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  1. RedbirdNelly

    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    Good Morning Seattle interviewing Maggie about a cool, new medical procedure would make sense. Local news does stuff like that all the time. Her personal life--a big no.
  2. RedbirdNelly

    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    also agree with others on the weird Maggie tv interview. It's just silly. No one would want to watch that. Seattle doesn't track doctors like rock stars. I don't know why we had to have the outcome of her stupid reaction to her hated med school classmate's story be this. Richard reacting to the fish was funny. Bailey cracked me up going off on Alex with I Am a Person with Mental Illness. I'm not sure I have anything else positive.
  3. RedbirdNelly

    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    agree on both points. It was like have we flashed back to stagecoach days? Alex will be gone so he must appoint a successor? so weird. The Italian thing is worn out.
  4. RedbirdNelly

    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    I know people do pick names after seeing the baby but that approach has always puzzled me since all babies look like Winston Churchill to me when they first arrive. Pictures of my boys at birth look nothing like them now. I feel the need to include a more on topic comment: I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between comments on the show on (a) are these critiques of the show--as in "this show is poorly written" or "bad acting"; or (b) is the person saying "this character (if we assume they are at real person) has these flaws that annoy me." There are a lot of things about the various characters on this show that are annoying, but it doesn't make me like the show less--because they generally feel like real strengths and weaknesses people have. I like a lot of people in real life who can be selfish at times, etc. but all and all they are good. Randall definitely messes up--and I have no issues with people noting those mistakes--but (a) I like him as a character overall but because at his heart he is good; and (b) I think the show is well done for not making him (or anyone else on this show--granted Jack comes the closest) to perfect. I think it's a challenge for a show to have flawed characters that you still want to watch. I think TIU does a good job with that. If you want to see a bad job of that--I suggest Chicago Med which I for some reason continue to watch.
  5. RedbirdNelly

    S38.E04: I Need a Dance Partner

    I have a bad feeling in a few weeks I'll be watching a reunion show where Jeff tells me all of America just LOVES Wendy and then I have to watch a bunch of clips of her acting silly. I'm hoping I'm wrong. I don't love Wendy and I hate the chicken release thing. I was surprised Reem and Keith were so salty to Chris. Really? is this season 1 of survivor for you? And after you've had time to digest getting voted off? I understand better when people get voted off and in the confessional right after they sound bitter--it's an emotional in that moment reaction. But days later? I'm kind of wanting to see someone get voted off and they just pick the "done with game" option without pausing for a beat. Would be kind of funny to me. At this point EOE is so dull I think spicing it up with a "fight to the death" aspect would make the extinction point more real (just kidding). I was also thinking maybe they should make it more real where they only give you a set amount of food--the more people come, the smaller your share so you have an incentive to bully others to quit or eat all the food yourself. Then we get some Lord of the Flies drama. I don't actually like nasty drama but this set up is dull.
  6. RedbirdNelly

    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    we went the opposite way. Once we knew gender at 20 weeks, we made the final call on the name and started telling people. This approach works well if you really don't give a crap what people think--and we fall into this bucket. It gave the members of our family who thought our names were odd (they are traditional names but not super common) time go get over it and any reaction happened well before baby arrived. By the time baby arrived everyone was used to it--plus its easier for people to get you gifts with the baby's name on it :)
  7. RedbirdNelly

    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    I liked the episode like a few others did. It was not a fun ride but the emotions and tensions were real. There are obviously parts that are not, but I've spent time in tense waiting rooms or as the in-law family member being very careful to not get in the way. I agree with @Snapdragon I wish they moved everyone to the same city/region. I like the family when it interacts, even if there are arguments. That would take away some of the issue with Randall having to fly. I liked the Toby joke detail even though I felt for Miguel and he was being a trooper. Toby wasn't out there for all of Miguel hard work and it is just such a Toby thing to be making a joke--and him realizing it was lousy, and sorry, just my bad attempt at a joke felt real. I also felt for Kate talking to her dad. It was a well done scene. I could understand Randall being shocked at first that his mom was planning to move. Yes he was presumptuous on the daycare offer but he's used to having them in his children's lives as in the area grandparents. And that is about to change, which will be different from them. I grew up with one set of grandparents in the area and one that I saw once a year. It's a different relationship. Even if your logic brain says "makes sense you'd want to be by Kate," your emotional initial reaction won't always match it.
  8. RedbirdNelly

    House Calls - The Cast in Other Roles

    last week's Grey's Anatomy had bald surgeon attending who at first was extremely hard on Neela (very sarcastic) (can't think of his name) as a the husband of a patient. He freaks out as things go wrong and I wanted him to jump in with his surgeon skills.
  9. RedbirdNelly

    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    My husband and I always joke how we would go totally into coach speak "one day at a time, Jeff." "You never know, Jeff." "I'm just taking the experience as it comes, Jeff." "Only one person can win, Jeff, and we'll have to wait until the end of the show to know who wins." Dodge and weave. I would be super boring.
  10. RedbirdNelly

    S15.E16: Blood and Water

    * the dream Amelia snarking at Meredith's mom cracked me up. Felt very Amelia. * Glasses and Not Glasses are such a waste of screen time. With better actors and with a more organic-feeling plotline where feelings develop, it may have been good. They just tossed them together with no connection and so all of it falls flat--especially the blurted out I love you. I really hope at least one of them gets hit by a bus or taken out in some sweeps disaster soon. * Deluca is not being written consistently. I get being swayed by your dad, but a dad that you acknowledge killed 4 people and then waltzes in with some big idea . . and you just want to go with it and not disclose the deaths etc? doesn't fit. They should have written him as not being willing to admit the 4 deaths--i.e Carina says he killed them, Deluca keeps insisting it was not his dad's fault. . . --and then it would have felt more believable. If I thought my parent killed 4 people while being in denial about an illness, I would be very cautious with any idea they came up with especially when my sister is telling me "I've been with him 3 months and he's sick." * I was hoping we'd never see Carina again, but (a) she actually didn't blather on about vaginas etc. at in appropriate moments so points for that and (b) I loved her blouse. * I'm glad Amelia dumped Owen. It makes him such a jerk character for him to be with her, break up, fly to Germany and profess his true love to Teddy, get her pregnant and then expect Amelia to just not have any Teddy concerns. It really doesn't make sense. * I wish we had fewer storylines where the patient makes something clear for the doctor--i.e. the mom of the guy with the foot/knee surgery bringing clarity to Jo. It's so overdone. * I'm tired of Alex/Jo having "conflict at beginning of episode of a minor sort that is sweetly resolved at the end." They keep giving them those storylines. Otherwise, both were fine. Alex not being able to read Meredith's face at all was funny though seemed unrealistic he would be that dense. * I'd forgotten (and still can't remember) why Jo doesn't know either of her parents --was she adopted? but we happy she managed to discuss her past without mentioning living in a car. That takes real growth. * I realize it was a medical podcast but seemed unrealistic to me that the interviewers are just so up on who Ellis, Meredith and Richard are without needing last names. also my assumption is that the lamb Dr. Deluca's Dad showed (the one that was born with his technique) actually is just some video footage he got off the internet and he's never actually birthed anything yet.
  11. RedbirdNelly

    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    I so agree. It's one thing to not be comfortable eating the chickens yourself, but to push that on everyone else in a starvation situation is over the top awful---even worse by the fact she wasn't one before coming on the show. I'm also 100% not cool with stealing flint/doing things underhanded to undermine the group. I'm tired of her "cuteness" but fear we'll be stuck for a while with her.
  12. RedbirdNelly

    S38.E02: One of Us Is Going to Win

    thanks for mentioning that--I know have a brief memory of her.
  13. RedbirdNelly

    S38.E02: One of Us Is Going to Win

    Thank you--I can't remember her either.
  14. RedbirdNelly

    S04.E16: Old Flames, New Sparks

    agree with others on not a great episode, though Will and Natalie staying apart is nice. I assume this will be temporary and they'll be thrown back together, but for now I can hope it's permanent.
  15. RedbirdNelly

    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    thanks for posting that; it was a fun read. They all still sound like fun people. I watch Grey's but it's more of a "I enjoy it while making fun of it" type show. ER was much better as a less soapy drama.