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{"content":{"id":661,"title":"The Usual Suspects (1995)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nMeh\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-25T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-24T14:26:03.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-24T14:26:03.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=suspense\"\u003esuspense\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=meh\"\u003emeh\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Meh

{"content":{"id":648,"title":"8 Mile (2002)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nA perfect, innocent rap angel is oppressed and beset all sides by the evil devil people who surround him and live only to ruin and destroy him. An unbiased depiction of Eminem's early life.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-22T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-13T23:20:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-22T15:42:14.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mary_sue\"\u003emary_sue\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=precious_innocent_angel\"\u003eprecious_innocent_angel\u003c/a\u003e"}

8 Mile (2002)

A perfect, innocent rap angel is oppressed and beset all sides by the evil devil people who surround him and live only to ruin and destroy him. An unbiased depiction of Eminem's early life.

{"content":{"id":644,"title":"Jet Force Gemini (1999)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/21c.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003eWhat is he holding?\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFirst you watch a bunch of great-looking cutscenes, then create a save slot (press one button, looks really cool), then sit back for some more cutscenes. Then walk for about 15 seconds, then talk to a guy who offers to show you a long cutscene (psychically). Then your character walks across a large field. Then, after nearly an hour invested, the gameplay finally starts and it is \u003cb\u003eawful\u003c/b\u003e.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThere's not much going on in terms of level design or game mechanics, so they just made the controls difficult - hyper sensitive and your aim is constantly dragging - to disguise the fact. This is what happens when you spend all your budget on cutscenes.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-20T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-10T17:11:17.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-10T17:18:12.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=third_person_shooters\"\u003ethird_person_shooters\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=n64\"\u003en64\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Jet Force Gemini (1999)

What is he holding?

First you watch a bunch of great-looking cutscenes, then create a save slot (press one button, looks really cool), then sit back for some more cutscenes. Then walk for about 15 seconds, then talk to a guy who offers to show you a long cutscene (psychically). Then your character walks across a large field. Then, after nearly an hour invested, the gameplay finally starts and it is awful.

There's not much going on in terms of level design or game mechanics, so they just made the controls difficult - hyper sensitive and your aim is constantly dragging - to disguise the fact. This is what happens when you spend all your budget on cutscenes.

{"content":{"id":512,"title":"Super Mario RPG (1996)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b4.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-01T16:49:22.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-30T00:14:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snes\"\u003esnes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=jrpgs\"\u003ejrpgs\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Super Mario RPG (1996)


I've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).

I spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.

{"content":{"id":519,"title":"Why The Romantics Matter","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1ba.jpg\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe second chapter, called 'Romantic Psychology', is a rambling essay about modernism that doesn't even slightly imply what it has to do with the romantics. And as far as essays about modernism go, it's terrible. It's completely unfocused, uninteresting, pointless, and apparently wasn't even glanced at by an editor. I stopped reading after that.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-03T13:46:54.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-11T13:51:37.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=romanticism\"\u003eromanticism\u003c/a\u003e"}

Why The Romantics Matter

The second chapter, called 'Romantic Psychology', is a rambling essay about modernism that doesn't even slightly imply what it has to do with the romantics. And as far as essays about modernism go, it's terrible. It's completely unfocused, uninteresting, pointless, and apparently wasn't even glanced at by an editor. I stopped reading after that.

{"content":{"id":530,"title":"Paths Of Glory (1957)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nRidiculous. And cowardly. If he'd made this movie about his own country's military, and not an country with fighting on its own soil, he'd have had his career destroyed. If Kubrick hadn't made it, no one would take this seriously.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e ","publication_date":"2019-02-12T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-07T22:35:21.000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-08T15:43:11.000Z","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=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=war\"\u003ewar\u003c/a\u003e"}

Paths Of Glory (1957)

Ridiculous. And cowardly. If he'd made this movie about his own country's military, and not an country with fighting on its own soil, he'd have had his career destroyed. If Kubrick hadn't made it, no one would take this seriously.

{"content":{"id":389,"title":"Live And Let Die (1973)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/136.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis has my vote for worst James Bond movie. Even a silly movie like Moonraker has its charms and some good action sequences.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nJames Bond is completely out-of-place in a blaxploitation film. Roger Moore is bland and obnoxious; he was never the best Bond, but he's a lot more watchable in any other Bond film. Every scene is flat and tiresome and misses the mark. In the dramatic climax, the main villain gets blown up like a balloon (pictured).\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIn the very last scene, we find out the moral of the story is that Voodoo is real, even though Voodoo was only tangential to the plot. It's like if Godfather ended with Michael turning to the camera and saying, \"I guess what we've all learned in these last few months is that oranges are delicious\".\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-27T22:05:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-12T15:46:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=007\"\u003e007\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=spy\"\u003espy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=action\"\u003eaction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Live And Let Die (1973)


This has my vote for worst James Bond movie. Even a silly movie like Moonraker has its charms and some good action sequences.


James Bond is completely out-of-place in a blaxploitation film. Roger Moore is bland and obnoxious; he was never the best Bond, but he's a lot more watchable in any other Bond film. Every scene is flat and tiresome and misses the mark. In the dramatic climax, the main villain gets blown up like a balloon (pictured).


In the very last scene, we find out the moral of the story is that Voodoo is real, even though Voodoo was only tangential to the plot. It's like if Godfather ended with Michael turning to the camera and saying, "I guess what we've all learned in these last few months is that oranges are delicious".

{"content":{"id":388,"title":"Swann's Way/In Remembrance Of Things Past/In Search Of Lost Time/Etc. - Marcel Proust","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nI must be some kind of idiot, because when I read about bored rich people being bored of boring situations, I don't quiver with excitement.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-28T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-26T21:14:50.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-19T02:28:17.000Z","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=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=poor_little_rich_boy_literature\"\u003epoor_little_rich_boy_literature\u003c/a\u003e"}

Swann's Way/In Remembrance Of Things Past/In Search Of Lost Time/Etc. - Marcel Proust

I must be some kind of idiot, because when I read about bored rich people being bored of boring situations, I don't quiver with excitement.

{"content":{"id":384,"title":"Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nI got to the racist chapter, and that was a it for me. \r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhy bother trying to decode the author's intentions? Maybe he didn't mean it and was trying to say something about his characters? I tried to convince myself of that for the first few pages, but by the end of the chapter telling myself that would be nothing but wilful blindness. Maybe it was more acceptable back then - I almost always get a 'standards of the day' lecture when I write something like this - but does that mean we should shrug it off? Five years later Hitler was a quite popular writer and normal by the standards of the day.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTrash is trash, no matter how much you analyse it or pretend that seeing it through ten layers of witty detachment makes it any better.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-26T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-24T19:53:42.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-26T19:25:12.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=aged_poorly\"\u003eaged_poorly\u003c/a\u003e"}

Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh

I got to the racist chapter, and that was a it for me.


Why bother trying to decode the author's intentions? Maybe he didn't mean it and was trying to say something about his characters? I tried to convince myself of that for the first few pages, but by the end of the chapter telling myself that would be nothing but wilful blindness. Maybe it was more acceptable back then - I almost always get a 'standards of the day' lecture when I write something like this - but does that mean we should shrug it off? Five years later Hitler was a quite popular writer and normal by the standards of the day.


Trash is trash, no matter how much you analyse it or pretend that seeing it through ten layers of witty detachment makes it any better.

{"content":{"id":344,"title":"Fallout 2 (1998)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/113.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003eRoughly the point where I lost interest in the game. You wouldn't believe how drab and sloggy and time-consuming and monotonous this stretch of map is.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhen I was about 15, a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to play this. It's too bad, because I probably would have liked it if I'd played it back then. Now a complicated RPG feels like doing chores, and what teenage me would have thought was dark and edgy seems bland and brownish-grey.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-29T00:49:27.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-13T00:25:08.000Z","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=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dark_and_edgy\"\u003edark_and_edgy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Fallout 2 (1998)

Roughly the point where I lost interest in the game. You wouldn't believe how drab and sloggy and time-consuming and monotonous this stretch of map is.

When I was about 15, a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to play this. It's too bad, because I probably would have liked it if I'd played it back then. Now a complicated RPG feels like doing chores, and what teenage me would have thought was dark and edgy seems bland and brownish-grey.

{"content":{"id":349,"title":"Filth (2013)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/118.png\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nA boring checklist of edgy things you've seen a million times.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-01T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-31T01:47:44.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-01T10:33:53.000Z","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=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dark_and_edgy\"\u003edark_and_edgy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Filth (2013)


A boring checklist of edgy things you've seen a million times.

{"content":{"id":300,"title":"Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/ed.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis, along with the indie rock popular around the same time, created the obnoxious precedent that affluent white guys whining about breaking up with their girlfriends is culturally significant artwork. \r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-06T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-04T15:37:40.000Z","updated_at":"2020-08-02T00:07:23.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=culture_poison\"\u003eculture_poison\u003c/a\u003e"}

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

This, along with the indie rock popular around the same time, created the obnoxious precedent that affluent white guys whining about breaking up with their girlfriends is culturally significant artwork.

{"content":{"id":219,"title":"Candide - Voltaire","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/9a.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis book is meant to make fun of Leibniz. It's fairly funny and I enjoyed it as a teenager, before I knew anything about Voltaire or Leibniz or most of what this book talks about. Teenage me just enjoyed the raw sarcasm and smugness.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLeibniz has a spotty record as a philosopher, but his contributions to mathematics go far beyond the calculus you normally hear about. His fingerprints are all over pure math and formal logic and computer science and computer hardware and engineering in general. Next time you're in an airplane and it doesn't crash, thank Leibniz twenty times over.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVoltaire, on the other hand, was a rich, sarcastic dickhead whose rants against Jewish and Black people were extremely racist even by the standards of the 18th century. Screw this book.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-10T18:08:46.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-23T15:12:24.000Z","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=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snark\"\u003esnark\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=logic\"\u003elogic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=bad_things_with_good_design\"\u003ebad_things_with_good_design\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=eighteenth_century\"\u003eeighteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e"}

Candide - Voltaire


This book is meant to make fun of Leibniz. It's fairly funny and I enjoyed it as a teenager, before I knew anything about Voltaire or Leibniz or most of what this book talks about. Teenage me just enjoyed the raw sarcasm and smugness.

Leibniz has a spotty record as a philosopher, but his contributions to mathematics go far beyond the calculus you normally hear about. His fingerprints are all over pure math and formal logic and computer science and computer hardware and engineering in general. Next time you're in an airplane and it doesn't crash, thank Leibniz twenty times over.

Voltaire, on the other hand, was a rich, sarcastic dickhead whose rants against Jewish and Black people were extremely racist even by the standards of the 18th century. Screw this book.

{"content":{"id":211,"title":"Prometheus Unbound - Percy Shelley","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/8f.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis painting accurately represents the pain of the boredom I felt when reading this book. I can't believe someone read \u003ca href=\"https://sananab.ca/posts/124\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ePrometheus Bound\u003c/a\u003e and thought this was the direction the story was supposed to take.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-05T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-04T16:29:57.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-15T00:47:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=romanticism\"\u003eromanticism\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=baroque\"\u003ebaroque\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=early_modern\"\u003eearly_modern\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=belgium\"\u003ebelgium\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=prometheus\"\u003eprometheus\u003c/a\u003e"}

Prometheus Unbound - Percy Shelley


This painting accurately represents the pain of the boredom I felt when reading this book. I can't believe someone read Prometheus Bound and thought this was the direction the story was supposed to take.

{"content":{"id":171,"title":"Master Of None - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/6f.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt 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.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCan 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.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-16T03:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-11T23:22:52.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-08T14:09:17.000Z","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"}

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.

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History and the Historians of Medieval Spain - Peter Linehan


This mess of a book is badly in need of an editor. The name alone hints that the author couldn't decide what book he was writing.

His observations on history are mainly uninteresting. His observations on historians range from boring to catty.