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    Will & Grace

    Your mileage may vary, of course, but women experimenting with bisexuality even when they're "super straight" is actually becoming pretty commonplace. I'm 27 and it feels like particularly with teenagers and people in their 20s, way more people identify as some variety of not straight these days. Almost everyone I talk to in that age bracket is open to at least sexually exploring the same gender. Casting Samira Wiley for the role really made me laugh on a meta level because she famously seduced one of the writers on Orange Is the New Black (her breakout role) away from her new husband of a few months – and now the two of them have been married for several years! Coincidentally or maybe not, almost every role she seems to play involves her wooing previously straight female characters and convincing them to "dip their toe into the lady pond," as Any Cohen would say. In the past, references to Karen's ambiguous bisexuality have always been punchlines, so I thought it was nice and refreshing to see her actually be vulnerable and genuinely attracted to a woman. Whether you think it's a cliché or a ratings grab, I'd much rather watch a few episodes of Karen cavorting around in a hot (albeit arguably nonsensical) lesbian fling then being prodded to laugh at Alec Baldwin in her stale and hammy relationship with Malcolm. That relationship has always been very slapstick, so I'm intrigued by the possibility of Karen letting her guard down a bit and having a sincere emotional connection in addition to the inevitable onslaught of sex jokes. On another note, not that it really matters, but why are the writers so obsessed with all of the characters' love interests being in their 20s and 30s in the reboot? Has anyone dated anyone their age that wasn't from the original run? I guess Grace and Noah. Not saying that it doesn't happen, but unless you're specifically looking for that relationship dynamic, I've never seen so many people in their 20s and 30s so ready to enter long-term monogamous relationships with people in their 50s LOL. It's just a little strange and really highlights the arrested development problem with these characters.
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    Will & Grace

    The Will and Jack scenes have made me queasy/morbidly intrigued lately, because they seem to be inching towards some sort of revelation of...sexual tension? Feelings? I'm not sure. (Particularly, the way Jack delivered "....you're attractive" stood out to me as more than petty reluctance ; there was some vulnerability and shyness to it that suggested he found him attractive.) Whether you ship it or are disgusted by it, it's definitely keeping me watching. I have a feeling Estefan's "you just have to kiss to break the tension" wisdom will be prophetic for Will & Jack, probably directly before the ceremony. If the writers are going this route, Will writing Jack's vows (and/or Jack reacting to them) would be an obvious catalyst to discovering/admitting deeper feelings. And if it's Jack harboring a repressed flame, I don't think the writers would do a rehash of Will rejecting Jack. Everyone talks about these characters in arrested development - but it's a stretch and downright embarrassing to be rejected by the same man when you're in your 20s and your 50s. If anyone has feelings there, it's happening. I smell a "Ross & Emily's wedding"-style season finale.
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    S04.E10: Cloud 9 Academy

    Jonah and Amy are the least alpha alpha couple I've seen on any show in recent memory. They're barely together or talking in scenes, and when they are, the writers are so desperate to tell us how much they like each other rather than just showing us. I feel like America is really constrained by the writers' insistence on keeping Amy anal and neurotic with zero nuance. She's just...not a loving or likable character. Ben carried their entire buildup because he can play pining ridiculously well, but at the end of the day, as a couple, there's no there there because the writers can only write Amy as harsh and frankly kind of grating. In contrast, Garrett and Din work so well because Colton and Lauren have a smooth, natural chemistry. Nothing is forced and the writers don't need to rely on contrived scenarios to beat us over the head with romantic/sexual tension. They're just two friends, hanging out, slowly admitting to themselves that they might be genuinely attracted to each other. It's very refreshing.
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    S05.E10: Enemy in the Family

    Because in Jeanette's mind, the complications go against her sunny, poster child narrative of Jazz's transition. She's embarrassed by the complications (at least after they stopped being a source of drama/attention for her) because that opens her up for criticism about the puberty blockers/Jazz being too young for surgery/etc. and everything Jeanette decides has to be Right. She definitely has some form of Munchausen by proxy with respect to Jazz's transition.
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    Angie Tribeca

    I missed Giles a lot, through AJ was pretty good. I kept waiting for the reveal that he'd be coming back, so I was disappointed when Scholl's affair turned out to be with the VP. Jere Burns is a national treasure (pun intended).
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    Floribama Shore

    LOL! In perhaps the only time I will half-assedly side with Nilsa, their conversation in the club was seemingly intentionally ambiguous on Gus' part. If you're justifiably horribly annoyed by someone, especially someone who can't take a hint, it's probably not a good idea to imply that there might be a chance with the whole "even though I want you to let me go deep down I'm not sure I want you to let me go." And he was digging his own grave by feeding her that honeymoon fantasy! I think a tiny part of him enjoys stringing her along to relish how much she regrets ignoring him last season. I think the problem is he's just too much of a narcissist and can't say no to the possibility of easy sex when he blows it with his conquest of the day, even if he is absolutely repulsed by Nilsa 98% of the time. But yes, she's obsessive and borderline predatory. I can't imagine being stuck living with someone like that for weeks. Having someone literally breathing down your neck and whining to initiate sex with you specifically when you're barely conscious sounds awful. Nilsa and her Marge Simpson makeup can have a stadium full of seats. Kirk somehow gets more unbelievably useless with every episode, which is saying something with this bunch. He does absolutely nothing and then bullies and gaslights the girls in particular while he's drunk. He just seems like a really nasty person with a lot of issues behind closed doors. I would have no desire to hang out with him, let alone get plastered with him on a daily basis. If Aimee is so horny, she should just fuck Kodi. Speaking of which, what happened to Kodi/Candace and Jeremiah/Kortni? They don't even seem to interact anymore. It's so funny watching these people get worked up over not being able to have sex with randos they met 3 hours ago.
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    S04.E02: Super Girl Groups, Henny

    Farrah is pretty, but she strikes me as more of a fragile Gen Z Instagram queen than a hard-working, performance-based queen. She lives for likes and stranger validation online, but collapses when presented with any real world task or standards. She also bursts into tears at the slightest criticism. The extent of her drag viability is basically endless selfies and outfit posts with the occasional makeup tutorial.
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    Floribama Shore

    Nilsa is 110 levels of cringe. I felt vindicated when Gus said Aimee and Kodi should be a couple. Exactly, they're the same person! But Kodi strikes me as one of those douches who refuses to date chubby girls despite being chubby himself. What happened to Jeremiah? Even if Kortni was being obnoxiously pouty and overdramatic, him calling her a bitch was clearly mean spirited and not playful. If a guy I had feelings for called me a bitch the second he got annoyed, that'd be a major red flag or at the very least a total turnoff. Her "love profession" made him turn into an irritable, misogynistic high school boy. But she's the one who propositioned him and he doesn't even want her apparently. so I don't know why he's acting weird and butthurt. That middle aged woman should've won the twerking contest. Since when is giving the judge a lapdance the basis of scoring? Sleazy as fuck.
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    S01.E08: MAFS: Happily Ever After?

    After seeing Bobby and Danielle in the finale, I'm beginning to think their entire storyline is made up by producers. Danielle is still annoying as fuck, but they seemed warm and affectionate on the couch (RIP) and like a normal couple after barely smiling all season. It's like someone yelled cut and they went back to just hanging out, whereas the previews made it look like Bobby was fuming over the move and on the verge of verbal altercation. So is Bobby actually starved for affection, or is that just their canned scripted conflict? Nothing is fake about the Shawniece/Jephte debacle though. Watching the experts pressure Jephte to magically make himself attracted to Shawniece is painful, as is watching Shawniece desperately try to convince him to love her. You can't rekindle what was never there. It's not like they're high school sweethearts who've hit a rough patch after 20 years ; he never loved her and will always be apathetic/have a wandering eye because he thinks he deserves someone hotter. He liked the attention and convenient sex, that's it. The baby just makes him feel temporarily obligated to stay, but he'll be trolling for his dream light skinned Instagram models in no time.
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    S07.E30: Eye to Eye

    I'm sure Ryder will appreciate the mental image of her dad barely lasting two minutes during her conception. Cate and Ty both need to shit or get off the pot with this separation nonsense. I hate Cate, but understand her frustration: if Tyler's so desperate to get away, why stall? She's going to be in her last trimester soon and it's a lot harder to justify living apart but still being together while you have a newborn. YOU chose to separate during the pregnancy, so do it while she's still pregnant! Tyler is shitty for not caring how him moving out will affect Nova, especially after watching her develop mommy issues during the retreats ; Cate is shitty for shutting down and turning on the tears when Tyler rightfully brought up the hypocrisy of everyone cheerleading her abandoning her life every 3 months because "it's for mental health" but shaming him the second he talks about his own needs. They both just need to get away from each other.
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    S01.E07: MAFS: Happily Ever After?

    Very respectfully disagree! There's no way Shawniece and especially her mom would tolerate Mr. Delusional Quarterlife Crisis openly parading 20-year-old self-proclaimed Instagram models around, especially with small kids. More likely Shawniece will wind up with chlamydia and discover Jephte's secret Tinder profile. I don't get his logic. So he thinks Shawniece is just going to put up with him staring dead eyed into the void of their forcibly loveless marriage for 15 or 25 years out of spite to make sure HIS (not their) kids won't grow up in a divorced household? Shawniece is just an empty vessel to fulfill his idealized fantasy of fatherhood and nothing else.
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    S07.E29: Mixed Feelings

    I think Cate takes issue with the fact that the separation is obviously a direct commentary on her and her failings as a spouse, whereas the retreats are always about mental illness or triggers, which can be blamed on Cate's ever-expanding list of traumas from age 4 to 26. Tyler's only issue is HER and what a black hole of narcissism and self-coddling she's become. Cate is well-aware of this. Also her faux-intellectual weaponized therapy speak. What's future tripping???
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    S01.E07: MAFS: Happily Ever After?

    This episode just further confirmed why Bobby and Shawniece should be together. Danielle and Jephte and two sides of the same shitty, emotionally unavailable coin. I also don't think it's a coincidence that both Danielle and Jephte display so much uncharacteristic love and affection for their dogs. You aren't really accountable to your pets. They're delighted by the bare minimum of attention and don't hold grudges. There's not really any reciprocity there. For people who are naturally emotionally withholding, dogs are great because they basically reward and validate you for existing, which in turn, feeds your ego. In Jephte's scenario, infants are also incredibly needy, but especially in the newborn phase when they don't really have a personality, it's easy to conceptualize them as an accessory or a literal extension of yourself, again feeding your own narcissism. Notice how quickly he ranked Laura above his own siblings who he served as a father figure to specifically because she's HIS and a part of HIM. He and Danielle are two vapid, walking egos. I feel like we've watched Bobby go through 15 years of a deteriorating marriage in five minutes. There is already so much festering resentment there. I think he's one of those people who is so desperate to be in love, they will overlook any red flags or unhappiness to romanticize the concept of having a spouse, regardless if the person is actually a good fit for them. The homespun dates, the pregnancy journal, the surprise proposal… It all reads like stuff a hopeless romantic saw in romcoms. He had obviously been dreaming of doing stuff like that for years. Danielle's blank expression in response to every grand gesture just underscores the fact that Bobby is still operating according to an ideal and not the reality, and rightfully so because his reality is apparently massively underwhelming. I empathize with Bobby a lot because our love languages are similar and I've also put tons of effort into people who could care less. With that said, I also recognize when to cut my losses and throw in the towel. He's painful to watch because he continues to eagerly throw himself against the same brick wall and convince himself that his emotional deprivation is par for the course. I couldn't imagine realizing I have now impregnated and committed to raise a child with someone who literally can't stomach any level of intimacy or affection towards me. He keeps thinking his increasingly unjustified infatuation with her is going to win her over, when it's actually just digging himself into a deeper hole.
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    Catelynn (and Tyler)

    Trying to justify your dead relationship in one tweet lol. This is on the same level as Cate's inane "we're the only original teen couple still together which means our love is the strongest" argument. Halfheartedly trying to make yourself feel better with made up superiority complexes or by bragging about things that are basic principles of most relationships ("We haven't broken up yet! We're monogamous!") doesn't make your relationship better than anyone else's or even healthy. Newsflash: if your only source of pride in your relationship comes from putting down others, you shouldn't be in it. Tyler's felt trapped and wanted out for years, so he copes by convincing himself he's a better person for staying with Cate and those who break up are "weak" or not actually committed to their partner or "the concept of marriage," which is twisted in unhappy situations to mean some form of masochistic self-denial and passive acceptance of constant negative emotions because they made a vow or whatever. But staying in a crappy marriage doesn't win you any gold stars of self-discipline, he's just wasting his own youth being voluntarily miserable. This tweet sounds like it came on the heels of a particularly rocky therapy session. I'm guessing Tyler and/or the therapist suggested trying to see other people and Cate freaked out. Also...is he trying to claim monogamous couples are some kind of stigmatized or persecuted minority? When everyone over 25 is endlessly questioned about marriage and anyone in a romantic arrangement that's non-monogamous or more than 2 monogamous people is labelled a kinky nymphomaniac freak? LOL!
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    Catelynn (and Tyler)

    Teasing your separation and possible divorce as clickbait is some weird, self-cannibalizing PR.
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