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    S06.E06: The Crime Scene

    It was weird not seeing as much of the rest of the 99 crew as we usually do, but I still loved this episode. It might be one of my favorites. I legit laughed so long and so hard when Rosa turned to Jake crying, "She reminded me of my mom." I mean, I knew why she made the promise to the vic's mom, but when she turned to Jake with that look and said that all teary-eyed, I just lost it. Jake and Rosa together were just fantastic, and what we did see of the others, well, they were fabulous.
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    S02.E14: Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

    I loved this episode, loved everything about it. I loved Nic and Conrad. I loved Bell and Kit. I loved the older gay couple and how the one chose to make his dreams reality because that was the only way it could be (I mean, it legit made me tear up). I loved how the Raptor is a romantic. I loved Irving and Jessica. I loved how the niece stayed not super nice and didn't suddenly have a personality transplant because that's just how people are. I loved how every story worked together and flowed. I just loved everything. It was a great episode for me.
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Willow is possibly the worst actress this show has had for a while. I can barely concentrate in any scene she's in. She's just so awful. I am practically in awe of just how truly terrible she is. There is a complete unnaturalism to her "acting" that I almost want to cry. Everything about her makes me long for a scene with anyone else. Even Sonny. Or Carly. Or geez, even Spinelli. She's so bad.
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    S02.E14: Faces

    I am just not enjoying the show as much. This episode was a pretty good reason why. - Firstly, despite her (appreciated) limited appearance, I still don't get why Resnick was made a series regular. She was so thoroughly unlikable last season and simply nothing they've done or--as far as I can think of--they can do, other than completely overhauling the character, can make her likable. And if they do that... well, what's the point of having her on board other than as a villain? And this show doesn't need a villain-like character such as her. I simply can't stand her. I honestly loathe her. I resent any screen time she takes away from the other characters. - I liked Melendez and Lim as friendly/bickering rivals. The episode where they first slept together, I was hoping throughout the whole thing that the show would not go there with them... and then it did. *sigh* And now we're here and it sucks because here is boring. And, in my opinion, Nicholas Gonzalez and Christina Chang just do not have any sexual heat or chemistry. Nada. Their scenes, which once were fun, and full of platonic, one-upmanship banter between long-term rivals based on skill and confidence have been reduced to pathetic 'I like you, but it's making our workplace atmosphere complicated' {sad face} dramaz! Oh noes! - I WANT MORE CLAIRE! THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CLAIRE! - I WANT MORE CLAIRE AND SHAWN! Lordy, I can't even remember the last time they worked on a case together! - Speaking of Shawn... echoing what others have said, yeah, can we get back to Shawn being the center of the show that is titled The Good Doctor, Shawn being the afore-mentioned good doctor? This came on Monday, but I just got around to watching it now because I'm just not as interested anymore. Yes, it's good that the other characters are rounded out, but my goodness, Shawn should be the main character, not just ONE of the characters. And in this episode, he was just a supporting character to Glassman's story. - At least, the Glassman story wasn't FF-worthy, though, if only because Shawn was in it. Thank God for small favors, because normally, yeah, I don't even bother watching Glassman anymore, and I normally enjoy the heck out of watching Richard Schiff, but, man, this story is so dreary and Glassman is so unpleasant. I miss the show I loved so last season. I want that show back.
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    S06.E04: Four Movements

    There were some good moments, but all I kept thinking through most of the episode was: "Thank God she'll be gone for the most part after this episode!"
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    S04.E11: I'm Almost Over You

    I'm 99.9% it's NOT truly the end of Nathaniel and Rebecca at all. And I don't think there was anything ambiguous about his breakthrough. He wanted Rebecca to be happy. That was his breakthrough. If that meant moving on and letting her go because she was happy, he was going to do that. So he was letting her go. The fact that there are so many episodes left (and that Rebecca and Greg are getting barely any development despite getting back together and haven't actually talked about their real issues) makes it pretty clear that Nathaniel and Rebecca are more than likely the endgame couple here. Nathaniel has issues just as Rebecca did, but they weren't even remotely as severe as hers. I think that we're just seeing this season him work through his at a much fast pace so that by the end, they'll be healthy together.
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    S04.E10: I Can Work With You

    I know that. I meant in terms of if the character (who I don't buy as Greg--which is part of my issue) wasn't on the show at all then the writers wouldn't have felt the need to write Rebecca and Darryl NOT in those scenes with the rest of the group because Rebecca wouldn't have had to have been with Faux!Greg because the real Greg is still in Georgia. Instead, Rebecca and Darryl would have been at Paula's game night not-graduation-party. Of course, unless, I'm wrong, I do think they're using F!G's return to lead to a healthier, happier Rebecca with Nathaniel. Which makes his presence a little more palatable for me. (I miss Santino. This guy is no Santino.) :shrugs: We'll see. And because of this episode and that ending, I think the exact opposite. With so many episodes left, I don't think that Rebecca and Greg would have gotten back together if they were endgame and I especially don't think we would have seen (a) Nathaniel bonding so well with all of Rebecca's friends, and (b) overhearing Rebecca and Paula discussing her and Greg, and the episode ending on his heartbroken reaction. If Rebecca is going to have an endgame romance, this episode pointed towards Nathaniel more than anyone else. He was the only one who thought of texting Rebecca knowing that she would want to be there for Paula's night and he didn't make it about himself.
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    S04.E10: I Can Work With You

    That guy isn't Greg to me so I'm not even remotely torn. If Rebecca is going to end up in a romantic relationship, I want her with Nathaniel and the fact that the episode ended on him hearing about her and Greg to me reads that basically her and this Faux!Greg are not endgame and that works for me. If F!G was her endgame, she wouldn't be getting with him this early and Nathaniel -- who is GOOD! now -- wouldn't be overhearing it and be all heartbroken about it. As for F!G, I kept finding myself thinking 'Ugh, if he wasn't here, Rebecca and Darryl could be at Paula's game night too and part of this fun/awkward night, but instead Darryl's off somewhere else and Rebecca's stuck with lame F!G. Ugh!!' However, I guess Nathaniel and Josh wouldn't have wound up bonding as well as they did and that was awesome. Speaking of... I LOVED the Josh/Nathaniel number -- both SMF and VRIII sounded fabulous singing that style of music -- and I liked Rebecca singing that reprise to Hebbe too. Overall, this was one of the better episodes of the season. I do hope that when I binge the whole series, everything flows and works. The Josh selfie and everyone joining in was great, possibly the best part of the episode.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    When Jon said "I'm not a Stark," he was referring to his bastardy. Bran was referring to his mystical powers as the Three-Eyed Raven. My goodness. Those are two very different things.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Bran wasn't in the teaser because the teaser was about the Starks and said himself that he is no longer Brandon Stark; he's the Three-Eyed Raven. It's really that simple. He's beyond being a Stark now. He's so much more.
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    S04.E09: I Need Some Balance

    That's why I put 'nice guy.' In quotes. That is a trope. The 'nice guy' isn't actually a nice guy. He's really a passive-aggressive dickhead. Thus, yeah, Darryl is a quintessential 'nice guy.' Sure, he's not trying to use his 'nice guy' status to whine about women preferring bad boys to him, but he shares all the other characteristics of the 'nice guy' trope.
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    S04.E09: I Need Some Balance

    I don't really like Darryl honestly. He's whiny, he's passive-aggressive and he pushes himself on everyone. And I LOATHED him in the car episode with Rebecca. He was pretty much completely in the wrong all around. He, to me, is the quintessential "nice guy." Just because he's bi doesn't make him any less of the "nice guy" stereotype to a tee, he's just a way more annoying version of one.
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    I was leery based on the concept and ads, but was hopeful (being a huge Dobrev fan), but honestly, I enjoyed it. It started out a bit rough, but by the half-way mark, I was enjoying it more and more. I bought the relationships and I laughed it, and even had an 'aww!' moment at the end. It worked for me.
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    The first time they slept together was after he murdered Kiki.
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    S16.E04: Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars

    Honestly, I don't understand the continued Brandon-hate I'm reading week after week. Sure he came off a bit arrogant in the first episode, but that was because he HIMSELF said that he could come off as arrogant and then the editors edited the first challenge such a way as to make it appear that way, but nothing else he has really done so since. And what Kelsey said about him today ties into that. She said: "Brandon's really smart. They should listen to him." Thinking back to earlier episodes, what seemed like him being arrogant because of that early introduction really seems more like friendly constructive criticism. To Adrienne who he was next to in an early challenge, he told her that he didn't think she could pull off making the fresh pasta in the amount of time she had not because of her but just because it would be so hard to do, then added... but hats off to her if she could manage it. And, he was right. She couldn't do it and was in the bottom three. To Kevin, he told him that his dish was too salty, but hey, that was just his opinion, he could check with someone else. And, again, Brandon was right, Kevin was in the bottom three and went home. The other cheftestants don't seem to mind hanging out with him, joking with him, etc. When Michelle said that she wanted to be executive chef, he was fine with it, just asked if she could talk louder because they need to be able to hear her in the chaos of the kitchen and Michelle is quiet normally. And as we saw so far, Brandon has had no problem with Michelle being the exec chef; he hasn't tried to take over or take the lead. He also is asking others if he can help them. And he does that regularly, asking and helping out his fellow cheftestants in the kitchen. Now, sure, something may come out later that he truly is a douche, but nothing we've actually seen on the show other than the first challenge which was edited to reflect his own words that he *can* come across as arrogant sometimes show him as a douche. This just seems like an overall nice group of cheftestants and the show was trying desperately to create a "villain" edit early on.
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    S37:E14 David vs Goliath Reunion

    Thank you for letting me know that I'm not going crazy!
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    S37:E14 David vs Goliath Reunion

    I'm confused... seriously. Am I the only one who saw the part of Angelina's interview where she said that watching back the season she saw what everyone else saw? She understood why people were saying what they were about her, she understood why social media was going after her the way they were? She knew that she was way too extra, that the game plan she'd had in mind "leaning in" too much, being aggressive, she hadn't played the right way and she completely understood why people saw her as they did? I ask because I keep reading comment after comment that only acknowledges the first part of her interview which I do think has some validity. Women are judged differently, and while she did bring a lot of criticism she received on herself (again, which she acknowledged), I do think it's quite possible that she may have gotten less leeway as she was a female. Which Jeff said as much. I mean, that did happen though, right? I'm not the only one who saw that second part of her interview? I was dead-tired last night, so who knows, maybe I hallucinated it because seriously, between this thread and the Finale thread absolutely no one else has mentioned it. Just the repetition of her being unself-aware which she totally seemed to be before that part of the interview. That did happen. Right? Right?!
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    S37:E13 Finale

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    The Voice in the Media

    Anyone remember that Kelly Clarkson and John Legend were judges/coaches on the ABC singing competition, Duets in 2012. (Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles were the other two judges/coaches). I wondered if anyone else watched that. I remember the two had did have some good banter going then, and it will be interesting to see how they interact on The Voice. Of course, they've worked together a bit since then (dueting on her album, Piece By Piece with "Run, Run, Run"). And, yeah, it will be yet another singing competition on yet another network that Kelly and another coach can't mention by name, LOL!
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    Season 15 Discussion

    I don't know, I think that Kelly legit thought that Kirk or Chris was going to win because she looked hella shocked when Chevel won. Even more shocked than Chevel. I too was really happy to see Kelly win. And speaking of Kelly, that Santa/Elf skit with Blake was hilarious. Kelly is just too adorable for words. I love her. I've loved her since AI; she's just too precious.
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    Season 15 Discussion

    I expected Kirk to win. I know that Kennedy gave a showstopper of a performance of the show last night, but I think it was too little too late. She had to be saved to make it into the final, her songs were way below the others in the ITunes sales and Apple streaming, so I wasn't really surprised when she went fourth. I did think that maybe there might be an upset, but when she went fourth, I fully expected Kirk to take it. However, when he went next, I damn well wanted Chevel to win because despite her technique issues she's got more star quality in one curl than Chris does in his entire body of work. Plus, given a bit of time and experience she'll grow more into her voice and technique. Chris is done all cooked. With those two left standing on the stage, I would not have been happy had he won. I was prepared to accept anyone winning but Chris and so even if Chevel wasn't my favorite of the four finalists (fortunately for me, she was), I was so going to root for her of those two remaining. When Carson called her name, I was as happy as Kelly! And I genuinely do like her single, and with Kelly behind her and with a good team, I think she may actually have a legitimate shot at a successful Country career.
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    S03.E08: J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON

    Dylan acknowledging him didn't really mean anything because she knew that he did it already, she was just crapping on him by denying it. I meant, outside of that. The fact that the rest of them had no problem with everyone treating Ray that poorly (especially his parents) just went too far for me. Again.
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    S03.E08: J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON

    This actually is the episode that made me decide to stop watching the show. I'm just tired of Ray getting crapped on. While watching it, I told myself that if there is not some kind of reveal that Ray was the one who literally saved his entire family from burning down, I was done. I get that Ray can be annoying, but it's just too much. He saved their lives and it *does* matter that he not be made a laughing stock, that he not be treated like a joke. I get it's a sitcom, but I'm tired of it. It's not funny when it's the same well they go to over and over again.
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    Season 15 Discussion

    Well, you called Tanya Tucker... I didn't mean to imply that she sounded like Taylor Swift's musical style (even the early stuff), I was just thinking more in terms of the fact that Taylor's early stuff was much more country and that's what the "kids today" would be familiar with. Connecting Taylor Swift, especially with the similar look of early Taylor with Chevel's look, would be a smart move. I'm actually a huge Sherrie Austin fan (and Mindy McCready for that matter--damn, what happened to her was tragic), but I can't imagine that they'd pull anything by either one of them out. The Tanya Tucker song was good and for the most part, I liked the original song. Still, I think that "Mary's Song" or "Tim McGraw" from Taylor's first album would have been good choices for Chevel. Ah well. She made it to the finale. She's not the best ever, but she's still my favorite and she's team!Kelly and well, I'm always going to root for Kelly.
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    Season 15 Discussion

    I agree; I do think that how he goes on and on.... and on about her is kinda creepy. I don't mean in a dark, insinuation kinda creepy way, just 'it's too much, stop, you're going overboard' kinda like a beauty pageant host smarm overload kinda creepy. The only reason I don't agree with this is because Country is not one genre. And Chevel is pretty different from the Country that's playing right now which has drifted a lot more towards a pop-country type of sound. I really, really wanted to hear Chevel sing some early--like debut album early--Taylor Swift when Taylor was barely pop, and a LOT more country sounding because that is a style that I believe Chevel can do. And that is a demographic that Chevel can reach that neither Kirk nor Chris can (oh, she's got the Kelly fanbase on her side too). Plus, other than being a brunette instead of a blonde, she looks a lot like Taylor at that age: Long curly hair, sparkling blue eyes, dresses with cowboy boots.) Anyone who doesn't think that Chevel is as marketable as they come forgot what Taylor Swift's sound and look was when she first hit the music scene... and Chevel Shepard is a much better singer than Taylor Swift.