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  • S9E15 The Calm Before

    It's worth nothing how Kang has learned from Gimple's mistakes. The heads on the spikes is a huge moment from the comics, and Gimple always strained to shove the big moments into premieres or finales at any cost, even if it made the rest of the season a horribly-paced drag. Under him, this would have been the final scene of the season, if we'd even gotten to see which people had been killed at all.
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  • Where I felt bald move went wrong in 2018

    Honestly, I did feel this was a bit of a minor year for Bald Move, but I think a lot of that is down to just the fact that so many shows in the regular coverage either weren't on or got skipped this year. Fargo, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things all took the year off, the Legion podcast didn't happen for season 2, Watching Dead ended, etc. I also felt like not enough shows got added to regular coverage to make up for it (The Deuce and The Expanse were the only ones, plus Sharp Objects + Romanoffs as limited series).

    This doesn't feel like it's going to be a problem next year - what with The Deuce, The Expanse, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things, True Detective, and Westworld (maybe?) all airing new seasons, there's no shortage of stuff to cover. Problem is, at least three of those shows (Deuce, GoT, Robot) are airing their final seasons, so that leaves even more gaps in future years unless they find some more good new shows to add to the rotation.

    Don't get me wrong, I like all things Bald Move, but the episodic TV coverage has always been the main reason I come here, and it just feels like there was a good chunk less of it this year.
  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    Here's an article and a Twitter thread on McCain, people should read them maybe.

  • James Gunn fired from Guardians 3

    @All the Chickens Not sure how you call this thread an echo chamber when literally only one person here is pro-firing. I'd say there's been a pretty wide range of different takes on it, even among the people who are against the firing, or neutral.

    Also not sure how you could call out "grandstanding" and then pull the whole "oh, everyone here is so childish, I'm so above it all, and I shan't be commenting on this any further" move. It's the same kind of lazy righteous indignation and intellectual posturing you're supposedly against, so why post it? No one cares about your mic drop.
  • James Gunn fired from Guardians 3

    Yeah this was a right-wing hit job from the start. These types like to "expose liberal hypocrisy" like this, but really they're just taking advantage of companies being on edge about offensive stuff like this because they're worried about the PR to get rid of someone they who dared to call them on their bullshit.

    Don't get me wrong, they're fucking shitty and offensive tweets, but he made them 10 years ago, and apologized for them 6 years ago. Anyone trying to conflate this with, say, Roseanne Barr directing a racist insult at someone *in 2018* and getting fired for it is being willfully disingenuous.