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    S06.E14: White Gloves Off

    Nothing wrong with the specialty, but my point was that Naomie finding herself a doctor boyfriend who just happens to have the same specialty as Cam's husband doesn't exactly disprove the contention that Naomie wants Cam's life.
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    S06.E14: White Gloves Off

    It is kind of weird that Cameran is married to an anesthesiologist and Naomie is dating an anesthesia resident. I mean, there are other specialties, you know? Craig is hilarious. When Austen told him to fuck off, he instantly noped out of there. The Vulture recapper for this episode said that Kathryn's boyfriend looks like he studies comparative literature at a second-tier university, which is an oddly specific yet completely accurate burn. Kathryn really is stunning with (the right) makeup. Without her brows and eyes done, she just gets completely washed out.
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    S06.E14: White Gloves Off

    BuffyASummers0717 at Southern Charm Reddit has you covered: Honestly, Naomie is young, famous (or at least fame-adjacent) and attractive, and she could do much better than Metul. He probably knows it, too, which is why he keeps making these nasty little remarks to cut her down to size. It is also possible that being mean is just how he is. Either way, he's an asshole. Naomie's mom being all in favour of this relationship makes me seriously question her judgment. Also, is Metul "husband material"? He sure does not have a husband material personality. If he's that mean and critical with her, imagine how he'd be with their kids. He doesn't deserve your butter chicken, much less your hand in marriage, girl. Run away.
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    S06.E14: White Gloves Off

    I was initially willing to give Metul the benefit of the doubt the first time he said something questionable (mocking her cooking), but nope, he’s the woooorst. He makes these little jabs to bring Naomie down and make her feel bad. What a hateful piece of shit. Can we keep Madison and get rid of Shep?
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    S02:E01 The Summer Palace

    Tom's reaction to the affair (which didn't jeopardize his position in Shiv's life) was evidence enough of his love for Shiv. As with all of these cruel, bullying, selfish assholes, it's definitely fair to question whether any of them is truly capable of love, Tom included, so I think you can say that insofar as Tom can love anyone, he loves her. As for Tom thinking that Shiv would never ditch him, Tom certainly doesn't act like someone who is secure in that relationship. He's constantly angling for Shiv's approval. He even asked her permission to kick Nate out of the wedding. It's possible that Shiv's ascendance in the company will prompt her to get rid of Tom, now that she's basking in Logan's approval and wants to make him proud. However, that's very different from the contention that Shiv has been plotting to get rid of Tom since he proposed to her, which is completely absurd. Look at how brutal these people are with their personal relationships. Look at how swiftly and capriciously Roman dumped Grace, a relationship of significant duration (since Grace complains that they haven't had sex in six months). Shiv is no different. If Shiv truly wanted Tom gone from her life, New York, the company, all of it, he'd be gone, and he would have been gone long before Shiv married him. No "plotting," no secret manoeuvring, just "Get out, I'm done."
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    S02:E01 The Summer Palace

    And yet Shiv knew that he was a ridiculous, groveling dullard and that he was beneath her (as Logan pointed out) and married him anyway, and certainly no one forced her hand or encouraged the relationship. Maybe she only feels comfortable in a relationship with someone who's dependent on her, as seems to be the case with Connor and his paid companion, or Logan saving the caring father act until after Kendall has been completely destroyed and neutralized as a possible threat. She plotted his exit by...marrying him? Not exactly the best plan. It's a lot easier and cleaner to extricate yourself from a boyfriend than a husband, no matter how ironclad the prenup. Shiv clearly holds all the power in that relationship: emotional power (loving Tom less--if at all--than he loves her), financial power, career power, etc. Tom is completely dependent on her continued goodwill. And if Shiv wanted Tom gone from her life, he'd be gone: Logan would like nothing more than to pack Tom off, never to be heard from again in Shiv's circles. The only thing keeping Tom in Shiv's life is Shiv.
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    Sweetbitter

    Someone needs to sit Tess down and tell her that Simone and Jake have been doing their codependent little dance long before she was in their lives, and they'll be doing it long after she's out of their lives. I don't think Simone is capable of loving anyone. Sometimes this show feels like a Greatest Hits of 2006, and it feels a little perfunctory on the part of the writers. Remember when you had to get around without Google Maps? Remember when The Secret was a big deal?
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    S02:E01 The Summer Palace

    Danny Huston's banker character was fascinating: a very serious, powerful presence in a show full of absurd, unserious people. His speech warning Logan to sell was excellent ("Tech has its hands around your throat"). If Season 1 was about breaking Kendall, will Season 2 be about breaking Shiv?
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    S02.E03: The End of the World

    Yeah, it's often a conceit in movies/TV that a court will seriously entertain arguments that a child should be removed from the care of their parent simply because that parent is either poor, or not poor but not as rich as the relative wanting care of the child. Not how it works! As for grandparent rights when it comes to Ziggy, at least, in California, as with certain other jurisdictions, the law requires that there be a pre-existing relationship between the grandparent and the grandchild. So in real life, Mary Louise would be SOL if she tried to go that route. Betty Grable references are what happen when you have a man over 60 writing the scripts, but yeah, good writing is tailoring the voices to the characters. David E. Kelley should know better.
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    S02.E03: The End of the World

    I think it's a testament to Meryl Streep's acting (and the hair/makeup/costuming, which is on point) that I cannot physically bear to watch Mary Louise's scenes all the way through. I've never been triggered by a mere character in TV/film before, but Mary Louise triggers me. If you've ever had a woman like Mary Louise in your life, I think you'll understand (and also, I'm sorry). Dr. Bo Peep was awesome. Can she come back? I loved how she switched from her high-pitched "child" voice to her businesslike professional voice. I know the plot requires that Amabella be at the same school as the other kids, but from everything we've seen, there's no way Renata wouldn't have had her child homeschooled from the start with specialized tutors. The principal who is 1,000% done with the parents' bullshit is great. Yeah, pushing to get too serious too soon is normally a classic red flag for potential future abuse.
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    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    I'm guessing the omission of the actual explanation was done to protect Ziggy's actor. I don't know exactly how old I was when I figured out was rape was, but I know it was older than that. I read somewhere a long time ago that Meryl's acting was terrible because she was guilty of "indicating," and this is some sort of actorly mistake. I don't know what "indicating" means, but maybe that's the sort of thing you're mentioning.
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    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    Right, because that was the niggling discrepancy between Meryl and Alexander Skarsgard's looks as playing a mother and son. The teeth.
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    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    Renata screaming "WILL SOMEBODY GIVE A WOMAN A MOMENNNNNT???" while driving away was iconic. Runner-up was her hissing at her spectacularly pathetic husband "I will not not be rich!" ...I always figured Ed knew about Madeline's affair, judging from 1x07. I guess the whole thing is Madeline never admitting to it...? I'm really missing Vallee's direction from Season 1. A big comedown.
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    The NBA

    Unlikely. KD was in no position to make a choice given the stakes. He was obviously facing enormous pressure, from the fans, from the media, from this bullshit macho sports culture that encourages players to play through injuries, and from the team. It was the team's responsibility to protect KD, from those pressures and from himself if necessary. The team failed. It's shameful. Kendrick Perkins compared it to locking the pool door so that his kids won't drown. They may want to go out and swim in the pool despite how dangerous it is, but it's your responsibility to protect them, even from themselves. Saying that the Warriors were justified in putting this choice on KD is completely tone-deaf given the circumstances. Would you really expect him to be in any position to refuse? And really, it was win-win for the Warriors. If KD played and did well, they would be that much closer to a threepeat. If he got injured, he was going to free agency anyway, so whatever. They played Russian roulette with his health and paid the price. It was supremely irresponsible at best, shockingly callous at worst. I couldn't believe Bob Myers had the gall to go on TV and cry crocodile tears at how awful KD's injury was. The nerve of these people. Klay and KD are out, possibly permanently in KD's case, and their bench strength is pathetic. And as was made very clear, Steph Curry is no LeBron. So no, the dynasty is over. Not a moment too soon, given this disgraceful KD business. They deserved to be annihilated. If they had won, it would have validated their treatment of KD and Klay in the eyes of many as a necessary, hard sacrifice to win. Instead, it's exposed for the reckless, negligent nonsense it was, and hopefully it will lead to some soulsearching.
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    The NBA

    No one can convince me that KD wasn't pressured to play. And now he ruptured his Achilles and his career is in the toilet. Not that the Warriors give a shit because KD was up for free agency. I doubt they would have been in such a rush to get him back on the court if he were resigned for several years, but I guess since he was up for free agency, he was pretty much disposable, right? Fuckers. And then after playing Klay and KD injured because they were that greedy for a threepeat, they not only lost the series but they lost two star players to severe injuries in Games 5 and 6. If they'd allowed KD to rest in Game 5, they probably would have lost, but they'd have spared Klay and KD their injuries. Instead, they played both KD and Klay, both players got horribly injured, and they lost anyway. Serves the Warriors fucking right. Dynasty deservedly ended. You sacrificed KD's career for nothing. Chew on that in the offseason, assholes. In between KD, Klay and Looney, the Warriors medical staff also have a lot to answer for. Disgraceful. Kendrick Perkins pointed out that players should always keep in mind that the doctors work for the team, not the players.
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