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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Going in the right direction! Yay!
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in X-Files 2018   
    I've been downloading them to watch them without commercials.  Glad to hear they're good and looking forward even more now to my binge.  
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in Howdy Folks   
    I'm sure of it.  She was so popular with the fans.
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in Owls/Roosters   
    In 1998 he was working on the X-File movie, and from 1999 to 200 on Harsh Real.  Season 2 of MLM aired in 1997-98, so I'm sure you're correct.  He was a very busy man back then.  IMDb shows him also working on the X-Files screenplay/story, and the video game story  in 1998.
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    Gotham Gal reacted to beerbelch in X-Files 2018   
    BEER----> Been watching in earnest. Last night's (2/7/18) was very good. So far my favorite was last week's episode this season. Of course we all have our favorites.
    BELCH
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Going in the right direction! Yay!
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from The Old Man in X-Files 2018   
    I didn't see where anyone has put up this topic, yet.  Is anyone bothering with the X-Files anymore?  I haven't seen tonight's episode (6) yet, but so far, it's been a much better season than last and I'm really enjoying it.  A really nice hybridization of mythology and stand alone stories and much more tightly written.  Car chases and voice overs maybe too long, but I don't want to nitpick.  I should probably sign up at some X-Files site somewhere to discuss it, but by the time I get to it, the show will be over!  So sad:(
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from The Old Man in Howdy Folks   
    Yeah, I liked Lara a lot!
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in Owls/Roosters   
    What made this show a tad confusing is the fact that each season had multiple writers, directors, and producers.  And if my memory hasn't failed me, Chris Carter was one of the producers for all 3 seasons, but was directly involved in only seasons 1 & 3.  He didn't write any of the episodes in season 2, just 4 in season 1 and 3 in season 3.  You can look it up here for more details ~
    https://millennium-thisiswhoweare.net/guide/crew/
     
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in New Homes   
    Wow, what an awesome thing to notice seesthru.  Yes, it was like Frank moved out that same night, and may have.  Maybe they were buying a second home to move in to.  I need to watch that episode again and listen intently...or, there's always the transcripts that Libby posted at the main site.
    https://millennium-thisiswhoweare.net/guide/episodes/transcripts/
     
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    Gotham Gal reacted to seesthru in New Homes   
    There was mention of Frank needing money.  When that group approached him with an offer to  leave Millennium and join them,  they mentioned it.   I know  when Catherine wanted Frank to sell the yellow house ( Beware of the dog)  I think she might have mentioned 2 mortgages. So he was buying a different house.   I thought that was weird, him buying, if they wanted to be back together.  But they had a realty company they dealt with.  There was a sign.  Odd though, Franks house they never mentioned selling  IT.   But Frank was  in that house before Catherine moved out of the yellow house. It's like he left the night   they got home after he killed her kidnapper  and poof magically in a different house! Then the next episode, he's in his place, and they are fighting over the yellow house, keep or sell.
    I think  they didn't  fully form that whole aspect.
     
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from The Old Man in Howdy Folks   
    Welcome Jabbapop.  Yes, the change with how The Group is depicted changes markedly, due largely I think to the fact Chris Carter became less involved in Season 2.  Personally, S-2 is my favorite for that very reason, but plenty of people have debated that here!  Morgan-Wong period was so wonderfully dark.
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Jabbapop in Howdy Folks   
    Hey. Hi. I remember coming to this site like ten years ago or so when the show was on syndication on fx, watching weirdly ordered smattering of episodes, never quite picking up on the continuity of the mythos. So now I got them DVDs loaded up on the big screen, kick back and watch Frank Black trek the future past. I'm currently on the episode Monster I think, where Frank Black faces child abuse in a personal sense.... The ending of that ep, oohboy. I thought the greatest schism between S1 and S2 was just how manipulative and creepy the Millenium group is presented... it's really just so sudden; although there is a lot of continuity. It's just the tone shift that's so sudden. Anywho, I love to post and I'm sure I can choo choo across the train tracks like nobody's business!
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    Gotham Gal reacted to SadEyes in Snow Files of the Week   
    Snow Files of the Week: "Delete/Branches-Angels" from "MillenniuM", episode "Midnight of the Century" (1997).
    "Midnight of the Century" is the Christmas episode from the second season of "MillenniuM". It's been a fan favourite ever since, that fans keep rewatching over the holidays. The episode deals with the death of Frank Black's mother when he was a child and the broken relationship with his father. A very touching and moving episode, even for viewers who didn't watch every MillenniuM episode.
    Mark's music adds to the overall melancholic and magical feeling of the episode. He uses a soft theme for strings, combined with etheral choir sounds, to accompany Frank's quest into his past. The track "Delete" was already used in the X-Files episode "Emily". It got a slightly different arrangement for "MillenniuM" by Mark's music editor Jeff Charbonneau.
    The tracks are featured on the first volume of MillenniuM music by La-La Land Records, which is limited to 1.000 copies.
    Merry Christmas!
     
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways   
    What browser and blocker do you use?  I'm not having an ad problem with Google Chrome and AdBlock Plus.
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    Here's the article but with smaller images ~
    Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath — here are their 6 key takeaways
    Chris Weller     Jan. 2, 2018, 11:40 AM

    Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths may kill without remorse, mutilating victims with as much emotion as you or I might brush our teeth.
    This is known as "classic" or "idiopathic" psychopathy, but sometimes the disorder is more covert, as with some manipulative smooth talkers who aren't necessarily violent.
    In 2014, Belgian psychiatry professor Samuel Leistedt wanted to find out which movie characters embodied psychopathic traits best.
    Leistedt called on 10 of his friends to help him watch 400 movies over the course of three years. The films spanned nearly a century, from 1915 to 2010. When the team finished watching all the films, they'd found 126 psychopathic characters. 
    Here's a breakdown of their findings.
    Anton Chigurh of "No Country for Old Men" was the most realistic psychopath.

    Javier Bardem's character in "No Country for Old Men" is a classic psychopath, Leistedt and his colleagues concluded in their report.
    Chigurh approaches murder with an uncanny sense of normalcy, perfectly happy to empty his trademark bolt pistol without so much as a wince.
    "He seems to be effectively invulnerable and resistant to any form of emotion or humanity," the researchers wrote.
    Honorable mentions went to two characters: Hans Beckert in "M" and Henry Lee Lucas in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."

    In the 1931 German film "M," Peter Lorre plays a child-killer who embodies many of the traits now thought of as belonging to a child predator, Leistedt and his colleagues observed. 
    "Lorre portrays Beckert as an outwardly unremarkable man tormented by a compulsion to murder children ritualistically," the researchers wrote.
    In the 1986 John McNaughton film "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer," the titular character's inability to plan ahead, coupled with his turbulent personal life and poor family relationships, make him a textbook idiopathic psychopath, Leistedt said.
    Early representations of psychopaths weren't very accurate.

    Characters like Tommy Udo in the 1947 film "The Kiss of Death" and Cody Jarrett in "White Heat" (1949) played to people's misunderstanding that "genre villains," such as gangsters or mad scientists, typified psychopathy.
    "They were often caricatured as sadistic, unpredictable, sexually depraved, and emotionally unstable with a compulsion to engage in random violence, murders, and destruction," the team wrote, "usually presenting with a series of bizarre mannerisms, such as giggling, laughing, or facial tics, often creating famous and unreal characters."
    For decades, slasher films reigned as the ultimate (false) display of psychopathy.

    Films like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" delivered a brand-new take on the cinematic psychopath. But Leistedt and his colleagues argued in their report that Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees aren't psychopaths.
    "In these slasher films," they wrote, "psychopathic characters are generally unrealistic, accumulating many traits and characteristics, such as sadism, intelligence, and the ability to predict the plan that the future victims will use to escape. Today, these are more iconic popular evil representations of fictional killers than of interesting psychopaths."
    Female psychopaths are just as rare in film as in the real world.

    Out of the 126 psychopaths in the team's sample, only 21 were female.
    Typically, those characters fit a similar mold, often serving "as scheming manipulators whose main weapons are sexual," the research team wrote. Examples of such female psychopaths in film include Hedra Carlson in "Single White Female" and Catherine Tramell in "Basic Instinct" — both of whom use men's sexual desires against them to dangerous degrees.
    Characters such as Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and Rachel Phelps in "Major League" are among the few exceptions to that rule.
    Some of the most famous "psychopaths" didn't make the cut.

    Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho," Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street," Norman Bates in "Psycho," and Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" are all entertaining and frightening. But Leistedt and his team said their character traits don't quite fit the psychopath mold.
    "In our specific topic of interest, it appears that psychopathy in the cinema, despite a real clinical evolution, remains fictional," the authors wrote. "Most of the psychopathic villains in popular fiction resemble international and universal boogeyman, almost as 'villain archetypes.'"

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    Gotham Gal reacted to The Old Man in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Wonderful news, thank you! 
     Joe is absolutely awesome! I remember when he shaved his head for charity. Top man and one hot tamale. 

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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    For sure ~
    love...  
    Huggers...  
    Prayers...   
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Libby in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    I've now caught up the news. Wow! Joe is really doing so very well.
    Sending more positive vibes from across the pond.
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from The Old Man in M-TIWWA News - Happy 15th Anniversary to This Is Who We Are!   
    Maybe the older we get, the more we appreciate it and therefore we notice it?
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Those numbers are going in the right direction.  Way to go, Joe!
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from Walkabout in Welcome to our latest members!   
    Hello to all.
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    Gotham Gal got a reaction from Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Those numbers are going in the right direction.  Way to go, Joe!
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Earthnut in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Wonderful news.     
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    Gotham Gal reacted to The Old Man in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    Woohoo! Go Joe! 
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    Gotham Gal reacted to Walkabout in High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer   
    another update from Joe just a few minutes ago :   " I am back home from chemo, my marker numbers went down a little from 2591 to 2413. woo hoo! but I am tired. Good Day "  I sent love and healing energy from the TIWWA family 
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