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  1. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    OK, I take back that I knew what Andres Segovia looked like. It was Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" that I "saw" in my mind. For some reason, I always associate him with that painting. If they had shown it, I would have said Segovia!
  2. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Some people say it with a more pronounced "u" sound, like tur-kuwoise. Also, it's the kind of word that Alex might be tempted to Frenchify in some horrible way, so it was nice that he went with the ordinary American pronunciation. I also "knew" Segovia, could see him in my mind and couldn't make his name come up. It's similar to the "Hey, it's that guy" syndrome - when you see an actor and you know who it is, but you can't think of their name. "You know, that guy. He was in that show."
  3. S08.E07: Italian Week

    Air conditioning makes noise that makes filming difficult, when part of the show is to hear what people are saying. I've read more than one interview with contestants where they talk about that. It's true on Top Chef also, where the kitchens they work in have not only many ovens, but hot stove tops also. At least they're usually inside. (Not always, though, and some of their more memorable moments have been outside in the elements.) I feel most sorry for the baking show folks when it's rainy and damp. Maybe the heat melts their fancy decorations, but the damp and humidity has to be a bear to deal with when you are trying to get your dough to rise properly.
  4. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Azurebaijan - I love it. Thanks for the laugh.
  5. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Azure was all I could think of either. Lapis, not a gem, amethyst, not really blue, and not a country. Ugh. Despite that complete fail, I did get Roundheads, Naked Lunch and catahoula. The Coachella category was funny. Kyle had a good run, won a nice bunch of money, and managed not to be annoying. Good for him. For me, Jeopardy was almost pre-empted by a rare upstate NY tornado warning. Our weather people got all excited and decided they "had to stay on the air with us" until the warning was discontinued. Puh-lease. Don't do me any favors. And don't mess with my Jeopardy! .
  6. I also think this is a possibility. At least partly because that's the way justice often works in fiction. The audience wants to see a wrong-doer punished in some way, so if they escape the law, often death by deus ex machina does the trick emotionally. In real life, we know that people get away with stuff all the time which is very unsatisfying, so we like to see a better resolution in our fiction.
  7. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I considered him, too, while I was running over Revolutionary figures who might care about Boston in my mind. Although I suppose the "plains of Boston" bit probably should have clued me in that it wasn't someone from there. Massachusetts is pretty hilly.
  8. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I liked the beard, but I'm giving the pornstache a big NO. I did better on the TSs today - got Reddit, Rothschild, clang clang clang, and the Order of the Garter. Which made up for my total whiff on FJ. I went for John Adams. Or maybe Sam Adams. It was the reference to Boston in the clue that threw me off - Patrick Henry was from Virginia and the speech was to the Virginia Convention. At least I wasn't the only one thrown off by that, as even the contestants went for Paul Revere.
  9. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I liked Alex's suit and tie combo tonight. That light gray suit with the muted orange tie really looked good on him. He always looks pretty sharp, but this was an especially nice look. Another Toddler Jeopardy FJ. Although I guess it could have been another "easy if you know it" one. I didn't get Dolly Madison, but it cool to see that there was an actual photograph of her.
  10. I agree on the whole Hannah's "best friend" thing. I was totally expecting him to say she was Hannah's lover. And even if they had previously shown Hannah to have male lovers, well, this is 2018 and bi people exist. This whole episode was an acting tour-de-force for Jonny. He was fantastic and it was amazing to see all of Sherlock's emotions play across his face, especially in what he thought was his final exchange with Joan. His unspoken "happy" was just crushing. And Lucy just reflecting all that back to him... I was having quite a few emotions myself. And the end just made me laugh and clap like a fool. "You realize I only said that because I thought we'd never see each other again." LOL I rewound and watched those two scenes more times than I'd care to admit. If that had been the real last scene of the series, I would have been totally OK with it. I'm glad they're continuing, though. This show is totally underrated. On a shallow note, Joan's starry blouse and long black coat in their "farewell" scene were gorgeous. She looked just so slim and perfect. She's worn that coat before and it really suits her. I liked that they switched her to a white dress and coat in London. It was a nice touch.
  11. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    East of Eden popped into my head instantly. Then I hesitated, because I've never read it and I wasn't 100% sure of the plot. I've only read any Steinbeck at all because I was forced to as a school assignment. Not a fave. But I couldn't think of anything else. The only TS I got was Patton. But at least I knew it was wrong when he was guessed for the DD. It had to be a WWI guy, but I couldn't make Pershing come to mind.
  12. S08.E08: Forgotten Bakes

    Farewell, Liam, and good luck. One thing I thought was amusing in this episode was when Paul criticized the size of Steven's showstopper and asked what he'd been doing for 4 hours. I wanted Steven to ask if he had seen all the gorgeous fondant roses he made. Those things don't make themselves, especially in the heat. I am really relieved that this season has been going so well. And that Noel, who had the potential to be annoying, has turned out to be funny and sweet and an excellent host. He's what I would call "gently loopy" in a good way. He and Sandi seem to balance each other out.
  13. Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    2/5 for me. Bauhaus and Guillotine. The two "easy" ones.
  14. S06.E20: Fit To Be Tied

    Maybe they think that Joan killed him where he was found. That she sustained her injuries fighting with him, then got a cab back home. We don't see how she got to the hospital, but presumably Sherlock came home, found her and called an ambulance. I suppose Joan could have gone downstairs and found her phone to call. I don't think either of them have cars. There's plenty of evidence of a fight at the brownstone, even with the clean-up work that Sherlock was doing (and the general mess of the crash debris), but I suppose they could claim that either she staged it, or that Sherlock did to protect her. Plus, the brownstone is in various states of disrepair on a regular basis, which they could force Marcus, etc. to attest to. I'm not saying it makes a whole lot of sense, but it could be theoretically possible. They could claim that Joan was frustrated with their inability to catch Michael, combined with the architect guy's suicide, and that drove her to confront him.
  15. Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Joining on the Isaac hate. He also had very large ears, which I wouldn't care about (it's obviously not his fault) except that I thought it was funny that his last name was Loeb and he did indeed have rather impressive lobes. That almost made me feel sorry for him, realizing that he must have been teased for his ears. Then he started with the category-hopping looking for the DDs. Ugh. I liked Caitlin - bad luck to be on with a great player like Rick. Glad to hear he's apparently got a teaching job. How fun would it be to be able to put under "Jeopardy contestant" on your resume? I also enjoyed Alex TreeBeard. I've always been favorably disposed towards men with beards. My husband has a lovely beard which is just starting to get gray.