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  1. I got bored, and gave up as soon as the Marlena Debbil Woman flashbacks started. Don't care about Tony or Andre or Gina. (Am I the only one who thinks that Thaao Penghlis has been self-indulgent and terrible -- I mean, truly awful -- for years?)
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    S06.E10: Gintars

    Okay, but maybe the Latvian branch of the family tree has a few extra twists (and a ... loop).
  3. I'd like to issue a correction: He's like a goldfish that somehow manages to hold one grudge (... at a time). Bonehead Black just makes me tired. Also: Has anyone seen Julie and Diana in the same scene? Are they supposed to look like the same model of the ShriekBot 3000? (Everyone on this show is starting to look sort of the same.)
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    S06.E10: Gintars

    Aaand ... with that, the Boyles are officially no longer the weirdest family on this show.
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    S06.E10: Gintars

    My favourite part of that plot thread was Holt and Amy's little crypto-fistbump. I'm not sure Fanboy Holt works for me, really; at least not entirely. It seems undignified for him -- especially the "I'll answer to anything" bit. Uh, you really won't, Raymond Holt (except possibly "Daptain"). And berating Rosa and Terry for "common fools" seemed unnecessarily nasty. Ehh. Maybe I'm just not feeling this episode. I did like that line -- like, A LOT, a lot. Barinholtz is really great, and I agree he made the most of oddly out-of-tune material. I thought the "real dad" line was weirdly retrograde, but also probably consistent with Charles's own sense of insecurity, which can be extreme. The moment that made me laugh the most was the expression on Charles's face on putting on the Pal #1 and Pal #2 hats. ("They hurt.") Hee. That made me laugh, too. I loved that Rosa was proven right in the end.
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    Whiskey Cavalier

    Hopkins played the boyfriend, later fiancé, of Courteney Cox's main character on Bill Lawrence's sitcom Cougar Town; Ellie, the caustic best friend of Cox's character, called Hopkins' character "Tiny Eyes" pretty consistently. I think she threw "Dime Eyes" into the mix occasionally. (In her defense, Ellie was a truly horrible person.)
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    A whole day of non-pervy Scully seems like a pretty high bar to clear...
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    I want to go back and confirm this (... do I need a reason to re-watch?), but doesn't Rosa have an almost-throwaway line early in the B-plot about how it sucks to manipulate people into giving you what you want? Pretty savage. On the other hand, if Maleficent tells me she doesn't deign to own a television, who am I to argue?
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    S01.E06: Unexpected

    Why does everyone on this show lie so reflexively? People, not one of you is capable of keeping a secret. No one you know can do it. (Except Ashley, apparently.) Your secrets will come out -- usually in a matter of days, if not hours.
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    I'm sure it was meant to. I don't think there's any other way to say that. "Pious" is right. You're kind. Absolute horror -- like "Is it possible I've been wrong about you this whole time??!" Of course, Jake's reaction to David's "I don't own a television" was also nearly existential horror. 😉 Eeeeyah. ::scrubs at brain::
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    I was so wrapped up in this, I forgot it was a cold open. I was imagining Jake on Scully-wrangling duty all the way down to the courthouse and through the trial!
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    What I remember is "You keep saying how nefarious you are!" Brilliant (either way).
  13. Maybe he just doesn't remember. He's like a goldfish.
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    I love this show so much. I think Holt's rundown of "the French parlour game, Charades" plus the Dead Elvis impression had me howling for two minutes straight.
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