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  1. Season 20: Live Feed Discussion

    I'd say there's a 90% chance Angela goes, but there's this niggling thought I've had that maybe Kaycee and Angela made a F2 pact, but production decided to keep that in their back pocket (especially considering Sam's shaming of Kaitlyn and Haleigh weeks back) for a shocking ending, where the girls turn on the boys completely.
  2. I watched last night's show on Hulu this afternoon and FF through all the backstory, and didn't even watch the last three or four acts at all. I caught Shin's act tonight (with Matt and Akbar--hey, Tyra, maybe you could have practiced his name a few more times before the finale?!) while flipping channels, which was fantastic. I don't know how he does what he does, but MAN he is great at doing it. However, I didn't want to watch the entire show, because I was POSITIVE that Michael or Courtney would be the winner. I'm relieved to hear that Shin won--now I can watch the episode tomorrow without dreading how it ends.
  3. Season 20: Live Feed Discussion

    I thought that's what I heard, but didn't know where the sound of that number of people could have come from. I would have thought production would have edited that out when putting the episode together.
  4. It's Kanye West's "Heartless." Kris Allen did a really good cover of it on the semi-final of American Idol in 2009, which hit #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  5. So, I binge-watched the entire season over the course of the last week. I'd never watched BB before, though I did watch CBB this past winter. Honestly, I do think Tyler and Angela are the real deal. They've both played the game so well that I can't imagine that they would risk their game for a fake romance, and by this point, where we're, what, 80-something days in, there's no benefit in the game to spending so much alone time with one individual unless you actually are unable to stay away from them. I also think they formed a solid friendship along the way. If Angela was using Tyler, I don't think she'd be saying "I love you," she'd be getting him to promise that she's his choice for final two. Tyler's social game definitely is suffering a bit as the numbers dwindle, but he's had to wrangle JC and Sam and their ridiculous emotionality NONSTOP for the last almost-three months. That has to wear on someone...especially someone who seems to otherwise be a pretty laid back person. I'm really over Sam. Choosing to be the housekeeper, and then whining about BEING the housekeeper, does not mean you've earned $500k. Neither does being a "good person."
  6. I only caught the last ten minutes of the show, so I'll probably FF through it when it's on Hulu tomorrow. Did they address Simon's inability to stop laughing after the cat act last night? Was it Heidi's terrible puns or was he actually laughing at the act? I'm sorta glad Riana didn't go through. I couldn't understand why it cut off so quickly when she seemed to only be halfway up the wall, and tried to see if there was a longer version on YouTube. On that version it shows the lights cutting out once she reaches the top, then cut to commercial. If the trick had been the same as the one from Asia's Got Talent, and she had reappeared behind Mel B, that would have been way better. But otherwise her tricks were kinda meh, and Mel B's refusal to play along just added to that. Plus Riana won Asia's Got Talent so it seemed really disingenuous to advance her on this show. But I also feel that way about other contestants who have been on other country's versions of the "Got Talent" franchise and gotten to the live shows, like Aaron Crow, Junior New System, and Yumbo Dump, to name just a few. But we also have a Canadian, two Brits, and a German judging America's Got Talent. 🤔 Oh, and I am really just waiting for Tyra to come out on stage holding the Blu-Ray of The Greatest Showman and encouraging everyone to go out and buy it, because so many acts singing the songs from the movie is really starting to feel like product placement, right up there with Dunkin.
  7. All Episode Talk: They Did BLANK?!

    The contestant was from NJ, where there are a few "famous" flea markets. When Jason (a NJ native) walked down and immediately nodded his approval of (and looked a little surprised, too, that she wrote it) Anjelah's answer, I figured that it was market.
  8. The Last Defense: Season One Talk

    I just spent my Saturday watching the entire seven episodes of this show. For Darlie, I don't know if she did it or not, but I do think there was enough there to show reasonable doubt, and she should not have been convicted. I also think it's interesting that they put her character on trial and basically called her a shallow gold-digger, but what woman who is so vain would willingly cut her own neck and chest, where she'd be scarred for life in a very conspicuous area? And if she wanted to get rid of her kids, why kill the older two but leave the baby, the most dependent of her children, alive? I don't understand why the defense didn't show the surveillance video of the morning prayer service, or the entire video of the "birthday party" at the graves. She didn't bring the silly string, and at one point after shooting off the string she walks over and stands behind her sister and places her head on her shoulder, and she's clearly crying. I also don't understand why her attorney didn't tear apart the first responding rookie officer, who made so many mistakes, not the least of which was telling the HYSTERICAL woman with her throat slashed that SHE needed to do something to help her children, instead of doing something himself. And how could the prosecutors get away with showing the nurses photos of the boys' injuries as part of "preparing" them to testify about how Darlie behaved while she was in the hospital? How is that not some version of witness tampering? Really, I found the prosecutor to be a sanctimonious ass, and by the end I wanted to smack him across his judgmental, holier-than-thou face. But then we got to the Julius Jones case! While I'd heard of Darlie before, I'd never heard of the Jones case. That poor, poor guy. My adrenaline was racing by the end of the last episode, and I was so angered by this clear miscarriage of justice. He was railroaded. There is no way he's guilty, but his defense team didn't do anything to create reasonable doubt! I was so angered by his lead counsel, who, judging by his clothes and his office in a high-rise, clearly has made quite a successful career for himself in the last 20 years. I appreciated the fact that he admitted to screwing up but, jeez, it's like he didn't even try. He didn't even put on a case! And I felt for his co-counsel, who was barely out of law school. While I understand public defenders offices are spread very thin, I cannot believe it's procedurally acceptable to put a recent grad on a capital murder case. Someone is up for the ultimate punishment, and the person defending them is brand new to practicing altogether. I know Elle Woods got her client off for murder when she was still only a law student but, oh right, Legally Blonde is a fictional MOVIE, not a documentary!!! Then we have the other side of the aisle. The rampant corruption and outright racism in law enforcement in Oklahoma County and especially in Edmond, OK, was absolutely sickening. I honestly believe they focused on Julius over Chris because Julius was very smart and athletic (I mean, he had an academic scholarship despite the fact that it also appeared he was a talented athlete!), and they just couldn't let that black boy get too uppity. It was heartbreaking to see what's become of his family, particularly that his mother has basically hoarded up their house. But to see the condition that their house was left in after the search was just...beyond words. That police department violated that family over and over again. I don't pray often, but I will be praying for the Jones family, that this awful thing that's been done to him and his family will not be further compounded by putting him to death. And while I have wanted for many years to visit Oklahoma City, after seeing this, now I don't think I will ever spend my (I'm sure quite-welcomed, since I'm white) tourism dollars there, knowing that money goes to pay the salaries of these terrible people.
  9. I think the episode where the cows won is the same one where the French dude had trained the rabbit to do tricks like a dog. The cows got a total of like 29, where the rabbit got something like 12. The judges all got up and moved closer to see the act, and then when they gave such crappy scores, I was legitimately angry! Will Arnett gave a 2! I don't mind judges giving scores below 7, jeez even give a 1 if you want, but I don't know how you can give the very first act you see a 10 when you don't know what else is coming. I also don't like when they don't gong but then all give 1s and 2s. I will say that I started enjoying the show once I realized it was Mike Myers playing a character. I only started watching this season, and I watched part of the first episode before turning it off because it was just too out there for me. I'm 36 so I never watched the original. Once I realized about Myers I was able to enjoy the show for the absurdity it is. I'm really watching for him and the judges and their interactions, and the cajoling that goes on when one judge wants to gong and another is super-interested in seeing the act. All in all, it's a decent bit of summer fluff.
  10. All Episodes Talk: I (Don't) Want To Be Alone!

    I just watched the episode on Hulu. I understand there is a financial incentive to stay until rescue (according to this interview with one of the producers), so I was uncomfortable watching Robbie trying to swim across the inlet and then get caught by the riptide. I assumed that if he needed saving, that would be the same as quitting, so I was really worried for a minute there. For a series premiere, it definitely was too slow. Were we even introduced to all 12 of the castaways? If they weren't going to do more than a cursory introduction to each person, I feel like it would have flowed better and been more compelling if they had held off on introducing more people until the second or even third episode. As it was, once you knew there were all these people wandering around, it was just silly that more people weren't stumbling on each other faster. And was it just me, or did it seem like the dude who was catching crabs in the sand had already been there a day or two longer than Robbie or the veteran? I get that the underlying theme is going to be that they all brought their personal issues with them and can't run away from them, but when Kenzi left Robbie and made the comment to the effect that you have less resources if you have to share, I was like, damn, girl, this man showed you how to fish AND he has a better shelter than you started out on the island with, and you're going to walk away from that just because he was shivering in his sleep? I hope she at least gave him back his snacks, and directions to where she left his bag! I'll probably give it one more episode, but thus far it's most likely to be something I watch if I'm caught up on everything else, and Ion isn't airing an episode of Law & Criminal CSI Blue NCIS that I haven't already seen.
  11. S14.E24: All of Me

    I don't understand the sorcery that is Grey's. This show hasn't made me cry in a very long time--years, likely last happened when Derek died--and, yet, there I am tearing up at the triple-wedding at the end. I was POSITIVE Tisha Campbell was going to die. And when Teddy started apologizing for crying I was like 🤔 because it would be weird if she WASN'T crying, but then came the hand-holding and "are you expecting?" 😠 if the show hadn't been over, I would have shut it off in disgust. I would LOVE if they were able to bring Scott Speedman back. Preferably being haunted by the ghost of Scott Foley. And Speedman comes to SGMWGSMH with an organ for a transplant patient, who is, of course, Keri Russell.
  12. S07.E02: Kimberly and Joyce

    Towards the end of the Joyce segment, someone said that the hoard was so huge that they couldn't get to it all in the few days' time they had, so they focused on mostly community areas: the living room, kitchen, and a bedroom for Joyce. All I could think was "Uhhh, what about the bathroom, isn't that a pretty damn important community area?!" I saw the dirty plate and paper napkin left in the sink by the husband as a really hateful act. But it seemed to me that she had blamed the hoarding on him for a long time ("He never helps me clean up!"), and I'm sure years and years of being blamed for a hoard that you had very little part in creating (she was the shopaholic) had created a lot of resentment in him that wasn't going to disappear in a couple of days...especially if she was quick to threaten him with a knife. As much as she needs counseling for her hoarding behavior, they also need couples counseling. I was a little confused by Kimberly sleeping on the floor cuddled up to the radiator, but then once her room was cleaned and she had a bed, suddenly the entire room was warm enough for her to sleep in the bed without being on top of the heater? It's not like she had hoarded up her bedroom with tons of blocks of ice, so it didn't make sense to me. Did they explain that they had fixed the heating system and I missed it, or something? Also, I caught the rerun of the woman who originated "I had plans for that rock!" I had always thought it was an exaggeration when I read about it on various message boards but, nope, those specific words actually came out of a hoarder's mouth. Amazing. That woman also had ten sewing machines, and wouldn't let a single one go.
  13. S20.E14: Week 10: Finals Week

    Apolo Ohno was 24 (the day he won the mirrorball was actually his 25th birthday). But Kellie Pickler was 26, Amber Riley, and Meryl Davis were 27, and J.R. Martinez was 28. Not sure if this would be a spoiler since this is last night's thread, but
  14. S20.E14: Week 10: Finals Week

    I've watched Rumer and Val's freestyle about five times now on youtube, and it gets better on each viewing. I mean, every single move was so crisp, precise, and strong. There's this moment at right about the 1:00 mark where he does this punch/grab thing towards her stomach and it's just awesome. She is a beautiful dancer, and I think going completely stripped down was the right move here, because it let the viewer really appreciate Rumer's ability as a dancer. I sincerely hope she wins tomorrow, because I think she's the best dancer, overall, compared with her competitors. I've also watched Noah and Riker's freestyles a few more times, and Noah's has gotten better for me (I do think the choreography was genius, especially using the additional dancers to move his prosthetic leg, that was very creative and made complete sense in the context of the dance), while my opinion of Riker's has lessened with additional viewings. I feel like this freestyle was the first time I've seen that Noah does have some sense of musicality, and he can dance, when given movements that his body and prosthesis are capable of doing. But that doesn't excuse the other dozen dances he's done, where he is physically incapable of performing the moves associated with the specific style of dance. I also watched the all-access show during the west coast airing, and they interviewed Noah at one point and, for the first time, I saw his personality and he came across as SUCH a likable guy. Nice, gracious guy, with an amazing body, and he's definitely an inspiration, but if he comes in any higher than third place tomorrow, I will be disappointed. I really enjoyed Riker's freestyle when I saw it live, and I felt like I wouldn't be completely upset with it if he did end up winning the mirror ball over Rumer, but then on repeated viewings I was less impressed. First off, why in the world you would take an already-pale guy, dress him in a white tuxedo, and then put white makeup on his face, I do not know or understand. He looked like he was sick and dying of consumption or something. I also think the camera blocking sucked, which I think only made the dance feel more 'flat' than it otherwise could have. There were too many other dancers on the floor, which blocked the camera's view of Riker every so often. There were also a few times where he and Allison got out of sync, but I think he recovered well when that happened. I really enjoyed the part at the end where he was up on the last stage and did some hip hop stuff--he is obviously extremely comfortable dancing like that, and he does it well. Also, of all the freestyles tonight, I felt that Riker's was most like the freestyles we've seen (and enjoyed) in seasons past, where multiple types of dance are fused into one. After watching a few more times, I really want Rumer to win, but I think it will be a horse race between Rumer and Riker.
  15. S11.E21: How To Save A Life

    Oh, come on, it's obvious how they'll get around this. Meredith will go crazy and pull a Jean Kasem, and take Derek's body away to some far-away country he had no connection to in order to be buried, keeping it away from his family. No funeral to miss! Because, really, a woman who: has lost (to death) her dog, her mother (first in mind, then in body), her stepmother, her father, her half-sister, her other half-sister (where did Molly go after she gave birth to that kid? must be dead), two close friends (Mark and George); had fallings-out with two of her best friends (Izzie and Cristina), so much so that they don't even seem to speak to her at all anymore; had a near-miss of exploding due to placing her hand on a bomb in a body; drowned in a ferry accident and was dead for like an hour during which time she went to purgatory and talked to dead people, including her freshly-dead-mother; was involved in a workplace shooting, during which time she watched her husband be shot, watched her best friend operate on her husband, watched her best friend operate on her husband while a gun was pointed at her head, at which point her husband 'died', causing her to lose her baby in early pregnancy; lost her job due to tampering with a clinical trial, which she only did to save her pseudo-daddy's wife's life; lost her adopted daughter due to aforementioned job loss; was in a fucking plane crash; had interns perform a c-section on her in the middle of a crazy storm with no power, and nearly bled out; and had her newest half-sister, who was the product of her cold mommy and pseudo-daddy's illicit affair, show up as the replacement for the role vacated by the person she called My Person and had ALL OF THIS happen in the timespan (on the show) of approximately six or seven years? There is no way that woman would still be sane. Seriously, I am so pissed that Meredith lives through all of this ridiculous bullshit, but her husband dies because the rinky-dink hospital he ended up at didn't give him a fucking head CT. GMAFB.