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  1. springbarb

    Season 21: Live Feed Discussion

    I am going to be interested to see what just went down, given how upset Jackson seemed.
  2. springbarb

    S21.E14: Live Eviction #4

    It was so good seeing a nominee actually giving a real speech instead of the usual "Hi Mom and Dad, I'm so happy to be here, I love everyone and don't want to leave, just do what's good for your game." Jackson is totally going to win this, isn't he?
  3. springbarb

    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    There were Reese's Pieces in the vending machine, at least.
  4. springbarb

    S21.E11: Live Eviction #3; Battle Back #1

    It all gave the impression that this was something he was truly upset about. Like when inside you're shaking from anger, but outside you're trying to speak calmly. The slamming his hands down like that while smiling...so awful.
  5. springbarb

    S21.E07: Power of Veto #2

    I REALLY hope David comes back, though even if he does, it's not like he'll be in with the power alliance.
  6. springbarb

    S16.E04: Auditions 4

    I'm always inclined to like tappers, but Sydney using a Mika song just put her over the edge. Fantastic.
  7. springbarb

    Best Baker In America

    Yes! We were saying the same thing--it was just too dark. His chocolate work was AMAZING. I think Jeffrey's work tended to be too elevated for this show, if that makes sense. He's clearly amazing at what he does, but wants to make Art, which isn't necessarily what this show is looking for.
  8. springbarb

    Best Baker In America

    I did appreciate the Toy Story 4 tie-in if only for the one baker who was all, "I'm above such things" in the technical round and got creamed for it...and then went on to win the week. I liked that he actually pivoted. Having to do that kind of tie-in is something that probably all bakers have to deal with; even in fancy restaurants and such, I have no doubt they get odd requests from their clients. And it's just one week out of the run. It's interesting to see this kind of thing in a more elevated fashion than what you might get from some of the other competition shows.
  9. springbarb

    Best Baker In America

    If Jason just eliminated his over-the-top "That makes me as happy as an armadillo on the side of the road in a puddle!" comments, I could deal with him a LOT more. It was interesting seeing the two judges disagree, but I was disappointed the guest judge didn't step in with her thoughts about flavor when they did disagree. If one judge says "Too much saffron" and another says it was fine...what did the third judge think?
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    If you're on Twitter, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been watching and tweeting with various friends throughout the series. His guest for the finale will be...Nicole Fosse. Should be interesting!
  11. springbarb

    S04.E21: Sandra's Fight/S04.E22: Employee Appreciation Day

    The best part of Kelly distracting that ICE agent was that at the beginning, he was clearly still on the job--his eyes were scanning around, trying to find Mateo. But by the end, he was just staring at her with dead eyes. It worked perfectly for her!
  12. springbarb

    Best Baker In America

    This is why having Jason as a judge just bums me out. His mannerisms annoy me, and I don't think he has the background to judge these bakers.
  13. springbarb

    Best Baker In America

    I love the skill level of the competitors, but Jason...I just can't with him. He seems to get more over-the-top every time he pops up on something.
  14. springbarb

    Les Misérables (2018)

    In one little speech, the worker at the cafe showed more charisma than Enjolras. It's such a disappointment. I do like the focus Grantaire is getting; I've always had a soft spot for him. The treatment of Javert is horrific. Javert would never, ever be like, "Whatever!" about the student uprising because of Valjean. He cares about the rule of law--THAT is his focus. Valjean is an insult to him because of that, but a bunch of people rising up in the streets is ALSO a threat to that.
  15. springbarb

    Les Misérables (2018)

    He had saved a ton of money from his time as factory owner--we saw him dig some of it up. Presumably after he had the cash in hand, he rented the house. He probably continued to go outside the convent during his years working there--or, at least, got a newspaper or however people rented/found lodgings back then. I've read the book, but it's been many, many years. Can someone remind me whether Javert remained THIS focused on Valjean throughout those years? My impression of him was more that Valjean haunted him, but not to the point that he was constantly brooding in his office and telling his subordinates that he WILL get that man! More like, he focused on progressing through his career, but kept an ear to the ground about Valjean. Just in case.