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  1. "The View" Week Of 6/18/2018

    There is something morally abhorrent about shifting an argument about "ripping children out of their parents' arms is bad" to "ripping children out of their parents' arms is preferable to rape and murder." We shouldn't have to choose, because both are reprehensible (as well as many of the other reprehensible degrees on MM's moral "thermometer".
  2. One difference with the Watergate era is that the hearings were televised, so that if you cared to, you could get the testimony unfiltered by opinion. There may have been plenty of opinion pieces after, but the actual coverage wasn't slanted.
  3. Another brown item: chocolate And pulled items: drapery cords, anchor ropes, light-switch chains Of course the real players often can reel out lists of words that have me bamboozled.
  4. "The View" Week Of 6/4/2018

    Not just rude, which is bad enough, but condescending as if she was deigning to grant the benefit of her vast experience to some naive twit. Joy, being the adult in the equation, showed remarkable restraint.
  5. The one irritant about the battle-of-the-mentors format is that it gives more opportunity for faux suspense and psyching out the cheftestants. Without all that excess of non-cooking footage, the the entire 24 could have been selected in this first 2-hour block.
  6. S02.E05: Akane No Mai

    Overall I found it engrossing, but frustrating - not because of the storyline itself, but because it relied so heavily on subtitles which were half the time impossible to read unless the background was dark. Maybe it was meta commentary paralleling the Westworld crew's difficulties with ShogunWorld language, but it was irritating.
  7. Elementary in the Media

    I wouldn't be surprised that the ratings will be better on Monday night since it won't constantly be knocked about in its time slot by sports.
  8. S02.E09: The General / S02.E10: Chinatown

    I found the season finale terrific on the whole, a great blend of suspense and humor, but anything to do with Wyatt's character just makes me lose interest - I just don't care about him or his issues, or whether he loves Lucy or not. I'm impressed with how well they've made Lucy. for all her fragile appearance, crash through the "damsel-in-distress" expectations (the physical work in that fight with Emma was amazing!). I always enjoy getting to know more of the other characters (unskilled knitting as a stress reliever - hee!). I do admit being a fan of Goran Visnjic, so I perhaps have a greater sympathy for Flynn than the character warrants, but I also get real heat from the flinty exchanges between Flynn and Lucy and definitely want to see more.
  9. S09.E06: Pizza Boards & Industrial Doors

    Not just this eppy, but particularly this eppy. For some reason Paige's perkiness has been dialed up to "extreme" in the new series as well as her volume control. It's both distracting and exhausting to watch, and I can't imagine how it feels for the designers to have that kind of "static" when they're trying to think through problems.
  10. The young actress Rainey who played Lily Castle is now one of the rotating cast of children as panelists on the Carol Burnett Netflix series "A Little Help with Carol Burnett."
  11. "The View" Week Of 5/7/18

    I nearly threw something when the guest host denied that there was also a concerted campaign to deny birth control. It's been going on for several years as some right-to-lifers move the bar from "no abortion" to "birth control is essentially abortion, so therefore no birth control." I also can't appreciate "when life begins" arguments, since "life" isn't really the relevant issue. An amoeba has life. For human consideration the point seems to be "consciousness," and if they want to talk about that, I'll pay attention, but like others, do not appreciate the attempt of religious lawmakers to overlay law with their own religious beliefs.
  12. What amazed me was that Matt Walsh actually said some sensible things. At least the panel participation seemed fairly well shared.
  13. S07.E07: Episode 7

    I may be alone in this, but I found the church scene with Lucille to be highly effective - Lucille was able to assuage her grief by joining a community that reminded her of home, whereas the immediate following scene of Phyllis was all isolation (and her grief would have been greater because she had known Barbara longer and in more depth). The lighting of the two scenes emphasized that contrast and for me, made the impact of Phyllis scene even greater. It was startling this morning to read headlines about a current British political kerfuffle based on the very immigration policies that introduced Lucille to Nonnatus House.
  14. For Thursday's Comey interview, because there were so many other interviews for comparison, I realized that one of the things I really appreciate about Rachel is the precision of her questions.
  15. Even though Stephen covered all the questions that other interviewers covered, my favorite was when he asked Comey if there were anything Stephen could tell Comey about the Moscow hotel room. Stephen really added something that no other interviewer could.