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Only made it to, I think, the second commercial break in AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D today [Mar. 4th, 2014|08:52 pm]
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I'd started feeling sick at the normalization of torture, anyway. And then I realized that their apparent problems were "having a spy on the Bus for the Clairvoyant who was going to try to figure out what had happened to Coulson" and "getting information from that spy."

And that both problems could be solved by FOLLOWING THEIR DAMNED ORDERS AND TURNING THE SPY OVER TO THE GUY WHO WAS THERE TO PICK HIM UP AND TAKE HIM TO THE FRIDGE FOR INTERROGATION.

Maybe that's what they ended up doing. I don't know. I just got too sick of "torture plus idiot plot."
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[User Picture]From: browngirl
2014-03-05 03:08 am (UTC)

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Instead of blathering on disgustedly about the normalization of torture in recent narrative fiction, I'll present this link:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/02/19/070219fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all
[User Picture]From: cheshyre
2014-03-05 03:17 am (UTC)

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Also: http://www.interpretthis.org/2014/01/05/the-rise-and-rise-of-television-torture - comparing X-Files to Fringe
And tangentially related (though it does feel relevant): a comparison of the violence between Robocop and its remake: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/02/the-em-robocop-em-rule-when-remakes-have-more-killing-but-less-gore/283914/
[User Picture]From: tigerbright
2014-03-08 09:31 pm (UTC)

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They did not till the end. Which was along the lines of wtfery all on its own.