Best Lines of the Week (January 22-28): ‘Most of All, We Are Not Harmless’

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As we reach the end of January, there’s one thing we know for certain: TV has not pulled any punches in the new year. From the eerie hilarity of WandaVision to the intensely personal Euphoria special episode, our screens have been graced with captivating content a mere month into 2021.

This week also saw the return of some new TV favorites such as the Season 2 premiere of Snowpiercer, which finally gave fans answers regarding Mr. Wilford’s (Sean Bean) true identity after the shock of Season 1’s cliffhanger.

With great content comes great lines, so keep scrolling to uncover some of the best this week had to offer.

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Euphoria (HBO/HBO Max)

“At least for me, being trans is spiritual. You know, it’s not religious. It’s not like, for some congregation. It’s for me. It’s mine. It belongs to me.”

— Jules (Hunter Schafer) breaks down her identity as a trans woman in this powerful statement.


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A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Lilly Singh: “OK, I have this fear that I am just like my mother.”

Therapist: “That is nonsense… someone wanted to marry her.”

Lilly Singh speaks to a fictionalized version of her therapist (also played by Singh) about her phobia of being like her parents.

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WandaVision (Disney+)

Vision: “I estimate the baby’s due… It’s not a constant progression, assumingly algorithmic, but were I to graph the fetal development thus far…”

Wanda: “He’s gonna be here before you figure it out.”

— Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) humorously cuts off Vision (Paul Bettany) as he mathematically tries to decipher the due date of their baby, growing at a superhuman speed.

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Resident Alien (Syfy)

“If the universe had a scale for intelligence, humans would land right below lizards.”

— The titular ‘resident alien’, or under his human alias, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle (Alan Tudyk), observes what he deems to be the inferior intellect of humans compared to his alien species.

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Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)

“But sometimes, we’ve had a really, really bad day, and we’re not happy you’re talking to us, and we’re not sweet, and most of all, we are not harmless”

— Terra (Eliot Salt) retorts after Riven (Freddie Thorp) makes a rude remark about her weight. Her strong response and her threatening earthly powers effectively put him in his place.


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mixed-ish (ABC)

“Hey, for the last time, we weren’t an orgy commune, we were an overthrow capitalism commune.”

—Paul Jackson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) defends himself from his father’s quip about the true paternity of his children.

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The Sister (Hulu)

Bob: “You ask it a question. You walk away. You come back. You get voices.”

Nathan: “Whose voices?”

Bob: “Who else? The dead.”

— The already high tensions of Hulu’s The Sister gain a supernatural context with this exchange between Nathan (Russell Tovey) and Bob (Bertie Carvel).

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The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

“Wow, I didn’t know you knew Spanish. It must be that new app you’re using, ‘Dua Lipa.’”

— Playing an overbearing dad who’s checking in on Billie Eilish and Rosalía recording their new single “Lo Vas a Olvidar,” Jimmy Fallon humorously confuses the language learning app Duolingo for pop singer Dua Lipa.

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Snowpiercer (TNT)

Alex: “I remember less and less of it, the old world.”

Melanie: “That’s a shame. I’m sorry you couldn’t spend more time in it.”

— Alex (Rowan Blanchard) talks to her mother Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) about her fading memory of life on Earth after being stuck within the metal confines of Big Alice for most of her life.


Blown Away (Netflix)

“During this competition, you’re going to get hot, tired, and frustrated. Glass will shatter, and so will some of your dreams.”

— Katherine Gray, glass blowing expert and resident evaluator, warns aspiring Blown Away champions that the competition won’t be easy.