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  1. S02.E10: Picasso: Chapter Ten 2018.06.19

    @raven That WAS an interesting article. A captivating film could perhaps be made about the management of the Picasso estate!
  2. Genius in the Media: Breaking News - E=mc2

    Season 3 announced. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/frankenstein-mary-shelley-genius-season-3-1202758108/
  3. S02.E10: Picasso: Chapter Ten 2018.06.19

    The season finale wasn't bad. I did enjoy the scene where Picasso sneaks off the property with his barber to go to the bullfight. Extra points for the use of Bouree as the soundtrack for the scene. Wow, Jacqueline was a piece of work, not allowing him to see his children. Although maybe Pablo got what he deserved. The kids certainly didn't though. How awful that he would never legally acknowledge Claude and Paloma. He was never married to Marie-Therese either so I wonder if Maya suffered the same fate. Did anyone catch what his final words were on his deathbed? I got "paper" but not the rest. I did enjoy Francoise getting the better of the "greatest living artist." "As far as I know, Matisse is still alive." Zing!
  4. S02.E09: Picasso: Chapter Nine 2018.06.12

    I realize that this had to happen as we got close to the end of the season, but I'm quite disappointed that the flashbacks have caught up and now feature Antonio Banderas instead of Alex Rich. I'm glad to have Dora back as a character though. I like her best of all the many Picasso women. To me, she seems to be the most fleshed out character and the most interesting. I also like Samantha Colley's performance. She really provided the artistic component to this episode with her photography. The rest, once again, was pure melodrama. Ho hum. I'll stick with the series as there's only one additional episode to this season, but it's been quite a disappointment. It wouldn't surprise me at all should this series not get picked up for a third season but I feel badly about that as it's a very good concept. It just wasn't put forth well in S2. Acting and design were very good but the story line left a lot to be desired. :(
  5. S02.E07: Picasso: Chapter Seven 2018.05.29

    @raven. Thanks for the Picasso/Apollinaire info. Interesting!
  6. S05.E10 Family Ties 2018.06.07

    @SunnyBeBe and @RHJunkie The home that we saw Chelsea return to (or not be emotionally able to return to) was not on Hilton Head Island. It was in Bluffton, which is the first town on the mainland after crossing the bridge to/from HHI. In this episode, she tells us that they had to leave the Bluffton house when she was eight years old, which would put it about 1993. In other episodes, she says that she grew up on Hilton Head. We also know that she knows Shep from Hilton Head, so her family most likely moved to an apartment on HHI in '93. If her mom was working three jobs, it would have made sense for them to live on Hilton Head back in the nineties because that's where the jobs would have been. Bluffton was a sleepy little southern town at that time with a population of perhaps 5,000. It has grown exponentially since then, with the population of greater Bluffton now being around 25,000 and the town annexing large tracts of land that have now made Bluffton (in area) the fifth largest township in the state of South Carolina. Chelsea mentioned this to the others in the car as they were driving in; that when she lived there, most everything was woods. Now, there are more jobs in Bluffton than there are on Hilton Head as most of the retail and service jobs have moved over to the mainland. The jobs on HH are predominantly in hospitality, which makes sense as it's a resort town. Also in the '90s, middle schoolers and high schoolers from Bluffton went to schools on Hilton Head. So if Chelsea's mom wanted her kids to be closer to the schools, living on Hilton Head made more sense. As for the riding lessons and horse competitions, there are several equestrian centers both on HHI and on the mainland with the mainland ones being much more reasonably priced even today. As long as they weren't buying her a horse of her own and having to board the horse, her mom would probably have been able to afford lessons at one of the mainland centers or as RHJunkie said, perhaps her father paid for some of it. Also, Chelsea may have had friends with money who owned their own horses and allowed her to ride. That is far from uncommon on HHI. As I read this, there's probably a lot more information here than anyone's interested in but I'll leave it up anyway!
  7. Wow, that truly is a "cocktail" dress! She still has a great figure. She should cut back on wearing those caftans!
  8. S05.E10 Family Ties 2018.06.07

    Speaking of Thomas' and Ashley's sandwiches, in Dustin Waters' Charleston City Paper episode recap linked above, he mentions big continuity issues with the sandwiches. I had to take a call midway through watching the ep, so now I definitely have to do a rewatch!
  9. Top Chef in the Media

    I've been reading some of the commentary on Bourdain's life and wanted to share a particularly good piece by a favorite of mine, Frank Bruni of the New York Times. The Insatiable and Unknowable Anthony Bourdain
  10. Top Chef in the Media

    I'm gutted by Anthony Bourdain's death. May he have found peace in the afterlife. And I'm heartbroken for Chef Ripert. I don't even know how he was able to come up with words to go with his emotions today. Just the thought of finding another human being dead is traumatic enough; but your best friend? That's life changing; earth shattering. I hope he's able to find some peace. For anyone who's interested: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html Also, former TC cheftestant Edward Lee has penned his own tribute here: Chef Edward Lee: Bourdain changed my life
  11. S05.E10 Family Ties 2018.06.07

    Who the hell walks out of an outpatient surgical center still wearing a surgical gown, surgical hat and footie slippers? Where the hell were Shep's clothes he walked in with?
  12. S02.E08: Picasso: Chapter Eight 2018.06.05

    The synopsis should just read, "Another episode where Picasso is awful to women." Truly, it's getting boring. It makes me wonder why Picasso was chosen to be the Genius celebrated in S2. Was he a genius? Of course. Was there enough interesting information about his life to create a season's worth of riveting television? It's not looking as if there was. There may have been women galore in his life but obviously, he loved no one but himself. The scene where his daughter Maya realizes that Picasso left her and her mother not for his work but for another family was heartbreaking. I did enjoy the ballet angle. I had no idea that Picasso had designed for the ballet. Also, I was only familiar with Jean Cocteau as a director of film. I was unaware that he had done early work with the ballet, or with Picasso for that matter. I sincerely hope that S3 of Genius (if there is one) will feature a female protagonist. I'm quite tired of watching men who use and discard women.