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  1. JasmineFlower

    S04.E16: Easter

    Aww! Garrett called Jonah his best friend. To strangers who he could've easily lied to like he always does. I'm on board with Amy disciplining or firing Cheyenne and Mateo whenever she's ready. I'm beyond over their attitudes. They couldn't refrain from mocking her while in her presence for 30 seconds. Sending, receiving, and smirking via text laughing about her mannerisms. Since they don't act like people who give a shit about keeping their jobs, they should find out what it's like not to have them anymore.
  2. JasmineFlower

    S04.E16: Easter

    Seriously dying at the final break room scene with masturbation suggestion places. Sayid: "You can go to your car." Garrett: "Loading dock." Cheyenne: "Milk aisle." Amy: Uncomfortable throat clear Mateo: "There's a nook in the garden center that's good." Glenn: "Or HELL."
  3. JasmineFlower

    The Bold Type

    I really wish that Jane's egg storyline had been written better. I don't usually say that about the writing on the show, but I didn't think they captured the awkwardness that Jane was trying to convey to Pinstripe very well. For once, I was actually very okay with Jane wanting things a very particular way and creating distance even if she didn't need to be lying about it. But unless I'm missing something about why Jane is doing this, the writers could've had Jane say to Pinstripe in much clearer fashion, we are 2 months into this relationship, your being involved with my egg process makes it feel like we're thinking about starting a family together, that these eggs are going to be your future kids, and we are most definitely not in that place. We've know each other awhile, but we just started this relationship, so this isn't a we thing, it's a me thing. So, let me do this on my own with my girls' help and let it be that. I made this decision before you. Don't insert yourself into the process as if I'm setting these eggs aside for a future with you. I thought that was the real messiness, not wanting to bluntly say that, but the way they left it with her not articulating any of that, it didn't feel like Pinstripe grasped any of that even remotely.
  4. JasmineFlower

    Fosse/Verdon

    I really enjoyed this episode and thought it was compelling and pulled you in from the start in a way that the premiere didn't. I think the premiere had more dynamic music and dancing and the better, more exciting second half for sure. The Liza performance with Mein Herr and all of that especially pulled me in. But from a strictly storytelling angle, this was more what I was hoping for from this show. I think it may have hit me differently than others. My takeaway was not, Bob Fosse is a jackass that cheats as often as he smokes. If you know almost anything about him, you already knew that. But Gwen? In the premiere she was portrayed as almost the angelic supportive suffering wife that was getting cheated on by this dog of a husband of hers that uses her talent to get him out of a rut. But this episode, we see the greater picture. Gwen is a cheater herself, in a relationship when she takes up with Bob, knows he's married, and sticks with the affair even when she knows of the wife's illness. Encourages him to leave his sick wife for her. I like that depth, it's more like the Walk the Line June Carter Cash portrayal than what you typically heard about. Gwen is not some unwilling victim in this relationship, she went into it with her eyes wide open. Sure, it may have gone worse than she intended long term and that doesn't mean Bob gets a pass, but expecting a cheater that you cheated with not to cheat on you is always super special. His second wife Joan, found that out the hard way as well. So, I thought this did a very good job of setting up the history of their relationship. I liked that we went far enough back to see that Gwen was the star, not Bob, when they met. That the connection they have working together was there almost from the start and helps to explain things a bit more. I also thought the non-linear worked well in this context since we're seeing the different stages in their tumultuous relationship. I'm definitely all in on this show now. Also, I really enjoy Susan Misner as an actress, she's been great in many things now and she was well cast as Joan here. But, um, she's in this basically musical and we're not going to see her dance? Say it ain't so. Hopefully she's back dancing in some capacity in a future episode. Not that I didn't enjoy Michelle in the Damn Yankees scenes, but Susan is a kickass dancer capable of putting what we've seen so far to shame.
  5. JasmineFlower

    For The People

    Yes, I meant Jasmine that plays Allison. Bad sign when I can't remember her name a season in. And yes, that's a good point that she could've offered something to this discussion. Although she also comes from a good deal of privilege, so maybe they wanted to leave her out for that reason? Not sure. I know her and Knox have had very little interaction, but it seems like there were probably creative ways to have their storylines intersect at least somewhat in this episode. Even if it was even just a reaction to the story in the paper to sympathize and a run-in at the courthouse.
  6. JasmineFlower

    The Enemy Within

    I'm perplexed at the positioning of this episode in the season. I question whether it was intended to go here originally. We're seeing this right after Erica is all over Keaton for not making a tough choice, we see her very clearly make an even worse choice. It makes her even less sympathetic not more, so a strange move by the producers. From what I could tell, Bragg was not in this episode, making it seem like this was shot early on, before he was ever cast (Noah Mills joined the cast in the summer, well after the show was picked up to series). I think this may have been the original pilot, meant to be the series premiere. I remember one of my main takeaways after watching the first episode was that it should've been a 2-hour premiere to better set the stage and pairing this with what we got is making sense when I think it over. Really strange to get so much flashback and almost no additional character development or background information about the other characters. We basically learned nothing new about anyone. The only thing I sorta picked up that I didn't really know before is that Raza appears to be in a relationship or was when Laine was alive. Also further questioned calling Hannah's father Erica's husband. He parents differently and seemingly separate from Erica and there was no trace of him at the house. But sure, let's keep up this sham about it being her "husband" and leaving her after she was charged. What's so wrong with making them separated or divorced? The writing on here is so suspect, such an easy change to make that would make this all a non-issue. I hope there winds up being a good story there. Also, curious writing choice to have us following mostly unknown female CIA agent getting documents from where she was and trying to get to safety. Seems like they had 4 choices of who to show in greater detail this episode. Given everything, that should've been Laine. It not being her does make me wonder if she's really alive.
  7. JasmineFlower

    For The People

    Also, meant to say this a few episodes ago, it's definitely starting to feel like Ted to a great extent and Celia to a lesser one were brought in to lessen the roles of Jasmine and Seth. I'm okay with that in large part, as I think that the former couple are two of the weak links on the show, and certainly when in their official capacity, but I do like the friendship between Jasmine and Sandra a great deal. But Ted has definitely been getting considerably more screen time than Jasmine this season and Celia feels like she's getting more meaty cases and greater legal screen time than Seth, who seems like he's being used more for mild comic relief than as an attorney. If this beats the odds and gets a third season, I'd wonder if they'd make the cut.
  8. JasmineFlower

    For The People

    I liked many parts of this episode, but also had a major problem. Leonard thinks he's earned everything he's gotten on his own? Is he suddenly not a Senator's son who was prematurely handed the Solicitor General position in Texas or are we supposed to forget that happened? Even if I could believe that he believed a lot of what he's gotten he worked for and earned, he knew very well that his mom put him up for that Texas position and questioned that it was too early. That was handed to him and he knew it, that was very far from earned. Not to mention, he floated his mother in the first season often to try to get noticed in the office to get better cases. Clearly not the first time he's used her name in that manner. I get what they were trying to do with him, I'm glad that they had him tell a bit more about himself. But it's like they wanted me to forget a good deal of what we have already seen and heard Knox do in the past. Not that it was all contradictory, but yeah, that part rang really hollow and felt like the basis for a lot of his ire so it put a dent in what was one of the best scene's in the episode (didn't tarnish Michael Beach's delivery at all though).
  9. JasmineFlower

    Fosse/Verdon

    You misunderstood what I meant. Maybe I should've left off that middle part of the audience they were targeting to make it more clear. I don't think the non-linear comes from theatre or appeals to that specific audience. I think it's a more confusing way to tell a story and this one will not make a ton of sense if you're completely unfamiliar with the real-life people. That's why I found it an interesting choice. Not necessarily a good one if mainstream is the goal. Hopefully that makes more sense. I agree, that non-linear storytelling has its roots in TV and I'd also say film, not theatre.
  10. JasmineFlower

    The Bold Type

    I did not like New Guy and I was very uncomfortable with how he was with Kat. If she wants to share information about her private life, that's great. But I haven't heard one thing in this show that makes it a requirement for her to do so, so for him to push her so much to share so publicly her personal life was a lot to me. And I'm not someone who goes overboard in this area by any stretch, but I do know about employee law and I wasn't okay with it. Seems like it's fine to insist she keeps her personal social media up as an extension of the Scarlet brand, but insisting about sharing stuff about her relationship or specific elements of her personal life is over the line. I saw mention above of hoping that Kat and Alex aren't paired together because they are to the black people on the show. Might I say, as someone who is black, that I would be very open to them together. They've actually laid the ground work for a healthy friendship or a possible relationship if Kat figures out she is bi (I thought she'd been saying she was a lesbian, so a tad confused on that end). Last season, Alex and her had many conversations and moments that spoke to Kat and made her look at herself and examine things closely. So, I don't think a relationship would seem forced between them at all and therefore nothing wrong with going in that direction. Kat has been so against embracing her black side, that I wonder if she's ever had a black boyfriend before and that it might be a great storyline for the show. But in general, I think it's important for shows that strive for more diversity to remember to actually show a healthy relationship between two black characters as well at times. It's a message that has been lost all too often over the years and sends almost as bad of a message as not having diverse characters. Eriq La Salle suffered the consequences of pointing out this glaring issue on ER way back when. Plenty of shows fall victim to it.
  11. JasmineFlower

    Fosse/Verdon

    Kinda surprised by all the love here. I did not love it. But I also didn't dislike it. I think the non-linear storytelling is an interesting choice here and speaks very much to a theatre specific audience more than a mainstream one. Maybe that's what they wanted, but given the level of ads for the show, I thought maybe they wanted mainstream. I think those who know something about Bob Fosse and the theatre world may have a much better time following and enjoying the story than those who have no clue, so not sure this will pull in just any old viewer. Feel comfortable saying that had I watched this with one of my non-theatre going friends, we would have had to pause several times for questions. I know enough and I was still like, "wait what?" at times. I'm rather surprised by how All That Jazz this felt, I was expecting something more original, but that may be my own fault for assuming that, that could've been intentional. I didn't read reviews or much stuff about what this was supposed to be. But it took me by surprise and I had to adjust and try not to compare it to the movie. I thought the first half was rather slow and a touch underwhelming, but that it found more of a rhythm in the second half, carried largely by the music scenes. I'm going to stick with this despite not loving the first episode. The rest of the season previews look great and compelling. I think this could be easily improve with each episode and build off that second half rhythm it seemed to find. Competition is fierce with a lot of big names this year, so can't predict a winner by any stretch, but it would seem Michelle Williams firmly entered the race as a serious contender for Best Actress in a Limited Series at the Emmys this year and we're only one episode in.
  12. JasmineFlower

    The Enemy Within

    So the call at the end after the repeated chastising of Keaton for not being able to make the tough choices that she herself couldn't make all means that seems to be hypocrite Erica has been lying all along about "doing it for her daughter"? Is that supposed to be my takeaway from the episode? If so, I hope the next chapter is not anything too drawn out where it seems like she's working for Tal. Cause you know it's gonna wind up being she's still with the CIA and this is an undercover operation of some kind where they orchestrated her working with the FBI unbeknownst to Keaton. I hope I'm wrong and it's something different and original, but thus far, this show has never been as clever as it thinks it is. If this gets another season, they need to bring some new writers in. The character development on this show is sorely lacking.
  13. JasmineFlower

    For The People

    Yes, rather unlikely since appeal success rates are very low, but yes he could technically get off on appeal. It's a verdict not a plea, so an appeal is in play and one is always filed in a case like this. His chances of a successful appeal would skyrocket if anyone bothered to test the alternate suspect's anything against the crime scene evidence. Or if that cop was exposed publicly for a unjustly pursuing specific suspects without enough evidence, all his related cases would come into question. So, if you're wondering if we haven't seen the last of this guy? Maybe.
  14. JasmineFlower

    For The People

    Though heartbreaking, I'm kinda glad they did a guilty verdict. It was much more realistic, not necessarily for this case where the police pushed for a specific suspect with no evidence and seemed to investigate nothing and they didn't give us a background to suggest he was otherwise a suspicious guy, but in general, weak cases regularly wind up with convictions. Did I miss Hope trying to get the confession suppressed through procedural rules with the judge? It seemed all she did was poke holes into the police's case in front of the jury, but never tried to get the confession and any mention of it thrown out. Also, maybe, again I wasn't paying attention long enough, but she seemed to gloss over the harsh conditions of the confession with the jury - the length, the lack of food, minimal water, etc. And went instead with you got the wrong guy because we said so, not because we have proof of it, but we have enough of a suggestion. Don't get me wrong, it was plenty in theory to get him off of the charge, but this is how people end up in jail everyday. The reasonable doubt barrier gets lowered substantially when it shouldn't by juries and they are very willing to convict despite holes in a prosecution's case. Nate Torrence is great and happy to see him breathing a comedic tone into the show. Wouldn't mind it on a much more regular basis. And I liked Sandra and Kate being cordial and then downright friendly by the end, if only for a brief moment in time.
  15. JasmineFlower

    S17.E01: Premiere

    I'm glad Cavanagh is gone. I couldn't believe she was acting high and mighty when she had her model sewing. And yes, I was already done with her after her twin bed and fabric prima donna comments, but the attitude made me so glad she was gone. I like how her departing comments don't make you miss her at all. I guess she's hoping people don't realize she lied to the judges completely on the runway about what happened to her jacket. Someone like her can easily ruin a season's good vibe, so I'm not hung up on the reasoning, I'm just glad we won't have to see her past this. I thought I liked Nadine okay, but I don't care how bad Frankie's look was, that she felt the need to loudly whisper while sitting directly behind Frankie on the runway for no one else to worry, that's the losing look was a step over the line. And then she was one of the ones who went over and hugged her when she was safe. It'll be hard for her to recover with me after that. It was so completely unnecessary and she might be more two-faced than you'd think her to be. I'm not sure of the talent of some of these overconfident designers. I felt ho hum on plenty of the looks at the beginning they may have spent weeks executing. So I wasn't nearly as impressed with them as they were with themselves. Karlie felt like dead weight. But otherwise, I enjoyed the panel. Christian was a welcome surprise, he didn't make it about himself at all and wasn't over the top and I appreciated that for the premiere.
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