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  1. CousinAmy

    S05.E12: Up in the Air . . .

    I actually liked this episode. Everyone seemed to be a little more light-hearted. Week after week there has been so much complaining about the complications from surgery - don't most people accept that there might be complications from any surgery? Especially stitches ripping or infections or one of a thousand after-effects. It's is hard on most parents, too, when they become empty nesters, but more so for Jeanette who has been micromanaging Jazz's life for 18 years. If she has no other interests I can see her go into a depression. With Jazz not around, she loses her not just her "day job," but her identity. I hope she figures out something to do with the second half of her life.
  2. I was shocked after my mother died to get a condolence note from my mother's doctors. I had never met them (1500 miles away) but I do think they liked my mother, and she thought they were gods. Is that something most medical practices do? Or was this highly unusual?
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    S05.E10: Enemy in the Family

    I still have my parents' furniture from the 1940s. Their dressers are solid wood, sturdy with roomy drawers. And their Bendix radio/phonograph - the radio still works! Count me in as another skeptic on Jazz's brilliance in her online scholarly pursuits. Florida Department of Education doesn't have the best reputation. I think online courses can be "gamed."
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    A Place For Questions & Educational Links

    What is a "female brain," though. From the beginning, she was attracted to the sparkly stuff, very childish and superficial. As a 3 year old, she obviously couldn't describe what her definition of being a woman is, but has she ever really expressed anything besides "having a vagina"?
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    S05.E10: Enemy in the Family

    My mom was very pushy about my having friends (nagging me to join a high school sorority) - and I eventually realized it was because she didn't have many friends when she was in high school. And she pushed me to continue seeing my first boyfriend - because she was so afraid that I, a cute, smart college freshman, would never be asked out again if I stopping seeing him. Jeanette must be terrified that no one will ever love Jazz so she is desperate for her to date and pair up. It might not even have to do with Jazz being transgender - because it's really about Jeanette anyway. I can see her fussing over her "baby" no matter the circumstances. I still think Ahmir is an actor - just a really bad one!
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    S05.E07: Your Girl Jazz has a Boyfriend!

    This whole boyfriend thing seems fake to me. Amir speaks as if he's saying lines. (I certainly don't want to dox him, unless they are out and about as a couple in real life.) But this seems clearly designed as a storyline for the show.
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    S03.E08: The White Elephant

    I don't mind so much that Queen Vic kept her girlish figure, but didn't she have internal damage from having given birth so many times? Or did that happen after the last two?
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    S05.E05: It's a Girl

    Often after major surgery the doctors will send the patient to a rehab center - it's a step down from the hospital where they can monitor you, start physical therapy, etc. Or else they might send you home, but since Jazz had her surgery so far from home, a nearby hotel would be the closest option.
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    S03.E02: London Bridge is Falling Down

    After 6 pregnancies I wonder how robust their love-making was. I know I would have locked the door on Albert, no matter how cute he was, if I had spent my 20s being sidelined from my job for a decade. I think she had a clue about how babies are made, and I know I would have put a stop to it. Enough is enough.
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    S03.E02: London Bridge is Falling Down

    I didn't realize that Osborne House wasn't just a house, it was another palace - and huge! They tore down the unoriginal house to put up this new one. (Same with Balmoral.) Of course I spent last night reading about the various castles. Victoria looks as ethereally beautiful after 5 (6?) pregnancies as she did when she was 19. Did she really still have the glow of youth by 1848? I would rather see the character age as the years go by, but maybe the creators think that the audience would prefer seeing young Ms. Coleman play her up till her death. Albert, also, looks the same - although he hasn't had any pregnancies, he literally hasn't changed a hair - a little maturity, maybe a few extra pounds - would add authenticity.
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    A Place For Questions & Educational Links

    I can understand that a two-year-old might have an idea of whether they are a boy or girl, but "the good fairy" and its powers is definitely not something innate - tooth fairy, Easter bunny are learned concepts, either from parents or another older person. What would lead a toddler to think that there was a good fairy that swapped out body parts?
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    S02.E01: Simone

    After her father's phone call Midge rushed home to check on her children. She's still in that apartment and still working. Who did she leave her children with for four days? The housekeeper? I can't believe she didn't try to check with her mother at least once to get an update on how their day went. Was that just a set-up for the physical joke of checking Ethan's eyes, nose and feet. I loved the scene st the switchboard at B. Altmans. I've also worked an old PBX board, though never that busy, and only as a fill-in at lunchtime. We were told to never say, "One moment please" because that was giving the caller a command. That's why they said, "I will connect you" instead of "Hold on." Civility; it was a beautiful thing.
  13. I have 2 relatives from that generation, my late aunt and my older cousin, who were both middle-class, Jewish, married with children, and college-educated, who stuck with their husbands until death did them part. I was married in 1969 and after three years I realized it wasn't working so I initiated a divorce. My family was shocked - I was the first person in my family to get divorced. If it had been 10 years earlier, and if I had had a child of two, I probably would have stayed married forever.
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    S01.E08: Thank You and Good Night

    The new apartments on Riverside Drive were for the wealthy set of the 1920s who gave up their private homes to live in luxury flats - some took their meals in a dining room as in a hotel, but they were built as Classic 6: living room, kitchen and dining room, plus 3 chambers (bedrooms). The maid's room off the kitchen wasn't counted as a bedroom. Since Joel and Midge lived just below her parents, you would think both flats had the same design and same number of rooms. I didn't understand the recording thing. Who recorded Midge's set, and why? I thought it was somehow related to her father's security clearance but were they just fans? And why wax the recording being played while Joel was there?
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    The Royals and Company: The Cast Thread

    I've seen a picture somewhere of Camilla in the 1960s looking very pretty. I'll try to find it if no one else can.
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