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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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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Haha, "neck lasagna" made me laugh. I thought the body modifications were purposely creepy. But I was surprised how, taken out of the context of the A. Human installation and put with regular pretty clothes, they really just looked like elaborate accessories. It's silly to call them "body modifications" because they're just prosthetics you can glue on and take off like false eyelashes.
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Good idea. That could have been cool. I thought the designers on Team Feathers would make all their tops totally strapless and sleeveless to show off the feathers and go for a flowy or wing-like effect in the back. Instead they went the opposite route and opted to cage the bird, though I don't think it was intentional. I'm surprised the woman who has nine kids wasn't better at wrangling her group. You'd think with her being older and more experienced, and in the top last week, that she would have taken on a leadership role when grouped with two younger and somewhat insecure designers. Tessa got the the villain cut toward the beginning, but in the end she turned out to be an effective leader. I can't remember another PR group challenge where the top and bottom were so obvious. I could have been a judge! Thank the Maker they are no longer asking the contestants to throw each other under the bus with the "Who do you think should go home" question. That is such a big improvement in this version of the show. The host should use Heidi's phrase "You may leave the runway" instead of "head back to the lounge." It's much snappier. I like that they are keeping the language of "in or out" and other distinctive features of the show while updating other aspects.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    "I don't mean this to be rude. I don't mean this in a personally minimizing way . . . All these people who arrived in Trump's clown car with him..." That is not minimizing at all! I loved Rachel's description of all the random morons who are now in the spotlight because of Trump.
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    Arrested Development

    Michael: Turns out I'm the worst. I'm the worst Bluth. Lucille: Never say that. Gob is the worst.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    She has interviewed Bernie many times. He was a regular on the show before and during his 2016 run for president. I'm not sure why he hasn't been on lately.
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    Broad City

    I was a little sad no appreciation was shown for Abbi's display window. It was really cool!
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I got the feeling that Klobuchar is Rachel's favorite candidate, but she doesn't think she's going to win.
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    Broad City

    I've heard ads for WeWork, but the reference went over my head. Now it's even funnier. I loved the fact that Jeremy trusting Abbi enough to let her peg him is what gained the trust of the all the tenants.
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    Broad City

    I've been catching up on some of the videos posted here. The story they tell starting around 3:00 on Kimmel is something I can 100% picture happening on the show.
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    Broad City

    501 was inventive and hilarious. I'm sad the show is ending, but at least it looks like they're going all in on the final season.
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