is showing Cassie how she can pursue a different path but isn't pushing her or forcing her to do so. For her part Cassie isn't filled with "daddy issues" or obsessing over Sherlock. She clearly prefers to let him have space and to allow whatever their ultimate relationship is to take form naturally and over time.
  3. johntfs

    Teen Titans Go!

    This show just has the best ever version of Starfire. Sweet, kind, a little naive but smart in her own way but with a capacity to unleash terrifying violence on anybody who tries to mess with her. And completely not into Robin. Plus, the way you can just diddie-bop along watching the show and something hits you and go, "Wait a second. Did they just do furries/vore/age-play/(insert weird and/or horrifying fetish) in that episode?"
  4. johntfs

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    Young people, even really, really smart young people can still be impulsive/stupid/reckless. I wouldn't mind it if Cassie stuck around as I really like the actress playing her. I took his "She's no Moriarty" to refer to her criminal activities not that he wanted to have sex with her. I don't know how exactly those DNA testing things work, but as I understand it, your own sample only gets you genetic makeup. There's no master database where you learn who your parents actually are. Presumably if she wanted to she could get some of Sherlock's DNA and send it and her own for comparison but I doubt she will. The baby formula mod was something of a red herring but this show and others like it are known for stuff like that. The task is to learn what's not going on to get to what is going on.
  5. johntfs

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I don't what is with me this season, but I keep missing this show because I somehow forget it's on. Arrrgghhhh! Off to cbs.com again.
  6. johntfs

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    That wasn't "obvious" to me. I felt embarrassed for Peter being put in that situation, especially after Brad took his picture and planned to use it to screw up Peter's chances with MJ (though that was partly justified on Brad's part given what he thought was going on). For my part I kind of appreciated that and other scenes. It's kind of a hallmark of Spider Man that the universe frequently spreads its buttcheeks and takes huge dumps on Peter Parker's life.
  7. johntfs

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Peter has been acting kind of weird for the last couple of years or so (he got his powers six months before Captain America: Civil War) so figure MJ has been interested in him during that time (not necessarily romantically, but he's been on her radar for a while as someone... interesting). He also dated Liz during Spider Man: Homecoming and they only "broke up" because she moved away after her dad was arrested for being a supervillain. I don't remember if Liz and MJ were "besties" or anything, but Liz was a pretty, popular girl who clearly saw something to like in Peter. You ever hesitate to try a new restaurant but then go there because a friend tried it and really liked it? A little like that. Finally, there really wasn't a "romance" between Peter and MJ through most of the movie. While each liked the other, they didn't even "declare their intensions" until after the final battle near the end of the movie. That was the point that the romance really began.
  8. johntfs

    Yesterday (2019)

    I was fine with that. I mean, it's not like any of the three would be in a position to understand or explain it. Besides, would you really want the movie to take twenty minutes for a subplot about some scientist technobabbling about multiversal wormhole dynamics?
  9. johntfs

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    I think he did. For my part I'm happy to not rehash that after, what, five previous movies went through his origins. One thing we really did not need was Peter Parker getting bitten by the spider again and letting Uncle Ben die again. I'm also grateful that the Osborns/Green Goblins aren't a thing yet. As for the next movie, I'd kind of like to see them bring back the Scorpion guy and the Beetle (you can look him up online). I also enjoy how the villains in this version of Spider Man have some shades of (dark) gray. The Vulture cared for his family saw himself as fighting/exploiting a system that was rigged against him. Even Mysterio liked Peter even as he was tricking him. I think his sympathy for Peter and his advice about letting himself be a kid was genuine in the moment. Mysterio just cared a whole lot more about himself and his own goals.
  10. johntfs

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I'm really looking forward to this episode. The only thing that might make it more awesome that it currently is in my mind is if Cassie kills somebody with a sword. I miss my Into the Badlands.
  11. johntfs

    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    I admit that this episode is giving me something of an inside view of why this sort of thing sucks so much and is so hard to confront and deal with. I'm a heterosexual cisgender male who is white. So there's that. I'll state right now that I sympathize with and am more likely to believe Dwyer over the detective (and I don't know the character's name). I find myself wanting to believe him and even to make excuses for him ("Even if he did do what she said, is it really all that ba-") I've gotten to know Dwyer over five episode and I like him. The detective making the accusation? I couldn't even remember her name. I had to go to IMDB to look it up. Here's a question to the men and women in this thread? Who also liked Dwyer? Who feels maybe a sense of resentment toward the detective character who showed up to turn him into a creep? I admit to yes on both those counts. While this situation takes place on a fictional show, the dynamic it illustrates is very real. We as human beings are more likely to protect, defend and believe the people we know and like over newer people. And women are, in a lot of cases, going to be the newer people in a lot of jobs.
  12. johntfs

    Season 1 Discussion

    While I'd predicted it to some degree, I kind of hated how "Leonard's" story played out. He was a character I wanted to grab by the throat and yell at. Just tell him, "You fucking asshole. Do you not understand that the means you're using (a relationship with Vanya) is so much better and more valuable than the end that you're seeking (revenge on the now dead father of the Umbrella Academy)?"
  13. johntfs

    S07.E07: From Russia with Drugs

    I noticed that Dwyer hotly denied doing anything. Perhaps he was telling the truth. Odin does have considerable capability computer-wise. Perhaps he's the one who hacked Dwyer's account and posted those comments to grease the skids toward acquiring that detective. I will say that I'm really looking forward to next week and the return of a certain character.
  14. I remember Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills on Sleepy Hollow. I liked her quite a lot on the show before I gave up on it because they killed off Abbie and otherwise turned the show to shit. I find I'm looking even more forward to Season 4.
  15. johntfs

    S04.E10: Who's da New King of Hell?

    I dunno. How about if you put a bowling ball in your colon and after you spend a few hours sitting down to crap that sucker out you tell us all how rested you feel? There's a reason they call the process of giving birth "labor" after all.