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  1. We Robert Finke’d it! I also loved the waterfall/rings lighting effect.
  2. I appreciate that the Subway commercial just leans into Tom Brady being a dick. As heart-warming as the Jessica Long commercial is (and also technically interesting), I feel like I see it every commercial break. As much Olympics as I’ve watched, I haven’t seen many of the ads mentioned above!
  3. Carl Lewis has some thoughts about the relay debacle.
  4. Apparently the U.S. is good at throwing heavy things. Not so good at handing each other something.
  5. I’m so sad swimming is over. It’s my absolute favorite event in the Summer Olympics. Along with Dressel and Ledecky being Dressel and Ledecky, Bobby Finke’s insane final 50s were my biggest delights. May have been even more impressive than “HERE COMES LEZACK!!”— which is perhaps my most indelible and beloved Olympics moment. A top-notch and 😲 combination of Finke love with Andrew schadenfreude:
  6. Was it Latvia and Lichtenstein Luxembourg who looked like they went in together to buy Mylar in bulk for their outfits?
  7. That’s my read on her laughing, too. It strikes me as a nerves thing. I tend to be a bit prone to that myself. I was honestly surprised that they eliminated Byron and didn’t have him go back into the competition, thus making LCK essentially pointless. I didn’t think they would want/allow that. Though maybe Jamie’s dish was just so much better, they couldn’t even fudge it.
  8. I was less thinking that Esther was lying and more thinking that the writers didn’t put enough thought into explaining how the safe house came to be, or enough energy into conveying it to viewers. I like the ideas others have had, about a sympathetic Martha and guard, that makes sense, but viewers shouldn’t have to devise our own explanations.
  9. I really don't understand how that farm/Handmaid Halfway House got set up. So the husband is senile, but Eyes, Guardians and other Commanders have been repeatedly coming around to rape Little Emma (McKenna Grace gets a ton of work -- she was also the daughter on "Designated Survivor") -- so how did it become this safe resistance spot? How did she get this cadre of resistance-friendly guards? The wife is so young, the husband couldn't have been senile enough not to notice the goings-on for that long. I couldn't wrap my head around its existence. Surely Gilead loyalists would periodically come a
  10. As Hearst’s apparently “open secret” illegitimate daughter, she didn’t have many society options. Rich society guys would want a wife with “pure” society pedigree, so she was out of luck there. John needed her money (provided by Hearst as her “godfather”). She needed his society name. A classic marriage of convenience, in much the same way so many rich U.S. industrial heiresses went to England and wed cash-strapped Lords. Hearst was correct that it’s a transactional match.
  11. I just realized, we never found out why Libby was taking the medicine that poisoned the babies, did we? Or did I miss the explanation?
  12. That finale was a corker. So many heartbreaking aspects. I cried multiple times. While I didn’t like how everything ended, obviously, I thought it was an excellent season. Big props to the actress playing Libby. She really gave it her all. Learning Libby’s history was wrenching. WHY did Sara and Laszlo not call the brothers?? Like, I know they were in the middle of a bloodbath, but they had to know that’s where Libby and GooGoo were headed. Damn it, poor Marcus. I feel like the Moore baby is going to end up another one with a loving father and a crappy mother. I trust John will
  13. John: “Bitsy, please! Will you have a little decency and not pound on my door like some persistent woodpecker!”
  14. There was the quick scene in the restaurant with Violet and the group earlier where John went to the maitre’d and said he knew he owed them money but was hoping to put the meal on his tab, but then the maitre’d said Violet had already taken care of it. I think John is one of those formerly well-to-do society people who no longer have the money but still have the “name,” so they get by a lot on a shell game of breeding, reputation and credit. And he’s very charming, so that helps. I am really sucked into this season more than the first. So creepy and involving! Glad to see more of an empha
  15. I would have been happy with any of the three winning, but Melissa was my top pick, so I'm super thrilled. She is so creative. Tiramisu is one of my favorite things in the world, and I'm an absolute sucker for tea to an unhealthy degree, so I desperately wanted to devour that tea-ramisu of hers. (Thank you akr for linking the recipe!) To be honest, I want to devour all of those desserts. Sticky toffee pudding is amazing, and to paraphrase Gail, "I care about nothing except dark chocolate." All the food looked amazing. Except for Bryan's beets, because beets taste like nothing except pure
  16. Souris

    S17.E13: Parma

    That line made me recoil. What a crappy thing to say when his supposed friend is hurting over the soul critique. Glad he was the one PYKAG’d. I really felt bad for Bryan; what harsh feedback. You know that stung. Still sad Gregory is gone. I want Melissa to win. I want to be besties with Stephanie. So cool to see her come on so strong lately. She looks so shocked when she gets kudos. I hope this is boosting her confidence. Damn, I am craving some fresh pasta after this ep!!
  17. I love the blind taste tests! So fun. I would like to have seen more of it.Stephanie smoked that! I don’t think she’s the strongest chef of the group, but I like her and was pleased for her win. So happy Melissa and Gregory survived. Ouch! at Malarkey calling Bryan “Michael.” How many times has that happened to him, I wonder? Rough. I didn’t love the challenge. Too specific IMO. Plus I’m a huuuuuge Olympics slut, so it made me sad. I squealed when Stephanie was plating her dessert, because the bowls are my exact dish pattern! It’s called “Cherry Blossom” from World Market,
  18. Well, boo! I don’t want to have to sign up for yet another streaming service.
  19. Interview with Yul about Jonathan Penner’s wife having ALS. Truly heartbreaking, especially since her type is genetic and their kids have a 50/50 chance of developing it.
  20. Just binged this show. Really enjoyed it! I knew cheerleading was dangerous and injury-filled, but damn. Panera had Jerry talking you through the Daylight Saving time change.
  21. Quite a few Top Chef alums in the latest list of James Beard semifinalists.
  22. I’m assuming Jenn’s crush on Justin was a long-standing thing that Kat knew. Although given that Kat already slept with him a year ago, maybe not.
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