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{"content":{"id":28,"title":"Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here (2018)","body":"\u003cp\u003ePeople seem to either really like Tig or they don't. This is Tig at her Tiggyest, so if you know who she is, you can probably guess from this sentence how much you'll enjoy it.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-24T01:57:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-24T01:57:53.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-03T23:08:04.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here (2018)

People seem to either really like Tig or they don't. This is Tig at her Tiggyest, so if you know who she is, you can probably guess from this sentence how much you'll enjoy it.

{"content":{"id":38,"title":"Steve Martin and Martin Short Netflix Special (2018)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/26.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"width: 500px\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhen I was young, old guys like Bob Hope would do meandering specials like this. I'd watch them and find them fairly funny but think, \"What am I missing?\" I get it now.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-29T20:43:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-29T20:43:48.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-06T00:24:03.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=feel_old\"\u003efeel_old\u003c/a\u003e"}

Steve Martin and Martin Short Netflix Special (2018)


When I was young, old guys like Bob Hope would do meandering specials like this. I'd watch them and find them fairly funny but think, "What am I missing?" I get it now.

{"content":{"id":40,"title":"Arrested Development Season 5, Part One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1e.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 93vh\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-30T17:26:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-30T17:26:51.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-03T21:31:57.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=a_new_start\"\u003ea_new_start\u003c/a\u003e"}

Arrested Development Season 5, Part One

{"content":{"id":32,"title":"Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/24.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 2px solid black\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe good parts are good but the bad parts are \u003ci\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cb\u003ereally\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/u\u003e\u003c/i\u003e bad. So bad that if Eddie Murphy was white, the Intellectual Dark Web would be writing think pieces about how society betrayed his dream of punching women. \u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-01T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-26T15:43:39.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:50:00.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=holy_moley\"\u003eholy_moley\u003c/a\u003e"}

Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983)


The good parts are good but the bad parts are really bad. So bad that if Eddie Murphy was white, the Intellectual Dark Web would be writing think pieces about how society betrayed his dream of punching women.

{"content":{"id":66,"title":"Mr. D - Season 1","body":"\u003cp\u003eIt's like a game of telephone. Every episode is a slight rewrite of a previous episode.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-09T06:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-08T21:10:02.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:26:33.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Mr. D - Season 1

It's like a game of telephone. Every episode is a slight rewrite of a previous episode.

{"content":{"id":47,"title":"Bob's Burgers - Season 6","body":"\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/23.png\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp src=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\r\nLike every Bob's Burgers season, it's lovable and low-key, and loads the end of the season with too much filler.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-09T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-03T22:09:41.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:29:00.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mellow\"\u003emellow\u003c/a\u003e"}

Bob's Burgers - Season 6




Like every Bob's Burgers season, it's lovable and low-key, and loads the end of the season with too much filler.

{"content":{"id":57,"title":"Moby","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2f.PNG\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 2px solid black\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-12T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-06T00:20:09.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:17:34.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

Moby

{"content":{"id":63,"title":"From the Corner Gas Wikipedia Page","body":"\u003cp class=\"quote\"\u003eProduction of an animated adaptation was announced in December 2016. Slated to debut on The Comedy Network on April 2, 2018, Corner Gas Animated will feature all of the original cast voicing their original characters, except for Janet Wright who died in 2016. The role of Emma will instead be voiced by actress Corrine Koslo.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJesus Christ, they couldn't just write her character out of the show? They must have really hated her.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-14T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-07T22:30:36.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:10:42.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dancing_on_graves\"\u003edancing_on_graves\u003c/a\u003e"}

From the Corner Gas Wikipedia Page

Production of an animated adaptation was announced in December 2016. Slated to debut on The Comedy Network on April 2, 2018, Corner Gas Animated will feature all of the original cast voicing their original characters, except for Janet Wright who died in 2016. The role of Emma will instead be voiced by actress Corrine Koslo.

Jesus Christ, they couldn't just write her character out of the show? They must have really hated her.

{"content":{"id":85,"title":"Maron - Season 1","body":"\u003cp\u003e\"Mary Sue\" doesn't even begin to describe this. More than half the episodes are him complaining that too many beautiful women want to have sex with him.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-16T18:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-09T20:35:29.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-17T10:26:29.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mary_sue\"\u003emary_sue\u003c/a\u003e"}

Maron - Season 1

"Mary Sue" doesn't even begin to describe this. More than half the episodes are him complaining that too many beautiful women want to have sex with him.

{"content":{"id":84,"title":"Star Trek TNG - Season 3 Megareview","body":"\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIn season 2, TNG was a bad show with a few good episodes. By season 4, it had become the finest science fiction show ever made. This is the transition season, and is so all over the map that it's impossible to summarize.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/41.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eEvolution\u003c/b\u003e - Actually not awful for a Wesley episode. Extra two stars for bringing his mother back, minus one star for her going on and on about her son. - \u003ci\u003e3/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Ensigns of Command\u003c/b\u003e - Watching Data trying to figure out mob psychology is pretty fun. In 2018, watching a group of opinion-sharers sabotage itself out of sheer tenacity isn't the subtle analysis of human behaviour it once was. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Survivors\u003c/b\u003e - A personal favourite of mine, not just for the ending, but for the image of a well-manicured lawn and cozy house in the middle of a genocide-scared wasteland. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eWho Watches the Watchers\u003c/b\u003e - What's a \"proto-Vulcan\"? Are they going to go back in time and become the Vulcans?- \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Bonding\u003c/b\u003e - The concept is clumsy, but the beginning and ending are actually pretty moving. - \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/40.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px;\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eBooby Trap\u003c/b\u003e - The Geordi parts are good, although \"Geordi is the only one who can't get laid\" is a pretty weird series-long character arc. A lot of reviews say it's creepy, although let's not pretend we all don't know what the hollodeck would be used for. The moral of the story is that humans don't need to worry about computers, because computers will never have gumption, or mojo, or chutzpah, or whatever. Not only is that hacky, clichéd sci-fi, but in the real world, thousands of physics undergrads have programmed the sort of gravity simulations the computer is not supposed to be able to handle, in their free time. - \u003ci\u003e3/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Enemy\u003c/b\u003e - Geordi is good in this, and the Worf subplot is so bold that I can't give this episode a low rating. - \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Price\u003c/b\u003e - One of many \"Diana gets a headache\" episodes. Nothing spectacular. In the end, the Feregis get stranded alone, forever, with not hope, and they play it up for laughs. I've always thought it was extremely disturbing, and a disproportionate punishment for characters that were scoundrelly-at-worst. But, of course, about half of us mainly remember this for one specific scene. - \u003ci\u003e2/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Vengeance Factor\u003c/b\u003e - Not a bad idea, but the execution is extremely boring. - \u003ci\u003e1/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Defector\u003c/b\u003e - Solid military thriller - \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/43.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Hunted\u003c/b\u003e - Another episode that's a nice idea, but a bit dull in practice. - \u003ci\u003e3/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe High Ground\u003c/b\u003e - This is so boring that I stopped watching the show for eight months. - \u003ci\u003e1/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eDéjà Q\u003c/b\u003e - This is the legendary facepalm episode. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eA Matter Of Perspective\u003c/b\u003e - Passable Rashomon knockoff. - \u003ci\u003e3/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eYesterday's Enterprise\u003c/b\u003e - Even the best episodes of season 3 can feel pretty rushed and low-budget. Except this one, which is so well-crafted, and done with such a deft touch, that it's hypnotic. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3e.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Offspring\u003c/b\u003e - I hope you like emotions because prepare to have \u003cu\u003ea lot\u003c/u\u003e of them. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eSins Of The Father\u003c/b\u003e - As I kid, I was never crazy about the Klingon politics episodes, so watching this one as an adult I was kind of surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Like 'The Defector', it is basically a very good paperback novel that's incidentally also a Star Trek episode. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eAllegiance\u003c/b\u003e - The parts with real Picard are good fun, and the parts with fake Picard reminded me of \u003ca href=\"https://web.archive.org/web/20061114203532/http://www.wwujd.com/unclejessesdiary.htm\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eUncle Jesse's Diary\u003c/a\u003e. - \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/44.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb \u003eCaptain's Holiday\u003c/b\u003e - There've been a lot of schlocky scripts in Star Trek's history, but this is like a bad fanfic. It seems to be a find-and-replace-all Indiana Jones story, except with unmovtivated time travellers who give up easily, and don't mind standing around waiting. At one point, Picard goes on a weird, random, racist tirade for no real reason. Right after the dramatic climax, Picard explicitly points out the gigantic, stupid plot hole the entire episode is built around. In the last scene, he blatantly orders Riker to have sex with him, which gives Riker a weird, goofy smile. - \u003ci\u003e1/5\u003c/i\u003e \r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eTin Man\u003c/b\u003e - Tired episode made better by Brent Spiner, in spite of not much screen time. It's easy to forget what a subtle actor he is. - \u003ci\u003e3/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3d.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eHollow Pursuits\u003c/b\u003e - One of the funniest Star Trek episodes, and one of the best of the series. In spite of the comedy, it's tactfully done at a time when most shows were still doing clumsy Very Special Episodes. This is also the episode where Wesley goes from being annoying to being some kind of ascended smugness demigod. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Most Toys\u003c/b\u003e - This is one of my favourite plot fake outs. It starts out as a wacky comic relief episode, and smoothly shifts into something creepy and disturbing. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eSarek\u003c/b\u003e - I like this episode for the little details, like Sarek having a type, or some of the windows in an Enterprise corridor having cheap Venetian blinds. - \u003ci\u003e4/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eMénage à Troi\u003c/b\u003e - Weirdly a lot of rape jokes for a family-friendly show. Wesley is going to leave the Enterprise forever, but decides not to so that he can save the day, again. - \u003ci\u003e2/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/45.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 415px\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eTransfigurations\u003c/b\u003e - Beverley falls in love with a foldy man, and then he turns into a glow stick. - \u003ci\u003e2/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\u003cb \u003eThe Best Of Both Worlds: Part 1\u003c/b\u003e - I like that fact that they wrote an extremely tense body horror/military thriller, seemingly spent more money on it than on all of the other episodes combined, and pivoted the whole thing around catty office drama.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n I haven't mentioned it before, but it's worth saying that Whoopi Goldberg could make even a good episode ten times better. What would this have been without her bleak attempt at a motivational speech and knowing look of pity? I kind of forgot this, because I was just a little kid, but at the time Whoopi Goldberg was mainly a hip stand up comedian. - \u003ci\u003e5/5\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe overall average score is \u003ci\u003e3.577\u003c/i\u003e, rounding up to four.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-17T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-09T15:46:40.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-29T18:26:51.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tng\"\u003etng\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mega_review\"\u003emega_review\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=relational_databases\"\u003erelational_databases\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=STAMOS\"\u003eSTAMOS\u003c/a\u003e"}

Star Trek TNG - Season 3 Megareview


In season 2, TNG was a bad show with a few good episodes. By season 4, it had become the finest science fiction show ever made. This is the transition season, and is so all over the map that it's impossible to summarize.



Evolution - Actually not awful for a Wesley episode. Extra two stars for bringing his mother back, minus one star for her going on and on about her son. - 3/5


The Ensigns of Command - Watching Data trying to figure out mob psychology is pretty fun. In 2018, watching a group of opinion-sharers sabotage itself out of sheer tenacity isn't the subtle analysis of human behaviour it once was. - 5/5


The Survivors - A personal favourite of mine, not just for the ending, but for the image of a well-manicured lawn and cozy house in the middle of a genocide-scared wasteland. - 5/5


Who Watches the Watchers - What's a "proto-Vulcan"? Are they going to go back in time and become the Vulcans?- 4/5


The Bonding - The concept is clumsy, but the beginning and ending are actually pretty moving. - 4/5



Booby Trap - The Geordi parts are good, although "Geordi is the only one who can't get laid" is a pretty weird series-long character arc. A lot of reviews say it's creepy, although let's not pretend we all don't know what the hollodeck would be used for. The moral of the story is that humans don't need to worry about computers, because computers will never have gumption, or mojo, or chutzpah, or whatever. Not only is that hacky, clichéd sci-fi, but in the real world, thousands of physics undergrads have programmed the sort of gravity simulations the computer is not supposed to be able to handle, in their free time. - 3/5


The Enemy - Geordi is good in this, and the Worf subplot is so bold that I can't give this episode a low rating. - 4/5


The Price - One of many "Diana gets a headache" episodes. Nothing spectacular. In the end, the Feregis get stranded alone, forever, with not hope, and they play it up for laughs. I've always thought it was extremely disturbing, and a disproportionate punishment for characters that were scoundrelly-at-worst. But, of course, about half of us mainly remember this for one specific scene. - 2/5


The Vengeance Factor - Not a bad idea, but the execution is extremely boring. - 1/5


The Defector - Solid military thriller - 4/5



The Hunted - Another episode that's a nice idea, but a bit dull in practice. - 3/5


The High Ground - This is so boring that I stopped watching the show for eight months. - 1/5


Déjà Q - This is the legendary facepalm episode. - 5/5


A Matter Of Perspective - Passable Rashomon knockoff. - 3/5


Yesterday's Enterprise - Even the best episodes of season 3 can feel pretty rushed and low-budget. Except this one, which is so well-crafted, and done with such a deft touch, that it's hypnotic. - 5/5



The Offspring - I hope you like emotions because prepare to have a lot of them. - 5/5


Sins Of The Father - As I kid, I was never crazy about the Klingon politics episodes, so watching this one as an adult I was kind of surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Like 'The Defector', it is basically a very good paperback novel that's incidentally also a Star Trek episode. - 5/5


Allegiance - The parts with real Picard are good fun, and the parts with fake Picard reminded me of Uncle Jesse's Diary. - 4/5



Captain's Holiday - There've been a lot of schlocky scripts in Star Trek's history, but this is like a bad fanfic. It seems to be a find-and-replace-all Indiana Jones story, except with unmovtivated time travellers who give up easily, and don't mind standing around waiting. At one point, Picard goes on a weird, random, racist tirade for no real reason. Right after the dramatic climax, Picard explicitly points out the gigantic, stupid plot hole the entire episode is built around. In the last scene, he blatantly orders Riker to have sex with him, which gives Riker a weird, goofy smile. - 1/5


Tin Man - Tired episode made better by Brent Spiner, in spite of not much screen time. It's easy to forget what a subtle actor he is. - 3/5



Hollow Pursuits - One of the funniest Star Trek episodes, and one of the best of the series. In spite of the comedy, it's tactfully done at a time when most shows were still doing clumsy Very Special Episodes. This is also the episode where Wesley goes from being annoying to being some kind of ascended smugness demigod. - 5/5


The Most Toys - This is one of my favourite plot fake outs. It starts out as a wacky comic relief episode, and smoothly shifts into something creepy and disturbing. - 5/5


Sarek - I like this episode for the little details, like Sarek having a type, or some of the windows in an Enterprise corridor having cheap Venetian blinds. - 4/5


Ménage à Troi - Weirdly a lot of rape jokes for a family-friendly show. Wesley is going to leave the Enterprise forever, but decides not to so that he can save the day, again. - 2/5



Transfigurations - Beverley falls in love with a foldy man, and then he turns into a glow stick. - 2/5


The Best Of Both Worlds: Part 1 - I like that fact that they wrote an extremely tense body horror/military thriller, seemingly spent more money on it than on all of the other episodes combined, and pivoted the whole thing around catty office drama.


I haven't mentioned it before, but it's worth saying that Whoopi Goldberg could make even a good episode ten times better. What would this have been without her bleak attempt at a motivational speech and knowing look of pity? I kind of forgot this, because I was just a little kid, but at the time Whoopi Goldberg was mainly a hip stand up comedian. - 5/5


The overall average score is 3.577, rounding up to four.

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Kim's Convenience - Season 1

The cast is perfect, the writers obviously take a great deal of care with the characters, and the jokes are really funny. My first fit of uncontrollable laughter was at the beginning of episode 2. It's pretty rare to see a great family sitcom - I can't think of any offhand - and it's especially rare to see a sitcom where all the parts fit together perfectly right from the beginning.

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Schitt's Creek - Season One

This one starts out badly. The cast is perfect but the characters are unlikable. There are solid jokes, but the stories are clichéd. As the season goes on, though, the writers start sanding down the edges, and by the end it starts looking like a decent show.

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Chris Rock - Tambourine (2018)


Don't drag me into your friggin divorce, man. I wanted to watch some dang comedy.

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Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)


It's not bad, in spite of the fact that half of it is just him complaining about Twitter.

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Kim's Convenience - Season 2

Kim's Convenience is still going strong for season two. Along with great character arcs, some of the jokes make me cry with laughter. One gag in particular had me laughing uncontrollably for days afterwards every time I thought about it.

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Master Of None - Season 1


At first I thought, "This is funny, but the main character is a bit of a Mary Sue." Then I got to the Nashville episode. The entire episode involves Aziz's character taking a girl out on a perfect date. The plot doesn't start till about minute 21 (75% of the way through the episode), when he makes a mistake but then makes up for it in a charming way.

Can you imagine being so self-absorbed that you would write an entire script about how attractive and wonderful and funny and kind you are, and then assemble a film crew halfway across the country so that you could have it broadcast to the world? I don't think I've ever been so embarrassed for someone I've never met.