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  1. Fellaway

    Temptation Island (2019)

    So... Kady's idea of a "leader" is a... chiropractor? Alrighty, then.
  2. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    What really got me with Tessa was her going over to another team and giving unsolicited suggestions regarding the who gets the fabric fiasco. I wouldn't describe it as bossy, but it was not her place or her business and came across as high-handed to me.
  3. Fellaway

    S20.E18: Blackout

    Cosigned. Dodds is a multi-dimensional and compelling character, and Benson needs someone to rein her in, increasingly. This show has always, always treated Benson like she is more special than anyone else, but, prior to Season 18, there were many things - Cragen, an ensemble cast, her partners, Abraham, CompStat, Tucker, IAB - to rein her in, to balance her, to make her sainthood more palatable, less in your face, that made her more multi-dimensional and compelling. Since Season 18, it's all Benson's way or the highway. She's always right, she's always the hero, it's all about her, and there are no stakes and no flavor for the character anymore. Benson has become boring. I don't know, but, either way, I can't fathom why anyone would consider the memo blackmail material. Bosses discuss their employees' performances on the job all the time. It's kinda what they're meant to do, Show. Well, you know, as a survivor of sexual assault herself and with 20 years in at SVU, St. Olivia is the all-seeing, all-knowing font of wisdom all must bow down to in their quest for recovery. She has the answer. Too bad it's a one size fits all answer. I know Carisi is their stand-in these days when they need a plot point, but the more I think about what they did to him in this ep, the more it makes my blood boil. Carisi is not that man. Carisi, the devout Catholic who holds his religion as dear to him as anything else in his life yet still went after the Church with everything he had and without reservation in Manhattan Transfer/Unholiest Alliance, is not going to do any less when it's the NYPD on the line instead. Aside from that, he is a devout Catholic, one who walks the walk, and is just plain a compassionate man. He would not shrug off anyone's rape, Show. I hate you for putting that out there. And it tells me all I need to know about the inferiority of the current writing on this show. It did feel off with Rollins, too, as she's the Doubting Thomas on the squad. I'm really starting to hate how it's always Benson/Rollins and Fin/Carisi this season. I know part of that was due to the constraints of KG's pregnancy, but, come on. Anyone tuning in now, for the first time, could easily come away thinking Rollins is Benson's best friend as well as her second in command on the squad, while Fin and Carisi are their inferior flunkies. They're not even allowed to be "lovely." Start mixing it up, Show! And study up on who your characters are.
  4. Fellaway

    S07.E12: Modern Families

    I did have that thought! But, now, I realize they wanted both Dmitry and Michelle in the finale and the result of a sew-off would've been one's elimination, so...
  5. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Same. It's a nice looking room, but this is a reality show as well as a design competition. I want to see the designers interacting and reacting to each other. This workroom is too big, with pillars that block views, for that. A smaller version, without pillars, would've been better. Kovid is sweet and kind, and I am still interested to see what he can do as a designer, but he's also really kind of annoying. He's rather exhausting. But I felt for him this week and am glad he stayed. Hee! I always rather enjoyed the model dramas of the earlier seasons. "It's a motherfucking walkoff!"
  6. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    I think it was the other guy - Is Afa his name? - on the team, who wanted sequins and for a day look!
  7. Fellaway

    S20.E18: Blackout

    Yeah, I don't get why there was significance placed on this memo back in the day. I gather Dodds wrote it back when the kidnapped Noah thing was going on, and Olivia actively participated in the investigation, against his direct orders. So Dodds, her boss, wrote up a memo questioning her actions and maybe talking about replacing her and... He's her boss. Why shouldn't he write such a memo? How is this blackmail material, either on Fin's or Miller's parts? I'm just... Huh? There must be more to it, because, if that's all they could come up with to explain it, that's some weak sauce, right there. That said, I was very glad to see Dodds again - More, please, Show. - and even more glad he wasn't trashed in the process. And I thought Callie Thorne did a great job with what they gave her. Otherwise, I dunno, I thought this was a tired ep and kind of weird, maybe disjointed. I mean, seriously, they couldn't make even a token attempt at making the audience consider someone - anyone - else was the guilty accused but Bosch? And that whole business with pulling the traffic stop on Benson? What was the point of that? I know their intent, but it... just didn't work. I agree with the comments upthread that this might've worked better as a two-parter, a la Manhattan Transfer/Unholiest Alliance, only dealing with corruption in the police department and the courts. As it is, it came across kind of lazy to me. It's getting to the end of the season and maybe the writers are losing steam; if so, hire better, more energetic writers! I dunno, I'm getting tired, too, and disheartened. The Carisi in this episode was not my Carisi. The Carisi I know would never shrug off a woman's rape because she's suing the police department. I'd say I'm disappointed that we are getting to the end of the season and not a Carisi episode in sight, but maybe that's a good thing with this crew writing.
  8. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    And she seems to only want to work with tulle. I dunno, the girl seems to be playing dress-up more than designing, and she was beyond selfish towards the other designers when dealing with their materials. Same. So many designers and new people. I know, maybe, a handful of names.
  9. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Well, Tessa redeemed herself a bit for me by giving credit where credit was due - To Sebastian. - during judging. Still a pill, though. Right team won. Right designer won. Tessa may have been the boss, but Sebastian is who held that team together, and his design was amaze-balls. Right designer went home. Of the bottom three, I want to see more from Renee and Kovid. Frankie, not so much. I would've been happy with any but the top two teams being the bottom team. That one guy's model looked like she tore the duvet off her bed and threw it around her shoulders rather than dressing for the day. Going into this season, I was leery of Christian in the role of mentor and even after last week's ep, I was still reserving judgment, but I liked him this week. He gave really substantive critiques to the teams and had a much more hands on approach to steering them in the right direction than did Tim. I'm liking the guy judge - He's substantive, too. - but I'm not yet sold on the new woman. Or on Karlie as host. She's taking some getting used to. Ugh, a one day challenge next week? And a team challenge their second week already? They're not playing it easy for the designers.
  10. Fellaway

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    If I thought Cavanagh was a pill last week, this week... Tessa... Wow.
  11. Fellaway

    S07.E12: Modern Families

    Yeah, seriously. And what's with all the catty remarks he's directed Dmitry's way, all season long? Is he just that jealous or what? Yeah, I'm sure you were "happy" all four of you are going to the final, Biddell. Now pull my other leg. This isn't even the first time he's resorted to the t-shirt, jeans, jacket look this season! Biddell was questioning why Dmitry was still in the competition, at this point, but I've been questioning, week after week, why he's still there. True, he sends well-made clothes down the runway, but... they are just clothes. Where's the design element? He hasn't sent anything down that runway, all season, that we haven't seen before. Mind you, I'm not saying this has applied only to him, though I do think, overall, his garments have been the most pedestrian in design. He's just the one who annoys me the most, with his constant patting himself on the back and his delusional belief he's burning up the runway with original designs that are so much better than everyone else's. Dude, no. He's been wearing those coveralls a lot this season. I'd gotten to the point where I never wanted to see them again, then he comes in in the short shorts and I'm like where are those coveralls when you need them? That was a sad runway. Michelle's were awful. A poorly fit dress, a hideous print, and a jumpsuit that made the kid look like he should be sliding under your car to perform an oil change. Irina's... I agree weren't cohesive, but were well-made, fit, were mostly okay looking. Biddell's were the most cohesive, were well-made and okay looking if you can get by his hideous print, same-old same-old, but if socks are gonna put you over the top, I guess his were as good as any for the win. Dmitry's looks made me sad. He's one of my all-time favorites of all PR contestants, but he's just not bringing it this season. The boy's look was okay, but that one woman's was so ill-fitting. I wonder if it was a time issue for him. And the silhouette was an unfortunate one for her shape. That said, his dress was the only design in the whole runway that I liked.
  12. Fellaway

    Temptation Island (2019)

    "Have her cake and eat it too" is exactly the phrase I've had in my head about Kady. I think she came on the show fully intending to cheat on John if any of the guys struck her fancy. She can tell us she loves and respects John all she wants, but it's impossible to believe when she never showed it. She certainly doesn't love him as much as she loves herself. After all these eps and what we've seen all these people do, Kady is the one I find most despicable.
  13. Fellaway

    Spoilers and Speculation

    1-7 seem like Red Shirts to me, so... no harm, no foul, essentially. I have no real strong feelings about Tara or Enid, either way, but I am a bit sad to see them go, if only because that makes the number of long-term characters on this show even closer to just a few. It's hard to stay invested when most of the characters have been on a comparative nanosecond. Very glad Eugene, Aaron, Ezekiel, Jerry, and Dog aren't victims. (Of course, Daryl and Carol wouldn't be, so no worry there, on my part.) Very glad Henry is. (Sorry, Henry's actor!) I wonder if that was their plan for him all along, or if fan response to the character played a part? (Though they usually seem to like to do the opposite of what the fans want!) It seemed like they were building a lot of story around him.
  14. What the heck is their age range for the Younger performers' categories? Surely Hayley Erin has aged out of it by now. Chloe Lanier, too, for that matter.
  15. Fellaway

    S07.E12: Modern Families

    Yeah, what happened to "she's your mentor, not your judge"? And, while I know the idea of an anonymous runway is a myth at this point, Anne flat out knows which designs are whose. And how well they integrated her suggestions. Way to be unbiased. On the plus side, how much do I love Dmitry speaking Russian? Lots.
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