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  1. txhorns79

    S10.E02: Fit for a Queen

    It does kind of say everything that they had Hildi show up for a minute in the last episode just to scare a homeowner into thinking Hildi was remodeling her home.
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    Dynasty (2017)

    I was very confused about that. I mean, if the character was fine with killing his fake mom and shoving Alexis face first into a lit fireplace, killing Steven wouldn't be too big a stretch, but they just kind of left it open.
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    S10.E02: Fit for a Queen

    I liked Frank's room. The blue was soft, the built ins looked nice, and it felt like a place where someone could actually live. Doug's room was the kind that might impress someone at first glance, but it felt like it would be completely impractical for everyday use. And yeah, "man tools," just blech.
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    S04.E15: I Need to Find My Frenemy

    Seriously. This is what happens when there are too many episodes, but not enough storylines to sustain them. I am beyond tired of the holding pattern that is the Josh/Nathaniel/Greg storyline. They ran out of interesting things to do with it two or three episodes ago, and it's obvious they are waiting until either the next to last or last episode to finally resolve it.
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    Better Things

    This. I don't understand the writing on this show sometimes. Sam can have these great moments with her kids, followed immediately by moments like this where her kid presents a real challenge and Sam gives up immediately. I get that parents make plenty of mistakes in how they raise their kids, I just wish they wrote Sam more consistently. Seriously. Brenda did this on 90210, and it made sense because Brenda loved her drama, she was too important a character to ditch in Minnesota for multiple episodes and it was a soap opera. In real life, the kid who did this would either be back on a plane immediately or required to engage in adult pursuits like "getting a job."
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    Better Things

    I feel like I would have wanted to talk with Max, while simultaneously making it clear to her that coming home mid-semester was not an option. I also would have let her know that if she really is going to be the adult she claims she is, that she needs to give me a detailed plan for what comes next, i.e. how does she plan on supporting herself?
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    From what Phyllis Gardner has said, Holmes approached her with an idea for a patch that might test a wearer for a specific issue and release antibiotics as needed. That was the idea Gardner told Holmes wouldn't work. I don't know that they ever discussed Holmes' idea about testing smaller blood draws.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    My understanding was that she involved people who did know what the obstacles were, but failed to listen to them when they pointed out the technology was not working. I don't think it's a fair comparison to suggest her idea was on par with someone claiming to invent time travel or to reverse aging. And don't get me wrong, when the Edison failed, that should have been the end of it. That she decided the best solution to her problem was to trick people, lie and commit fraud was a reflection of her character and showed why she should never have been trusted with any type of responsibility for anything. My main point is that it did seem to me she started off with a legitimate idea and tried to make it work using people who potentially had the know how to make it happen. She didn't start off intentionally trying to con people. It just turned into that when the technology failed and she refused to accept this particular defeat.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    I think they did a decent job of showing that it was a bipartisan chorus of politicians praising Elizabeth. For example, Biden spoke at Theranos and praised their work in July 2015. Elizabeth attended a State Dinner at the White House in April 2015, she was interviewed by Bill Clinton who praised her work, etc. I tend to think she got people connected to the Hoover Institution due in part to her connection with Stanford. In fairness, Holmes hired qualified people to design and try to make the Edison work. She wasn't claiming to be a research scientist, or that she was the engineer who designed the Edison.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    I think someone who commits suicide has a lot of issues going on, and while I'm sure Theranos was one of his issues, I think it's a little too easy to suggest that they drove him to suicide. I had listened to The Dropout, and I enjoyed the documentary. I would love to know what was going through George Schultz's mind when his family was spending $4-500,000.00 in legal fees to defend Tyler. Do you think that gave him pause at all about what Elizabeth was doing?
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Honestly, given Sophie isn't in the picture for the family anymore, Kate's situation isn't really her business. Just in my experience, I know I've left unpleasant messages, but I thought ridiculing Beth's job and generally demeaning her as someone who is "teaching bored housewives how to twirl," was well beyond the level of acceptable frustration that spouses sometimes feel towards one another.
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Yeah, he would have moved heaven and earth to be somewhere for her only if it was convenient for him, and his siblings hadn't already reserved his time for whatever emotional crisis they were having. I'll say that I've been in the situation where I have wrongly presumed someone's lack of a response to my call was purposeful, but I don't know that I've been quite as vicious as Randall in responding to the situation. I mean the comment about teaching bored housewives to twirl was so nasty, and gives Beth way too good an idea as to how Randall views her and her job.
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    I hope not. Beth and Randall have significant, not easily resolved problems. I hope the show doesn't try to short circuit that by giving them a very unrealistic out where neither has to sacrifice anything. It would essentially negate all the tension and anger that has built up over the past few episodes.
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    S04.E01 Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game

    Yes. He tries way too hard, and it honestly seems like Axe would be turned off by that behavior.
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    S04.E01 Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game

    I'm sure you are right. I liked Chuck's wheeling and dealing, but I'm just tired of Wags. He has his funny moments, but his behavior is just tiresome. His whole Chaka Kahn riff was one of those moments. Funny, but I can't imagine anyone taking him seriously.
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