Hidden Figures

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{5/5} “Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour.” Hidden Figures, released in 2016 Dorothy, Catherine, and Mary are three mathematicians who work at NASA in 1961. They happen to be black, and are not afforded all the same opportunities as their white colleagues. But it’s a time of change, and they’re all smart […]

Gifted

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{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]

Speech & Debate

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{4/5} “Getting people to listen to you is the opposite of getting people to like you.” Speech & Debate, released in 2017 Diwata fails to get cast in a major role in the school musical. Solomon isn’t allowed to write about what he wants to write about in the school paper. And Howie’s request to […]

Elementary (season 5)

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{5/5} “I now value the work that we do, first and foremost because I do it with you.” — Sherlock, to Joan Elementary season 5, aired in 2016-17 Sherlock agrees to solve a murder for a drug dealer — and then finds out that a vanished metal box contains a priceless Chinese antiquity. Sherlock and […]

Blue Bloods (season 7)

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{4.5/5} “If there’s a conversation you’ve been avoiding, then that’s the one you need to have.” Blue Bloods season 7, aired in 2016-17 The case of Danny’s killing of murderer Thomas Wilder is reopened when new evidence is found. Anthony finds out that his aging mother has given all her money to a con artist. […]

Major Crimes (season 5)

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{4.5/5} “Then I decided that I would be completely honest, because that’s my new philosophy about marriage… having tried everything else.” — Provenza Major Crimes season 5, aired in 2016-17 Flynn is thinking about buying a house but when he’s showing it to Provenza and Buzz they find a dead body in the pool — […]

Die Another Day

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{4/5} “Well, it seems you’ve become useful again.” Die Another Day, released in 2002 James Bond is captured in North Korea and 14 months later is exchanged for a dangerous terrorist named Zao. The British secret service, including M, can no longer trust Bond and are sending him for evaluation — so Bond escapes. He […]

Broken Flowers

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{4.5/5} “I’m like your mistress, except you’re not even married.” Broken Flowers, released in 2005 Don receives a letter claiming that he fathered a son 20 years ago. The letter is unsigned. His friend Winston encourages him to take a road trip and visit each of the women he was with around that time. Against […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 10)

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{5/5} “Now, since this will be a thoroughly modern home, I have an idea of how we could recruit energy from the planet itself…” Murdoch Mysteries season 10, aired in 2016-17 Julia hasn’t been herself lately — she keeps seeing Eva Pearce, the woman Julia killed in self-defense. William has found a spot for them […]

The World Is Not Enough

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{3.5/5} “Can’t you just say hello like a normal person?” The World Is Not Enough, released in 1999 M sends James Bond to protect Elektra King — she thinks the terrorist known as Renard will try to kill her. Bond finds her building an oil pipeline in Azerbaijan. When he tells her she might be […]