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Old 04-27-2018, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What if Walter White had led a school strike?

You know, that guy that got sick, so he created an illegal Scrabble ring or something.

I do not watch shows about bad people.

Anyway, you could have had a gripping drama about someone fighting the system, and improving it for everyone, but no, it was a show about Scrabble, or whatever.

No wonder they canceled it. Who wants to watch a show about Scrabble?!

And criminals!

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I do not watch shows about bad people.
You don't watch worthwhile shows then.

Any story worth telling shows the journey from being in the wrong place, to ending somewhere better. Either that, or it is a cautionary story showing how ordinary people descend into the utter depths of evil.

Either way, the stories are about us, and our susceptibility to do good or evil.

I don't know what the point of Gilmore Girls is. White noise if you ask me.

Also, please no spoilers, I haven't finished watching the series.
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"Gilmore Girls?" Everyone died in the end.

You are welcome.

As to the Scrabble mastermind, they are just glorifying evil.
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"Gilmore Girls?" Everyone died in the end.

You are welcome.

As to the Scrabble mastermind, they are just glorifying evil.
I LoLed.

Since I haven't watched the show to the end, I don't know what the overall message is. So far, I've mostly seen bad dudes who are attempting to profit from Scrabble meet their demise. I've also seen a handful of relatively innocent people become casualties of this game of Scrabble.

I find it to be a fascinating exploration of the disease, and of the cure. Sometimes the prescription has side effects that are worse than the disease. What to do about Scrabble is a difficult subject, and one worth exploring.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For a while my sister protested Disney movies, insisting they glorified evil. I looked at at lists of main Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars villains.

Darth Vader was the only villain that I have liked. As much as I have liked the new "Star Wars" movies, I wish they had redone the prequels. I never plan on watching those again. I have always wondered how I felt about myself for liking Darth Vader.

Someone convinced me to take her to watch "Suicide Squad" for her birthday. I hated and despised that movie. They had some talented actors, but while they acted like they were trying to prove these villains had redeeming qualities, they failed in every regard. "Killshot just wants to be a good father!"

That is why his deepest desire is to kill Batman, who arguably keeps Killshot's daughter safe.

Nice.

Then again, there is the trend to show that superheroes are "real people" and do bad things, too.

Meanwhile, are we supposed to believe it is a coincidence at Arizona teachers refused to work on the day that "Avengers III" came out?

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For a while my sister protested Disney movies, insisting they glorified evil. I looked at at lists of main Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars villains.

Darth Vader was the only villain that I have liked. As much as I have liked the new "Star Wars" movies, I wish they had redone the prequels. I never plan on watching those again. I have always wondered how I felt about myself for liking Darth Vader.
To the contrary, I find most Disney movies to convey both truth and morality, and showing the consequences of evil.

The Star Wars prequel story is a difficult one to tell because it's so dark. Obviously it was not done well, but since the franchise depends upon children to make a ton of money, it had to be light enough for younger audiences. My preference would have been to tell a better story and sacrifice some merchandising, but that's the world we live in.

Liking Darth Vader is a sign that you're a good person. He's a good person who did very evil things, and then redeemed himself when it mattered most. Or do you just like that he can choke a person out from a distance?
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I guess that if I had to choose, I would take the Mute button from "Click." Then I would feel better about myself.

The only thing I liked about Kylo Ren was his Force choke.

I have long wished I could pay the guys from How it Should Have Ended to make a half-hour animated version of "The Phantom Menace" with Lieutenant Disher from "Monk" replacing Jar Jar.

If I ever see "Batman Versus Superman" in the $5 bin I want to digitize it and replace parts with the relevant scenes from How it Should Have Ended.

You could argue that Darth Vader was no-nonsense. I do like that about him.
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Police-themed TV shows are quite popular in my country, but it's more out of curiosity about police operations than to glorify criminals.
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For a while my sister protested Disney movies, insisting they glorified evil.
Well, that depends on your point of view, doesn't it? One of the reasons I haven't really watched TV since my teens is that I found myself more sympathetic to the villains & monsters than to the supposed heros.
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Perhaps had Belle been nice to Gaston he would have turned around and Beast and his castle still would have been awesome.

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