Counterpart (season 2)

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{5/5} “It’s just a precaution. It should never be used.” Counterpart season 2, aired in 2018-19 The doors between the worlds are shut. In one world, Howard is in a small room with no windows. In the other, he is living with the other Howard’s wife — Emily has woken up from her coma but […]

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “It will not be we who reach Alpha Centauri and the other nearby stars. It will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses.” — Carl Sagan Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2), aired in 2020 We learn about Baruch Spinoza, and the Polynesian voyagers. We […]

Counterpart (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “And in the end, that, that capacity for love, the ability to love someone unselfishly is the only thing that will separate me from you.” Counterpart season 1, aired in 2017-18 Howard discovers that his world is not the only one. He works for a spy organization in Berlin but doesn’t have any context […]

Planet Earth II

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{5/5} “The limited food and space on small islands can often lead to intense competition. But some islands are immense, more like miniature continents, and these provide opportunities for life to experiment and evolve.” Planet Earth II, aired in 2016 This is really season 2 of Planet Earth. The 6 episodes focus on: islands, mountains, […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 7)

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{4.5/5} “It is a cellular peptide cake, with mint frosting.” Star Trek: The Next Generation season 7, aired in 1993-94 Captain Picard is declared dead when he’s seen being vaporized in a bar — Riker vows to find out what happened, leading him to mercenaries after an ancient Vulcan weapon. When Lwaxana Troi falls unconscious, […]

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 […]

Blue Bloods (season 10)

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{4.5/5} “You have been given a chance to fix something before it is too late, and that is something to be grateful for.” Blue Bloods season 10, aired in 2019-20 Danny and Baez get another visit from Maggie, the psychic, who has information about a murder of a girl that happened a year ago. Jamie […]

A Parks and Recreation Special

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{5/5} “Honey, did you put all the caps back on the cleaning supplies?” A Parks and Recreation Special, aired in 2020 While everyone is social distancing, Leslie Knope calls her friends regularly to make sure they’re OK. She also wants to get the word out about social distancing, washing hands, and paying attention to your […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 6)

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{5/5} “Looks like Sheriff Worf’s here to arrest me.” Star Trek: The Next Generation season 6, aired in 1992-93 When the Enterprise encounters a Dyson Sphere, and a ship that crashed on it, they find someone who has been stuck in the transporter for 75 years — Montgomery Scott. When Amanda Rogers comes aboard she […]

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 […]