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  1. The Bachelor in the Media

    I did think it was strange that Arie did refer to it as an “old world” setting. I don’t think that Hawaii is what is usually meant by the phrase “old world.”
  2. The Bachelor Season 23: Spoilers & Speculation

    What is the difference between shows about mummified corpses and the Bachelor though?
  3. Doctor Who in the Media

    Is it just me or is everything just being repeated. I would disagree with almost everything that you have highlighted although obviously there are people who agree with you as well as with me. But I keep checking for anyone to say anything new about this and I can't find anything.
  4. Babylon 5

    That is my sense too. That was concealed because Delenn and the Minbari were convinced by the Vorlons that the latter were supposed to guide them. I don’t think she ever fully broke from that mindset.
  5. Babylon 5

    All of this. We spend 4 years being told that the shadows are evil, about 1 1/2 seasons learning the Vorlons are about as bad, and then it turns out that it's because they had to share an apartment while their friends went off to college and their father cut off their allowance. Not a great look.
  6. The Bachelor in the Media

    After all this is basically what happens with BIP. Everyone on that show was “deeply, madly” in love with the lead but throw them together with other options...
  7. Babylon 5

    I’m not totally convinced. They need conflict. It doesn’t matter if their chosen is the winner so much as someone wins and embraces conflict.
  8. Doctor Who in the Media

    Yes, that was pretty silly. New aliens are great but we should have stuck with the old villains. Return to educational roots was good but there was no continuity with the past. And to talk about 9 as having continuity with a completely invented time war and alleged end of the time lords is pretty, pretty, silly.
  9. Babylon 5

    One thing that I have always considered a bit inconsistent about the Shadows choices Like others I feel strange putting spoilers on a comment but I know that some people are watching for the first time.
  10. Doctor Who in the Media

    I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it was up in England as well. The Saturday to Sunday cuts in a lot of ways. Plenty of people were upset about it.
  11. S11.E07: Kerblam!

    Here's some perspective: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjInPOwxeTeAhXPITQIHfHFANoQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwegotthiscovered.com%2Ftv%2Fheres-real-story-doctor-whos-supposedly-declining-ratings%2F&psig=AOvVaw0jcONqWajn4cqJf1BXaMF6&ust=1542857277332712&cshid=1542770871771
  12. Well, there may be a difference between what the "experts" say on teevee vs what actually goes on behind the scenes during participant selection and the matching of couples. IIRC, it was either stated on the original MAFS, or in an article I may have read about the program, participants are given a bevy of psychological/personality tests prior to selection, the results of which are used in the selection/matching process. If this is true, then Pastor Cal's statement may have just been based on two criteria he was able to recall "off the cuff," as opposed to being the totality of the criteria/traits used that led to them being matched. I don’t know. Maybe viewers’ hope springs eternal but i have never seen any evidence that the “experts” have ANY idea that they know what they were doing. The first few years the psychologist claimed that he had scientifically proven tests because of course psychology has worked out precisely what draws two people together. Basically i tend to think that their claims of science have the same truth value as “my dog ate my homework.” They basically decide which of the couples they think will be more interesting together (or who the producers imply will make for good TV). And then they put them in a highly artificial environment and hope it pressures them into staying together. Frankly i think they would be better of having Chris Harrison pick and it isn’t as if that show has a great track record.
  13. You are a very generous person. I think that the purpose of this particular show is to try to cash in on the bachelor spinoffs and see if they can create a short term holiday version of MAFS to make more bucks. They don't really want to educate anyone. I mean really, MAFS pretends that it is some sort of "radical social experiment" when arranged marriages are as old as time. The only thing new about it is that it is on TV, there are commercials, and the "experts" can't claim either to know anything about these people or that they are making marriages to bring family property lines together. And the whole this is really up to you is just there to cover up for the fact that being picked by "experts" and being thrown in front of cameras is not exactly a good way to figure out if you can have a life together. If they really wanted to be educational the "experts" would get on TV announce that the premise of the show was wrong and that it really is just a way to sell products and cancel it. Now that would be something.
  14. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    Yeah, but they have done it a lot recently. Besides 10 it mattered when 11 was scattering regeneration energy around when he was turning into 12. But I doubt it had any significance this time. Do you think it did?
  15. S11.E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    It is supposed to be regeneation energy. It probably doesn’t matter in this case.