I am only halfway through but I love this show! It makes me nostalgic for when I used to visit NYC pre-2020! I love both the leads! I relate to Lily so much! I pretty much was her growing up ( and still am). It’s a very good portrayal of a geeky artsy socially awkward weird girl. I especially related to the flashback where she gives handmade friendship bracelets to all her classmates and then her crush talks about her behind her back calling her weird and then she picks up all her rejected friendship bracelets all alone. This sort of thing has happened to me countless times growing up and as an adult. I also relate to her quirky fashion sense, love of fairytales as books, enthusiasm for Christmas, lots of relatives, and dorky dance moves. I also love Dash, I don’t know I really like seemingly dark sarcastic cynical male characters who have secret hearts of gold (gee, I wonder what other characters I like that fit that description 😉). I really like the twist of their romance being through a notebook filled with dares! It reminds me a bit of the shop around the corner, since they don’t know each other’s identities. It’s also very Christmasy without being too cheesy! I can’t wait to see where it goes next!
Side note: Maybe when the world goes back to normal I should leave a notebook of dares at a bookstore for a guy to find!
Such is the natural order of things. Anyone who sees an episode of Columbo falls in love with it, that's the rule.
Twilight Zone '85: Season 3, Episodes 4-6 - Another big ball of meh. I did happen to notice that things tend to marginally improve when JMS is writing. Got some enjoyment from seeing Kai Winn and Col. Tigh working together. Shame it's a crappy episode though.
Still working my way through ST Voyager. I have to admit to my shame that for a former near religious fan, I appear to have missed quite a few episodes. Especially season 7 is pretty new to me. Reason, at around season 6, back in the day, I just lost interest. Compared to other Star Trek series, Voyager is pretty silly and without real consequences. But right now, "silly" strikes a nerve. I got some genuine laughs in- the back and white episode where they all dress up in ridiculous costumes and Janeway has to play the spider queen is so far beyond suspension of disbelief, it is absolutely hilarious. I think back in the day I hated it. Now I embrace it. Or the episode where the Doc hides inside Seven's body and gets drunk with his captor to get his mobile emitter back- very silly. I did not even know this episode until now. I laughed all the way through. And then there is also "Activate the photonic cannon!" Had me rolling on the floor. I did not remember that one, either. I am glad I found this wellspring of nostalgia and can re-discover it again.
Despite my username, I thought I might as well try to get into the spirit of the season (Only reluctantly mind you) by giving this a lesson. I’m not a huge fan of either Mr Kay or his exercise in co operative commuting but I thought this was a sweet little one and done. And only lasting six minutes it’s over before you know it.
Love Queeg, Polly in fact season 2 really consolidates that Red Dwarf vibe that distinguishes it from every other show.
For sure. The only thing that's still missing is Proper Kryten.
Twilight Zone '85: Season 3, Episodes 7-8 - The one with the booze worm was actually a pretty good episode. For some reason this show reminds me of the FMV adventure games of the 1990s, and I just can't shake it.
The Simpsons: Ullman Shorts 30-31 - Grampa strangling Homer strangling Bart...it's like Renaissance art.
Twilight Zone '85: "The Call" - A fine episode about love and loneliness. Well done, JMS. I'm starting to think this Straczynski guy might have a future in SF television.
The Simpsons: "The Bart Simpson Show" - First appearance of Itchy & Scratchy! I forgot they debuted in the shorts. I knew Grampa and Krusty did. Well, whaddaya know.
Star Trek TNG: "The Child" - Blurggghhh. Starting off Season 2 with a Troi episode, and foisting Dr Pulaski upon us. Not encouraging. I never liked her being so mean to Data. I get that they wanted to replicate the Spock/McCoy banter, but while Spock could give as good as he got, Pulaski is essentially picking on a child.
I know common knowledge is that the show gets good beginning with Season 2 and the coming of Riker's beard. I disagree. The show is certainly much closer to its best self (hooray for Guinan!), and its best episodes are better than Season 1's. Yet on a week-to-week basis it still kinda sucks and will continue to do so until Season 3.
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