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  1. What Are We Currently Reading?

    I'm currently reading The Wilderness of Ruin by Roseanne Montillo, about Jesse Pomeroy, the US's youngest serial killer. I don't usually read stuff about serial killers, but I picked it up because Pomeroy was featured in an episode of The Alienist. It's interesting enough for the most part, although I do have a problem with his classification as a serial killer, given the number of actual victims. My biggest problem with the book, however, is that I'm currently stuck in an extended aside about Herman Melville, and I can't figure why he's being profiled in such detail. I guess it will eventually be explained, but at the moment it seems pretty fricking pointless.
  2. S16.E14: Top 10 Reveal

    I think we'd need to know the actual Top 10 vote getters before we could say that the votes are along racial lines. This crap of letting the judges pick 4 skewed things to begin with. The viewers who vote don't necessarily vote for who sings the best. They vote for who they like, for whatever reason they like them. It's been that way for a long time, if not since the very beginning. I personally disagree that Caleb is one of the weakest performers left. I've enjoyed pretty much all of his performances. Michelle, well she is the weakest performer, but I don't care much for Gabby and would include her in the weakest. (Just for the record, I don't think Fantasia was the most talented in her season and I wouldn't have voted for her to win. I'd have gone with LaToya.)
  3. S16: E13: Top 14 Live!

    Lauren Alaina has won at least one country music award in the last year.
  4. Unforgotten

    I was surprised and pleased that, rather than all the 'suspect' characters having been involved in James' murder, they mostly had separate stories in the end which were just connected by them having all known James. That wasn't at all what I expected, and it seemed an unusual choice. I also loved how information generally came from good policework instead of some genius detective intuitively figuring it out. I'm already anticipating the next series.
  5. S07.E06: Episode 6

    It was 1963. Girls didn't always get the talk earlier. Hell, some of them never got it at all.
  6. S07.E06: Episode 6

    Bermondsey isn't in the same area of London as Poplar. It's close enough now that people would probably know about something like that, but it was different in the early 60s. Someone not in the medical profession would be unlikely to know that much about an asylum in a different section of London. It's highly unlikely she ever told anyone else about her sister. Certainly her parents wouldn't have.
  7. S07.E06: Episode 6

    PBS has done this since season 1, pretty much every episode. At least on MPT. And yes, it is potentially gross, so I think the warning is warranted.
  8. Movie Going Experiences

    I want to sit with my friends while watching a movie, even though we aren't talking during it. We can talk during the previews and afterwards during the credits. Plus, when it's a comedy, it's just more fun to laugh together.
  9. Gods of Egypt. It's terrible for many, many reasons (the mostly white casting is honestly just the start of it), but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is half naked for most of it, Rufus Sewell chews scenery magnificently, and Elodie Yung is kind of kickass. Plus, Chadwick Boseman's character, whose servants are all clones of him, has a line asking if the others think he's vain that's actually funny. So basically I tend to catch at least part of it every time it's on, at least now that it's on basic cable rather than the pay channels.
  10. Unpopular Opinions

    It also gives them the leverage and power to get projects made, which to many actors and producers is more important than the money itself.
  11. S16: E13: Top 14 Live!

    To be fair, Justin has worked a lot on Broadway. And I don't imagine he's the least bit unhappy with those commercials. Most people in the business aren't big stars. If Idol gets any of these contestants enough notice to build a career in music, they'll be fine.
  12. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    RuPaul is a drag queen and actor. He identifies as a gay man, but doesn't really care what pronouns people use to/about him. Out of drag, he's quite attractive; in drag, he/she is magnificent.
  13. Jeopardy! Season 34 (2017-2018)

    I don't know how across the board that pronunciation is in Canada (e.g. how a person's name Regina would be pronounced [in the U.S. I've heard both, but the "gee" pronunciation more frequently]), but I know that's how the city is pronounced. In the UK, it's also pronounced with the long i. Takes some getting used to.
  14. S16.E14: Top 10 Reveal

    No problem. It happens. :-)
  15. S16.E14: Top 10 Reveal

    Season 8 did at least have a gay runner-up. Not the same kind of minority, I know, but one nonetheless.