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  1. S05.E04: Skin Deep

    Ugh, "toxic black mold" is a phrase I find very annoying. It's like identifying taking a "healing green pill;" it doesn't really tell you anything. There are many, many different types of mold, most of which are found in both indoor and outdoor environments (and usually in much greater numbers in outdoor environments). Some people are more sensitive to certain kinds of mold, especially people with suppressed immune systems, so yes, there are potential health implications to having certain types of mold growth concentrated indoors, but "toxic black mold" means very little. Plus remediation of various types of mold is possible without tearing out all the drywall, depending on the type and where it is. I mean, I'm not expecting Major Crimes to go into details regarding air sampling and species and genus, but I really wish they'd have found another reason as to why this was not the perfect house... er, besides the previous owner dying there and the realtor being murdered there. Was Rusty supposed to feel reassured by his talk with Flynn? It sounded more like, "I want to be with your mom and she won't hear of being parted from you, so I guess I'm stuck with you" rather than having much implication that he actually wanted to live with Rusty to me.
  2. S10.E14: Sinister Showdown, Part 2

    I really don't like horror at all, and kind of wish I hadn't seen this episode right before bed, but... oh well! I just won't move to any long-abandoned houses in the oil fields, or burn creepy dolls. Walter's demon seemed a little goofy on film. I don't know, in the light the details seemed scarier. The vines coming out of the possessed makeup were also a little weird to me in that they looked fine when the actor was still, but moved around with the rest of the face when the actor did anything in a way vines would not. Short of fabricating the vines as separate pieces, I'm not sure what could have been done about that, but I wasn't really a fan. I realize the tight time-frame, and I know they don't cover most nitpicks in the finale, but still. Melissa's was fine, and the demon was great, but why were the sticks coming out straight up from the possessed dude? Weird. I would have been happy with any of the three winning, as per usual with Face Off, but Rob was strong all season and so adorably overwhelmed when he won.
  3. S10.E13: Sinister Showdown, Part 1

    I am not especially thrilled about this, as it adds yet another variable. I am going to guess they gave the directors guidelines about how picky they could be, but some of the "visions" seem harder to execute than others, and the communication styles aren't exactly the same.
  4. S10.E10: Keep One Eye Open

    I can never figure out if the briefs are bad or lacking in detail, if some of the contestants don't have a lot of background knowledge, or if they just decide to ignore the parameters (or some combination thereof). "Satan's blacksmith" made me yell at the TV. Yvonne, that is not a thing in Greek myth! Hephaestus, yes. Hades wasn't really demonic, but okay, maybe the underworld needed a blacksmith. Satan?! And did Mel just not think about or know about Cerberus? If you're going to make a dog cyclops, you might as well tie it in somehow. Since they only got one eyeball and she was barely able to eek out one face, obviously three wasn't happening but still... Although I don't think it was ever said that the cyclops had to be intimidating, other than it being implied since their models were humongous. If she weren't so nervous, hesitant and second-guessing, she could have just gone all-out on a goofy character and said she meant it. Too bad half the time they still screw it up. Different shades of light lavender without good shading just wasn't ever going to work out. As an aside, the guest judge was really adorable. Was Melissa's obvious D&D dorkiness over her cyclops character a sign she'll rock next week's challenge, or totally geek out and lose it?
  5. S02.E18: Legacy

    I for one would have appreciated a scene of Avery's ex-husband's jilted fiance and D.B.'s abandoned ex-wife partying together in Vegas, but I guess their happiness was not considered by the characters nor the writers.
  6. S02.E18: Legacy

    Avery seemed to put DB in charge when she took off into the field with Krummy and Mundo. He obviously didn't have the authority to tell Raven to stay, but nobody at CTOC ever suffers any repercussions for their actions. Although I would much rather see D.B. bossing people around than canoodling in France or cutting off finger skin. Thanks for the discovery of that new squick, Cyber!
  7. S02.E18: Legacy

    I don't know why, if D.B. was going to realize he was over forensics, he couldn't have reconciled with his wife in Seattle rather than this nonsense with Greer (sp?). I get that they were writing him off the show in case the show continues, but why have that take place via Paris with random woman? If Avery can get her ex back in the middle of his wedding plans, why not D.B.? They could have written almost anything, and that's what they came up with? (Tagline for the whole show, though.)
  8. S02.E18: Legacy

    Ah yes, but this is the new Dolla Bill version of D.B. Although, even near the end of CSI, it seemed like D.B. was more concerned about supervising Fin than needing his grand vocation. I guess remote-controlled cockroaches and apparently unlimited fun money for tech from Avery wasn't enough to keep his job interesting-- only weird codependency with the departed Fin provided that, apparently.
  9. S02.E18: Legacy

    That's amazing, even for these writers. I can't recall if the Hazleton Home was a secured wifi, but you kind of assume it was. Did they just change (somehow) all of the unsecured wifi they could find, and somehow his phone would still connect, even without needing a password? Hm. There was some kind of blah blah about the Russians having some chatter about buying it, so presumably Echo decided to get rich quick. However, they really didn't bother to explain how or why. I deeply wish we could have had one more scene of the extras breathlessly ooohing and aaaahing over our heroes. Alas for lost opportunities. This really made me laugh. As if a French waiter would be smiling so indulgently at an American's bad French. I guess it's sort of fitting that if this is the show's end, it was just as ridiculous, nonsensical and uninteresting as all the rest.
  10. S02.E17: Flash Squad

    I can't say that I'm proud that I remembered that. I wonder if it will occur to Avery to feel mad at herself, because if she'd not spoken to hold Raven back at her hearing, her fate wouldn't hinge on the program Lil' Bow Wow just torpedoed (along with their relationship, presumably).
  11. S02.E17: Flash Squad

    I could swear they already used supercookie. They posted a fake news story to try to get somebody or other to click on it so they could do the same thing they tried to do here. Sadly, I just looked it up, and it was the Goldenbeast episode in season 1, "Ghost in the Machine." Apparently they can't even have original techno-phrases per episode! They should have gone with Recycle Bin, which appears to be where this show is going. They are dumping episodes at what would be an alarming rate, if I cared. They had a throwaway when he joined about him being divorced. Not sure why he doesn't care about the rest of his family anymore, but "Dolla Bill" is a whole new DB, apparently.
  12. S02.E15: Python's Revenge

    I was not planning to watch this, but somehow...and unsurprisingly, it was really dumb and anti-climatic. It was like a Bond movie, maybe the Timothy Dalton one, where all the whimsy was gone and the Bond villain had killer surge protectors and ridiculous riddles instead of sharks and flying bowler hats. Although I guess monologuing himself to death was a pretty Bond villain thing to do. Actually, maybe it was more like the Adam West Batman, also minus any fun. Only thankfully we don't need to tune in the same Bat Time, same Bat Channel because Python and maybe the show itself are dead. Python put a lot of effort into everything else, but when it came to killing Avery, I guess he forgot his Bat Elimination Plan. Shouldn't he have brought mom's head to watch it all play out, rather than her ashes? Did DB really need to physically make quartz to figure out what those elements made? Couldn't he have looked it up on, I don't know, the internet? Avery yelling that it totally made sense to put numerous active investigations and agents in danger because CTOC would rather stand around staring at a girl dying than reset their system or figure out some kind of workaround was really amazing. Yup, totally the only logical course of action, Avery.
  13. S02.E15: Python's Revenge

    Are they talking about Avery's daughter's childhood friend? That she had coffee with one time? Deep. "Elaborate code-like puzzles" sounds great, since the crack CSI: Cyber team is barely able to figure out extremely basic cases, cyber or otherwise.
  14. TFOL in the media

    Apparently Hallmark is doing a Facts of Life reunion of some kind on Monday 2/15, with Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae, Todd Bridges, Kim Fields, and more special guests (whatever that means): http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/videos
  15. All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    I also just watched this on ID for the first time. She was really not at all clever, although she obviously thought she was. She really thought that somehow "guessing" the types of poison that killed her poor husband would deflect police attention from her and get her the insurance money faster? A truly horrible and stupid person, on every level. Good acting job from the policeman who had to pretend to be shocked by her made-up stuff they knew that Chad didn't say on the call at all, since they were on it too.