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  1. Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    3/5 - I'm okay with average. Average in a group this good isn't anything to sneeze at.
  2. S02.E01: Simone

    Tony Shaloub's appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert next week (Friday I think). I'm looking forward to it. I've loved him since Wings.
  3. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I'm excited for you! Once again my feed crapped out in the middle and returned in time for FJ - but not long enough to hear the answer. But the mister got it - despite knowing nothing about opera - since it is a Jeopardy favorite (yet still not entrenched in my mind). We missed the Alex's medical history category. I'll have to look it up.
  4. S02.E02: Midway to Midtown

    I thought, for a while, that the Paris scenes were Abe or Rose's fantasies - and not happening in real life. I loved that they were real, and that Abe came out of it a much more attentive and considerate husband, and that their whole relationship to each other (and possibly Midge) is reset into something less constrained by convention. Though I did keep saying at the end of the Paris scenes - it's not like there isn't art in New York. (that being said, taking my husband to Paris was always one of my dreams - having been there for a brief period - but it is now a pipe dream for many reasons - mostly financial - so I was a bit sniffly watching them stroll through places I've been and pictured myself and the mister doing the same) I did think Midge's rant was a little anachronistic - BUT - since I know many things I said/did/experienced are considered anachronistic by younger forum posters, I'll give it a pass. It doesn't seem that unlikely that the women breaking the barriers would have those opinions. Joel and his father were kind of fun - I thought it was peculiar his dad was letting him fire people - and loved at the end how he explained that man A was married to his best seamstress, so they needed him on board, and something similar for man B. He might not be that great at the books, but he understands relationships. But I'm very puzzled where Joel thinks the money for an apartment and/or buying the business' building is going to come from.
  5. S01.E09: Perspective

    I didn't really find it strange after thinking about it. The gang had this long standing arrangement that in all the years they've known each other, was missed once - for Theo's birth. So missing it for the lame excuses they came up with (which would work for "normal" arrangements, but not they way they've described this one), is a more complicated set of emotions/reactions from Gary's perspective. Such as, their traditions are crumbling very shortly after Jon's death, the game would have been a celebration of his anniversary (whether or not they actually remembered it), and he is angry (as we find out later) that Jon's dead and that's all wrapped up in both of those things. The game, in other words, was more than a game, and they came up with lame assed excuses for the surprise party. That ill conceived plan was more cruel than kind. I don't know a lot about the symptoms and terminology when it comes to cancer, but there is one thing that struck me. When my friend was going through her chemo, she had a port inserted in her chest, which I think is where the treatment went through rather than her arm. I don't know if that's always done - she had two very long courses of chemo and then radiation (fortunately, she seems healthy now, two years later).
  6. S01.E09: Perspective

    That bugged me too. I am of the age where I would consider those the "best" duos (though S&G would be my choice), and it sort of seemed strange that these two would have that argument. On the other hand, we raised our kids on our favorite music - and Tom Petty is one of their favorites because of it (they're in their mid-20's, early 30's). Those are good points - but she only said it was the first time she said it out loud - not who she said it to, or that she told anyone else about it. So I still think it goes either way - but I am tired of working out details because the show isn't interested in them.
  7. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Our digital antenna crapped out so we only saw a few clues and final Jeopardy. :( Which I'd have been happier with if I'd actually gotten the answer to FJ. LOL
  8. S02.E01: Simone

    Which makes it all the more strange that he retained enough to tell Midge the details. My husband (notably unobservant at times) was the one who brought that up as an issue with the storytelling. I kept my mouth shut, as he clearly wasn't intending it as a comment on his personal experience. LOL
  9. S01.E09: Perspective

    It's that exactly - she has not, once, professed any great love (or even attraction) for Eddie. I loved that moment - such a tiny thing can really make a scene enjoyable. My take was that what Gary saw in the picture was the promise of spending time on the little boats with Jon, an aspiration rather than a reminder of his treatment. I stopped to do that math too - but then, I decided that the 6 years being able to talk about it didn't mean that this lecture was the first time. Given her profession, I think it would have come up in therapy, which is required, I believe, of those becoming therapists. I'm not sure how long it takes to get a doctorate and licensing requirements if you're on a straight path to it, or if Maggie decided on it later, but 28 would probably work in that timeline.
  10. S01.E09: Perspective

    Thanks, I guess I missed that. I do think Rome's father was working on keeping his mouth shut, but I also think Rome's given him food for thought, since I think it was implied that the father has similar issues. Totally agree. Eddie being so judgmental when he was considering (and then decided to) touring with the band was ridiculous. I almost think his decision was spite motivated. The point about the alcoholism is excellent.
  11. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Me too, though I pulled out the correct one in time.
  12. S01.E09: Perspective

    There was this one moment in those scenes where a look of overwhelming sadness passed over Jon's face - it was beautifully done, and the first time (I think) we've really seen Jon look anything but cheerful (well, I think there was an annoyed moment earlier on). I waited for the father to say "first turn off the water" (I don't know much about sink repairs, but I assume you'd want to do that. I was also a little annoyed at Rome. I'm sorry, honey, writers can handle a call to the super for goodness sake. Being a writer doesn't get you out of handling your fair share of the load (speaking as one). No one works 24 hours a day (except law firm partners, apparently). Did Eddie actually decide? Or was that implied? But yes, it was pretty hypocritical of him in any case. This was the best episode in the series, in my opinion. The emotional beats were earned, the timeline and some annoying factors were addressed. Even Maggie's decision to have chemo seemed to come from a legitimate place, rather than pressure. She faced some of her own demons at the lecture, and saw first hand how Gary was not handling grieving for Jon very well. Which doesn't mean, to me, she's doing it FOR Gary, but instead that he was one of a number of factors. I kind of wondered if Rome's father would take it all in, and then perhaps go to a therapist himself. While he certainly didn't look like he approved, he also didn't make any comments that were directly in opposition to Rome's situation.
  13. S02.E01: Simone

    I thought it might have to do with that - especially since they mentioned roughing up Martha Raye - another comedian. But it took a bit for the brain cells to remember that. The other part of that, I think, is that Susie wasn't supposed to let Midge on stage, and she did an end-around by having Lenny Bruce introduce her - and the end around didn't work in their eyes.
  14. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I thought it needed a BMS too, since they were clearly going for Grace Kelly and not Princess Grace, Oddly, I never once thought of her with the title - she was always Grace Kelly to me - kind of the way Megan Markle and Kate Middleton are more often referred to by their names than titles.
  15. S02.E01: Simone

    I laughed at the recommendation, then I had to explain why to my husband.