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{"content":{"id":1152,"title":"Iron Man 2 (2010)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3c2.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe a-story is about Tony's alcoholism and depression and father issues, and the b-story is about some guy who is angry. The a-story's big action sequence (the best of the film) is against his best friend. Then Tony cures all his psychological problems and flies off because he remembers there's still a b-story to wrap up. The b-story action sequence is very long, and poorly filmed, and darkly lit, and with a lot of bad CGI. It is boring and takes forever and, because it is the b-story, you know it's not very important. It deflates what was otherwise a decent movie.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAlso notable is that Terrence Howard is replaced by Don Cheadle. Imagine being in a huge superhero franchise only to find out that not only have you been replaced by a Golden Girl, but not even one of the more well-known Golden Girls.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-03-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-26T04:09:18.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:40:32.000Z","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=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e"}

Iron Man 2 (2010)

The a-story is about Tony's alcoholism and depression and father issues, and the b-story is about some guy who is angry. The a-story's big action sequence (the best of the film) is against his best friend. Then Tony cures all his psychological problems and flies off because he remembers there's still a b-story to wrap up. The b-story action sequence is very long, and poorly filmed, and darkly lit, and with a lot of bad CGI. It is boring and takes forever and, because it is the b-story, you know it's not very important. It deflates what was otherwise a decent movie.

Also notable is that Terrence Howard is replaced by Don Cheadle. Imagine being in a huge superhero franchise only to find out that not only have you been replaced by a Golden Girl, but not even one of the more well-known Golden Girls.

{"content":{"id":1151,"title":"War And Peace - Leo Tolstoy","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3c1.jpeg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis has 559 characters. In my edition, that averages out to about one new character every two pages. I feel like this has a lot of characters for the same reason guys who don't need to haul heavy loads buy really big pickup trucks.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-03-06T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-26T03:57:16.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:28:18.000Z","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=war\"\u003ewar\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=russia\"\u003erussia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

War And Peace - Leo Tolstoy

This has 559 characters. In my edition, that averages out to about one new character every two pages. I feel like this has a lot of characters for the same reason guys who don't need to haul heavy loads buy really big pickup trucks.

{"content":{"id":1147,"title":"The Tombs Of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3bf.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis is one of the greatest things I've ever read in my life.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-03-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-23T18:57:50.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:21:38.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"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=fantasy\"\u003efantasy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Tombs Of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin

This is one of the greatest things I've ever read in my life.

{"content":{"id":1137,"title":"Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3ba.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt's too Star Trek to work as an action movie. It's too much of an action movie to deal with the Star-Trekish premise in any satisfying way.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTHAT BEING SAID, I'm currently living in a city with rapid gentrification, and seeing paradise destroyed by a bunch of miserable people with ugly plastic surgery faces does strike a chord with me.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-28T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-19T02:17:08.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:41:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"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=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\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=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

It's too Star Trek to work as an action movie. It's too much of an action movie to deal with the Star-Trekish premise in any satisfying way.

THAT BEING SAID, I'm currently living in a city with rapid gentrification, and seeing paradise destroyed by a bunch of miserable people with ugly plastic surgery faces does strike a chord with me.

{"content":{"id":1127,"title":"The Alchemist - Ben Jonson","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3d1.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI really want to like a play that starts with 'I fart at thee', but most of the humour doesn't really hit home.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe sort of people that praise this as a masterpiece and a work of genius also become visibly upset when the same type of humour is sold to a modern audience. I had English teachers who would endlessly whine and complain about Adam Sandler and the like, but is this monument of world literature really any different? The world of English majors and literary critics has a lot more to do with posturing than with actual books.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-17T23:34:37.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:28:59.000Z","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=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=seventeenth_century\"\u003eseventeenth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Alchemist - Ben Jonson

I really want to like a play that starts with 'I fart at thee', but most of the humour doesn't really hit home.

The sort of people that praise this as a masterpiece and a work of genius also become visibly upset when the same type of humour is sold to a modern audience. I had English teachers who would endlessly whine and complain about Adam Sandler and the like, but is this monument of world literature really any different? The world of English majors and literary critics has a lot more to do with posturing than with actual books.

{"content":{"id":1126,"title":"The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3b7.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI think the English translator must have been better than the original writer, because most English speakers I have met who have read this walked away with a positive impression. In Portuguese, Coelho often comes across as barely literate.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis is two books which alternate from chapter to chapter. The first book is about a boy looking for treasure. The second is a self-help book for narcissists who worry that they are not self-serving and manipulative enough. In the end (spoilers), the boy finds where the treasure should be buried and starts digging. Pretty soon he gives up and decides the actual treasure was the experiences he had along the way. Then he digs a bit more and finds some gold and gems and decides that the real treasure was actually getting really rich.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-26T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-17T17:50:17.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:29:29.000Z","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=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=brazil\"\u003ebrazil\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

I think the English translator must have been better than the original writer, because most English speakers I have met who have read this walked away with a positive impression. In Portuguese, Coelho often comes across as barely literate.

This is two books which alternate from chapter to chapter. The first book is about a boy looking for treasure. The second is a self-help book for narcissists who worry that they are not self-serving and manipulative enough. In the end (spoilers), the boy finds where the treasure should be buried and starts digging. Pretty soon he gives up and decides the actual treasure was the experiences he had along the way. Then he digs a bit more and finds some gold and gems and decides that the real treasure was actually getting really rich.

{"content":{"id":1122,"title":"Tim Burton Batman (1989)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3b5.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI don't agree with Scorsese about superhero movies, but I have to admit that this one really helps his case. The individual scenes are all very good, but they don't actually coalesce into any kind of story, only the vague outline of something resembling a plot. It's like a short film anthology. Jack Nicholson plays the same character he always plays. There's a bunch of good music by Prince, which is awesome but doesn't fit the movie in any way.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt was always one of the weaker superhero movies, but it's worse today: Batman and the Joker are totally played out, and their weird creepy fans have destroyed whatever appeal they still have left after so much overexposure.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-16T00:44:53.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:41:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"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=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_eighties\"\u003ethe_eighties\u003c/a\u003e"}

Tim Burton Batman (1989)

I don't agree with Scorsese about superhero movies, but I have to admit that this one really helps his case. The individual scenes are all very good, but they don't actually coalesce into any kind of story, only the vague outline of something resembling a plot. It's like a short film anthology. Jack Nicholson plays the same character he always plays. There's a bunch of good music by Prince, which is awesome but doesn't fit the movie in any way.

It was always one of the weaker superhero movies, but it's worse today: Batman and the Joker are totally played out, and their weird creepy fans have destroyed whatever appeal they still have left after so much overexposure.

{"content":{"id":1112,"title":"Modern Art - Sam Hunter et al.","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3b0.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nBlarg. Sometimes this book has a lot of interesting things to say, which kept me reading. A lot of the time, they're just blandly listing off as many artists as possible. This is a very frustrating book, because it could have been really good if the authors had just focused in a bit more.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-19T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-10T19:38:55.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:42:29.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=paintings\"\u003epaintings\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sculpture\"\u003esculpture\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Modern Art - Sam Hunter et al.

Blarg. Sometimes this book has a lot of interesting things to say, which kept me reading. A lot of the time, they're just blandly listing off as many artists as possible. This is a very frustrating book, because it could have been really good if the authors had just focused in a bit more.

{"content":{"id":1111,"title":"Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3af.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThere's a reason they say that you should think of a good ending and work backwards. It's always a shame when a really good book fizzles out at the end.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-10T19:13:30.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:42:48.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"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=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=cyberpunk\"\u003ecyberpunk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

There's a reason they say that you should think of a good ending and work backwards. It's always a shame when a really good book fizzles out at the end.

{"content":{"id":1095,"title":"Diodorus Siculus: The Library of History, Volume V","body":"\u003cp\u003eThis one mainly deals with the Peloponnesian War and boy is it a slog. Except the part about the Sicilian expedition. I came away feeling like I knew less about that war than when I started.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-29T01:55:23.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:43:15.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=history\"\u003ehistory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\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"}

Diodorus Siculus: The Library of History, Volume V

This one mainly deals with the Peloponnesian War and boy is it a slog. Except the part about the Sicilian expedition. I came away feeling like I knew less about that war than when I started.

{"content":{"id":1092,"title":"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/3a3.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis is the one where nothing really happens, except there's some evil lady in the snow, but the characters only vaguely care about her because of their love triangle.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis is my favourite Twilight movie, though, because of Jasper's accent. Jasper looks like an awkward, uncomfortable Harpo Marx. In the first two movies he doesn't speak much, but when he does it's with a neutral North American accent. Then, all the sudden, in this movie, he has a thick Foghorn Leghorn accent and spends the next three films screaming things like, \"AH DO DECLARE\". It is hilarious beyond words. In my heart, Jasper's accents are truly the stars of this franchise.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-25T22:17:12.000Z","updated_at":"2020-02-05T00:40:05.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"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=romance\"\u003eromance\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)


This is the one where nothing really happens, except there's some evil lady in the snow, but the characters only vaguely care about her because of their love triangle.

This is my favourite Twilight movie, though, because of Jasper's accent. Jasper looks like an awkward, uncomfortable Harpo Marx. In the first two movies he doesn't speak much, but when he does it's with a neutral North American accent. Then, all the sudden, in this movie, he has a thick Foghorn Leghorn accent and spends the next three films screaming things like, "AH DO DECLARE". It is hilarious beyond words. In my heart, Jasper's accents are truly the stars of this franchise.

{"content":{"id":1084,"title":"Doctor Strange (2016)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/39b.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt has nice CGI but, other than that, it's an extremely predictable, by-the-books, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, average superhero movie. The climax involves him boring the bad guy into giving up and I sympathize.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-28T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-10T12:56:16.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:43:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"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=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=action\"\u003eaction\u003c/a\u003e"}

Doctor Strange (2016)

It has nice CGI but, other than that, it's an extremely predictable, by-the-books, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, average superhero movie. The climax involves him boring the bad guy into giving up and I sympathize.

{"content":{"id":1078,"title":"Hopscotch - Julio Cortázar","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nA dark, seedy, erotic Choose Your Own Adventure. \r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTo strangle the little faubourienne you have turned into your whore, turn to page 235!\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTo smoke clove cigarettes and discuss people who haven't read Mauriac, turn to page 431!\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-23T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-08T04:20:05.000Z","updated_at":"2020-01-08T04:20:46.000Z","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=argentina\"\u003eargentina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e"}

Hopscotch - Julio Cortázar

A dark, seedy, erotic Choose Your Own Adventure.


To strangle the little faubourienne you have turned into your whore, turn to page 235!

To smoke clove cigarettes and discuss people who haven't read Mauriac, turn to page 431!

{"content":{"id":1073,"title":"Ghostbusters II (1989)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe thing about Ghostbusters II is, even though it's not good, it's still pretty good.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-01T22:05:11.000Z","updated_at":"2020-01-01T22:05:11.000Z","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=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_eighties\"\u003ethe_eighties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Ghostbusters II (1989)

The thing about Ghostbusters II is, even though it's not good, it's still pretty good.

{"content":{"id":1051,"title":"Third Rock From The Sun - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/384.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThey're all good, even the odd reoccurring characters, but Jane Curtain is an understated comedic genius. Skip the first few episodes and it starts to get really funny. Skip the last episode, as well. It is the start of a painfully bad story arc.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-02T18:03:40.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-29T19:53:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e"}

Third Rock From The Sun - Season One


They're all good, even the odd reoccurring characters, but Jane Curtain is an understated comedic genius. Skip the first few episodes and it starts to get really funny. Skip the last episode, as well. It is the start of a painfully bad story arc.

{"content":{"id":1049,"title":"Whiplash (2014)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/383.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt's fun to watch J.K. Simmons be mean to people. There's also some kind of message at the end, but I don't remember what it was.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-28T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-29T03:10:07.000Z","updated_at":"2020-08-30T15:33:23.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"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=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e"}

Whiplash (2014)

It's fun to watch J.K. Simmons be mean to people. There's also some kind of message at the end, but I don't remember what it was.