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Eh seems like more of the same, Bridgette bickering with her mother about how she’s raising the kid.

If she gets on some slow, boring but steady track towards getting a good job, finding a partner, it might be boring TV.

So she’s destined to have problems getting a good job and keeping it, with the child care and other daily issues.

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I actually thought this was pretty good. Bridgette wasn't a total asshole, and I felt bad for her when she found out her dad had died. I mean, I dont know how much good would have come from her finding him and telling him off, but now she will never get any real closure. And right after her kind of step dad killed himself! 

This show isnt normally "funny" exactly, beyond cringing at the unfortunate messes the characters find themselves in, when they arent just sad or frustrating, but I laughed when the priest followed the old guy at the funeral by apologizing to about a dozen different communities that were certainly offended by the speech, including eskimos.

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Ha, it looks like this season's episode titles are all SMILF acronyms! The first episode officially airs next week but in case you hadn't noticed from the above posts, it's already available on demand.

S02.E01 Shit, Man, I've Literally Failed

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Bridgette’s search for her father leads her to Philadelphia and back home again as she loses the key to his whereabouts. Tutu’s decision to leave Larry alone with Joe unexpectedly leads both Bridgette and Tutu on a path to close the door on their pasts.

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Original air date: 1/20/19

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More S2 promos and interviews:

Going Down Under with Samara Weaving

 

BTS S2


Frankie Shaw on Bridgette


Rosie O'Donnell on Tutu


Connie Britton on Ally


Female empowerment


Touch of Fantasy

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S2.E1 quotes

Victor: If you gotta look for [your dad], he's not worth finding.

Bridgette: Who's your favorite character?
Larry: Skye.
Bridgette: I don't know. I mean, I like PAW Patrol. I just feel like Mayor Humdinger always picks the same first responders, you know? I mean, I get why Marshall needs to be there. He's a medic. But they're all dude dogs. Like, where the bitches at?

Bridgette: Nobody knows us here [at this church].
Zaggy: Oh, they know me here.
Bridgette: How do they know you here?
Zaggy: Eh, a little problem with a nun. 
Bridgette: It gets dark with you so fast.

Rafi: Dear God, take care of Joe.
Bridgette: Cut that shit out. 
Rafi: What?
Bridgette: We don't pray.
Rafi: We're in a church.

Eliza: [Joe] was my favorite one of your family members, honestly.
Bridgette: Me too, kind of, and he wasn't even related.
Eliza: That's exactly why.

Eliza: What are you wearing? 
Bridgette: You like it? My mom let me borrow it. I didn't have anything black.
Eliza: I'm not mad at it at all. 
Bridgette: Right? My belly's free, and so are my farts.
[Eliza laughs]
Bridgette: What is wrong with you?
Eliza: I'm high as fuck. I popped a weed gummy. 
Bridgette: Oh. I didn't.

Eliza: Oh, man, my dad's such an asshole. 
Bridgette: Why?
Eliza: He treats me like a teenager. "My kitchen ain't a rec room."
Bridgette: You do live in his house and get high all day, and your favorite book is Harry Potter.
Eliza: That's who you look like. 
Bridgette: What?
Eliza: A dementor!

Bridgette: Ally? Are you okay?
Ally: Yeah.
Bridgette: I didn't know you knew Joe.
Ally: Um, I didn't know Joe, but, you know, your mother and I have gotten to be very close. 
Bridgette: Really? 
Ally: Mmm hmm.
Bridgette: Wow.
Ally: Also Mr. Daddy is fucking prostitutes, so there's that.
Scott: They're not prostitutes, mom.
Bridgette: Well, either way, that sounds terrible. I'm so sorry. Um, I have to pee, but I'd love to hear about it later.

Zaggy: Joe. Gawd, you handsome son of a bitch. Looked like a young Robin Williams. You know, we grew up together, Joe and I. Joe used to love to go to the South Shore Music Circus, spending afternoons banging chinks. Chinks! I guess you call them Asians now, but back then, they were chinks. And I tell you, boy, if they had this #MeToo thing - don't touch me, keep your fingers to yourself shit - if they had that back then, we'd be doing time! I'll see you on the other side, pal.
Father Eddie: Thank you, Zaggy, for that colorful remembrance, and I just want to apologize to any of our members from the Asian, LGBTQ, Jewish, Polish, and Eskimo communities.

Bridgette: My dad died.
Tutu: You okay?
Bridgette: I think so. I don't know.
Tutu: Well, let's go piss on his grave.
Bridgette: Think that'll help?
Tutu: Oh, I know it.

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The kids playing Larry are so fucking adorable!

Nitpick: Tutu said that Larry's last meal was ham and noodle stars. Was she just mixing things up because she was upset or has Campell's started making crazy soups since I was a kid? I remember split pea and ham soup and I remember chicken and stars soup, but I definitely don't remember ham and stars. Heh, maybe she mixed them together!

I can't decide how I feel about Bridgette's dad dying. On the one hand, maybe being able to meet him in person and confront him would have given her closure. On the other hand, I agree with the guy from the airport: if you have to go look for him, he probably isn't worth finding.

As immature and messy as Bridgette can be, she told the kindest lie at Joe's funeral. I remember when something similar happened on Ally McBeal. I know that in general lying isn't good, but this was a lie who hurt no one. In point of fact, it made Tutu feel better.

Ha, and Bridgette was right when she said that of all people, Zaggy should not speak from the heart at Joe's funeral. Good lord, that eulogy! Father Eddie's apology makes me glad that we missed the rest of what Joe said.

I'm okay with Eliza getting high before the funeral because it was worth it to hear her say that Bridgette looked like a dementor.

I loved seeing Mindy Sterling!

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S2.E2: Sorry, Mary, I'm Losing Faith

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Bridgette misses a date after unexpected news at Ally’s birthday dinner sends her spiraling towards a religious rediscovery. Raf struggles to establish boundaries with Bridgette in their co-parenting arrangement. Tutu and her sister Jackie are left to sort through their memories of the past.

Original air date: 1/27/19

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Wow, I knew that Ally was self centered but to fire Bridgette at dinner just because her husband is having an affair? FFS.

Poor Tutu. It's hard enough to lose someone you love, but she feels so guilty which is compounding the problem. I hope she takes Jackie up on her offer to spend the summer at Martha's Vineyard (although now that I think about it, would Tutu enjoy that?).

I'm probably going to hell for this, but I laughed when drunk Bridgette stumbled into the church and yelled, "ABORTION!" I don't like that she still depends on Raf (texting him at 2am to come pick her up? not cool), but I'm glad that even while she was drunk and high, she realized that having a set schedule for him to have Larry is better for everyone.

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Where does she get the money to:

  • bathe in 50 gallons of milk?
  • have a tat removed?
  • pick up the check for the dinner with Ally?

She's unstable, undependable and the most stable relationship she has is with her ex drug addict baby daddy.

I'm not sure where this show is going.........

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So Bridget had daddy issues, is what they were trying to convey, which led to the need for that milk bath?

I don’t recall that being a thing in the first season.

This kind of feels at times like Fiona from Shameless in Southey, if she didn’t have to take care of several siblings.  That may be where they take the show, kind of in meandering circles like a show which has been on the air for 9 seasons.

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She was masturbating after she'd eaten Flaming Hot Cheetos--and had the residue on her hands, which, gross, but this is SMILF. The milk bath was to cool her lady bits from the peppers in the Cheetos, just as milk does (to mouths) when people drink it after pepper-eating contests. Any dairy would've worked, including the spoiled milk that she pulled out from the fridge. She would've just needed enough for her crotch, but that wasn't dramatic and comedic enough for TV.

And this has been your gynocological class for the day.

I don't understand why the fantasy man (Was it supposed to be her dead father? I didn't get that.) was wearing a Harvey Weinstein mask.

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1 hour ago, bilgistic said:

She was masturbating after she'd eaten Flaming Hot Cheetos--and had the residue on her hands, which, gross, but this is SMILF. The milk bath was to cool her lady bits from the peppers in the Cheetos, just as milk does (to mouths) when people drink it after pepper-eating contests. Any dairy would've worked, including the spoiled milk that she pulled out from the fridge. She would've just needed enough for her crotch, but that wasn't dramatic and comedic enough for TV.

And this has been your gynocological class for the day.

I don't understand why the fantasy man (Was it supposed to be her dead father? I didn't get that.) was wearing a Harvey Weinstein mask.

I understand that part.

But she was fantasizing about an old fat man in a mask that looks like her father going down on her when she was masturbating?

Serious daddy issues.

 

Now that Ally fired her for spending the day soaking in milk instead of showing up to tutor, how are they going to keep her in the show?

Looks like they got rid of the son that Bridget screwed.

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This episode was too creepy and depressing for me. I cancelled my future recordings. I’m out.

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Ally is so ridiculously privileged and clueless, her scenes are so often just made of cringe. I mean, she fired Bridget over dinner just because her husband had an affair, AND said that she still wanted to hang out?!? After volunteering her maid to babysit Bridget's kid so they could hang out? What the hell?

Bridget really is just such a mess, even when she is trying to be a better person. Blows off a date with a seemingly decent guy, so she can break into a church, steal the wine, and run off with the virgin Mary. I admit, I did giggle at her walking down the road with her Mary statue. Girl needs all of the therapy. 

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S2.E3: Single Mothers Inspire Loving Families

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On the day of Ally’s birthday, three parallel stories reveal the ripple effects of Bridgette’s night out. Feeling neglected by her husband, Ally goes on a mission to obtain a rare Birkin bag. Ida cares for Ally’s children while she struggles to stay connected with her own daughter in Samoa. Elsie and Mindy have to put their own birthday celebration on hold when Ally makes a special request on their night off.

Original air date: 2/10/19

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I guess they want3d to show the lives of some peripheral characters.

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S2.E3

Chloe: He didn't even try to kiss me. He thinks I'm disgusting.
Ida: Why would you say that?
Chloe: Because I'm fat and wearing Ann Taylor like a fucking idiot.

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I didn't mind seeing the other women's lives because it showed us that Bridgette is lucky that she doesn't have to spend eight hours a day with Ally. I know Bridgette needs the money, but good lord, Ally is a pill. She is so self centered. I get that she's upset her husband is cheating on her but that is no excuse for screaming at a salesgirl. I was also creeped out by the fact that the flowers he sent to Ally were signed "Mr. Daddy." Ewww.

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 Ally and that other woman were behaving terribly over that Birkin bag.

Good for Mindy to offer the bag to Ally after the racist display by that other one.

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There was a Birkin bag B-plot on Sex and the City one million years ago. Samantha used her PR "connections"--lying about representing Lucy Liu--to get a bag. Lucy found out and took the bag.

I guess this makes me a small person, but I am very judgmental of people who spend $23,000 on a handbag. That's $9,000 more than my car, which I still drive, cost 14 years ago.

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5 minutes ago, bilgistic said:

There was a Birkin bag B-plot on Sex and the City one million years ago. Samantha used her PR "connections"--lying about representing Lucy Liu--to get a bag. Lucy found out and took the bag.

I guess this makes me a small person, but I am very judgmental of people who spend $23,000 on a handbag. That's $9,000 more than my car, which I still drive, cost 14 years ago.

Yeah it's hard to make her a sympathetic figure.

Then her telling the help -- she has two of them there -- that she told them about the refrigerator, which she's only buying because it clashed with the decor.

And one of the women is basically raising the kids, cheering up the daughter who has major insecurity issues while Ally is whining about her riding lessons and her Birkin bag.

They could have written her character for greater comic effect, like the Jane Krakowski character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is in on the joke about her extravagant lifestyle and the loveless marriage which makes that lifestyle possible.

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On 2/10/2019 at 4:53 PM, scrb said:

I guess they want3d to show the lives of some peripheral characters.

Brilliant. 

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I had absolutely no idea who these people were.  I only watch this for Rosie so I may be out before long....

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9 hours ago, tvaddict44 said:

I had absolutely no idea who these people were.  I only watch this for Rosie so I may be out before long....

So interesting...I was intrigued because it showed how the periphery characters have their own lives and identities - aside from the main characters, who are so self-involved they have know idea/compassion for what anyone else is going through. 

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I agree, I loved this episode. Bridgette isn't the only one whose life is affected by Ally's shitty, entitled behavior. The other women have rich lives, families, people who care about them. To Ally they are commodities, nothing more. It never occurred to Ally to offer one of them her old fridge? I loved Mindy in the fancy schmancy shop. She's wasted in the stockroom, what a natural! Her scene with the Birkin customer broke my heart.

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On 1/15/2019 at 1:40 AM, ElectricBoogaloo said:

S2.E1 quotes

Bridgette: Who's your favorite character?
Larry: Skye.
Bridgette: I don't know. I mean, I like PAW Patrol. I just feel like Mayor Humdinger always picks the same first responders, you know? I mean, I get why Marshall needs to be there. He's a medic. But they're all dude dogs. Like, where the bitches at?

Ok, this is bugging me - Skye is not a dude dog.  And Larry just said she is his favorite.

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3 hours ago, Pepper Mostly said:

I agree, I loved this episode. Bridgette isn't the only one whose life is affected by Ally's shitty, entitled behavior. The other women have rich lives, families, people who care about them. To Ally they are commodities, nothing more. It never occurred to Ally to offer one of them her old fridge? I loved Mindy in the fancy schmancy shop. She's wasted in the stockroom, what a natural! Her scene with the Birkin customer broke my heart.

4 hours ago, Jade Foxx said:

So interesting...I was intrigued because it showed how the periphery characters have their own lives and identities - aside from the main characters, who are so self-involved they have know idea/compassion for what anyone else is going through. 

I'm wondering if it's suppose to be about how these supporting characters are affected by main characters or it's just an attempt to try something different.

It kind of feels like High Maintenance, the way the characters there are interconnected, without being aware of each other.  But the narrative meanders from one character to another, just showing little slices of lives.

I don't know if Ally is entitled or just oblivious of what's going on around her.  Sure she's spoiled but she doesn't mistreat her employees.

She knows a little about Bridget's life but it seems very little about the other women.  For instance, the Jamaican? woman is actually close to Mindy, who is the one who sold her the Birkin bag.  She probably doesn't know that they know each other.

So it didn't occur to her to offer the refrigerator but she gave it to her without a second though and then offered her $400 to babysit Bridget's kid.

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Ally is so ridiculously self centered, but I still kind of enjoy her on screen. She is just so lacking in empathy that it makes you want to shake her and explain to her that the people in her life are actual people and not accessories, but you know it would just go in one ear and out the other. She cant even be bothered with her own kids, let alone "the help" she pays to have around. Her freaking out about her missing a riding lesson and not getting her unbelievably expensive bag and going on about how "everything in her life is a mess and she had just ONE THING she wanted to do" was just peak Ally. And her calling her husband Mr. Daddy is really weird. 

I liked this episode a lot, it was fun seeing the lives of some of the other characters, especially as it tied into last weeks episode. 

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I always enjoy seeing the lives of tertiary characters because I often think about what they’re doing while main events are occurring (I am a dork), so I really liked this episode a lot. I like the juxtaposition of Ally’s life versus the lives of her employees. 

Very well written also. 

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You have to give Connie Britton some credit.  I've only seen her in a couple of things but Ally is almost the opposite of Tammy Taylor.

Or maybe Tammy would be a mess too if coach Taylor was stepping out on her ...  😄

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20 hours ago, scrb said:

You have to give Connie Britton some credit.  I've only seen her in a couple of things but Ally is almost the opposite of Tammy Taylor.

Or maybe Tammy would be a mess too if coach Taylor was stepping out on her ...  😄

She’s really killing it in this role. I only know her from American Horror Story, but I really like her acting choices. 

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S2.E4: So Maybe I Look Feminine

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Bridgette gets a taste of the picture-perfect life of the one-percent, spending a luxurious day at a polo match as a blonde, hobnobbing with celebrities, and celebrating her new best friend’s basic bachelorette party.

Original air date: 2/17/19

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The kids playing Larry are so adorable. I love them so much.

I could totally relate to Bridgette at the beginning of the episode - you finally get some uninterrupted free time to work on your to-do list and instead you waste hours watching youtube videos, eating junk food, trying to apply the perfect cat eye, lying in bed, and stalking your rival online.

I had to laugh at the bachelorette who was wearing her tiara on top of the towel on her head.

Bridgette's Pretty Woman fantasy at the polo match with Kevin Bacon and hip hop dressage was ridiculous but still funny. The polka dot dress was a dead giveaway.

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Bridget has a vivid imagination.

And so do the writers.  I guess it’s a respite from the struggling single mother story.

They seem to be more interested in experimenting with episodes which deviate from the main story line.

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The kids playing Larry are so adorable, I love seeing him just do cute kid stuff. Bridget isnt exactly a responsible parent, but she does do well with him. 

That was certainly an interesting episode. I guessed that this was a dream/imagination sequence when the mannequins came out. Or maybe when Bridget got finger banged by Kevin Bacon. This season seems to be really into doing experimental episodes, its been very interesting. 

On a shallow note, Bridget really does have very beautiful eyes. 

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