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This Week on TV, July 11, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Despite the gravity of the subject matter, this week’s Agents of Shield was a fairly lighthearted, spoofy homage to the 80’s movies, and robot movies especially. I suppose, as the halfway point of the final season, this was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #294: It’s Our Power

“Power appeared to be something that a ruler had, the she held, that she had taken from the people. The appearance was false. Power was something people gave, gave willingly, even if they didn’t know it, even if they resented … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 4, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Agents of Shield has never shied away from putting its characters through a wringer that even sadists might blanch at. It reaches personal highs and lows of epic proportions. And now, halfway though the final season, they managed … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #293: We Are All Closed-Minded

“A person could be anything she wanted… so long as what she wanted to be came off the menu of choices approved by the planet’s social – and economic – consensus, and everyone was so damned smug about how superior … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, June 27, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Things actually manage to take a turn for the even-worse on Agents of Shield, building us up towards the halfway point of the season and the series grand finale beyond that. Agents of Shield Season 7, Episode 5, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #292: A Father is There

“Any man can have a child. Only someone who’s around to raise them well can call themselves a father.” – Babenon Dosal, aka The Gentleman, Critical Role Campaign 2, “The Mighty Nein,” Episode 85, “The Threads Converge” I am going … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, June 20, 2020

Spoiler Alert! So, Agents of Shield is trucking its way through the final season, and they managed to both do and not do precisely what I thought they would, while also doing something else entirely… so it is and isn’t … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #291: Forgiving Grudges

“There’s not a lot to be gained from holding grudges. You know, it feels like poison inside of you. How much better would it feel if you could just… be clean?” – Jester Lavorre, Critical Role Campaign 2, “The Mighty … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, June 13, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Agents of Shield Season 7, Episode 3, “Space Commies From the Future” Shield’s time-hopping adventures continue as they drift along in the wake of the Chronicoms’ trail, taking them slowly forward and back to the future! …I mean, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #290: Do Something

“You can’t help anyone by hiding. … What good is all your power if you don’t use it to help the people that you love?” – Swift Wind, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 1, Episode 12, “Light Hope” … Continue reading

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