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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

    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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  12. 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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    Into The Badlands

    Nick Frost is so inappropriate for this show that it absolutely killed my interest in Sonny and his storyline. MK was such a bad actor with such a badly written part that I always ff. I really only watch it for the women - especially the widow, but also Lydia (and Nathaniel) and Tilda. Those parts are gorgeous, and the fighting choreography is beautiful.
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    Happy!

    I forgot how much I enjoyed the show, although I was waiting for some kind of bare-assed Meloni run. I also thought the granny attack was the high point, although there were a lot of funny moments. Loved Sonny's cardinal outfit, especially the pom pom. The only thing I didn't like - Smoothie's bunny outfit, neither scary nor creative (unlike every thing else on the show). Could someone help me out here -who's Smoothie? I kind of remember, but not really.
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    S10.E17

    This really showed how much better the show is with the real sharks, and not those "guest sharks" there to hawk themselves and their businesses. I liked how they laughed uproariously, I think in the Silkroll presentation. They have a great dynamic. Liked the waffle guys, and I would totally go for a waffle, although probably only once. Food halls are springing up all over, and I think that is the prefect product for that. People don't go to those venues for a full meal, so a loaded waffle makes sense. Also liked the truck pool guy, and am glad he got a deal. I guess the prior reluctance about investing in a product rather than a company is no longer valid. I think that could be a successful product, though, and I suppose there are accessories that could be developed. I'm surprised the guy didn't have his sister with him, sincde it sounds like she's the one actually running the company. Those dress women were pretty awful. Terrible business, and I bet they'd be a nightmare to work with. That last woman, the reality tv one, was so over the top that I almost couldn't stand watching her. Hate her sob story, hate the hideous plastic feed bag. I don't understand why 2 sharks actually offered, and I assume that if the deal goes through, it will be Barbara calling the shots. MInor thought: That bee girl is just so adorable,
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    S10.E16

    Whatever happened to "it's a product, not a company" which used to be heard so often on this show? Pooch selfie, anyone? I didn't mind the product (in fact, I could probably use it, I'm not really coordinated enough to wave a treat around while taking a picture of my favorite (fur)child), but I was completely turned off by that excessive emotionality. I guess that's why I'm not sitting there in a shark chair, but I'd rather invest in a company run by someone who can make the hard, rational decisions. And, I thought the name and packaging needed a complete do-over. I really wonder how Lori would have marketed it. I would totally buy the treats for my Molly and her friends at the dog park. They like protein, and plant-based with enough umami to make it taste good is probably sufficient for that. I recently switched to a pretty pricey food that has a better protein source, so I wasn't put off by the price. I'm still not convinced (after 5 minutes googling), if a diet based solely on plant protein really is good for dogs. I thought the guy was totally impressive though, he was pretty much the only person I would feel comfortable entrusting my investment with, Hated the family and their product, Those bracelets (excuse me, bandz) were hideous. Agree kids should never be part of the negotiation.
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    S10.E15

    Yawn. The only thing I liked was the kiddie 3-D printer, it's got all kinds of licensing possibilities. I'm glad the young couple got a fairly good deal. I know these people have a short amount of time to get the sharks' attention, but I thought the savings account woman was too intense. I do like the idea of anything that makes it easier for kids to save and become financially literate; it's not like they won't be getting actual presents. I bet there's a lot of grandparents that would like this, although the company Kevin mentioned seems better because the kids get actual (although fractional, of course) shares in recognizable companies. The farmer woman turned me off completely, although I would be in the market for ethically raised meat. I think she would be a nightmare to work with. I had to laugh when Lori passed because she wouldn't personally use the product - I can't imagine she uses Scrub Daddy to wash her own dishes.
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    S06.E04: Robocalls

    I did love John giving the huge finger to the FCC. Thanks!
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    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    I just watched it on Demand, and quite liked it. It was pretty easy to follow, which I appreciate because I didn't read the book and am a pretty shallow watcher, so exposition is appreciated. Not as manic or weird (not the right word, I know) as the 1st season, but great acting. Actually, great casting across the board. My only quibble - I thought the flaming eyes were distracting, unnecessary and poorly done.
  22. I thought that was an interesting pairing of restaurants. The1st was upscale, not really dysfunctional or gross, once they got rid of one of the chefs. I liked the fake cooking contest, it was just a way to get rid of the one chef, the "winner" could have cooked oatmeal,. The second was almost beyond belief in every area (cleanliness, food, staff, family, decor etc). I absolutely loved the fake Gordon - he obviously studied, as shown by his pronunciation of "pasta." He was getting deluged with food, and doing a Ramsey (spitting into the napkin etc). He was great. I didn't really get the Social redo, though, with all those tiny tables. Don't more than 2 people ever go out together? It's not like you can really put those tables together. I liked Gordon referring to Miss California as "precious," though. They were all pretty good looking, so the staff pictures looked great. I wonder, though, why a whole new menu, couldn't they just rework the old one? Speaking of - way too much black truffle, although I guess that was to justify higher prices. The second one - I wonder if it actually lasted past the 3 months. I really didn't like Tiffany at first, but really came to sympathize with her. What a mother! I don't think I've ever seen a more negative person on tv - she so clearly needed a vacation, if a personality transplant wasn't available. Having them bake together, while superficial, was a very good start. I would have loved to see mom teach the daughters to bake.
  23. I don't know which made me laugh more, the country name bit or Jared as the Girl with the Pearl Earring. Sorry to sound cranky, but I thought the (adorable) kid bit went on too long. Except the mermaid doctor and the "task" girl.
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    S10.E14

    I guess I'm kind of an outlier here, because I really liked the baked dog treat product. I'd love to bake treats for my furbaby and her friends, but I am not a baker, and don't want to have to deal with obtaining and measuring ingredients. I use a lot of mixes when I'm forced to bake, so I can see using one for treats. In fact, I'm pretty sure King Arthur flour has a mix for treats. So what if it takes some time? You bake them and have them ready. It's not like any dog parent doesn't have a supply of treats at hand. I agree the packaging and marketing (should come with a dog biscuit cookie cutter?) needs to change. Loved the goat idea, especially their little shark costumes. I put it in the same category as the painting/drinking parties. As an (ahem) somewhat older woman, I know quite a number of people who really enjoy going to such places, as long as the wine is drinkable. The shower toga seems like a good idea, with lots of expansion potential. That woman was just way too intense, although the fact that she persuaded her husband to wear that ridiculous get-up, and her son and daughter to give up any semblance of a "normal" life to live excursively in the mud circuit shows her determination. Too many sob stories from her, though. I can't even remember if she got a deal (I think she turned it down?) and I just watched it a few minutes ago. Liked the hair product, pretty sure they just came on for the publicity, unless they were hoping that the hair shark (love it, Diana Berry) would come up with something. Speaking of her - I'm not in the least a fan of guest shark like her. She's not any kind of all around investor, just someone who developed a successful niche business for which she is receiving some advertising. No question Kevin as a partner is certainly worth a premium over her offer,
  25. I thought that was a good episode, it felt a lot more "authentic" so to speak than the last one. I liked the family, but thought they should have gotten a better upgrade. What they really needed was a crash course in Restaurant 101. I'm not as appalled by them using a cutter to chop onions - why not? It seems much more efficient, which I would think is a good thing in a restaurant. Of course, knowing how to use a knife seems pretty basic. Having Gordon's menu as monthly specials is a good idea - while his dishes look and probably taste great, I think a lot of people are looking for perhaps a little less quality and more quantity, There is a tavern near us with what I think of as Gordon Ramsey menu - very limited # of dishes, high quality local ingredients, beautifully prepared and served. But because the menu is so limited (and unchanged for years) we don't go very often. I think Gordon should make more of an effort to produce more realistic dishes for restaurants, such as this, with a more value-conscious clientele. I'm sure there probably are such shows already, but I'd like to see Gordon just pick one restaurant, and spent an entire season working on it, with episodes devoted to cooking, front of house, vendes POS etc.
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