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Supergirl S02 E08 – Someone called the police!

by Samantha June 19, 2017 Uncategorized
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Hello friends! It’s Thanksgiving here on Supergirl, and the episode opens with Kara using her laser vision to cook a turkey. Weird, but also what I’d probably do too. Jimmy and Winn have an annoying conversation about who should be the one to tell Kara that Jimmy is Guardian. To be clear, they are having this argument in Kara’s living room. To be even clearer, they are having this argument in the living room of the girl who has super hearing. But whatever.

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Dawson’s Creek S04 E12 – Crappy birthday, Pacey

by Kirsti October 7, 2016 Dawson's Creek
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Pacey’s asleep on the sofa when Joey wakes him up by singing happy birthday and shoving a cupcake in his face.

He’s none too pleased by this method of being woken up, and hopes like hell for no further acknowledgement of his birthday because birthdays are the actual worst.

Chelsea: This is not the way to wake someone up, ESPECIALLY ON THEIR BIRTHDAY. You let them wake up naturally and then bribe them with cake.

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Game of Thrones S06 E10 – I’m watching it burn.

by Catherine September 8, 2016 Game of Thrones
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It’s only been six weeks (at the time of writing this) between recaps, you guys. That’s like a hot second to Melisandre. And don’t pretend you didn’t need some time to digest this madness before digging in. Now that I’ve made myself feel less guilty for delaying this so long, let’s do this fucking finale.

Catherine: Ha! Smart. But honestly, we have so long until the next season starts that us delaying this long just means that you guys won’t have to wait that extra six weeks for season 7 posts to start? Maybe? 

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Doctor Who S04 E12 – #squadgoals

by Kirsti August 3, 2016 Doctor Who
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The TARDIS lands, and the Doctor rushes out in a panic into suburban London, Donna behind him. He’s surprised to see that everything’s perfectly normal. Donna’s too busy being all, “so that was Rose Tyler, huh?” (M: Kinda fair given all the Doctor’s moping over her…) The Doctor says that if Rose is back, it means the walls between parallel universes are breaking down, and they’ll take all the dimensions down with them. He rushes back into the TARDIS. Across the street from the TARDIS, a milk van starts to shake, and the tiles fall off a house roof. The milkman stares up at the sky in shock.

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Doctor Who S03 E10 – The littlest ship

by Kirsti September 23, 2015 Doctor Who
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I’m really curious to recap this episode, because it’s easily been one of my favourites up until now. (Which is odd because it’s written by Steven Moffat, and I’ve basically hated everything about his time as show runner…) But favourite things don’t always stand up to being watched incredibly slowly, so…we’ll see.

We open with CAREY MULLIGAN!!! climbing over a creepy fence into the grounds of a creepy house in the creepy rain accompanied by creepy music. There’s a “Danger: Keep Out” sign on the gate.

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Dawson’s Creek S03 E19 – HMAS Pacephine

by Kirsti July 3, 2015 Dawson's Creek
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In order to adequately recap this episode, I need to start with Snark Lady Storytime: once upon a time (read: July 3rd 2014) in a faraway kingdom (read: Snark HQ), two Snark Ladies were trying to work out how best to recap Dawson’s Creek after season 1. Should we alternate? Stick exclusively to odds/evens? Or alternate and then split the season finale? And I’m not going to lie: my decision was made solely based on the fact that I’d get to recap this episode, and Diva was nice enough to not interfere.

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Dawson’s Creek S03 E17 – Something, something and a kiss.

by Kirsti June 25, 2015 Dawson's Creek
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We open in the Witter Jeep, with Pacey driving Joey to the train station. She gushes about how she’ll finally get to use those dance lessons they took, and Pacey squints at an ornate invitation. Apparently AJ has won a creative writing award and there’s a big celebration and dancing?? I’m as confused as Pacey is. He grumbles about it, then tells Joey to ignore him and have a good time.

Democracy Diva: The dancing thing is dumb and only exists so the Powers that Be Contriving can name this episode Cinderella Story. 

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Grey Chapter 01 – Straight from the laundry.

by Marines June 23, 2015 Books
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The last actual book recap we posted went up in October of 2013. WHAT EVEN. I mean, sure, there were lots of series wrap-up posts, a trailer to dissect and a movie to die through, but still. It seems like only yesterday we were holding each other in the comments.

I sent out an email to the rest of the Snark Ladies asking if any of them loved me enough/hated their lives enough to recap along with me. Some of them will be popping in and out for one off things, but two brave souls volunteered as tributes: Alex and Jessica. Say hello ladies!

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Game of Thrones S05 E05 – Dragon dinner

by Marines June 11, 2015 Game of Thrones
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The last scene of the previouslies is the massacre from last episode, so I hope everyone is ready for happy fun times. The credits take us to King’s Landing, Bolton-Winterfell, The Wall, Braavos, Meereen and Dorne.

Post-credits, we see Grey Worm on a sick bed as Missandei watches over him and cries. Out near her throne in the Pyramid of Power, Danaerys and Daario stand over Barristan Selmy’s slain body. I had a feeling one would die and one would survive. And then the reasonable part of my brain went, “both of them will die; this is Game of Thrones.” (S: That was my reaction so Grey Worm being alive was a pleasant surprise? This show.)

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Dawson’s Creek S03 E14 – Jen the Vampire Slayer

by DemocracyDiva June 8, 2015 Dawson's Creek
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We open with Dawson trying to teach Joey how to drive stick. She gives up, because Dawson’s condescending lessons are spectacularly unsuccessful, and Pacey pops his head up from the back of the truck to complain. Joey tells Dawson that he’s no Lloyd Dobler (obviously, because Lloyd Dobler is the cutest and Dawson is the worst), who was very patient when teaching Ione Skye how to drive in Say Anything. Dawson says Joey just isn’t listening to him.

Kirsti: Which is totally fair because Dawson’s a dick and his instructions are terrible.

Diva: YUP

Pacey asks if Joey is seeing her college boy tonight for Valentine’s Day, but he’s too busy with exams.

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Doctor Who S03 E02 – J.K. saves the day

by Kirsti June 6, 2015 Doctor Who
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 London, 1599. A guy with a terrible hair cut plays the lute and sings to a woman leaning out of her window. It’s all very Romeo and Juliet. She looks incredibly familiar, and that’s because she’s Blanche Ingram from the BBC’s 2006 version of Jane Eyre! (M: AHHH!) She also played Caroline Bingley in Lost in Austen. (M: Less exciting.) She informs him that after his amazing singing she’s totally DTF and he rushes upstairs.

When he gets to her room, he’s weirded out to see that it’s full of creepy magical looking stuff. She kisses him, and turns into a crone with pointy teeth. He freaks. She gestures and two other crone-faced witches rush forward. They cackle as they surround him, and tear him to shreds.

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Doctor Who S03 E01 – Six days on Tumblr

by Marines June 3, 2015 Doctor Who
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I’ve already said plenty that this is the series I’m most looking forward to revisiting because I suspect my feelings will be different on rewatch. I’m keeping my mind open, friends. The Rose-era has passed and onward we go.

Busy London street. Freema Agyeman is back, you guys, and she’s walking along. She gets a call from her sister who insists that their father is going mental and Freema has to do something about it. Next, her brother rings (and thankfully calls her Martha, getting that out of the way) and says that he didn’t even want a party and if their parents are going to fight about it, they can just give him the money. I tried this tactic for my Quinceañera and I’m still waiting on that money, bro.

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Doctor Who S02 Wrap-Up

by Marines May 23, 2015 Doctor Who
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I’ve got to say that the most surprising thing about Series 2 was how very little of it I remembered. Sometimes I caught myself asking myself, “did I watch this? Did I skip this? How did I erase this completely from my mind?” I don’t have the answers for any of those questions, but those impressions speak greatly to the experience of series 2, for me at least.

There were a ton of episodes that felt weak, but it’s a season that is punctuated by lovely character moments, especially if you are invested in the relationship between Rose and the Doctor.

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Dawson’s Creek S03 E13 – Romantic particles

by Kirsti April 27, 2015 Dawson's Creek
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We open at the Potter B&B, which makes a pleasant change. Joey’s helping Pacey run lines for the play, but gets all “skrrrt, NO” when she sees that the next page requires her to get all swoony and lovey-dovey. Oh, sweetie. Just give it a few more episodes.

Democracy Diva: Is it too early to squee? I feel like it’s too early to squee.

K: It’s never too early to squee.

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Dawson’s Creek S03 E12 – Squee Train, bound for OTP City

by DemocracyDiva April 24, 2015 Dawson's Creek
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We begin with the dulcet tones of “Ain’t too Proud to Beg,” and the dancing-in-the-kitchen scene from The Big Chill. Dawson, Joey, and Pacey debate over whether people actually dance in the kitchen. (I do, and I am not ashamed to admit it.)

Kirsti: I’m going to copy directly from my notes here. “Excuse you, Joey. Everyone dances in the kitchen if they’re doing life right.” So yeah. I do.

Diva: YEAH. WE’RE GOOD AT LIFE, DAMMIT.

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