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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    She was the defendant and won a slander counter suit. The plaintif was borderline bridezilla (not as bad as some zillas we've seen but very close) and made the mistake of going to the press and using the Defendant-made dress as an example of a 'bad dress'... AFTER she had had the dress further modified. Really the Defendant didn't really do much; so the editors just cut to shots of her randomly for the wow factor.
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Wow, just watching a repeat from last November (second 5pm ep basically). It's a Dress case for a change, but the dress maker... wow, big puffy vinyl top, shocking white wig with red lips and missing teeth. She literally couldn't search her papers without her top creaking. I think the editor couldn't quite believe her appearance since it kept cutting back to her for no real reason. The dressmaker did win the slander counter claim, but I just couldn't stop watching her.
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    Season 17 Discussion

    My listing said it was a new ep, but it was definitely a repeat. I remember it airing last fall, and there were comments about it back then and how it seemed off timing too. (about 6-9 months late at that time) to match the Korean Olympics.
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    Hoarders

    I am confused about the house on the hill not having utilities. Because it did have electric lights on while they were filming. And the bedroom they showed clearly had an electric register heater in it. Maybe it only has generator power? Still it shouldn't be that difficult to run a power line to a meter to that house I guess. If it didn't have water, that would be harder to get done, but it's slightly less important to have water than to have power/heat I suspect. But yeah, it seemed obvious that Dale's not going to change much. The words at the end did seem to imply he wasn't pulling in as much as before at least so the Hoard shouldn't be growing as much. But unless there's another forced cleanup or ten, it likely isn't going to decrease much either.
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    Hoarders

    The thinking is probably along the lines of "paying one set of experts and cleaners for twice the episode length" while being able to promote it as going "in depth" with the hoarder in question. So on paper they pay a quarter the amount for the same number of episodes. I really hope if they keep going, they go back to the 2 hoarders per episode, even if the ep stays at 2 hours. The variety and contrasts between the two hoarding styles is more interesting than the marathon following of a single hoarder household. There's only so many times you can pad an episode with the same drone shot of the local dump (sorry, Hoarder household).
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    Live PD

    Back in 2000, I worked in Monterrey, California for almost a year. While Monterrey had most of what you needed, Salinas is the "Big City" for everything else near by. And even back then, Salinas always felt like a sketchier location to visit. Not so much you would stay away (many coworkers lived in Salinas) but you would tend to be a bit more aware of where you are and where you are going.
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    Live PD

    The show is on break till the end of the month, and they did confirm that Pasco and another PD are "taking a break" from the show for a bit, and they look forward to going back to those departments sometime in the future. I don't think they mentioned if a new department or two were coming in. Maybe the departments just wanted a break out of the spotlight for a bit, or maybe the production company wanted to cut down or bring on another department or two. They did go up to 8 departments this year with the one in Louisiana (can't remember which off hand). As for tonights episodes, I disagree with them on the actions of the vigilante who tried to stop the car chase in LA on Monday. He was interfering in an active police operation, putting himself and possibly others in danger. He had no idea if the guy was armed and looking to shoot, or if there were kids involved, or maybe the police were trying to herd him somewhere. The best thing civilians can do if a chase is going on, is to get the hell out of the way and let the experts handle it. LAPD were perfectly right to give that guy a citation, and he's lucky he didn't get worse.
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    Hot Bench

    Arbitration courts try to be fair to both sides as much as possible. No one realistically expects an owner to handle a tree the moment they discover it is becoming a hazard. If she could show she took actions to post warnings in the fall zone and/or notified the neighbour of the fall risk, then the neighbour can't just park under it and start trying to will the tree to fall down. Now if the owner did that and didn't take any further action for months, then it swings back against her. She knows the tree is a risk but she isn't taking action in a reasonable time frame and depraving her neighbour use of that space. If she can hire a tree company and they say "We'll be there on *date 2 months away*" then she'd probably be covered, even though it's a long time away, because there is a set date when the issue will be handled. Basically, all the tree-owner has to do is show she is taking action on the issue, both to immediately mitigate the risk, and to permanently handle the problem, and then she would have been in the clear. Ignoring the problem and saying "Woe is me, I can't afford it so I'm doing nothing" is not mitigating the problem one way or another.
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    Hot Bench

    At the very least she could have roped off the area the tree was leaning and marked it as hazardous. A cheap solution to limit liability until she could afford a better solution. If the area was her neighbours, she should have gone to him and warned him as well, making it clear she'll handle it as soon as she could but she couldn't handle it immediately.
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    Dragon's Den (Canada)

    Another ep with a Gong section, yeah! I think they only put it in towards the end of the season when they've built up enough gong-pitches. The table deal was a weird one; felt like we didn't see the full pitch, but I have seen it in stores before. I think Jim's deal was a bit much, but the other deal, while probably better, came too late. They should have presented the deal before the team went back to discuss it.
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    S18.E14: What's Your Motto?

    Motto's initial announcement putting himself up was likely unscripted. Everything else was probably planned more or less. I do suspect that he and GR and the producers had a long talk about what was going on after that announcement too. I fully expect that GR was planning to have Motto and Ariel in the finales, so he would have a Rookie vs Veteran. So Motto throwing in the towel probably really did through a wrench in the works. GR's parting words and letting him keep the black jacket shows that Gordon respected Motto's work and work ethic. As for who will actually be the final two now; it could be either, but I'm leaning heavily to having Mia now, so they can maintain the Rookie vs Vet pairing, and either way they get another female winner. Plus I just don't see Brett winning no matter what. As for Motto deciding to quit then and not earlier, I think I can understand it. That was the first time they were running the pass, when they feel what it is like to run a GR (or at least a Hells Kitchen) restaurant, and not just be a cook within it. The prize is close enough there and the experience is real enough to fully assess if he wants that sort of stress in his life. (Along with the other GR-media requirements, like chefing on his other shows). For his future, I doubt we've seen the last of Motto. He'll probably be on Masterchef not as a contestant of course, but in the mob of chefs for the "Cook for established chefs" challenge. And once his exclusivity rights with Fox expire, I'm sure he'll be on Top Chef and/or be doing the Food Network competition show rounds (Chopped, Iron Chef, GGG, Beat Flay, etc... )
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    The Plaintiff was extra dense it seemed too. Multiple times, JJ told him to shut up because he wasn't losing, but he was so focused on trivial details he just had to keep shouting out. He's really lucky the Defendant was too dense as well to listen to what JJ was saying, so he ultimately won (I think?). But he came really close to talking his way into a boot.
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    Dragon's Den (Canada)

    An ep with a Gong show component. The Kid Hamster feeder ( a dad invention), breast glove pockets and something I've already forgotten. :) The last one seemed to be a good deal in the end. They should probably have grabbed Jim instead, but Arlenne did convince them to stay in. Their product does seem to have potential; I could see big malls buying a set so they can provide it for store changeovers, and other contractors buying it to have it on hand. The seed planter has potential, but I see it in the dollar store within a few years. Still, home gardening is growing and if they make an infomercial/some youtube videos, they will probably do well. The forkula seems like a nice gimmick device, Maybe restaurants can provide it with the launch of a saucy dish or desert.
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    The People's Court

    For the LIvestock killing dog case, I half watched it as I tend to do most of the shows... The results and description went about how I would expect. Defendant certainly did herself no favours, and the Plaintiff kept himself composed and under control which helped his case. The ruling felt right enough to me based on what we were told.
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    Live PD

    That apartment party was incredible. I was wondering the same thing as Dan; were people running around to the back just to come back out? I backed it up and rewatched it, trying to count. I think I saw at least 100 people by the end (and it did seem to be the last few in there), though it could easily have been a lot more. I joked on another board that "We found the Tardis!"
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