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  1. Lonesome Rhodes

    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    Simon's becoming "nice" is a total calculation. It's an appeal to an LCD of thinkers. That's the sweet spot for American TV. That the other judges are "nice" is similarly a calculation. It's about presenting the best possible image for their own careers. This is why I most appreciated and liked Mel B. She basically did not GAF. So long as she could be a panelist for Simon, she was fine. I am well convinced Simon encouraged a tension with her. I shall miss her. I can not stand Ms. Hough. I grant her dance talents. However, she is the coldest, most calculating, and consumed with "success" dance TV personality I have seen. As for this finale...I was thrilled. What great acts. The chaff was easily separated from the wheat, too. What a stark contrast I witnessed. To me, any of Shin, Dorenbos, Darci, Kseniya are deserving champions. I wouldn't be too put off if Potts got it, either. In any event, these folks really, really, elevated and brought it. 2 hours?! TWO friggin hours of filler to get to the announcement tomorrow? Good thing I don't have a buzzer.
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    America's Got These Judges

    How on earth did Howie Mandel survive the latest AGT purge? Tyra, Mel B., and Heidi dumped, but he stays? I am not making a case for any of them. But, if the show needed "freshening," Howie would definitely be the second one launched (Tyra, first) were I in charge. I wonder if either Mel B. or Heidi themselves expressed a desire to move on.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    Rami wins again! BAFTA. BR also took Best Sound. BAFTA Awards
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    SEAL Team

    Has anyone seen any info as to when new eps will air again? I believe there are at least two more to come.
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    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    Lord knows what he keeps hidden up there!
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    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    This was the toughest of the groupings to-date. Wow. The palsic comedian had the best material, by far, so far this season. I do wonder, though, if a pre-recorded performance ought to be counted. Jackie's music choice was not difficult to perform. It also, for me, is the Phantom's song, not Christine's. However, if singers gotta go through, she would have been a fine choice. Sal pal busts out the cheesiest cheese that ever cheesed, and Simon was smiling like a rube the whole time. Boy, how the cool dude has fallen. That performance would never have got through an AI audition. Champion's night? Ay yi yi. I loved Colin. Did it have to be The Hoff, though? Ew. While I was amazed by Kseniya, it's impossible to not wonder how she tops it. What "new" "Take it to the next level" things are there? It's purely a matter of style with her, isn't it? She was a most deserving GB. I'd be fine with her winning it all. I don't see how she can. Shin will never win this season. He's awesome, nonetheless. The voters, ahem, got it right tonight. Terry gets better with each show. His real time reactions, to Shin most especially, were as good as any Nick ever had.
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    The Wife (2018)

    The husband is such a loathsome character that I was unable to enjoy the movie as I watched it. That The Wife became The Wife by stealing him from his first Wife? Zero sympathy for Joan. So, it became an exercise in examining Close's acting choices and technique. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. The two lead humans simply had to be robotic to get through any day with the core lies they lived as to who they were. There is no depth to such a human. With the lone exception of the Daughter, there was not any character of note who was worth a warm bucket of spit. The portrayals of such people requires one-note presentation. That's what we got. The emotions were, to me, empty. To be very clear, that is not the fault of Pryce nor Close. They had almost nothing with which to work. Were this an audition for the Downton Abbey movie, Close would rightly win. She'd be an awesome foil for Maggie Smith. Oscar? Nothing but a participation trophy if she gets it.
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    SEAL Team

    Thank you for the correction. Bleccch. I am glad I was ignorant of her first name. Any bets from anyone if, as the show goes on, this never happened?
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    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    Legal disclosure which aired in the credits: "voting was conducted and tabulated by an independent third party. composition of superfan voting panel based on survey responses and may vary by episode. winning act receives $25,000 in addition to announced prize." Relatedly, Tape Face will be the auctioneer as the Brooklyn Bridge is up for bids on Funk & Wagnalls' front porch Feb, 29, 2019. Incredible mediocrities once again in this "champions" show. I knew instantly that when Kechi got the GB, Grim or whatever his name is would win the "vote." This was a Simon ep all the way. What was the point of announcing the 3rd place tie? We knew right away that each of them were out. Such contortions to keep up the voting pretenses. Nobody could touch Kenichi, imo. Zerdin was dang good - and genuinely funny. Seeing Tape Face again was a hoot. The Texas Tenors were the most impressive vocalists, imo. Issa was a cutie pie and fun. I loved her bossing the jidges around. Crews was a very good sport and is waaaaaay better than Tyra. I bet he has won the regular gig.
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    SEAL Team

    The one earned moment was Sonny declaring to Jason that being under his command was the greatest honor of his life. Just wonderful. THAT, is the warrior code. I fully bought it and was greatly moved. For the possibility of scenes like this, I hope the show continues. The worst thing the Captain did, and it is not even a close call for me, was to explain himself to Jason in front of his gawking crew, who were under immediate direct threat of detection by a lethal NORK sub. Are you freaking kidding me?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That crew was in utter disbelief of what their lying eyes and ears were telling them. In no other military setting is unquestioned rank more required. The crew was well aware that the Captain ordered the tube disabled, despite his commitment to the overall mission. They would follow that guy ANYWHERE. That Captain had their backs as much as he could. A submariner is a special animal, as is a SEAL. Their training is unique in that they are told they are entirely expendable and they will live in super tight circumstances for weeks on end. They are drilled over and over that orders are to be carried out with alacrity. No open questioning of crucial command decisions can happen. Ever. Blackburn has become a joke. He has got to go. If I am that Captain, I am preferring charges against him for failure in command. Jason is in irons and his career is over if I have anything to do with it. The tick tock of the "last 5 minutes" was woefully off. At least Sonny came out a dead man. That was the inevitable outcome given the timeline depicted. His revival was not obvious to me (good on TPTB) and it was reasonable when it occurred. Davis leaving her post was an excellent example as to why fraternization is deadly in the military. She was incapable of doing her job due to romantic entanglement. Not a small thing. She may have the makings of an officer, I truly do not know. I do know she must separate from that Bravo team immediately. ETA: I was super pleased that Sonny never asked for any sentiments to be passed on to her. Here again, NOT expressing a thought was the correct and courageous act in the context of the team. I was imagining the toll it was taking on him to refrain. That was about the last thing in the world he needed at that point.
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    America's Got These Media Links

    Because enough, as my dear Prince well understands, is never enough:
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    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    This was a majorly blown opportunity. The Prince had a rare opportunity* to act with full-on impunity. He was not dependant upon "Ameriker" to get through. Any number of Gilbert and Sullivan pieces would have been wonderful, and not too vocally taxing. *I strongly suspect a SYCO rat much like earlier rats who sabotaged the Prince in the Finals by reneging on agreed-upon and planned staging/presentation. The Prince was much too gracious when Simon lamented the music choice was too "predictable/obvious". It is inconceivable to me that had "word" come down that Simon wanted flamboyance and outrageousness pushing the parameters of OTA TV the Prince would have failed to deliver precisely that. Epically.
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    AGT The Champions: All Episode Discussion

    It was really too much to hope that my Prince would be granted a GB. His story was a tad disingenuous, as is a Prince's right. After his AGT season, he absolutely toured in clubs which featured glam and such. I have no doubt, however, that his inner demons continue to plague him. His voice less powerful; his sound not as explosive; his staging not quite as audacious; my Prince remains unsurpassed. Triumphantly, he radiates. He glows. He conquers. Poppycock endures. Thank you, John Andrew Quale.
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    SEAL Team

    Sonny as the voice of reason? Now I KNOW this show is off the rails. :) The hardest piece for me to accept was Mandy's anger over the orders. Any number of times she has gone too far on bupkis backing her up. No way a shark like her would choose the occasion of evident success to create waves. If she were about honor, she would have refused to take part. That she is without honor is super easy to accept. It's fine she smelled a rat and was not pleased. That's just a shark swimming. Taking on Orcas? Not so much. I very much enjoyed the talk about daughters, which was really about spouses, and the self. Very smart. DB was pretty good in that scene. To truly love, one must completely let go. It's the scariest thing I know.
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    America's Got These Media Links

    My Prince! He's ever so generous with us. None are worthy of his largesse.
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