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  1. S03.E04: Vietnam

    This country is also ignoring the current losses of lives in Iraq/Afghanistan in more recent years. It’s even more easy to ignore for most these days without a draft meaning universal concern for all sons, now it is only the career folks or folks who just need a decent job who are at risk..not potentially every family. Maybe we need to focus on the now more than what we all recognize as a level of awful in the past Regardless, a glorified soap opera isn’t going to solve anything. And saying this was a boring episode says no more than saying Williams scenes were boring and unnecessary last week. It just wasn’t good storytelling in the context of this show.
  2. S03.E04: Vietnam

    Uggh, I knew a Vietnam episode was coming and I dreaded it. I guess it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be, so there is that. To be honest, one of my biggest fears for the Vietnam episode was that it would show Jack being a hero, and cut to Rebecca singing at an anti-war protest, and kaboom, Rebecca would suck more for not supporting mythical Jack back then. So, I’ve liked the show, hated the show, liked it, hated it, enjoyed it. However, I think these show runners have no business telling a Vietnam story because they haven’t shown me the gravitas to pull off something so, so devastatingly real. They can do drama, but war is more than drama. So, anyway...see you all next week!!:)
  3. Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation

    Nooooooooooo!!!!! I try to avoid spoilers during the season ( generally stay out of this thread during season) but just saw the Radnor news on Twitter. HIMYM’s finale ruined that show for me; and, prior to the finale, Ted ruined Josh Radnor for me. Sigh, I guess in this case I’m glad to have some warning to brace myself. Sigh.
  4. S03.E03 Katie Girls

    I’m just guessing she did have something to say to youngest Kate that just got cut out of the show because they just had to have William and young Rebecca/Jack. Honestly, the three Kates were interesting enough to merit a few more minutes and maybe cut back a little elsewhere in the episode.
  5. S03.E02 A Philadelphia Story

    By the same token, maybe Randall can put on his big boy pants and realize all that Kate is going through trying to have this child, realize that of course she didn’t mean it like he initially thought and also cut Kate some slack.
  6. S03.E02 A Philadelphia Story

    So, Rebecca didn’t want to have kids in the first season, and folks didn’t like her, so she doesn’t deserve Jacks children. She was not on board with the snap decision to adopt Randall, so she’s awful and didnt deserve his love. Now Kate wants a biological child and expresses that inartfully, so she has no business being a mother. If these are the conclusions being reached, perhaps we have a writing flaw more than the characters being flawed it was well written why Toby was off his game this episode hence understanding why he snapped at Rebecca. And, since he was rude to Rebecca, 3 cheers for him. However, there was no real consideration to the effect of hormone treatments to consider why Kate might be experiencing the feelings she had and expressed inartfully, sadly that hurt a hero’s feelings, so to hell with her. I’m overgeneralizing, but somehow this show frustrates me in the same way over and over maybe it’s the writing, maybe the acting, maybe just the reactions who knows, but I feel like I need to spend an inordinate time defending the women on this show, even more than I may want.
  7. So, in my opinion, most news I see these days confirms that real life everything is now a shitshow; but...for a couple of hours I got to watch “my show” (as my grandmother used to say) and it made me happy So glad Greys’s is back! CiCi (sp?) is ultimately going to break my heart isn’t she?
  8. Roseanne: Domestic Goddess of All Media

    I don’t think that is correct. They will certainly get paid for work done, but won’t get paid for episodes not made. Maybe the bigger stars have different contracts, but I do not think it is a general rule. Someone is welcome to prove me wrong!
  9. Roseanne: Aftermath

    Hee!!! I bet it had an uptick today! I tuned in today and I never watch the show....already set to record tomorrow!
  10. S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Probably. I was more playing here in response to something someone was having fun with above me rather than presenting anything as a realistic possibility. Just having a little fun....carry on!
  11. S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Oooh, this isn't spoiler or speculation, just playing on a riff here....but that rural hospital.....none other than the one where Derek died!!! Full circle!
  12. S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    Pretty nice to have Geena Davis on the bench to come in for an episode here and there....! Capshaw deserved an all-star to help escort her on her way out. Well-done here. I honestly thought there would be a Callie reappearance at the end, but this stands up well on it's own.
  13. Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation

    Half-way through the episode tonight, I became more and more convinced that Alex was going to give away his wedding to April/Matthew, the same way Meredith gave him/Izzie her wedding with Derek. On the one hand, I thought that would have been a uniquely Grey's tradition! On the other, I like that they are bringing the "drama" in a different way. But......maybe April/Matthew grab the wedding while Alex/Jo are in the shed?!:) And Alex/Jo get married on the boat?
  14. S14.E23: Cold As Ice

    This was a lovely episode. I know there is a lot going on in and around and inside and outside of this and what is happening, but this...this was wonderful, this was really, really good Grey's. Old-style, if you will.
  15. Spoilers and Spoiler Speculation

    Ha! I checked the spoiler thread earlier today to see if there had been any screwup like when Dempsey was leaving. That was one helluva whoopsie! As I recall, wasn't this issue that they had forgotten (didn't care?) that mail subscribers sometimes got the issues earlier than when they went on the rack in stores that led to that whopper because EW wanted the exclusive with Dempsey out the day after the episode?