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Ilovepie

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  1. Yep. This exactly. It's just for more drama. These people ARE NOT FRIENDS. They might become so, but they also might not (Recall Jon's disdain for Ryan, and everyone's for Luke. I also can't see Dallas Amber hanging too much with Danielle). It's just going to create an environment where couples that are doing well will feel superior, and those that are struggling will wonder what is wrong with themselves (or their spouse). I'm sure the producers were remembering when Tristan threw out Mia, and thought "Imagine if the other couples would have been outside the door when he threw her suitcase in the hall....they could have comforted her/confronted him - TV Gold!".......or some such shit. No doubt Iris, Deonna and Elizabeth will be there for Amber when we see whatever Matt did that makes her cry so much in the previews, and we're going to have to see the guys asking Keith multiple times if he has deflowered Iris yet........blech........
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    S16.E05: Auditions 5

    I finally caught up with these episodes, but my love of this show is just......gone. I just hated the live audience at the auditions. It just seems less organic since they invited all of these people to audition rather than discovering them in a random city. I actually liked the plain stage, no frills audition quality that is missing now. I think I keep watching out of habit, but I really don't remember a single dancer except Eddie (and weirdly to me, he looks like he could be Walker's brother from last season of American Idol). I really hope once the actual "lives" start, my love will return by seeing some amazing routines. I kind of felt the same last year, and then Slavik and Genessy came out and performed Round and Round and all was well in my SYTYCD world. Fingers crossed it will happen again this year!
  3. I totally agree, and you probably just hit on the reason we didn't see Abel Gonzalez, Brett Sims or Ian Dory this year. Good but not great (or maybe a early exit we haven't seen yet), no sob story or tragic illness, no crazy outfit or Ninja name, no schtick - just good to great Ninja competitors that the producers think viewers would find boring........
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    S.09 E.06: Real Life and Real Wife

    I absolutely HATE this idea. This is not real life. This is just another step away from what this show started out as. It went from "social experiment" to devolving into trashy reality. I liked when they came home from the honeymoon, discussed a budget and decided WITH THEIR SPOUSE where to live based on where each person lived and what they could afford. This is just to save money on filming and to create drama, neither of which I care about. I guess they had to cut costs somewhere after adding a fourth couple and sending them all to Antigua........
  5. I have zero contempt for Chris - he seems nice enough, but I do take issue with the show calling them a “power couple”. Much like Kacy getting flamed because the show mentioned her 10,000 times even when she was not doing well. It’s the show’s fault. Chris got zero screen time until he hooked up with Jessie, and now the show is calling him 50% of a Ninja power couple? Nope.
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    S.09 E.05: Paradise Lost?

    You and everyone else on this forum @qtpye! Also, I find it fascinating that of all the things to discuss related to this episode, Amber’s salary has generated the most discussion on this forum this week, so you are definitely not alone in any sense! 😋
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    S.09 E.05: Paradise Lost?

    I watch Younger too, but I wouldn't qualify Jamie as having BDE. On Younger, Lauren accuses Kelsey of having BDE when she uses her real job title on dating apps and tells her it's too intimidating to potential guys. I think of someone more Alpha like Jon (fiance of Dr. Jess) as having BDE, not someone like Jamie - he's too quiet and unassuming, not to mention snarky and sullen when fighting with E. If there was a term for LDE, I would use Fireman Ryan as the prototype 😜
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    S.09 E.05: Paradise Lost?

    If you added in the times Iris says it too we would need to go to the hospital for alcohol poisoning.....
  9. Totally, and it was kind of awkward when they broke up. I never could like him after he tried to insert himself in her victory by climbing the tower when she got up the wall. I wonder if James McGrath and Alyssa Beird are still dating? If so, I think they should be called a “ninja power couple” too......
  10. I am bummed so many veterans are getting the WWWA treatment! I can't believe they didn't show Ian Dory! What?!? I keep ignoring the Gbajamia-moments and look at the list of who qualified instead, but I must have missed it. I really wish they would just show the list of qualifiers full screen. I don't need to see the "moments" - I just saw it for pete's sake! Bring back the POM wonderful run instead....... I am sorry, but Chris and Jessie are not a ninja "power couple". I never saw him or heard of him until he started dating her. She is definitely one of the top elite women, but he seems pretty mediocre. The only reason he started getting screen time was because of her. Yay Michele Warnky!!!!!!!! I go back and forth about Island Ninja because he is such an attention hog, but I was happy he stopped messing around and just got through the course. I'm glad he got up the Mega Wall - he needed that to restore his cred....... My husband and I also thought Ethan Swanson's training is dangerous and stupid. One mistake and it's over. Just dumb. Also, the bird flapping makes no sense for a swan - I think of them more gliding in the water than flying. I always think the flapping would work better for Najee the Phoenix.......
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    S.09 E.05: Paradise Lost?

    I agree with all of this. I think she's just not super comfortable yet, and by her own words she is an introvert, which never comes off great on this show (although extreme extroverts don't work so well either: see AJ or Elizabeth). I love Greg, and I hope she can too because he seems so nice and funny and adorable. I think they are on the same page on what they want, and I do think they communicate well. The show seems to be trying to make things dramatic with all of the ominous music and edits, but every time they show the entire exchange, it's a completely reasonable conversation. She's obviously not a lovey-dovey person, and her sense of humor is pretty dry, but she doesn't read cold to me. I really hope they work out. Amber sounds like a giggly schoolgirl, but when it was time for serious discussion, she seemed her age. I thought they handled the disagreement maturely. Despite that, I don't see these two lasting. I have no idea what to think about Elizabeth and Jamie. They are hot and cold. It is wayyyy too early for "I love you". I think it's more like, "I love your boobs".......He's obviously a boob guy, based on the way he ogled the casino girl, and now his wife. I find him kind of creepy. It's kind of mean, but for me, Jamie is possibly the most unattractive person ever cast on this show, just based off of looks. He looks like Uncle Fester, and has a pasty dad bod worse than AJ did last season. I just don't get it. It doesn't help him standing next to Keith either...... Overall though, I gotta say, this season seems like a bunch of normal, mature adults. Of course, they all have personality quirks, but (so far) there isn't a total psycho/sociopath/criminal/lying famewhore in the bunch. I could be proved completely wrong next week though.......
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    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    Ha! Glad it's not just us then that experiences these things! We just got back from Maui with our kids and there's another level of hell. I could have left them at home with their electronics for free.......as their father (my spouse) stated/complained frequently while there.......
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    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    Oh no! I always travel with my friends - we call ourselves the ladycationers and all but one of us are married. We just went to London a few months ago. Quite frankly, I have more fun with them than traveling with my husband. Rule of thumb: If someone offers you a free stay in a timeshare, take it!!!! 😛
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    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    Yes please! And of course this was the episode my ten yo son decided he wanted to hang out with us as we watched.......😝
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    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    I really enjoyed this episode - it’s so nice to see people getting along, with the exception of the stupid argument between E&J. I mean really, was it so hard to just say “I’m going to go rinse off - let’s get lunch afterwards.” Or maybe pick up your cell phone while you’re floundering by yourself FOR TWO HOURS and say “where are you?” Good grief, stupidity at its finest. I think we have definitive proof now why so many awful people are cast and or mismatched- people lie lie lie during the interview process. For shits sake - lying about kids is one of the worst things to lie about on this show! That is a major dealbreaker for a lot of people! It also says a lot about the commitment level of some of these folks. Obviously if you have no intention of staying married to this person for more than 8 weeks it really doesn’t matter if you don’t want kids but they do..... That being said, I kind of like Big Red and Jamie. I’m not sure they can go the distance, but they are entertaining to me for now. I think Iris didn’t answer Keith when he asked about “other things” because she doesn’t want overprotective dad to see that at some point. She seems more comfortable than Deonna as far as touching her husband, so I hope they move past this virgin stuff. Oh who am I kidding- we’re going to be hearing about it for the rest of the season..... I like Deonna and Greg. They seem to be getting along fine despite the show trying to give her a Jasmine vibe. I like her response at the shuffle board when he told her that he told the guys he was concerned she hadn’t dated in ten years......cue ominous music........cut to Deonna.......”That’s fair”.......moving on..... Amber and Matt - I got nothing. I will say that I would never be working out in Antigua. Not in the gym, not on the sand. Vacation to me is taking a break from that normal stuff, but good for them. They had matching Nikes - maybe it’s meant to be???
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