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  1. terrymct

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    Hopefully now that the show airs that will change. That said, that town doesn't look like the most affluent place. They may be slightly short on inspectors.
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    Oh, that was clear once everyone realized that she's been crapping on the living room floor for years and doesn't see a thing wrong with it.
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    S02.E02: The Beguiling Man

    Mr Nancy told Wednesday that he'd see him in Cairo (pronounced Kay-ro, of course) so it's likely we'll see the Anubis soon.
  4. terrymct

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    Except that Linda has been this way for years and years without any real signs of full blown dementia. She has major psychological problems and maybe has intellectual issues as well. The worst part of this episode for me...as bad as the whole damn thing was...was the update at the end. Linda moved back into that damaged house. A family member is doing some repairs and they're almost ready to address the structural issues. For f's sake, nothing matters in the house until you address the structural issues! I bet they all caved and let Linda move back in because it was easier than getting her into an assisted living. Everyone in that family needs extensive therapy. I hope the kids go far far away.
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    S02.E02: The Beguiling Man

    I really like the idea of roadside attractions as the places in America that have magical linkages. It's where some kind of spirit or feeling moved someone to start building something or doing something. I can see how Gaiman links this to holy sites in the old world. If you pick a shrine or temple in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East, you could dig down through an archaeological lasagna of layers and see that this church was built on top of that church, which was built on top of that temple, and so on and so on. The original person who built something on the site was moved by some kind of feeling to start the first construction...like the guy who built the House on the Hill or the person who started creating the world's largest ball of twine. Holy sites sit on top of other holy sites all the way down to where the first guy decided this would be a fine location to build an altar or something. In Rome, there's a church near the Coliseum called the Basilica of St Clemente (http://www.basilicasanclemente.com/eng/). In the 1850's, an Irish priest was bothered by the sound of running water in the walls and opened up a wall. He found the Basilica was built on top of a 4th century basilica. More digging. Underneath, there are a couple of buildings including a Mithraic temple. Below that, another layer that may have been part of the gladiator schools associated with the Coliseum. It's the clearest example of the layering of civilizations I've seen. Well worth a visit.
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    S02.E02: The Beguiling Man

    It's hard to tell from this role if he's a bad actor because he's the straight man with all sorts of emotion and mischief etc going on around him. It reminds me of Timothy Oliphant's role in Deadwood. Everyone else had roles where they were bouncing off the walls, but his sheriff was supposed to the normal-ish man walking through the middle of it all. In both cases, the straight man doesn't really get to show much range, just some fine good looks.
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    S02.E02: The Beguiling Man

    Some storylines are still following the book, but the author Neil Gaiman said that he's using the series now to expand some storylines. Some things appear to be cut (not going to mention specifics in case they end up being spoilers). Some characters who are among the most interesting in the book are expanded. Mad Sweeney has a lot bigger part in the show than in the book, as does Biliquis. Both I think are improvements. The Jinn and Selim are also expanded. I'm really interested in the expansion of Cenozog, especially with that big fat curse he put on the shooter last week. I think that he was calling up a demon. That could be fun. I could do with less of Dead Wife's whining that her "puppy" is gone, but she has her part to play in the story arc. From this week's episode, it should be pretty clear to everyone who Shadow's father is and why he's been so strangely important to many of the gods.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    That sort of text on garments makes me think of a little kid who is trying to be edgy for the first time and annoy the grownups on the room. Honey, it's been done before and done MUCH better.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    Not when Frankie was talking at length how she focuses on plus sized and/or curvy women. She should have been in her element. Oh, and acting like a 6 ft tall model is unheard of, that's ridiculous. Cavanaugh's issue wasn't the size of her model, it's that she f'ed up the jacket.
  10. terrymct

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    I like the new format. It gives you time to actually learn what the issues are, rather than just gawking at snippets of crazy behavior. While they were setting up to film this episode, Cory was asking on Facebook for suggestions for companies working in the Fairbanks area that did big clean outs. They didn't find any and went with help from the Base instead. Remember that Fairbanks is only a little more than 30,000 people and it's a long 350+ mile drive between there and Anchorage. I've done the drive in about 6.5 hrs but with any kind of weather, you're in for a longer ride or maybe a delay in the trip unless you want to fly. Fairbanks isn't like going to a town in a rural area in the 48 contiguous States. You are literally in the middle of freakin nowhere (lovely scenery, though).
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    I was wondering where he was keeping his insulin, although that medical pack he had when he was testing his blood looked shockingly clean and well organized. Someone must drop off a stocked bag for him regularly.
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    Remember that nothing is easy when you live outside of Fairbanks AK. They can get power run (or turned on) for a cost, but water is a major problem. There's only city water piped to houses in a small area right in town. Outside of that area, a house has to have a tank under the house that's heated. If you try to run city water lines beyond the core of town, they freeze up in the winter. I agree about Dale. His behaviors are set after decades, but therapy could help him. If he'll go. Do you imagine him sitting down and sharing his feelings?
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    I disagree. I like the longer format and focus on one case. They can show more of the family dynamics and the events during the clean up period. The main house in the Alaska episode is just going to have to be torn down. It will be cheaper to rebuild than to renovate a house that's essentially come apart at the seams.
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    In an episode of the British show How Clean Is Your House, they worked with a retired man who clearly was all there mentally and just a slob. At the end of the episode standing in his now lovely home, they asked the usual question "...and now you're going to keep the place looking nice?". He said no. He was happy that they cleaned it and if it gets filthy again maybe he'll call them again. It was both horrifying and awesome at the same time. Totally unrepentant.
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    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    ... and Wednesday. I'd watch Ian McShane read a phone book.
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