The Incredibles

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{5/5} “You always always say be true to yourself, but you never say which part of yourself to be true to!” The Incredibles, released in 2004 After superheroes getting sued a bunch of times, they hang up their capes and lead regular lives. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are married with 3 kids when someone from […]

I Kill Giants

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{4/5} “Frost giants have hair of living ice, and use human kidney as a garnish when they eat reindeer.” I Kill Giants, released in 2017 Barbara is a kid who keeps to herself. At home her sister looks after her and her brother. At school she has no interest in talking to the counsellor. And […]

Supergirl (season 3)

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{4.5/5} “I know how hard it is when everything we know to be true changes. But sometimes all we can do is just accept the way things are, and make the best of that.” Supergirl season 3, aired in 2017-18 With Mon-El gone, Kara throws herself into her role as Supergirl and quits her job […]

Gotham (season 4)

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{5/5} “An invitation? After I killed your father’s last remaining loyalists? Perhaps you overestimate the pleasure of your company.” Gotham season 4, aired in 2017-18 The Penguin has made a deal with the Commissioner and the Mayor — criminals with “licenses” will be ignored by the GCPD. Jim isn’t happy about this but Harvey asks […]

The Good Place (season 2)

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{5/5} “Tahani — it’s such a pretty name. My name is super boring. Gen. Which is short for hydrogen. Which was the only thing in existence at the time when I was born.” The Good Place season 2, aired in 2017-18 When Eleanor deduced that they were in the Bad Place, Michael erased their memories […]

Agents of SHIELD (season 5)

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{5/5} “An old woman tells you that she was your daughter and that you’ll save the planet from cracking apart — doesn’t happen every day.” Agents of SHIELD season 5, aired in 2017-18 The team unexpectedly finds themselves aboard a spaceship, sent there by a monolith. One of the people on the ship says they’re […]

Pom Poko

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{3/5} “We raccoons are good-natured. We get excited easily. We’re too generous. That’s the source of our failures.” Pom Poko, released in 1994 When humans encroach on their territory, a group of raccoons tries to do something about it. Some of them can change their shape. Some of them want to fight the humans, while […]

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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{3/5} “Don’t go into the woods today — there’s a dreadful mist.” Mary and the Witch’s Flower, released in 2017 Mary finds a flower in the woods that gives her the powers of a witch for one day. A flying broom takes her to a secret school where witches and warlocks are taught. Initially she […]

The Good Place (season 1)

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{5/5} “There’s something so human about taking something great, and ruining it a little, so you can have more of it.” — Michael, about frozen yogurt The Good Place season 1, aired in 2016-17 Eleanor Shellstrop arrives in the afterlife — she’s relieved to find that she’s in the Good Place. But then she finds […]

Avengers: Infinity War

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{4.5/5} “Oh, we’re using our made-up names. Um… I’m Spider-Man, then.” Avengers: Infinity War, released in 2018 When Thanos gets all 6 Infinity Stones he’ll be able to wield unimaginable power — he’ll be able to finally achieve his goal of ridding the universe of half its beings. So that the beings who are left […]