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  1. So I'm assuming the new companion will be a male? I really really hope they don't use this as an invitation to start another doctor-companion romantic subplot. But I hope he's hot.
  2. I really liked the two-part finale but had a few issues with it. A great farewell to Capaldi's doctor but I'm irritated that the regeneration has been delayed and teased out so much (event though 12 is my favorite doctor). I've really enjoyed the character development for both him and Missy over the last three series. Missy is also my favorite incarnation of the Master (I really, really do not enjoy John Simm's version of the character but he was good enough later on in this episode). Until Missy the Master was always far too much of a mustache-twirling villain. I hope they don't bring the character back for another incarnation as it would undo all the character development Missy went through. But if they do, I hope they don't scratch all that and revert back to the muahahaha evil top hat trope. Maybe a future incarnation of the Master could actually be an ally of the Doctor instead of an antagonist. Shame to see BIll go already too -- even with just one season, she was my second favorite companion after Amy. Oh, also, a relatively minor quibble, but I really hate how the Doctor says he doesn't like guns when the little girls asks for one then gives her an apple implying that it's "knowledge" and then it turns out to be a friggen bomb. Last time I checked, bombs usually do more damage than guns. ETA: Oh and instead of the Pilot trope which wrapped up Bill's plot arch a little too cheaply, I much rather wish the rumors were true and that 12 regenerated into Bill as a tribute to her for getting two companions killed in a row. I think Pearl Mackie would have made a wonderful doctor and it would give us our first female and non-white doctor. Also would have been happy with him transforming into Missy as Michelle Gomez would also be a wonderful Doctor. Plus either of them would have had the advantage of already being well-received by fans.
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian feminist and Arab Spring activist, has a very good op-ed in the New York Times about how women in Saudi Arabia are literally living the Handmaid's Tale -- including how complicit the rest of the world is. (IE: The Mexican ambassador from last week.) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/opinion/why-saudi-women-are-literally-living-the-handmaids-tale.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=curSaudi&mtrref=www.facebook.com&gwh=A9F574D15F5C291A703FC72FBEC0C117&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    I actually was wondering about this. Do you have the review on hand? Racism hasn't seemed to be a factor at all in the show and despite all the other dystopian stratification in Gilead, it's kind of presented as a post-racial world, which is fine for certain types of shows but it's highly unrealistic in this context given the horrible gender/class inequalities this show is depicting. Since pre-Gilead seemed like it was pretty much supposed to be the standard, modern-day USA, it's pretty ridiculous that the show isn't addressing racial inequality at all. It just kind of leaves you with the impression that the US in the show finally became "post-racial" so race isn't a factor in Gilead either -- which is highly unrealistic. That said, I don't think we've seen any black people in high-ranking positions in Gilead. Nonetheless, the commanders are clearly fine with having mixed-race babies -- but that could just be a factor of the sterilization/fertility crisis. At any rate, it's kind of frustrating that the show doesn't delve into or explore these nuances.
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    American Gods on Starz

    I liked it and actually thought it was well-paced up until Chicago with the Zoryas/Chezenbog -- but I thought that scene dragged in the book too -- so it was appropriate. Anyway, even when the show drags I still really enjoy it. And "wanna see Lucy's tits?" was as priceless as ever.
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    I'm not so interested in what the actors have to say as I am about what Atwood has to say. And the Atwood quote you cited doesn't preclude her from labeling the story feminist. She's merely pointing out that Gilead is classist as well as sexist -- like pretty much every other authoritarian regime on earth. (Also, have I mentioned that this is a really fucking dumb conversation to be having?)
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    Oh good fucking lord please don't compare this to Girls or Margaret Atwood to Lena Dunham. And how is the show not feminist? The Handmaid's Tale is the most feminist story I can think of. It's a culmination of all the shit that societies everywhere have done and continue to do the women and takes all that to its maximum logical conclusion in a dystopian society.
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    What the hell is your deal? And more to the point, what metric are you using to assert that "that dog won't hunt" and what's your source for that assertion? Anyway, I read the book a few years ago and I'm really enjoying the show. It's probably my second favorite show right now after American Gods. I didn't think last night's episode was as strong as the first three but it was still pretty damn good. (I agree with the poster who said it relies on Kate Moss's facial expressions too much though. Not that Moss is incapable of pulling it off -- she's a great actress -- but from a production stand point it just becomes too much of an over-relied on gimmick.) Also, was the escape attempt in the book? I don't seem to recall that scene.
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    Why? Just because it's a simulation doesn't make it any less real. If you cease to exist, you can't really do anything. But if you're uploaded to a pretty hassle-free after life in the cloud, I can't see why anyone would refuse that other than on the grounds of religious beliefs (in which case, that's none of my business, but I feel like you'd be cheating yourself.) Thinking about it more, I'm assuming you'd have access to the internet so you could keep up with the news/what's going on in the "real" world without having to deal with any of the crap -- and you and your living loved ones can still interact with each other after you die (at least once a week, depending on the regulations). I'd assume you would also have access to books, music, and film once it's uploaded into the cloud -- including stuff that's made after you die. Hell, if a writer dies before finishing a series a la Robert Jordan, they could just upload themselves to the cloud and finish it in there. (And you could a decent sense of how the world has progressed by visiting future decades in San Junipero.) Plus they establish that you can delete yourself whenever you want -- so it solves the issue of being forced to live forever (which does sound tiring, but our current life spans are far too short imo.) Also, I know San Junipero is portrayed as a "party city" but I'm sure they would have other things to do as well (hiking, skiing, etc.) Though the day before I saw San Junipero, I was reading about how some scientists think we all might be living in a simulation anyway and I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter regardless so that may have made me more comfortable with the premise of the episode. (I mean, after all, even if we're in a simulation, it's still our reality and it doesn't make it any less "real.") http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160901-we-might-live-in-a-computer-program-but-it-may-not-matter Shut Up and Dance was a really good suspense story and the lead was great, but a few things bothered me. Most of all, it really irked me that the hackers/blackmailers were going after a man who cheated on his wife. So what? They're targeting pedophiles and a racist CEO (not sure what the black guy did, I only made out the word "pervert at the end)....and then a man who cheats on his wife? Why? One, people's private lives really aren't any of the hackers' business (or anyone's beyond the people they actually affect) and two, how is forcing the man to commit a serious felony and rob a bank (then destroy a random person's car) at all a proportional punishment to cheating on your wife?
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I'm 4 episodes into season 3 and just finished San Juniperio and I thought it was beautiful. Throwing an ostensibly happy episode into the middle of a season of an unsettling show like Black Mirror is a pretty good George RR Martin-level "twist." One stray observation I had is that the premise is remarkably similar to the season 8 finale of Doctor Who -- Death in Heaven. Death in Heaven features the Nethersphere, an afterlife where the Master/Missy, the Doctor's nemesis, has been uploading everyone after they die since the dawn of humanity, given civilizations their concept of an afterlife in the first place. Unfortunately Missy made it a pretty terrible place to the point where people retain the feelings of their physical bodies so things like cremation and mummification are especially horrendous. For a show that's supposed to be about optimism, Death in Heaven was an incredibly dark/disturbing/unsettling episode, whereas a typically twisted, pessimistic show like Black Mirror took a very similar concept but gave you optimism and a happy ending on a remarkably similar premise (minus the time travel, time lords, and cybermen obviously ).
  11. I actually liked him. I've wanted a non-Earth companion for a while now and it looks like he'll be back as a secondary companion next season based on the preview, so I'm happy. The new human companion also looks interesting from what I saw, but Amy/Rory and Clara are my top two favorites so we'll see.
  12. Marvel must be stopped. And by Marvel I mean Moffatt.
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    South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS]

    I don't know if paying attention to the (horrendously terrible) polls qualifies you as "elite." (To be sure, their money qualifies them as elite and possibly out of touch at this point, but considering them biased liberal elitists is laughable.)
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    South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS]

    Yeah, the show was at its best when they had the kids just being kids and interspersed topical episodes here and there where they really had something important to say. I actually liked last night's episode and the Bill Clinton stuff was funny even if it was very out of place given the circumstances, but really bothered me is what's been bothering me all season -- how they've handled the Trump/Garrison stuff. The Trump phenomenon was handled perfectly in that episode last season and they managed to be fucking prescient. They should have just brought an "American Trump" into the picture. The continuity arcs are cool but I don't know why they're so obsessed with doing them season to season all of the sudden. But even if they use Garrison as a stand in for Trump, the thing that bothers me most is that they've failed to capture the passion and zeal of the Trump effect. The whole mindless zombie member berry vomit thing just kind of erases, downplays, and white washes the real-world factors leading to Trump's win and a large portion of the country's visceral enthusiasm for him imo. They had a handle on all that much better last season -- particularly the Canadian Trump episode.
  15. That sucks. The worst part for me was that they didn't give any feedback on the personal narratives. I'm 50/50 about reapplying in the fall but have started to think about maybe going the USAID route. Thanks for the update.

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