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FAN-TASTIC! There needs to be an award for the casting director of this show, too. The casting of younger and older versions of parents & children, combined with the acting talent, is just amazing. Little Rumple - what a darling! The only hiccup might be Neal because he really doesn't look anything like the younger Baelfire, who does resemble Little Rumple. Peter Pan is the Most Selfish Little Pr*&% in the Universe...which was only touched upon in J.M. Barrie's original story. LOVE the twist that OUAT put on it - that selfish desires w/an adult's complete knowledge of the repercussions plus full abdication of any responsibility equals evil on a truly higher plane. Cora had to remove her heart to get to that level because she knew that her ability to love and care for people would get in the way. Pan didn't even have to do that. He is completely narcissistic, self-absorbed, & cares about no one even *with* his heart. OK, time for the kids to go home & let the adults take charge. I've had enough. Regina, rip that little bugger to shreds!

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Agree w/this review. Unlike Regina in OUAT, Anastasia has no illusions about what might have been or the kind of person she is. She willing gave up True Love to be a queen, and doesn't have any regrets. In a way, that's refreshing. She doesn't whine or blame anyone for her predicament. "No one gave me ANYTHING. I've had to TAKE everything I have." Jafar & Anastasia come from similar beginnings, and it's going to be interesting to see who comes out on top.

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EXACTLY. How much will the guy who says, "Trust the system," actually trust the system now that he's seen how expendable Level 8's & above consider his team...and possibly himself.

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Completely agree! Our family ping ponged btw laughing hilariously at the visual of floating rats, and fear for Jemma. She is such an adorable, brainy sweetheart, the "Willow" of the bunch, that having anything happen to her just makes us choke. That dichotomy of silly humor & emotional angst within seconds is such a hallmark of Whedon productions. They're doing a great job w/this series IMO.

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The reviewer must have been pressed for time. Not one word about how good it was to see Storybrooke again? Granny, the dwarves, Blue and Jiminy Cricket were all a sight for sore eyes. IMO, less Pan, the better. The actor playing him is doing a great job. But, since the character of Pan is a little sh*t, the only thing that makes staying in Neverland worth it for *me* is the anticipation of watching Regina, Emma & Rumple turn the little snot into a Pan Cake. Keeping Wendy prisoner for a century wiped away any sympathies I had for these Lost Boys.

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Agents of SHIELD Review: Welcome to Level 7

Really enjoyed the pilot episode. My kids were tickled that the whole Extremis storyline linked back to IRON MAN 3, & ran parallel to that plot. They also seemed to think that "Fitz" & "Simmons" are twins because they seem to know what the other is thinking & doing at all times. Looking forward to next week!

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...So, we'll have to see.

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...The Tarrs are indeed a very ambitious, lethal team. But, it's clear Stahma has her hands full battling the psychotic tendencies of her husband that sabotage their climb to the top at every turn. Someone before referred to them as "mafia-like." They remind me more of ancient Rome, with Datak as a Caligula-type of character whose excessive appetites border on mania. Stahma told the truth to Kenya when she said she loved Datak's cruelty. What she didn't say, but the viewers have seen in private moments, is that Kenya was right too. Stahma is terrified of her husband, & that she or Alak will one day being on the receiving end of his rage. The dance of submission & ego-stroking that she does on a daily basis to keep him calm & satisfied that he feels important must be exhausting. What isn't clear to me yet is how much of that is Castithan culture & how much is the Tarr family dynamic. We haven't been privvy to a non-corrupt, "normal" Castithan family yet. So, we'll have to see.

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EXCELLENT finale! I'm definitely excited to see this series return next summer. As much as I enjoy Nolan & Amanda try and tame the town of Defiance, a big part of me is always thinking, "Why? This town isn't worth it! It's as corrupt as Chicago in the 1920's, without the jazz & dancing to make it remotely bearable." One main question I had in the episode was why Kenya even went to meet Stahma. She didn't trust Stahma & was prepared for a betrayal. So, why go there alone? What was she hoping to accomplish? If Stahma hadn't betrayed her, would Kenya have left with her?...cont'd

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Vegas Review: Last Night in Vegas

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just came out with its Top 50 Most-Watched TV Programs of the 2012-13 season. VEGAS was on it. On any other network, it might have received another season and VEGAS' numbers would have been considered a success. But, because CBS is the #1 network & its lineup has some of the highest numbers in the business, the bar VEGAS needed to meet was just set too high. I bet it's also an expensive show to produce with that cast. Enjoyed the show. Sad to see it go. And, Mia was just too progressive a girl for Jack to settle down with at his ranch. That would have NEVER worked. I actually think a younger kid like Dixon would have been able to make something like that work. But, Jack is just too traditional & seemed to need a completely different kind of woman.

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