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    Season 3 Episode 21 "Kicks"

    This one was written by three people, two women and a man. That's worth knowing at the outset because when the episode takes jarring leaps between scenes, locations, people with acting ability, film speeds, attitudes towards violence, indeed, whether it even wants to take itself seriously, you'll want to be somewhat prepared. I picture these three arguing endlessly about character motivation, montage themes and, especially, about the outcome of ...
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    Season 4 Episode 16 "Mirror, Mirror"

    Carrie-Anne Moss, who would come to notoriety playing Trinity in The Matrix a few years later, guest stars. It's an odd little episode.

    Matt keeps having dreams about being attacked by sharks. Well, he has one dream, and then afterwords muses to Summer (for our benefit) about what a pain it is becoming. Baywatch does this a lot, it's an easy formula for erasing the slate. Days or even months can pass between episodes, and ...
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    Season 4 Episode 10 "Tower of Power" -part 2-

    In just about every episode since season 3 a good amount of time is spent following Pamela Anderson's character's search for a relationship. CJ is absolutely obsessed with "falling in love", to the point of it being a running joke with the other characters on the show. Let's extrapolate that. A low-paid but full-time television writer sits down and earnestly puts to the page these endlessly tiresome tales of love almost ...
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    Season 4 Episode 10 "Tower of Power"

    This episode is a time capsule of early 90's social concerns. In particular, that of the rise of gang culture and speculation as to its future impact on society. Back in those days we never could have imagined we'd eventually be glorifying the likes of (insert popular white performer) based on the how much they appear to embrace but don't actually live the lifestyles of those once maligned social outcasts. Oh, and it also touches upon ...
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    Season 1 Episode 15 "We Need A Vacation" -part 2-

    Captain Thorpe makes the argument that if a family's purpose is to bear and raise offspring, and if said offspring grow up and move away, then the marriage upon which it was based is rendered meaningless. He's trying to convince Mitch to ditch work early and "hit the discos". Mitch sighs audibly as the good Captain passes a 20 to stone-cold lifeguard Jill (she gets eaten by a shark later in the season, takes it ...
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