DOB and I have been watching The Lord of the Rings for the fourth (or more) time, in slow, brief stages, stopping it to analyze differences between the books and movies, debate motivations and plausibility, note subtle allusions.
DOB: Maybe tonight we can get most of the way through the boring part, with all that time in Lothlorien and floating down the river.
QOC: What do you mean, get through it? What's left after that part?
DOB: The battle.
QOC: That is the boring part!