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  1. chocolatine

    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    It took me four days to watch this episode because the 1:1 with Luke was so tedious. Seriously, who thinks this stuff is entertaining?
  2. chocolatine

    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    There is a difference between not rich and and poor. Renata would not be content with just being not rich (i.e. middle class), she *has* to be rich. From some angles her face looks really terrible, you can see all the work she's had done. A wishbone, a crystal, and a feather. I think she's batshit crazy, even though she was not wrong to call Nathan a dolt. Speaking of dolt, didn't Maddie make it clear last season that Nathan walked out on her and Abigail? I wanted to slap him when he was lecturing Bonnie how fragile marriages are. I thought she was having sex with a random guy as well. She was wearing smudged eye makeup when she crashed the car, so I thought she got tarted up the night before, went out, and found a guy to hook up with. Then got home at 2am and took an Ambien because she had too much adrenaline to sleep. I'm not a financial expert, but it sounded like he'd done some insider trading - he said he was the only one who had some kind of information - and potentially also breach of fiduciary duty. IMO this whole plot line is way too cliche. Someone who's achieved Gordon's professional and financial status should know better. I think TPTB just needed something new for Renata to freak out over, now that she's friends with the other women and Amabella is no longer being bullied. Loaner from the dealership.
  3. chocolatine

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    Max and Josh are the same age and Ziggy, so it's most likely that Perry and Celeste were married when he raped Jane.
  4. chocolatine

    Bachelor in Paradise 6: Speculation and Spoilers

    He's been on BIP before. I don't remember which season, but he went on a date with red-head Jackie. Did Derek and Taylor break up? Was he not emotionally intelligent enough for her? I heartily agree. They're stupid without a shred of personality or charisma - the worst possible combination for TV.
  5. chocolatine

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    As I said upthread, it looks to me like Jane and Ziggy are living in the apartment that Celeste rented when she was trying to leave Perry last season. I can see someone like Celeste prepaying the rent for a full year, so she's probably having Jane and Ziggy live there for free at least until the lease is up. However, Jane accepting a free apartment wouldn't square with her not cashing the "rape money" checks, so I'm not 100% sure. At any rate, it looks like the same place, with the wall of windows that Celeste was cleaning last season in preparation for the move. BTW,
  6. chocolatine

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    Celeste hit Perry in the junk with a tennis racquet during a fight last season (in self-defense, of course). Apparently, that "broke" his urethra - not sure how medically accurate that was.
  7. chocolatine

    S15.E04: Week 4: Boston, Massachusetts

    She did open up (kill me now!) about her vulnerabilities to Colton and made that great elimination speech how she deserved to be "loved fiercely". I agree that Tyler is most likely making up the part of the story where he watched The Bachelor with his dad at the hospital, but it's not completely implausible.
  8. chocolatine

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    Douglas Smith, the actor who plays Jane's coworker, is 33, six years older than Shailene Woodley. I agree that I'd much rather see Jane develop a relationship with Tom. Douglas Smith's acting doesn't do anything for me, I thought he was the weakest actor of the Big Love cast, but HBO seems to really like him.
  9. chocolatine

    S16.E01: Auditions 1

    What was up with Dominic crying at the first audition? Dezi did OK, but that dance wasn't particularly emotional. I did like his self-deprecating comments about his own dance ability though. I've never seen LAG in anything before, so I had no idea she was *that* annoying. Is she only going to be judging the auditions, or the live shows as well? I liked Smac's audition, it was fresh and fun. Personality-wise, she reminds me a little of Benji Schwimmer. The mom dancer just blended in with her troupe despite the sparkly top. Her "solo" was less than five seconds.
  10. chocolatine

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    As much as I hated the Maddie/Joseph affair last season, Ed running into Joseph's wife and her new boobs at the grocery store was all kinds of awesome. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I think Meryl Streep needs to dial it down a notch. Her performance in this episode felt too much like an Emmy reel, all I saw was Meryl Streep acting instead of an organic portrayal of a mother grieving her child. Also, I hope Mary Louise finds out about Perry's abusive ways ASAP. If Celeste has to keep pretending that Perry was the perfect husband, she'll be stuck in the same lie she was before he died. I noticed that Jane and Ziggy are living in a different place from last year. Is it just me, or does their new place look like the apartment Celeste rented when she was trying to leave Perry last season? I think Abigail is still a brat, but the way she was talking up the stupid startup to Maddie was completely realistic - that's how every startup founder and early-stage employee in the Bay Area talks. That startup will most likely be out of business by the time Abigail graduates high school.
  11. chocolatine

    S15.E04: Week 4: Boston, Massachusetts

    This is still one of my favorite things in Bachelorette history, especially in the context of Eric being a self-published writer. She did say "wow". Multiple times. Topic? I can see why so many people are swooning over Tyler, but I always get suspicious when a man seems too good to be true. I'd be wondering how much "practice" it took him to get that good, and how soon he'll lose interest and move on to the next thing. But I won't be mad if I'm proven wrong in this case.
  12. chocolatine

    Big Little Book Talk

    Yes, I think someone like Jack Black would have been spot on. Not conventionally attractive, but still sexy due to his personality. I think he and Reese could have had great chemistry together.
  13. chocolatine

    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    At the same time?
  14. chocolatine


    I don't live in Portland but visit occasionally, and I was wondering about "431 Live Oak" as well. That aside though, I'm always happy to see the PNW represented (and not like on Grey's Anatomy where it's obvious that they don't shoot there). I thought it's a fun show, and I'll be back for S2. I did find it a bit unrealistic that Ryan started to make an effort to change after two conversations with Annie. In my experience, guys like him are set in their ways and don't have an incentive to change because they don't give a shit how they make anyone else feel. I actually found the portrayal of Gabe to be much milder than Dan Savage. I think Dan Savage is an irredeemable asshole and a mediocre writer.
  15. chocolatine

    Bachelor in Paradise in the Media

    Raven and Adam are engaged. Which probably means they'll be trotted out as a "success story" for several years to come. Sigh.