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  1. She walks into the room, patient's jaw drops when he sees her tits, dentist jumps in and does his work. All without Novocaine. You're welcome. Crews. Xander Crews. Have some respect.
  2. Oh, you're worse than I am. Are you thinking of Eraserhead?
  3. Here is what a terrible person I am: I wanted Pao's labor to last a lot longer--like two days longer--and be a lot more painful. I didn't want anything bad to happen to her or the baby, but I wanted there to be a crisis for which they either had to call in a doctor or rush her to the hospital. I wanted her to have so much pain that a doctor prescribed something strong over the phone. I wanted the birthing pool to spring a leak and put bloody, feces-infested water all over their apartment. I wanted her mother to run screaming around the apartment until a neighbor called the cops. I wanted the doula to pass out. I wanted Russ to throw up.
  4. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    I love mayo, but on a grilled cheese? Blasphemy. There is a time and a place for mayo, and neither one is on a grilled cheese sandwich. I love Ludwing, too. So wise, so kind (he didn't burst out laughing at his friend), so funny ("if I were in her shoes, for one thing I'd be taller"), so sexy. I want to know all about him and his family. More Ludwing, please.
  5. Me too. And what is the deal with turning off/confiscating her phone? IIRC, his taking her phone was the impetus for all three? both? He *knows* this will send her right over the edge, yet he pretends to be upset and sorry when she is arrested for behavior apparently linked to having her only means of communicating with someone other than Coltie is snatch away from her. I don't blame her for wanting to get a job. Remember, Coltie and Debbie bought all her clothes for her before she got to the US. What a hellish situation she is in--and I'm not really a fan at all. Coltie told her he would buy her whatever she wanted so long as Debbie went along. And what kind of hair styling costs over $200? I'm guessing it has to do with extensions? I can't drum up much sympathy for that, but I'm an old lady whose idea of going to the hair salon involves a trip to Super Cutz.
  6. Okay, how's this (since only Pedro seems to understand what needs to be done here, and nobody in Family Chantel will let him say more than two words at a time). Pedro says--and I guarantee Family Chantel will listen to this before exploding in outrage--that he accepts their apology, that his mother says she is sorry, too, for the way things happened, and could they please all start over and not talk about the past any more? And every thing they say, he responds to with "I know--I appreciate your apology and I hope you will accept my mother's apology in the same spirit" or some variation. Just refuse to be entangled in assigning blame, in who disrespected whom, in who owes whom an apology. Just assume that everyone has behaved like an adult and refuse to be swayed from that position. Anybody else a fan of Monty Python's "confuse the cat" sketch?
  7. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    Ludwing is a handsome, if very short, man, and this wedding photo illustrates that he has what it takes to pull off what many might label a disability (maybe some kind of dwarfism?) with aplomb. His self-confidence is what sexy is made of. We know from his convo with whats-her-face that he is intelligent, thoughtful, charming and a good cook--what more could a girl want? I want a Ludwing show. I don't care what it's about: I just want to see this guy doing whatever it is for a solid half-hour. Sexy sexy sexy.
  8. Mothra

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    Remember, Family Chantel insisted on a pre-nuptial agreement before Chantel married Pedro. We don't know the contents of that presumably legal document, and that may be why Lidia, supposedly a lawyer, called Chantel's family stupid. I also wonder if all the concern about Pedro starting a business in the DR, using I presume assets from his work/his marriage to Chantel is voided because of that pre-nup?
  9. We lived in Harrisburg in the early '80s. It's important to remember that Mechanicsburg is essentially part of Harrisburg, the state capital. Many people who work in Harrisburg sleep in Mechanicsburg. Many people who work in Harrisburg have employment in state government, meaning there are a great many more educated, middle- and upper-class black people living in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg. I think the idea that Jay is in any danger in Mechanicsburg than he would be in any other middle-class suburb is ridiculous and manufactured by TLC to try to make Ashley and Jay's stupid saga interesting. And TLC has failed. Harrisburg has a remarkably diverse population, as does its suburb. The area surrounding the urban/suburban area may be hicksville, but Mechanicsburg is full of black lawyers, doctors and other professionals. The same is true of places like the area surrounding Penn State--within the confines of State College and its environs, people of color are not only tolerated but welcomed. Outside that region, however, I don't think you can be so sure.
  10. I was thinking about arranged marriages. We had friends from India, both techies, whose marriage was arranged, and the wife never understood my puzzlement over how she could marry someone she didn't know. But I get it now. She *did* know her future husband, maybe not as well as we know our future spouses here in the US, but it wasn't like "Married at First Sight." Essentially, her parents and his arranged for them to meet eligible people of appropriate ages, education, interests, etc.--the parents as matchmakers--and usually the girl's parents invited the boys (I say "girls" and "boys" but we're talking late teens/early twenties) for dinner to introduce them to each other. If they were interested in each other, they started dating. If either of them didn't like the other, that was the end of it. Sometimes parents had photos for their kids to look at. But essentially what the parents did was arrange for their children to meet acceptable potential mates, and then it was up to them to decide what to do. If the kids liked each other, they would be invited to one another's family parties, etc., and eventually go on solo dates. I think about my thrice-engaged son and sigh. I wouldn't begin to know where to look for an appropriate date for him, but other than that I think this kind of arranged marriage might be a pretty good idea.
  11. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    I buy it at the deli counter. I'm telling you, it's worth a taste.
  12. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    Have you ever tasted Clearfield? A revelation. It doesn't taste processed. And no slimey texture.
  13. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    I would watch it to see what other culinary delights he has up his sleeve. And I have been biting my tongue, but here's how I make grilled cheese sandwiches: White or rye bread, American cheese (white Clearfield, accept no substitutes). Slather yellow mustard on one side of bread, then one slice of cheese, then one thin slice of fresh, ripe tomato. Butter outside of bread and put in frying pan and smash down with spatula. Wash, rinse, repeat. Heaven, I tell you.
  14. Damn you Drogo. Damn you to hell.
  15. Mothra

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    I have been married (to the same man) for fifty years, and I can tell you that a fake apology--as long as it isn't obviously fake--has solved more problems than all the counseling and flowers in the world. Dr. Phil, whose show I have *never* watched, said "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?" Chantel, looking at you--you too, Pedro. I actually think Pedro would apologize to save his marriage. He told Chantel that she should be the bigger person and let it go; apologize to his family even if she didn't mean it, and move on. Everybody needs to stop huffing and puffing about how mean the other family is to them--and in the case of family Chantel, they need to stop casting suspicion on everything Pedro. Does he have another secret family? Is his sister really his sister? Is his grandmother's house a hangout for terrorists? Chantel pays lip service to wanting to save her marriage, and if she would take Pedro's advice, she could do it. It's clear that she would rather be right than be happy.
  16. Mothra

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    Some things I don't understand: why didn't Coltie go into the police station and find out for himself about Larissa's bail? Unless I'm mistaken, cash bail means you pay 10% of the bail, and then if you don't show up for your hearing, you owe the full amount. I was surprised, too, that Coltie didn't have a thousand dollars, since he is legitimately employed, shares a bank account with Debbie, and spends money on cat outfits, but a report published about a year ago said that most Americans couldn't come up with something like $5000 in case of an emergency. Why didn't he go into the police station to find out when she would be released? Why didn't he attend her hearing for the first offense? He said he was afraid he'd be asked to testify, but spouses can't be forced to testify against their spouses, and besides, he said he'd told the cops at the time that he hadn't wanted her arrested, so what harm could his testimony do? It might have helped her causie if he had said he took her phone away from her. And about Awndlay--what does he not understand about paying rent and stuff? Where in the hell does he think their eating money comes from? He knows his wife works part-time for her father doing god knows what; does he really think she's earning enough money to pay all the bills without daddy's at the very least inflating her pay? And does he not understand that daddy's inflating her pay is the same as daddy's giving them money? I want somebody to have him explain how he feels he's got everything under control and is able to support his family. And, for the record, I'm a little bit Teamie Larissa but find both Awndlay and Elizabeth equally loathesome.
  17. Mothra

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    I don't even think it was that. I think he felt that as hosts, anything untoward that happened was her family's responsibility--not fault, but responsibility--just as I would apologize for the drunken behavior of someone else at my party. And I'm with Pedro--what skin off Chantel's ass if she did apologize? Why couldn't she play the grownup, knowing (or believing) that it wasn't her family's fault, for the sake of her marriage? His mother was demanding respect, and as Chantel's elder if for no other reason she was due it from Chantel--and again, what is the possible downside if Chantel did apologize? Everybody's happy (except score-keeping Chantel) but I think Pedro's appreciation for her sacrifice of her--what?--pride would have gone such a long way toward healing their relationship it should have been worth it to her. The entire Family Chantel is so ill-behaved, so childish (just look at Chantel's unending smirk during all convos with Pedro's mother and sister), so embarrassing as representatives of the American dollar, their lack of insight so great, that they all could benefit from family therapy. And I find Pedro's family just as odious, but the couple's contact with them is so limited that it hardly matters imo.
  18. I think that birthing center had some kind of affiliation with an obstetrician. In the opening shot, where they're approaching the front door, there is a big sign over the door saying Dr. Whoever, so I'm not sure this birthing center is as free-floating as we might believe. "I'm comin' Elizabeth!"
  19. I was thinking about Azan/Nicole and it occurs to me that she knows nothing about him or his culture and doesn't want to. All she is interested in is sex with him. He at least makes an effort to do other things with her--hiking in the desert, taking her to the bazaar, trying to teach her about good manners in his country, encouraging her to exercise--interest in her beyond fucking. She has absolutely no interest in him beyond his genitals--well, I guess in hands and lips, too, for making out and feeling up in public. I think Azan could tell you a few things about Nicole beyond what a pain in the ass she is about wanting sex all the time; I doubt that she could tell you much about him beyond she likes sex with My World. And she's visited his country several times! I bet she couldn't even talk about Moroccan food beyond things that ick her out. There has been speculation here about Azan's sexuality. If lack of desire for Nicole is all it takes to be labeled gay, at least 80% of the male population is gay--and that's accounting for chubby chasers. It's not just her fat that is repellent. Her complete lack of interest in *anything* but sex might be appealing if she were someone who excited sexual desire just by her looks, but that ship has sailed. She's a boring, awful person who happens to be fat.
  20. Mothra

    S07.E24: Sean

    I don't disagree with anything you say (although I'm not sure he's the one who got in touch with Dr. Now; he weighed around 1000 lbs, and I suspect the show contacted him), but everything you mention, and especially the "eat and eat and eat" part still fits with a severe underlying depression. For too long, weight loss has been the only weight issue mentioned in depression checklists, and in my experience (my own and observations) a depressed person can go either way.
  21. I was struck by two things in the Jenny/Sumit story: In some states (I live in PA), the law was changed not too long ago to permit competition among electricity providers, and I get many, many calls from young men with subcontinental accents identifying themselves as "John" or "Michael" who want to help me switch to another provider who will provide electricity at lower rates than what I'm paying now. This is what Sumit is doing. I've spent some time arguing with "John" that no, his name isn't John but Patel and he's always clung fast to the myth of his Western name. They don't know who my provider is because they are cold-calling in states where it's possible to change your electricity company. I tell them I have solar power, which flummoxes them (and is true!) and they say goodbye. Or I just hang up and block that number. Nuisance unsolicited business calls, illegal if your number is on the "no-call" list but good luck with that. Jenny imo looked so much better with her hair up. I agree that she believes her flowing blond(ish) tresses make her look younger, but she is wrong. There is something funny about her neck--she should make friends with some scarves--check out Jane Fonda. Her glasses frames are bad, too, as is her makeup. She needs a professional makeover. No one looks good in those tops with the missing shoulders, or with dark lipstick outlining the lips. No one.
  22. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    They are a strange couple. Her parents couldn't have been more against this marriage without coming right out and forbidding it. She seems a case of arrested development--all those childish stuffed animals and even the sex toys--and I wonder if marrying Pole was nothing more than a big FU to her poor parents. Her mother is clearly heart-broken about all of this. Like most of the SA spouses on this show, she seems to believe that Pole has a lot more money than he actually has--or she has a completely unrealistic idea of the kind of expenses a baby entails, without allowing for the frills. I wonder what kind of social supports Brazil offers to poor people with children to feed?
  23. Mothra

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    Paul's "job" explains why the thought of earning $26,000/year seemed so out of his reach. He is hauling bales of hay and picking up cow pies part time--and apparently not doing a good job. His employer said he was probably not going to keep Paul on much longer. Paul's people skills are so poor that he thought he was a valuable employee--he began his resignation speech apologetically, as if the farmer was going to be upset to lose his services. If he was working for Father in the past, it must have come as a shock to have to work part-time for the farmer because he left Brazil to earn money. How much could he possibly be making as a part-time assistant cow shit wrangler? I think something happened to Father or perhaps to Father and Mother's marriage while Pole was in Brazil, and Pole didn't find out about it until he came back to the US. Maybe Father died, or got very sick, or left Mother, or just got fed up with Pole. Pole is in a world of trouble. His felony conviction(s) are making it hard to find work, and his awkwardness in general makes it unlikely that he would be able to talk someone into at least giving him a chance, despite his criminal record. I think psychological help is a good idea, if he could afford it, although it's probably too late. Career counseling is another good suggestion, but again, he is so damn awkward (dare I say loony?) that I doubt that would make any difference. He doesn't speak Portuguese, so his chances of finding employment in Brazil are not good--he said he was going to find a job teaching English, but I don't know how he could get through the hiring interview in Brazil, either. And what a terrible temperament for a teacher! Yeah, he's screwed. As are Karine and their baby.
  24. I would just like to point out that Mother Pole has Mother Coltee's eyebrows. That is all.
  25. Mothra

    S07.E24: Sean

    Standing ovation here. I think maybe people who have never suffered from clinical depression--as opposed to being sad and upset for a reason, like the death of a loved one or loss of a job--have a hard time understanding how pervasive clinical--not situational, but clinical, with no readily definable (and fixable, or time-healing) "cause," is. Serious depression affects every part of your life, not least your ability to think and function logically. It "retards" your thinking in a quite literal way and can cause you to do things that don't make sense to other people. And it can be very, very difficult to treat, often requiring trials with several different drugs and combinations of drugs until something is found that helps--and that's if you're lucky enough to have a depression that responds to chemical treatment at all.
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