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Matthew D. Wilson
Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 8:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story

I really wish the hardcore fans who hate TLJ wouldn't assume all hardcore fans agree with them. We don't.
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Matthew D.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009, 7:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

The was the series finale I've ever seen that I found completely satisfying (okay, the final episode of The Shield was good).

I don't know why I didn't find the whole higher power thing annoying when, as an atheist, I should have. I mean, usually reject such stuff right off the bat. In this case, though, the narrative was so powerful that I just went with it.

Sure, there were a lot of things that were not explained (well, not completely), but who cares? Most sophisticated fiction takes place in the viewer's head, not on the screen - and, for me, clear-cut, pat resolutions are for the weak minded. This is a character-based drama, so the important thing is how the characters react to the unexplained.

If you want clear explanations, watch any dull-witted episode of Law and Order, for pete's sake. Procedural crime shows are great with resolutions and explanations - and boring as hell.
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