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MerBearStare

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  1. Agreed that this episode was much more LOL than the previous one. Though even the weakest Ted Lasso is funnier than 99% of everything else. I laughed so loud when we saw that Keely was watching Roy's retirement speech. The second loudest laugh was Roy's "How the fuck does he know I love white orchids?" And Higgins' temporary offices get funnier and funnier. Though Nate was clearly unhappy about having to share his office. I would like to see Ted and Coach Beard address Nate's rudeness. I'm sure they will eventually, but it seems uncharacteristic that they haven't said anything about how
  2. That landlord was a real piece of work. She got all offended when Judge Judy said she had issues, but she literally said a minute or two earlier that she had PTSD from renting to the plaintiff. Also, why in the world would she think that Judge Judy would know what a Karen is? Plus, of the two of them, the landlady seems like the type who would ask to see the manager.
  3. There was a 50-year-old secret in my family that I found out about around 10 years ago that messed me up for about a week, even though I wasn't particularly close to this relative and he had died 10 years before I found out. I was upset because it was a multi-decade lie over something relatively (pun fully intended) common (divorce). And because it was like, "My boring-ass family has a 50-year-old secret?! Because of a fucking divorce?! Who cares about a divorce?! (The answer to that question is - mid-century Catholics.) And what other mundane things might they be hiding?" So I can understand
  4. I felt so bad for Melissa dancing by herself in the flashback; she looked so uncomfortable even before the significant others joined them. If someone you care about is forced to make a fool out of themselves, you get up there and make a fool out of yourself too. It's like people who "hate going to funerals;" well, yeah man, no one enjoys going to them, but you show up for the people you love. That scene clearly struck a nerve, lol. Poor Mrs. Menlove and Danny Bailey. But if I had drank as much gentlemen's punch as Melissa, I would have stuck around for breakfast.
  5. Gotta get Regina King to guest star! (But obviously she has way better things to do these days.)
  6. Omg, that episode was terrifying! There was a similar case on Forensic Files - though that was a robbery and not feuding neighbors - where there was an apartment building and two apartments shared an attic with no wall in the attic separating the two units, so the neighbor climbed into the attic (it was the kind where there aren't stairs or a ladder to access the attic, just a hole in the ceiling), walked over to the neighbor's side, climbed down to his apartment, and robbed and killed him. And also, for those of you familiar with the movie Candyman, that was based on an actual story (wel
  7. Ugh, YES! It reminds me of one of Rupert Murdoch's kids disavowing Fox News a year or two ago. My reaction was, "So you're gonna give all that money back?" Also, the friend. You just got a free awesome vacation, so maybe don't act like such a twat. It's one thing to be shitty to your own family (I think we were all probably shitty to our families at that age); it's another to be shitty to someone else's family when you're a guest on their vacation.
  8. It reminds me of the saying "The axe forgets. The tree remembers." I think the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. Rachel probably wrote matter of factly or slightly critically about a person who was theoretical to her, but then the actual person reacted badly to that slight criticism. I think Nicole took the criticism more personally because it sounds like Rachel may have been implying that Nicole used a Me Too situation to her advantage to get promoted and Nicole seems like a Lean In feminist who wouldn't like that implication (even if deep down inside she knows it might be slightly t
  9. FYI, there are soundtracks for each episode up on Spotify. Episode 1 - https://open.spotify.com/album/6E2Xbv0VIhr9nNv4ac4xpo?si=xp8NAglPQc2qDQZeLXcNxA&dl_branch=1 Episode 2 - https://open.spotify.com/album/5fhZGHQe3FRhE8aNCdDOLx?si=xEm2D93KRMaY3UmdofVaTg&dl_branch=1
  10. Yeah, if this were real life, my position would be to bring it up once but then let it go. The hotel manager isn't ruining their honeymoon, Shane is.
  11. I watched the first two episodes yesterday and really enjoyed them. And I say this as someone who doesn't really like musicals. Or at least movie musicals; I can handle less than half an hour of singing. I'm interested to see what happens between Cecily Strong and Keegan Michael Key (I don't remember character names yet) because they broke way earlier in the season than I was expecting.
  12. That struck me as really irresponsible. I wasn't paying close attention to the case - did he live in a high rent area, like NYC or the Bay Area/Silicon Valley? It reminded me of this Onion classic - https://www.theonion.com/apartment-broker-recommends-brooklyn-residents-spend-no-1819579222
  13. New Ted Lasso video! I don't know if I can wait 16 more days.
  14. There are links to multiple articles in the Cheftestants thread. You could also just google it.
  15. This is the first episode of Days I've watched in a couple months and Ciara and Theo's relationship didn't seem on the up and up, consent-wise. And a better show would be able to explore that dicey gray area. If Ciara had her memory back, would she want to be with Ben instead of Theo? Absolutely. And Theo definitely knows that, which is why he's rushing it. I hope when news of the engagement becomes public, people bring that up. I was like, "How did Abe, of all people, not know about this?!" You can't just knock down a whole-ass commercial area without multiple government departments
  16. I wonder if there's a morals clause that they could use to not pay him, after Bravo/Top Chef/Magical Elves does an investigation of their own. I think they withhold payment until after the finale airs so there's incentive not to spoil the season, so he may not have the money yet. There could also be pre-production paperwork and agreements that could trip him up. My sister's worked in professional kitchens and the best ones have had some form of toxicity and behavior that wouldn't fly in most other professions, so the fact that Gabe, a talented and celebrated Austin chef, *got fired* for h
  17. She had a name! It was Precious! Although, as I learned from the Wikipedia entry (which I really recommend reading because it's ridiculous), Precious was actually played by a male orangutan named Bam Bam.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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).
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