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  1. S02.E02: Part II

    How was Pullman creepy and evil in Malice? He was the duped pawn in a big-money insurance scam dreamed up by Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman - Pullman was the protagonist. So far this is better than the first season, but I'm getting really sick (here and in other shows) of the "we didn't know electricity was invented" relentless darkness. We get it, it's a dark story. But when you can't even see half of what's going on, it wears very thin. If I'm going to have to work at understanding what is going on, it should be because the story is complex, not because it was shot in the dark.
  2. S01.E10: Bedwomb

    Apparently, so do I - I have no idea what clapping is supposed to trigger.
  3. S01.E10: Bedwomb

    I really wanted to like this show, but it's impossible. Bad writing, inconsistency in every area of plotting and characterization, lack of focus and a lead who becomes increasingly unhinged and dislikeable - not exactly a recipe for success. If there is a message here about self-acceptance, having Plum become a member of a cult that kills people in order to show how "woke" she is is one weird message. What a mess, and what a disappointment.
  4. I'm only 2 episodes in, so maybe she will grow on me.
  5. I just added Britbox to Amazon prime and started watching Season 5. Loving it, but have to say I really don't care for the cub reporter woman, and wish we had Maddie back.
  6. S01.E07: Monster High

    I'm still not sure if I like the show or Plum, but it must mean something that I'm still watching and still curious about this ever-expanding mess of a show. To me, whether she is bi-polar or just manic or whatever, in this episode Plum behaved like an adolescent in every way. The uncontrolled lashing out, the pure stupidity of spray painting the building in broad daylight in NYC, the neener-neener "I dare you to say something" attitude, and most of all the pure, 100% self-absorption all smacked of someone who is emotionally about 12 years younger than Plum is. Even the phsyical presentation - the slouching, fidgeting, shifting - is like that of a young or pre-teen whose mom is still telling her to stand up straight and smile. I get that Plum is not and has never been comfortable in her own body, but I thought this episode was pointing out just how emotionally arrested Plum is, and Joy Nash did a brilliant job of showing us that.
  7. S05.E01: Muse

    What do you mean? The fact that Joan was a hostage is no secret, is there something else?
  8. Media: Dietland In The News

    Lousy ratings could be due partially to the idiotically haphazard scheduling of the show. I recorded (so I can ff through commercials) and watched the first 2-hour debut and then found the third on demand and watched that right after. This week they "aired" that 3rd episode which was available to watch a week ago. If they can't get their shit together to air this like a regular series they are definitely going to have terrible ratings.
  9. S06.E10: START

    Thank you!
  10. S06.E10: START

    What are BB and BCS?
  11. Thanks for the correction - since I was a faithful L&O mothership viewer, I should have known it ran for 20!
  12. S06.E09: Jennings, Elizabeth

    Was he the schlubby lawyer who McCoy et al seriously underestimated at first?
  13. After rarely watching this show for the past three years of soap opera, I tuned in to the 2-hour season finale (recorded). I fast-forwarded through most of the first hour of that wretched hostage porn and hysteria, hoping the second hour would be better. I gave up on it fifteen minutes in, feeling irritated, bored and pissed off at myself for the time I wasted. What a pile of crap this once-great show has become. And to think it's outlasting the original L&O, which deserved a 20th season. This certainly doesn't.
  14. S06.E09: Jennings, Elizabeth

    When Stan was researching the Jennings and saw there was no record of the travel agency, I was fully expecting an "Aha!" Moment, but Stan barely reacted. Wouldn't that be a huge red flag?
  15. The Americans in the Media

    Don't know if this is the right thread, but Ruthie Miles (who played Young Hee) just lost her unborn baby, two months after a car crashed into her and a friend, killing Mile's four year old and her friend's toddler. This is beyond heartbreaking. eta: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/5/3/driver-dorothy-bruns-fatal-park-slope-crash-will-be-charged-death-two-kids