Recent content by Josh Dial

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    Perry Mason HBO Miniseries!

    Yeah, that was partly what I was thinking, too (though I think that particular story has been told too many times recently). I was also thinking that he may be officially prohibited from practicing in California. Where I live (I'm a lawyer in Alberta) our bar has a "good character" requirement...
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    Perry Mason HBO Miniseries!

    I assumed he is already called to the bar but not practicing. He was an officer in the First World War so he likely had a degree (and I think there was a shot of a parchment on his wall obscured perfectly to hide details from viewers). He was knowledgeable in civil procedure while giving expert...
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    Hamilton (2020)

    I'll just sing it loudly myself!
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    Dark (Netflix) Seaons One and Two

    Just finished season three. Tremendous show. One of the best shows I've ever seen.
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    Frosthaven, Gloomhaven 2.0

    Thanks for the kind offer, Sam. I may take you up on it. My local brick and mortar store may be bringing a bunch in on the sly (tough to do with the land borders closed) but if that falls through I'll DM you!
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    Frosthaven, Gloomhaven 2.0

    Unfortunately it's a Target exclusive for the first month, I think. This means it won't be coming to Canada for at least another month :(
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 (2020)

    Couldn't agree more, Sam. The show is absolutely killing it. While it's good to go out on top, there is a legit argument here for the show to continue in this "flavour" over on Disney+. At the very least the creative team's juices are flowing so Disney would be best served by getting that team...
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    STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds

    For those wondering, "both sides-ing" is also a tool used by certain corners of fandom.
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    STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds

    I took it the same way. but I'm part of "people in general'. The implication is that in order to understand X people need to do Y. My point still stands: Star Trek fandom is littered with people who claim (explicitly or implicitly) the one and only way to receive and interpret the franchise...
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    STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds

    To be fair, until DISCO Klingons almost never spoke proper Okrand Klingon language (as I wrote in the DISCO thread it was especially bad in DS9).
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    STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds

    First, enough with the "real fans" nonsense that is built into your "if you want to understand Star Trek" comment. I understand Star Trek quite well, thank you very much. I also understand viewing art with a critical, contemplative, objective (sometimes) eye--this allows one to step back from...
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    Help me identify this movie!

    Is it "Guardians"?
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    STAR TREK: Strange New Worlds

    Well, the ordeal did have a lifelong impact on Picard. For what it's worth The Inner Light won a Hugo and is widely considered to be one of the greatest episode of Star Trek ever (and on many lists of the greatest episodes of all television). On a related topic, episodes like "Far Beyond the...
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    What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

    "Fuck-ing girl."
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    The Vast of Night (2020)

    Watched it. Loved it. It crackles with energy from start to finish. The dialogue in the first 10 minutes pops with Sorkin-esque briskness. The undercurrent of tension in some scenes reminds me of Lynch. There's a long take (it felt like 10 minutes!) with Fay that is absolutely riveting...