Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER

FlyHighSky

Member
  • Content Count

    22
  • Joined

Community Reputation

40 Excellent
  1. FlyHighSky

    Star

    Star gave the baby Noah’s last name so his name is Davis Brooks. Speaking of Star, she jumped right back into being her stubborn, bossy, and controlling self. I’m glad Alex and especially Simone checked her. Star’s ego is out of control. Instead of accepting help, she really thought she could jump back in and take over the reigns and that the group really couldn’t function without her. But the hard truth was, with the exception of Noah, everyone was doing just fine (some might say better) when she was indisposed. And the only reason Noah didn’t fare better is due to the pressure of becoming not only a father, but a single one, overnight and dealing with a bad back injury. I’m glad Calvin is dead and I hope that storyline is too. I know there is still the mystery of Carlotta’s son but please no more mention of Calvin. Throw Cotton’s storyline away ASAP! Noah... *sigh* Again, realistic portrayal of how hard it is for addicts to get AND stay clean but In this particular instance I want the TV version where Noah is magically cured. Simone spent most of season 1 and 2a high as a kite and now you would think she never touched a drug in her life. Also, I get that Noah effed up royally, but to not let Noah see his son even with supervision is going too far. Simone and Alex KILLED their performance! Take 3 is probably at their best when they have all three, but this further proved that Star isn’t as important as she thinks she is to the group’s overall success or survival.
  2. FlyHighSky

    The Good Fight

    I’m really hoping for a Liz/Adrian reunion at some point. I wonder what will happen when Liz finds about the judge. Will she be cool about it or will the claws come out? Something about the judge seems a little shady to me.
  3. FlyHighSky

    Star

    1. Tonight’s episode was okay. For the most part, I like Simone’s character but I’m tired of her always lashing out. If we didn’t know they were sisters, you would still be able to tell Simone and Star are related because they are both team #TooMuch. Don’t get me wrong, her reasons for lashing out were very valid, but I wish she was able to communicate her frustrations in a healthier way. 2. I like the performance and song for Take 2 and Gigi 3. So Maurice and Cassie are officially together now? Last episode, I thought they were still tip toeing around each other. Regardless, I hope Cassie tells Carlotta about them soon before it blows up in her face, especially considering how far they’ve come in mending their relationship. 4. Carlotta is the strongest yet most vulnerable person on the show. 5. Noah... while portraying his constant struggle with addiction is accurate in real life, it saddens me to watch it play out on TV 6. Cotton literally has a whole storyline now and she was still on screen less than two minutes. 7. Derek and Alex... meh. He finally saw her have a panic attack so... progress. Alex looked a little jumpy when she was talking to Noah, I wonder if she thought a reporter was going to catch them talking and start drama in the press. 8. Even though it got a little repetitive, I like how they mentioned how complicated Star and Alex’s friendship is. It has been a little disingenuous for them to have Alex acting like her and Star don’t have several deep rooted issues and conflicts between them that haven’t been resolved. The problems don’t disappear just because Star was incapacitated for awhile. You can love, be worried and still have hard feelings for someone at the same time.
  4. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I don’t know if I would say I found Alex annoying in that scene, but maybe a little out of character. Usually Alex says what she has to without beating around the bush. And when someone snaps on her, she snaps back. Even Carlotta was looking like, girl what are you doing? I heard about a certain character (won’t spoil it) coming back for the wedding whom I’m sure will wreak havoc, but I don’t know how. Not sure about the investors and Mateo. I mostly understand what he is saying but I find my attention wandering elsewhere when he’s on my screen.
  5. FlyHighSky

    Star

    It’s very random... like everything else on this show. His character has added nothing to the show. They should have let Ayanna.
  6. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I’m going to make this quick...ish. 1. The way they’re setting up this Maurice/Cassie relationship, I can’t help but root for them a little more each week. In real life, this situation would be a hard NO, but in STAR universe, I’m loving it. And Xander is gone!! YAY!!!! Did he kill himself or did Cassie shoot him from a distance? 2. Cotton finally gets a storyline 13 episodes into an 18 episode season, but her time was still so brief, we don’t even know what the plot really is. Also, does she work at Karma and are we supposed to know? If so, when did that happen? 3. Good to see Carlotta back. Can’t say I missed her the past couple of weeks but whenever she reappears, it’s so refreshing. She really grounds the other characters. 4. Star.... I know Jude was on maternity leave during this part of filming so they had to come up with storylines to explain her limited scenes, but they are really doing the most. And I really can’t find it in me to care or feel any type of sympathy. Then that whole Noah monologue by her bedside... I can’t without writing a novel. That leads me to my favorite subject... 5. Derek and Alex. *sigh* I really can’t. Even though I prefer Alex with Noah ( when he’s clean), I wouldn’t be bothered by Dalex if not for the piss poor writing. They have spent the better part of three seasons being ‘cute’ but not communicating. Now, in two episodes they’ve become talking experts. Now, suddenly Derek is sensitive about Noah and Alex is sensitive to Derek’s feelings about Noah. But haven’t Derek and Noah been ‘cool’ the last few episodes, dappin’ it up (which I mentioned repeatedly was unrealistic)?! And you mean Derek had no problem with, or Alex didn’t feel any awkwardness taking Noah to the Sapphire party? Or hugging Noah in front of his face at the ASA nomination party? But now she can’t perform with him. I get the history behind the last time they performed ( especially that song) together, but it’s still a reach. If they’re no longer feeling each other, it shouldn’t be an issue. You can’t literally be buddy buddy with your ex one minute and be trippin’ the next. What bothers me the most is that the writers want to invalidate that Noah and Alex ever truly cared for each other. I would’ve bought it as a steamy affair she regretted had it been a couple of hook ups. But Alex spent too much time fighting her feelings for Noah even after Derek broke up with her, which indicated her feelings went deeper than the surface, and then when she did finally hook up with him, she DATED him. It wasn’t just sex. But I digress. Despite ALL of that, if the writers had at least attempted to show how remorseful Alex was or made her work harder (or at all) to get Derek back, I wouldn’t be looking at my TV in disbelief every week; nor thinking that Derek is too soft. And now we have this proposal which will most likely lead to a wedding in the season finale, where something is bound to happen. *sighs again* Again, if someone has a different perspective, please share. I want to understand. I’m done. Thank you for coming to my sad and repetitive TED talk.
  7. FlyHighSky

    The Good Fight

    This season is definitely on the zany side. I don’t mind the schoolhouse rock-esque videos (which every episode will have) because they’re catchy, short, and informative. My problem is that I’m just not invested in Diane’s storyline. I can understand her character’s viewpoint of feeling like the world has gone insane under Trump’s presidency; I can even understand the need to do something or feeling like fighting fair against a corrupt system will net the same results. That’s all great, and despite my lack of interest, the show is very well written and good at conveying what the writers want to get across. Where Diane’s story falls off the rails for me is her obsession with Trump. When the news cycle gets too hectic, I take a step back to find my sanity. Diane seems to delve in further and spin out of control. Maia is a character I’m indifferent about. While her storylines aren’t bad, they aren’t compelling either. I’m semi-interested in her relationship with Blum moving forward (for those who don’t know, he’s a series regular this season) but only mildly. Speaking of Roland, it’s too early for me to form an opinion about his wayyyy over the top personality, but I hope he tones it down moving forward. The rest of the characters I absolutely love and can’t wait to see what happens. I’m loving the dynamic between Liz and Adrian. It’s all so ambiguous and I find it interesting that the rest of the firm can’t seem to get a good read on their relationship. Even though Adrian and Liz were adamant about not crossing the line, Lucca never seemed fully convinced. And Jay seemed highly skeptical as well, almost angry. I know he was witness prepping them but he still came off a little to strong to me. The only thing I feel like the show is missing from the season so far is more courtroom drama or intriguing cases. I don’t think the shows needs a “case of the week”, but I miss them talking about the law. All that being said, I still feel like this is an excellent show and one of my highlights of the week.
  8. FlyHighSky

    The Good Fight

    Maia and Blum were working together because their respective clients (One ordered the murder and the other executed it) were being tried together. Maia tried to get a mistrial declared in the last episode but the judge refused to split the defendants up. She screwed Blum over by agreeing to a deal with the prosecution of six months for her client of if he ratted out the other defendant.
  9. FlyHighSky

    Star

    W.O.W!!! 😱🤯😱🤯😱 I know this show always moves at a fast pace but this episode was on whatever Gigi and her aunt were snorting up their noses. That being said, I actually enjoyed this episode immensely; definitely one of the best ones of the entire season. So much happened, I’m still processing and can’t go into a deep dive but I want to point out a few things. 1. Called Carlotta’s son still being alive. 2. I’m not a Star fan at all, so her being in jail doesn’t move me. But that aside, Star having less scenes and Mateo and Carlotta being gone made the episode flow better because they had less characters to give screen time. Again, the cast needs to be trimmed if they get a season 4 pick up. 3. As of tonight, every member of Take 3 has fallen victim to a broken condom. 4. I have to go on my weekly rant about Derek and Alex. The season 1 chemistry is long gone. And I get that Derek is the ‘good guy’ but he came off a little preachy and self righteous tonight. The writers really write him like he can do no wrong; very unrealistic. Also, they’re really pushing the Alex/Noah friendship (a little too hard IMO) which is fine I guess. However, I felt more heat from their one hug than all of Alex and Derek’s scenes put together. Yes, I’m biased but if anyone disagrees with me, PLEASE tell me why so I can genuinely understand. 5. I feel like a terrible person but I’m actually really feeling Maurice and Cassie. What is wrong with me? 😩😩😩
  10. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I’m confused by Maurice’s change in attitude. How do you go back from nice to evil to nice again? I think the writers were trying to write him as overly ambitious and didn’t know how to strike a balance between his drive and keeping his personality consistent. And while I don’t blame him for the the demise of Take 3 (because Star’s jealousy,ambition, and other factors were bound to make them self destruct), he definitely was a catalyst. I like nice Maurice, just can’t trust it to last. He and Star have that in common. They’re loyal until it’s something they want. Would have loved to see Maurice begging Carlotta for a job as well. The only reason I could imagine her giving him a job is out of convenience, knowing that he would be able to hold it down while she was out of town. I wonder where she went?
  11. FlyHighSky

    Star

    Overall this season has been a disappointment, but this was one of the better episodes. I’m here for the Alex vs Gigi story. Even though they’re rivals right now, I honestly think they will go back to supporting each other. Their friendship was one of my favorite things about Season 2. I see other fans talk about how much they miss Alex and Star’s friendship from season 1 and honestly have no idea what they’re talking about. All I remember is Star trying to sleep with Alex’s dad, stealing the lead during a performance, etc. Whereas I felt like Alex and Gigi had a genuine connection until Alex called Gigi out for stealing music. I feel like Simone’s storyline is important and needs to be told, but I’m honestly bored by it. Does that make me a terrible person? So Maurice and Cassie is finally happening, huh? I hated the idea earlier this season but now I’m kind of here for it. Brandy and Lance have good chemistry. It’s still messed up to mess with your sister’s ex, especially someone as grimy as Maurice, but I hope Cassie tells Carlotta’s what’s up instead of getting caught. And if Carlotta doesn’t approve, she needs to back off ASAP. Thought Noah and Alex were cute tonight. The friendship angle baffles me because of their history but I enjoy any scene those two share. I know they still care for each other, but in the real world, you don’t stay friends with the dude you cheated on your man with if you’re serious about making your relationship work. Also, I find it interesting how easy it is for Alex to talk to Noah but not Derek. Is this a conscious decision by the writers, and if so, what is the purpose? Mateo was actually a little interesting tonight. Cotton has really disappeared this season. I know Amiyah got sick during filming this season and missed a few weeks but still. Even though I love most of cast, there’s simply not enough time to give them all shine. They need to trim the cast or at least cut back on guest stars if this show gets another season. I actually wouldn’t hate it at all if next season they got rid of Jackson, Maurice, Derek, Mateo, and added Gigi as a regular cast member with one other male lead (as a love interest for Star or Alex). Probably won’t happen though.
  12. FlyHighSky

    Star

    I wonder how long it will be before we discover Carlotta’s baby didn’t die. 🤔 There’s actually a character I read about whose is supposed to be a family member and will have a recurring role later in the season. I bet we find out it’s Carlotta’s long lost child. I’m a little curious to see if whatever Derek’s Story arc this half of the season will stick. All the other male characters have interesting story lines (even Jackson) outside of the women they’re involved with. They’ve developed other relationships and/or have a specific reason as to why they’re interacting with other characters. Like you mentioned, outside of Alex, Derek (and his grandma) always seems so pointless because they don’t feel connected to the main cast in any meaningful way. They’re trying to go back to his season 1 roots with him wanting to get back into his community work, but why did it take him so long? He’s been walking for a minute now. And how does investing in a night club feed that effort? Like you also said, it’s clearly just a storyline to keep Karma thriving without Xander’s money but I wish the writers would stop being so transparent and develop some consistency even when they’re trying to drive the story narrative forward.
  13. FlyHighSky

    Star

    The story inconsistencies are really irking me. Didn’t Derek’s grandmother get and start spending his settlement last season? I’m not suggesting she spent it all but they’re acting like he just got the money. And now that I really think about it, we never even heard about Derek suing the person who hit him; we only heard about the settlement in passing in the second half of last season. Can we talk about how unrealistic that scene between Derek and Noah was? I don’t care if Nalex is in the past, which the writers did not do a good job of giving closure to, but what guy would be cool with the dude his girl cheated on him with? I know guys don’t have a set of rules as strict as ‘girl code’ so to speak, but even that is pushing the boundaries of a guy’s limitations, right? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I won’t go as far as to say I feel bad for Star, but it is really messed about why she’s in jail. She was clearly provoked and even the most levelheaded person would’ve reacted strongly in her situation. Simone was low-key getting on my nerves this episode. She was definitely channeling Star and I didn’t like it. I’m glad when Alex finally told her towards the end of the episode to be herself. It still boggles my mind when people say Alex is selfish. Even though she’s actively pursuing a solo career now, she still almost turned down a feature in a magazine because of Take 3. And am I the only one who noticed the side eye she was giving any time Star or her baby was mentioned? Or was that just my imagination? I wonder if a conversation or any feelings of resentment will come up later in the season between them. I feel like Alex is trying to keep the peace by acting like she doesn’t care or is indifferent about the whole Noah/Star baby situation. Because even if she doesn’t want Noah back, it would still be natural for her to feel a little hurt. Just like Star was hurt last season even though she moved on to Jackson. Again, it could be my imagination. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Still loving Ms Bruce and her gems of wisdom and snarky comments she keeps dropping. This whole season, her style has been giving me retro. But I guess because of the lighting in this episode, it looks like she came straight out of the 70s disco club studio 54. 😩😂 Don’t have much to say about Cassie and Carlotta this week except....WOW! They are really laying it on thick with this family dynamic. I don’t know if Brandy has been taking acting classes because she has really stepped up her game since she joined the show.
  14. FlyHighSky

    Star

    That was Xander putting a bag over Cassie’s head.
  15. FlyHighSky

    Star

    Same. I'll be tuning in but I'm not even that excited for the back half of the season. While Star busting someone upside the head is very much in character, I feel the writers used that as an excuse to throw her in jail to make filming easier because the actress was on maternity leave. It looks like Noah is going to relapse. My guess is because of the car accident, he is given pain killers and becomes addicted to them. This is also in character with Noah being an addict, but again we now know the reason for the unnecessary car accident (when this show has had enough crashes already); to set him up to fail at sobriety. Then there's the whole Derek and Alex situation which I know will only continue to irk my nerves, LOL. Yep, really depressed about this. Then again, this was only a 30 second clip and Lee and his writers love misdirection, so we'll see.
×