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Tighthead

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  1. Tighthead

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    Well stated. I used to hate Matthew Weiner explaining Mad Men episodes. It always seemed like backfilling. Im happy to talk about songs, music, shows, books etc. But I don’t want the artist explaining them.
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    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I would assume you need some sort of ID when you deliver a child at the hospital, unless they did that off the grid as well. I’m not sure about registering Lucy’s birth as well. YMMV, but the first few episodes I thought she was as sexy as anyone I’ve ever seen on screen. After about 5 episodes they were reminding me of my own exhausting and failed relationships and my feelings had changed. That character arc may actually be a credit to the show. Lust is easy, marriage is work.
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    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I didn’t have a problem with Hayes not reading the book. It’s a slight stretch, but that book basically cost him his career. His wife worked him for information, compromising his ethics, and it was all laid out in black and white. It was her greatest achievement and his cross to bear. I’m not sure she was appreciative of the sacrifice.
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    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I’m not sure that Julie dying as the nuns said wasn’t a more fitting ending.
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    S03.E07: The Final Country

    The Nebraska ring alluded to relates to the Johnny Gosch case I believe. His disappearance has fuelled several wild theories. This season reminds me of the occasional mystery novel I read. They don’t want you guessing the plot so they make it convoluted beyond reason.
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    S03.E06: Hunters in the Dark

    The characters and acting are great, but I’m finding the story a little over cooked. I was actually quite bored during the first half of this episode.
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    S03.E05: If You Have Ghosts

    As much as I’m enjoying the acting, I’m getting a little bored. I’m generally okay with slower moving shows like Saul and The Americans. I’m finding that with three timelines there are too many hints/loose ends/teases. For me, it’s overweighted on style over substance. I’m not really that compelled by the mystery of the kids Great finish with Zevon though.
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    S03.E04: The Hour and the Day

    Pretty sure Amelia told Hays that she said “ex-husband” to “work” the agent. It jarred me at the time because I thought maybe they had actually been divorced. She really is always playing an angle. Boozed up mom was not wrong in that. In the task force meeting they said O’Brien briefly resurfaced, then disappeared again. I’m wondering if the mother’s guilt is from knowing that the uncle/cousin was abusing the daughter. I liked this episode. Moved the plot along, some character development, and not much mystical stuff. Also for the record, 1990 Amelia is an absolute smokeshow.
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    S03.E03: The Big Never

    As I recall it wasn’t just Satanic, but their was a fear that D&D could take over your life. I think there was a movie about it.
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    S03.E03: The Big Never

    Yes that is West/Dorff. I can see how you missed the connection. It’s not obvious. You almost have to know the actor by sight.
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    S03.E03: The Big Never

    Dorff’s 80s look isn’t the greatest. He reminds me of a detective in a sketch comedy show, or maybe a flashback scene on something like Brooklyn 99. I’m enjoying the show, particularly the characters and the setting. I do find the dialogue a little hard to follow, on both an audible level and content. It’s borderline laborious to follow. I can’t say I’m captivated by the plot at this point. I found season 1 a little overlooked in that regard, but with great acting and compelling dialogue. For me, it was more sizzle than steak. Right now, the mystery of 1990 Julie is strongly holding my interest. The creep factor of the dolls etc. is, to me, a little far fetched.
  12. I hope they diverge more and more from the WM3 case. In my opinion, the public presentation of the case has been far too simplistic. I’ve always been stunned that the Paradise Lost braintrust maintained any credibility whatsoever when the demonized one step-father, and then just popped in a second stepfather as the main suspect. Takes an awful lot of gumption, and most of the free the WM3 crowd didn’t flinch. I enjoyed the first two episodes. The acting, the pace, the setting. I’m slightly concerned that the actual plot won’t live up to the same standard. When I saw the creepy little dolls my first reaction was “oh damn. Not fresh.”
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    S04.E09: Wiedersehen

    Maybe Kai steps in and saves the day. I’ve said this before, they telegraphed him way too much as the live wire. They can’t kill them all, and low morale has already been identified as a serious issue. It’s not an easy situation from an HR perspective. I must say, I don’t really care if Werner lives or dies. I just want the damn lab built. I’m sure in the end we will glean a few nuggets from this plot line, but I think it has been more wet tinder than slow burn. I say that as someone who has never had an issue with the pace of the show in the past. Tell Mike she is likely at her book club.
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    S04.E09: Wiedersehen

    That would make the fire story the equivalent of “remember the day we played Cypress Point and you birdied the last three holes? Best day ever!”
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    S04.E09: Wiedersehen

    You don’t have to be sincere to practice law, but you have to be sincere in a disciplinary hearing. If you aren’t sincere, nothing you say is seen as credible. Regardless of the Chuck thing, Jimmy laid it on way too thick from the start. The “oh here I go again talking case law” bit came off as obviously reversed and over the top. Way too much faux humility which came off as being cocksure.
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