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    The Act

    I feel that Gypsy is a victim of her mother's crimes and then also a planner of her own crimes. I don't know that she would have been able to manipulate others to do this crime if she hadn't been a victim of her mother's for so long but still, she did do the crime. So I feel bad for her but not 100% bad. Like 60% bad. She had other options. They weren't great but she had some other things she could have done. I loved the scene with the neighbor where she tried to be like "I need a mom now" and the neighbor was like "I'm not your mom, Gypsy. You're on your own." A friend who also watches this was texting with me last night and I was sending her links of other fascinating munchausen by proxy stories and I swear I could watch a whole show just about those stories. Law & Order M by P. Fascinating terrible stuff.
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    S07.E05: Super Tuesday

    I think my brain was overtired from GoT so is anyone able to explain their plan to me? I didn't fully get it.
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    S07.E4: South Carolina

    The motivation I can imagine for Amy is that the girl needs a win. She needs a win badly. She's been the abused hard worker for Selena's campaigns and short-lived presidency. She had to deal with Dan's flakiness with her pregnancy. She had to confront the "career or children" question and decided to go with career - but what kind of career is it really? To me she had a "come to Jesus" moment with her abortion and was like "I am deciding to go full hog into my career but it has to matter and I'm going to be a winner dammit." and she's going full force to win at any costs. She's not going to lose again, dammit. And if she has to hitch her ride to Jonah and the American Idiots, by God she's going to do it.
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    The Act

    Refinery29 is doing a good job of covering the show and breaking down what happened in real life vs what is fictionalized for the episode. This week they take a look at whether Dee Dee spent time in jail in real life. If you're curious about the real story, check it out.
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    S07.E03: Pledge

    I love Richard too. I love everything having to do with the dog mayor of Lurlene. “Novelty mayors are Iowa’s No. 1 source for tourism, after tornado chasing and coming into town to buy Sudafed.” -- and his total amusement that someone would think a cat could be a mayor. I also loved these quotes from Selina (from Vulture.com) “Oh, you have chocolate all over your face like a child, but you’re an adult! That’s adorable.” And, to a woman with four kids, “That’s one busy beaver!” With Jonah, I kind of hate what they're doing with him. In years past he was an idiot but he was an idiot that spoke to a huge portion of idiots in the U.S. When his big issue was ending daylight saving, you could really imagine how a huge number of people who don't really follow politics would be like "Yeah, it is stupid. Vote for Jonah!" and even the R-word - I could see how some people could be like "I'm so tired of PC culture - vote for Jonah!" so I hate that they made him so far down in the polls. If they made him just a teensy bit less idiotic - just a teensy bit - I could see where he could win.
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    All Episodes Talk: Better Things

    I honestly don't know why I'm even watching this show anymore. I don't even like it. And it's funny because then I saw Alan Sepinwall's review and he says "This is one of the smartest and most emotionally rich shows on television" and I don't get that at all. The thing that was weird for me was that she gave her doctor a high five about her polyps. And then when the plumber came over she didn't give him a high five. They both touch gross things. I realize the doctor wears gloves and washes her hands but the plumber also washed his hands with the good soap. And her daughters are such brats, I can't even handle it.
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    All Episodes Talk: Better Things

    This episode was so weird. With the Duke thing, she absolutely slammed into the side of the car. I mean, Phil should have probably been driving slower and to be honest, Phil probably shouldn't be driving at all but it wasn't Phil's fault entirely. The middle daughter is so damn rude. I was glad that she helped Duke out but she's such a little bitch all the time I was surprised by that. The whole dinner conversation of why did you leave my dad was annoying. Now the whole "I keep having a dream that my ex-husband is raping me" storyline was so bizarre and I hope that's over. It made no sense and I feel like she just liked telling people that for shock value. I don't think it meant on any level that she was supposed to have sex with him. I don't know why she even entertained that idea. So weird.
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    S07.E01: Iowa

    The other thing I thought was funny about the shooting joke was that it wasn't so much a joke about shooting but joking about how soulless the politicians are with trotting out the "thoughts and prayers" each time because they don't want to piss of the NRA and they don't want to piss off half of voters. Similar to when Selena was afraid to actually say anything about abortion a few seasons ago because she didn't want to piss people off. I will say that at least Jonah speaks his mind (his vacant terrible mind). Most of the politicians on the show refuse to have an opinion because they are afraid of losing votes.
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    S07.E01: Iowa

    For some reason I think Selena and Jonah are going to be fighting over who gets to be Hugh Laurie's running mate. She'll end up as Veep again. Jonah will probably be Secretary of State or something else he doesn't deserve. I think those three (Selena, Jonah and Hugh Laurie) are going to be fighting it out for the nomination and then whoever gets to be running mate.
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    The Act

    Yes. Puberty hits. Hormones hit. Your child is going to want to experience normal developmental milestones and is going to have urges and desires in line with their actual age. So I feel terrible for Gypsy here. She should be allowed to have friends. She should be allowed to meet boys. I know it's how she talked but Gypsy's voice drives me crazy. I can't deal with the giggling.
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    Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix)

    I think it was a weird mixture of the era, their extreme religious background and their small town lifestyle. I honestly think that some of those religions where NO ONE talks about sex or instructs you about sex or has a healthy attitude about sex do a ton of damage. I feel like both of the parents came from that sort of an environment. The dad probably was closer to gay on the kinsey scale and the mom didn't realize it and married him. My guess is that she was deeply unsatisfied in that marriage and that neither of them had an enjoyable sexual experience. Nor did they have the ability to even tell anyone what they were feeling or thinking or how they were confused. And then B comes along and makes them both feel desired and sexual and attractive in some way and they ate that shit up because it was the first time in their lives it had ever happened. And I also believe that the religious denial and sexual naiveté means that they didn't really fully digest the fact that their daughter had been molested and raped. I read an article somewhere about the Mormon church and it talked about how a lot of the elders did not come forward to help girls if they ever complained about sexual abuse. Or they punished them severely if they ever confessed to perfectly natural sexual urges or activities. So I think that if they ever did vocalize any worry about their daughter, it was probably shut down very quickly. And then they probably operated on some level on the knowledge that if anyone really knew what had happened to their daughter, their shitty terrible community might just ostracize her. So I really think it was a giant tempest of being completely ignorant about sex, weird religious ideas about sex making literally everything about sex seem shameful so there was no ability to differentiate in their minds between their daughter's molestation or two consensual adults having an affair and then just fear of their community. Not that I'm giving her parents a "I don't blame you!" card but I feel like there's a whole lotta messed up stuff that happened to them and in some ways their minds were just completely stunted and broken when it came to dealing with anything pertaining to sex.
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    Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix)

    It was the time but I honestly think it was their church more than just the era. I feel like the church put pressure on them to not say anything publicly and I think they worried on some level that their daughter would be shunned if anyone suspected she'd had sex (and by sex I mean the rapes--just that her family would probably describe it as sex). I mean, they didn't even get her therapy after the first kidnapping! And they were like "We didn't think he did anything to her" - he married in her Mexico! Of course he molested her! I was shocked when the dad confessed what he'd done with B. And then later on when the mom confessed to an ongoing sexual affair with B she had a wistful little smile on her face. And this was after the first kidnapping! What the hell? I feel like they were all brain washed and weirded up by their church. I feel like they were all very naive about sex and didn't discuss it at all and all of these secrets were allowed to take root and fester. But man, it was insane.
  13. "In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg is abducted from a small church-going community in Idaho by a trusted neighbour and close family friend." Has anyone else watched this documentary? It is absolutely CRAZY and her parents are insane and it's a miracle that she appears to be such a normal woman at this point after everything that she went through.Â
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    S01.E08: This Young Woman Fought Like Hell

    I don't begrudge her the ability to date again but she certainly needs to develop a checklist where she figures out how to do a background check, clear her choice with at least her oldest daughter and then also write-up a prenup before she walks down the aisle again.
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    S01.E08: This Young Woman Fought Like Hell

    I had listened to the podcast so I was spoiled with how John died but I thought that the actual portrayal of the attack on this show was really terrible and boring. They could have made it more interesting. In reality I think she stabbed John 13 times and on this it was like twice. And yes, like others had mentioned, a teenager had overheard and ran to see if she was OK. And I can't find any evidence of it online but I'm pretty sure Terra's injuries were more severe than they showed. I like Connie as an actress but the choices she made for Debra were weird. Her breathy voice and then even the "Honey, what's wrong?" calm and drugged out response when her daughter calls screaming that she killed her husband. And the show made it look like Debra visited John before she visited her daughter. WTF if that's true. Come on, Debra!
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