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 […]

Collateral Beauty

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{5/5} “Maybe I should play all the parts.” Collateral Beauty, released in 2016 Howard’s six-year-old daughter died, and now he’s uninterested in life. He plays with dominoes at his marketing company, and he rides his bike against traffic. He writes letters to Love, Time, and Death — after previously having talked about those concepts at […]

Tomorrow Never Dies

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{4/5} “It’s mostly dull routine, of course, but every now and then you get to sail on a beautiful evening like this. And sometimes work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power.” Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997 It seems like two Chinese jets and a British submarine fired at each other. The […]

The Edge of Seventeen

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{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]