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    S02.E07: I Want To Know

    Oh teddysmom, I had managed to forget that dreadful scene, but now you've put it back in my head! So now, of the few scenes we saw of just Maddie and Ed, at least half/a third (?) of them featured that kind of nonsense...unacceptable.
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    S15.E11: The Men Tell All

    This is part of what bugs me about Mike. He was a leader of the pack last night in terms of slamming Luke, including calling him psychotic (which I don't think he is, although I really truly can't stand Luke). The way he delivered his 'critique' of Luke, so calmly and as though delivered from on high, was really annoying, but it was in keeping with what we've seen from Mike all along (and which I commented on at the very beginning). He seems to say things that sound very rehearsed, and I think he is very impressed with himself. He seems like a nice guy, and he may make a good bachelor (he was certainly auditioning yesterday), but I question if he can ever be unguarded and genuine.
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    S02.E07: I Want To Know

    Actually, I believe she was singing the song that Ed picked out for the wedding, which was Everybody Wants to Rule the World (and as I mentioned last episode, WTAF is up with choosing that song for a wedding????)
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    S15.E11: The Men Tell All

    One thing I wonder about, but the show gave us no insight about at all, is what the guys were thinking during her Speech of Surroundedness. Tyler had just heard that Hannah def had sex on one of the FS dates, but he knows it wasn't with him! That had to have stung, regardless of the reason she gave him. Also, she said something about her initial 'soul connection' with Luke. Dagger. They know she didn't say anything like that about them. Hearing things like that takes awhile to process, even if on a rational level, you know that Luke is no longer in the competition. That's the part that intrigues me. He confessed to having done a lot of unflattering things, so how will his family react? Will they just write it off as him having been in a stressful situation, and go back to their blinders-on worship of him? IIRC his family is religious as well, so for him to have described himself as the spiritual leader of the household, is very telling about the dynamic in the house. (Yes I know that Hannah described herself that way as well, but we haven't been exposed to family-and-friends Hannah worship like we were to Luke...maybe we'll see that in the finale, when we see her at home.) And although many things in that whole scene seemed staged (like when Hannah rounded the corner to the rose ceremony, saw Luke was there, and had no reaction of surprise/disgust on her face) the pedestal moving seemed to be genuinely born out of extreme frustration. Yes there was something, but it was control. From the moment he got the first impression rose, he thought he had it in the bag (he has even admitted to this). Thus Hannah became the object he had to protect at all costs so that he would win, and not let any of the other guys humiliate him by stealing his girl prize. It was the perfect storm for someone with his type of religious beliefs as the background. I do believe that he had convinced himself that it was love, but I do not for a second believe that it was based on caring for her.
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    S02.E07: I Want To Know

    I'm with Sunshine23, and it's not because the character wouldn't have behaved that way....I would agree that the character had been through a lot that would make her look defeated and sad. My beef is that the actress just had to go around looking/acting defeated and sad, and we saw scene after scene after scene of Nicole speaking in a soft monotone voice, which sometimes meant she was scared, sometimes sad, sometimes beaten down emotionally, but so much the same. Even when she supposedly got more passionate, it was still more of the same, just a slight shade or two off and with a different motivation. I didn't see facial expressions that conveyed 1,000 words, or delivery of lines that imbued them with unexpected poignancy or power (like I did with Meryl Streep). Nicole's performance seemed very one-note. Loved, loved, loved "Lie to Me"!! And yes, detectives use the microexpressions all the time to try to read the suspects, and the 'tells' can be valid. But not for all people, all the time. It's kind of like a 'lie detector test' (polygraph). When people fail, the TV shows will say it proves they were lying. No, all it proves is that they had a particular reaction...the detectives now need to pinpoint the reason for the reaction (for instance, some people who are having a secret affair will have reactions to questions on the polygraph, but it's because they are concerned about being discovered, not because they are lying). Yes, that was super weird. Were they trying to hint that her boys will grow up to be abusers just like Perry was? Or was it inadvertent and just bad writing, that supposed 'good mother' Celeste used the same words as 'bad mother' ML to describe their boys? Just as Nicole's acting seemed one-note in one direction. Laura's was even moreso in the other direction. She always seemed like a cartoon character this season (she was more fleshed out last season). From the first ep this season where she was a raving b at the school, we saw her week after week exploding at someone. Just a shrew (as the character was written). I don't know why she kept Gordon around so long....I don't think it was because her heart was soft, but the writers sure didn't let us know what it was. They def didn't let us know why on earth she hadn't filed for divorce after the infidelity, which was on top of Gordon's monumentally disastrous financial decisions (which, like the infidelity, weren't one-time lapses of judgment, but ongoing poor decisions he made over and over and over again). There was absolutely no insight into what must be inner turmoil about what she was going to do regarding her marriage's future, which would have been fascinating to watch. I would have much preferred that when Maddie immediately started in on the party celebration aspect, basically leaving behind the actual recognition of the sanctity of their (re-)union, that Ed just peaced-out, saying that she'll never change. It's always been about what Maddie can gain from Ed and the marriage, not what she can give. I hated his proposal to renew their vows, especially since all we saw them do to work things out (and nothing else was referred to) was that one kooky marriage retreat and the one session with that therapist. He was cuckolded for months and months, so his life with his wife was a lie day in and day out with him for months and months, and his step-daughter was in on it. There's no way all that wasn't still weighing heavily on him. Plus he concluded some very, very unflattering things about Maddie and her motivations. But no problem, she prances around in her wedding dress, and all is right again. Fully understanding what the vows mean is one thing...living them out every day of her life is another. And other than in the near term, because she basically had a close call and almost lost everything, we haven't been given reason to believe that anything has changed for Maddie deep down where it matters.
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    General True Crime Shows

    I was stunned and speechless and just stood there in my family room when they said he shot her 22 times in the back and her child too. It was also confusing, since I think they said he had decided to leave his wife and marry her (the other woman), and his wife already knew about her at that point. So why did he feel the need to kill her?
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    General True Crime Shows

    Watched the latest Breaking Homicide episode A Deadly Encounter. And I don't at all think that the brothers committed the murder, although I have no guess as to who did. The MO for the murder/rape that they did do later that morning, is nothing like what happened to Amber. And Amber's sister said that when she heard Amber outside saying "Don't" (or whatever she said), she thought it sounded like Amber was talking to someone she knew...and I would add that if two black male strangers rolled up on Amber at 2 in the morning in her sister's driveway and started trying to rob her (prior to shooting her), that she would have been screaming a lot more than just "Don't".
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    S06.E05: Stiff Competition

    That really, really, really bothered me. When the writers present us with something, namely an entire arc where Diana is coming to terms with that and not only accepting him in his profession but embracing it, then they can't go undo that with a throwaway line, because it invalidates the entire 'contract' of this show. Unless we are intentionally presented with little hints and clues to make us question a character, then we have to take the characters at face value. The writers intentionally wrote so as to redeem her snobbishness, and have us be invested in their relationship, and then they put her snobbishness right back again and tear down the relationship, and the fact that it was such a throwaway line makes me think that the writers think that the audience is stupid. Now with Enzo's plumber-ness having saved the day, are we to think that Diana is placated for a little while through his deed (but not because of who he actually is as a person), until she reverts back to form?
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    S02.E06: The Bad Mother

    As portrayed, Madelyn is selfish AF and only cares about potentially losing the life she wants with a man who will always be there and who worships her. She doesn't seem to be concerned with Ed's feelings, what led her to stray, what she actually needs to change, etc. So if there was intense f*ing, I would want it to be the best f*ing she had ever received from Ed, and then he's like "See ya" and peaces out.
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    S06.E05: Stiff Competition

    Random comments: No way would Diana's character have been so unaware of the effect of her blathering at that meeting with the Third Leg couple. The Third Leg couple was invited for a meeting at a publisher's office, not hired to re-decorate. So why on earth would they have renovated the conference room, which would have cost a pretty penny and taken some time to accomplish? Yes, it was clever to mention the shiplap, since that is Joanna Gaines' obsession, but it wasn't accomplished in a way that made any sense. No way would Charles and Liza have been so unaware of the effect of their arguing/ competition at the party, especially Liza. No way would Liza (or anyone, for that matter, unless they were angry) wordlessly walk the other direction and silently get into a cab to leave at the end of a date with their committed SO, when their date specifically suggested what they should do next and began walking the other direction. Kelsey's immaturity and total lack of any business sense whatsoever is something that I don't think the writers have any clue that they are portraying. On more than one occasion, she mentioned her belief that Charles has a vendetta against "me" and wants to see "me" fail. She is taking something personally that is almost certainly entirely business-related, and it cannot possibly help her to think clearly or rationally. Kelsey and Diana are both brash, and if the ladies room was closed, they would have had absolutely no problem whatsoever about going into the men's room. Diana's character would never, ever, ever pee the way she did. But if for some weird reason she ever did, she would not be so incredibly stupid as to do it exposed to the street...Kelsey was trying to shield Diana from the passersby on that tiny narrow strip of sidewalk, but not from all the cars passing by in the actual street!!! I could not follow at all what happened at the police station. Had Enzo unclogged a pipe in the past, and it contained evidence that helped the police, so when he showed up there (even though she had texted Liza to come), they dropped the charges? Did he come do something that night at the police station and they dropped the charges? Millenial is shown having a decent sized office and other staff. What on earth does the staff do, if the main person trying to drum up new business is an editor FFS? It seemed so out of character for Josh to have gone along with all the material-ness of that, and also to have been keeping the baby up at midnight to further those purposes. This also seemed out of character. Yes it was dickish to have started the company in the first place, given the situation, but for him actually to have said the words "it's still all me" is just not something that I think Charles would ever have said.
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    S02.E06: The Bad Mother

    Mad props to the agent for that actress, Becky Ann Baker, who was also on Younger last week, playing an older-woman author of erotic fiction.
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    S09.E06: Real Life and Real Wife

    I watched today on MyLifetime replay, and they never showed Dr. Viviana. Can someone summarize? Mobile detailing is the bomb! Taking your car to a car wash for detailing, you don't know if you will have to wait forever through a line. And their focus is getting people in and out, not trying to do an A+ job with the details. If you want a thorough detailing, that's not what they are equipped to do, plus it would take hours anyway. So being able to just sit in your house (or at work, wherever) while they do it, is great! And now that Jamie didn't say anything about it right when it happened, it will make it that much harder to bring it up later. Simply saying something like, "Since you didn't bring a dog bowl, let's designate which glass/bowls will be for the dogs," would have been so easy for Jamie, and gotten Beth in the habit of knowing that someone else is affected by what she does. Sorry, can't hate on it. For whatever reason, I love Sonic! And the nearest one to me is over an hour away, which is not worth it, even for Sonic. So when I visit my sons in college, I always look forward to the trip back, since we go right past the Sonic on the way home! OK so maybe I'm the only one, but I can def relate to Deonna with this. Too many compliments would come off to me as insincere and too needy. I think Pastor Cal was very wrong in his reaction, especially to compare to what "a lot of other women would want". There's a reason that the Bell Curve exists, and I bet he would be quite salty if there was something that he didn't want, and some know-it-all came and told him about what "a lot of other men would want", so he should be fine with it.
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    S15.E10: Week 10

    My takeaway from that scene, was that she got genuinely pissed at him during it, when he was not throwing to her satisfaction. Not alpha male enough for her. He really doesn't look to me like he loves her. I have never seen an expression on his face that looks like he is considering her, who she is, when he talks to her (I have seen it on Peter's and Tyler's faces). Instead, he looks like he is talking about some thing, or concept, like he is in the process of accomplishing something or pursuing a goal and is saying what he thinks should be said to further his cause.
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    S02.E06: The Bad Mother

    So they must be setting up a dramatic surprise scene in the courtroom for the finale...Just as the judge is getting ready to announce her decision, Bonnie's mom crawls/stumbles in, still in her hospital gown, and in a barely audible voice she recounts what Bonnie said about how Perry really died...then she tearfully utters the words "Baby, I'm sorry", says a few mystic incantations, and collapses dead on the courtroom floor. Also, why on earth would Ed have selected "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" for their wedding?!?!
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    General True Crime Shows

    Yes, that's exactly it. The mother was effectively putting her hands over her ears and eyes and saying "La la la", rather than have a talk with her daughter where all of that could have been discussed. The mother was gullible AF, but she was also unwilling to actually confront the situation as it was. The couple wasn't having sex right from the jump, so there is a chance that the mother could have affected things for the positive. And either way, she was reacting without actually knowing the young man in question, and it still seems as though she doesn't think that was a problem and that she still thinks the way she handled everything was optimum.
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