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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I guess I didn't see those posts, but I did see someone attacked as judgmental for stating an opinion about someone on TV, on a forum that's all about opinions about TV. I hope we can still complain about buzzer rattlers without being called big meanies.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I didn't see anyone saying their job was better than anyone else's, just defending their own job. "Makes a difference" is not the same as "changes the world," and so I would think your job as an RN definitely makes a difference. Even if your primary reason is to earn money, if you've ever helped relieve someone's pain you've made a difference. I think most jobs do make a difference. I live in a farming area and we would surely all starve if it wasn't for the farmers, truck drivers, distributers, meat packers, railroad workers, and Walmart cashiers that get the food from the ground to us. Lawyers and bankers are vital when we need them and yes, artists, musicians and dog show workers, all make a difference, adding beauty and pleasure to the world. I was finding the conversation interesting. The only person who sounded judgey to me was you, of us.
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    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    With a few exceptions, the show managed to pick my least favorites from BB and Survivor. so I was not excited to watch. Then Rupert spoke, within the first few minutes, managing to say, "Survieeey-Vor," about ten times in one sentence, so I had to turn off the TV. Now reading here that he's gone I may give it another try.
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    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    So happy to see Wentworth go. I don't think she told about Lauren's idol in a forgetful moment because she seems to be focused angrily on strategy every second of the game. Every time she didn't play her idol this season, I wasn't thinking "nerves of steel," but "smug over-confidence." sure that she knew exactly what was going on. If she comes back and wins, my face will be just as thin lipped and tight jawed as hers has been all season. At this point I think Rick, Wardog or Victoria probably deserve to be the final three, or Reem who has suffered the most deprivation this season -- but Aurora just fascinates me. She is such a tough loner I would like to see her win, too. What did Aurora say to David during the challenge? My husband said something just then, yet he knows he isn't allowed to speak during Survivor.
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    Les Misérables (2018)

    That's how I saw it, too. Valjean's 19 years in prison had made him so hard he was almost without feelings, but the priest's kindness opened a crack in his shell and suddenly he could feel empathy and guilt. The scene took my breath away. Derek Jacobi is perfect for the role of Bishop Myriel.
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    S08.E03: Episode 3

    I agree, I think it's startling to see Trixie so far ahead of the other young ones who look just right for 1964. I was young at the time and slavishly followed all the fashion magazines, which in turn were slavishly following everything that went on in Mod London. I lived in Columbus and bought the very first mini-dress I saw at Lazarus. I wore it down High Street and a boy ran his car up on the sidewalk and hit a mailbox. It was 1967.
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    S08.E03: Episode 3

    I actually met a couple once who told me that they had given up their baby for adoption because he had a cleft palate and they "couldn't handle it." I tried not to think judgmental thoughts, but I was a little shocked. This show helped me understand. A young mother without any nice midwife to encourage her could simply lose all confidence in herself and believe she was unfit to care for a baby with special needs. Not for the first time, I've envied the women of Poplar. When my baby was born I was living in a town where I knew no one and being a youngest child myself, I had never even seen a new born baby much less had any clue as to what to do for it. My husband and I were nervous wrecks the first few months. All we had was a Dr. Spock book that I had pored over so much the dog got jealous and ate most of it.
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    Les Misérables (2018)

    I'm just happy that, for the first time, I'm caught up in this classic story and able to watch it. All the books, VHS or DVD rentals of the past lost me in the gloomy beginning and was tossed aside. This time I waited that out and then loved the rest.
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    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    For me the bolded is the important part. The first one was pregnant and found out her man was having an affair with her friend and got her friend pregnant as well. Yet she says she couldn't be mad at JessyKa because "She was such a nice person." That points to the first one being a very forgiving person, while JessyKa, apart from being our victim, maybe not such a super friend. As for, "happily ever after," I'm still not crazy about the baby daddy, so I tend to think she may be over looking a lot of his faults in order to do what's best for the children.
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    Mrs Wilson

    It makes you wonder if any of his marriages would have happened if he had lived a few years later after the birth control pill had been developed. Weren't all the women pregnant when he "married" them? Strict Catholic rules, as they stood at the time, seem to have played heavily into all this. He couldn't divorce anyone. The women would have been slower to divorce him, even when they just thought he was only guilty of neglect and failure to support. From her own religious standpoint, could Alison have felt she brought her unhappiness on herself (and her sons) by sleeping with a married man and encouraging him to leave his wife? Was it guilt that led her to become a nun as a form of atonement? Or did she simply feel moved to dedicate her life to some higher value than the sort of office work she had been doing for years? Her boys were grown, I don't think she needed to give up her vocation just to be there for them to visit occasionally. I should read the books, but they would just frustrate me if they don't have more answers.
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    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    LOL and his, "If I was the killer would I be praying for her on face book or over at the family's house every day or crying at the funeral ...?" and the detective thinking, sure you would, you transparent little twerp. Even before the murder you could tell he was the sort of pest I can't stand, "Want to go to the movies, "No, I have to clean house" "Want me to come and help?" "No, I'm almost done." I'd like to get hold of the woman who told the family, "Don't believe the rape accuser, she's a trouble maker." The rape accuser seemed like a very reliable person to me, while the murderer was a walking red flag of flakiness. What a nice woman the other baby mama was, it's wonderful the little boy is being raised by her.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Or skinny bitches.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Shazaam! Last night's show was made for me, it's a shame no one was home to witness my awesome performance. I ran the TCM category and then got Jane Fonda because I had the cassette, only I don't remember "working it" as well as I do ,"go for the burn."
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    Hoarders

    She told us what led to the divorce, her husband wanted her to sell the house and go somewhere with him and she chose the house. I agree with all the posts I quoted. Basically I'm with Funky-Rat, it's hard to assign blame. I think Sandra's a little bit mentally ill, but also a very greedy woman who simply could not part with the material possessions. She said she "would rather die" than live in a little house or an apartment. I think that's because she saw herself as a great lady of the manor. I'm starting to think the young men aren't as perfect as I first thought either. They've now had trouble with several more designers and remodeling the house and becoming rich B&B owners is not proving to be all gravy for them. For me, that house is the kind of thing I would like to tour, but I would hate actually living in anything more than about 2500 sq. ft. I like something small enough so that I don't require servants and over which I can feel in control.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    I want subtitles, too, and I think with the big time lapse between filming and airing it on TV, the editors have time to show those scenes to the cast and ask them what they were saying when. Then adding the subtitles.
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    Unforgotten

    Come to think of it, has there ever been a British detective who didn't go home and drink alone? Endeavor, Grantchester's Sidney, Wallander, Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect ...
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Good points. I usually try not to read the cast bios, I'm not on twitter and I don't follow any podcasts, so, up to a point, my opinions are based entirely on what we see on TV -- but then little things seep in -- like just now, I read here what Jeff had said about Aurora and then read her biography. In a matter of minutes I've gone from kind of liking her for her toughness, to kind of not liking her because I'm pretty sure she wouldn't like me and my slow walking, stay-at-home, soccer mom tendencies. Overall, the less I know about the real lives of these people the better I like watching the game.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    She always reminds me of Jodie Foster with the constant over-the-top intensity. She seems to be well hated by the others so I don't think it's just resting bitch face either. "I can't stand soccer moms," was a clue. I sort of like her, though, and almost everyone else in the cast except for Ron. Ron has played this whole game as if he thought he was the most popular counselor at sleep-away camp. I started disliking him when he made up that pep-song for Kama. Now that he's starting to cry whenever he realizes someone doesn't like him, I'm fed up.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Half way through the show I thought to myself that Julia was probably the smartest person out there. Then she goes to tribal and starts insulting people right and left, even as the vote is up in the air.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Yes, and I think his upper teeth are a little bit prominent, too, so when he smiles the teeth push his upper lip upward, causing him to look slightly like he's baring his teeth. Exactly like Kiera Knightly and she's a movie star! Heh. I think he's cute.
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    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Among people who will be mad right back. "The banality of evil," is so well put for those opportunistic killers. I will never, ever understand men who see women and want to have sex with them and also want to kill them. I can imagine either or, but not both.
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    Hoarders

    I was disappointed we didn't get a much longer tour of Michael's renovated house, what we saw was beautiful though. It's lovely to see good taste and buckets of money working together to create something so elegant and timeless. Those little girls are very lucky. I'll always adore Sandra's motley crew. The little old lady who could barely walk, but was steadily sorting and carrying, the cheery young woman in the striped leggings, and the patient men. Poor sweet Luther. How sad that such a kind and generous person should die so young. My parents came home one day to find that their dachshund had figured out how to tip over the kitchen garbage. My dad said she had spread it out over the entire kitchen, "because it was all good stuff. " So we always laugh when the hoarders are sure it's all good stuff, yet, this time Sandra was a little bit right. She did have a lot of good stuff and if she had faced reality five years ago she could have had a sale every weekend until she got her million dollars worth of kitsch sold. Then she and her nice dogs could have bought a small house with a yard, decorated it into a little gem, and had a happy life ... but noooo.
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    S08.E02: Episode 2

    It looked like newspaper to me.
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    Unforgotten

    You probably didn't notice because I had it all wrong. I thought "Amy" was Raquel Cassidy who played "Baxter," but IMBD says it was Emma Fielding and they're right.
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    Unforgotten

    Like seeing this series back and a cast of familiar actors. The only drawback is I get thrown out of the story for a few minutes while I'm thinking things like; oh yes, Edward the VIII from The Crown, Amanda Root from Jane Austen's Persuasion, Lady Cora's ladies maid and so on to the point where I miss important information. I don't know what the British do to make their shows look so great but I love it.
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