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  1. gesundheit

    S05.E03: Chapter Eighty-Four

    Yeah, I think one thing that keeps getting forgotten is that he only has a few years of life experience and most of them were in relative solitude or at least with fairly minimal human interaction. Dude didn't even know what a space bar was, so how did he have time to learn the boundaries and social mores of an adult man? And how would anyone understand the boundaries involved in being told you have a wife and this epic romance and a network full of people who care about you but who also resent your re-emergence?
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    S05.E03: Chapter Eighty-Four

    All I know is that even though Michael now remembers being Michael and will presumably be a cat person again, he better not get rid of Bo! Bo is awesome! It was really bizarre that everyone was just fine referring to him as "Jason," as if he were an alternate personality instead of just Michael with amnesia. But I really hope we get some bromance scenes with Rogelio now that his memory is back, I felt like Rogelio has been too absent from the story about his favorite person ever.
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    S05.E14: Life Is a Cabaret

    Damn. If you'd told me during the first season, or even anywhere up till the 3rd, that Schitt's Creek, of all shows, would repeatedly make me cry during the fourth and fifth seasons I would've laughed heartily and rolled my eyes. What a great show.
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    S05.E18: Andre Johnson: Good Person

    Yeah, I was like "that's.... not what adult humans call it!"
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    S04.E14 Minor Crimes

    I don't know -- Amy did fairly recently return from a 9-month(?) suspension, and led a walkout/strike a few years back. She would not realistically get the job, even if she'd be good at it. I liked watching the destruction and particularly the sight gag of Glenn driving through the store window, but yeah, it made no sense. And to have it concurrent with someone from corporate management LITERALLY AT THE STORE at the time was particularly ridiculous. It's not like she didn't just see him drive through the window.
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    Will & Grace

    Ah okay, thanks. I guess we'll get our answers then! And hit the re-set button, most likely.
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    Will & Grace

    Oh my lord, that's who he was! (And also why I couldn't figure it out!)
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    S20.E19: Dearly Beloved

    Whew. In solidarity with everyone on this garbage. They literally had Benson put her hand on the pregnant woman's stomach to pressure her into keeping a rape baby. That's freaking disgusting. Also, there was no need to drag it out and have the dumb "about to slit his throat" scene for the wife to put two and two together. That should've happened early in the episode and the rest of it should've been (a) trying to find more of his victims to testify and (b) the logistics of putting the case against him together - including more than one rape charge, not just the nutso stalker victim with a bunch of witnesses. You know, both law and order, the stuff we show up for. I swear every time there's a pregnancy that's a byproduct of rape, Olivia acts like it's the first time. She would've seen scores of them (hundreds or thousands, in fact, in the fictional 4500-reported-rapes-a-year Manhattan they live in). I'm sorry, this is a crap job for her if it's such a trigger.
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    Will & Grace

    Agreed on all levels. I really hated this episode other than the great dancing at the end. First of all, Karen had basically implied she was bi for the entire series, then they finally put their money where their mouths are with an active relationship, and then even cancel out series canon ...and they de-queer her in a really insulting reverse parody of what was (yes, funny, but still) the watershed moment in basically all of lesbian mainstream entertainment history. Seriously, screw them. I guess as we all suspected, the G was the only LGBT they care about. Secondly, Grace. Oh, Grace. What a horrible person. Yeah, Noah's a dick. They live together, though. She had a three-sentence conversation with a dude whose name she doesn't even know and is now traveling the world with him? Frankly I hope he turns out to be a serial killer. Also the woman has clients. What the hell? Okay, I guess I was happy with the way Will and Jack's stories went/turned out. Though does Will's proposal means he moves to London? Or they just marry and stay intercontinental? They didn't really clarify that. Has this show been renewed or was that a placeholder series finale? Ugh.
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    S05.E02: Chapter Eighty-Three

    I just get the feeling that they'll put Jason/Michael with Petra eventually so that the series ends with all the main characters getting "happy endings" (since in this type of show, you can't be single and happy at the end). I hope I'm wrong, and apparently there are 19 episodes this season. So anything can happen -- on the show and with my opinions about the show! Personally I want fewer love life shenanigans in general. Don't need the triangle back, even though I was always firmly Team Michael (but I didn't like being a Team Anyone).
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    The Last O.G.

    Too much drama and not enough comedy again for me in the premiere -- but from the previews for the rest of that season, it looks like that was just a grounding point and we're going to get more humor from here on out. I hope so!
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    Good Trouble

    Ugh. I was so worried when they announced this show that it wouldn't really be a duo/ensemble show and would actually just be primarily about Callie, like The Fosters too often was. That they chose to end the season finale the way they did kind of confirms it. I'm tired of it. And her work issues are really tedious considering she chose to clerk for an infamously conservative judge because she was dumb enough to think she could influence him (or however she described it). That ain't how clerking works, ya ninny! I didn't like that they didn't stick to realism. I'm fine with the non-chronological framing, but whatever they were doing with Alice (which honestly confused me and her conversations with Sumi needed to be fleshed out a lot more, but she's not Callie so...) and then Callie gets a scene with literally herself, and then that silly dance scene. With the way they jump around so much, they need to not muddy the waters with "is this even real or not" on top of that. I wonder what the heck Roger Bart thought when he got this script. "I'm sorry... I, a Broadway star, am going to be in 5 seconds of a dance sequence with ....my character's clerk?" Hallelujah that Dennis is alive. I hope Joey isn't gone from the show for good. Totally fine if Sumi is.
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    Will & Grace

    Really, though? Because of the shows she's been a regular or recurring on, I don't recall that ever happening -- OitNB, You're the Worst, Handmaid's Tale, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes... I don't remember it ever happening before Karen. (I suppose you could argue Soso, but she definitely says she's hooked up with plenty of ladies in the past, but I guess Poussey was the first she thought of romantically.) What roles am I missing? I want to go watch! Anyway! I'm in complete agreement that I'd rather watch Karen do this than anything at all with Malcolm. He's not funny, nor is their dynamic. I don't know why they decided to move ahead with them.
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    Will & Grace

    Yeah, I mean I kinda love all these plots separately but that they all happened in the same month on three of the few half-hour comedies I actually watch makes it feel like an epidemic. Obviously it was a coincidence but that's a shame. (Oddly this one seems the most realistic since Karen's always seemed open and willing, but was with Stan in a passionless relationship for so many decades that it makes perfect sense she wasn't able to explore her bi side -- while the other two don't really have that justification.)
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    Will & Grace

    Can someone remind me if Grace ever did meet Noah's daughter back in the fall episodes? I have flashes of memory of it in my mind but I could just be filling in blanks. Samira Wiley is never not adorable.
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    S04.E12 Blizzard

    They broke up because Carol "won" him in a coin toss. Which Sandra accepted, and so did he. They're weirdos. He's also now cheated on Carol with Sandra twice, because Sandra was the one he always wanted anyway. I love Sandra and all, but I don't think we can apply normal relationship standards to these bizarre people!
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    S04.E12 Blizzard

    Mateo and Dina are my two favorite characters and they didn't get showcased that much in this episode, but I still had fun. (Nico Santo's sotto voce delivery of "I just kept crying" after his virginity story had me in stitches, though.) Garrett just rolling right outta there with no coat on the second he could was great. And poor Jonah losing his mind trying to explain that a blizzard doesn't mean global warming isn't real was flippin' hilarious, because we've all been there. Glenn was adorable in his pajamas. Did I miss an explanation as to why he just keeps them on hand? (Or were they Cloud 9 jammies?) How were they concerned about food rations when half the store is food? I got a little confused on that point.
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    The Other Two

    And once again, The Other Two absolutely nails the comedy/drama balance. And really, anytime there's a piglet things are just better to watch.
  19. EoE Island truly is amazing -- I mean these people truly do nothing all day and have no reason to play a social game (they're not all geniuses but even though they don't know how this works, they know damn well these are not the people they're playing with moving forward if they get back in), they don't ever have to work as a team (no challenges), so they truly have nothing to do and nothing to lose. So they're suffering and miserable as it is and they just openly loathe each other at this point. It's gorgeous. A few more days and I'm expecting Reem to start writing "all work and no play makes Reem a dull girl" over and over in the sand.
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    S05.E15: #JustakidfromCompton

    I had mixed feelings. I assume the private school has a finite number of scholarships available each year and if Bow and Dre had already budgeted for Kyra's tuition, then it seems like they could go ahead and pay and the scholarship could go to some family who wasn't well-off. But it also made no sense because Barbara said it was purely a merit scholarship but the article said it was a need-based scholarship (maybe we were meant to understand it as both?). I think the details just confused me. But Ruby reading Dre the riot act was a delight! And I was so glad to hear someone point out that there's no such thing as self-made. There is no way in hell that a major advertising group in Los Angeles would hire some 19-year-old who didn't go to college as an assistant. Also Junior chasing Josh around with his resume cracked me up -- what in the world would Junior have on his resume other than the internship there? He's never done anything!
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    Good Trouble

    I watched The Fosters from the first second to the last, but somehow I can't recall how Stef is an "ex-cop." What does she do now? I'm not really sure how it was so dramatic that Callie got taken off that case. At least she didn't get fired! I don't get how she was so shocked, but then that's Callie. Always crossing boundaries (often for good reasons, but still very improper and in this case unprofessional as hell) and then being stunned for being called out on it.
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    Yeah, Gabe is a prick to be sure, but Annie is a TERRIBLE employee. I found it so unrealistic that he didn't fire her. Pretty much a fire-able offense every episode. I did think the show had some great moments, but I went back and forth on whether or not we were supposed to be on Annie's side most of the time or think she's insufferably self-absorbed (and yes, she did finally get called out on that a little bit in the last couple of episodes, but nowhere near the amount she should have). I mean did she really think the way she stood up Amadi to have couch sex wasn't every bit as bad as Ryan standing her up for a dumb pencil game? And the way every single conversation was about her, despite other people desperately trying to get a shred of empathy in return from her? Anyway, hopefully if there's a season 2, the growth she made this season will make the character more rootable since for me it was mostly Aidy's own irresistible charm that had me caring. (And more Fran please!) Does anyone know why Hulu released this all at once, unlike their other originals? Have they changed their strategy or was this just for this one?
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    I'm so sad it's over. I wouldn't say I loved this season as much as the others, but it was still really good. And boy do those two weirdos like having babies. The recurring commentary on Rob's dad being yellow was so funny and disturbing and gross. Good makeup job! Frankly I surprised myself by how delighted I was by Chris and Fran's reunion.
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    S02.E11: New Beginnings

    I'm always curious whether these people are ever followed up on. I mean I know they don't actually exist so technically they neither die nor recover fully, but I can't help but think about how if I were a rescue worker, I'd be so curious all the time. But maybe it's sometimes best to stay in the dark because you really don't want that weight on your shoulders when it's bad news. Real genius move from Maddie, who at the moment she's being told that her violent ex has disappeared, opens her front door and walks away from it. Didn't really ring true for an abuse victim who is basically on the run from her ex. Anyway, god bless this ridiculous show's return! Just don't kill Chim.
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    S04.E11 Steps Challenge

    She's definitely a series regular and may have had time off for any number of reasons, it wouldn't have been about money this time