Gotham:  It’s like watching a comic book show without anything that makes it great.

Gotham has potential, to put it mildly. Imagine a show set in a city before Batman and all of the comic book pandemonium, where we see a young Jim Gordan working cases as a new to the job detective. It offers a brand a new perspective of Gotham City where stories center around various crime families and power struggles between the political and criminal elements of the city. We can start to see the corruption at the city's heart and the emergence of the villains the Batman story is famous for. It has such great potential, but instead we get this:

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The Leftovers

The Leftovers:  How I learned to deal with grief like an idiot.

I'm not religious by any means, but even I can admit that a biblical apocalypse would be fucking awesome.  You have the antichrist, four horsemen tearing shit up like the shootout scene in Heat, dragons, super whores, and flying scorpions.  You remember the angel war in The Prophecy?  Shit like that would go on all the time.  The christian apocalypse is probably the most metal thing that could ever happen to us.  With the Leftovers, you get none of that cool shit.  You are stuck with a story that alludes to the Rapture happening as millions of people in the world mysterious vanish.  Three years later, what you are left with are peoples' feelings and the dumbest, most gullible fucktards that humanity could ever possess.

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Max:  JUnderstanding the burden of PTSD from a dog, weapon smuggling, and sweet bike tricks.

From just reading the tagline, “BEST FRIEND. HERO. MARINE.”, I just had to catch this movie. Well, I didn’t have to, but it was on and was on my third cocktail waiting for Rambo on HBO. The MARINE part stuck out like a fucking sore thumb. How the fuck did a dog hump a rucksack? Did the dog go to Parris Island or San Diego? Can a dog rifle qual at 500 yards? What are the cutting scores for Max to get promoted? I mixed a fourth drink and settled in, prepared for a heart-warming tale of a boy and his dog. Instead I was treated to casual racism, truck explosions, and that chick from the Gilmore Girls looking thick as fuck.

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