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  1. HazelEyes4325

    S08.E03: Episode 3

    I'm with you. I almost got to the end of this one, thinking that this might be the episode that doesn't bring the waterworks. But then Miss Higgins brought that rose bush... Well, it looked like that the adoption wasn't, for lack of a better word, "serious." By that, I mean Valerie realized that there was a chance that the mother was overwhelmed and not in a state of mind to make such a decision, and Sister Julienne backed that up. It also didn't seem to go far enough down the road for the father's consent to even be brought up.
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    Shrill

    ‘Shrill’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu
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    S01.E17: Goodbye

    I always wonder how much is involved in getting a job. I've heard of actors having to test several times for a role and others who are offered a role over lunch (obviously, experience and notoriety probably play a part in the difference between those two experiences). I would think that, with a show like this, testing actors together would be a good idea...but I don't think that happens, which is too bad. I honestly think that a different actress playing Delilah could have really helped the show.
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    Books We'd Love To Be Movies

    The book I'd like to see as a movie, The Silent Patient, apparently IS going to be a movie (thanks to Brad Pitt). Looking forward to that one!
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    Shrill

    I'm only 2 episodes in, but I'm really enjoying this. I especially appreciate how well they did the abortion storyline in the first episode. I haven't seen many shows that don't fuck that up. Not only are we allowed to feel that she was foolish, I think the intent is to feel that she was foolish.
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    Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Yeah, the difference is that the charges against Keillor came out before his episode aired, while Huffman's episode aired at least a month before she was charged. But, also, the college cheating scandal doesn't really have anything to do with this. While I bet that PBS would have pulled her episode had the news come out before it aired, I don't see any reason to pull it now. I mean, as far as I know, the Ben Affleck episode is still around. Yes, having a part of your family history you find unsavory hidden is not a crime, it actually has more to do with this show than Huffman's actual crime.
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    The Good Fight

    I may have missed something, but I didn't see her not being part of the PR campaign as the issue. She understood that it was her name and family ties that kept her out of the campaign and seemed fine with it. What it seemed to me that sort of ticked her off was how the partners (Julius and Adrian) treated her as if she was a child and not actually listening to what she was saying. For example, Julius believed she was "crying" because she was left out of the campaign when Maya very clearly told him that she had a scratched cornea. And, I get it, Maya has acted like a child. I wouldn't necessarily say she was "childish" but "childlike." And, in law, that is going to get you exactly nowhere. She did need to pull up her big girl panties and start acting more maturely, I just don't really buy the way the show handled it.
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    The Good Fight

    I don't think he embraces Trump. I thought there was a conversation earlier in the series about that. For some reason, I thought he said that he hadn't voted for Trump. (Someone correct me if I'm imagining this). As for this, I think he sees hunting with Eric and Don Jr as a job and Diane can't make that distinction.
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    The Good Fight

    I'm so glad this show is back! Both my husband and I nearly peed our pants laughing when Kurt revealed he'd been shooting with the Trump boys, which led to Diane banging her head against the wall. I have some conflicted feelings about the storyline with the women Reddick raped. Don't get me wrong, I think the show handled it well, but it still left me unsettled. Of course, that may have been the intent. While I found the bit with Maya finding her voice, er sunglasses, funny, it kind of feels like they are trying to do a personality transplant with her and that is one of those things that really pisses me off. One pep talk from Marissa and a pair of sunglasses is not going to change her so fundamentally. I'd rather the show took a season to show her growing into her own instead.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    And I doubt any other college is going to admit them at this point.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Yes, but those things (making an endowment, getting a tutor, arranging an internship, etc) won't bring the FBI to your door in the early hours of the morning. They are all things, morally shady as they may be, that these people could have done that are still legal. Legacies aren't a fail-proof method. My brother graduated top of his class from Harvard and his wife graduated Radcliffe (now Harvard, I guess) with honors. They have given a staggering amount of money to the school from the time that their children were born. But, neither of the two of his kids who applied to Harvard got in. Both girls had strong high school transcripts with a fair amount of extracurricular activities. Needless to say, my brother is no longer giving money to his alma mater.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Sure, this might be a case of a group of people getting caught doing something that many others have done. It still doesn't make it okay. The fact is that there are a lot of legal ways these people could have helped their kids. They could have paid for private tutors, they could have given money to schools (yeah, it's kind of a bribe, but it IS legal), they could have used their connections to line up amazing unpaid internships for their kids. But that is not what they did. They made the decision to cheat the system and put their kids ahead of other applicants who worked for a spot and are far more deserving. And for what? So their kids could go to USC instead of UCLA?
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    S02.E17: Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary

    If she believed she was pregnant and then got her period, she would have seen that as "losing the baby," even if it was a false positive. Sometimes it is more about the emotions than the facts in situations like this.
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    S01.E17: Goodbye

    I get that no show is 100% accurate and if it were just signatures or just an OB doing an exam she would never normally do or whatnot, it wouldn't bother me. But the number of times these things happen here is just too high for a show and, every time I see another sloppy error like this, it erodes a bit more of my remaining trust in the show. I feel that if I am giving 44 minutes of my life to a show every week, it isn't too much to ask that the writers take the time to deal with the details.
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    S01.E17: Goodbye

    It's another example of how Nash doesn't expect the audience to actually *think* about his show. I don't get it. I mean, I think about shows I like so why would he not want his audience to think about it? Nash is certainly not the only showrunner to fall victim to this, but the sorts of things he gets wrong are so, well, basic, that I really wonder who thought it was a good reason to let him do a show on his own. There are shows I don't think about--well, there is currently one show I enjoy and don't think about. But that show is funny (I can forgive a lot if it makes me laugh) and I made the conscious decision to just accept it as silly and go with it...and give my brain a break. AMLT rarely makes me laugh and isn't a show I can accept as silly, so I'm either going to think about it, be frustrated with the sloppiness, and hope it will improve....or turn it off. There is no middle ground for me.
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