THE TIME IDIOTS EPISODE 307 TITLED “Nuance and subtlety? In my Time Idiots? It’s more likely than you think” MY THOUGHTS:
-I, like most of us, was pretty worried about setting an episode during the Vietnam war! Because that is one HUGE can of worms to open! Especially with Ken Burns’ documentary that came out a couple months ago (I still haven’t finished it. No spoilers!). But hey, I was downright pleasantly surprised by this episode. As much a one can be pleasantly surprised by dealing with childhood trauma!
-But also, y’know Gorilla Grodd, so you win some you lose some. This is
The Time Idiots after all.
-Victor Gaber hitting a dummy with staves. Check that off of the writer’s list of dream scenarios to put Victor Garber in.
-Amaya hitting things. This is your weekly every cast member can get it update.
-Lololol thank u Nate for telling us how Vietnam was Bad.
-Okay, so honestly the most unrealistic thing about this show that drives me bonkers is that PhD. haver Nate Heywood knows this much about every single period of history. NO PHD HAVER HAS THAT MUCH GENERALIZED KNOWLEDGE BC THEY ALL LOST THEIR MINDS LEARNING THE MINUTIAE OF THEIR ONE (1) THING.
-Did they ever tell us what his dissertation was? I don’t remember, so I’m
going to play a game every week where I try to guess what it was about.
-There is absolutely zero way it wasn’t about American involvement in WWII. Actually y’know what, this is going to have to be separate post about my fucking headcanons about Nate’s PhD because I guess this is
who I am now
-This turning Vancouver into Vietnam is HILARIOUSLY bad. We got one (1) fern and half (½) a tropical plant. They must be reused for every set. Thank u LoT for keeping things real, even when dealing with serious shit. It also looks like the costume budget got slashed yet again. Only got $5 and a a half spent gift card to the army navy surplus store this time.
-The actor they have playing Mick’s dad is straining real hard to talk like that, hoo boy he does not sound great. But I do love Evan Jones and he is Trying His Best. (addendum for later in the episode: OH NO IT GOT MUCH WORSE. I actually laughed out loud at it at one point. I can only imagine he lost his voice for a week after this gig)
-OH MY FUCKING GOD STEIN STEALING SCIENTISTS FROM TIME. Jesus christ. I can’t believe Ava didn’t step through a portal and slap Martin right upside the head.
-Amaya does not understand you or your feelings please stop having them at her.
-Nate and Ray have a weekly feelings corner where they force everyone to
have feelings. They have had several large heavy objects thrown at their
-FUCKING GORILLA GRODD. I just. I can’t. Maybe 1967 was not the best place to put him, but y’know, but also still wasn’t the worst thing I’ve seen so, kudos show.
-Mick’s story this episode was excellent and I don’t know if my vaguely humorous incoherent yelling can do it justice. As someone with a shit dad, it showed a surprising amount of nuance that I did not expect at all, and I just would like to commend the writers for. Also Dominic Purcell did a great job with the material, which I also did not expect.
-Like fuck Dom that was real good my dudes
-HUH THAT’S A LOT OF TIME COINCIDENCES ISN’T IT, GANG.
-Was that…supposed to be…Lyndon Johnson????? C’MON MY DUDES YOU DIDN’T EVEN TRY. That guy was like 5’8” and weighed about 100 pounds soaking wet.
-Honestly I don’t know if I can think about anything else for the rest of the episode.
-Altho to be fair, Grodd ain’t wrong about getting rid of the US making the world a better place. The idiots might be better of just letting him do it.
-(Also I am p surprised at how not terrible Grodd looks. Like, he’s not great, but he’s not nearly as terrible looking as I thought he would be. Someone hit the jackpot in the writer’s room couch and they got so many quarters for the cgi machine!)
-My body is ready for a Planet of the Apes episode. Just let Grodd do what he wants!
-LITTLE ON THE NOSE PAPA RORY WITH THAT THERE ARE NO GOOD GUYS HERE.
-Jax yr doing great sweetie i’m proud of u
-Also Gideon was perhaps a little too chill about the Grodd situation? She’s clearly about had it with the idiots. Give Gideon a vacation 2k18.
-Fuckin Newton. Sometimes I literally cannot deal with how fucking stupid this show is. AND I LOVE IT.
-Zari is a goddamn angel superstar and I love her so much
-I am crying at the most misfit family. SARA’S LITTLE BRO JAX. But also y are u throwing a ninja star at the pie sara? Like y does everyone have to be so extra ALL THE TIME.