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  1. Ceindreadh

    S03.E08: Unfit

    If she’d been divorced, wouldn’t that render her ineligible for any sort of position of status in Gilead?
  2. Ceindreadh

    Year Of The Rabbit

    You forgot the best one. Rabbit “there’s something you don’t know about me” Lydia “what’s that?” Rabbit “I’ve got 28 pieces of dog shit in my pockets!”
  3. Ceindreadh

    S05.E01: Episode 1

    There’s another four or five books in the series and TPTB didn’t want to squash them all into a single season - I think the actors were only under contract for five - so they’re doing a bit of filling in the gaps between books 7 and 8. It’s interesting because for the first time I have no clue as to what’s going to happen. I mean, I know where the characters are going to end up, but not how they get there and not how the new characters are going to affect things.
  4. Ceindreadh

    S03.E08: Unfit

    My point was that in both cases the guardians didn’t step in immediately. Ofmatthew was beating down on Janine and the guardians were nowhere to be seen until one finally approached. They only shot her after she’d killed one of their number and armed herself. But yet half the posts in the previous episode thread were about how June was able to get away with an assault that the guardians couldn’t even see. I’m not denying that June has a certain amount of plot armour but that wasn’t the case last week because the other handmaids protected her.
  5. Ceindreadh

    Magic Word: Charmed in the Media

    “On the way out”? Hasn’t it already got a second season? I always love it when people who haven’t watched a show are so wonderfully adamant about how it’s clearly not a patch on the original.
  6. Ceindreadh

    S03.E08: Unfit

    When June attacked Ofmatthew, the other handmaids immediately moved into position and formed a physical barrier between them and the guardians. I don’t know if they too far away to hear what was going on, but they definitely couldn’t see it. On the other hand, Ofmatthew attacks Janine in full view of everyone and it seems to take ages before a guardian gets within striking distance. But let’s everybody complain about how June is the one getting away with things for no reason.
  7. Ceindreadh

    Season One Talk

    Yes if they’re considered a series regular, no if they’re a guest star.
  8. Ceindreadh

    Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    I think MAD magazine summed up Seinfeld best with their 'I'm bland and my friends are crazy' cartoon strip.
  9. The Towering Inferno aired today and it's the first time I've watched it since I read the second of the two books it was based on (The Tower and The Glass Inferno), and damn it's so frustrating the way they treated Lisolette. (movie and book are over 40 years old, so I'm not doing spoiler space) In the movie, Lisolette leaves the party during the evacuation and ends up on her own floor to check on her deaf neighbour. She meets up with Jernigan (who rescues the neighbour) and Roberts the architect who brings her and the neighbours kids with him, and they end up having to go back to the party. Lisolette gets a place on the scenic elevator but dies when it's knocked off its tracks by an explosion. She's mourned by Claiborne the conman who'd been trying to fleece her In the book however, Lisolette deliberately leaves before the evacuation gets going and meets up with Jernigan and a few firefighters at the neighbours apartment. Lisolette and the kids (three of them not two), get separated from the others on the way down, and Lisolette not only manages to climb down the damaged handrail with a kid on her back, but also gets them down safely without having to go near the top floor. I know that since Paul Newman was playing Roberts, he was naturally going to get to be a big damn hero, but I wish they hadn't had to downgrade Lisolette in order to have that happen.
  10. Ceindreadh

    Poldark In The Media

    Season five is scheduled to start on BBC Sunday the 14th July.
  11. Ceindreadh

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Traditionally godparents are supposed to ensure that the child will be brought up in the designated faith. Usually they'd be expected to be adults and members of that faith as well (although I don't think that the celebrants are as fussy about the godparents these days once they've got the actual parents attending services). My family is Church of Ireland and it tends to go with 2 godfathers and 1 godmother for a boy and 1 godfather and 2 godmothers for a girl, but I don't believe there's any set limits, and I'm pretty sure that the most responsibility many godparents take these days is simply to produce a decent present for their godchild on birthdays and Christmas until they get confirmed.
  12. Ceindreadh

    TV Tropes: Love 'em or Loathe 'em

    Line of Duty is a UK show based around an anti-corruption police unit. I presume it’d be the equivalent of IA.
  13. I think it was Malcolm Jamal Warner who said in an interview once, that when he was working as a teenager, his parents regularly brought him to the accountant handling his money so he’d know what was going on and how to deal with it. No idea if it gave him a sense of responsibility or not, but it sounds like a smart move by his parents.
  14. Ceindreadh

    S03.E06: Household

    Luke had a Walkman because it was the easiest way to listen to the tape June made. June made a tape rather than an mp3 or other audio file because she had access to a tape recorder and a supply of recordable tapes but no access to a computer. There may well not be ipods in Canada, but Luke using a Walkman isn’t proof one way or the other.