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  1. love2lovebadtv

    S10.E20: Can't Elope

    I'm not a pet owner and I think the dog beds are pretty stylish and genius. Same. I kept waiting for the joke. But no, it seemed they were aware that she had a credit card.
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    S08.E15: Finale Reunion

    Bingo. So what questions are they asking if not some very basic ones like values, preferences, hobbies, and sexual orientation? Is Pepper still going through people's underwear drawers? That's probably more for her enjoyment than figuring out what the couples are actually like. Some of what they missed is so obvious. The show needs a makeover.
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    S08.E14: The End or the Beginning

    That's where Jasmine lost me, too, when she looked down on Will's upbringing. I tried to understand and defend her before that. I also agree she doesn't know what she wants. I understood how she could say she was strong and independent because so many of us are trained that way and it's hard to find a balance when you meet a partner. But she does strike me as someone who is forcing herself to be or appear confident, if that makes sense. She can't fathom Will not being impressed with her domestic skills and sex appeal. On the other hand, she's willing to stay with someone who doesn't show much interest.
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    S08.E14: The End or the Beginning

    I didn't find Will to be any more hush hush about his job than the other participants. He's been on LinkedIn the entire time. We didn't learn anything much about the other participants' jobs either. There was a lot left out of everyone's financial discussion this season. It came about with Jasmine and Will when she brought up gender roles on the honeymoon. I remember AJ saying he and Stephanie would have joint finances for the household bills and their own separate accounts for things they might want to spend their money on, like gifts or whatever. And of course I remember Jasmine and Will with the 50/50 and 70/30. But I don't remember ther other couples' financial discussions. Did I miss that or did it not happen? I find the financial conversations especially interesting.
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    S08.E14: The End or the Beginning

    This season was definitely different. Jasmine brought money into the conversation about gender roles but the budget conversation the way the show has done in the past wasn't there.
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    S08.E14: The End or the Beginning

    Do you feel like the other components of Jasmine's ideal gender roles are a fantasy that she needs to get out of her head? Or just the part about the bills? She already agreed to a different financial split with Will. But there were other things she wants, too, and I'm not convinced that those ideals aren't really a part of her. A lot of people focused on the financial part of what she said but forget there was more to it. She doesn't seem to value what Will brings to the table and Will doesn't value what she brings to the table either. But does something like that change as you grow closer to a person? Like you said, there was a fondness there. Apologies for the rant. Your post reminded me that One of my original reasons for being drawn to this show is that I found it interesting to learn about human nature, evolving vs settling, and developing organically vs show constraints. I wish it hadn't turned into a producer driven mockery.
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    S08.E13: Doomed or Devoted

    I kinda think he wants to be seen as the good guy who tried to stick it out with his alcoholic wife.
  8. love2lovebadtv

    S08.E13: Doomed or Devoted

    Well said. Especially the can't get a man narrative.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    I think that's what he thought but going live to talk about a cutesy product is a different thing. I could buy that he screwed up. One moment he was talking to the hist, then she just went live with no warning.
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    S10.E17: The Wild

    If she considers herself a woman of color, I respect that regardless of her hair color. I don't think it's fair to say she can't claim to be a person of color based on someone else's opinion. I'm not familiar with her family history but I have seen pictures of her father walking her down the aisle. A medical assistant in my allergist's office changed the ethnicity on my form, assuming I had made a mistake because I don't look to her like what I said I was. On the other hand, though, I didn't like Gloria's constant referring to white people, as if people can all be lumped together by their skin color. Her lifestyle is more that of a woman with lots of time and money on her hands. All white don't share this lifestyle, and not every woman who has a similar lifestyle identifies as white. Claire identifies as a white woman, but she's never had the same kind of lifestyle that Gloria has. Even before Claire went to work outside the home, we never saw her behave like Gloria and her friends. Also, I'm pretty familiar with some parts of Colombia and it's home to people of different races.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    Jay has never been good on camera. Presenting in a boardroom is different from making commercials. And this shopping channel or whatever was live. So I can buy that he thought he could just wing it, only to find himself totally unprepared. Plus, this is his first time selling a cute product. He made a product but hadn't found his groove when it came to pitching it. Gloria's accent is fake. Her character is a stereotype and the accent is part of it. That said, people do learn languages differently. And being around people doesn't mean you can or should sound more like them. I know plenty of people who have been in the US for longer than Gloria and speak far less English than she does. I'm constantly translating and interpreting for family members. At least that was consistent. I really like Phil and I don't like when they make him stupid. Show me a goofy, loving dad who's a dreamer but is also smart, weird and good at what he does. Don't dumb him down. I wouldn't want my 12 year old home alone at night.
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    S10.E18: Stand By Your Man

    It was last minute. So probably just easier to call Claire.
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    S10.E17: The Wild

    I've been trying to figure that out, too. Sorry, I don't see how Dylan is their responsibility. This seems to be the done thing nowadays and, as a parent, it scares me. Thinking back to when I was younger, I can't imagine wanting to live like that in my parents' house. If you live with the boy, you do that on your own. And if you live at home, the boy lives elsewhere and comes to visit you and the baby. I guess I'm old fashioned. I hope they don't make the mom and step kids a thing. So true. I think this is true for older men and women who should know better, too. I consider Gloria to be a hispanic woman of color, especially since that's how she sees herself. I agree with you that Hispanic isn't a race, and our society is hung up on categorizing people in odd ways. My kids have been checking off the other box on forms. But when we went to the allergist, I noticed a different box had been selected on the computerized form based presumably on the medical assistant's perception. If my husband had taken them, they probably would have had a different box checked off. Hubby and I are from the same place but are different colors. I don't like the stereotyping that white people are boring. Or that people from Colombia all look one way and have ties to the cartel. But then, this show is full of stereotypes.
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    S03.E16: Don't Take My Sunshine Away

    Randall's issues have been showing since the first episode when he moved a stranger in. I can't imagine having a total adult stranger in the house, especially with kids. Like you, I'm not judging Kate. Her c-section was more than a typical csection. I wouldn't compare it to my own unless I had similar medical issues. I haven't watched MLT but I feel like this is something that happens often in real life. I just thought the topic would have come up before now. I do like that Zoe said it wasn't just her background but also liking the life she had. How refreshing. I've always known I wanted children, but I'm all for choosing what works best for your life and not just going with the default. I found it interesting that they didn't know this about each other, especially since Kate declared herself the only person to carry a piece of Jack or whatever remark she made. I know that hurt Randall. I thought Kevin was upset about it, too. Maybe he wasn't dating Zoe back then.
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    S10.E15: SuperShowerBabyBowl

    Someone who watches football/superbowl doesn't necessarily = someone who keeps a schedule. My husband is a big football fan and gave me the wrong date for the Superbowl this year. I got the correct date online and prepared my Superbowl menu accordingly. I knew the date but I watched none of the game - never do. They said her friends would be showing up soon and they wanted to find Dillon before that, so that's how they got around the whole no-other-guests-at-the-shower thing. Have we ever seen Hailey with a friend besides the guys she's gone out with?
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