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  1. sempervivum

    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    According to the current Daily Mail article, JS was making $100K per episode, not the $65K that was quoted on this thread. Also, he had to surrender his passport, meaning the police think he's a flight risk- to where, Nigeria?
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    House Hunters International

    I missed the very beginning, but was the place in Rome just for the daughter and (potential) roommate? I couldn't understand why the mom was making such a big deal out of the kitchen, since the daughter didn't really seem to care. Were the parents also planning on using it or something? The place they picked was nice, but way over budget. And really, $460K just for school housing? Maybe the real estate market is hot enough now to make them believe they can sell at a profit in 4 years, but that's quite a risk. The son definitely got ALL the looks in that family. (I agree, this thread needs to go back where it was).
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    S07.E08: Penneys from Heaven

    I know. that's why I said it.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    There's a big difference between a simple/stupid lie at a time when his career was dead in the water (also, he was drunk), and an elaborate scheme perpetrated while he's a comparatively successful celebrity, imo. Off topic, but I just discovered his real name is Justin, I assumed 'Jussie' was a family name of some sort.
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    S07.E08: Penneys from Heaven

    Biddell's winning look was soooo 2017- remember when Justin Bieber was always being photographed in drop crotch/loaded diaper pants?! Michele's dress looked like the top of a fancy nail salon's uniform. Isn't this like the 3rd time she's done those v-shaped inserts, too? You know, the ones that look just like that one dress of 'Dima', her great friend/sarc ? Those long vests on the bottom looks- all I could see was something Bea Arthur would have worn. I'm actually surprised they aired this, unless they were trying to shame JCP's for dropping them. It's not like there'd be a national uprising if the episode continuity was messed up- they could have had a voiceover saying that Cynthia was eliminated, then gone on to the next episode.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I don't know what this means. By abandon, do you mean 'stopped watching Empire'? I wonder how long that will last now that his extremely base motive has been revealed.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    The false information was that JS gave the cops his brother Jake's name instead of his own, initially. This guy isn't the brightest light bulb out there, is he?
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    House Hunters International

    The town in this episode looked pretty shabby, so cost of living is probably lower. Although you have to wonder if the HHI's have factored in medical/emergency care, municipal services and crime. If you're young, healthy and lucky, it might work out, although recently, there's been an invasion of murderous cartels into the Cancun/Playa resort areas, so even upper crust places aren't really safe. The northern half of Mexico is mostly desert/Mediterranean climate, so would be an improvement over the humid/sub tropical climate of FLA, imo.
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    Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    I never heard of her, and thought her dour persona was an odd fit with the 'comedians' group, but I guess I'll have to find some of her stuff to listen to. This was another uninteresting episode, with zero surprises. My main takeaway was that Sarah Silverman has huge nostrils.
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    The Passage

    Is this true? I wasn't paying close attention, apparently. I don't want to be spoiled, but is there some specific method to kill the monsters similar to Walking Dead, where the zombies' brains have to be destroyed? Also, I don't understand how they seem to be able to completely kill some of the vamps, but others just pop up repeatedly. And why weren't the soldiers in full body armor and helmets-they know exactly how ferocious the vamps are. Or can they bite through Kevlar? Also, what was Lear using to fry the vamps? It can't be actual sunlight, so what is it? Yep. Amy's cute and completely innocent, but entire population of Earth>Amy.
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    S02.E15: Queens

    I keep wanting to give Henry a barrette, he's essentially half-blind with that mop completely covering his left eye.
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    S01.E16: Estimated Time of Departure

    Griffin's 'reverse drowning' was pretty startling, but I was hoping they'd zoom in on the spew and there would be small fish flopping around. Yeah, for a mathematician, Ben is sure devoted to pencil and paper. Those missing 5 years must have made a difference, technology-wise? I laughed when I saw the long division.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    (disclaimer: I haven't watched Empire since S3) I'm sure JS thought, after his career slowed to a crawl post-kid star era, that his ship had come in again when he got the Jamal part, and that it would result in great opportunities in both theatre and music. That mostly hasn't happened. I am inclined to believe the rumour that Jamal was going to be written out of Empire, and that JS hoped a 'martyr' situation would keep him employed (as indeed it looks like it has, for the time being). Unfortunately, he picked a highly theatrical story that came across like an Empire plot line. Especially since JS is half Jewish himself, he should have tried to work that angle into his attack story!
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    S06.E08: Obsessive Habits

    I don't even watch this show, but I keep seeing the previews for this 'mountain climbing' episode and I HAVE to post. Maybe it's standard practice somewhere to climb in sports bra/leggings, but it seems like the height of foolishness for a giant Weeble to risk the potential scraping and puncturing that could result if it rolls down the hill accidentally with this amount of exposed flesh.
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    S02.E11: She Has To Go

    Well, I think he's taking the coward's way out of his lady drama- no, not suicide, just getting himself sent back to the slammer. What I want to know is what is Sarah 'studying' and when does she do it? And how's that going to work with TWO little kids? And how can she afford her own place, when we've seen no sign of her going to work? I suspect her grandparents are paying to keep her and her crazy out of their own house. I think Scott's teeth are some prefab dentures/partials, that were not fitted to his own jaw. He said they were uncomfortable. And come on, Lizzie- they were better than what he had, but it hardly turned him into Prince Charming. And I think that car was an Infiniti, right? Even used, those aren't exactly bargain basement cars. He deserves to be ruined. Also, last week, Jazmine was demanding that her mom choose between her and Scott, but this week, she seems to be just fine with watching the Lizzard try on (way too small) wedding gowns. Matt has a real aggressive/mean undercurrent; he seemed to be ready to punch out his friend for questioning his judgement in looking at rings right after fighting with Kaitlyn. Clint also deserves to be ruined. I just hope his parents don't get financially damaged as he goes down. HOW can he look at that lumpy, hollow-eyed mess and think 'Goddess'?! To say nothing of her sparkling, 'classy' f-bomb based vocabulary. Aaaand yet another unplanned pregnancy. I used to like Brittany, but now I'm afraid she and Mr. Man deserve each other.