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  1. That was my mom's reasoning too, for the same movie. She would make sure to skip the pregnancy scare scenes but was fine letting me watch the rest of the movie...although that proved to be a problem once 4 year old me started singing "look at me, I'm Sandra Dee. Lousy with virginity". Had no idea what I was singing, but still, oops. A lot of my other movies have already been mentioned, but Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Remember the Titans, Ferris Bueller, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The First Wives Club, The Birdcage, most Disney movies, and so many more.
  2. I'll be honest, the reason I originally couldn't stand Taylor Swift was because I was just so sick of hearing her everywhere. whether it would be her songs or who was in her squad or whatever. But what made me actually start to dislike her was when I found out that she was suing people who made stuff with the line "haters gonna hate" cause she had trademarked it - because really the woman is richer than God knows how many people, and the people using the line are her fans so I don't see the need for the legal action, AND it's a saying that was around before she sung it. So I find this amusing,
  3. Lady Gaga's "Dance in the Dark" mentions a few random names, like Marilyn (Monroe), Judy (Garland), and (Stanley) Kubrick.
  4. ChaseMCP

    Musical Pet Peeves

    I'm tired of radios playing remixes of popular songs, especially for ones that don't need it. For example, the song 'The Hanging Tree' from The Hunger Games. I can't imagine why someone would listen to a song like that and then think "you know what this needs? Remix beats." Add in songs from Lorde and Lana del Ray and it just confuses me cause it takes away the originality given to said songs.
  5. "Hope-watch" is a good term and explains how I approach certain shows. Like House. It was one of my absolute favorite shows in the early seasons, and it was because of that that I let some things slide in the third season (like the Tritter arc). Then season four came where half of the cast was replaced by less interesting characters. And the whole time I'm thinking "oh, they have to bring the old characters back soon. Who just dumps a bunch of established characters?" But it was all just a mess. For some reason Foreman stuck around, and poor Chase and Cameron were bumping around with no real p
  6. God, I couldn't stand the friends in The Devil Wears Prada. Not to mention that during the "holding the phone away from her" scene I'm pretty sure Andy had just given them some free fancy purses, and their response was to risk getting her fired? Some friends.
  7. I guess my UO for Game of Thrones would be that the top three favorite characters (aka the ones who get the most promotion) aren't in my list of favorites. I'm of course talking about Tyrion, Dany, and Jon Snow. That's not saying I don't like them - I do. But it really is a large cast of different characters, so my top favorites are some of the ones who don't get the focus, which is why it's always been disappointing to me that Tyrion in particular (even though Peter Dinklage does a great job) remains the "face" of the show. Especially because even though some characters are more important tha
  8. At this point, I've seen so many women in TV news wearing sleeveless dresses that I've seriously wondered if they were allowed to wear something else. It's gotten to a point where that's all they wear. I remember seeing Savannah Guthrie wearing a dress with long sleeves two days in a row and it stood out to me, when it really shouldn't have, because it was so rare. I've never watched Fringe so I can't comment on the wardrobe choices there, but one thing that NCIS always did right was even when they had Ziva wearing more makeup than she needed towards the end before she left the show, she alwa
  9. Something I've noticed with female characters lately is that not only do they suffer heavily from critics who have always dislike female characters, but they also suffer heavily from critics who want more female characters. When a female character suffers from poor writing, people say it's an example of how the show must hate women as a result, not only ignoring the poor writing some of the male characters receive, but also dismissing all of the other female characters in the show. For example, Ani on True Detective. Like the other characters, people pointed out their disappointments with
  10. I just started watching Drunk History a few weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. At first glance I'd thought it'd be drunk people who would cover history events we already knew but because they were drunk there would be more silliness so I didn't expect a whole lot of history. Didn't it surprise me then that not only do they cover some lesser known events, but for the most part each segment is historically accurate, but still with silliness because drunk people. I can't stand being around drunk people in real life, but the history nerd in me decided to go for it and check out the show - I'm gl
  11. Bob's Burgers. I won't say I hate the show, because I don't, but I've watched it a couple times and I'm not feeling it. I just can't get past the two female characters who obviously have male voices, it's too distracting. It's still something I'll put on in the background occasionally, just in case it draws my interest at some point, but I'm not seeing it happen anytime soon. Archer. Another show I'm still sort-of trying but haven't gotten into. Sometimes I'll laugh at it, but I guess it's too...out there, maybe? As with Bob's Burgers, I'll keep Archer on in the background because I want
  12. It may be more on the modern side of history, but I was thinking how if there's a Massachusetts episode they could do a bit about Jaws. From the behind the scenes disasters, to it becoming the first blockbuster/the movie that began Steven Spielburg's career, to its impact on shark hunting/shark studies, there's a lot that someone could work with.
  13. Two performances from Pirates of the Caribbean: First, Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, of course. Ignore for a minute how many unfortunate sequels were created from the first movie and how this character probably overstayed his welcome. His performance as Jack Sparrow was really unique and a truly original character. I kind of wish Johnny Depp had won the Oscar that year because say what you will about how long the character has been around, I doubt there's been another Oscar-worthy performance like it. Second, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa. Johnny Depp gets all of the attention for the movi
  14. As a history major, I like the fact that for the most part each bit is historically accurate, and the bits that aren't are completely obvious so it's still enjoyable. Also, I like that it's informative and shares bits of history people may not be aware of. And I hate drinking/being around drunk people so I'm very surprised at how much I like this show.
  15. I'll second Leverage, and I believe it's also on Hulu Plus and the ION channel airs reruns of it. Now that it's finished its first season a show I'll recommend to anyone is The Brink. I don't hear many people talk about it, which is a shame because it's actually a fun show - as long as you know what you're getting into. It's vulgar and has a fair amount of sex, but it's hilarious and has a great cast. It's a political show and the best thing about it is that all the characters are given personalities, including secondary characters. It's not just "Americans are good, other countries aren'
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