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  1. As TV fare goes I quite enjoyed that finale. Vis-à-Vis was the best. Internet theories magically go poof. The blazing torch I once held for a Mephisto reveal reduced to a memory of a matchstick burn on my fingertips - though I have beacons ready to be lit if it turns out someone is guiding Scarlet Witch's exploration of the Darkhold. The understanding of Wanda's plight to deal with her grief was well presented but when the hex is gone and she returns to the town centre without even looking at the town folk and only addressing Monica who was only briefly hexed, I lost all sympathy for her then. Not sure if that was the show makers' intentions. The absence of Strange was well.. strange, but Agatha did mention that the Scarlet Witch is more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme so any knowing Sorcerer Supreme wouldn't have jumped right in like Agatha did looking for a power grab but perhaps worked by injecting an agent like Jimmy Woo to game an outcome. Last thought, I hope White Vision goes to visit where he last died so we get WakandaVision.
  2. Chalk me down as one who has yet to watch The Shield or Deadwood. Covid-19 almost got me to tick those off. Alas I'll save them for when the next pandemic hits. Watched Boss Level. Quite enjoyed it. Always liked Frank Grillo and due to the nature of the story (its one of the time loop genre) he's front and centre for most of it. It's dumb fun with excellent production quality and well choreographed action. Thinking of time loop movies, Groundhog Day must still rein as the best of them. I would follow that with Edge of Tomorrow. The third best for me doesn't market itself as a time loop movie so I won't mention it's title as it was a pleasant reveal when I watched it the first time. I'll only say it stars Andy Samburg and hope you forget that when you come across the movie. Boss Level sits comfortably after those. Lastly, I haven't seen it but I've heard Happy Death Day is worth watching as a comedy-horror. Most of these time loop stories have one, two or three people reliving the same day. I'm waiting to see if anyone tackles the idea of an entire world reliving the same day. That could be insane with people coming to the realization and then nobody bothering to do any work and society collapses... initially. Authorities will have to get people to repeat their day as if it was normal (they could schedule 'days' off) whilst a solution out of the loop is sought. Then when a solution is found they would need as many people onboard for that last reset day. It could still be a mess the day after.
  3. Though I would love to know more about the Olmecs I don't think we have unearthed enough about them or enough for Cooper to build an episode around it. I think the Olmecs fall into the category of civilizations that, due that lack of knowledge, is open to wide speculation. However if he does release an Olmec centred episode I'd be one of the first to welcome his interpretation. Haven't heard but the 12th episode, released last month (January), was the first new episode after creating video versions for the first 11 episodes. Whether he releases a new sequence of audio episodes first before adding video to them, or can now release episodes as audio first followed shortly followed by a video version, I've not heard. IIRC Cooper's preferred method of interaction is via his twitter account, but I don't use twitter so i can't see if he's been asked or has answered the question.
  4. Glad you found this. I had recommended TFoC podcast a few pages back, and listed my favourites at the time. There is a limit to how many more fallen civilizations Cooper could cover. Considering he has worked there as an English teacher I'm surprised he hasn't done one on the Anuradhapura period in Sri Lanka. IMHO the history of Hindu & Bhuddism at Anuradhapura/Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya and their surviving ruins are a match for the Hindu/Bhuddism story at Angkor in Cambodia. Come to think of it, there are a few fallen civilizations across India he could do as well. The Vijayanagara Empire, with some magnificent ruins at Hampi in central Southern India, is ripe for a TFoC episode.
  5. That's not surprising as the project is in development with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey onboard as executive producer. Jamaal Bradley is the director and is a former Dreamworks supervising animator and current senior animator at Valve. More about this project can be found here, Cartoon Brew .
  6. As one who harbours admiration for burpees whilst also despising burpees I can appreciate how good your result is - especially with the lead up movements you listed. These days I can recognize the design in a programmed WOD, the lunges and box jumps to tax your legs, then kettle bell snatches warming up the whole chain, and the mountain climbers and sit-ups taxing your core. and then the burpees to put it all together to see what you got. 40 burpees unbroken in 3'40" is impressive! Damn that's 3hrs of balance and core work! ----- With my own pursuit, I've strengthened up to a level I'd like to maintain (for nest years and hopefully decade(s)). In several strength metrics I'm as strong as I've ever been in the last 10 years. Unfortunately I gained unwanted bulk with the strength gains of the past 6 months. So the delicate cutting phase (delicate as in leaning out whist not losing any strength) has to kick in, in earnest.
  7. This has a very cool look to it. MASTER follows the story of Olivia, a once promising martial arts champion, who is on a journey to guide her family to what she believes is a better life. Along the way, she discovers that the life she is leaving behind is the one she should be fighting for.
  8. It was "Best" as in best out of left field laugh. I did notice that when we see Agatha for the first time that she didn't have a ring on her finger, so perhaps Ralph was only part of the Agnes facade.
  9. Ok the best new theory I've heard to marinate in for this week... Agatha's yet to be seen husband Ralph turns out to be Mahershala Ali (as Blade).
  10. INVINCIBLE is an Amazon Original series based on the groundbreaking comic book from Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead. The story revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). The hour-per-episode series also stars Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Quinto, Jason Mantzoukas, Melise, Mark Hamill, Mahershala Ali, Seth Rogen and more. The first three episodes are coming to Prime Video on March 26, with weekly releases through April 30 after that.
  11. Or its just what's next door to Agatha's place - an empty lot, or ruins, or a graveyard, or all of the above. So, Agatha's basement is probably the first real thing we've seen in this Westview.
  12. you were the closest! That episode was a barrel of laughs. Dairy almond milk! I'm curious though, if Wanda and/or Agnes are struggling to keep the reality stable then wouldn't the household furniture revert back to their original modern state?
  13. Not French but I thought on balance their cinema history is as strong as any other. Agree about David Lean. His classics should be compulsory international viewing. Didn't know that, had to look it up. Dammit, will have to be mindful of great movies made by shit people.
  14. Apparently its too early. The PSA short film is only for a petition at this stage. Will have to check this out. Considering Russel T. Davies wrote the excellent Years and Years I'll know to steel myself for a grim experience.
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