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  1. Really good episode. As an Australian, I kept on thinking how a similar show could be made about the teaching of Australian history in schools here. Very few non-Indigenous Australians know much about the history of dispossession and massacres by white settlers, although it is slowly getting better than it was a few decades ago. Most people these days at least know about the Stolen Generations, where generations of Indigenous children were taken from their parents and brought up on missions or in children's 'homes', trained to be 'domestics' or, if they could 'pass', being adopted out to white families and often never told about their heritage. This alone has caused trauma that is still felt today and will be felt for decades to come. 😞
  2. Emmy noms! Has anyone seen the 'short form' shows? Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series Outstanding Short Form Variety Series (for Beeing At Home With Samantha Bee) Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series (for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Pandemic Video Diaries)
  3. So happy to see this! I don't know whether they will win anything as the competition is pretty strong, but it's great to see this fabulous show being recognised. The full list of nominations is: Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) (two noms, for the episodes 'Lowkey Happy' and 'Lowkey Lost') Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (for 'Lowkey Trying') Outstanding Music Supervision (for 'Lowkey Movin' On') Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (Issa Rae) Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series (Yvonne Orji) Outstanding Comedy Series
  4. I got a sneak peek of episode 1 of the new season. It's very good. I screamed, I cried, I laughed, I covered my eyes. It's good to have Wentworth back!
  5. I am so thankful for Sam and her team at this time. For me, her show is a source of catharsis and good humour in our current hellscape.
  6. You might find some answers at this Tumblr: Phryne Fisher's Fabulous Frocks.
  7. I am so excited to see Kate Box and Marta Dusseldorp - two of Australia's finest - joining the cast!
  8. Word. That scene was brilliant. There is a movie called The Glorias (directed by Julie Taymor) coming out later this year about Steinem, with Julianne Moore as the adult Gloria, and Lulu Moore and Alicia Vikander as younger Glorias. And Bette Midler as Bella Abzug!
  9. Is that why 'Molly' was trending on Twitter?
  10. Not a crime-related podcast, but Slate's Decoder Ring is pretty great. The description is: 'In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.' Past topics have included truck nuts (!), gender reveal parties, and the poop emoji.
  11. What an outstanding episode. I hope it wins all the awards.
  12. This episode was so beautiful to look at. I adored it. Really loved how the background noise at the restaurant cut out completely when Issa and Lawrence were talking very seriously about why they broke up. It was like they were totally absorbed in the conversation and each other. I think I actually held my breath during that scene.
  13. Originally designed to be worn on an actual boat (they have non-slip soles), but were appropriated by frat boys etc. and now have a stigma associated with white male privilege. This article gives a bit of insight, although it's ultimately in favour of the shoes.
  14. Jay Ellis (who plays Lawrence) appears in two episodes (eps 2 and 5) of the excellent FX series Mrs America, playing lawyer Franklin Thomas, Gloria Steinem's boyfriend. This Slate article has information about the real Frank Thomas and side-by-side photos (scroll down to see them).
  15. The whole 'LWT sponsors the marble competition' thing was DELIGHTFUL, as was John's glee at announcing the sponsorship. I love this show so much I want to marry it. And the Adam Driver running joke makes me laugh out loud every week. Thank dog for LWT. Long may it reign.
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