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  1. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    Feels like a really indulgent swing. I guess it’s fine as an extra outside the regular storytelling of this show. 🤷‍♀️
  2. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    Ep 9: Woof. Just not good. I’m sure by morning I’ll see reviews raving about the art of it, but it did not work for me. At all. If Amazon wants to capitalize on popularity after season has been plotted out, I for one would have watched 2 episodes of outtakes and bloopers or 2 holiday specials. Never try to explain a man of mystery like this. Just no. Im sure it was brilliant & arty & tons of references to stuff, so…bracing for impact🙂
  3. Welp, I'll be buying this! I heard about this coming it in the last year or so, but have had niggling concerns because Rice was quite "pro-Dempsey" when he left (and because I was swept up in the crazy then, I remember her name now-(sigh, me)). I think she had the exclusive interview with him in whatever mag actually was delivered before the episode aired when he died landed in mailboxes (remember those??!!) and was a HUGE spoiler that day back then!!! They failed to consider physical delivery into their "printing" the scoop to be the first on the day of. Seems quaint now..... R
  4. There is part of me now that wonders whether Kidman chose this role & interpretation of the book as a statement against cults, such as say, for no reason, Scientology? Was Masha escaping a cult leader? Did she turn into one after escape in effort to reconnect to dead daughter? Are people just pawns in these scenarios as leaders reap "rewards"? Just something I started thinking about today. Intrigued by how this concludes, regardless.
  5. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    Nate was an ass. Ted was an ass until he wasn’t. Roy was an ass until he wasn’t. I don’t like Nate now, but need to remind myself that just like the other protagonists from S1, perhaps there is room for him to grow. Or, he doesn’t grow and stays an ass. Time will tell. For now, he’s in the dark forest, if you will. Glad he got called out, pathetic that he chose to be bully to person under him.
  6. Agreed! It did have some kinks but I’m very glad they get a second season because I feel like there’s a good show this can build into. We got glimpses here & there in 1st season.
  7. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    Well done show. Ted has panic attacks when being cut off from family (when he had to sign divorce papers/his son had problem he couldn’t solve). This has to go back to father. hope we aren’t getting another misdirect with Sam texting; not sure how this works though. Nate’s gonna spiral soon, right? As I said last week, I still trust the writers. This episode strengthened that.
  8. At this level, a few million is a drop in the bucket compared to risking the franchise. But I guess Sony is gonna do Sony.
  9. I simply do not understand the cost benefit of propping up this jackass who basically has put Jeopardy in a bad light throughout this process, compromised the host search process & will continue to do so as long as he’s there . Honestly, the buyout can’t be that expensive for a conglomerate. This make zero sense.
  10. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    I have a weird feeling it’s Roy. That would blow up a lot of relationships & up some tension in the “dark forest” period of this ‘romcom’ if you will.
  11. Honestly, I want them to pick someone who is not an ass and be done with it. Fans of various potential hosts will never agree and will keep lobbying throughout the guest hosts weeks. The execs get paid the big bucks. Now, they've fucked up once, but just earn the money now. Every day there is a delay it is just so stupid and damaging for the show. Enough! Honest to god, they are languishing in the same boat as Bachelor in Paradise with guest hosts! That is not a good boat or comparison for this show. I think Ken is a bit of an ass. I'll get over it. I think Mayim has some issues
  12. So, just starting Ep 1 and went to IMDb to find who was ultimately David Morse. Since when is “top cast” delineated alphabetically? Lord. Sandra Oh should be top of the top. Perhaps this is something cast decided? Otherwise smacks of disrespect.
  13. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    If there has been a “problem” this year (and I get some of that sentiment) it’s that the band has been apart—it’s akin to when Ron and Leslie were fighting for a few episodes in the tail end of Parks & Rec. I trust this show. That means I trust a Ted/Rebecca pairing (or whatever they do with this) as well as trusting the gentle education of Nate who is trying to learn to be confident mostly, prior to this episode, at the expense of his replacement team manager or whatever his former title was. Now that all are back together, I expect great things for the last half of the seaso
  14. pennben

    Ted Lasso

    Ep 5. I love this show. I love that song. That scene playing over the song, just brilliant...I teared up a bit. The band is back together baby!!!
  15. You are right! That’s the episode where it struck me & that scene in particular!!! Just misremembered as I watched the 3 back to back.
  16. I'm intrigued by her character, but couldn't help but be distracted by her seemingly have studied so many physical aspects of Annie Murphy's portrayal of Alexis in Schitt's Creek. Maybe it's just that I don't follow influencers so it's a generic influencer thing, but that's the reference I came away with after the first episode.
  17. My goodness, this is a scorpio/frog story and, interestingly enough now, it's not just that the frog made a mistake, but the frog is actually being perceived as the bad guy here. Hmmm.
  18. Sure, but honestly, given all that has come out about him & about others, most who have been in public eye for awhile, I do believe an “I am a despicable ass contest” is maybe one of the few that Richards could legitimately win. 😬
  19. Good god. I’ve gone from I’m glad they focused on game show host experience, to, well maybe the lawsuits can be explained, to oh my, slimy in controlling focus group presentations during auditions, to WTF on this podcast nonsense. Now, another apology from him “this isn’t who I am” style. Jesus, what a scum of a person who now that he got what he wants wants to pretend like he is not who he was/is. What an epic fuckup by Sony. ETA: here’s his latest “apology” after he deleted the podcasts. Scum.
  20. I think Neil’s violent reaction was meant to show us these ‘lovable lugs’ are anything but. We start with Patty & Allison in b/w showing that all is not well in the sitcom fam, now we’re getting a piece of info as to why they feel that way. I don’t think he becomes an ‘ally’, I think, fingers crossed in the next season, we get to see more of who he really is.
  21. pennben

    MLB Thread

    Glad they did that! I only tuned in a bit late when the Sox took the field and was astonished they didn’t take the field from the cornfield! I was recording it, will have to go back.
  22. Feels like those are easy questions for the powers that be to address during the process rather than let the answers dangle after the process is over. I don’t know if the show has a result problem, I do know they have a public-facing process problem. Of course, that could fade quickly, so maybe they know better than us....
  23. Yep. As I said earlier, Mike seems to be at the same spot Alex was when he got the job. I did have concerns when lawsuits were immediately to the front, but they seem addressed. But Jeopardy & Mike have no one but themselves to blame for upset fans, because they did indeed lean into the notion that fans would have a voice in the decision. As for who is the best host, who knows, I know there were many way back when when Alex started that just thought he was another no name plastic game show host who didn't deserve the spot. On the one hand, I'm glad they focused on hosting a
  24. Comparing these athletes to toddlers over food preferences. Let's keep infantilizing them, nothing can go wrong with that attitude.
  25. Oh neat! Now fans are judging these young gymnasts for food choices---no way that goes wrong given history of food issues associated with gymnastics. Also, focusing on intra-squad squabbles & placing the sins of the parent on the child, not to mention the notions expressed that Biles brought this on herself. I mean, if fans are like this........... I think mydiscomfort in supporting this sport is over, because I'm gonna back away from supporting it at all (even my minor 4 year on my radar fandom). I felt obligated, not sure that's the right word, to follow through and support Biles
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