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    S44.E21: Paul Rudd / DJ Khaled

    It's a very good show!
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    Grace And Frankie In The Media

    OMG
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    S17.E10: What Do You Care About?

    I have been wondering this the whole time. Everyone likes money, but other than that, what does he really get out of this competition? Isn't designing for Beyonce--and thereby becoming wealthy--the ultimate goal? If he's already achieved all that, what's the point? I loved Garo's theme, but I wore a steampunk bee costume for Mardi Gras this year that was less literal. Even though I'm super white, I noticed that Sebastian's dress lacked darker tones. To give everyone the benefit of the doubt, he was running out of fabric (and therefore only the seams were darker), and Tessa (and Christian, if I recall correctly) was trying to help him stretch his fabric by pointing out that white is a color. Some of the themes were cliche, but if your major worry is this challenge wouldn't be fair to white supremacists, you might want to reconsider your priorities.
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    S17.E10: What Do You Care About?

    That critique was totally nonsensical. Tessa's was my favorite. The design was simple but original. The slogan "mine" is perfect and fits exactly how I'm feeling as a woman in America right now.
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    S17.E08: Blame It on Rio

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PS I don’t agree with the judges this week on the top team. There was a better team with very chic clothes. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/projectrunway?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#projectrunway</a></p>&mdash; Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSiriano/status/1124134683925782529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I have to say I enjoyed reliving the simpler times of the Bridgegate scandal and getting a temporary reprieve from the T word. But I understand what people are saying about the story maybe not being worthy of the whole hour. It seemed like Rachel was implying that Christie got the lawyer to trick Kelly into giving him information and then rewarded him with a supreme court seat. But she never came out and said that, and then Kelly wasn't any more explicit, even walking back the idea that she told the lawyer "everything." So, yeah, we're no closer to seeing Christie brought to justice, and it's not clear why Kelly would bring this up now. The whole thing sounds pretty sketchy, but how does talking about it help her? I have mixed feelings about Kelly. On one hand, I have no doubt that her being a woman made it easier to scapegoat her, and the report that focused on her love life was sexist garbage. I also wouldn't be surprised if her comments about how she was just going along with the powerful men around her was at least partially true--just because it's so common for women to play that role of reflecting male colleagues back at twice their actual size. On the other hand, I found her attempt to cast herself as the victim really annoying. Even if she was just going along with the men's idea, that's on her. She was around 40 at the time of Bridgegate. She was an adult woman responsible for her own actions.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    This was not one of Rachel's most relevant historical analogies. Her repeated references to the song only made sense if you hear it as "Oops, there it is" even though she explicitly pointed out that the actual lyric is "whoomp," which, as far as I can tell, is not a synonym for oops.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Damn. You know your interview isn't going well when you have to randomly out of nowhere bring up your war record. As soon as Rachel used the phrase "came at the queen and missed, twice" in the intro, I knew it would not be pretty.
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    Will & Grace

    In a case of art imitating life, she said she was bi back when the show first became popular, but then she walked it back. There were dozens of references to Karen's bisexuality during the first run of the show. Making her fully straight now is a total retcon. Since seeing a clip of the insulting Ellen parody on twitter, I haven't been able to bring myself to watch the full episode.
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    S17.E06: Power Play

    I really wanted Tessa to win. Her character was original, and the outfit was cool. I don't play video games, but the character she created spoke to my imagination. Speaking of, this challenge gave me an idea for a video game about an environmental warrior girl who goes around saving wildlife, killing poachers, stopping oil spills, etc. Does that already exist? I liked Renee's community defender character. I probably would have put her in the top. It wasn't my favorite, but I can see Hester's game and character idea appealing to young girls. The dominatrix outfit was hot, but I'm glad it didn't win because of the cliche factor. I think Jamal's model is really beautiful, and I loved her in that suit. It could have been a great look if he had finished the top, which would have solved the plainness and boobage problems. I thought the critique that a woman doesn't need to wear men's clothes to be powerful was stupid, but the critique that his model was overly exposed and unsupported was correct. A well-designed top can show lots of cleavage without any danger of showing it *all*.
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    S17.E05: High Fashion to High Street

    And also Victorian! I have been really liking the guests so far this season. Even though I may not have previously heard of them, they are clearly relevant to the fashion world and seem to inspire the designers. Dapper Dan is also adorable and so nice! He seemed to really enjoy interacting with the younger designers. The kerfuffle in the break room was interesting to me. I could see a scenario in which Christian was over-reacting and Jamal's "drama" comment turned out to be true. But, low and behold, the two designers lollygagging in the break room during the model fitting were both in the bottom. Everyone has their own creative process and way of working, but the kind of focus and drive Christian has--the kind where you get so engrossed in your work you forget to eat or go to the bathroom--may be what it takes to actually win. I disagreed with the decision to send Kovid home. It's fine to use a three-strikes type policy when all the bottom three are roughly equally bad. But when there is one look that is way way worse than the other two, I think that person should go home.
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    S17.E04: Survive in Style

    That's probably because of Tim's experience as a teacher. A good teacher will lead a student to get the answer for themselves instead of just giving it to them. That said, this isn't school, so I don't really mind Christian's mentoring style. I laughed when Sonia's model tripped and Christian was all "I told her so." He definitely keeps it real. Overall, I enjoyed the episode. I was pleasantly shocked by the lack of whining over having to camp and work outside. However, I miss the genuine unconventional challenges that took place in real-world settings, where the designers were let loose in a grocery store, hardware store, candy store, etc, and had to use only those materials. For the last several seasons, they've given the designers a pile of materials chosen by the show. It seems boring and canned compared to the "in the wild" approach, and the designers don't have to be as innovative. I would have liked it better if they had spent one day hiking and camping out and then had to dismantle their camp site the next day and use only the materials that had actually been part of the site, instead of "here's some random stuff associated with the outdoors." I'm glad the winning look actually followed the challenge and no one whose model was cold won. Yes, technically anything can count as outdoor wear--you can even wear your birthday suit outdoors!--but the spirit of the challenge was to come up with something that could be worn camping--or at least glamping--in the woods. How does living and working in 40-degree weather inspire you to put your model in a bikini with some net over it?
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    What magic does Julian Castro possess that he gave Rachel a momentary glimpse into Earth 2 tonight?
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    Arrested Development

    Portia de Rossi quit acting. I think she came back to do a few scenes only as a courtesy.
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    Shrill

    I somehow got free access to hulu as part of my Spotify subscription, and this is the first thing I watched. At first I wondered why it was called Shrill when the main character was a meek, overly obliging, put-upon person, but over the course of her awakening, the pendulum swings back the other way and she becomes rather unpleasant. I think it's normal for someone coming out of her shell to have growing pains and sometimes take things too far, and I don't mind having mixed feelings toward the character. She is brave to write her truth and go after her troll, but her workplace behavior is totally unprofessional, and she can be a really bad friend at times. The worst thing she did from my point of view was leave her dog with that idiot Ryan when her parents live right there. It seemed like just an excuse to get back with him. Ultimately Aidy Bryant is the big draw, and I like her roommate as well. I'm definitely in for a second season if there is one.
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