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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Dolores Umbridge was very similar in the movies to what she was in the books. She wasn't married at all IIRC. She was a big wheel in the Ministry of Magic (closet Voldemort supporter division). She doesn't remind me of Hester at all. Umbridge had a very poisonous nature; Hester is just selfish and thoughtless. Man, that was a whole LOT of tulle that Hester bought. And at the very last second grabbing Nadine's fabric and just tossing it aside? Sorry. Someone like that gets no sympathy or help from me.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    I forgot that I was going to comment on that as well. Does her hair take too long to dry because it's so long, and with sharing the bathroom, she doesn't get enough bathroom time? But it's not winter, is it? Because I haven't dried my hair (other than a brisk toweling after I get out of the shower) for decades. I do live in SoCal, but when my hair was long and wet, I'd just twist into a bun. Easy peasy. Way better than going around with icky dirty hair.
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    Barry

    Gene's house in town may look small, but that's an expensive place (and kinda my dream house). Those Spanish style houses are really desirable. Mountain homes can be pretty cheap in certain areas, so that didn't seem unrealistic to me. Also, I wondered if Gene was doing an all-cash business to save on his taxes. One thing I didn't see mentioned in this thread was Grosse Pointe Blank. In the scene where Hader is waiting for confirmation that the bullet had arrived in Bolivia while staking out the Bolivian, he's even dressed exactly like John Cusack (all black clothes with a black baseball cap and an earpiece). Then, I saw a name in the credits with the last name of Boudreau, and I cracked the hell up.
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    Barry

    O.k. I just binged the show, and I'm in for season two! I'm with thuganomics85...NoHo Hank is gonna be back, yay! Now, I have to go back and read from the beginning.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    I wonder if they only have twin beds in the sequester house .....
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    Since I could only give you one heart, I had to highlight these two points. 🙂
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    Actually, you can't. People have widely varying proportions. Even some very tall people have short torsos; short people can have long torsos. This is a number they should include on the model cards.
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    Past Contestants: Ins and Outs

    I was watching Finding your Roots a few episodes ago, and Felicity Huffman (har) or Laura Linney (one of those actresses who look like an Afghan Hound) was shown a picture of a 3x great grandmother. She looked like she was pushing 90. She was 67.
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    Gawd, don't say that...even in jest!
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    S17.E01: Premiere

    As they say: Never bore Nina! Thank you! I just had cataract surgery day before yesterday, and it was annoying the crap out of me. Re: Karlie and her in-laws. Glad to hear this. I knew who she'd married (and bro is a lot hotter than Jared), and I admit a bit of prejudice against her. Now, I can relax and just enjoy the show. Hate admitting this but when they showed that photo of Cavanaugh and her parents, I thought her dad looked like a heart attack walking. But it was hard to feel that sorry for her when she acted like such an entitled beeyotch.
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    Kids Baking Championship

    I thought all three final cakes were really lacking in the decoration department. For a winner, Paige's cake was not a good looking cake. The middle layer, and her chess pieces were just plain bad. Also, I thought there was way too much frosting in proportion to the cake. I appreciated that she used buttercream, but it didn't convey the chessboard effect that well for me. Meadow's was seriously underwhelming and so plain. Davis has done so much better work all season. This cake was too busy. Although, he definitely got the 80s colors even if he didn't know who the people of that era were. Hippies? Ha!
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    S16.E13: Holy Macau!

    Just playing devil's advocate...of course, the judges say that. They always do. It's their job to boost the show. But, as you said, we can't truly know.
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    Kids Baking Championship

    Heh, sometimes I only agree with some of a person's opinions, so I hesitate giving it a ❤️, but I agree with all your points! Unless the editors were playing with the sequence, it looked like Meadow and Davis were the first to cut out their puzzles and came up with different approaches. Then, it looked like Jaxon and Paige copied Meadow's technique. Personally, I prefer a crisp cookie.😉 Meadow's donut was the perfect time to go all out on the sprinkles, but she was a bit stingy there. I'm glad she didn't go overboard, but her design seemed just a little too simple. She said she was going for a black background, but she didn't use enough dye so it turned out a drab battleship grey. I'm assuming she didn't want the dye to be tasted? Duff and Valeria have commented on that before. I wished she'd gone for an actual color. A bright blue background would have been cheerier and more attractive. When Jaxon's talking head early on was about how lame puzzles were I assumed he was eliminated and it was sour grapes. He certainly seemed unclear on the concept. And, man, that was a LOT of freakin' buttercream. Personally, I like puzzles. I even got hooked on a online puzzle site called jigidi. The users create the puzzles from their own pictures, so there's a ton of variety.
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    House Hunters Renovation

    I really liked this kitchen. It actually was fairly unique ... as opposed to all those people with their white Shaker-white subway tile-carrara-marble/quartz kitchens that they proclaim as unique, but all look alike. It was a challenging house, but they fixed up many of the layout issues. They did the best with the kitchen that they could. It really was a coherent look throughout the house, which was smart. I liked the banquette (but I like them anyway); they're good in small houses. Free standing tables with separate chairs take up a lot of real estate.
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    S16.E13: Holy Macau!

    My MMV. I think this has been overall a weak crop of chefs. Very limited and always going to the same wheelhouse. A lot of the food seemed so familiar and over done. Maybe because this season was so Kentucky-centric and everything seemed to play to that. At least the Kentucky tourism board has gotten their money's worth!
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