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  1. S10.E08: Anchor Away

    One has to wonder how that storyline figures into the reboot. Apparently Stan's affair with Lorraine really happened, and Karen's brief marriage to Lorraine's father happened - but we're also supposed to believe that Stan and Karen never divorced until now?
  2. S06.E11: Foot Powder and Five Feet of Vodka

    You're right. That's even worse!
  3. S06.E08: Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa

    That sounds to me like she gambled it away once, like I said. The second time she didn't lose it via gambling, she was just the victim of a crime.
  4. S06.E11: Foot Powder and Five Feet of Vodka

    I've had some reservations about Kristen Johnston's rather broad acting choices in past episodes, but I thought she was great in this one. She toned it down a bit, and was great at the dramatic scenes. Very minor quibble, but is it really necessary for her name to be Tammy Dillendorf? I have a pet peeve about plus-sized female characters being given goofy, unattractive names. (I may or may not have just watched "Dumplin'" on Netflix, in which an obese female character's name is Millie Michalchuk.) Anyway...I loved that they acknowledged that they'd given us very few details about Wendy, and that the mobbed up side of her family turned out to be real.
  5. S10.E10: Stuck in a Moment

    There's a pretty big difference between being a bad liar and having your hair go gray and your organs shut down,.
  6. S10.E10: Stuck in a Moment

    It was especially obnoxious of Phil to steal all of the presents after Claire had made it clear in the past that she wasn't okay with him taking their decorations. This wasn't a misunderstanding. He was just lazy. And Alex's body falling apart was especially ridiculous, because don't these characters keep secrets and lie in pretty much every episode? This was hardly the first time Alex had hidden the truth about something from her family.
  7. S10.E09: The Tree of Strife

    I also think the writers just don't have a clue how to write for anyone who doesn't fit into the mold of a "traditional" family. The only well-written characters, at this point, are either members of the most conventional family (the Dunphies), or they're Jay (a straight white guy). They've failed miserably at writing for the Latino characters, the gay characters, and the one Asian character. Which is ironic, considering how much they've pushed the idea that this is a show about diversity.
  8. I took it as a joke that he hid in the attic instead of reporting for duty. How he earned money up there to feed his family is anyone's guess.
  9. S06.E10: Flamingos and a Dance-Based Exercise Class

    I mostly agree with the comments that the show is getting meh-er and meh-er, but I think there have been two big exceptions from this season - the puzzle club episode (which was probably one of the best this show has ever done), and Victor's death.
  10. S10.E09: The Tree of Strife

    I agree with pretty much everything everyone has said! 1. I'm disgusted that the show keeps sending the message with Gloria's plotlines that it's okay to be abusive to your partner if you're a hot woman. Jay has plenty of his own flaws, but he doesn't cross the line into abuse. Destroying your spouse's cell phone because you're angry that they were right about something? He should have demanded a divorce right then and there. (And don't get me started on how often these characters destroy expensive things and think nothing of it.) 2. Haley's storyline with the doll is one of the most blatant thefts of a Frasier plotline this show has ever done - which is saying a lot. 3. It really blows my mind that Cameron used to be the most mature adult on the show! The writers' decision to turn him into the most insecure, self-absorbed, childish diva on the planet is probably the biggest mistake they ever made. And they've only made that problem worse over the last eight seasons or so. I will say one thing in Cameron's defense - Mitchell never should have promised to move back to the farm one day. There's no way he ever actually planned to go through with it. That said, I can't buy that Mitchell ever would say something like that. Just like I can't buy that Mitchell would ever have even gone on a second date with Cameron.
  11. S02.E01: Simone

    But if someone said something to you that you completely overlooked because you didn't think it mattered, would you be able to recite it word-for-word days later? I think it would have been a lot more realistic for him to say, "She said something about going to Paris because of how she felt, or something like that."
  12. This Is Our Spoiler and Speculation Topic

    In the pilot, Randall said that the investigator told him that his mother died in childbirth. If she didn't, then the explanation would have to be unbelievably convoluted. There's something very strange about how little we've been told about Laurel. When William told Randall about her, music drowned him out. I wouldn't be surprised if they're leaving the door open for her to be alive, just in case they need yet another shocking twist. I can easily picture Randall in turmoil, realizing that William lied to him, because he decided it would be better for Randall to believe that his mother was dead than to realize the truth - that she didn't want anything to do with him.
  13. Pennsylvania is actually quite strict about residency requirements for politicians. One Philly politician maintained a residence there, but he was prevented from running because he didn't flush his toilet often to have truly lived there.
  14. I had trouble watching that because I currently have a similar problem (having to urinate every ten minutes), and it's un-freaking-bearable. Add in the cancer scare, and I'd say he handled it really well.
  15. S10.E08: Kids These Days

    This whole episode was just a snooze for me.