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    You're The Worst

    I just got caught up on this season, and I'm finding the characters' behavior to be inexplicable. First of all, why on earth did Gretchen tell Sam that Nock Nock's verse was so much better than his? Everything would have been fine if she hadn't brought that to his attention. And since when is Gretchen dumb enough to think that turning on the sprinkler was an appropriate solution? I could see Lindsay being that clueless, but not Gretchen. (And I get that Gretchen was overwhelmed, and high, but she'd been handling things well up until that point.) Have they explained why Gretchen wanted those papers from the office so badly? And count me in as someone who was irritated that they're acting as though Jimmy won't be getting any more money from his books.
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    S11.E04: Trump: The Rusical

    She's been open about having had various procedures. I've been hearing people make comments about her looking extremely different for a few years now. Based on what past queens have said about what they're told in advance, they were probably just told that the runway theme was orange. And at this point, Trump is so strongly associated with the color orange that I'm not surprised someone made the connection.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    They definitely aged her up a year when they recast the role (even if they won't acknowledge it). She was supposed to be six months old when the show began in the fall of 2009. She's definitely supposed to be older than 10 now, though. I can kind of believe that Gloria's accent hasn't faded, because there are some people whose accents remain super thick no matter how long they've lived in a new region. Henry Kissinger still sounds the way he does, even though he hasn't lived in Germany since 1938! I wouldn't be surprised if Kissinger deliberately maintains the accent because it's part of his "brand." And Gloria seems self-involved enough to maintain the accent, just because it gets her attention. Like women who take great pride in being Southern belles and speak like Blanche Devereaux long after they've left the south.
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    Leaving Neverland

    Honestly, I came away from the documentary feeling like James and Wade were pretty much equally troubled (with Wade's emotions seeming slightly less raw than James'.) It was the look on James' face at the Oprah interview that really made me worried about him. I honestly can't recall ever seeing someone with such a blatant look of complete devastation. Do we know when that was filmed?
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    Leaving Neverland

    I'm sure people will think I'm crazy, but I really think it's very possible that Michael's kids were his biological children. I've seen enough side-by-side photos (here are some good examples) to convince me that he has a real resemblance to both Blanket and Paris. And there are multiple photos of Prince that display his vitiligo. I suppose Michael could have sought out a white sperm donor with vitiligo, but isn't it more likely that some of his kids just came out light-skinned? And if he chose white sperm donors for his first two kids, why didn't he choose one for Blanket? As for Barbra Streisand, it's been obvious to me for some time that the woman is truly "off." I hope this helps some of her hardcore fans shake off the idea that she's infallible. (I guess that's one thing she has/had in common with Michael - fans who treat them like gods.)
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    Will & Grace

    I was really, really hoping Jack would realize that Drew was the right man for him.
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    S11.E04: Trump: The Rusical

    The second Silky started doing well in the challenge, there was no question Ru was giving her the win. She’ll do what she can to keep Silky on the show as long as possible. Someone who’s that loud and dramatic is like gold to reality TV producers.
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    S06.E17: A Dark Closet and Therapy with Horses

    That interpretation seems to be the consensus here. Personally, the recovering alcoholics I know are the kind of people who throw themselves into all sorts of habits that don't involve mind-altering substances (ie sex, cigarettes, exercise, you name it). They still feel tempted to drink on a regular basis, though, even though they have other vices they enjoy indulging in. But they may not be representative of alcoholics as a larger group.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I didn't realize, prior to reading that Billboard interview, that James Safechuck's father was dead. No wonder he didn't appear in Leaving Neverland. The photos in that Billboard article really drive home Jackson's physical "type." Robson and Safechuck look pretty damn similar there, and in that photo of Safechuck as a little boy, he looks just like a young Jonathan Spence. I suspect Michael had two types - the "all American boy" look exemplified by Safechuck and Spence, and the black-haired, dark-eyed, olive-skinned Mediterranean-looking type exemplified by Brett Barnes and Omer Bhatti. The boys in the latter category tended to look like mini-Michaels. ::shudder:: If I was looking for a fun, enjoyable tourist attraction, one of the last things I'd want to do is watch a show about Michael Jackson at Mandalay Bay, of all places. They might as well just throw in a root canal, and some footage of those schoolchildren watching the Challenger explosion.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    I thought Donna was Pam, too - but once Mitchell fell on her and she handled it like an adult, it became obvious she wasn't Pam.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    Wow, Ty Burrell is the exact same age Pat Morita was when The Karate Kid was released! I wouldn't have expected that. That storyline was easily the funniest of the show, for me. I liked Dylan referring to Mr. Miyagi as Mr. Miata, and Phil's crumbling to the ground while in the crane pose, just because his knee was touched. I didn't care for the Mitchell/Cameron storyline (like usual). For one thing, since when does Cameron have a problem with gaudy, over-the-top outfits? Mitch's fringed cowboy garb was relatively tame compared to some of the things Cam has worn. Maybe the real issue was that Cameron didn't get to be the flashiest dresser (the big baby). And I didn't find it believable at all that Mitchell would be that socially oblivious. You don't need to be a regular at a country-western bar to know that delicately sipping a beer during a chugging contest is a bad idea. I wish they had revealed that he was intentionally acting so goofy so that Cam would never bug him to come to one of those places again.
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    S10.E15: SuperShowerBabyBowl

    There were those women who she promoted clubs with. I'm pretty sure those were friends of hers who she brought into her business.
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    S11.E03: Diva Worship

    Ru will keep anyone around if they bring that much drama. Her comments really irritate me. She chose to be on a show where knowledge of American pop culture is an essential part of being a good competitor. Ru has made it abundantly clear that she expects that from the contestants. She could have easily waited a year to apply, to give herself time to learn the basics. No one forced her to be on the show just three years after being exposed to pop culture for the first time.
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    Will & Grace

    The more I think about it, the less sense the whole blood storyline makes. \ The show gave the impression that they drew Will's blood because the hospital didn't have any AB on hand, and it was an emergency - but Grace's father also had the luxury of waiting for the "straight blood" to arrive. (I guess a shipment was on the way?) Was it an emergency or not?
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    S11.E03: Diva Worship

    Mimi's problem wasn't that she left the stage, it was that she lifted another performer against her will. I don't think there's ever been a rule about not leaving the stage. Kennedy jumped off the stage when she beat Katya in S7. Even if Plastique had super-strict parents, she must have had some sort of childhood idol she could point to. That would have gone over a lot better than just "I don't know pop culture."
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