Criminal Minds: "Amplification"

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SWAMP THING: tracy really loved this show. Knowing in advance it would be short-lived, I didn’t allow myself to become too attached. We heard in advance to be sure to watch the post-credits sequence. So what? Now we know what the next three episodes would have been about. Big deal.

PREACHER: Watched the two-hour season premiere last night. When it’s done, I may decide to read the series.

STAR TREK: We’re “disc-waiting” Discovery, but Tracy has already informed me we’ll be subscribing to the service when Picard starts.

HULU: We’re going to get this for the third season of The Orville. You and Joan should give it another try, Cap. The second season was much better than the first. Granted, I liked the first season better than you did, but it stands to reason that you, like me, would like the second season better than the first, too.

“Aside from that, we don't watch very much.”

Heh.

When you read Preacher, it won't be "been there, done that." From the beginning, everything is very different.

I second Jeff's recommendation of The Orville. As it goes along, it's a true love letter to Star Trek, with only an occasional naughty bit.

Yes, I've read the first 30 or so issues.

I saw the series finale of Jane the Virgin, twice. The first time alone, the second with my wife, who isn't into the show. It was still entertaining for her. 

As it built toward the finale, it wrapped all the dangling plotlines and bits of business -- including her back-from-the-dead amnesiac ex-husband, Michael -- and spent the final hour on the gloriously happy wedding of Jane and Rafael. 

Sure, there were soap-operaesque complications even in this episode. Jane pays too much attention to wedding craziness and final edits for her novel, and keeps forgetting to write her vows. Jane's mother, Xiomara, gets cold feet about her pending move from Miami to New York with husband Rogelio, who is obligated to go there to film his new TV show, This Is Mars. (It doesn't help that Xiomara's grandson Mateo -- Jane's son -- unpacks her suitcases to prevent her from moving and won't accept that she has to move.) Rogelio, giving a toast at the rehearsal dinner, earnestly says how happy he is to be gaining a son -- and entreats Rafael to call him "Dad," which Rafael is not prepared to do. 

Rafael makes a big romantic gesture at the last minute that gets him arrested. Jane -- happy with the big romantic gesture -- goes to bail him out, but there are obstacles in her path, like a marathon. She solves it by riding a transit bus and offering to pay the driver five grand to chauffeur her to the police station and the church. Then a passenger demands money, and Jane offers 200 bucks to each rider. (She's got it; in the previous episode, Jane got a $500,000 advance for her novel.)

But all goes well. Jane changes into her wedding gown on the bus, and her mother Xiomara and grandmother Alba fix her hair and makeup. The bus delivers the party to the wedding site, and Alba officiates -- and, as is her usual habit, does so in Spanish. Jane did finish writing her vows, but she and Rafael are so overcome with emotion, they can't say them aloud, so they hand the papers to each other to read. Rogelio covers the two with a Mexican wedding necklace, and Rafael is moved to call him "Dad." He calls Xiomara "Mom," and she responds, "No."*

In the end, Jane and Rafael are happily wed, we learn the identity of the narrator (it's Mateo, all growed up), and there's even a cameo by goddess and living legend Rita Moreno! It was a fitting end to a wonderful ride. 

*Throughout, my wife kept thinking Xiomara is Jane's sister. Although Xiomara is 46 and Jane is 29, Andrea Navedo, who plays Xiomara, and Gina Rodriguez, who plays Jane, are only six years apart in age. Navedo's 41 and Rodriguez is 35. 

We stumble into that problem with NOS4A2 sometimes. The lead actress is supposed to be a teenager graduating high school but looks every bit of her actual age of 26 or so. The actress playing her mother is only about 10 years older but looks More like late 20s or early 30s.They look more like sisters than mother/daughter.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 joked about that a lot, particularly when they were doing a "teen" movie, where the actors looked like they were about thirty.

Captain Comics said:

We stumble into that problem with NOS4A2 sometimes. The lead actress is supposed to be a teenager graduating high school but looks every bit of her actual age of 26 or so. The actress playing her mother is only about 10 years older but looks More like late 20s or early 30s.They look more like sisters than mother/daughter.

Jane the Virgin is asking us to believe there's a 17-year difference in age between Jane and Xiomara -- or, in other words, that Xo was 17 when Jane was born -- even though the actresses, as noted above, are only six years apart. 

The thing is, Gina Rodriguez can pass for a twentysomething, but Andrea Navedo looks more like 36 than 46.

Speaking of MST3K, Mary Jo Pehl played Trace Beaulieu's mother, even though she was a year younger than him.  She made it work, though,.

In The Golden Girls, Estelle Getty (born 1923) played Bea Arthur’s (born 1922) mother.

Yeah, but she had heavy old-age make-up. I recall a flashback episode they did in which she just didn't wear her usual make-up in order to be a younger version of her character.

Dave Palmer said:

In The Golden Girls, Estelle Getty (born 1923) played Bea Arthur’s (born 1922) mother.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Just moved from season five to season six. This is the point at which, in my estimation, the show went from being a sitcom about how current social and political issues affect a typical white, middle class family to a sitcom about a typical white, middle class family affected by current social and political issues. In the last episode of season five, Mike and Gloria bought the Jefferson’s house, and in the first episode of season six, Gloria announced she was pregnant.

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