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  1. French politics: houlala!

    Thanks for this thread. I've been trying to follow the elections as best I can but don't have a very good grasp of French politics. Has the attack in London had (or do you think it will have rather) any effect on the candidates? I'm thinking LePen in particular may have tried to use it to her advantage
  2. Legion (FX's Marvel tv series) [SPOILERS]

    I thought this episode was excellent (and it definitely works as a Part 2/2 from last episode). The chalkboard sequence does seem like a big infodump, but I think it works fine because (a) the show has been utilising unreliable memories and characters throughout, so we needed some way of sorting everything out; and (b) it was done very creatively in a way that didn't bore me. My favourite part though was the black and white segment (and not just because that was where Plaza showed up). I was on the edge of my seat throughout that part, from the moment Oliver started doing his thing (to the Bolero if I'm not mistaken?) to David catching the bullets. Oliver's powers are unclear but seems like he was constructing a barrier from his mind. His powers were said to be like David's so it doesn't seem so odd really that he could do something like that. Speaking of Oliver, I loved his weird quirkiness and memory lapses. I do wonder why Ptolemy wasn't really in this episode apart from a brief appearance when they woke up. They even included the wheelchair guy (who's name I don't know) but omitted this character we actually know and care about. Not a big issue but it jumped out at me. Kerry being chased seemed superfluous but I guess it gives some depth and conflict to the relationship between her and Cary. And, well, Shadow King wanted them all to suffer and psychologically torment them. I'd say she succeeded. I will be curious how they get out of the situation at the end. I guess Shadow King will emerge (since the "coffin" broke at the end) and things will go to shit for everyone, saving Syd and the others before they're shot. Or maybe David will just show off his powers again. Whatever happens, I can't wait for the finale.
  3. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    Well without you we would be left under the pitiful dictatorship of that so-called apprentice of yours. I would be duty-bound to stage another coup, and I'm just too damn lazy for that An excellent suggestion. I suggest myself and Lord Sidious conduct the trial...
  4. Trailer Thread III

    Watching this makes me so happy
  5. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    I do care actually! I was going to come back and post but I was... at a clandestine glove lunch... No I'm disappointed there was no reference to maybe seeing me on a street corner somewhere. That was a low hanging fruit, and you missed it Ab. For shame!
  6. UK Politics: Trumpy Cat Trumpy Cat Where Have You Been?

    Well there talks about pedestrianising Oxford Street: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36791485
  7. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    It meant I was home when this happened: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/mar/22/peers-say-brexit-with-no-trade-deal-would-cause-signicicant-damage-to-service-sector-politics-live
  8. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    Well, aren't I glad I decided not to hang around after uni today
  9. Rank your 2017 TV shows throughout the year

    Legion Big Little Lies A Series of Unfortunate Events Taboo The Last Kingdom Santa Clarita Diet Iron Fist Still early days for Big Little Lies and The Last Kingdom. Really loving both so far though. Legion is by far the best new show I've watched this year.
  10. Trailer Thread III

    Apparently Anthony Hopkins was brought into this. why waste your talents man
  11. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    19 degrees? That's shorts weather
  12. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Been watching the Hollow Crown. I've seen some of the adaptations before but today I watched Richard II. I loved it, Ben Wishaw's Richard was perfect, Patrick Stewart as John of Gaunt delivering the other Eden speech...it was brilliant. As I said I've watched various parts before but never made my way through chronologically so I'm going to make an effort to do so
  13. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    When are you heading out to the States? Must be soon right?
  14. March Reading 2017

    Still making my way through my reread of the Rain Wild Chronicles. It's better than I remembered, and I think the main problem is editing. Too much recapping in great detail what happened just 2/3 chapters ago. If all of the recapping was cut out or at least cut down the series would be much better paced imo. But for all that I still enjoy it, and find the Keepers more interesting than my last time reading
  15. TTTNE 469- A New Order of Imperial entanglement

    I too have buried my head in the sand and ignored my responsibilities this weekend. Have some dancing