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Pop Culture Junk Drawer

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Crown Royal, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Kubla Kahn

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    Lamest twist of the show. The mental breakdown of the characters is what makes it great (except when the old lady melodramatically falls screaming on the painting). I think they should have left it open ended like The Odyssey of Flight 33. No explanation just hopelessness. Still one of my favorite episodes.


    Anyone catch the Jordan Peele revival? I didnt feel like paying for it. Already cancelled I guess.
     
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    It was still pure hopelessness. It wasn’t just a dream, the Earth was moving further away from the Sun and was going to just get colder and colder.
     
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    Still felt a little hokey and cheap to me. There are a number of episodes that don’t try to explain anything, like the one I mentioned or ‘little girl lost’.* Just normal people thrown into odd situations and the lack of a resolution made it that much better. I think this episode would have been served better that way. Still love the episode.

    * This is the one where the girl falls into the 4th dimension in the hallway wall of her house. I always thought it was funny her dad just happened to be a rocket scientist who could pontificate on the nature of time and reality to help save her. Luckily it wasn’t a girl trapped in a wall in the back woods of Alabama.
     
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    I know the one you're referring to. I never liked the ones like that or ones that deal with robots/computers because they feel so anachronistic now. I much preferred the episodes that dealt with mass hysteria and Cold War paranoia.
     
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    I've always had a soft spot for the sappier/hokier episodes:

    Walking Distance
    Changing of the Guard
    Night of the Meek
    The Masks
    Mr Bevis (I probably like this one, because the main character is a daydreaming doofus like me......And the guy who plays Mr Bevis did the voice of Bilbo in the animated LOTR movies!)

    Even as hokey and sappy as they could be, they were just so earnest and well written they still rank at the top for me.

    I haven't really gotten into the new series. It seems like it's been aping black mirror a bit too much for what I might like and veers too dark for my taste. I might still check it out at some point.
     
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    Monsters Are Due was the true pinnacle of that for the show. It’s an absolute “Red Scare” masterpiece that deserved a full length movie with a good filmmaker. It also inspired Kang & Kodos on The Simpsons.
     
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    If you haven’t seen the episode, “The Shelter”, I highly recommend it. We watched that one and Monsters Due when I was in High School as part of a lesson about how people felt about the Cold War.
     
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    The “Star” option is the best thing about Disney plus. It’s the adult content section that has some of the best action and comedy films of all time. And great classic shows, too.
     
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    We really love Disney+ but it feels like some of their content is hidden among all the other stuff. Particularly the classic shorts. Last I looked I saw they added holiday content which is awesome.
     
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    Movies are $3 on Saturday for National Cinema Day. This includes IMAX format. So, a good time catch the IMAX for Top Gun: Maverick or the re-release of Jaws.
     
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