Ngl I will applaud s2 of THE TERROR for taking the line that empathy is a more effective interrogation tactic than intimidation or torture.

Like, it's literally empirically true (there was a whole US government investigation about it and all that) but it's still super rare to see in media, particularly American media.

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OTOH it still manages to be a bit shit when dealing with women (specifically non-European women) so... there's that, I guess...

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Also a bit lol over the fact the climax is basically:

"Hey grandpa help us defeat this ghost with your mystic Ye Olde Worlde Ways!"

"Well, son, I'm not an expert but I *did* once watch a whole bunch of SUPERNATURAL episodes..."

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(Like the show is very diligent about not translating the term "kaidan" and okay maybe the more accurate Western equivalent would be "I read DRACULA a lot" and I do totally get the whole thing about losing touch with Ye Olde Wayes when you come to The New Country because yeah it 100% happened in my family too, but, also... lol)

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(And like I "get" this because my great-grandma was 100% totally an Old World witch who used to try and cure everything with herbs and weird rituals involving pictures of the saints... But she also used this ~power to force my grandma into a backyard abortion that left her sterile so, like. You'll have to excuse my cynicism over the whole thing...)

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