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  1. Yeah, that was my main problem with the idea of Sam being Captain America. He’s a good man, and a good soldier, but it was being a good man, a good soldier, and having the serum that made Steve Rogers exceptional. I think the writers are aware of this and will make efforts to address it with....
  2. I’m eager to see what threatening text the Power Broker sends next. Perhaps they’ll graduate to angry emoticons.
  3. That is great news. I just hope they can afford to hold off filming for a while, much like Better Call Saul and Ozark, so they don’t compromise their vision for the new season with Covid restrictions.
  4. The new serum getting stolen from Howard Stark was covered in Civil War, but Bucky’s status has always been a bit more vague. All we knew for sure was that he was experimented on by Hydra scientist Arnim Zola for quite a while, but in TWS it wasn’t really clear if all his enhancements were cybernetic but less obvious than the arm.
  5. The Russos confirmed that he got a ‘bootleg’ version of the serum, which was the best Hydra was able to come up with before they stole the new formula from Howard Stark. So, he’s supposedly a bit weaker than someone with the pure serum (backed up by both Cap and Isiah beating him), but that gets muddied when you throw in his powerful arm and extensive training. As we just saw, he can wipe the floor with people who have a stronger serum but no real training.
  6. Good news! Also confusingly says it ‘adds more voiceover.’ Was some being left out due to a bug?
  7. The Days Gone 2 news is galling. Surely it would’ve been faster to make the sequel with a lot of the hard work like horde behaviour etc already done?
  8. Much the same here. My experience was bug-free until I reached the fishing village, then I encountered two fairly major ones in a row. The latest patch has resolved one but not the other, so reckon I’ll be forced to wait for a fix as well.
  9. Was amused/horrified when my tactic of not committing, or speaking in largely inoffensive generalisations, to any personal or political inquiry (I am a policeman after all) earned me the ‘Centrist’ trophy. Well played. Console jankiness aside, this is an awful lot of fun, and it’s to my chagrin (and relief, as the voice acting adds a lot) that it passed me by the first time. Reminds me of Planescape: Torment, in that you’re always receiving unsavoury clues as to what kind of man your previous self was, and it’s up to you if you want to embrace that identity or fight to be something ‘
  10. Was pretty bored by episode one until the last few minutes, the resolution of which they hopefully won’t draw out for too long (I know little about the comics. Given Kirkman’s erratic quality on The Walking Dead, I wasn’t especially eager to see what he did next.) The second episode was an improvement, though. Interested to see where it goes.
  11. I’m still enjoying it. I don’t think there’s been any significant decline, as they did show he was still searching for his ship, but I think you need to approach it from the perspective of someone on holiday. By that I mean that you may be charmed by local foibles and intrigued by their customs, but in a period of time you’ll be returning to your old life and little changed by the experience bar some possibly interesting stories. For Harry, that’s all this is. He’s enjoyed some aspects of human relationships and emotions, but nothing has touched him deep enough to cancel his flight or look int
  12. All the CW shows I’ve watched frequently start out pretty strong, but lose their way shortly after you’ve got invested. Arrow; The Flash; iZombie; Supergirl; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.... So far I’ve only heard good things, but think I’ll give this a couple of seasons to see if they can maintain the quality.
  13. “Boy I tell ya, that Winter Soldier is something. Remembers every innocent he killed, but keeps forgetting the hundred bucks he owes me. Maybe he should have some nightmares about that! Am I right?”
  14. What an odious shit. To quote Jake from Chinatown: 'Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?' It's psychopathic.
  15. I tried to, and got about halfway through it. Unfortunately, they have little idea what to do with the supernatural element so it takes an increasingly distant back seat as the season progresses. What’s left is a competent enough drama about the plight of the American Japanese after Pearl Harbor, but for me that was only ever half of the interest so I just stopped watching it.
  16. I’m really hoping this focuses on judgement day and the years thereafter, as that would be a Terminator story that hasn’t been told yet. Or, at least, not told competently. Who am I kidding? It’s going to follow the exact same, tired as fuck premise of time travel and be set in the modern day. Will be interesting to see if that’s the case, at least, because if they’re unwilling to take any risks with an anime set in this franchise then they’re unwilling to take any risks full-stop.
  17. I dipped back in to see how/if things had changed since the comedic disaster that was season 8, and while this is nowhere near as bad as that it still feels awfully bland. Having a new group attack literally days after they dispatched the whisperers felt like a parody. Yes, the explanation that Maggie brought that shit back with her is somewhat believable, but only if she really pissed off that group as it sounds like they’ve gone especially out of their way. Despite early attempts in TWD to show they weren’t bound by the comics, I think it’s been mostly a flourish here a
  18. Though it’s somewhat of an understatement to say the story has some tonal problems, it’s also not quite as 2D as you’re making out. There are a few characters, one of them the very vocal ally under sufferance Paul Rhodes, who repeatedly bring up that a highly trained unit, which by its very design operates autonomously and with access to bleeding-edge military hardware, is a really bad idea which will inevitably go south (and so it does, in the form of rogue agents who end up either organising or manipulating some of the factions into far greater threats.)
  19. Uh, what? I don’t remember anything like that from Dawn.
  20. Are you insane? Do you want the busywork of holding down both triggers to balance a load intensified by Kojima adding suitable resistance to said triggers?
  21. Even by King’s self-admitted bad endings, that one was a real wet fart, and unintentionally amusing. Felt like something an angsty teenager would write. I’d very much enjoyed the book up to that point, though. So it shouldn’t be difficult to salvage.
  22. The blood-thirsty cry of the Chooper never stopped being amusing. ‘UUUUUUU-ARRRGHHH!’
  23. The Pedro Pascal announcement has deflated a lot of my enthusiasm for this. He’s fine as an actor, but he just doesn’t feel right for the part. Hopefully he’ll surprise me, though.
  24. First episode made me chuckle a few times, and Tudyk is excellent as an awkward alien in human skin. My favourite moments were his unintended burns, such as the ones about Big Black and Mayor Snowflake. There’s obviously going to be some saccharine ‘so humans do have value!’ moments in the future, but hopefully those feel earned and won’t come to dominate.
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