Morning Ed: Entertainment {2018.10.04.Th}

[E1] A look at the relationship between serialization and recaps in the Golden Age of Television.

[E2] Real redheads and fake redheads are different genres of beautiful, in my opinion.

[E3] Easy come, easy go. I still haven’t seen a movie in 3D.

[E4] A glance at feminist comic books in Mongolia.

[E5] Cool: The first ever movie poster.

[E6] It may not be making rock better and it may be making Christianity worse, but Christian rock endures.

[E7] What I would really, really like to see is Netflix and similar companies getting a reputation for actually finishing storylines. They’re in a much better position to implement that change in mentality than the networks are.

[E8] Behold, the lies of the romcom.

[E9] I, too, am not especially fond of very public marriage proposals. Unless, I guess, she’s made it pretty clear that she wants one.

Editor’s Note:
As the post’s tagline indicates, this will be my last post as your regular supplier of daily links. Andrew Donaldson took over Linky Friday a couple months ago, and now he will be taking over the entire linky project. There are some exciting changes in store and I will periodically be submitting entries, but the time has come to pass the baton and I am pleased to have somebody as worthy as Andrew to pass it to.


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  1. [E2] As a real redhead, I take no offense to Hollywood fake redheads. confess that I have also dyed my hair when I was younger- to unnatural shades of red, and even now I occasionally use a different red tint when I get bored.
    One quibble with that article: there are lots and lots of real redheads with black/dark brown eyebrows (I’m not one of them- I’m the pale, freckled, blue eyed variety.)

    [E9] Also not a fan of public proposals. It isn’t fair to the askee, put on the spot and expected to say yes or else publicly humiliate a person he or she (ostensibly) cares about.

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      • And at that point, the proposal becomes grandstanding and attention-seeking: “Look! We are going to make an entire stadium full of people who don’t even know us watch me ask you to marry me!”

        (I wonder if any of those “public proposal” types have ever tried to shake down the bystanders for wedding gifts?)

        Yes, this is something I an deeply cynical about, why do you ask?

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  2. E9: I remember our marriage proposal, it was epic!

    She said, “We are getting married, we’d be stupid not to.”
    I said, “Yeah, you are probably right. You want another cup of coffee?”

    If that ain’t romance…

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    • The surprise part was when I took her to the mall for some other purpose, then pulled her into the jewelry store to pick out a ring. We had enough discussions about the subject that I was sure what her answer would be. The official proposal came later, after the ring had been delivered, and it was just the two of us.

      I feel that, when creating a big spectacle for something like a proposal, you create an expectation for grand gestures, and it can be hard to live up to those expectations in the future. I also know that I would not be compatible with the sort of person who would require such gestures to be happy.

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