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    Parks and Recreation

    For me, I dropped out the first time I tried to watch it. It's like watching early Simpsons where the voices are all wrong. I had to be convinced to go back with S2. And then the love affair began. Well, back end of S2. I suppose you could say: "watch S1, if you've got the time, but don't be disheartened. It becomes something much better." I'll never rewatch S1, just like I don't rewatch It's Always Sunny before Frank arrived.
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    Parks and Recreation

    The characters feel very different in season 1. They only start to find their feet later in S2. I could easily recommend not bothering with Season 1.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Yeah, what's the worst of Rockhold's actual crimes? What's up there with Bisping's spitting, homophobic slurs, shit-tier trolling, or general arrogance despite underperforming? Luke's awesome, and has delivered some brilliant variety violence. A rare mix of dynamic striking, strong submissions, and great wrestling. People siding with Bisping's lucky punch despite his crap behaviour confuse the shit out of me.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Evidence is mounting that Darren Till is also the Missing Link: He's an absolute dick. And seems to be orders of magnitude worse than Rockhold, who gets a lot of vitriol here. I'll not be sad when he slides down the rankings.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Great fights, and a great coming out party for Adesanya. Gastelum is top tier, and he was made to look very ordinary at times. I had Max for the main decision, but can't be mad seeing Dustin get a moment that nobody thought he would. Plenty of good fights to look forward to!
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    Thermomix

    I'm stuck in a cognitive dissonance thing here. On one hand, I have stupid old man 'this is CHEATING' syndrome, like people who have a fetish for manual driving over automatic. But it's so obviously the future. And brilliant. And inconvenience/hardship is a stupid badge of honour to wear.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    CTE is no joke.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    I always wonder how people come to conclusions like this against a guy who's never been KO'd. Or even looked at risk of being KO'd. Holloway all day. Just like when people forgot how good Max was against Ortega, he'll be more than ready to remind them. I don't know what Adesanya has for Gastelum, who has proven himself to be a truly elite MW. Kelvin is tough as boots, strong and aggressive, and Adesanya's not top 5 in my head. Still, if that highlight reel KO comes through somehow, fair play to him.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    They're all hard workers, but it's unlikely that any fighter at the highest level has clean hands. If that becomes your baseline, which it probably should have been throughout the UFC's chequered history, you can just choose whoever's nicest after all that! Or the most skilled. Want reasons to dislike the org? It's anti-union. They're headed up by a thin-skinned bigot. Title fights aren't a meritocracy and titles are undermined. They don't know how to build stars. They kick athletes when they're down and don't prioritise their health. They reward racism and trash talk over skill. They have no policy to punish people for hanging out with Ramzan fucking Kadyrov. The Reebok deal keeping fighters poor and subservient. The athletes are the only redeeming thing about the place.
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    Little Nightmares

    That's upsetting. Would love a proper se/prequel.
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    M Night Shyamalan's Glass (2019)

    This one was probably my least favourite of the three, but if you like the others, you'll find something to enjoy. Even if it's just spending more time with McAvoy's characters. A solid 6/10 to choose when you and someone else can't seem to agree on anything better. They seem very inconsistent with how they portray certain abilities, but I suppose that can be said for most superhero movies.
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    The Alan Partridge Thread

    This Time didn't give us enough off-camera Alan - I hope this has plenty of BTS stuff. Even a companion show about production - that would be amazing.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    The only way to get past it is to make your peace with it. I definitely wouldn't be surprised if noted cardio monsters Holloway, the Diazes and Bisping popped. But I also wouldn't blame them, as that's the landscape. It's surprisingly low down the list of things that leave a bad taste in my mouth about the sport at the moment.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    I honestly can't think of a single fighter that would generate this response from me! There isn't one fighter popping who would be a surprise.
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    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

    I thought that the ending was good, but not quite the perfect 'poetry' mentioned earlier. It felt vulnerable, and honest, but also like a chapter turning point. A series end, rather than a complete end. So I hope there's more, but at least Killing Eve is back.
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