Nika

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  1. Tinder is all about visuals. Who cares about basic personal info really :)
  2. To my mind it is just the opposite: Issa is passive-aggressive + OBLIVIOUS (more stress on passive - aggressive), Frieda is not diplomatic enough. Also on Frieda's side. PS. damn, I am so over Issa's "ho phase", meaningless sex, tindering, sexting etc. So played-out, so boring, how many episodes are we going to see the same images over and over? Maybe I am projecting because I am not this kind of girl (I prefer old-fashioned dating), but it does NOTHING for me at this stage. Also, talking about di*ks, f*cki*g, all the expressive language, way to overdose... There are many ways girls in which talk about sex among themselves and these talks can be a bit more clever& funny, not plain crude. I hate it here, I got bored with "Girls" after 2 seasons because of it. It is just so low, I don't know.
  3. Sorry, but she looked completely different. Camera angle changed her face traits (girls do it all the time to get cheekbones), longer hair gave her classy& more sophisticated look, not to mention her "quirky" style (thus voice remark). Overall, she was giving "Molly vibe" and I would be as disappointed as that dude IRL.
  4. What a contrast this makes with Don. Knowing who Don is, and especially knowing just how much of a help it was, you can see the resentment that Don can have for someone like Pete. Of course, it's never so simple as this also marks Pete as a more interesting character than just foil for Don. Pete hates his name. He hates the benefits it affords him. He wants to exist based off of his own accomplishments. He's constantly talking in later seasons about the work he's done, what he's done for the company. His name stops coming up because Pete doesn't define himself that way. Plus, he discounts his name in active way to begin with. When speaking to his parents, he calls them "you people", which is a way to distance himself from them. It's cold, and it contrasts them with himself. He doesn't care about them for anything more than his inheritance.
  5. I don't agree... He looks at her in the same way (as those 2 were looking at each other) most of the time in the early season 1. To me he was still infatuated with Rachel and feeling trapped at his family life, just not there other that physically. I remember questioning myself upon the first watch "Why won't you help your wife to become something other than a housewife since you long so much for a more fulfilled woman?" Not knowing much about him (yet) I seemed to know my own delusional resolution of their marital problems at the very beginning :) And even though he was so impressed with Rachel... C.mon. You have always a choice to act on it or try to make your marriage better. Of course, he wasn't interested in the latter. Poor, lovely Betty. I felt also for Rachel, in the long run PS. Joan gets her book recommendations straight from the original Cosmo girl and her self-help book Sex and the Single Girl :) and on the superficial note she doesn't use wigs, I love her hair early on, more natural here
  6. I just love Betty from season 1. I don't know how anybody could find her grating at the beginning. She is so mild-mannered, so soft, delicate, genuinely in love with Don. And Don... although dismissive and controlling, seems to be inamoured ... maybe not to be in love, but definitely have tons of affection! While watching, I was feeling so bad for Betty. She is visibly lonely&unhappy, desperate for having someone to talk to (other that Francine with whom I believe she wants to maintain appearances). She needed more caring, inclusion and honesty and she would flourish, truly flourish, by the side of Don . Pegs... looks awful. The actress (Moss) is not conventionally stunning, but she is so dowdy here. Also, she doesn't seem very confident at her job, which surprises me as she is so focused on excelling in it. Joan is being helpful while being a bit to honest about her appearance. Not bitchy, , but helpful. All the men in SC are just repugnant.
  7. Looks like next week we'll have the mistery resolved. I believe in good in people (even in tv series), still hoping Dar is not a pedophile. Call me dillusional. C'mon show.
  8. Yeap. Good point. He must really "love" him
  9. It can be interpreted in 100 different ways. To my ears it doesn't sound like a throwback to presumed sexual relation between the two. It is creepy nevertheless. I liked the episode although I can't wait to see the big picture finally, Keane seems incompetent and easy to deceive by everyone. Carrie and Saul dishing some hard truths was raw but necessary. Relationships as strong as their survive everything. I am not as crazy about Quinn as everyone seems to be, but his arc becomes too painful to watch. More painful than interesting. Disappointed by Dar's missteps. To many of them for a person of his experience. Good for the plot though. He's at odds now but probably this will bring him close to Saul&Carrie again sometime in the future. Still mourning after Astrid. Would have loved to see her with Quinn / Quinn finally appreciating her instead of pining over Carrie. I have never unterstood her charms to which none of the Homeland is immune. Neither her looks nor her personality are that great.
  10. Faye gave career gals a bad name. She is very difficult to digest as she pretends to be exactly the opposite of what she really is: a needy, pretentious, desperate woman shielding herself from the reality using false appearances. I have so strong feelings only about a few characters of the show. Bad writing I guess. Not very consistent. Personally, I find her cheap tricks more disrespectful towards other women than Joan's nasty comments.
  11. This! Anna knows very little about Don. Less than Betty at this point and this was grating to me to hear so many times this old line..played over and over again. How relevant is Don's childhood/background to all the horrible choices he made and of which he really is ashamed? I don't accept the prevailing notion of Anna being this ideal human being while everybody else keeps on judging Don. What about Cooper who didn't care for Don's past/desertion? Why Betty would't have loved him if she had known about his parents etc. ( if he had told her at some point ). To me Anna was not as angelic and pure as pictured... not more angelic anyway than any other decent human being. Even Pete discovered Don's secret and it didn't stop him from admiring and respecting him. Ps. Stephanie is annoying as hell
  12. I agree. I don't understand her behaviour. First, she leaves right after sex as if it was a shameful thing/something she shouldn't have done... she doesn't own it, she makes it clear to Don that it wasn't something she would do in other circumstances. Then, the next day, she expects so much more from Don and keeps looking at him with deer-like eyes. I know, I know, I am a woman and I understand her reasons but from a guy's point of view it was confusing as hell. She got upset with Don for no reason. Ok, girl, you have a crush on him and are unable to be cool, but why then blame a man for subsequent misunderstanding? Clearly Don was open to a new relationship but that ship has sailed the minute she sneaked out home right after geting off the couch
  13. It does make more sense seen this way, thank you Magpie for solving this riddle for me. I couldn't get to this conclusion on my own because for me it would be literally impossible to get so pragmatic as to work on a marriage with a person whom I do not love after being rejected by (supossedly) the love of my life. It makes sense and is very admirable.
  14. After rewatching I am mostly puzzled by Pete's story. Firstly, his relationship with Trudy seems as good as ever, they are easily the most functional and supportive couple of the show. It is such a treat for a Trudy fun like me but I wonder how is it even possible given the fact that Pete confessed his love to Peggy one episode earlier? Where did his feelings go? Secondly, I like how different Pete and Ken are in their response to a questionable promotion. Ken showed more aptitude asking more specific questions (about salary) and having overall more calm reaction (shaking hands with Lane), which read as high self-esteem and high value. Pete, on the other hand, let his emotions take the best of him, was being a bit shocked and too earnest, a bit too greateful as if he hadn't believe that he deserved the promotion. Being myself a person to whom things come easily, I have had my share of disappointments as well in one specific department of my life so Pete's reaction made me instantly like him more when I was watching for the first time.