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What Did You Watch? 2017-09-04 (Monday)
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Ian J. Ball
2017-09-05 14:03:27 UTC
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On a pretty quiet Labor Day, I didn't watch much...:

golf - Final day of the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston. Wow -
Jordan Speith and Marc Leishman both fell apart on the back-9, allowing
a surging Justin Thomas to run away with this. This is definitely
Justin Thomas' year on the tour! - He's looking like a good bet to win
the FedEx Cup for 2017...

The Last Ship (recorded) - "Nostos". Yep - this ended up being a total
"network time" killer. Pretty much the entire episode was the gang
running around Sardinia (shooting disapproving glances at Chandler the
whole time) looking for Slattery, while Slattery is drugged by that new
drug and has flashbacks about his family before the Red Flu. The only
semi-interesting part here was EVOL!!1! Sibylla Deen on the Greek
destroyer trying to shoot down the Nathan Chandler's helicopter, and
then trying to hit the Nathan James itself, but the crew of the latter
came up with some "trick" to avoid getting hit... Oh, we also learn
that the "Big Bad" of the season is the "doctore" guy from the previous
episode, played by Peter Weller, though we're still not 100% sure what
he's up to...
Let's hope the next episode is more interesting than this one,
though I don't have high hopes... :/

Violetta (The Netflix) - In the episode or two of this that I watched,
the brassy, bitchy blonde "bad girl" Ludmilla, finally gets humiliated,
so there's that. (This was after Camilla was warned to decline the
music contract - foolish Ludmilla signed it when Camilla wouldn't...)
Jade, the fiancee, continues to be an amusing live-action cartoon.
Finally, there's far too many romantic complications to list them all...
P.S. I'm now about a quarter through season #1, and with work
starting up, my viewing of this should now slow down... no clue when
I'll get all the way through season #1 - Christmas is probably a decent
bet... ;)

Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends (The Netflix) - Finally got through
the end of season #1 of this one. (Unfortunately, Netflix does not yet
have season #2 available... ;( )
In the end, the gang's band wins the music competition (no surprise
there!), though how they won it - with a pretty mediocre "music video"
- was anticlimatic. The good news is that the rival, band CoolGhost,
was there even at the end of the season - I'm hoping they turn up again
in season #2, as they make good "foils" for our gang.
The finale was pleasingly jam-packed with developments - the final
fashion show/exam was the main topic, with Maggie winning best fashion
student, but the girls do finally discover that they're sisters at the
very end (only took the whole season to get there!!).
Hoping Netflix picks up the later seasons of this one, so I can
continue to watch it in the lovely original Italian!! :)


Recorded for later: My Baby Is Gone! (TV flick, off LMN), "Midnight,
Texas", and the last "Hooten & the Lady" (I need to get through the
last couple of episodes of this soon...).


Looking ahead: I probably need something new to watch on The Netflix,
now that I've finished off "Maggie & Bianca" - I doubt I can make
myself wait for the last season of "Longmire" (which can be expected to
be released this month, or maybe next...), so I may try to tackle
"Stranger Things" in the meantime...
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2017-09-05 14:15:56 UTC
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Recorded for later: My Baby Is Gone! (TV flick, off LMN), "Midnight,
Texas", and the last "Hooten & the Lady" (I need to get through the
last couple of episodes of this soon...).
They didn't show the last Hoot; they showed ep 3, Egypt, and are
supposedly now going to give a last Hoot on Sept 11.
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Looking ahead: I probably need something new to watch on The Netflix,
now that I've finished off "Maggie & Bianca" - I doubt I can make
myself wait for the last season of "Longmire" (which can be expected to
be released this month, or maybe next...), so I may try to tackle
"Stranger Things" in the meantime...
Have you tried DEATH NOTE yet? The Netflix has both the original anime
in 37 parts and the most recent live action remake.

Thanks for doing WDYW. Haven't heard anything back from Obveeus.

I watched the ABC Fall Preview Special, a bunch of Six Million Dollar
Man material, and the missing eps of The Coroner, all reported elsewhere
...
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Ian J. Ball
2017-09-05 15:41:40 UTC
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Recorded for later: My Baby Is Gone! (TV flick, off LMN), "Midnight,
Texas", and the last "Hooten & the Lady" (I need to get through the
last couple of episodes of this soon...).
They didn't show the last Hoot; they showed ep 3, Egypt, and are
supposedly now going to give a last Hoot on Sept 11.
OK, set to record that...
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Thanks for doing WDYW. Haven't heard anything back from Obveeus.
Doing these on weekday mornings when I have to get up early for work
(which this semester, will generally be M-Th, for sure most weeks, and
M-F, many weeks), shouldn't be a problem. (There might be an occasional
weekday morning or two when I won't have enough time, though...)

The issue is going to be some Friday, and most Saturday mornings, when
I usually don't feel like doing these when I get up... (Luckily, I
don't think anything particularly good has been scheduled on Friday
nights this fall anyway!!)

But if I have to initiate these, it probably means I'm going to try to
keep my own synopsis generalized, and short...
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"Three light sabers? Is that overkill? Or just the right amount
of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)
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2017-09-05 16:19:39 UTC
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Recorded for later: My Baby Is Gone! (TV flick, off LMN), "Midnight,
Texas", and the last "Hooten & the Lady" (I need to get through the
last couple of episodes of this soon...).
They didn't show the last Hoot; they showed ep 3, Egypt, and are
supposedly now going to give a last Hoot on Sept 11.
OK, set to record that...
Post by anim8rfsk
Thanks for doing WDYW. Haven't heard anything back from Obveeus.
Doing these on weekday mornings when I have to get up early for work
(which this semester, will generally be M-Th, for sure most weeks, and
M-F, many weeks), shouldn't be a problem. (There might be an occasional
weekday morning or two when I won't have enough time, though...)
The issue is going to be some Friday, and most Saturday mornings, when
I usually don't feel like doing these when I get up... (Luckily, I
don't think anything particularly good has been scheduled on Friday
nights this fall anyway!!)
But if I have to initiate these, it probably means I'm going to try to
keep my own synopsis generalized, and short...
BTW, our other WDYWer, Ubi, is fine, but can't get to the Usenet right
now, but he's posting in RAT-Facebook.
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David Barnett
2017-09-05 22:42:41 UTC
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In article <oomare$otr$***@dont-email.me>, ***@mac.invalid says...

On Mon Sept 4 I watched:

INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY: 8x1 Gently Liberated
This is a sort of final as the rest of Season 8 hasn't been aired anywhere
yet I presume.
Bacchus is in deep trouble with Gently,
which I think is a mild cliff hanger.

THE EXPANSE: Rock Bottom; Windmills
These are episodes 1x6 & ix7,
& so only 3 more Season 1 episodes to go.
Looking forward to Season 2.
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Ian J. Ball
2017-09-05 22:53:59 UTC
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THE EXPANSE: Rock Bottom; Windmills
These are episodes 1x6 & ix7,
& so only 3 more Season 1 episodes to go.
Looking forward to Season 2.
YaY!! :)
Arthur Lipscomb
2017-09-06 00:34:48 UTC
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golf - Final day of the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston. Wow -
Jordan Speith and Marc Leishman both fell apart on the back-9, allowing
a surging Justin Thomas to run away with this. This is definitely Justin
Thomas' year on the tour! - He's looking like a good bet to win the
FedEx Cup for 2017...
The Last Ship (recorded) - "Nostos". Yep - this ended up being a total
"network time" killer. Pretty much the entire episode was the gang
running around Sardinia (shooting disapproving glances at Chandler the
whole time) looking for Slattery, while Slattery is drugged by that new
drug and has flashbacks about his family before the Red Flu. The only
semi-interesting part here was EVOL!!1! Sibylla Deen on the Greek
destroyer trying to shoot down the Nathan Chandler's helicopter, and
then trying to hit the Nathan James itself, but the crew of the latter
came up with some "trick" to avoid getting hit... Oh, we also learn that
the "Big Bad" of the season is the "doctore" guy from the previous
episode, played by Peter Weller, though we're still not 100% sure what
he's up to...
  Let's hope the next episode is more interesting than this one, though
I don't have high hopes...  :/
I was a little confused about what's going on with Chandler. When we
first saw him I assumed (I guess correctly) that he was out of the
service, hit rock bottom and slumming it as "Hercules." Then in episode
2, they seemed to heavily imply he was there undercover the whole time.
Then episode 3 we're back to he really was just slumming it and has no
official involvement with the military. :-/
Post by Ian J. Ball
Violetta (The Netflix) - In the episode or two of this that I watched,
the brassy, bitchy blonde "bad girl" Ludmilla, finally gets humiliated,
so there's that. (This was after Camilla was warned to decline the music
contract - foolish Ludmilla signed it when Camilla wouldn't...) Jade,
the fiancee, continues to be an amusing live-action cartoon. Finally,
there's far too many romantic complications to list them all...
  P.S. I'm now about a quarter through season #1, and with work
starting up, my viewing of this should now slow down... no clue when
I'll get all the way through season #1 - Christmas is probably a decent
bet...  ;)
Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends (The Netflix) - Finally got through the
end of season #1 of this one. (Unfortunately, Netflix does not yet have
season #2 available...  ;(  )
  In the end, the gang's band wins the music competition (no surprise
there!), though how they won it - with a pretty mediocre "music video" -
was anticlimatic. The good news is that the rival, band CoolGhost, was
there even at the end of the season - I'm hoping they turn up again in
season #2, as they make good "foils" for our gang.
  The finale was pleasingly jam-packed with developments - the final
fashion show/exam was the main topic, with Maggie winning best fashion
student, but the girls do finally discover that they're sisters at the
very end (only took the whole season to get there!!).
  Hoping Netflix picks up the later seasons of this one, so I can
continue to watch it in the lovely original Italian!!  :)
Recorded for later: My Baby Is Gone! (TV flick, off LMN), "Midnight,
Texas", and the last "Hooten & the Lady" (I need to get through the last
couple of episodes of this soon...).
Looking ahead: I probably need something new to watch on The Netflix,
now that I've finished off "Maggie & Bianca" - I doubt I can make myself
wait for the last season of "Longmire" (which can be expected to be
released this month, or maybe next...), so I may try to tackle "Stranger
Things" in the meantime...
Looks like eternal September is back up and running, for now at least.
I'll try to do a catch up post tomorrow.
Jim G.
2017-09-06 16:38:24 UTC
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The Last Ship (recorded) - "Nostos". Yep - this ended up being a total
"network time" killer. Pretty much the entire episode was the gang
running around Sardinia (shooting disapproving glances at Chandler the
whole time) looking for Slattery, while Slattery is drugged by that new
drug and has flashbacks about his family before the Red Flu. The only
semi-interesting part here was EVOL!!1! Sibylla Deen on the Greek
destroyer trying to shoot down the Nathan Chandler's helicopter, and
then trying to hit the Nathan James itself, but the crew of the latter
came up with some "trick" to avoid getting hit... Oh, we also learn that
the "Big Bad" of the season is the "doctore" guy from the previous
episode, played by Peter Weller, though we're still not 100% sure what
he's up to...
Let's hope the next episode is more interesting than this one, though
I don't have high hopes... :/
I was a little confused about what's going on with Chandler. When we
first saw him I assumed (I guess correctly) that he was out of the
service, hit rock bottom and slumming it as "Hercules." Then in episode
2, they seemed to heavily imply he was there undercover the whole time.
Then episode 3 we're back to he really was just slumming it and has no
official involvement with the military. :-/
I never picked up on any suggestion that he was working undercover. My
take on it was that he really had become a low profile fisherman who
conveniently got sucked back into things.
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Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
Jim G.
2017-09-06 06:31:59 UTC
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In answer to your unspoken question, I watched:

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07

[A bounty hunter from Joe's past arrives in Midnight to punish him for
leaving the angelic fold. Manfred takes charge with a plan to lead Fiji,
Olivia, Bobo and Lem in an effort to stop this dangerous, nearly
immortal foe from killing Joe and Chuy, as well as destroying Midnight.
Meanwhile, Creek struggles to recover from her family tragedy.
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors and
it costs him dearly.]

"Hey, you know, at least your mind is off of it, right? What with your
dad and your evil kid brother. I know what you think: that you let it
happen, that you had blinders on. But the truth is...you did. You really
dropped the ball there."

A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it. The whole transitive property of things seems to break down there,
but what do I know? In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date. I was kind
of sad to see her go. As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred
and Creek breaking up and Manfred running away from town. Somehow, I
suspect that this will prove to be a temporary thing.

Grade: B-
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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2017-09-13 14:53:26 UTC
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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors
and it costs him dearly.
Huh? What did it cost him? A bump on the head and maybe some broken
ribs, which he said will heal right up the next full moon when he shifts.
Post by Jim G.
A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it.
Yeah, for being an ancient angel that can easily kill Joe, she sure was
easy for the demon to kill, huh? I wanked it that he just got the drop
on her before she could muster her energies. Or something.
Post by Jim G.
In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date.
Breeda Wool. She plays Lou Linklatter on MR. MERCEDES and is equally
good there as well.
Post by Jim G.
As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred and Creek breaking up
The famous TV trope of "I have to figure things out and I can only do
that alone" nonsense. Why? Why can you only think about the things in
your life if you break up with your significant other first?
Jim G.
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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors
and it costs him dearly.
Huh? What did it cost him? A bump on the head and maybe some broken
ribs, which he said will heal right up the next full moon when he shifts.
Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
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Post by Jim G.
A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it.
Yeah, for being an ancient angel that can easily kill Joe, she sure was
easy for the demon to kill, huh?
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
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I wanked it that he just got the drop
on her before she could muster her energies. Or something.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
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Post by Jim G.
In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date.
Breeda Wool. She plays Lou Linklatter on MR. MERCEDES and is equally
good there as well.
Post by Jim G.
As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred and Creek breaking up
The famous TV trope of "I have to figure things out and I can only do
that alone" nonsense. Why? Why can you only think about the things in
your life if you break up with your significant other first?
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors
and it costs him dearly.
Huh? What did it cost him? A bump on the head and maybe some broken
ribs, which he said will heal right up the next full moon when he shifts.
Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
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Post by Jim G.
A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it.
Yeah, for being an ancient angel that can easily kill Joe, she sure was
easy for the demon to kill, huh?
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
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I wanked it that he just got the drop
on her before she could muster her energies. Or something.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Post by BTR1701
Post by Jim G.
In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date.
Breeda Wool. She plays Lou Linklatter on MR. MERCEDES and is equally
good there as well.
Post by Jim G.
As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred and Creek breaking up
The famous TV trope of "I have to figure things out and I can only do
that alone" nonsense. Why? Why can you only think about the things in
your life if you break up with your significant other first?
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
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2017-09-19 20:10:19 UTC
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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors
and it costs him dearly.
Huh? What did it cost him? A bump on the head and maybe some broken
ribs, which he said will heal right up the next full moon when he shifts.
Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
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Post by Jim G.
A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it.
Yeah, for being an ancient angel that can easily kill Joe, she sure was
easy for the demon to kill, huh?
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
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I wanked it that he just got the drop
on her before she could muster her energies. Or something.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Post by BTR1701
Post by Jim G.
In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date.
Breeda Wool. She plays Lou Linklatter on MR. MERCEDES and is equally
good there as well.
Post by Jim G.
As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred and Creek breaking up
The famous TV trope of "I have to figure things out and I can only do
that alone" nonsense. Why? Why can you only think about the things in
your life if you break up with your significant other first?
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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2017-09-19 20:47:48 UTC
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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS / Angel Heart / 1x07
Elsewhere, the Rev refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors
and it costs him dearly.
Huh? What did it cost him? A bump on the head and maybe some broken
ribs, which he said will heal right up the next full moon when he shifts.
Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
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Post by Jim G.
A fallen angel with anger issues shows up in town. She's after Joe, our
gay fallen angel who's shacking up with a demon. No, really. In the end,
I don't know how the rules work since Chuy, our gay demon, makes quick
work of the new fallen angel before turning around and getting his ass
kicked by Joe, who indicates that he could kill Chuy if it came down to
it.
Yeah, for being an ancient angel that can easily kill Joe, she sure was
easy for the demon to kill, huh?
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
Post by BTR1701
I wanked it that he just got the drop
on her before she could muster her energies. Or something.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Post by BTR1701
Post by Jim G.
In any case, the guest star fallen angel was awesome
and was clearly having a blast chewing on the scenery and showed *way*
more talent than any of the regular cast has shown to date.
Breeda Wool. She plays Lou Linklatter on MR. MERCEDES and is equally
good there as well.
Post by Jim G.
As for the episode itself, it ends with Manfred and Creek breaking up
The famous TV trope of "I have to figure things out and I can only do
that alone" nonsense. Why? Why can you only think about the things in
your life if you break up with your significant other first?
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
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2017-09-20 16:27:20 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Sure, but that sort of moping and loneliness takes place *after* you've
given up on things. We were talking about the period *before* you might
have reached the end of the relationship.
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Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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2017-09-20 19:17:23 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Sure, but that sort of moping and loneliness takes place *after* you've
given up on things. We were talking about the period *before* you might
have reached the end of the relationship.
Your moping and loneliness takes place *much* later in relationships
than I've noticed to be the case.
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2017-09-20 23:02:07 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Sure, but that sort of moping and loneliness takes place *after* you've
given up on things. We were talking about the period *before* you might
have reached the end of the relationship.
Your moping and loneliness takes place *much* later in relationships
than I've noticed to be the case.
The moping and loneliness can take place at all sorts of times once a
relationship starts to head south, but when it takes place while the
relationship can still be saved (especially if it's aided by the fact
that one person withdraws, as was the case here) then it's stupid, IMO.
It's more understandable later on when things have become irrevocably
broken.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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2017-09-20 23:45:29 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Sure, but that sort of moping and loneliness takes place *after* you've
given up on things. We were talking about the period *before* you might
have reached the end of the relationship.
Your moping and loneliness takes place *much* later in relationships
than I've noticed to be the case.
The moping and loneliness can take place at all sorts of times once a
relationship starts to head south, but when it takes place while the
relationship can still be saved (especially if it's aided by the fact
that one person withdraws, as was the case here) then it's stupid, IMO.
It's more understandable later on when things have become irrevocably
broken.
I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
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2017-09-21 21:35:25 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Sure, but that sort of moping and loneliness takes place *after* you've
given up on things. We were talking about the period *before* you might
have reached the end of the relationship.
Your moping and loneliness takes place *much* later in relationships
than I've noticed to be the case.
The moping and loneliness can take place at all sorts of times once a
relationship starts to head south, but when it takes place while the
relationship can still be saved (especially if it's aided by the fact
that one person withdraws, as was the case here) then it's stupid, IMO.
It's more understandable later on when things have become irrevocably
broken.
I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
I don't think that they're being completely honest with you or
themselves. I never hear that "social pressure" bit from any of my
independent and self-confident single friends. It only emanates from
those who can only seem to function as one half of a couple.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
Obveeus
2017-09-22 03:14:32 UTC
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I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
You should really watch tonight's episode of BETTER THINGS. They seemed
to be channeling this conversation perfectly...and the woman gave an
explanation somewhat different than 'social pressure'...and way more
devastating, even if she is nuts.
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I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
You should really watch tonight's episode of BETTER THINGS. They seemed
to be channeling this conversation perfectly...and the woman gave an
explanation somewhat different than 'social pressure'...and way more
devastating, even if she is nuts.
Oops, read this too late.
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I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
You should really watch tonight's episode of BETTER THINGS. They seemed
to be channeling this conversation perfectly...and the woman gave an
explanation somewhat different than 'social pressure'...and way more
devastating, even if she is nuts.
Oops, read this too late.
Just watch the first third or so of the episode as the date with the guy
driving the classic car plays out:
http://www.fxnetworks.com/video/1050017859971
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2017-09-22 13:39:32 UTC
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I've had countless friends that were unhappy from date one but the
social pressure to be in a relationship at all times is so great that
they'd much rather be in a miserable relationship than no relationship.
You should really watch tonight's episode of BETTER THINGS. They seemed
to be channeling this conversation perfectly...and the woman gave an
explanation somewhat different than 'social pressure'...and way more
devastating, even if she is nuts.
Oops, read this too late.
Just watch the first third or so of the episode as the date with the guy
http://www.fxnetworks.com/video/1050017859971
It's on the OnDEMAND, without, of course, FF, REW, or other capabilities.
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2017-09-22 12:04:29 UTC
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Yeah, it's not as if I'd ever look forward to broken ribs, but that
"dearly" bit struck me as a bit of an overstatement, too.
And the demon, in turn, was easy for Joe to subdue, IIRC.
With this show, I'll go with "bad writing" every time. It has some good
qualities, but it throws in a lot of clunkers, too.
Because ANGST! You can't have moping and navel-gazing and montages of
loneliness if you and your significant other are working *together* on
something like this.
Yeah you can. More's the pity.
Can you expand on that a bit? (Note that I did say "working together,"
and not just "together.")
You've never worked with a significant other and not had moping and
loneliness ensue anyway?
Its like that with her work or no work. Oh, well.
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I watched:

STAR TREK: VOYAGER:
BBCA was doing a LaborG Day marathon and I couldn't find anything better...
Obviously, these were all the Borg eps. Wow, they really fucked them up for
this show!

• "Dark Frontier". Captain Safeway decides to steal a transwarp coil from a
damaged Borg Cube, only to discover the notes of 7D's parents, who apparently
had been studying them for years. Whut? Anyhow, the Borg "Queen", which
totally negates the concept of them haivng a hive mind, finds out what they're
trying to do and threatens to assimilate the crew if 7D doesn't join them.
After inexplicably running several trial runs in the holdeck, the landing
party more-or-less encounters the exact sequence of events from the holodeck
simulation! I guess someone was trying to save money or something. And then
things get worse... Ugh.

• "Collective". The crew rescue some surly juvenile Borg whose cube got
infected by a virus that killed the others onboard. While Safeway contemplates
exterminating the Borg while holding a "Borg Baby" (that's not how it works!
At all!), 7D makes the juveniles into good Federation citizens.

• "Unimatrix Zero, Part I"
• "Unimatrix Zero, Part II". Some rebel Borg ask Captain Safway to help
protect their virtual sanctuary they visit while sleeping from being destroyed
by the Borg "Queen". Instead, Safeway makes them able to keep their memories
of Unimatrix Zero when they awaken, thus causing a civil war. Good work,
Captain Janeway! </sarc>

• "Q2". Q drops off the baby Q from a previous ep as a unruly teenager,
expecting Safeway the Spinster to teach him how to behave. For the first half
of the ep, he commits shenanigans like making 7D naked, sealing Neelix's mouth
shut (Hmm, maybe I am misjudging him...), and antagonizing the Borg, which is
why this ep was included in this marathon. At the end, the Q judge him to be a
failure and banish him to live as a mortal with Safeway, but change their mind
off-screen during the final commercial break. No, really!

• "Endgame". The sense-shattering finally of Voyager, in which future Captain
Safeway changes history so she and her crew arrive home several decades early.
Time travel parodox aside, she either did it b/c she couldn't bear Chipolte
and 7D dieing or to escape paying for her crimes against humanity. Alas, the
story concludes "... and they got home. The end." What kind of Barbara
Streisand is that?

TWO AND A HALF MEN:
Charlie gets stoned and starts hallucinating about all his formal girlfriends.

TWO AND A HALF MEN:
Charlie 's driver license is suspended, so the half man has to drive for him.

What did you watch?
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BBCA was doing a LaborG Day marathon and I couldn't find anything better...
Obviously, these were all the Borg eps. Wow, they really fucked them up for
this show!
• "Dark Frontier". Captain Safeway decides to steal a transwarp coil from a
damaged Borg Cube, only to discover the notes of 7D's parents, who apparently
had been studying them for years. Whut? Anyhow, the Borg "Queen", which
totally negates the concept of them haivng a hive mind, finds out what they're
trying to do and threatens to assimilate the crew if 7D doesn't join them.
After inexplicably running several trial runs in the holdeck, the landing
party more-or-less encounters the exact sequence of events from the holodeck
simulation! I guess someone was trying to save money or something. And then
things get worse... Ugh.
• "Collective". The crew rescue some surly juvenile Borg whose cube got
infected by a virus that killed the others onboard. While Safeway contemplates
exterminating the Borg while holding a "Borg Baby" (that's not how it works!
At all!), 7D makes the juveniles into good Federation citizens.
• "Unimatrix Zero, Part I"
• "Unimatrix Zero, Part II". Some rebel Borg ask Captain Safway to help
protect their virtual sanctuary they visit while sleeping from being destroyed
by the Borg "Queen". Instead, Safeway makes them able to keep their memories
of Unimatrix Zero when they awaken, thus causing a civil war. Good work,
Captain Janeway! </sarc>
• "Q2". Q drops off the baby Q from a previous ep as a unruly teenager,
expecting Safeway the Spinster to teach him how to behave. For the first half
of the ep, he commits shenanigans like making 7D naked, sealing Neelix's mouth
shut (Hmm, maybe I am misjudging him...), and antagonizing the Borg, which is
why this ep was included in this marathon. At the end, the Q judge him to be a
failure and banish him to live as a mortal with Safeway, but change their mind
off-screen during the final commercial break. No, really!
• "Endgame". The sense-shattering finally of Voyager, in which future Captain
Safeway changes history so she and her crew arrive home several decades early.
Time travel parodox aside, she either did it b/c she couldn't bear Chipolte
and 7D dieing or to escape paying for her crimes against humanity. Alas, the
story concludes "... and they got home. The end." What kind of Barbara
Streisand is that?
I've got to think that nobody thought "ST: Voyager" would end up the laughable
mess it ended up as...

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