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Lazlo

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  1. Lazlo

    Saved By The Bell

    I have a confession to make: I didn't entirely hate The New Class. I'm not going to say it was ever as good as the original (or California Dreams or Hang Time) and Screech got very tiresome as Mr Belding's aasssistant but some of the cast and stories were fun. I guess age helps - I was born in 1981 so was still the 'right age' demographic when The New Class started. In fact I can even remember having early teen crushes on Lindsay and Rachel. I'm sorry it seems to have vanished so completely.
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    The Simpsons

    Under the current continuity both Bart (aged 10) and Lisa (aged 8 ) would have been born during the Obama presidency. I think we just have to take it as read that some jokes and references just don't work with a floating timeline. For instance Homer as a teenager listening to music during the moon landing or Marge voting for Jimmy Carter (twice!) which if calculated from the current season would make both Homer and Marge north of sixty. I'm more puzzled by the fact that Mr. Largo, mostly bald and grey-white with what hair he has left, is apparently only about forty. If I'd have to pick an aged I'd have said mid-fifties at an absolute minimum.
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    The Simpsons

    That was a weird one. I get the feeling that we were meant to be siding with Lisa but her rant seemed really off base; Bart all but worshiped Bossy Riot and was desperate to be part of their gang. Obviously he wasn't read up on feminist theory but his admiration for the older girls seemed a hundred percent genuine, even though they treated him like crap. How is he a 'mercenary' again? The showed also forgot to make the BRAs actually villainous. I get why they why the writers would balk at Milhouse and Nelson viciously trolling female characters on the internet or indeed in school but the only thing we actually saw them do was 'hate non-watch' Itchy & Scratchy and stage a protest outside the studio. It just seems weird that we're meant to cheer at these children who were immature but didn't actually hurt anyone get their comeuppance while Bossy Riot, who committed a petty vandalism spree, tried to destroy a beloved tv show and were relentlessly mean to the adoring Bart rode off into the sunset lionised as heroines. Um, yay?
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    S02.E09: Project Daedalus

    Ooff... I think this episode gave us both the strength's and weaknesses of this show. Airiam's sacrifice was very sad and Hannah Cheesman really did a great job of giving her emotion and depth. On the other hand the show did an abysmal job setting up the character in previous episodes. I'm pretty sure it was never told Airiam was a human cyborg prior to this, and to be honest I doubt that was the original idea when they created her ('Airiam' sounds more like a name for an alien character.) We didn't see her apparently very active social life either, which seems a real shame and robs her death of much of the power it should have.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    I assumed Israel Broussard was Jewish based on that first name. Is he Born Again? I never read Twitter. I also Jessica Rothe and Rachel Matthews do well.
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    I strongly suspect that if Michael does turn out to be the Red Angel we will get a reboot with her saving her biological family and thus never ending up as Spock's sister.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    I have to agree that I think the marketing might have made a mistake focusing on the horror trappings when this was really more of a sci-fi romcom if anything. In fact I'd put the horror episodes third or even fourth behind the comedy, Tree's emotional arc and the sci-fi stuff.
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    This going to be very unpopular but I feel the same about Leeland. Yes Michelle Yeoh is charismatic as all get out but the Terran Emperor is just so utterly smug that I'm longing for her to get taken down a peg or two. Also as bad as he is I don't believe Leeland has committed genocide several times over and delighted in eating other intelligent beings. I loved seeing Vina and her interaction with Pike. It makes their eventual fate... well, still bittersweet but more meaningful. Plus Melissa George is always great.
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    Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

    Yeah, and I'm gutted. I would have love to see a third movie just to see if they switched genres again. 😞
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    The Simpsons

    I guess they've decided that Homer (and presumably Marge) are well into their 40s at this point. Welcome Back Kotter aired 1975 to 1979 and they seemed to be in their teens working on Krusty's movie in the late 1980s. It isn't a huge issue but it is kind of strange to think they were already past thirty when they had Bart, assuming he is still meant to be ten years old. I'm a D&D fan so I loved the 'Dice Throwers' Wrist' sign - a very Knights of the Dinner Table style joke. That was a fun episode. I'm usually meh on celeb guests but the Mr. Burns film was a definite highlight.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    I never understood the hostility to the mystical direction BSG went. Spirituality was literally baked into the DNA of the show from the original after all. Having the angels really be angels was very much in the spirit (so to speak) of the old BSG.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    I suppose it depends on whether we were meant to see the Red Angel as an ambiguously supernatural entity or not. It is the same with Tilly's old friend/ghost who turned out to have a 'normal' techonobabble explanation.
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    S02.E06: The Sounds of Thunder

    While that's true it also means the Red Angel actually doesn't reach that level - its tech might be unbelievably advanced but is still recognisably technology. I think Clarke's Law better applies to beings like the Q who essentially are indistinguishable from deities. I'm not sure how to feel about that to be honest. Oh and this is pure speculation but at this point I'd be astonished if the Red Angel turns out to be anyone other than a time travelling Michael.
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    S02.E05: Saints of Imperfection

    I know what you mean. I can easily believe Michael and Tilly are friends but from what we've seen recently Tilly actually seems closer to Saru and Stamets. Having Michael be so devastated didn't really feel earned. I had the same issue with the show trying to push the idea of Michael and Saru as BFFs last week - again there is a connection but it felt like the show forcing something more because Michael is our view point character. I enjoyed this story but I'm beginning to worry the writers have forgotten that the Emperor (entertaining and charismatic though she is) is essentially Space Hitler. Deep Space Nine had a very similar problem with Gul Dukat were because the actor/character was so much fun the creators and audience lost sight of what a monster he was and eventually had to do a messy course correction.
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    The Simpsons

    I think that like 'Mad about the Toy' earlier this season this is an example of the sliding timescale of the show (where characters don't really age) running into the age of the showrunners. This one isn't has much of a problem as that one where the toy company executive and his secretary still worked the same job after seventy years but the timing has issues. At this point assuming they still are meant to be around forty 'now' Homer and Marge are just too young to have been in their teens in the Eighties.
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