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  1. I've noticed the lack of news at the beginning but haven't missed it much. I was thinking it was because we've all heard it so much, it changes so quickly and it's nice to have a break from it. I've liked the different musicians playing the theme at the opening.
  2. I'm done. Watched the third episode of this new season and all the characters have become stupider, more sexist caricatures of how they were written previously. Tonight people deliberately ate rotten chicken salad to avoid spending time with children (which is women's work, with them having the breasts and everything, don't you know). Ugh. No laughs and no need to keep subjecting myself to this.
  3. I was happy to see this show return and usually like it for being an easy comedy to watch with a few clever lines. This episode was not that. I agree with Poohbear617 that it hit all the same old jokes. The fact that Adam expressed all his ridiculous insecurities (re-populating the world, really?) but then they weren't refuted or resolved. And then Andi "gets" to go back on birth control pills with all the negative effects of long term use. And I hated the fact that they made Andi so dumb she doesn't even think of a vasectomy as a possible form of birth control. She is not a dumb character so that just irritated me. And on shallow note. Matt LaBlanc has gained a lot of weight in the hiatus. I actually thought he might have a fake belly on in the first scene and that the storyline was going to include him losing weight. Oops, no, that's real.
  4. Thanks for the heads up. All set on the Tivo. The episode description sounds good. Thanks for the heads up. All set on the Tivo. The episode description sounds good.
  5. I didn't realize The Dream had a new season started- thanks. Loved season 1.
  6. The car divider was wacky. Do you think that the siblings aren't going to push on that nylon and wire structure? Plus it seemed like a potential hazard in an accident. And just a bad overall idea; teach your children to cope with the 'hardship' of sharing space in the vehicle. I agree with everyone's comments about pool guy- no way should this ever become a reality.
  7. That was fun. It's going to be so interesting to watch this unfold as we already know there are big egos and tangled pasts. Plus the different successful playing styles are coming up against each other. I liked the moment cocky Tyson realized he wasn't going to be able to just stroll through this game. You could almost see his stomach drop as he stood there listening to the fact that people were talking about his not-at-all secret alliance that he'd just been bragging about in his TH. And I get to watch some of my favorites- Yul, Jeremy, Sarah, Wendell and our local girl, Danni. Was glad she pushed back on Rob and didn't lie when confronted.
  8. The lasagna thing is making me twitchy. Most states allow selling of a small amount of home baked goods to the public (due to their more shelf stable and lower possibility of contamination) however other foods must be produced in a commercial kitchen that meets certain standards and is available for inspection. Of course, it happens all over the place that there are people selling small amounts of food from their homes. But the lack food safety on this show (no hair pulled back, no aprons or gloves , no hand washing, etc) when this food is being sold to other people is all sorts of wrong and shows why they attempt to regulate this stuff. Plus they still have a dog there, right? And Katie keeps making lasagnas in those big glass pans and I keep wondering how many of those she has and how her clients get those back to her. I know I need to relax and just watch the comedy but these are the things that I can't help but notice.
  9. I agree most of the disguises are so fake looking that you can tell that it's a wig before they make it through the door. I thought the Anytime Fitness boss had a good disguise though. That overly bleached hair and little bit bolder dressing style worked well in the gym setting. She handled the belligerent franchisee well. As he was ramping up his defensiveness and verbal nastiness she firmly turned it around with "Let's work on getting you out of the system." I liked the other two positive employees but am glad the dog is out of there. I like animals but not in my gym, and too many hazards for the dog as well. And also glad that kid isn't practicing his therapeutic massage. Get certified before putting your hands on people before something goes really wrong.
  10. I haven't laughed at an episode so much for a long time but that lawyer and his expert accountant were good comedy. He sincerely thought if threw around legal terms JM would be dazzled by the intelligence and award that ridiculous countersuit. Pompous fool. And then Doug in the hall after the lawyer snarkily rambles on about how the people have spoken through the great Judge Milian, blah, blah puts him in his place with a dismissive "Get it off your chest". Just wish I could see a group of attorneys who know this windbag watching it and rolling with laughter.
  11. Yes, the octopus segment was great. They are indeed fascinating creatures in so many ways and it was good to get see so many aspects of their unique behaviors. This show does such a quality job of really spending the time to cover their stories. They just let the camera watch the subject and allow the reporters to talk instead of the usual surface reporting of the highlights.
  12. That sex button was beyond ridiculous. If you can put the thought into pushing that button you'd have a much better response spending a few minutes looking into my eyes and talking to me. You know, having an actual relationship. I know life is busy and exhausting but a swirling light is not doing it for me. No easy button here! Plus where does this info, particularly from the app, go? That is some prime info that advertisers and others would pay for. Don't think it won't be sold as data. You'll be getting targeted ads from marriage counselors, sex aids and if one or more of you aren't pushing the button porn sites or local divorce lawyers. Plus, if you have toddlers in your house there is nothing they like more than pushing a button, especially one that lights up.
  13. It's been a good break. I really enjoyed Jerika this morning with Anthony and Tony. (But then again Jerika is one of my favorites on the crew) By Monday we'll be back to Gayle's over-explaining and awkward questions. And the moment on the show I dread most when she's there....everyone else can quickly intro the Talk of the Table segment by saying they pick a story to share with each other and the audience. Gayle says all that and then has to add that the reason it is called that is that they are at a table and they are talkin'....every time. Sigh I don't really dislike Gayle but she has some unprofessional habits and no one seems to call her on them. Norah used to nip some of it in the bud but now she just goes off on her tangents.
  14. The crawling through the sand tied like that was a cruel challenge and not fun to watch. I can't imagine that a gummy shark floating in an icy drink is anything but hard yet slimy. They had to be feeling sick after that amount of greasy food. I knew Inspector Dean's case was going nowhere when the first two suspects he had to mark off the list were himself and Chelsea. He's just not as bright as he thinks he is. I'm glad to hear Kellee is at least aware that his flirty friendship could spell trouble. Hope she keeps her distance.
  15. That moment was perfect and almost lets me forgive the editors for failing again to show any interaction between the two people on a tribe that have gone to IOI. Seriously- you show Kellee talking about wanting to build a bond with whoever it is and Noura goes, and we know this woman's filter is faulty at best.... and they show us nothing!? Wow, that turn around at the immunity challenge when the tribe all agreed that they wanted to sit out Noura was hilarious. Poor Noura was sure her amazing persuasion skills had them fooled. I rolled my eyes hard when I first heard the IOI concept and while this season isn't showing superior game play thus far but it's a likeable group and has already provided some laughs and good blindsides so I'm looking forward to watching how this all plays out. And I get Sandra's droll commentary so that's a plus. You got your blindside, indeed!
  16. The commercial that is pushing me over the edge right now is for a drug called Skyrizi. Apparently it is for psoriasis and it may work great but I don't care because the name is insane. They are just shoving words and syllables together and slapping it on pill bottles now.
  17. This show finally limped through its finale with a double episode. I couldn't watch them both back-to-back as the ridiculousness of this game annoys me too much for that. The nurse who played in part one of the finale had to be the worst player of the season. She knew next to nothing. But of course that doesn't really matter because it's a complete game of chance. Not that that worked out for her either. Listening to her sister tell how she had played an amazing game in the overly sincere wrap up speech was too funny. If this manages to come back next summer I'm going to pass- it's not much fun to watch a game so heavily weighted against the player's success. Justin Timberlake and his fake trucker's coat need to go back to the drawing board.
  18. Just finished listening to The Dream on your recommendation. Thanks for that. And now that The Clearing is wrapping up next week might give True Crime Garage or The Vanished a shot. I can only do one true crime at a time - I start getting the facts mixed or the sadness of it all starts weighing on me.
  19. I watched this in the theater when it was first released and was so affected by it. The way these people were 'handled' as it their lives were given over to the researchers was stunning. I was so intrigued I got the book written by the twin sisters that appeared in the doc that were part of the experiment, too. It is "Identical Strangers" by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein. It adds more info and they even talked to the doctor and some others involved. If you want to know more I would highly recommend it.
  20. Never read the book, but I enjoyed this. I do tend to be a fan of a quirky movie and this fit that description. Cate Blanchette plays a very good antisocial person and the actress who played the daughter was good. I'm normally not a Kristen Wiig fan but I liked her here. The story was far fetched but enjoyable. And the scenery was gorgeous. (Once they got out of that ramshackle house- particularly jarring right after the Addams Family trailer!)
  21. Yeah, that was rude and made for a very awkward moment. Gayle does bring in the awkwardness with some regularity with the other hosts and guests. That said I do like most of the changes- talk of the table and before we go segments in particular. I could do without the overly repetitive teasers and the recap at 7:30 and 8:30. People who tune in late can get it when they repeat the leads at 8. Still the best, most news oriented morning show, which is the reason I watch.
  22. Two that I would recommend: The Shrink Next Door- about a patient and his psychiatrist and how things went down a bizarre path. A real lesson in trust and how things aren't always as they seem. The Clearing- A daughter suspects her father of more than one murder. She remembers things from her childhood and goes digging on the internet to find unsolved cases near places they lived.
  23. Really liked this. Jack's struggle to balance the excitement of his music career taking off and then the mixed emotions of guilt and being overwhelmed were well done. The two other people who knew the truth were great. Loved their reaction. I was distracted throughout the movie by how much Lily James resembled Kiera Knightly. They could be sisters!
  24. Loved the correction, too. Grammar matters, people. And the Eric reaction would have been awesome but the cameramen probably have the same problem I have- which one is Eric and which is Chris? And can they please give these people swimsuits?!? It is way past time.
  25. She was in on the plan with Lauren and Victoria to vote out Ron and that's when she offered it up since this was the last tribal it could be used. So he used it as she intended.
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