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Jul 11
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This was exceptionally, disappointingly boring. It wasn’t incompetently terrible the way that 6 Underground was, but it really could have used a bit of that show’s dumb enthusiasm.

Jul 11
3

I knew this was going to be a slideshow, but I still clicked on it to say that Splice is one of the worst movies that I have ever watched. Read more

Jul 5
1

The critics apparently got screeners for 1, 3 & 10. So the review for 10 has already been up for a week, but the avclub’s structure (if we want to call it that) can make it easy to miss if you don’t specifically go looking for it.

Jul 3
4

Philip K. Dick has a story “Small Town” about a magic model town and a sad guy who changes things and yadda yadda. I don’t know that it’s particularly famous? But it is famous enough that it gets included in his short story collections. Read more

Jul 2
4

...and while I’m thinking about it, “I know that it’s not a perfect copy of so-and-so, but it’s what I need right now” is a good basis for a story, but you need to actually do something with it. Read more

Jul 1
2

An ending that needs that much exposition is not a good ending. All that speechifying in the final 5 minutes really ground things to a halt.

Jun 26
2

It has a really great setup, and there’s nice ambiguity with whether the sheriff is a malevolent force, or he’s just systemic racism...but the resolution is way too talky. It’s not brilliant, but I think it’s the one that could have been if they’d done another draft (the whole first season needed a few more drafts). Read more

Jun 25
1

The 1st one feels a little meaner than what Serling would typically do. But the 2nd one is very nicely humanistic.

Jun 25
1

Replay probably comes closest? But then the 3rd act just doesn’t work (although when it reaches the actual-actual ending that’s pretty good). Other than that I thought president kid and the comedian were the next tier, and after that it’s a sharp drop off.