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  1. iMonrey

    Nate And Jeremiah By Design

    Wow, then they're really not doing the home-owners any favors by going way over their budget. They knew that's all the money they had to spend, how are they "helping" these people if they are making them pay extra above and beyond what they could afford to spend? I re-watched this last episode and couldn't figure out how Nicole went from straightened hair in the first scene to super curly hair in the next when N&J came over to meet Noble, then back to straightened in all the other scenes. I thought she must be someone else. Yeah I don't get that and it's not the first time they've done that. How are you supposed to get in there to sit? Is it like an airplane where you crawl over the people on the end?
  2. iMonrey


    I keep forgetting from week to week that this show is on. That's not a good sign, is it? I keep meaning to set it to series record, then come Monday I realize I've forgotten once again and have to watch it online with commercials. I haven't really warmed up to it much. I'm still mostly bored with the tedious teen plot and only watching for Manx. This still seems like a show that should be on the CW, except I guess they wanted to show explicit lesbian sex and use a lot of swear words. Incidentally, making Maggie a lesbian feels a little too cliche to me. So does the whole dynamic with Vic and her rich friends from the other side of the track. The poor girl/rich boy thing has been done to death.
  3. iMonrey

    Nate And Jeremiah By Design

    I can't figure out how that makes any sense. Tax is included when you pay for labor and supplies; anything N&J get over and above the money the home owners give them is donated or sold at a discount. They can't spend more money than the home owners give them then turn around and demand they pay the tax for it. But if the property value goes up based on the reno, the home owner will certainly pay higher property taxes.
  4. iMonrey

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    I suppose people have been convicted on less but the case just hangs on too much speculation. We don't actually know whether or not Jason's mother knew about the affairs, for example. Or that Jason feared disinheritance. That's all speculation. It also hangs on the fact that he told the 911 operator it looked like his mother had been dead a couple of hours. I think a little too much emphasis is resting on that. If he'd simply knelt down to feel that her body was cold but not rigid, a couple of hours wasn't exactly psychic absent guilt. I know that I came away thinking the police really pounced on the affairs and read way too much relevance into it. I'd have felt the same as a jury member. I'd feel differently if we have any evidence one or both parents had confronted him about his affairs, or money troubles, or threatened to disinherit him. I could definitely get on board then.
  5. iMonrey

    S07.E04: Red Light, Green Light

    I believe the process involves dermabrasion, and from what I've heard it's quite painful. I can't remember which celebrity I heard talking about it, someone who had a former romantic partner's name removed from their back.
  6. iMonrey

    Match Game

    Michael Che doesn't seem to want to be there, at all. I'm not sure why that is. He isn't contractually bound to ABC. Maybe he just gives off that vibe.
  7. iMonrey

    S04.E03: Man vs Rock

    I agree the show took a dark turn the minute J left Morgan out at sea to die. I think up until that point he was the one redeemable character (although I agree what they did to that old lady with dementia was horrifying). Strangely, I still find Pope fascinating, even though he is arguably the most horrible, having committed multiple murders. There's just something about the way Sean Hatosy plays him that makes his somehow seem vulnerable. So even though I agree there's nobody "redeeming" on the show, I still find it highly compelling.
  8. iMonrey

    To Tell The Truth

    I was able to pick out the co-joined twins because I had a friend who had twins, they were considered "mirror twins." That is the type, apparently most commonly associated with co-joined twins (although they themselves were not co-joined). So I was looking for the pair that looked most like mirror twins. The middle pair looked too identical (even though they were triplets!) I also pegged the first pair as the aerialists. Seems like something they would have done in a more bygone era. I'd never heard of "planking" before. And I could have gone my whole life without knowing what it was.
  9. iMonrey

    The $100,000 Pyramid

    I'm pretty sure she said "dick." It almost seems quaint in this day and age, where shows on basic cable are using the f-word right and left and "shit" is no longer bleeped, for network shows to bleep a word like "dick." That's a word any seven-year old on a playground is familiar with.
  10. iMonrey

    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    I don't think it's "silly." An actor's appearance is part of their commodity. A painter's tool is a brush, a sculptor's tool is a chisel, an actor's tools are their face and body. That's just the way it is. If they can't handle people talking about their appearance they're in the wrong profession. Let's face it, there are tons of actors who get jobs based on their looks rather than their talent. That's usually their foot in the door. They can act their asses off but if they don't look right it takes you out of the scene. Really? I think it's obvious to anyone familiar with her earlier work. And I would recognize the tell-tale signs of an eye job if I'd never seen her before in anything else. That said, I don't find it overly distracting or out of character for the role she's playing.
  11. iMonrey

    S05.E03: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

    That flies in the face of fair usage laws. Ask Crispin Glover. The only reason they were able to recreate Cushing's image was because they had the full approval of his estate. If they'd said "no" to the idea, the studio would not have been able to go ahead with it. They can certainly recast the role, because as you say, they do in fact own the character. They don't own the likeness of the actor.
  12. iMonrey

    S05.E01: Striking Vipers

    That's . . . kind of the whole point of the episode. That sexuality isn't black and white.
  13. iMonrey

    S05.E02: Smithereens

    I think the difference is that most Black Mirror episodes have an other-worldly feel to them. It's like almost our world, but a slightly different dimension with different technology. This episode felt like it took place in our world.
  14. He had the same weird argument about the Constitution. By what logic do we hold an 18th century document immutable? Is it sacred? Does he think God wrote it? Does he think the founding fathers were deities who could see into the future? I can't wrap my head around "traditionalist" arguments. By the same token women should stay home, have babies and not be able vote. George Will probably believes that too.
  15. iMonrey

    S02.E02: Tell Tale Hearts

    No, I think Mary Louise was referring to when her husband died, and she didn't think she could go on, but did for Perry's sake. Just like Celeste will be able to carry on for the sake of her children. She put a crystal and two other small objects onto Bonnie's dresser. I don't think that indicates she practices voodoo or anything. I think she's just a New-Ager who also has visions/premonitions. It appears that Bonnie has inherited her "gift" but rejects it and doesn't want anything to do with it. For me it's the eyes. Once an actress has her eyes done they never look the same. I understand the motivation in Hollywood, and assume these actresses are going to the top professionals in their field. But two women can go to the same doctor and have the exact same procedure done, and one will come out looking great, and the other will look horrible. It just depends on the individual's face. I don't think I'd take the risk. Sometimes you have to accept the fact that a particular career choice has a shelf life. Athletes do.