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American Gods is fucking great. Some unknowns and a selection of the finest actors of television's modern age. Also, Crispin Glover.

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My girlfriend found this old-ass Nickelodeon show called "Fifteen" (or Hillside, as it was Canadian). It's basically a proto-Degrassi, a drama starring teens and only teens. It's cheesy as hell, but you can tell the writers are really trying to make a sequential drama for kids. The child actors are mostly staid and unexpressive with a few standouts. Ryan Reynolds plays one of the younger characters, and he's decent enough at age 14. The two mean girls, Brooke and Kelly, are the absolute best and the reason to watch the show. The actors stand head and shoulders over the rest, any they're endlessly hilarious with their petty plots that lead into eventual schemes for revenge. Kelly was played by Enuka Okuma, who I was shocked to discover later voiced both Lady Une from Gundam Wing and Rhodanite from Steven Universe: two wildly different characters and performances. She's my new stanning idol because of it. 

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So I finally sat down and watched the first season of Broadchurch. I wish I hadn't waited so long as that was some of the best acting I've seen in my life. Jodie Whittaker in particular was amazing and David Bradley made feel emotions I didn't think Mr. Filch from Harry Potter could make me feel. It was a little basic mystery trope heavy and I guessed the murder around the halfway point but it was a beautiful show. There were some things I didn't understand because I'm American but it was pretty easy to figure out from context what they were talking about. If I remember correctly there was an American version that I kind of want to check out just to see how bad they screwed it up.

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If you continue with the original -- and I hate to say this -- skip season two and jump to three.

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So I just rewatched Captain America: Civil War and noticed a couple of things I didn't before.

1. Captain America beats Spider-Man in a test of strength. When Spidey webs his hands and they both start pulling Cap actually sends him flying. Now Cap is nowhere near the strength of Spider-Man so I think this is due to a couple of things. Cap uses leverage by flipping to gain momentum and Peter has only had his powers for six months so he doesn't know the extent of them yet.

 2. Wakanda is one of the signers of the Sokovia Accords, yet T'Challa runs around breaking them the whole movie and at the end even hides an enhanced fugitive. This wouldn't matter except everyone knows who he is and doesn't say anything. He took his mask off in front of about a dozen people and everyone keeps referring to him as "your highness" while he is in his Black Panther outfit. Then there is the whole time during Black Panther that he is running around using his powers in another country to apprehend a fugitive. The accords are still in effect so he shouldn't be doing that.  I understand he is a King but wouldn't someone like Ross be throwing a fit about it?

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4 hours ago, JackFetch said:

So I just rewatched Captain America: Civil War and noticed a couple of things I didn't before.

1. Captain America beats Spider-Man in a test of strength. When Spidey webs his hands and they both start pulling Cap actually sends him flying. Now Cap is nowhere near the strength of Spider-Man so I think this is due to a couple of things. Cap uses leverage by flipping to gain momentum and Peter has only had his powers for six months so he doesn't know the extent of them yet.

 2. Wakanda is one of the signers of the Sokovia Accords, yet T'Challa runs around breaking them the whole movie and at the end even hides an enhanced fugitive. This wouldn't matter except everyone knows who he is and doesn't say anything. He took his mask off in front of about a dozen people and everyone keeps referring to him as "your highness" while he is in his Black Panther outfit. Then there is the whole time during Black Panther that he is running around using his powers in another country to apprehend a fugitive. The accords are still in effect so he shouldn't be doing that.  I understand he is a King but wouldn't someone like Ross be throwing a fit about it?

I wish we had more Cap / Spidey scenes, because the few moments we got in Civil War were really good. Hell, it'd be fun to watch the modern Queens kid take the old time Brooklyn boy around the city. It would also serve to give Peter another father figure while keeping him grounded. Tony is showing Peter the stars with all of the tech and super-suits (and spaceship), whereas Steve would remind him who and what they're fighting for.

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I figure Steve just used his leverage. Just  couple of minutes earlier, Spidey solo'd The Winter Solider, who at that point was repeatedly proven to be the big bad beast of the MCU. They got Spider-Man's strength level exactly right I thought.

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Disney Plus is launching November 12th at 6.99 a month or 69.99 a year. That is pretty much right where I expect the price to be to compete with Netflix out of the gate. He worded it as launching with that price, so don't expect it to stay there. This is to jumpstart memberships. 

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So I finally decided to watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I didn't like the first couple episodes but I got into it after the first story wrapped up and they moved on. I have to say, Sabrina is kind of an asshole and I wasn't expecting that. Almost every crisis is her fault because she does things out of selfishness disguised as love for her friends. 

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