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  1. marceline

    Law & Order: SVU in the Media

    Finally somebody says it. SVU's Upcoming, History-Making Season 21 Should Be Its Last
  2. marceline

    Good Girls

    I just have to say that as someone who grew up in the suburbs, I find the lack of attention paid to the shenanigans at Mary Pat's house to be astounding. Her husband dies in the front yard and lays there until the sun goes down and no one says a word? The kids don't even ask why Dad is asleep in the yard? She backs her car over Boomer and no one hears the thud or notices her dragging his body in the back yard? Beth breaks into her locked mailbox by loudly banging on it with a rock and no one notices? Are all the houses in that neighborhood foreclosures or something?
  3. marceline

    S15.E25: Jump into the Fog

    The fact that nobody even thought to call Koracik pissed me off. Isn't Amelia supposed to be his friend? Why wouldn't she have thought to call him once she got Teddy to the hospital? She of all people would've understood what it's like to fall for a baby. She was in Owen's house because of Leo. She and Koracik are basically in the same position.
  4. marceline

    S02.E18: This Life We Choose [Season Finale]

    I didn't recognize her at all.
  5. marceline

    S08.E07: Episode 7

    I've got to give the show credit. They did a really good job building this story as a season-long arc. I had been thinking that the show was leaning in a little more on abortion stories this season but I just chalked that up to modern politics. I still didn't think much about it until I came here and saw the details that some of you noticed and remembered such as the money in Gran's cupboard or the fact that the "abortionist" charged 7 pounds. I give the writers credit for doing a subtle slow build. That said, I also agree with those who said this episode was over stuffed. The abortion story, the gonorrhea story with the sex addiction angle, Sister Frances' first birth, the advisory board, Mai and the Turners, and Phyllis' recovery. There was a LOT crammed into this episode. Also, add me to the list of people annoyed by Sister MJ sitting right in front of the TV. ETA: Can anyone explain the expressions used during the bingo game? (5 and 6? Val and Gran say "Was she worth it?")
  6. marceline

    S02.E12: Sanctuary

    That's a good point but honestly this marriage just seems doomed. I'm trying to think of when they've ever been happy and the only time I can think of is when they were addicted to cigarettes. This episode did kind of make me think about how current politics have torn a lot of relationships apart and if that's something the writers are trying to examine.
  7. marceline

    S08.E02: Episode 2

    I've been saying for years that I want Tim to have a story where he brings a classmate of his to the Nonnatans or his father because she's pregnant. It's a story that writes itself. For all the new characters we've been introduced to over the years, it's kind of amazing to realize how irrelevant this core, legacy character has become.
  8. marceline

    S08.E02: Episode 2

    I knew we were looking at sickle cell the moment Mom said "growing pains." I remember a friend and classmate of mine died from it in the 5th grade. He was constantly out of school with crisis after crisis.
  9. marceline

    S02.E13 Fight or Flight

    I feel like one thing we could us more of on TV right now is scenes of women killing their abusers. I cheered when Maddie shoved that knife into him. Can this please be the last time we have to see Chim in the hospital? First the head injury then this. This character shouldn't be subjected to any more. R.I.P. Convenience Store Guy. You died trying to help someone who needed it.
  10. marceline

    S15.E19: Silent All These Years

    According to Wikipedia the first Safe Haven law was passed in Texas in 1999.
  11. marceline

    S15.E19: Silent All These Years

    That was something else that annoyed me. She's upset that her mother never tried to find her but when she shows up to the door she introduces herself as Jo Karev and not Brooke Whatever Her Last Name was. She's using an identity that was designed to keep her from being found instead of the childhood identity that a birth mother might have been given.
  12. marceline

    S15.E19: Silent All These Years

    Especially a healthy white baby girl. You'd have prospective parents fighting each other with sharpened rocks to adopt. I found this a decent hour of television but that pulled me right out of it. Also, I think it sent an unfortunate message about Safe Haven laws.
  13. marceline

    S03.E17: R&B

    I'm still processing this ep but I wanted to give credit to a small scene that I thought was great writing... That moment when Randal said "My dad died less than a year ago" and then admitted that he's not used to saying that out loud rang so true for me. My dad died almost 30 years ago and I still remember how hard it was for me to talk about him in the past tense.
  14. marceline

    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Can I just say that Beth Pearson is one hell of an actress? To have heard that message and still sit at that dinner playing the doting wife the way she did was some Meryl Streep level acting. I enjoyed her calling him out for making it even longer by having another cup of coffee because she must've been screaming inside at that. The sad truth is we've been headed here for a while. As soon as Randall bought William's building he's been finding one stressor after another to his marriage (BTW, is anybody still working on the repairs to that building? Does he have a super that he's paying?) He had NO business running for office at all but the real break came when Beth asked him to drop out and he wouldn't. Everything else has just been salt in that wound. I honestly don't know what to make of Kevin and Zoe. I feel like they've been together a short time and in that short time it's just been all angst. Her abusive past, her moving in, his relapse, and now they're talking about kids? Also maybe now is not to time to make big decisions like that when the Kevin only has a week of sobriety back under his belt. Toby bonding with the dad in the waiting room was a nice moment. I found myself thinking "Look at the nice conversations this show can have when you don't have one of the Pearsons telling some drawn out monologue."
  15. marceline

    S02.E11: New Beginnings

    I thought that was a nice touch. Kids in the house means gun in the safe. Too many people get their ideas about gun ownership from media so little scenes like that can do some good. This show is a crack fest but it's a fun watch and it's weekly Angela Bassett which is just fine with me.