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    The Boys (Amazon)

    thanks - may give it a try some day but it's not high on my list
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    The Boys (Amazon)

    do any episodes pass the bechdel test? serious question. the title and trailer don't make me feel confident that it treats its non-male characters well or gives them much to do.
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    Book of the Ancestor trilogy by Mark Lawrence {spoiler thread}

    I just finished the book and was coming in here just to say that The Ara/Nona subtext was strong throughout the whole series, IMO. I'm a bit disappointed that it remained subtext given that the series has been touted on some lists as having strong LGBT rep in the main characters, but at least there was Apple / Kettle and the two novices in Nona's class. I have to say, I don't really want the story to end. There's so much still to explore in the world and learn about the moon / the missing / the ancestor etc, so I'm looking forward to other books set in this world and hope we get to revisit some of these characters some day.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Klobuchar and Castro really stood out for me as candidates I wasn't really paying attention to before. I will be now. Liked them, Warren, and Booker overall.
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    It definitely wasn't a blank. You can see in the shot of Eve lying on the ground that she's definitely bleeding. Villanelle shot her right where Eve stabbed her in 1x08. Interesting to see where they go in season 3 (and I wonder if it will be another 30 second jump?) Eve has burned all her bridges and doesn't really have anyone left. Villanelle I assume will go after her family and maybe we'll see a little more of her past. I think Villanelle will get a little more humanity and Eve will get a little darker.
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    I think it's interesting that Villanelle isn't repeating her cycle with Anna. With Anna, she killed the husband. With Eve, she restrained herself and didn't. Wonder where the cycle goes now I'm betting Eve kills someone in the finale and that closes the gap between Eve and Villanelle. I hope they ride off into the sunset together as murder girlfriends
  7. ????? Is this a troll because I don't know if you heard, but bisexual people are real.
  8. Good: Black Sails and Spartacus are at the top for me. Parks and Rec and Veep for comedies. Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra for cartoons. Also think Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended really well, which can't be said for a lot of dramas that run for more than 5 seasons. If you count the wrap-up miniseries, Farscape. Bad Battlestar Galactica was a major betrayal Also, as much as I loved Alias and appreciate the final scene and the note it ended on, I have a lot of beef with some of the character choices and deaths in the final few episodes. Most other shows famous for bad endings I never watched (including GoT) or stopped watching before the final season
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    Genuinely can't believe the show went there... As a lesbian this show is completely up my alley but I do wonder what others think about this facet of it. I saw one tweet recently indicating that the person didn't think there was any attraction between Eve and Villanelle and I just can't wrap my head around that. Anyways, wondering where we go from here... Who do you think is going to try to buy Aaron's super spy weapon? What was Kenny trying to warn Eve about? What are Konstantin and Carolyn really up to? And who or what are the Twelve anyway?
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    I liked the parallel between I don't think this season has been as tight as s1 when it comes to plot, but the character building is just so on point. At this point the story is just there to bring out specific character moments IMO, and I'm enjoying them all
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    Killing Eve (BBC America/BBC One)

    Wow this week's episode.... whewwww
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    Avengers Endgame- SPOILERS II

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the scene itself, but I saw quite a few critiques of how the press and Russo bros played up the representation in advance, only for it to be a very minor scene with an unknown and unnamed character. After 22 films and dozens of superheroes, that's a let down and highly disingenuous. Now, that's all beside the point because Carol Danvers was obviously in a relationship with Maria in Captain Marvel, so we already have our rep Plus, Loki and the Grandmaster clearly had something going on in Ragnarok...
  13. One Day at a Time ended too soon
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    I'm rereading Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb by listening to it on audiobook during my commute, and am just starting N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Earth trilogy.
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    Year in Review, 2018: Entertainment Edition

    What was your favorite live event (concert, sporting event, play, festival, convention, etc.) you attended in 2018? Austin City Limits festival (faves were Cvrches, Janelle Monae, and Brandi Carlile) Favorite show or sporting match you watched on live TV in 2018? Big Brother 20 season premiere I guess, I don't watch much live TV What song did you hit “repeat” on the most in 2018? Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae Favorite book and/or comic you read in 2018? Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold Favorite TV show you binge watched in 2018? Harlots Favorite TV show you watched week to week in 2018? Killing Eve, Sharp Objects, or the Good Place - don't make me decide! Favorite animated series of 2018? She-Ra Favorite animated film of 2018? Incredibles 2 Favorite documentary of 2018? n/a Favorite comedy film of 2018? Oceans 8? Does that count? If not, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (sign me up for more of the MMCU) Favorite action and/or sci-fi film of 2018? Black Panther Favorite drama and/or romance film of 2018? Crazy Rich Asians (romance) Favorite video game of 2018? Haven't played any that came out this year. I guess the game I played for the first time in 2018 is Rocket League Favorite YouTube channel in 2018? n/a What’s your favorite/most used app on your smartphone in 2018? Twitter Who is the one entertainer that died in 2018 you’d bring back? (There can be only one!) Aretha Franklin What was your 2018 like as depicted in emojis or a single .gif?
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I think the film's real free will test is to see how long you follow all of the replay options to find out what happens on an alternate decision path vs just..stopping and moving on with your life
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    Duologies, what would you reccomend?

    You could try The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. There's technically a third one as it's officially a trilogy, but only the first two are directly related, the other is just set in the same world (at a different time, too). Quick reads, a really cool world, and not grimdark.
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    Top 3 books of 2018

    From what I've read this year: 1. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (and the following two books in the trilogy) 2. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I watched this on my Roku TV stick and it worked perfectly!
  20. I really disagree about Thyra and think it's bullshit.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Attach a note to the collar? Or get a new collar and leave the old one on so the other owners know they have a competitor!
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    The Haunting of Hill house [spoilers]

    That's a kind of tough question to answer. There are a lot of characters in the show who exist in the book (names and characteristics) as well some similar themes and little easter eggs that tie back to the novel, but it's a fundamentally different storyline.
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    What’s your all time favorite book series?

    The Long Price Quartet is probably my second favorite too!
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    What’s your all time favorite book series?

    Seconded! I don't think anything will ever top the journey these books take you on. I could re-read this series and this series alone for the rest of my life and always find something new in them.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    I forgot how dangerous Robin Hobb books are. I'm just starting the Fitz/Fool trilogy and keep staying up way too late reading Fool's Assassin. I remember when I first read Ship of Destiny, I stayed up all night to finish it, sitting on the floor of my bedroom. That was the first time I'd ever stayed up all night, and the next day at school my hands kept shaking from exhaustion. Truly deadly books.