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  1. spottedreptile

    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    That's very Daneel. I love it.
  2. spottedreptile

    S02.E03: Home

    Noooooooo!!! Alara was my favourite character. How could they do this to me? I like Pat Warburton, he was the NASA rep in The Dish with Sam Neill. But that was years ago.
  3. spottedreptile

    S02.E02: Outside In

    Human nature being what it is, both sides will have people after power and wealth for themselves, so knowing what is available over there gives them an edge over their contemporaries here. This is one of the themes I find most interesting about the premise of the show.
  4. spottedreptile

    S01.E09: Dead Reckoning

    Lady Mary Crawley. Beloved by Julian Fellowes, detested by nearly all the Downton viewers. Grace however is just being made out a clownish stereotype to further plot points and justify behavioural rules in other characters. Lady Mary was a pet of the writer so everyone else had to be sacrificed so she could be the focus.
  5. spottedreptile

    S01.E07: S.N.A.F.U.

    One of the reasons I watch this show is that there seem to be quite a few, if faint, Fringe cues. I had to stop myself from yelling out: "It's the PATTERN, ffs!" when they started to question why the Callings were happening hehe.
  6. spottedreptile

    S01.E07: S.N.A.F.U.

    I really like her brows! Wish I had them. Mine are miniscule.
  7. spottedreptile

    S01.E07: S.N.A.F.U.

    The old guy who the Uncle-killer was attacking was dressed just like Walter Bishop. Looked like him a bit too.
  8. spottedreptile

    S02.E09: Paterfamilias

    I think Charles is aware of the shortcomings of his upbringing, and has sincerely tried to break the cycle with his own children, especially after Diana's death. The boys do seem close to him. I never had much time for Charles before watching The Crown, but now I can see how horrible his schooling was and how it affected a sensitive boy like him. I too, think he is decent at heart, but like Philip his genes sometimes come out and betray him. He seems to have a need to prove himself just like his father and aunt Margaret. This is a very good point you raise. I hadn't realised they had censored pictures of Charles being affectionate towards his sons. Doesn't surprise me tho, media always, always have an agenda. Anyway both William and Harry have turned out ok it seems, and that can't all be down to Diana.
  9. spottedreptile

    S01.E02: Never Mind

    Which I suspect is the point of the thing. Yes, you can be hideously damaged by something in your early childhood, but it is possible to get past the scars and stop the cycle, for some people at least.
  10. spottedreptile

    S01.E02: Never Mind

    So what is David Melrose's story? Was the same thing done to him as a child? Don't get me wrong, he's a vile person who ruins his son's life for whatever perverted reasons he comes up with to himself, but people aren't born this way. What makes him so cruel and so horrible. As for Eleanor, she must be terrified of her husband to refuse to protect her son. I'm guessing this also refers back to David's childhood. It seems self-reflective.
  11. spottedreptile

    S01.E10: No Man's Land, Part Two

    She would have been more interesting if they'd stuck to her backstory with Nadia the violinist and their father, and avoided all those superfluous lesbian scenes which seem to titillate male directors but which leave me stone cold as do most sex scenes - it's really not a spectator sport, on the screen anyway. But all non-network shows aggressively pursue it, and Starz has form - look at Black Sails, I lost count of the number of times I FF'd past Max and Eleanor or whichever pairing it was boring me into oblivion. I'm not sure what the end game of the show is yet. But I thought that about Fringe after the first season, and there was a point somewhere during the second where it suddenly coalesced for me into an aha moment - "that's what this show is about!" But haven't found it here yet, though I am def intrigued. The diplomacy angle, the grubby aspects of human nature on both sides, and the horse-trading of tech and other "differences" was something I'd like to see more of. Just hope it doesn't degenerate into soap.
  12. spottedreptile

    S07.E07: Episode 7

    Agree. But the core of the show has always been, for me, Jenny Agutter. Her being both a nun and midwife beautifully brings together the two different lifestyles into one statement of wisdom, love and empathy.
  13. spottedreptile

    What's Coming Up With The Midwives And Friends

    So Trixie can be fated to exist in a never-ending relationship with a guy she can't marry, again? I'd rather she drank herself to death and put an end to it. Or maybe, Heidi was just being cute and poor Babs will hang on until the Christmas Special.
  14. spottedreptile

    S02.E08: Dear Mrs. Kennedy

    I was a teenager in the late 1960s and I think I would have had the same reaction as you did if somebody made me wear those tasteless, badly designed clothes. Elizabeth had a stunning figure and did wear some really lovely gowns, but that blue nightmare was one of the worst. The blue was dull and muddy, the shirred top did nothing for her lovely bosom and the straps looked girlish. Perhaps that's the effect the showrunners wanted, but it looked such a fashion faux pas I'm amazed Elizabeth consented to wear it at all.
  15. spottedreptile

    S02.E09: Paterfamilias

    Oh my god I am so with you on this. I don't care about Royal protocol in this instance, this is a mother and her child who desperately wants to give her a huge hug and feel safe and loved again. I can't help but contrast it with Diana's wide open arms for both her boys (can't remember when that was but I'm sure you will remember it) so she could just envelop them with love when she got back home from some trip or other. You could just feel her delight at seeing her young sons again. I can understand the "no emotion" rules for adults or even teenagers, but these kids are very young and should be shown love at all opportunities. Otherwise look at the mess they become.