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  1. SlovakPrincess

    S01.E10: Christmas Wishlist

    I actually enjoy the show for the most part, but I don’t tune in for Eddie - no offense to the actor, who is very handsome, but has kind of a thankless job here. Not gonna lie, the Maggie barfing in Gary’s car scene - and his reaction - melted my cold dead heart. How old is Ashley? Late 20s? And she’s now somehow responsible for Jon’s business and the finances of a grieving family of three? Why ... why did Jon think this was a good idea???
  2. SlovakPrincess

    S01.E09: Perspective

    I like Katherine and Grace Park, but she’s way too saintly continuing to hang out with these people. Also, the law firm stuff drives me nuts. They’re not going to let her never work 6-8 if she turns down partner and continues to be an associate, either! You wouldn’t make that ultimatum, you’d just become partner and start taking that time on any days without a legit filing emergency.... and make the associates cover for that time. Ugh, so inaccurate. I only like Delilah when she’s being nice to Maggie.
  3. SlovakPrincess

    I, Tonya (2017)

    Yeah, I don’t think Nancy needed to be given equal time with Tonya, as obviously the movie is more about Tonya. But the film unnecessarily includes the claim that Nancy acted like a goody two shoes but was really drinking and smoking with Tonya at one point. Which ... what is the movie trying to say? Is it pushing the (reprehensible, in my view) idea that Nancy was stuck up and phony and thus less deserving of sympathy? Or is it just showing that this is Tonya’s attitude, and Tonya can’t help herself from being resentful or defensive? Also not sure how much I buy into the idea that the skating world was overtly cruel to Tonya. Lots of skaters get judged harshly / never get medals for all their hard work / get some bad breaks or scores that should’ve been higher. For instance, the French skater who got rushed out to do her routine early, while Tonya got extra time to fix her skate lace (I remember Scott Hamilton commenting at the time that this seemed unfair, and indeed the girl did poorly). Although perhaps that was the point — Tonya’s traumatic life made it hard for her to see anyone else’s struggles?
  4. I love the Tiffany character - and the actress. Color me shocked that someone out there really liked the Cheryl character and was hardcore shipping her and Robert -- I mean, she was a useful character in many ways and drove some good plots, but on her own merits .... am I just misremembering her as kind of unlikeable and prissy? If you try to watch clips of the Luke / Holly Oil Scam story ... be prepared to hear "Baby Come to Me" fifty bajillion times. In other news, I have temporarily stalled out in my 1985 Aztec Treasure viewing. I need a break from watching Robert pointlessly fuck up his marriage to Holly by continuing to lie to her about who Anna really is. I'm a rabid Robert / Anna shipper, for crying out loud, and even I'm getting frustrated with this. He goes through this whole phase where he snarls at Anna one minute, then goes off to sulk and have flashbacks about her in private. Which is unintentionally amusing, but you can sort of understand that the guy is struggling -- like, he wants to hate this woman, but he just can't, but he also has no idea what to tell his current wife who he loves. Then finally, he reaches a point where he can forgive Anna and she's able to accept that the most she can expect from him is friendship (once she, y'know, stops committing crimes with Sean and starts helping the police). But he's still acting weird and sneaking around. Which of course makes Holly suspect he might be cheating. I mean ... I know it's a soap so things have to be dragged out to infinity ... but the guy is supposed to be smart! At a certain point, even Anna is like "you should probably stop lying to Holly before you completely blow it with her." Robert being stupid for plot purposes is very frustrating for me, LOL.
  5. SlovakPrincess

    I, Tonya (2017)

    I did finally watch this. And ... man, I don't know. The acting was quite good, I will give them that. Two things bothered me: (a) the movie seemed to want to show the horror of Tonya's abuse at the hands of her mother and husband ... while still trying to portray them as somewhat amusing characters, which just felt very wrong to me; and (b) pretty much no sympathy or point of view was given to Nancy Kerrigan. I really think they could have made a nuanced movie that shows how Tonya pretty much never had a chance subjected to so much toxicity and cruelty from such a young age, but still treat Nancy being injured with the seriousness it deserves. I know a lot of people thought Nancy was snotty before the medal ceremony (I did as well, back in the day) and that eroded a lot of sympathy for her -- but looking back on it, I can see how she was pretty young at the time, was caught on camera in a very human moment of frustration and disappointment, and it was probably a lot more than just losing the gold to Oksana. She was probably exhausted by that point and it's not like she got to enjoy that Olympics, what with the stress and likely PTSD of having been attacked, having to work hard to overcome her injury while everyone else was perfecting their routines, and the weirdness of having to be around Tonya and not knowing if this lady had sent someone to attack her. Anyway. I certainly felt sympathy for Tonya after learning the horrors of her childhood and marriage. Showing both women's perspectives (rather than spending so much time poking fun at how stupid Gilooly and the body guard were) would have been a lot more interesting to me.
  6. The hair is fine, it's the suspenders that are killing me. Ned looks like he's about to start eating the divorce papers at the beginning there, lol. Bill and Holly ---- ugh. And Jenny, blah. All the annoyance comes flooding back to me now .... lol.
  7. SlovakPrincess

    Deutschland 83

    Thank you, Hulu, for introducing me to this show now that The Americans is over! (Ok, I'm like 3 years behind, but it's new to me because I was clueless before). Anyway. I'm relying entirely on the subtitles, but I quickly got used to them. Not sure how I feel about Lenora. I understand she believes in her cause and thinks that the West is going to annihilate East Germany if she doesn't do her part to stop it , and she also thinks this will get her sister a kidney transplant ... but she just straight up kidnapped her nephew and could get him killed! If he gets killed on this very dangerous mission, I doubt her sister is going to care so much about getting that new kidney, she probably would've rather spent more time with her son. I like Martin. He's handling the situation as well as can be expected, I guess, although trying to call Annet ... hoo boy. If they didn't need him so badly, the East German spies would have killed him ASAP after learning about that little stunt.
  8. I think Hutch kind of had his own storyline (about trying to survive in prison) during the Ice Princess story. I kinda fast forwarded through a lot of it, but if you're a Hutch fan, I think there are "full episode" feeds that could show you what he was up to during this time period. Early Scorpio is fun. Although I must say, for the millionth time, Laura was a damn fool not to take Scorpio up on his flirting and ditch Luke back then!
  9. SlovakPrincess

    S03.E02 A Philadelphia Story

    I like William, too, and I don't mind that we're still getting scenes with him. I think the actor does a great job.
  10. SlovakPrincess

    S03.E03 Katie Girls

    The idea of Miguel / Toby / Beth having a text chain to talk about how screwed up the Pearsons are? HA HA HA!! Love it. This whole Alan plot line was so utterly pointless. We know she ends up with Jack ... why are we doing this? At least Mandy and Milo looked super pretty in this flashback. And I did like Jack standing up to his shitty father to get his mother out of that house. Yikes, poor Beth! She was so blindsided by that lay off. And she went into that day so gorgeous and confident, too. :( I liked the reminder of the special bond Beth and William formed - that was a nice little flashback. Teen Anesthesia-Hallucination Kate is kinda evil, lol. "Stay here with us ... forever..." I really liked all the Kate scenes this episode. Not gonna lie, I got a little verklempt when she whispered to her ghost Dad, with her voice breaking, "I have to go!"
  11. SlovakPrincess

    S03.E02 A Philadelphia Story

    I loved the all-too-brief scene of Kate and Toby getting flirty in the Lyft. This show needs more fun! And we get way too little of it. I did burst out laughing when Toby blurted out "I'm a heroin addict!" OMG, the precious little face on Baby Sky in the William / ChiChi flashback! It wasn't the time or place, but it's a little too bad that Toby stopped the Rebecca / Kate argument. Honestly, these two need to just have it out already. Rebecca was just about to voice her frustration over (a) probably feeling guilty that she didn't do more to help guide Kate before her weight got completely out of control, but (b) now feeling like she's never allowed to say anything, even when she's genuinely worried for Kate's health. Which is not to say Kate isn't justified in feeling totally hurt whenever her weight is focused on. Or that Toby wasn't partly right that ultimately Toby and Kate have to make this decision. But still -- Rebecca and Kate need to finally say how they feel to each other. But I did like the Rebecca / Kate scenes in the bathroom. The flashbacks -- poor Rebecca. And everyone! And of course we see Randall push his own feelings and desires down to try and be there for everyone else. It's a shame there seemed to be no other adults (friends, siblings, her parents) around Rebecca to be her support system, so she could have some help supporting her kids in their grieving. :(
  12. I frickin' loved the Joe Kelly character when I watched the 1980 and 81 episodes! Heather was so much better as as a villain when she was psycho in a more manipulative and devious way. Not as a campy figure. Heather's relationship with her mother was super toxic, but in a compellingly dysfunctional way.
  13. SlovakPrincess

    S01.E04: Friday Night Dinner

    Ok, I actually really liked this episode. I am feeling more sympathetic to Delilah about the affair now. Obviously, still very wrong, but dealing with her dad's dementia (seemingly alone, it doesn't seem like there are siblings in the picture to help) while Jon got more and more stressed out at work and distant? I can see why she acted out in an unhealthy and wrong way. Katherine has the patience of a saint. Though honestly she's got to have some built up resentment over having to the be responsible one - while probably sensing that Eddie resented her for it. I wonder if the reason she's still pissed, but her anger has cooled fairly quickly, is because she was already getting sick of Eddie even before she learned about the affair. I certainly hope they come up with more story for Rome and Regina! Everything about their story so far was wrapped up a little too neatly. I gasped when Maggie threw the treatment plan in the trash. No, please try Maggie! :( Although I can imagine how horribly demoralizing that would be, to have your cancer come back, and even more aggressive. Like running a marathon and finding out the next day you have to run another one -- with more hills. I can see why the poor woman's in such denial about this. Gary taking his shirt off to show Maggie his scarred chest (and to show he could change) melted my cold dead heart. Aw!
  14. SlovakPrincess

    S01.E03: Turbulence

    Ben was annoying this episode. He's constantly telling Michaela they should not draw attention to themselves .... then he insists on tagging along into the crime scene, where he has no reason to be. I mean, the government agents would have been suspicious anyway when they found Michaela there, but she could sort of come up with some cop reason for being there. Ben was obviously just in the house because he was on the same flight with Kelly.
  15. SlovakPrincess

    S01.E03: Save the Date

    Yeah, I assumed it was a weekend, with everyone having the day off (Gary and Maggie seem to have jobs with regular office hours, but weren't at work, and Ashley was wearing jeans, so I got the impression she just came to the office to help Delilah and friends go through Jon's stuff). And that Katherine had work that needed to get done so she was working at home most of the day instead of enjoying her weekend (as a lawyer, I have been there many times - it sucks). This does, of course, make the absence of all of the children all day more puzzling. Theo was at those swimming lessons a damn long time ... Another weird thing -- do Delilah and Jon not have any living parents or siblings? Where is the extended family to support Delilah and the kids right now?
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