Station Eleven

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{5/5} “I don’t want to live the wrong life and die.” Station Eleven, aired in 2021-22 Jeevan meets 8-year-old Kirsten at a production of “King Lear” in which she’s acting. He helps her out. In the middle of helping her out, he finds out from his doctor sister that there’s a deadly flu and he […]

Hawkeye

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{5/5} “They’re not regular arrows.” Hawkeye, aired in 2021 After Hawkeye saves her from the Chitauri in the Battle of New York, Kate Bishop learns archery herself. Years later she obtains the outfit that he wore when he was Ronin, and wears it while trying to do some good — and then he comes looking […]

TV movies, miniseries & specials

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 11.22.63 Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Friends: The Reunion Good Omens A Parks and Recreation Special Political Animals The Queen’s Gambit Shackleton WandaVision Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The […]

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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{5/5} “‘Why didn’t you use the metal arm?’ ‘I don’t always think of it immediately, I’m right handed.’” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, aired in 2021 Sam Wilson gives up Captain America’s shield so it can be put in a museum. But he’s still helping the US military take out bad guys that he […]

WandaVision

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{5/5} “I’m a regular carbon-based employee made entirely of organic matter, much like yourself, Norm.” WandaVision, aired in 2021 What’s really going on in this show is a spoiler for the 1st 3 episodes. Spoiler alert The FBI comes to Westview and finds a town that no one can get in — it has an […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 11.22.63 Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Good Omens A Parks and Recreation Special Political Animals The Queen’s Gambit Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace […]

11.22.63

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{5/5} “The past doesn’t want to be changed. There are times when you feel it push back.” 11.22.63, aired in 2016 Jake is a teacher who’s just gotten a divorce. His friend Al, who owns a diner, shows him something astonishing — a portal to 1960. Al, who now has cancer, wants Jake to take […]

The Queen’s Gambit

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{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Battlestar Galactica

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{5/5} “So say we all.” Battlestar Galactica, aired in 2003 The Cylons haven’t been seen in 40 years, but now they’re back. They start by blowing up the station the humans built to function as a place for humans and Cylons to meet. Meanwhile, the Galactica under Commander Adama is an old ship that’s about […]

Good Omens

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{5/5} “Don’t think of it as dying. Think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” Good Omens, aired in 2019 The Antichrist has been born and will bring about Armageddon in 11 years. Aziraphale is an angel and Crowley is a demon — they’ve both been on Earth for a long time and […]