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  1. That was a different Dale in season 3 (Miami). The blonde guy with the short mohawk, I think. Dale Talde was in season 4 (Chicago). He's still a dick, but not a hypocritical dick in this instance.
  2. OMG. I am, as they say, shook. She's kind of reminding me of Lisa Vanderpump - older, pretty brunette Brits with interesting and unexpected pasts.
  3. I just googled Hilary and holy shit, she's 68-years-old (or possibly 69, google and wikipedia had different ages). I need all of her skincare (and maybe plastic surgery?) secrets. David is 55 and I totally thought they were closer in age.
  4. Ha, I guess there were more successful recasts than I thought. I probably just remember the bad ones because they're bad; the good recasts end up seeming like they've always played the role and don't register as a recast after a while.
  5. I wasn't watching Days when Charity played her, but I remember seeing a clip on youtube years ago of a scene with her being slapped, I think by Jan, and it was some of the worst acting I've ever seen. If that was TPTB's plan, that was really smart, as long as they let Charity know and she was compensated well. Based on that clip from twitter, her Belle seems like a spoiled twat (or maybe she always was but Kirsten Storms had enough charm to pull it off). I always feel bad for these recast actresses because most of the time they get compared unfavorably to their predecessor, either bec
  6. This episode in Hawaii with Yarda might be the one that pisses me off the most. So Yarda harasses and threatens the neighbors so that they feel unsafe even walking to their cars or to the mailbox, that's fine. But he smokes a cigarette, well that's a deal-breaker. Lois may have been a nice person, but she wasn't a kind person. And I don't blame the neighbors for threatening to sue her over it. Also, there are episodes where I can truly believe that no one saw it coming. Petty, tit-for-tat behavior rarely results in murder. But when a paranoid man with anger management issues is stockpilin
  7. The one thing that really annoyed me about this week's episode is that all Brad had to do was pull out his driver's license and be like, "See, it's not my birthday." And then it would have seemed really weird and shady that his brother contacted David weeks in advance, lied about it being Brad's birthday, and then showed up to surprise Brad on his not real birthday. I actually do like this, for the time being, because I think a lot of people, if they were to become super successful, would kind of be a jerk while they got used to being super successful. It's like that quote by Bill
  8. The non-cumulative judging is the thing I hate most about Top Chef (and Project Runway). Like I don't think it should always be cumulative, but if the bottom three is made up of two consistently strong competitors, Sara and Gabe, and one consistently weak one, Chris, the consistently weak one should go. Especially this far in the competition. We all know Chris isn't going to win, but I really think Sara could have (and of course she still could with LCK).
  9. They also cut out that pastry chef Johnny something or other with the tall hair. I don't remember his last name, but I mockingly called him the "pastry bad boy" because I didn't like him. I don't remember the season, but the quickfire was the cheftestants had to make something for Padma and him in a hotel and deliver it to their hotel room. They ended up just showing Padma in the room with some very awkward feedback. ETA: Google tells me it's Johnny Iuzzini. There isn't a ton of info about him being edited out, but according to a reddit thread (I know...) he was edited out of an episode a
  10. Ya know, now that I think about it, Lisa and her time on Top Chef reminds me a lot of Wendy Pepper on the first season of Project Runway (although, as unpleasant as Lisa was, she wasn't scheming or manipulative like Wendy was). Both got through the competition by always being only the second worst in any given challenge - and even doing well in one or two challenges. Then in the second to last challenge, they beat a well-liked and more talented contestant (Antonia/Austin Scarlett). I can't really blame Stephanie and Richard for being shocked by it and I thought it showed a real lack of self-aw
  11. This is just speculation on my part, but I'm gonna hide it just in case.
  12. I also got into this show a couple months ago and binged the whole series on Discovery+. It seems like 75% of the episodes are like "You're all assholes, but obviously the person who commits murder is the biggest asshole." And the other 25% is legitimate mental health issues. It also seems like a lot of times, but not always, toxic masculinity is a huge factor in what went down. And people being way too upset about being dIsReSpEcTeD. So many of these tragedies could have been avoided if one side just let it go and ignored the other side.
  13. I mean, that is the most glamorous meal someone can eat. I remember in 7th grade - this would have been 1995 - I asked for a Viennetta instead of cake for my birthday and it was really underwhelming. I was definitely expecting my life to get 1000% more glamorous as soon as I ate it. That did not happen. I started watching Days in 93 or 94 (my mom was always more of an ABC soaps person) and was definitely Team Carrie and Austin, but in hindsight Sami and Lucas are way more interesting and fun to watch.
  14. I'm thinking Coach is kind of in the same situation that William H. Macy was with Operation Varsity Blues. Like he definitely knew about it, but he wasn't the main person driving the scheme and there isn't enough evidence to arrest him.
  15. I was fully expecting a little surfer to pop out of his hair.
  16. There's not one weak link among the actors or the characters, which is quite a feat considering how many people there are. I watched the show as it was released and at first it seemed like they were setting up Keeley and Ted to be the couple, but I'm glad they didn't go that way. Though one of my favorite scenes in the entire season is when she and Ted were talking about the photos the paparazzi took of both of them. "Tartt's tart breaks Tartt's heart" "Lasso makes passo and creates team fiasco" "You have no idea the power of rhyming in this god damn country."
  17. Not to get too far off topic, but OMG this bugs the shit out of me. I'm glad I'm not the only one who notices it. I was watching I think Fear Thy Neighbor and the episode took place in the 80s and I was just like, "80s kitchens didn't have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances!"
  18. Omg, I had In-N-Out for the first time in 2018 after years of hearing about how good it is and it is ridiculously overhyped. I was just like "This is it?" It was inexpensive and the milkshake was really good, but the food was just average. For my money, Portillo's, Whataburger, and Shake Shack are all way better. Hell, the burger place a few blocks from my apartment is way better (Byron's, for those of you in Chicago).
  19. The message that calling a woman of color aggressive can be dangerous is right, but Jen is 1000% the wrong messenger. She is aggressive and she has massive anger management and self-control issues. She shoved Whitney; she threw a glass at her husband's party; she's had multiple tantrums. She needs to stop hiding behind that message. We all saw it with our own eyes.
  20. The show has been picked up for a second season: https://deadline.com/2021/02/stanley-tucci-cnn-1234699770/
  21. Are we the same person, Cheezwiz? I've said basically the same thing about energy, but to explain why I do believe in literal ghosts. At the risk of sounding like a hippie, I think sometimes something so bad happens that the energy from it sticks around and keeps playing itself out (like the Japanese tsunami episode in the most recent Unsolved Mysteries season). I remember once in college I was living in a terrible roommate situation (nothing too serious, just standard young people drama). I was walking home from class and it was a beautiful spring day, the sun was setting, and I just felt rea
  22. I binged this yesterday and felt like they could have cut out the 2nd and 3rd episodes and just made it a regular documentary rather than a docu-series. I did not care for the "web sleuths" 😒 and "youtubers" 🙄 at all. Especially the guy with the eerily calm voice who had a friend visit Elisa Lam's grave, film it, and touch the headstone, then cried about it on camera. Like, what?! He just creeped me out. And I was very put off by the people who visited the hotel like it was an amusement park or something. People died there tragically, lots of people, so maybe don't treat it like a joke. I
  23. I remember in the episode with the Met Gala lunch - with Valter! - the older man who was helping her set up placed one of the ear pod boxes upside down and she was like, "That's upside down. Can't you read?!" Seemed like she forgot she was on camera for a minute and showed her true self (not that her fake self was that much better). That's why, to me, Mary will always be so much worse than Jen, no matter how many obnoxious, violent temper tantrums Jen throws. Mary is a legitimately bad (not just Real Housewives bad) person who is scamming money out of her congregants to maintain her lifestyle,
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