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  1. Flip or Flop Las Vegas

    I could not stand the mural in that condo. What on earth. Frankly all that guy's paintings looked hideous to me. And a giant face looming over the bed? Stop! This is the first episode of this show I've seen...I shudder to think that garish mural was her idea of a tamer design.
  2. That's how the student housing when I studied abroad in Wales in college was. One person rooms, each with their own sink. Then a separate toilet room in the hall (and yes the lack of sink in the toilet room grossed me out....how could that door handle not have been a biohazard...), and another separate room in the hall that had the shower and a bathtub. There were no sinks in the "communal" areas. They weren't old buildings, that's just how they were laid out. I guess maybe if that Antwerp place had been geared towards students and/or multiple roommates at some point, that may be why it's laid out that way.
  3. I only watched half of that episode, but the thing I couldn't stand about her was how, when she wanted to make a point, she would look over at the guy with a real serious look on her face and glare at him, then talk to him in a weird lecturing tone. It was reminiscent of the way a teacher would talk to a third grader who won't pay attention in class.
  4. There are lizards in places where it gets cold in winter, they just only really come out and move around when it's warm. The skinks with blue tails are very common in Virginia (at least the part I grew up in), for example.
  5. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Yikes, I could not stand that Missouri woman. She was so utterly unreasonable about every little thing. She honestly believed she was going to find a house in Cape Girardeau, MO that had two kitchens right next to each other? Wtf. I think I disliked her more than any other house hunter I've seen...and that is saying something. The husband seemed like a nice, reasonable man, so for much of the episode I felt bad for him. But by the end I was so irritated at him for just letting her push him around that I was done with him too! He agrees to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars over the budget on a 5,000+ sq ft house, and then there's the ending scene where he's like "I was able to convert this room in the basement to my office" and it shows him going into what was essentially a large closet - cramped, no windows, and filled with mismatched Ikea furniture, next to the gym equipment..... Good god man, put your foot down already!!
  6. S02.E09: Alone

    From the Tumblr post: Ha! I didn't realize that until reading this... I couldn't figure out who he was supposed to be. Some kind of bodyguard, business manager, family friend, or what...
  7. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Was that Sioux Falls episode an old one they just re-labelled as "new"? The production quality on it was so bad, it was strange. When I saw it I thought it was just a really old rerun, but the DVR thought it was new. Regardless, yeah...those houses did kind of suck... I thought the one they got was the least objectionable. But the other two in particular just had zero curb appeal. That brown own on a dirt patch without so much as a bush in sight, much less a tree? Ugh. I don't like when builders raze every plant in sight to build a new neighborhood. Maybe there weren't a lot of trees to begin with, but at least plant a bush or something.
  8. S02.E08: Creator/Destroyer

    I actually liked this episode a lot. I had been curious about what the deal with his dad was (it's been alluded to him fleeing the country, etc.), so I liked that we got some insight into that. I also liked the insight into Andrew's upbringing. Of course his crappy childhood doesn't excuse any of the monstrous things he does later, but I think you can still watch it and feel sympathy for a child stuck in the middle of it. For example, I don't think that feeling bad for teenage Andrew during that scene with his dad in the Philippines is the same as excusing his later behavior, or blaming his childhood, or ignoring that other people had worse childhoods and don't murder people.
  9. S02.E07: Ascent

    I don't think it's been subtle or lost in the overarching story at all. For some of those references you mentioned above, I'm not even sure how they could have been more explicit... short of having someone run on screen and yell "this is unfair!!!" Jeff's struggles relating to the military spanned across several episodes (I think? Or at least were the focus of an entire episode), for example. I think if they made it more heavy-handed, it would not only be irritating, but it would also lose the character's stories and just turn them into pawns for preaching at the viewers. Which would be a disservice not only to the show, but also to the victims whose lives the show is based on.
  10. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    I couldn't believe they got that first condo because the guy seemed to hate it. And I didn't blame him...I hated it too - it seemed so cramped, and with laundry smack in the middle of the kitchen, and windowless 2nd bedroom. Ugh, it looked uncomfortable just over the tv. And he seemed to be having the same reaction I was having. Which I found funny, since they apparently film these after they've actually chosen the house...so he was just walking around grimacing at his own condo, ha. I also got the impression they wanted far away from Utah for a reason. I found myself curious about the fact that back in Utah they had a ~3,000 sq ft house that they said they had planned to raise a family in, but in Tampa the woman wanted under 1,000 sq ft condo, downtown, one bathroom is fine, small living space fine, etc. Seemed like she/they did a 180 on the plan for a family. Hopefully it was just a change of heart, and not for some sad reason.
  11. S22.E10: Week 9

    DeMario, I think.
  12. S22.E08: Week 8

    I like how Tia's family did a toast, not with their drinks, but with their pigs in a blanket.
  13. S01.E01: Episode 1

    Ben has really found his calling as the guy eternally willing to spout empty Bachelor-style jargon on camera. *eyeroll* They all talk like that (the American ones anyway) to an extent, but last night he really seemed like the producers' pet reading from a script. I always thought Dean was hot, and I find his face and eyes very pleasing to look at. I'll also confess a weakness for dimples. He's kind of uninteresting otherwise, but whatever. I also wasn't really paying attention to whatever drama happened between him and Kristina and whoever else on BiP, so I have no opinion on that. Christian seemed a little too intense and weird with his "we have spoken, you are now mine" rubbish. Kevin(? - the one Ashley I was weeping about) is butt ugly. Luke has an unattractive face, and a dour personality. I hardly remember the rest of the guys. Meh. I appear to be alone in being happy that Eric went home though - I've always found him annoying for some reason. Especially after he went on that utterly silly "keep my name out your mouth!" tirade on his season. This show was pretty stupid (shocker, I know)...I don't know if I can muster the energy to pay attention to it. I do hope they keep the format where Chris Harrison doles out the roses though, ha!
  14. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Utah... Were those in-ground trampolines? At all three houses? I didn't even know those existed... Or that society still cared about trampolines enough that there would be one at all three homes, ha! The guy seems kind of douchey. He seems too into having every trapping he thinks "rich people" should have in a house... Oh well, if he can afford it, more power to him. And he definitely married up... She looks fantastic after five kids. Kudos to her! As big as those houses were overall, I thought many of the individual rooms they showed weren't as big as I would have expected. Like that dining room they showed in the one they picked - huh? It looked like a nook that was filled up by that six person table. And the master was nice, but didn't really look much bigger than ones you could find in houses a third the size. Plenty large, just not as extravagant as I might have expected in a house that extravagantly large overall.
  15. The Bachelor in the Media

    I just saw this and came here to post about it! Bizarre. Did she not tell her mother she was leaving to film the show? And/or use "going to work on a pot farm" as the excuse? Huh?