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Please do!  I've never seen it, so can't comment, but if you'll post your thoughts about the show, I'm sure you'll get some responses.

And welcome to Sherlock Forum!   :welcome:

 

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2 hours ago, SherlockandKey said:

I really hope to make some friends here!

You might want to post in a few of the threads in the Introduce Yourself area [here].

 

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On 4/26/2021 at 1:31 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

incapacitated by her overwhelming emotions that she had chosen to have a lobotomy.  My friend said she was still a very good nurse, but she was never happy or sad.  Now I'm wondering if she was still curious or empathic.

Can you elaborate? I am VERY curious. I thought lobotomy was a thing in the past, at least as 'treatment'.

This could send me into rabbit hole so I better ask you first before I get too curious to find out.

 

@Lucifer... erm.. 

On 6/3/2021 at 7:27 PM, J.P. said:

It definitely suffers from all series too-long-to-be-good syndrom

I have to agree with this, I love season 2, and season 4 exceeded my expectation too, especially after it was cancelled, but season 5 part 2... Please imagine Moriarty face in the roof top, the one when he said, Staying. 

I practically binged all of it, flat, without feeling anything. Maybe it's me, sometimes I could be in that phrase, but I don't think so. I didn't laugh or find anything funny or touching, despite its effort to do so. What is wrong with me or it??? And the musical episode, arghh!! What did I say about musical?? I love Tom in season 4 singing Creep, I love it! And I kind of like Wicked Game, but not all, not everytime, not Tom! The rest are mediocre and no musical!

The story line felt really forced and saturated, saw the jokes come from miles away. I think Tom is the only constant joy on screen as Lucifer and Michael. At this rate, I'd rather it ends at Season 4, hopefully last season could live up to when it was good or I'll be in better mood.

 

P.S. Yes Lucifer was saved by fans. It was cancelled after season 3. I binged them not long before season 4 came out, so I didn't know anything about it or had chance to mourn it.

The other show I think fans trying to save is Hannibal. Not sure how it's going now. It was cancelled after 3 season too. Three excellent seasons. I love the show, and have confidence in it, as it was originally planned to run more. Give it a try, don't chicken out like Arcadia everytime I mentioned it. :boing:

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Dunno, I'm not entirely sure Lucifer is still the same show I started watching, but I was down with it overall. I liked that they dedicated episodes to chars other than the main couple to tie up loose ends (the Linda one was lovely, imo) and I absolutely lost it at that scene (not a spoiler because it only makes sense in context):

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How they're gonna go on now, I have zero idea (other than, hopefully, getting a certain someone out of a certain place :blowmytop: ). But I'm still along for the ride, it's only one more season after all.

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I am glad you still find the charm in it. I do suspect that my mood affected my viewing. Nothing in particular, but I do find some days I have flat appreciation with about almost everything (shows), and I binged this in three nights. I guess there are three main factors too:

1. it could be better if it's not a two parter, as if it's watched together with 5.01

2. they are touching subjects that is probably too big to handle

3. Most of the conflicts/problems/storylines felt a bit forced for me

3.1. As much as I like music, and Tom Ellis singing, I rolled too many eyes in ep.2. Can't help it. I love music, and I secretly love singing, but musical drives me nuts.

3.2. The one that you mentioned, also failed to touch me. Somehow it feels like

Infinity War, I took no deaths there seriously. And I don't like concept of guilty=hell. What, are we supposed to not have remorse? I know a lot of psychopaths love that idea!

Having said all that, as mentioned, I do wonder why I felt so flat, because they still maintain some of the recipes from previous seasons that I like. Some jokes are the same lines, and this is the show that made me lol. It could be just me though, so I'm glad that it's still charming because I remember wanting to know your take.

I will still stick around for next season, hoping it will close it well. 

And I do love the last line OMM!!

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It might be things like the last line that continue to save this show. I found several peaks of profound or moving, but they are like the iceberg part over the water.
Funny thing, though 12 Monkeys still haunts me. The music haunts me, mostly.

PS: I was probably one of the very few people who just overreact.gif -ed when they announced Season 2 for Good Omens. I used it as an example why it is good for shows to be short and written in one piece.

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On 7/3/2021 at 12:12 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

Can you elaborate? I am VERY curious. I thought lobotomy was a thing in the past, at least as 'treatment'.

The early ones, some of which were grope-in-the-dark, hit-and-miss butcher jobs (nevertheless touted as panaceas), occurred back around 1940.  That type was still being done as late as the mid-60's, but meanwhile other, more precise methods were arising.  These latter were being done more rarely, and only as a last resort.  The last lobotomies were done about 1980 -- around the time when my friend told me about her co-worker's (relatively successful and helpful) lobotomy, though I don't know when that one was actually performed.

 

 

 

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On 7/3/2021 at 12:12 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

Give it a try, don't chicken out like Arcadia everytime I mentioned it. :boing:

Hey!! I'm right here, y'know!

On 7/4/2021 at 12:40 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

The last lobotomies were done about 1980 -- around the time when my friend told me about her co-worker's (relatively successful and helpful) lobotomy, though I don't know when that one was actually performed.

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Didn't they try lobotomies as a treatment for epilepsy at one point? I seem to remember hearing about that. Urk.

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4 hours ago, Arcadia said:

Didn't they try lobotomies as a treatment for epilepsy at one point?


I wouldn't be surprised.  They (or at least some of Them) were touting lobotomies as the cure for damn near everything back in the mid-1900's.  But at that time, lobotomies often caused epilepsy.

However there seems to be a new type of lobotomy [link and link] now being investigated as a treatment for really severe cases of epilepsy.

 

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On 7/4/2021 at 12:40 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

The early ones, some of which were grope-in-the-dark, hit-and-miss butcher jobs (nevertheless touted as panaceas), occurred back around 1940.  That type was still being done as late as the mid-60's, but meanwhile other, more precise methods were arising.  These latter were being done more rarely, and only as a last resort.  The last lobotomies were done about 1980 -- around the time when my friend told me about her co-worker's (relatively successful and helpful) lobotomy, though I don't know when that one was actually performed.

 

On 7/12/2021 at 5:45 AM, Arcadia said:

Didn't they try lobotomies as a treatment for epilepsy at one point? I seem to remember hearing about that. Urk.

Yah, I remember those as 'thing in the past', because it didn't work or it messed up more that it fixed, and if I remember correctly, someone actually got a Nobel prize for it?

So when you mentioned that a friend got the treatment, I assumed it was quite recent.

 

On 7/12/2021 at 5:45 AM, Arcadia said:

Hey!! I'm right here, y'know!

Yah, but have you watched Hannibal? :cowdance:

 

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12 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

if I remember correctly, someone actually got a Nobel prize for it?

Yes (according to what I read while replying to earlier posts), the doctor who came up with the idea for lobotomies in general was awarded a Nobel Prize at the time.  Later on, when lobotomies were no longer considered a great idea, there was some talk of revoking the prize, but that never actually happened.

Frankly, if awards were revoked whenever the ideas behind them were discredited, most of them wouldn't last very long.  Old ideas are nothing to be ashamed of -- we perceive them as such because fortunately someone has come up with a better idea since then.  That's what we call progress.  So awards are basically a snapshot of an era, rather than a testimony to eternal truth.

 

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