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  1. Pollock

    Race & Ethnicity on TV

    Well... duh? They needed a study to know that for sure? Is it to motivate announcers to advertise more on those shows maybe? [EDIT] part out of topic For the Bachelorette, @lightbeam posted a really interesting article in its forum: http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/02/14/515168800/the-purely-accidental-lessons-of-the-first-black-bachelorette
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    S21.E07: Week 7: Bimini

    I don't know about how he's sounding but I appreciate he's saying "women" and not "girls". It drove me crazy for years. For reference I hate when Chris or the Bachelorette says "the boys" too. And what the beeeeeeeeeeeeeep [selfcensored] ABC for spoiling a big part of the season with their announcement!
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    Season 4 Discussion

    Both of them seem really lovely. They were in an old episode of Top Chef, when he was "just" Andy from Parks & Rec with all his baby fat and Anna was the most famous of them and they were really funny and in love. It was super cute.
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    S06.E08: Blitzkrieg

    Regarding that spectific part, I've decided it's because he speaks German and it's a language use to tame animals in circuses and, I'm my country anyway, used to train difficult dogs. And well, technically, Parrish is a dog of some sorts so voilà, I've decided randomly that it was the reason and I stand by it! To explain the fact that the team is remembering people: wasn't there a moment during the attack in the lacrosse field, when Invisible Boy (I never remember the name of the newbies) touched all of them and after that, they could see the riders too? Isn't that linked with the moment in the library when he makes a library card (?) "reappear" for his boyfriend to see? I might be mistaken because when it's not the parents, I'm not following very closely I must confess. But if that really happened, I think their abilities to see/remembers is linked to previous actions from Invisble Boy. If that's not it because those scenes didn't happen like I remember and understood them... well, sorry to have wasted your time with a completly wrong explanation! And speaking of the parents, that 39 years old woman shamelessly bawled her eyes out during the Sheriff scenes remembering his son and letting his wife go. That got to me hard! This was really beautifully done, very touching without being over the top drama 101.
  5. It's not just you! Just the fact that he puts himself in this situation, being confronted (again) by his victims, speaks volume about him, in a really good way. He's not Marty Rathbun with his hero complex who couldn't handle psychologically being put in the same situation (and must be fuming Mike's front and center role in Leah's series) and finally cracked again and (probably) returned to Miscavige's fold. It's never about him, it's always about the person to whom they're talking at that point, because it's not his story, it's theirs. I personally really appreciate he's not front and center, even in his emotions. It must be hard to ask yourself: was that ME who was doing those horrible things to those people or was it the brainwashing? Which part of me is what I'm doing? Did I enjoy torturing those people? He doesn't strike me as someone who just brushed those answers under "I was just following orders".
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    Most Cliched TV (and Movie) Phrases

    I have to intubate! (everything medical, from a broken finger to a brain injury. I make sure I have a pen now, to do just that in case someone drops in front of me) - On three! - Wait... on three or one two three go? (the hot head goes on one anyway)
  7. Well, he didn't because he didn't find any and we all know Trump is the biggest donor ever and a great guy, fantastic guy. Bad journalism. Fake News. Sad!
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    S03.E12: Lemons

    The episode wouldn't have worked that well (for me) if the caricatural traits of their characters were front and center in my opinion. It's too easy to paint Trump's voters with the brush of their most crazy factions. I liked the fact that the Boss voted for Hillary for the reasons exposed: Trump's not a republican, he's not what you want your president to be when he represents you outside your country... and he wants to deport the people working for less! Two good reasons and a shitty one. Seems legit for him! I loved that episode, preachy and all. Even if you're not ready to talk to the reasonnable people who still voted for Trump, staying open to the possibility of a conversation one day is good. But what I loved most is the hope they placed in the Youth. Junior and Zoey will vote in four years, as will the rest of a generation who got robbed again of a possibly brighter future coming sooner. Zoey's optimism laked realism (probabilities are things will be really hard for minorities before the possibility of turning it around comes again) but it was a welcome raft to cling on while swimming in that ocean of shit. Every single thing during GrandPa and Junior's scenes was made of pure diamond. That was brilliant. And "I'm not feeling that scarf on you" still makes me laugh thinking about it. On another note, I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I'm not participating often (I think I posted once) because I see the episodes later so I really don't have something to add to the conversations but I'm always grateful for the posters here who share their experiences of being Black in America in this century. One thing that I never suspected and stayed with me was the fear Obama could be killed during his walk the day of his inauguration(s). I don't know... that was heartbreaking to know and spoke volumes.
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    Same here! This show sucks, really really sucks, three episodes in and it's not getting any better, it's even comically bad at times but the music is really catchy.
  10. He was awesome. What's most impressive to me it's that he never loses track of her bullshit. I mean, I get lost at time, trying to remember what was the question that brought the pile of garbage coming out of her mouth and all the shifts of conversation to get back to her talking points and catch phrases but Seth never lost it and kept his facts straights and checked hers, reminded us of the (unanswered) questions. Damn, that was really a thing of beauty and he putted to shame every real politic interviewer out there. I have to say, I hate that woman, with all my heart and I truly hope that there's a special place in Hell for her (I'm an atheist but sometimes, it's comforting to me to hope that Hell exists and all those assholes will rot in it) but I got to give it to her, she's resilient and she did a remarkable job marketing this piece of shit to get him elected. She was given the worst material ever and turned it to gold(en showers). Truly remarkable. I hope one day, after she suffers of an horrible life comparable to the ones she just gave to America and the World, she writes a tell all, a real and candid one. I'll download it freely on the internet because I won't give her cent but I'm really curious to know how it was to be a smart woman inside that trainwreck of an entourage.
  11. http://www.mikerindersblog.org/fbi-wtf-are-you-thinking/ http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/08/talking-to-the-fbi-agent-who-cancelled-her-talk-at-scientologys-mecca/
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    Killing Fields

    I was asking myself the same thing, I wikipedied and found that it's indeed difficult, even with a confession and there isn't a lot of case convicted with a missing body. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_conviction_without_a_body and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_murder_convictions_without_a_body#United_States Turns out, even with a confession, there could still be mistakes. In spite of advances in forensic technology, the possibility of the supposed victim turning up alive remains. In 2003, Leonard Fraser, having allegedly confessed to the murder of teenager Natasha Ryan, was on trial for this, and other murders, when she reappeared after having been missing for four years.[18] The possibility of a coerced confession or just a plein crazy suspect is a turn off for the court without a body?
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    CE&P Forum Sunsetted

    Caramba, I'm gutted! I really can't watch or read everything about US politics (I have enough to do within my own country) so this forum was where I was seeking infos and critiques about said infos. I can't with comments on the NYT or WaPo because well... trolls! so it was a reliable way to take the pulse of your country in some ways and cutting through the noise. I really don't get either why this has to go, I didn't read anything really that bad but what do I know... Thanks for the time it lasted. I'm sad because if it was a good way to vent and commiserate after the election, it would have been a real help to keep track of all that will happen now that this presidency is getting real. I understand why this has to go if it's so much of a burden but... Could there be another solution? Like some posters who post here and who'd really want to get that part of PTV going and active could be a mods here? New mods I mean, dedicated to it? I would volunteer with great pleasure to alleviate the charge but I'm a different time zone meaning that if the shit hit the fan one day, I might very well be already asleep, also my level in english grammar causes I sometimes misinterpret posts (and bleeding eyes I suppose!) so yeah... could be a problem! I don't know... I have a hard time accepting that oasis will be gone, must be stages of grief talking : deny and bargain! (I feel like the asshole who was given an inch and ungratefully asks for the arm with it! Thank you but... that's not enough Santa, gimme more!)
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    S01.E06: Auditing

    Not only that but it's near impossible to teach Scientology outside the main branch: all the material is copyrighted and its use restricted. They will sue your ass if you're doing that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Zone_(Scientology)
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    S21.E01: Season 21 Premiere

    Damn, I really like Nick and for the first time ever, I'm watching for the right reasons.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Eeeek! No, real error, english's not my first language and I messed up! (Sorry for all nurses and doctors out there, I definitely don't want you in "a decisive gun battle". Thanks google!)
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Well, that would be indeed really satisfactory. And a shoot out to his caregivers. It must be fucking hard to remember their oath when this kind of character crosses their paths. I like to think I'm a good person but I'm honestly not sure I wouldn't withhold some of the drugs making him comfortable when needed.
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    Politics in the Media

    Wasn't all that rucuss a set-up anyway? Like that proposal would never pass, Trump comes out of that shit as the one who still wants to drain the swamp to counterattack with the awful press he got with his appointments. And voilà, another president-elect great victory?
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    S09.E07: Model Behavior

    Oh ok thanks ! I don't do Kardashians either so really, I had no chance on that one!
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    S09.E07: Model Behavior

    That "bitch please" gif with the basketball player* is giving me life. Thanks for posting it! And totally off topic but : Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for the laughs. The RHOA forum is the best of all the RH ones because your comments are always super funny. I'm greatful for you! *(? is it basketball? I don't do sport, I don't know who that man is!)
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    Donald John Trump: 2016 President-Elect

    Hi! Still French here! For the most part, we don't like american politics in general (you know, ultra capitalism and all that... and sometimes resent it when some americans make jokes about us being lazy) and the way you seem to go to war on frequent bases in places of the world you have nothing to do (but we do the same so yeah.... at best, we suffer from a severe case of bad faith !). Also, old school people resent what you call food because I'll be honest : we are super intense with our food. Case on point, war on McDonalds in my country. But we lost this one too (a french speciality, losing wars...) and we now binge burgers and bagels like any other country in the world. But except for old farts still clinging on their view of the world from when the internet and international television didn't exist (and some legit traumas from the Liberation for some of them), we love America, we love american television and you are more than welcome to visit us! We cheared and cry of joy when Obama was elected the first time. We cried with you when Trump was elected. We are very afraid of the things to come too, for you and for the rest of the world. Personally, as I said in my first post in this topic just after the election: I love your country and I love the people very much and I'm far far far far far from alone here. We are all very aware that if Trump is president, is really not a reflection of the majority. He's an historical accident. Please, don't take it personally if a Parisian is not super kind. They're assholish sometimes, like your typical New-Yorker on tv. Being from the "province" (meaning from another part of the country... la province is everything BUT Paris), I have a hard time with them too! To put it in perspective, each time I visited different parts of your country, I had a marvellous time except when visiting San Francisco where I told my husband "damn, honey, we're in Paris!" because some of the restaurants waiters and even people guarding museums were on the verge of obnoxious. I still don't think all sanfranciscans (??) are assholes or all of them hate frenchies and I can't wait to go back for more (am I wrong?!). On another note and selfishly : protect Yellowstone from Trump's people, we still have to visit it please and thank you! Thank you very much! You explained it very well. I think a general rule to visit another country is like the rules on PTV forums : don't be an asshole. If you aren't, nobody will be with you!
  22. The US government (and american celebrities) did a number on Germany for that at that time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_in_Germany#Criticism_of_Germany.27s_stance I remember it well, the US position on Scientology was seen as baffling in my country (France) and the comparaison celebrities did with nazi Germany shocked the fuck out of me. I hope the next big thing http://amma.org/meeting-amma/north-america is exposed sooner than that. Received by all our world leaders, praised by world's celebrities and shit... She has ties with nationalists in her country, strange disparitions of people who talked about her like the phony she is, the situations of her dear little helpers are exactly the same as the poor chaps caught in scientology, around her is an empire of schools, hospitals and other pseudos accomplisments that poor can't access despite paying for it with their donations etc... And yet, she's celebrated, movies are made about her, she's treated like a saint... We never learn.
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    Kenya Moore: Twirl! Twirl!

    I'm with you on those two (couldn't cook in so much white, I'll always be afraid to do anything in it) but I must admit that house is beautiful. I sooooooooo wanted to hate it because the owner sucks but no luck, she did a good job paying the right people to do a good job! Cynthia's new house is still my favorite because of the lake (an old dream I have) but I wouldn't spit on the idea of living in Kenya's.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/people-are-sharing-stories-about-how-generous-george-michael?utm_term=.gq51gOAp9#.eheVn3mOj Following the death of George Michael, people on social media have been flagging the incredible charitable work he did, much of which slipped under the radar.
  25. It wasn't easy for Scientology to get it (back in fact, they got it in the 50's if I'm not mistaken and lost it during the 60's). They trolled the IRS with hundreds and hundreds of frivoulous lawsuits, they harassed some of their workers, infiltrated their offices, to copy some documents, bug the place and make others disappear... They won against the IRS by drawning them. Scientology is Capone's wet dream. That's why it was treated as the big deal it was for them to finally get it, and announced by Miscavige in that big event all documentaries keep showing. Edit : I quoted you because of the subject to add to it, not to correct you as my post comes across I feel ! And because I was excited to see a fellow Oliver viewer here too ! :)