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  1. The Young Pope

    I'm halfway through the first season of this show and am way into it. This show is certainly not anything like what I expected it to be, and I don't even really have a show that I can compare it to. It feels really unique so far and I'm excited to watch the rest of the season. The highlight of the series so far for me was
  2. Was the stick figure Romeo and Juliette thing "The Demented Cartoon Movie"? I was obsessed with that
  3. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    The only 3D Mario game besides this one I have played at any length is Mario 64. I ended up liking this game but ultimately being disappointed. The story of this game being a result of an internal Nintendo Mario game jam definitely makes sense to me, and i think I like it less for that? I sadly still haven't played either Mario Galaxy game, so I don't have a lot of reference points to compare this game to, but ultimately it just doesn't feel challenging in the way I want a Mario game to feel challenging, and the post-end game unlocks have been kinda a let down so far (at least the 250 star unlock was not great). There is a ton to explore, I enjoyed my time with it, and I will continue ot poke at it to get more moons, but ultimately was lukewarm? I likely didn't have my expectations set right.
  4. Cuphead!

    Wow I feel like a giant baby. This game took me 30 hours to beat (I do think that there was a decent amount of time I left the game idling, but it can't have been for more than 10.) I did think the game was quite difficult, but overall really enjoyed my time with it.
  5. The talk about high school in this week's episode brought back some intense memories. I did start high school in 2007, and got my Facebook account right before my freshman year. It was as terrible as you can imagine, and honestly, in many ways, worse. The early days of Facebook were kinda a wild west in terms of the apps people were making for it. Listening to this episode made me remember two particular apps, that I think will illustrate just how terrible it was. One was an app, I can't remember the name, where you could anonymously rate your friends in a number of catergories, and then it would show you your ranking among your friends. These categories included: Hottest, Ugliest, Needs More Sex, Worst Dressed, and a variety of other superlatives, both negative and positive. Not only could you rate your friends on this, but you also could anonymously comment on the rankings!! Another app was called Honesty Box. All it did was let you anonymously message your friends, they could respond to you, and they had absolutely no way of finding out who sent that message!!!! Both of these apps were used by a huge number of students in my high school. I haven't really thought about the time in my life where I used these apps for a while now, probably for good reason. Can you imagine your 15-16 year old self having access to these kinda things? I am only now, reflecting back, realizing how deeply fucked up it is that we had access to these tools at this age. I hope social media is still not like that.
  6. This thread has been so much fun to read through and pour over. I've contributed very little to the forums over the run of this show, but this podcast and the discussion in here has been a real source of joy for me over the last few months. I suspect (as Jake had talked about Lynch's work on previous episodes of the podcast), that on subsequent viewings, The Return will be a much more coherent work, and the ending may be less frustrating than it is now. I find myself most frustrated on getting nothing more on Audrey after the end of episode 16, but on the whole am just so pleased we got this season of television...what a gift
  7. That was my take as well. * Mike saying "Finally" cracked me up. * It was so damn satisfying to have Dale Cooper back. I had a big stupid grin on my face for that whole scene. * RIP Chantal and Hutch. That scene in the suburbs was just completely outrageous,
  8. Half-Life 2: Episode 3

    I was so surprised to read that this morning. At this point, this is was so much more than I ever expected to get in terms of what Half-Life 3 would be, and was surprised how cathartic I found reading it.
  9. I really liked the opening parts of this episode. The opening FBI scene was terrific, and the Sarah Palmer bits really unnerved me. Oh, and I thought the Been Horne scene was a joy to watch. I didn't connect with the Audrey scene but it was good to see her back
  10. Get Out

    I just came back from seeing this at the theatre, and am reeling. This movie is unbelievably taut. Not a frame feels wasted, and it transitions into becoming a horror movie perfectly. I think I'll need to see the movie again to unpack it more. Felt there is quite a lot to chew on. I'm just joining the chorus of voices here saying this movie is unbelievable....but is extremely good. It's probably because it was opening weekend but man, the audience at my theatre was a BLAST to watch this movie with. First movie in a while that reminded me why I love going to the theatre/how seeing a movie with a public audience can really enhance the experience.
  11. Bob/Laura being literally a cosmic battle is something I do not like. This episode makes the bits I've heard about the planned follow up movies to FWWM make a lot more sense.
  12. For Google Music folks, I copied the playlist over here (using the nifty pyportify!)
  13. This did not occur to me, but seems plausible
  14. I liked this episode a lot! It felt like a ton happened which is not usually the case. Really surprised by the number of plot threads that were explicitly spelled out, and moved forward quickly. Scattered thoughts Laura Dern was fabulous. I think the FBI stuff is becoming my favorite parts of the show, especially Albert and Gordon (The Backwards Word!). The scene where Coop takes out the assassin was incredibly badass and stressful. Very glad the new Renault is a total skeezeball. I imagine there will be more scenes with him, but I would be very glad if that's all we got. Are we supposed to know more about what DoppleCoop and the Warden were talking about? All that scene said to me was that DoopleCoop has some shit on the warden. Edit: Also the use of Skype was surprising to me. This felt way more like a typical episode of television to me in terms of plot progression.
  15. Holy crap this was super useful to read, and I did not do a good job of keeping this stuff straight in my head. Thank you!
  16. I thought all the stuff with Janey-E was really good in this episode. I got the sense that she has just had to deal with a ton of bullshit that Dougie has brought on her and was really fatigued by having to manage it (especially the scene with the phone call where she sets up the deal in the park). And it was just really fun to watch her be a total boss in the park to the punks who Dougie owed money. Are the guys in Vegas who Dougie owes money too for sports gambling related to the woman who was killed this episode? Or are those two completely separate threads? (I need to go back and rewatch that stuff because those threads are all mixed up in my head and I don't really think I have what is going on straight in my head).
  17. The scene with the drug dealer unnerved me quite a lot. I think I'm going to need to rewatch this episode tomorrow.
  18. Various thoughts/observations This episode felt very dense. Was that Truman's sister or wife? Random office guy slurping down a green tea latte cracked me up. The RR diner scene with Norma and Shelley was terrific. Peggy Lipton and Mädchen Amick have aged impossibly well. I have no idea what to make of the Major Briggs stuff ("I do standup on the weekends")
  19. Dr. Jacoby as Alex Jones was something that I enjoyed immensely
  20. I also had been told the poop story about two years ago. I was losing my mind when I heard them talk about it, but makes sense it's a bit of an urban legend
  21. The Handmaiden

    I watched The Handmaiden the other week and was just floored. This was the first Park Chan-Wook movie I've seen, and am planning to make my way through his oeuvre. I had no idea what the movie was about, or even what genre it was going into it and that was absolutely the right way to see that movie. The range of emotions I experienced while watching it was incredible.
  22. The Handmaiden

    I went in going basically nothing about this movie and I agree 100%. One of my favorite movies I saw last year. Came out of the movie theatre somewhat in shock.