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    Book vs Show Comparisons: Was It How You Pictured?

    I like it so far, although I've found it helpful to completely forget about the book. There was so much internally going on with Myfanwy that the show really can't compete. I think the casting is spot on, and the acting is quite good. I read (and loved) the first book a while ago, and have had no trouble keeping up. I remember I didn't like the second book quite as much, although I don't remember why. I don't understand why they felt the need to have the American agent there, unless to help with audience exposition. Or to make it more accessible to Americans.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    So Bron is the new Little Finger? I'm assuming that Grey Worm is not really going to Naath, but up north to take out the former Jon Snow.
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    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I love this show, but this episode was so boring and poorly written as to be almost unwatchable. We don't get to see Sansa or Arya's reactions to Jon's parentage announcement; Jon doesn't even say good-by to Ghost (just rehomes him), it didn't occur to Daenerys to circle around Euron's fleet and burn the ships from the rear (all the dragon killer harpoons were facing front). Bron's brief appearance was a huge let down. All of these supposedly clever people just act so stupidly. Tyrion doesn't understand his sister AT ALL. When Daenerys asks the perfectly reasonable question about how long the army needs to recover, Sansa could have actually answered ( a week, 2 weeks, whatever) instead of just punting to some indefinite time. No wonder Daenerys didn't listen to her perfectly reasonable suggestion. I could go on with so much I disliked, which really arising from my high expectations. I just hate that so much time is wasted (like the extended feasting) when there are only a few episodes left. I did like a few things - Arya/Hound road trip, Bron not breaking Tyrion's nose.
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    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I love this show, but this episode was so boring and poorly written as to be almost unwatchable. We don't get to see Sansa or Arya's reactions to Jon's parentage announcement; Jon doesn't even say good-by to Ghost (just rehomes him), it didn't occur to Daenerys to circle around Euron's fleet and burn the ships from the rear (all the dragon killer harpoons were facing front). Bron's brief appearance was a huge let down. All of these supposedly clever people just act so stupidly. Tyrion doesn't understand his sister AT ALL. When Daenerys asks the perfectly reasonable question about how long the army needs to recover, Sansa could have actually answered ( a week, 2 weeks, whatever) instead of just punting to some indefinite time. No wonder Daenerys didn't listen to her perfectly reasonable suggestion. I could go on with so much I disliked, which really arising from my high expectations. I just hate that so much time is wasted (like the extended feasting) when there are only a few episodes left. I did like a few things - Arya/Hound road trip, Bron not breaking Tyrion's nose.
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    The Rook Media: Checquy PR

    Loved the book, can't wait to watch this. The previews look really good.
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    S02.E08: Moon Shadow

    About the only things I liked were the snails, and Laura toting Sweeney. I've always liked DW + MS, so there is hope. Glad the season's over. Great acting, lousy writing.
  7. I know she's not aware of it, but Roz should be very concerned about accepting a miracle from Sabrina - it didn't go well with poor Theo. Loved Stepford Zelda and her beautiful dress. Miranda Otto is just great in this, although I still fondly remember her from LOTR. It was nice to see William Davis again (why, yes, I do watch a lot of Sci fi), although they were some seriously cheesy neck pieces for the almighty Council. Couldn't they conre up something more impressive?
  8. Uwatchable. Too dark, literally. I didn't really see the point,it did nothing to advance the plot, such as it is. I have nothing to base this on, but I assume this type of episode is really just to give the actors a break. I thought the writing was just lazy. Theo for example - likes the new body (including penis, I assume), but doesn't mind chopping off an arm - so no more basketball, for example, which the dream showed as a source of pride.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I can't even watch this anymore. I know the strategy of working up from the bottom of the categories makes sense since the lead is protected, but the fact that the other contestants pretty much have no chance whatsoever has robbed the game of any suspense. Much as I like learning new facts, I also want to watch something with at least a modicum of competition.
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    Happy!

    I have to admit that I really don't understand why I like this show so much, to the point of laughing out loud at pretty much everything ("ouch-witz" cracked me up). I'm an older, pretty boring not-cool grandma kind of woman, and I have to watch this when my husband's not around, he has a pretty good sense of humor but I guess it goes only so far. Loved how both the Nazi fight and the toilet scene threw pretty much every trope into the mix. Find Blue /Orcus pretty boring thou, although I did like the Liam Neeson reference. Hope to never see the Sonny statute again, too veiny.
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    S02.E06: Donar the Great

    I totally identified with Mr Nancy’s shoe rant, although I hope I use more moderate language. Otherwise, waste of time with only 2 episodes left. Missed dead wife and unlucky leprechaun.
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    S10.E19

    I thought the game seemed like fun, with the option of customizing the activities. I can see using it with kids to teach some real life lessons. How about an educational version? Maybe make them a little more conscious of ethics, advertising etc. Or, of course, a business setting ice-breaker, or a way to learn about your fellow players. I really liked the water filter idea. We have a whole house system for our very hard water, but it really doesn't do anything for contaminants. I also liked the bottle thing, and would actually use it. A lot of bottle are designed to be stored upside down, but a lot are not. Propping the old one on top of the old, even with tape, is a pain. I felt sorry for the soda guy, even if he is a lawyer. Isn't that a pretty hard space to break into, it seems like there are millions of beverages out there. I have to admit I really don't drink cold flavored drinks - I drink water, or coffee or tea. But a lot of people are more interesting than I am. Agree that Rohan is a more than decent guest shark, he is an actual investor not on the show to hawk his own company.
  13. How disappointing. Sorry, I'm tired of John talking (even briefly) about Brexit. And I thought the Sackler segment could have been so much better, John was just taking cheap shots, without any kind of explanation or analysis. Sure, the motivational rap video was ridiculous. And, news flash, McKesson is a for profit company and will take steps to maximize its profits. That's the outrageous aspect of this, which was not even mentioned by John. Also: mabye I'm too legalistic, but depositions really are very one-sided - that's the purpose, for one side to conduct discovery. On the other hand - those actors were absolutely awesome, with well-deserved reputations. That turkey sandwich looked good, though.
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    S02.E05: The Ways of the Dead

    I didn’t understand a lot of what was going on, but since we’re talking about hotties, I find Orlando strangely attractive as Mr Nancy. He’s also a terrific actor.
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    Into The Badlands

    Well, I'm done. As I said above, Nick Frost just killed it for me - I don't care how good the FX are, I'll never accept him as any kind of martial artist, or even a credible inhabitant of that world. I fast forward him (and MK, another pet hate) and really watch for the widow, but now that Nick has joined forces with her, I am stuck. What a waste of Daniel Wu.
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