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  1. Blakeston

    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    As much as I like this show, I feel like there are things that don't really add up. One is what the hell Bonnie is doing with someone like Nathan. I know there are plenty of beautiful, free-spirited, alluring women out there who have married neanderthals - but they've never shown us what on earth she ever found attractive about him. (To be fair, it looks like they might explore that this season.) With Perry, at least, they showed us why Celeste was with him. As horrible a human as he was, he had a very charming side, and he was drop-dead gorgeous to boot. He seemed to the outside world like a catch. But Nathan with Bonnie? They have yet to give us any clue what that's about. The other thing is that I cannot buy for a second that Renata is a Meg Whitman-esque CEO. In the first season, she seemed like an exceptionally capable businesswoman whose Achilles Heel was her fear of anything bad happening to her daughter. But the more we get to know her, the more she seems like a complete neurotic in general, with very little control over when she loses it. Renata would have been dismissed a long time ago by the corporate good old boys as "too emotional," "too hysterical," and "no good in a crisis."
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    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    I think that Celeste must be so filled with self-hatred and guilt that she wants the world to know that she lied about Perry's death, and she believes (at least on some level) that her children should be taken away from her. It would explain why she insists on handling everything with Mary Louise so terribly.
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    S01.E01 Pilot 2018.06.03

    Wow, having watched this, there's no question in my mind that Elektra's way of speaking is based on Crystal Labeija. That said, it also drives home for me just how wooden and "off" Elektra's line readings are. This is how you speak in that affected style while still sounding like a human being and not a poorly-programmed robot.
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    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    It seems to fit the writers' goal, which apparently is to show us that pretty much everyone in Monterey, outside of the main characters and the therapist, is an absolutely horrible person.
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    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    There would be no need to bring up self-defense. This was a clear-cut case of defense of others. I can't even fathom a prosecutor going after a woman who pushed a man away from his wife as he was savagely beating her, with multiple well-respected members of the community being able to confirm what they saw.
  6. None of that justifies a judge telling a defendant that she'd like him to be raped. No matter how ugly the trial gets, that's simply not an acceptable thing to say. Plenty of judges have gotten through horrific cases involving people who both raped and murdered children, without sinking to the level of saying that.
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    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    It's not a nonprofit, though. What she's describing sounds like it could easily be pretty shady. I really hope the show makes it clear exactly what the public was told about Perry's death. We saw Madeline telling the police that Perry was being violent when he "fell." It's just a question of whether the police revealed that to the public. I'm sure that Mary Louise would have sought out any and all information provided by the police about his death. If the police have already acknowledged that Perry died attacking women, then Mary Louise really has no excuse for talking about how glorious her son was. I also hope they reveal exactly what motivated the women to lie to the police. Did they think it was the best way for all of them to avoid jail? Was it to prevent Bonnie from being publicly labeled as a killer? Was it to protect Celeste's kids from knowing how evil their father was, and/or to protect Ziggy from realizing who his father was? Or was it all of the above?
  8. Blakeston

    Life In Pieces

    Re: women who breastfeed drinking alcohol - isn't the idea to let some time pass between when you drink, and when you feed/pump?
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    Life In Pieces

    So Jen's drinking wine while she breastfeeds? I didn't just hallucinate that?
  10. Blakeston

    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    I seem to recall her mentioning a Florida connection, but this profile of her calls her an LA native. I'm not sure what the timeline is.
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    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    Vanjie is from L.A. However, her mother has a New York accent, and Vanjie definitely picked up that accent - she sounds more New York than California. Also, most of the time she speaks in an exaggerated gruff voice, where she's practically belching out her words.
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    Leaving Neverland

    I would have expected her to get a lot more than that, honestly. I wonder what percentage of the proceeds from his estate goes to her. Maybe the family gets less than people perceive, due to the obscene amount of debt that Michael left behind?
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    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    This season had a lot of drama, but very little joy. I spent most of it just being aggravated with Silky and Ra'Jah, the terrible judging decisions, and Ru's general shadiness.
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    What We Do In The Shadows

    Did Nadja's inability/refusal to say the name "Jeff" remind anyone else of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? They did the same joke with the same name, when Titus kept acting like he couldn't remember the name of his ex's new boyfriend, and called him things like "Jorp." I have to think it's either a strange coincidence or an homage.
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    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    I would have expected the production people to encourage Silky to choose Yvie, rather than Brooke Lynn. The ideal scenario, drama-wise, would have been for Silky and Yvie to finally face off, and then they could give us the inevitable Yvie/Brooke Lynn finale. I wonder if Silky's choice was just (wildly misguided) bravado - trying to prove that she isn't afraid to take on the best dancer in the competition, even though she was clearly scared shitless.
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