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  1. mehtotheworld

    S01.E02: So Much For the Afterglow

    Can anyone clarify the pronunciation of Liz’s last name? I would assume it would be spelled Orteco, not Ortecho, based on the way it’s been pronounced. I don’t know why, but the picture of Rosa with the handprint on her face was really unsettling to me. The developments in her death have been really interesting, when I thought it would be the most boring part of the show. I have to admit I laughed at Max’s sadbang face at the end there.
  2. mehtotheworld

    S01.E01: Pilot

    I liked it just fine. I didn’t really notice the discrepancy between Nathan Fillion’s age and the age of the character, but it kept bothering me how his age kept getting brought up, especially by the guy who wants him gone. Wouldn’t that be considered discriminatory? Aren’t people over 40 a protected class?
  3. mehtotheworld

    S2, E2: Under the Surface

    Dean is so one note and annoying. Barrett Doss’s character is pretty much the only one I don’t hate, beside Maya when she’s not blowing smoke up Andy’s butt. I might actually enjoy a crossover pairing if they were to explore Hughes with Deluca (please no more Maggie adoration from Dean, its so awkward and forced). The most annoying part of the show (after the kid) was Andy speaking in Spanish after not hearing what she wants to hear. Even if he didn’t understand Spanish, he should understand muttering under your breath using that tone doesn’t mean anything good!
  4. mehtotheworld

    S2: E1 No Recovery

    I wanted Molly to live and I’m pissed she didn’t. That’s pretty much all I got for this episode.
  5. mehtotheworld

    Jack Ryan

    Am I not understanding the Paris of 2001, or is it kind of ridiculous that someone with Suleiman’s experience (Credit Suisse intern, published papers on banking, etc.) couldn’t get any job other than falafel seller? Not even, like, bank teller or something? Perhaps in some other country if the “stain” of where he lives is too great in Paris? Jack Ryan is kind of the least interesting part of the show, which makes me sad as a Krasinski fan. Hanin is amazing though. Every scene with her leaves me anxious.
  6. mehtotheworld

    Ruth and Sam

    That’s exactly where I am. Every time it started to veer in that direction, I cringed. He just seems to play a similar role in Ruth’s life as in Justine’s, unwilling mentor of sorts, with the added bonus of working well together and putting a better product together than apart. I just don’t see the romantic connection/chemistry. The camera guy is much more of an equal romantic partner, especially after seeing Sam treat Ruth like shit in the beginning of the second season. Sam’s more like the skeevy uncle than the love interest. No thanks to any sort of romance between them. I love romances, I’m usually the kind of person to cheer them on, but I’m just not seeing that here. With that rant out of the way, I do love their friendship and professional relationship, especially when he would make comments about her being hated in the first season. He’s not there to care about your feelings, he’ll tell you the truth to get the best out of you, etc. It’s an interesting dynamic that really doesn’t need a gross romance tacked on.
  7. mehtotheworld

    Roswell, New Mexico: Reboot Anticipation (and Reactions)

    God, I really hated that storyline, so it’s going to take some doing for me to forget how much his character sucked and represented everything I hated about GH back then. I was always more of a Michael and Maria fan way back when, so I’m really hoping they get those characters right.
  8. mehtotheworld

    Roswell, New Mexico: In the Media

    Am I missing something, or did Isobel mispronounce Liz’s last name? I’ll watch this, but I don’t really think the promo shows any of the magic the original did (no matter that my rewatch a few years after it went off the air left me puzzled as to why I loved it so damn much...)
  9. mehtotheworld

    The Staircase

    I was considering restarting this series to see if I could finish it, but ended up rewatching the first few episodes of Trial and Error instead. It truly is brilliant how they incorporated aspects of this case into this show (though Larry was so much more sympathetic than Peterson). The ending is even more hilarious now that I know more about this case. Had no clue there was any real life inspiration when I first watched it. Now I wonder where the Trial and Error showrunners stand on the Peterson being guilty or innocent question.
  10. mehtotheworld

    The Staircase

    I have to say, when I read that the editor was involved with Michael Peterson, it threw all credibility out the window. The slant toward the defense makes complete sense now. The director should be ashamed to put this out, or to claim that it made no difference. And however the defense lawyer thinks he’s coming across, he’s really coming through as the exact opposite of the Making a Murderer defense attorneys (irrespective of the items the defense apparently dropped the ball on). Those guys seemed sincere. This guy just seems like a tool. I’m only four episodes in but I’m so annoyed by everyone that I’m not sure I can make it the whole way through.
  11. mehtotheworld

    Season Three Talk: FFwSB

    Eh, I’m not going to argue that Ivanka deserves more than a modicum of respect from Samantha Bee or anyone. Her apology seems sincere, leave it at that. Obama would have taken that apology and been gracious about it, showing he’s above the nonsense, but Trump and his crew really seem to revel in this idiocy. It’s just so frustrating to me that the White House will take this and run with it as more hypocritical distraction from their own disgusting behavior. Samantha Bee is really the only person I can stand listening to regarding politics because she seems as fed up, annoyed, and frustrated with the feckless dirtbags in charge (though she’s a little kinder to the people who keep voting them into office than I). If we’re talking whatabouts, Hannity has said so much more insane, disgusting garbage, yet he’s still on the air. Boggles the mind. What a shitshow this world has become. Jesus.
  12. mehtotheworld

    S26.E03: Week 3

    I agree with this, but I really don’t think that’s how Mirai means it to come across at all. I don’t think she has the timing or the wit to pull off what Adam does (not even Adam has it all the time either, but he certainly had some last night), so it ends up sounding cringey instead of funny like she meant. Intent vs. execution I guess. I feel so bad for her knowing what the public reaction will be. I really liked her arm movement yesterday, kind of sad to see her go, though I am happy to see her stop putting her foot in her mouth. I really liked Adam’s performance and wish these dances were longer. I also seriously wish Meryl got better choreography and a better routine, because she can still kill it. I’m so annoyed by this shortened season. What a waste. Only an hour for the finale? Does anyone give a shit at ABC?
  13. mehtotheworld

    S26.E02: Week 2

    Mirai really hasn’t been shy about showing her Japanese heritage in her social media, like conversing with her parents in Japanese and showing the Japanese food her family cooks. I remember at one point during her down period, there was some chatter about her going to train in Japan, and there were a bunch of videos of speaking in Japanese with skaters she was doing shows with. Also, Ashley was always going to go to Sochi, people! She was the one bright spot in the underperforming US women. It was a choice between Mirai, who had not really been doing well at all up to that point, and Polina, the untried rookie who was a candidate to be the next US star. Ashley later went on to end the US women’s world medal drought. Anyway, this season seems really cheap and overtly artificial to me, like they’re trying to manipulate you to feel a certain way but aren’t putting the work in so you don’t feel manipulated. It’s like bad fan fiction, especially Mirai’s crying piece. Blah. I really liked Mirai’s dancing again this week. She has really nice lines, especially for a second week show. Adam was good, but the routine left me cold. Also, never thought I’d say this, but something about the way he holds himself seems off, like he needs to unclench a bit. Chris is adorable, want to see more of him. Loved seeing Meryl in the audience (with her fiancé to her right). Adorable as always, and I hope she comes back for a dance or two!
  14. mehtotheworld

    S26.E01: All-Athletes Edition Premiere

    I didn’t want to be the first person to say it...
  15. mehtotheworld

    S26.E01: All-Athletes Edition Premiere

    I guess this will be the first season I’ll be watching since four years ago with Meryl/Charlie (which was actually the only season I watched), but I don’t think I’ll like it as much. Only four weeks is kind of hard to really get invested, though I’ve followed Adam and Mirai’s careers for a while now. I do love seeing all the figure skaters rooting for them, but I have to say Adam is kind of hit or miss with the quips and Mirai seems well meaning but clueless/dim. I’ll still be splitting my votes for them unless someone else catches my attention (Chris is an early front runner there). I would think Adam would be the early favorite to win. Am I overstating his Olympic popularity? I’m not even a Red Sox fan, but I could never root for Johnny Damon, so I’m glad he’s gone. I hope Tonya is next — she was in on it! Come on people.