I 100% agree, I love the The Office and its many great cold opens more than almost anything, but this one is an all-time great among any comedy I’ve ever watched.
I don’t know about *thrown the trash*, exactly... but it also definitely didn’t bother to continue much of any of the character development that TLJ was so deeply focused on. It was like they went “okay, we handled all that character development stuff in the last movie, now lets just do a bunch of pew pew laser… Read more
I unapologetically love The Last Jedi as one of my top three Star Wars films for a lot of the reasons you listed why. Good article.
The Last Jedi was a great movie made worse by the turd that the TRoS. Finn’s exposure to the gray areas of galactic arms-trading and the idea that a worker’s political revolution is needed to end the endless conflict? THROWN IN THE TRASH. The idea that Luke Skywalker sacrificed himself to inspire the Galaxy with his… Read more
As a more casual Star Wars fan, I definitely enjoyed The Last Jedi the most out of the three sequels. Things like the “we are what they grow beyond” talk, Luke explaining the Force to Rey, the First Order wiping out the Resistance one transport at a time, Rey almost bringing Ben back to the light and failing, Holdo… Read more
Remember the episode of Voyager when they go all the way back to the distant past of 1996? When the crew where hanging around with a young Sarah Silverman and fighting an evil techbro Ed Begley Jr for the secret of time travel in 90s Los Angeles. It struck me as funny that canonically in the 1990s the Eugenics wars… Read more
Rick is a glimpse at what we could all be like if we all gave into our fantasies of giving as little a shit as he does, but the lessons around the vital necessity of connection are present- maybe best presented when we get a rare sliver of regret or remorse or paternal instinct around his nearest and dearest. Even he… Read more
Tapped out after one episode, and this write-up doesn’t inspire me to give it a second chance. Our media is already set up to pay more attention to the assholes and selfish people of society (Exhibit A: breathless coverage of reopen protests that represent a minority sentiment in America); I don’t really feel like… Read more