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AFI Names Top 10 Television Shows of 2013

The only omission I can think of is Hannibal. If that show doesn't enhance the art of the moving image, I don't know what does. Interesting lack of comedy - Veep's the only one.

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Arrow Round Table: "The Scientist"

I agree with the evolution of Oliver and Felicity's friendship - some good points raised. Although she totally is still crushing on Oliver. However, this may be a point of interest for the first part of your discussion - the actress who plays Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is actually younger than the guy playing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). Emily is 22, Grant is 23. The guy just looks really young - and they played with that during the whole episode. Felicity - the character - is only 25. And they didn't really specify how old Barry's supposed to be (but if you consider that he's working as an assistant in a police forensic lab, it's safe to assume that he's either in or completing college, and likely already in his 20s.)

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1. I wasn't too surprised. Lisbon had been Jane's centre for so long, and she's kinda the only real friend he has. 2. He absolutely has a point. Jane can be a loose cannon, and the FBI may not be as permissive of his "any means to an end" methods. 3. He misses her, and she's sort of his moral compass. She grounds him, and he knows he needs that. 4. HAHAHAHAHA - hairporn!!! Okay, I gotta say, I LOVED Teresa's long curly hair. That's such a good look for her, and I hope she keeps it. But damn - Jane's curls are just always begging for my fingers... 5. I loved the reunion; it made me happy to see Jane be around someone who makes him smile! But I also really loved watching him contemplate taking his wedding ring off - there's such subtlety to Baker's acting, and that's always impressive to watch.

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Hey - I just tried playing the video, but got a lovely lady's voice saying, "This content is currently unavailable". Is that for everyone, or just me over here in Canada?

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Arrow Guest Post: The Case for Olicity

"The guy went from a womanizer with a hot body that we all loved to drool over for purely superficial reasons, to holy s^&*t did I just rewind my DVR 30 times to hear words uttered from those lips in that delightful little soft voice reserved only for her...while his shirt was ON?!?!?" LOL!!! YES!! Oh my goodness, my sentiments exactly!! The reason the two of them are good together is not just a "Felicity is better than Laurel" thing. It's a "Felicity is better for Oliver than Laurel is" thing. The character of Oliver Queen carries so much pain, regret and responsibility; it just makes us happy to see someone relieve that weight he carries. It gives us something tangible to root for. Oliver's a different, lighter person when he's with Felicity, and it's GREAT to watch.

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Arrow Guest Post: The Case for Olicity

I love this post. Love, love, love this post. You nailed it! I'm a comic book fan, and I also love watching comic book adaptations for the small and big screen. Pretty much EVERY adaptation will make changes to comic book "canon"...that's why they're "adaptations." Some aren't very good (Iron Man 3 and Mandarin - okay then). But so many of them turn out so well! See the Batman Animated Series and the creation of Harley Quinn. Same series and the revamped origin story of Mr. Freeze. Batman Beyond gave us a whole new Batman (Terry McGinnis) that kicked ass. The Green Lantern Animated series gave us Aya & Razer, two characters with one of the most intriguing relationships and character development I've ever seen. Smallville introduced Chloe Sullivan, who was arguably one of the best characters on that show (or she was while I was still watching it, anyway). So hating the Oliver/Felicity pairing simply because it isn't "canon" closes us off to the possibilities and potential that come from good writing and great chemistry between actors. Why should they waste that kind of potential just to stick with an established story? I love that the writers are maximizing the talent that they have and going down this road. Could it backfire? Absolutely. But I'd much rather if they tried something new and exciting, rather than playing it safe.

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Holy growth spurt, Batman - is it just me, or is Henry significantly taller now on the boat? I half expected his voice to start breaking. Go puberty! I was a bit disappointed, honestly. I was hoping this was the end of the Pan story - so I honestly groaned audibly when we found out that Pan was now in Henry. But at least they're off the island. My gosh, Regina is awesome. I love the evolution of her character, and Lana Parilla really nailed that scene over Henry's body. Henry really is all she has. I loved that no one made a fuss when she went to tuck Henry in. She's proven herself. Christine - you nailed it. Regina had known love, and she couldn't live without it. There's never been any reason to doubt at all that Regina loves Henry, but watching the flashback and realizing that she actually magically quelled her own thirst for revenge to care for her adopted son - that was powerful. I would have been okay if the Pan story ended there, honestly. I'm more interested now to see how this band of misfits is going to get along now that they don't have a common goal.

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Favourite case ever. I have never laughed so hard at the resolution of a case. I didn't see it coming at all that it was the old lady, and her interrogation (followed by Renard's incredulity) was just hilarious. When the guy snatched her purse at the end I just couldn't stop laughing. I loved it. Go Grandma! Good on Grimm for shaking up the normal procedures - discussing Wesen over dinner instead of the spice shop (hilarious), taking Juliette to the trailer instead of Hank/Nick, and actually not knowing whether the killer was Wesen or not until the very end. I agree that Juliette's enthusiasm is a little over the top (especially in the trailer), but I'm glad she's useful. She also gave me a few laughs, especially with, "who is M and why does she love you?" You think it's safe to say the baby is Renard's? I'm still not sold on that. I think it's gonna be Eric's, but because Renard's the better man, he'll probably end up raising the kid to protect him from the royal family. I do wish that part of the story would speed up though. P.S. Love the Carmen Sandiego references :-)

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Agreed - hence "forgettable" :-) Though there were a couple memorable episodes from that season - the puppets episode was fantastic, as was the body-switch episode.

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I'm thankful for everything about Terry Crews, for the existence of Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, for Sasha Roiz's shirtless rages, and for being a TV Fanatic :-)