2019.04.22

周一 Monday

cynical?/'s?n?kl/?

adj. 愤世嫉俗的

There's?a pervasive line of thinking, especially in 2019, that says the people and things we love will eventually let us down.
人们普遍认为,尤其是在2019年,我们所爱的人和事最终都会让我们失望。

It's never an if, always a when. So our heroes will inevitably turn out to be trash monsters.?
永远不是“是否”的问题,而是“何时”的问题。所以我们的英雄不可避免地会沦落为垃圾怪物。

Our favorite bands will enter an experimental phase, even though no one asked them to. And our favorite TV shows will fail not only to reach greater heights, but they won't even come close to the same level of success they once had.?
尽管没人要求,我们最喜欢的乐队将进入试验阶段。我们最喜欢的电视节目不仅不能达到更高的高度,甚至达不到他们曾经拥有的成功水平。

And it was with this?cynical?mentality that I approached the second season of 2018's breakout hit Killing Eve.
带着这种愤世嫉俗的心态,我去看了2018年大热剧集《杀死伊芙》的第二季。

How could a series that was so well written, so well acted, and so fiercely addictive in its freshman season possibly maintain the same level of quality in Season 2, especially since Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who developed the series for TV and wrote four of the first season's eight episodes, wasn't involved in the writing of the second? It seemed like an impossible task.
写得这么好、演得这么好、这么让人上瘾的剧,第二季怎么可能做到和第一季一样高质量,特别是因为菲比·沃勒-布里奇写了第一季八集里的四集,而她又不参与第二季剧本的创作,怎么可能呢?这似乎不可能啊。

But then a strange thing happened: Killing Eve's second season, at least the two episodes screened in advance for critics, didn't let me down.?
但奇怪的事出现了:《杀死伊芙》第二季没有让我失望,至少已经播出的这两集没。

In fact, I was immediately transfixed by the second season, which kicks off Sunday and picks up just a brisk 30 seconds after the surprising events of the Season 1 finale.?
事实上,我是立刻被第二季惊呆了。第二季于周日开播,在第一季大结局令人惊讶的30秒后,第二季就开始了。

The new episodes, brimming with crackling electricity, elicited the same amount of joy I experienced when I watched Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) dance around each other during the first go round, only this time the stakes were considerably higher.
新出的几集充满了电光火花,和我第一次看到Eve (Sandra Oh饰)和Villanelle (Jodie Comer饰)在一起跳舞的时候一样让我开心,只是这次惊险刺激得多。

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今日词汇

cynical?/'s?n?kl/?

adj. 愤世嫉俗的

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没有哪个词比 cynical更能精准描述键盘侠了吧。在遭遇喷子或是爱持怀疑态度的人时,正确的操作是:

Do you have to be so cynical about everything??
你一定要这样愤世嫉俗/悲观吗?

讲完这一句后迅速远离负能量场。

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