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  1. S14.E04: Week 4 2018.06.18

    I thought it was Miss Dior as well. I became allergic to perfume in my mid-twenties and had to stop wearing it, but I remember the bottle of Miss Dior quite distinctly.
  2. Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    How is June's hair so long again? Didn't she chop it into a lob after she escaped? It's been less than six months since then. Does pregnant women's hair grow that quickly?
  3. S14.E04: Week 4 2018.06.18

    My friends and I have been joking about that for years. We're all in reasonably good shape, but none of us would try that for fear of making our SOs fall over or pull something. Maybe he's trolling? I looked up his LinkedIn profile, and it says he majored in biology at the University of Kentucky and worked as a lab research assistant. You can't do that *and* keep thinking the Earth is flat, can you?
  4. S14.E04: Week 4 2018.06.18

    That was John. Mike was the blond man-bun guy who was eliminated in the first rose ceremony of the episode (the show really needs to stop doing two rose ceremonies in one episode, they just blend together).
  5. S14.E04: Week 4 2018.06.18

    Why is Wilhelmina model Jordan comparing himself to Captain Underpants, an obese bald children's book character? It seems like his only goal in life is to flatter himself as much as possible, and he can't even do that right. Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln. You think you can hold your own in a conversation with an astrophysicist when you don't have the most basic understanding of science? Had I not already known about his sexual assault conviction, his ignorance would have been a dealbreaker. Did anyone else think that giving a bunch of roided-up competitive bros axes to throw around wasn't the soundest idea? Just me? Glad nobody got their head split in half on that date. Garrett: "we got married, then one thing led to another, then we got divorced." What thing led to what other thing? That's glossing over some very important details. I thought Christon was the most handsome of the bunch, and now he's gone. Wills seems like a good guy though, and possibly Jason and Blake as well. Everyone else, meh.
  6. Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    Holly is June's mother's name, so if June has a girl, perhaps she privately names her Holly. As we've seen with Charlotte/Angela though, the handmaids don't get to officially name their babies.
  7. S02.E09: Smart Power 2018.06.13

    I want to be careful not to do any victim blaming because most of the refugees, especially people like Erin and Moira, are suffering from severe PTSD, but I also wanted to see more action on their part. They went to what looked like a "Little America" representative who was pretty passive and said they can't make any demands from the Canadian government since they're guests in the country, but it was disappointing that everyone apparently took her word as gospel. She doesn't have any authority over the refugees, and just because she refused to do anything in an official capacity doesn't mean they can't organize among themselves.
  8. Moira and Offred's mother used plenty of variations of "fuck" in the book, but Offred didn't. I thought that was a deliberate choice on Atwood's part to make Offred's inner monologue so restrained, showing that quiet determination to survive can be as powerful as explicit defiance.
  9. Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    I'm torn between wanting Fred dead ASAP and wanting him to live long enough to see his precious Gilead fall apart, the United States of America restored to all its pre-Gilead territory, and women regain power and agency. I want him to face a trial where hundreds of women detail what he'd done to them, directly or indirectly. His prison cell should have a TV with those women's stories playing on an infinite loop, and he can't turn the TV off. I want everything he's done to *haunt* him, drive him so crazy that he begs for death.
  10. I think the "fuck that" reactions would have been more believable in the early days of handmaid-ship, but now that it's been almost four years and June knows exactly what kind of society this is, it sounds naive and flippant. She can say "fuck that" in her head all she wants, but that doesn't change anything about her circumstances. In the book, Offred was an expert at keeping herself as sane as possible, and didn't allow herself any unproductive thoughts - there's nary a "fuck that" in her story. Her goal wasn't so much to escape - she knew how unlikely that was, and that she couldn't do it on her own - but to survive as long as possible to hopefully outlive Gilead. Book Offred was a big-picture thinker, but show June, not so much.
  11. Kylie

    Kylie wearing the least flattering pair of sweatpants of all time: Looks like these are by Alexander Wang, so at least Kanye isn't to blame in this case. The shoes are ugly too, and they look uncomfortable as hell. They'd give me blisters if I walked in them for more than 10 minutes.
  12. The Affair in the Media

    Hulu is offering a free month of the Showtime add-on with a regular subscription. Amazon Prime also has a free Showtime trial, but I think that one is just for a week.
  13. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    When I bought my house in 2012, I was approved for 5x my yearly income (though I refused to go that high), and only had to show pay stubs for the previous two months. I figured the Dallas HH was already working at her job when she applied for the mortgage, but not necessarily for a long time. If she's indeed making $150k/year and has good credit, her budget doesn't seem that implausible.
  14. Season 14: Speculation and Spoilers

    To me it's almost like a long-term anthropological study. I've lived in several countries and have met all sorts of people, but never anyone like the people who go on this show. I often find myself watching someone like Corinne, Krystal, Jordan, etc., and questioning how we can both be from the same species.
  15. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who insist on telling others repeatedly how "creative" they are, as if that makes them more entitled to a nicer home. Newsflash, creativity in and of itself doesn't pay the bills, so either use your talents to earn more money to pay for the place you want, or shut up and be happy with what you can afford.