Spoilers Supergirl - Season 2

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  1. Reverend

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    Bloody hell, I meant West End. Edited.
    Also, Coronation Street is based in Manchester, not London.
     
  2. dodge

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    “There’s a comic book where Wonder Woman kicks Superman’s ass. Can you beat up Henry Cavill?”

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  3. tenmei

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    The spouse of a King is generally (but not always) a Queen [the Duchess of Cornwall will reportedly not assume the title of Queen, and instead be known as Princess Consort] and the spouse of a female monarch will either retain his own titles or be appointed with one due to the rules of morganatic marriage [the Duke of Edinburgh was created as such prior to his wedding, Prince Albert held his own hereditary titles].

    We don't know how this would affect a same-sex pairing but presumably in the situation of a monarch, or future monarch, marrying a same-sex partner, they would be created a Duke/Duchess under one of the titles subsumed back into the crown (when the Duke of Edinburgh dies, his title is subsumed into the crown - though, it is understood that this title will be passed to the Earl of Wessex - whilst it is understood that Prince Harry will aquire the Duchy's of Sussex or Cumberland, both subsumed into the crown years ago, upon his marriage) as even though the creation of a Duchess in her own right (and not acquiring of the title through marriage) is unusual, it has happened before (see the Duchess of Invernes).
     
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  4. Guy Gardener

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    I have spent my life avoiding that crap, from first my grandmother and then my mother.

    Thank goodness I didn't have to struggle to forgive my girlfriend of being consumed by British Soaps, I am so relieved that she never tested me on that.

    You've seen My Fair Lady?

    Didn't Rex Harrison make racial profiling seem so quaint and innocent?

    The world is so topsy turvy now, that subregional accents don't tell you a fraction of what they used to, like they would have in say: 19-fricking-30, but then the other thing My Fair Lady proved, is that you can believably pretend to be from anywhere, from any socio-economic background if you are willing to change your accent a little.
     
  5. DigificWriter

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    People aren't going to need to know the cultural significance of the title of the Supergirl S2 finale in the future because what matters is its in-universe significance, which isn't going to fade.

    In-universe, the title applies and is in reference to Supergirl's personality, determination, and tenacity in continuing to fight against significant odds, which will never change.
     
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  6. Guy Gardener

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    How long was Supergirl in a coma during the Musical episode?

    That would have been the perfect moment to invade.

    Imagine if Kara went to get Barry to help with the Invasion, and she came back with ##vit## by mistake.

    HA!
     
  7. TREK_GOD_1

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    Oh? Take a good look at the heavy-handed All in the Family, or One Day At a Time, or the stereotype-stuffed Good Times (or spare yourself the agony of exploring that)--most of their once-relevant subject matter has been passed by time/society to the degree where even present day series aimed at teens make the 70s stuff seem tame, or pointless, and not such a big deal as cultural statements. Again, this happens to every series trying to be politically/socially relevant, and unless the series is seen as a classic overall (where its qualities were limited to just being a soapbox), they tend to age poorly.
     
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  8. Reverend

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    I avoid soaps like the plague, but it's impossible to be British and not have at least a vague knowledge of such things.

    Great, except we're not talking about now, we're talking about 50 years ago, portraying 87 years ago. Unless there was some untold subplot from that episode about how Edith Keeler was pulling a Pygmalion (because reasons?) or hiding her true heritage as the true heir to the throne or something, it's a fair bet Collins knew exactly what accent she was using and what it meant (nothing in particular as it turns out, other that the face she was VERY middle class.)
     
  9. Guy Gardener

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    She owned a building, and eventually marshalled a political movement that cowed a president.

    I think you're forgetting that in the past, that there wasn't a middle class, the middle class was an invention of the 20th century, so by "upper class" all I really meant was they her dad was a lawyer, and they owned a little property, which by modern standards would be middle class, when she born at the very end of the 19th century.