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  1. Got it. Problem averted.
  2. Good morning Goldilocks...I'm confused. I didn't quote my last posting above, I wrote that. I worked in theater/film/TV for a number of years and I based that on my own knowledge. I merely used your post/quote as an example of inconsistencies in the series. No offense of any kind intended. Sorry if there's any confusion.
  3. Usually a TV series will have a 'bible' which gives descriptions of characters and their motivations, will sketch out plotlines and generally serve as a guide for writers/directors, actors and anyone else involved in the production of the thing. Often, but not always, a bible will cover a season at a time. Either GW doesn't have one or no one reads it. It's also entirely possible that they're just flying by the seat of their pants with what seems to be heavy nudging from Hallmark Corp to not do anything which could possibly offend anyone. Also, could just be that the production company made the first movie, it did well, they expanded it to a series, added some more films to fit it--more or less--with the series and kinda shrugged about plot holes. That's what I think, anyway.
  4. Plus, even reduced, the fat checks they get to cash would be hard for someone as materialistic as Vicki to turn down.
  5. The show has devolved into what my father used to snidely and with annoyance call 'happy people with happy problems'...and not in a good way; in a the writers have run out ideas and haven't a clue what to do with the characters or plotline. Add to that the majority of the cast sleepwalking through each episode and it's a recipe for one seriously boring hour of TV. 'Used to be interesting with a hint of mystery. Now...not so much.
  6. Am I the only one who has a mental picture of the writers/producers offices at Hallmark having either dart boards or roulette wheels to spin so they know which plot points to use this time? You know; 'hey great, let's go with a plucky but down on her luck leading lady (25-30ish, pretty but not intimidatingly so) who needs a job/place to live/to save the family business which is a bakery/quaint restaurant/coffee shop/vineyard/B&B. She meets a handsome stranger when her car breaks down/bumps into him spilling whatever she and he are carrying/while dropping her nieces and nephews/babysitting charges off at school. He's in town to escape the expectations of his family/company/royal position--likely a prince-- which he feels obligated to fulfill but but secretly wishes to paint/be a photographer/chef. It's almost Halloween/Christmas/Valentine's day but she'll show him why it's vital to embrace hometown traditions and values. He sees the error of his mercenary/spoiled/business obsessed ways and connect while fireworks/a sunset/the town festival swirls around them. Or, alternately, plot B: She's a hard driving up and coming business professional working as a realtor/company PR hack/dedicated brilliant doctor who has forgotten her humanity when she's assigned a visit to a bucolic small town around Christmas/4th of July/fall festival/spring Azalea blowout to finalize the demolition of the town's beloved inn/gazebo/park/beloved mom and pop restaurant/bakery which is run/protected/being rehabbed by a handsome local carpenter/photographer/chef who embraces local values and the beauty of a simple/homespun life. By the end she's become a believer and they smile/kiss at the celebration gala/country barn dance/fireworks display. Cut and paste to any current movie of the week or TV show in production. Is it just me?
  7. All true but the staff and support people around her are--I assume--being paid. Having worked for decades as a theater professional, a gig is gig and we all have bills to pay. Does she actually write that tripe? Damn. Really serious crap, that.
  8. Nope. She didn't earn that money; she SUFFERED DAMAGES AND THIS IS REPARATIONS. I don't doubt you but...really? Who knew?...Clearly I'm no lawyer, majored in fine art so live and learn. Thank you.
  9. I also suspect that it would also be before taxes were taken out, as I assume that would be counted as income.
  10. Took a quick look at her new site...pretentious BS and psychobabble.
  11. Schiaparelli coined that phrase back in the day and was the one who made it popular back in the 30's. My mother always referred to that shade as 'whorehouse pink'. But that was my mother.....
  12. Just wondering...part of the prize package for a Nobel is around $1 million. Okay, fine. But does the Nobel committee pay the winners (and maybe a +1) to Stockholm and pay their expenses while they're there for the ceremony?...hotel, meals, maybe a reception at the palace with the king and that kind of thing? I can easily believe that S & A would pay for their closest friends to join them (let's not get into the family/no family issue here) but their own trip? Anyone know?
  13. That would have been weird. But, maybe she should have been in Stockholm.:) Um....well, they're both lovely cities. And if I wasn't brainfarting this morning I would have made a point to stop in Stockholm for the ceremony first.
  14. All true. But I also point out that Sheldon is a man well into his 30's (or even in his early 40's), a highly respected professional who has lived and worked a good distance from his biological family since he was a young teenager going to university. I agree that Mary should have been in Oslo if she reasonably could and there were a number of dramatically feasible ways she could have easily been more incorporated into the story line--helping with her daughter's young kids for example, a simple and quick explanation. I buy that she would know that he was well cared for by his wife and close circle of friends. I'm close to my own 30 year old son who has lived/worked across country from me for a decade. While we both have our own lives, we text daily, visit back and forth when we can. While he'll never win a Nobel (and damn right I'd be there if he did), Perhaps this time Mary had a good reason for not being there-yes, more reason should have been given but I'm willing to accept that she knew Sheldon was well cared for without her. And maybe he and Amy stopped off in Texas on the way home.
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