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  1. What is...In the Media?

    Funny, I just posted a link in small talk. I didn’t much care for her on the show. I found her attempts to create rapport with Alex forced and phony.
  2. I don’t know what forum this would go to, but I remember this winner from a few years ago - a professor who had a seven-day streak- but apparently she had a sinister side. https://nypost.com/2018/06/17/jeopardy-winner-could-get-prison-for-sneaking-into-emails/ I didn’t like her even then. She had a phony facade and I found her attempts at rapport with Alex annoying.
  3. She looks so tiny and fragile (and dare I say a little brittle) and then she takes the mic with that glorious voice with such an optimistic, warm speech. My favorite moment of the night. The good news about him not getting one last night was that we were spared him and his wife rapping their acceptance speech, like they did one time. Awful.
  4. PBS: Viewers Like You. Thank You.

    If you have Britbox (which I have, and enjoy), Upstart Crow is on that service.
  5. Ah yes, Once On This Island. A musical about a hurricane in the West Indies with an all-black cast and I barely see any people of color accepting the musical, written by two white people. Yay cultural appropriation!
  6. MSNBC

    Someone needs to come up with MSNBC Guest Bingo. They use the same ones all the time. Joyce Vance....Jill Wine Banks, Malcolm Nance, Matt Lewis, Nick Ackerman......BINGO! Yawn. Come on, bookers, expand your Rolodexes.
  7. S01.E01 Pilot 2018.06.03

    I kinda loved it. My memory of this era was that it was cold, mean, money-obsessed....sort of like now. That something so witty, creative and life-affirming was going on under the surface gives me a little hope. My quarrel with Ryan Murphy is that he seems to lose interest in his projects after a season or two. The first season and a half of Glee was fun, then it became lazy and sloppy. His limited series have been much better because they seem better suited for his attention span. We'll see how this turns out.
  8. S01 E01 "Celebration"

    I hope so. I can't imagine the psychological pain that kid would endure, thinking if he just ran a little faster or hit it a little harder, he would have lifted his family from poverty. And there was no way a kid that age would hit a home run, so the Kieran Culkin character knew what he was doing. Plus, nobody there stopped it from happening. Maybe the scenario will play out later metaphorically against that character. I hope!
  9. S01 E01 "Celebration"

    I will give it another episode or two but the tone threw me off a bit....didn't know if it meant to be a satire or a drama (and maybe the answer is both, which can be done but very carefully). In a way it reminded me of a Lars von Trier film where I was never sure if the director was making fun of the characters, or the audience. From your lips to the universe's ears. What a hateful thing that whole baseball bet was.
  10. S06.E10: START

    Agreed. This was the first moment in the entire series that I realized Elizabeth loved Paige, and didn’t just think she was part of her cover.
  11. S06.E10: START

    Yeah, up to now she always looked kind of vapid and dopey. When she was watching the agents go in and out of the house, she looked hard, and kind of smart.
  12. S01.E08: God, I'm Tired

    ITA about smart-aleck kids in tv shows and I get that people liked her but I fell on the other side of the line on the character. Classic YMMV. I was hoping for some sort of “Ransom of Red Chief” twist where she annoyed Villanelle so much she just gave her up. I’m on board for the next season but wish they had given us some more about the Twelve and if, and how deep, Carolyn is involved.
  13. BUZZR TV: Classic Game Shows

    I agree about these shows serving as time capsules. Especially Family Feud. In its original run it was a glimpse into the country's pop culture. (Its current incarnation with questions like "what do men call their ding-dong?" is garbage.)
  14. S02.E05: Akane No Mai

    I agree. After last week’s trippy, mind-bending episode we got an episode involving a bunch of characters we have never met before and we’re supposed to be making some emotional investment in them. Plus Dolores doing her best squinty-eyed, muttery Clint Eastwood imitation. So boring.
  15. S43.E21: Tina Fey / Nicki Minaj

    This hasn’t bothered me since the first time I heard him say it years ago on Letterman, about getting Oprah pregnant (to Letterman’s credit he told him he shouldn’t say such things.) He does it all the time, and every time he does, it’s wrong. You’d think in the age of “TimesUp” or “MeToo” there is no place for it. And even if it’s a less disgusting joke, I can also do without the joke about Girl Scouts sewing on the patches for the Boy Scouts. Me too, and everyone sang it lovely. I liked the cut Haim parody because they captured the affectations that drive me crazy about that band.