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{"content":{"id":1700,"title":"Bridget and Eamon - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/524.jpg\" class=\"small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA sitcom satirizing a decade I don't remember from a country I've never been to. It's still very enjoyable, due to the cast's frantic physical comedy, and looking up the all the odd Irish pop culture references was half the fun.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-12-23T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-10-10T23:09:54.000Z","updated_at":"2020-11-29T00:12:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ireland\"\u003eireland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_eighties\"\u003ethe_eighties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Bridget and Eamon - Season 1

A sitcom satirizing a decade I don't remember from a country I've never been to. It's still very enjoyable, due to the cast's frantic physical comedy, and looking up the all the odd Irish pop culture references was half the fun.

{"content":{"id":1713,"title":"Man Down - Season 3","body":"\u003cp\u003eMuch better than 2, but not nearly as good as 1. Although the last episode was quite good and brought all the pieces together nicely.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-12-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-10-20T21:26:49.000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-20T21:27:45.000Z","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"}

Man Down - Season 3

Much better than 2, but not nearly as good as 1. Although the last episode was quite good and brought all the pieces together nicely.

{"content":{"id":1671,"title":"Bob's Burgers - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/518.jpg\" class=\"small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe first few episodes are a lot more frantic and funny than the show later became. It's very good but probably couldn't have kept that pace up for very long. As it goes on it settles into the more familiar above-averageness that we all know and love.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-11-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-09-24T20:42:39.000Z","updated_at":"2020-09-24T20:42:39.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"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=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e"}

Bob's Burgers - Season 1

The first few episodes are a lot more frantic and funny than the show later became. It's very good but probably couldn't have kept that pace up for very long. As it goes on it settles into the more familiar above-averageness that we all know and love.

{"content":{"id":1654,"title":"Superstore - Season 5","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/507.jpg\" class=\"small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eWhen it started out, it was a US Office clone. Now it's more like a sweeter Newsradio with character development.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eSuperstore has always had a political undertone beneath the wacky workplace comedy. They ramp that up this year, with some episodes occasionally dropping five years of character development to make a particular point or a particular joke. It doesn't happen often but it bugs me when it does.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eMost of it is excellent, but there are more filler episodes than normal. So far, even-numbered seasons have been the best, so I'm holding out hope for Season 6, in spite of the lead character's departure.\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2020-11-02T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-09-23T17:00:33.000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-01T18:04:12.000Z","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=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Superstore - Season 5

  • When it started out, it was a US Office clone. Now it's more like a sweeter Newsradio with character development.
  • Superstore has always had a political undertone beneath the wacky workplace comedy. They ramp that up this year, with some episodes occasionally dropping five years of character development to make a particular point or a particular joke. It doesn't happen often but it bugs me when it does.
  • Most of it is excellent, but there are more filler episodes than normal. So far, even-numbered seasons have been the best, so I'm holding out hope for Season 6, in spite of the lead character's departure.
{"content":{"id":1606,"title":"Superstore - Season 3","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/4ee.jpg\" class=\"small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis felt toned down compared to season two, except for a few standouts. Still good, though.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-10-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-08-30T00:46:48.000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-10T02:17:50.000Z","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=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Superstore - Season 3

This felt toned down compared to season two, except for a few standouts. Still good, though.

{"content":{"id":1587,"title":"Superstore - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/4e4.png\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt's nice to see a good new series find its footing. It starts off as a bit of a US Office clone (by someone who was involved in the US Office, somehow), but the Pam is the main character, the Michael is a Kid in the Hall, the Dwight is funnier and less of a cartoon. Most importantly, the show is more consistently comfortable with how lame the Jim is.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBy the end of the season, it had almost completely shed its roots and found its own voice. I know I'm going to end up binging it, because there's at least two or three belly laughs and episode, and its pretty charming. It's five years old, why have I not heard of it till now?\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-10-01T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-08-18T20:50:44.000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-01T00:13:10.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_tens\"\u003ethe_tens\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Superstore - Season 1

It's nice to see a good new series find its footing. It starts off as a bit of a US Office clone (by someone who was involved in the US Office, somehow), but the Pam is the main character, the Michael is a Kid in the Hall, the Dwight is funnier and less of a cartoon. Most importantly, the show is more consistently comfortable with how lame the Jim is.

By the end of the season, it had almost completely shed its roots and found its own voice. I know I'm going to end up binging it, because there's at least two or three belly laughs and episode, and its pretty charming. It's five years old, why have I not heard of it till now?

{"content":{"id":1254,"title":"Some Like It Hot (1959)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/411.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe two most important things to know about movie critics are:\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThey are extremely intellectual.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe only form of comedy they don't consider disgustingly vulgar is when men cross-dress in order to run a scam.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTake a look at any best movie list by professional critics, and the standard cross-dressing scam movies are bound to be there. Drag queen movies don't generally make it because the men have to be cross-dressing due to some situational necessity, not just because they personally like it.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAs far as critical-darling cross-dressing movies go, this is the least stupid one, although by Billy Wilder or Jack Lemon standards it's pretty weak.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-05-20T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-03-21T18:52:37.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-06T14:26:18.000Z","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=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=billy_wilder\"\u003ebilly_wilder\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_fifties\"\u003ethe_fifties\u003c/a\u003e"}

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The two most important things to know about movie critics are:

  • They are extremely intellectual.
  • The only form of comedy they don't consider disgustingly vulgar is when men cross-dress in order to run a scam.

Take a look at any best movie list by professional critics, and the standard cross-dressing scam movies are bound to be there. Drag queen movies don't generally make it because the men have to be cross-dressing due to some situational necessity, not just because they personally like it.

As far as critical-darling cross-dressing movies go, this is the least stupid one, although by Billy Wilder or Jack Lemon standards it's pretty weak.

{"content":{"id":1242,"title":"Undone - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/409.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI watch Amazon Prime a fair deal, but all they ever advertize me is the Jonas Brothers reunion. In the last year I have received publicity for pretty much nothing else. I have no idea why their algorithm thinks that's the only thing I would ever want to watch. Judging from the laborious animation technique and cast and hot show creator, Undone must have cost a fortune, but Prime decided that it just wasn't worth advertizing Undone or any other show when I could be watching this 00s boy band thing I've been trying to ignore for what seems like an eternity.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAnyway, this is very good with beautiful visuals, and well-written characters, and excellent performances from everyone. Also it's very sad so don't watch it unless you want to be bummed out.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-05-12T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-03-17T20:20:15.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-10T04:41:34.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=suspense\"\u003esuspense\u003c/a\u003e"}

Undone - Season One

I watch Amazon Prime a fair deal, but all they ever advertize me is the Jonas Brothers reunion. In the last year I have received publicity for pretty much nothing else. I have no idea why their algorithm thinks that's the only thing I would ever want to watch. Judging from the laborious animation technique and cast and hot show creator, Undone must have cost a fortune, but Prime decided that it just wasn't worth advertizing Undone or any other show when I could be watching this 00s boy band thing I've been trying to ignore for what seems like an eternity.

Anyway, this is very good with beautiful visuals, and well-written characters, and excellent performances from everyone. Also it's very sad so don't watch it unless you want to be bummed out.

{"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":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":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":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.

{"content":{"id":1041,"title":"Twin Peaks - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/37c.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFinally got around to watching this. It's pretty good when it's not teenagers making long speeches about their emotions.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-22T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-25T20:45:15.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-25T20:45:15.000Z","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=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mystery\"\u003emystery\u003c/a\u003e"}

Twin Peaks - Season 1


Finally got around to watching this. It's pretty good when it's not teenagers making long speeches about their emotions.

{"content":{"id":1040,"title":"The Lost World Jurassic Park (1997)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/37b.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis was much better than I remembered! It doesn't have much of a story and feels completely pointless BUT it's got a lot of extremely good Spielberg action sequences. Like an Indiana Jones movie if Indiana Jones wasn't looking for anything but stuff kept happening anyway.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-21T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-24T19:02:26.000Z","updated_at":"2020-08-26T15:53:06.000Z","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=black\"\u003eblack\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=red\"\u003ered\u003c/a\u003e \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=action+the_90s\"\u003eaction the_90s\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Lost World Jurassic Park (1997)

This was much better than I remembered! It doesn't have much of a story and feels completely pointless BUT it's got a lot of extremely good Spielberg action sequences. Like an Indiana Jones movie if Indiana Jones wasn't looking for anything but stuff kept happening anyway.

{"content":{"id":1033,"title":"Arrival (2016)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nBetter than Contact.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-15T02:25:53.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-15T02:25:53.000Z","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=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e"}

Arrival (2016)

Better than Contact.

{"content":{"id":981,"title":"Addams Family Values","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/348.webp\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFrom the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-12T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-14T20:49:23.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-12T00:31:32.000Z","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=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\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_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e"}

Addams Family Values


From the days when sequels were almost always quickly-made, low-budget, and sloppy. The script feels like a first draft, the Addams Mansion lost most of its furniture, the Addams graveyard had all of its tombs replaced with generic tombstones, Raul Julia is pushed into the background in spite of the fact that he's Raul Julia. The Joan Cusack main story doesn't really come together, but the subplot involving the kids being sent to summer camp turns out so well that I'm going to (reluctantly) recommend it anyway.