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    Bosch

    Not well known by me, anyway. I said "who?" even after looking him up on IMDB. But then, I've only seen him in Bosch and haven't seen The Wire or Homicide: Life on the Street, which I'm sure made him well know to many other people - just not me. 🙂
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    As a person with really bad eyes, it looked to me that Roey wasn't seeing well with his glasses, and that was part of his "tic" that people are complaining about. I noticed him squinting, and I know that I do the very same movements sometimes when trying to read something in the distance (because even with a single prescription strength, what you see in the bottom of the lens can be better than the center - especially when you're on the verge of needing a new pair of glasses). I shouted them out as well, but blanked on Sue - not that I didn't know who she was, it was just that "Grafton" refused to shuffle forward from my brain and come out of my mouth. Shouted his name too. 🙂
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    S02.E05: Chapter Five: Dig Dug

    Each drawing was a bit different - with slightly different colors and the "tunnels" and other lines going in slightly different directions on the page. She fit them like a jigsaw puzzle - it was a gargantuan task, but I had no problem with it. (the first time I watched it, I thought it was ridiculous too - the second time I took really careful notice of each drawing)
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    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    I'm pretty sure El felt betrayed by Aunt Becky, who didn't really know the stakes. And though I don't remember it clearly, even before the call Becky made, I never got the sense that Becky wanted El to stay.
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    I remember it as that bad. I worked in a small office where everyone but me smoked, and chain smoked. (Well, actually, there was another non-smoker, but when she complained she was let go.) When restaurants grudgingly started having non-smoking areas (as opposed to no smoking, which was later), I remember one where the non-smoking section was on a raised platform in the center of the restaurant, so instead of getting some smoke, we got all the smoke. Another time (and this was in 2000, in Kentucky), I couldn't figure out why I was smelling smoke at an airport when the smoking area was glass enclosed. I looked closer, and the glass "walls" were not floor to ceiling, but left about two feet open at the top and the bottom.
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    It's not as if it's depicted as something cool and glamorous, as you pointed out it's just Joyce and Hop (and, I guess Billy), and they are a far distance from being either of those in the context of the show. If something is set in a specific era, it should reflect that era. Otherwise why bother, in my opinion. Leaving out the bad stuff just makes people nostalgic for a time that never really existed.
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    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    Though I hated Hop dying, I personally think it would better to make those final moments count. Those were just brilliant and heart rending. Reviving him would feel like Bobby in the shower for me. The teaser certainly wants us to think it's Hop. And maybe by the time the next season rolls around, it won't feel like a cheat to me. BTW, if the next season will take place Thanksgiving/Christmas, I wonder if there's any way it will be this year. It would keep the kids growth spurts at a minimum at least.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    The title is one I recognize, but haven't a clue about the author - and am grateful it wasn't a book I was required to read as a lit major. Though perhaps it was required for philosophy?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Thanks for the background. I wasn't really sure about the history and geography of the original Macedonia. I've been through both, but they were Yugoslavia and Greece when I did, and I was a kid. (After looking on the map, I realized the route we took was through what are now 5 different countries - so I can add them to my list of places I've been. Cool.)
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Agreed. I read it a week or two ago and almost posted the link because I was surprised that there were contestants who didn't match 5 day or $100,000 criteria (if those are the right numbers) I guess they felt they had dibs on the name. Me, I think a country ought to be able to call itself what it wants if the other area is a region of another country, and no longer a country in and of itself. I do believe North Macedonia had as much historical right to it - but I could be wrong there, and they agreed to the change, so my opinion doesn't matter.
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    oops. wrong thread.
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    The peeing was funny. Yeah, Reece's Pieces would totally be appropriate for the 80's nostalgia.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I don't think they teach much about Woody in high school. But if your son's into roots music, or progressive politics, he's definitely heard of him. I've been through it, I think, but only when it was still part of Yugoslavia. I missed the whole controversy about Greek Macedonia. So I did not get it.
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    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    It's still Star Wars to me. As well as to my grown children - I raised them right. 😉 I was sobbing like a child. Not only because it was a touching moment with the characters - but I said goodbye to my friends so many times in my young life because my Dad could not stand to be in one place for long, that this really hit home. Loved this. Given what I said above, it hits home too. But they'll have each other - and they're the two who encountered the Upside Down and Mind Flayer more directly. The thought might have passed through my mind. In a miss it if you blinked moment, the Mind Flayer sucked it up - or it was absorbed - into one of its appendages. In the flashback memory El accessed this season, Max was a few years younger than she is now when she was introduced to Billy. So, not a baby. I don't think there was any retconning - abused people often still love the abuser. But @The Companion says it better:
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That was an awesome story. I got FJ right away, because it's stuck with me - despite all of the horror stuff I've read and seen since. I missed him saying that - but then I was saying "Boo hiss" at the time. 😄 Both are correct - I say "on-clave" as well. I would have expected Alex to say it that way, as it sounds more like French (which is where it English "borrowed" it from, according to Merriam Webster).
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