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  1. This entire season has been about what David wants for his wedding, and he's been short-tempered and rude when he's not getting his way. Patrick is basically an accessory.
  2. You got further than I did. I turned it off as soon as I realized Marjorie was going to leave her grandchild, whom her son and daughter-in-law entrusted to her care (after decades of estrangement), with a friend to take her cat to the vet.
  3. Maybe Charlie was suicidal? ** So I see that Peloton has decided to double down on "our products are for self-entitled pretentious douchebags" media campaign. First off, I hate how the on-screen instructors call everyone "Peletons," and I hate the smug narrator's "not everyone can do 20 minutes after work (or in the morning or whenever it is)" or whatever other asshat thing he says. And now there's the one with the little girl being brainwashed from hearing her father's bike talk about not half-assing it (not the actual wording).
  4. I didn't enjoy this episode. David as gay bridezilla is so cliched that it is an offensive stereotype of brides and gay men. I dislike the character more and more with each episode. Unlike Alexis, I think he's regressed as a character. I can't think of a single reason why Patrick would want to be with him, other than David is his first boyfriend. I hate it when characters can't just say what's bothering them. John: "David, we just discovered the new motel we bought has serious structural issues. I can't afford to pay for this overpriced, pretentious food for your over-the-top wedding." There. Done. I despise Chris Elliott and Roland Schitt at the best of times, but he was a real dick to John in the orientation of the new motel's employees. Are we suddenly suppose to believe that while John and Stevie and Roland do all the cleaning and maintenance at the Rosebud, they suddenly have enough money to hire a staff for the other motel? While I appreciated that they showed Stevie with a modicum of energy in this episode, exactly how realistic is it that the owners of one second-rate rundown motel and one with termite & structural issues will be able to entice investors to buy a whole chain of motels?
  5. A meaty Bonnie story and a Christy is an idiot story. It's a twofer tonight. Is the "sponsors can't be of the opposite sex" because of potential attraction? How very heterosexist. Does Al-Anon have sponsors? Does that mean Sam's husband is the alcoholic? Bonnie was acting like an immature middle school girl.
  6. Didn't Sheldon's voiceover once say that Georgie got married for the first time at 18? Maybe Veronica is his first wife. That's what I keep thinking.
  7. Exactly. This episode is why I hate Sheldon, and why this show works better for me when he's a supporting character to the rest of the family.
  8. Hudson University, right?
  9. I saw this the other night at a local university. I thought I was going to suffocate from the pretentiousness. If they had cut some of the "artistic" BS shots, the movie could have been 30 minutes shorter. The 360-extreme close-up scenes were nauseating. If this had been about an affluent white family, the story would have been considered trite and nothing we haven't seen before. Let's not forget that Tyler killed his pregnant girlfriend, and there were plenty of texts to show how angry he was that she was going to keep the baby. I would imagine that entered into his sentencing. Both Emily and her boyfriend had parents with addiction issues, and they were aware of how horrible it was, but they still smoked and drank and did drugs. It was kind of depressing. The movie was paired with "Harriet," which was loads better (although not without its own problems).
  10. The Deseret News has an interview with one of the philosophers advising the show. The Good Place’ had a controversial ending. Here’s what the show’s philosophy adviser had to say about it Spoiler: I have to say, I was bothered by the ending. While I understand that these people are already dead, the essence of who they are -- Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Jason -- has continued from life to after death. In all the eons they spent in The Good Place, they are still, essentially, who they were in life. I must confess that every time I think of the door (even now), I get a jolt of anxiety. It is the end of existence as they have known it. It is final. Going through the door puts a permanent end to that. It is the door, not death, that is truly the embodiment of Shakespeare's "undiscovered country": I thought it was a mistake for Jason to pop up after he supposedly went through the door. To me, it didn't show that he had become a monk in reality; it showed that he wasn't ready to make the transition because he had to find the necklace he made for Janet. And I don't understand how it works -- what if your overwhelming desire was to meet Abraham Lincoln, but hey, Abe grew "content" and passed through the door before you even got there. Does that mean you missed your chance? Did Chidi never get to hear Socrates or Plato lecture in Ancient Greece? He and Eleanor went to the ruins in modern time. I was also disappointed with how pedestrian The Good Place seemed. If I was there, I'd be making visits to stand on the sands of Mars, paraglide in the winds of Jupiter, watch the suns rise in Alpha Centauri.
  11. I hate Bob too. If Bob Elliott, Chris Elliott's father, hadn't died four years ago, I'd swear it was the same actor. He is as annoying and awkward and unfunny as Roland is. Ronnie's a bitch; I don't find her funny at all. Maybe I'm at an age where I don't consider tearing people down for your own enjoyment to be funny. That's all Ronnie does. No, I think he thought it could turn into a threesome. Patrick strikes me as very "straight-up" monogamous, so I was disappointed that they seemed to ready to open their relationship (although, if it was Jake, I would be too). I still think Patrick and David are not "happily ever after." They'll be divorced within a couple of years. What a waste of Jake this episode was. I think if they had done "whiskey" at his house (since when does he live in an apartment? Didn't he live in a barn the last time we saw him?) it could have been fraught with sexual tension between him and Patrick. That I would have loved to see. I'm pretty sure Patrick's the top in his and David's relationship, so it would have been funny to see someone a little more sure, a little more dominant take control of Patrick.
  12. I signed up for Hulu when they were running the $1.99/month for a year special, primarily for "The Orville." (I also discovered "Future Man" and "Letterkenny," which were bonuses.) Anyway, I rewatched the pilot last week. This time, I went into it knowing it is not a spoof on "Star Trek" but an actual well-thought-out sci-fi show, and I was amazed again how good it was. I especially loved the battle scenes, because this time, the writers did not forget that spacecraft can move in three dimensions. The scenes of the Orville attacking the Krill ship were great.
  13. In five years, when Patrick is sitting down to dinner with his second husband and the two adorable Vietnamese orphans they adopted, he'll remember fondly his first marriage to David but be eternally grateful he doesn't have to deal with the self-centered Rose insanity anymore. I really don't feel the chemistry between David and Patrick (even as I'm a sucker for a gay love story). I thought there was more zing between Patrick and Mutt in the 15 seconds we saw of him than David and Patrick have had for several seasons. I'm really tired of Stevie's tremulous voice, which sounds like she's going to burst into tears at any moment. It annoyed me when she's whining on about quitting "two" jobs, when she's the freaking co-owner of the motel. Johnny didn't buy her out, and then keep her on as the front desk help; she's his business partner. And speaking of businesses, if Johnny couldn't get the loan to buy the other motel, how did he become the co-owner of the Rosebud? I don't recall how that came about. I'm sorry buying the new motel means more Roland because I can't stand Chris Elliott. How does he have a career? He looks like you don't want to stand too close to him because he has a stench about him. I was a little sorry that Moira's "premiere" didn't go off without a hitch. I want her to have a win. (I thought her speech to the director when they were making the movie was fantastic.)
  14. They totally destroyed the therapist character, didn't they? He was so inappropriate. I once had a therapist who spent most of a session talking about himself. I never went back to him. I did like Adam's "that was a derisive snort" comment. This really is "The Bonnie Show," isn't it?
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