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  1. All Episodes Talk: AH-mazing!

    This is still one of my favorite scenes: "Black Wids..." I think the DVDs have them in production order. How did I never know there were webisodes of this show?
  2. S03.E09: Intransigence 2018.06.06

    RE: The bolded comment. I disagree that one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. I used to think that too, but I read something years ago (so I don't remember the source) that changed my mind: a terrorist specifically picks civilian targets to kill and destroy with a goal of inciting as much terror as possible among people. "Freedom fighters" are, presumably, fighting a corrupt government or fighting for change in government and might primarily target government installations. Of course, there would still be collateral damage, but a freedom fighter's goal is not the creation of terror. Regarding Melba in the books: I agree with you about Strathairn's "accent." I'm not sure how one actor's interpretation of a patois of a nonexistent society set three hundred years in the future can be "wrong." Melba's actions and decisions are her own entirely. Plenty of people have shitty fathers who are shitty human beings. They don't turn into mass murderers for revenge. She murdered her crewmate because he caught on to her scheme and was going to turn her in. Fuck her and her "guilt."
  3. And if you have to tell someone how "creative" you are, you're not really "creative." Also, apropos the Amsterdam couple: apparently, Dutch "charm" means a fireplace and chandelier. No other country in the world has those particular "Dutch" features. I found their insistence on separate bedrooms for the baby and the toddler weird, but that got me to wondering how much does the house "hunters'" extant living conditions dictate the story line? These people already lived in a four-bedroom apartment, so did the writers need to come up with a story that fit that situation, i.e., the couple "needed" to have separate bedrooms for their kids? Personally, I liked that first apartment the best, with those beautiful double doors to the bedroom. I thought the couple moving to France relatively low-key. I liked the apartment they "chose," but I had to laugh at their angst at living their "loved one" at home in the States. At first, I thought it was going to be a dog, but then they revealed it was the son (and the first photo must have been one of when he was a child), and I thought: oh no, they left a minor child at home, but then they revealed he had graduated college. Presumably, he has a job and another living situation.
  4. All Episodes Talk: AH-mazing!

    Just bought the first two seasons on DVD from Amazon (they were cheap). Season 3 is almost $40, so I'm holding off for now. I'm enjoying the series all over again.
  5. Favorite Commercials

    I find many of The Real Cost's anti-smoking ads disturbing, but "Little Lungs in the Great Big World" makes me laugh (probably not what they were going for), primarily because of the jingle.
  6. S03.E10: Dandelion Sky 2018.06.13

    Clarissa Mao is a mass murderer just like her father. Spacing her without a spacesuit would be too good a death for her. I like Anna and the inclusion of people of faith in the "first contact." How does proof of alien life challenge our concept of God and humanity? I felt bad for the lieutenant who was seeking comfort and finding none, killed himself. I think it is important to hold rituals like the memorial service precisely because of the situation they find themselves in. The CGI with Holden and Miller was hilariously bad. Why did the protomolecule pick only the grenade marine to dismantle when all the marines fired their weapons? Is it weird that I find Amos so hot especially when he's being dominant-without-even-trying (as in, not a posturing, macho wannabe with something to prove).
  7. Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    If I recall, they weren't friends until they answered an ad to rent rooms in Blanche's house. On The Expanse, I've never thought Steven Strait was a bad actor as James Holden. His acting ability strikes me as on par with his castmates'. RE: the same show, I think it's hilarious how people are condemning David Strathairn's Belter accent for not being "real," considering it's a nonexistent patois of a nonexistent society set several hundred years in the future.
  8. Leah Remini has a new job already. Esquire's Matt Miller ponders how it fits into the Kevin Can Wait and King of Queens universe. Where Will Leah Remini's New Show Fit Into the Kevin Can Wait Universe?
  9. Matt Miller, a writer for Esquire had a lot of fun on his quest for #JusticeForDonna. What's the Real Reason CBS Canceled Kevin Can Wait? The people deserve #JusticeForDonna.
  10. S03.E08: It Reaches Out

    I don't give a shit if Melba feels bad about her actions. She killed one man in cold blood with her bare hands, and she's a mass murderer. She deserves to die a lingering painful death, especially if she destroyed a ship to get back at one man.
  11. I haven't seen the episode yet, but I've commuted from the suburbs to the city (90 minutes each way via commuter rail and train or bus), driving (20-30 minutes each way), or walking (1 minute). I will almost never find fault with someone who wants a short commute.
  12. Roseanne: Domestic Goddess of All Media

    Ugh. She is just unbelievable. And the comments under this tweet are disgusting. https://mobile.twitter.com/therealroseanne/status/1007647186371297280
  13. PBS: Viewers Like You. Thank You.

    I got it from Google Play. The show has consistently made me laugh out loud. Kudos to the writers and actors for getting the cadence right, too, in the dialogue. I'm also a fan of some of the slang they use: assington, boobington, bitchington, plus the nonsense words. I wish other people I knew watched this show so we could use these words.
  14. That's what I thought about the Montana couple. Her little girl voice was annoying. And did the wife really say all the red in the first apartment looked "cheap"? Isn't red a lucky color in some Asian cultures? Did the ugly American just insult an entire culture?
  15. Roseanne: Domestic Goddess of All Media

    Roseanne, please just shut up and go away. Far, far, away. Roseanne Barr Now Says 'Planet of The Apes' Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism