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  1. Amethyst

    The Favourite (2018)

    I can see why this movie isn't for everyone. The graphic scenes and gratuitous language really did juxtapose from the beauty of the palace and everything around it. I did enjoy it, although I could have done without the puking scenes. Ugh. But the performances are excellent, and the myopic fish-eye lens was creepy. It's hard to say who was the best of the three, but I'm glad Olivia won the Oscar. I would have been happy if she or Glenn Close had won it. Abigail wasn't just the villain because she ingratiated herself with the Queen, it's that she disregards Sarah's political involvement, especially since Anne isn't able to make all those decisions herself. Everyone, even Harley, has some concern with the war and its effects. Abigail only cares for herself, and she's willing to throw Marlborough to the wolves, despite that he helped win the war for them. It's just another example of Abigail's cruelty and selfishness.
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    What We Do In The Shadows

    Colin definitely came across better in the second episode. He was more sinister. I cracked up when he was so aroused after the meeting, he couldn't even get up and leave. Guillermo is going to be mad that some random newbie (Jenna) was turned before he was. Lbr, Nandor is probably stringing poor Guillermo along, lol.
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    S03.E18: Her

    Decent finale, but they've had better. Rebecca being the famous her wasn't surprising. It's not too far from what happened to Jack. He had a heart condition that ended up contributing to his death, but no one realized. I think Rebecca's accident did more damage than they thought and it might have led to her being where she was in the future. As for Beth and Randall...ok? I do miss how they used to be, but this reunion didn't feel earned. A nice speech and moving to Philadelphia isn't going to solve things, considering they've had these problems for years. I actually thought they were going to move into the apartment building they own but never mention. At any rate, these two need marriage counseling more than anything else, but I think the writers want to get them back at status quo, so here we are. Was Beth upset because there were so many mommy types in her class? Unless she'll only teach aspiring ballerinas, who's to say she won't get that same clientele in Philadelphia? Speaking of speeches, haha, Deja finally got to do hers. She did a good job at it. Still, one Pearson speech per episode is enough. Didn't need to hear Jack's. Too bad for Kevin and Zoe, but neither is right or wrong. They just wouldn't work out. Glad Kate woke up to how bratty she was being (again) because I was not in the mood for that for the millionth time. And yes, some of that is on her own insecurities, not because Rebecca was a great mom. I wonder if Nicky reminds Rebecca of Jack, and that's why they're together in the future, assuming that's the case. If so, poor Miguel.
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    What We Do In The Shadows

    I was a little worried that this wouldn't hold up to the film, but it did very well. And that's not easy to do. It's one of the best comedies ever. The scene with Nick trying to escape the vampires always has me in tears. But the new vampires are hilarious. I also like Guillermo as the familiar. I wasn't too thrilled about Colin, though. I think he's there so they can have some of the vampire scenes in the daylight, but he didn't do much for me. I'm guessing the Baron is going to be a pile of dust when we see him next, since the windows weren't properly boarded up in the attic.
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    It's not all of a sudden, Randall's stress, anxiety, and impulsive behavior has been part of his character since the beginning. Before, it made sense to see why he was all over the place, but his actions always affect his family. It's just reached a point where it can't be hand-waved anymore. It's not only financial. It's not right for him to make these major decisions without discussing it with his wife. I think the political storyline was where they reached the breaking point. Beth shares some blame in this, too. She should have spoken to Randall a long time ago about feeling unhappy and unfulfilled in her career, instead of going along with whatever interest he had that week. Could she have worked her teaching around her life better? Maybe. But has Randall done that?
  6. Amethyst

    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Good point. I hadn't thought about that. It really was horrible. That "showing housewives how to twirl" remark was particularly mean. And Randall telling someone to grow up is laughable.
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Seeing Randall and Beth is just depressing now. I think Beth took off her wedding ring at the end. 😞 Randall can apologize til he's blue in the face, but it doesn't matter, because he meant what he said. It's fine when he's the one being indulged, whether it's bringing a random stranger home, quitting his job, or becoming a landlord on a moment's notice. Randall justifies his own whims, but can't do the same for his wife, unless he can find a way to relate it back to himself. The funny thing is that Beth is the one person who's been holding him down while he's been doing all of this. Besides all this, much respect to Beth for holding her own during that dinner, especially after a three hour driving delay. She's been through a lot and it doesn't seem like she has anyone to really confide in anymore. Maybe William would have listened? Sophie and Kevin are much more believable as exes than as a couple. It's the first time (to me anyway) that they came across as natural and warm towards each other. I'm glad Sophie is happy, and not pining over Kevin. It's a better farewell than their last one. I don't think Kevin is in the right frame of mind about kids right now. He's trying to get sober again, and the thought of losing Zoe might be too much for him to deal with at the moment.
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    Miguel's the saint since he actually puts up with this. That's why I hated Toby's joke at the end. I get that he was burned out and didn't mean to be hurtful, but given the context of the episode, it just felt cruel. It's like kicking someone when they're already down.
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    What a depressing episode to watch. Just an hour of people sniping back and forth, when they weren't passive aggressively glaring at each other. I wouldn't have blamed Beth if she dragged Randall for the rest of the episode. The campaign isn't the first time Randall's gone over her head. Randall does equate everything to how he feels, and I hope this isn't the last time it's brought up. Kevin made my shit list when he was so rude to Madison. These people barely get along with each other, let alone other people. They need all the friends they can get. I thought something was seriously wrong with Rebecca besides being scared. She looked unconscious before she yelled at everyone to shut up. She could have done that without the longwinded speech, though. Just saying.
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    The Intern (2015)

    The movie is still breezy fun, but it really does fall apart in the last 30 minutes. The last scene with Jules and her husband needed more than "Ok, no CEO and all is forgiven." At the very least, those two needed marriage counseling. Bingo. It didn't have to be all or nothing. Ben was right that no one could run the company like Jules, but there needed to be someone else to help shoulder the load. At the rate the company was growing, Jules would only have more responsibilities on top of the ones she already had. Ben might have helped mellow her out but he wasn't taking on the new duties.
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    S03.E13: Our Little Island Girl

    It's time they gave Beth her own episode and this did not disappoint. I loved seeing how she became the way she was, and now the flash-forward makes sense. Once again, they nailed the younger counterparts. Younger Beth even had the same birthmark. It adds insight to Randall, too. It shows why Beth is so drawn to him. He's spontaneous and idealistic when Beth feels she can't be. I think Beth lost some of the joy of dancing after her father died. Sure, she could have kept dancing, even if she knew wouldn't make it professionally. But part of what made it wonderful was her father's steadfast encouragement, and with him gone, it wouldn't be the same.
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    S01.E14: The Forsaken

    Kapoor went too far. It might take more than 10 minutes to do a proper consult, but ERs are already swamped with patients, so I can't blame New doc for trying to streamline things. Kapoor didn't need to spend all that time listening to the woman complain about her in-laws once he figured out the diagnosis. Has Sharpe said in the past that she wanted a baby? I knew someone would show up to claim the baby, whether it was the girl, the father, or some other relative.
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    Corporate

    Elizabeth Perkins.
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    Corporate

    The last two were ok, but not as strong as the beginning of the season. The whole murder mystery thing felt kind of dumb, tbh. Also, I missed Grace, but it makes sense that she wouldn't have gone to the retreat.
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    S01.E13: The Blues

    Maybe Iggy's plan was ambiguous and we're not meant to know if he really trusted Bloom. But if he just went on her merit, then he's a fool. There's a reason Bloom was being reported by the other staff.
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