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  1. Sense8 Season 2 (Part 1) expected December 2016: http://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/sense8-season-2-everything-you-need-to-know/
  2. What a nice update. I hope Ms. Broom made a big impression on the students. Her character conveyed so much determination on the show, I can imagine I would have internalized that (even without knowing why) if I had seen that when I was that age. I have absolutely no idea who spoke at my high school graduation. I believe we got punch and cookies and a certificate for fifth. Maybe there was an award for best attendance. (!)
  3. The parallel to the Barkley crew (your opportunities largely determined your life) was a point the show ended up making extremely well. It just took its time to get there. The tie back to the drug trade wrapped it all up nicely. I loved Season 2. My only problem with it at the beginning was that the transition was very abrupt. I was expecting a continuation of Season 1, so I was confused when all these new faces happened in Season 1. Also, I have to say, the characters and actors were not as charismatic as the people of the first season. I learned to care about Frank and his family,
  4. "Sanctimonious" hits the nail on the head. Yes, that's it. All of those characters more or less had a lot of ego and conveyed the message (to me, at least), that whichever woman was connected to him was pretty damn lucky to be in that position. Now that I'm thinking along this track, if I had to guess, his performances feel as though they're not very generous to the other actor. Yes, on The West Wing, he played a Presidential candidate - and the most interesting character in that story to me, by far, was his wife. However, there was very little exploration of her or of their dynamic. (A
  5. Another enthusiastic vote for Tricia Helfer, especially as Head!Six. Makes me wonder if Orphan Black/Tatiana Maslany was ever inspired by all the incarnations of Six. I never became invested in the stories of Boomer or Athena (or Helo or their daughter, for that matter). For me, all the drama came to a screeching halt when they came on screen. The only time I was slightly intrigued was when any one of them was jailed and maybe on the verge of being executed. I much preferred the (crazy) surprise of Ellen, although her interactions with Cavil were pretty gross. I agree Cavil had p
  6. From the Media thread: I was getting excited about the description until I got to the casting of Jimmy Smits. That made me unhappy. I'm old enough to remember him in LA Law and NYPD Blue. He was a flashy addition to LA Law, and I liked him there, and then he was ok in NYPD Blue. The next time I remember paying attention was West Wing, and I hated him in that. It seemed like he was really phoning that performance in. (Of course, that was one of my favorite shows, and so perhaps he got swept up in my discomfort with the new guard.) The problem is, I anticipate having a hangover fr
  7. I agree, that story was asinine. I wasn't sure if it was just me, since I have never liked Maya Rudolph in anything. I would follow this show if it were resurrected somewhere else. It would make a nice pairing with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  8. The actor who played the young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game comes to mind. He might have to change his appearance somewhat, but I think he would be up to it. This episode might make my very short list of favorites - ever - on tv. It was beautifully put together. Daniel's decision to exonerate Bobby Dean and throw out everything from his past life was such a game changer. I did not see that twist coming - or, if I had any inkling, I would never have expected it to come so soon. Amantha's rage with the injustice of Daniel's decision, Daniel's interaction with his neighbor of the f
  9. So very late to find this show, and I sat through all of Season 1 with a fascination I didn't quite understand. However, this first episode of season 2 was breathtaking. I didn't see any wasted movement. It was beautiful. The scene in the winter woods with Kerwin and Danny - the actor who plays Danny had his character tuned perfectly. His face was magnificent as Kerwin was talking. It felt as though all of Season 1 was a warm up for that performance. Bravo. The actress who plays Tawney has also become completely believable. And Danny's mom gave a beautiful performance. I can'
  10. In the end, I'm very happy for Alisan and Christina. Alisan has the pipes and is a deserving winner. Her Blue Bayou audition easily makes my short list of favorite auditions, and she herself might be my favorite winner of all seasons. Let me think - wait a minute, I can hardly remember any of them, so yes, yes she is. It was really nice to see Alisan and Christina screaming in joy at each other and jumping up and down. It was so spontaneous and real. I think Christina was genuinely surprised, and genuinely happy for Alisan. It was not all about Christina. That kind of selflessness
  11. I've giggled my way through a few episodes of The IT Crowd. It's on Netflix and I'd think of it as a very British screwball workplace comedy. Stupid? Probably, but all the actors deliver in a very lighthearted way.
  12. I feel that this show is finally finding its way and moving on from the premise. I like that while someone in the focus group was correct that Dean Sr was hiding something, it caused Dean Jr. to reevaluate his reliance on focus groups and that it did skewer the idea that television in general relies too much on ratings and focus groups. I agree with all of the above. I thought the premise was hilarious (really enjoyed the beginning of the season), enjoyed the meta-commentary about tv (which was missing for awhile but made a fabulous return with these focus groups), and thought this ep
  13. Here's an article at Vulture that raves about Rachel and the show: http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/emmys-2016-new-contenders.html
  14. Ah, thank you very much, MaryPatShelby. Somehow I missed all that, but it makes perfect sense. Eddie is much more interesting when he's questioning Meyerism. I don't think we know how he got started in the first place - the way he and his wife go at it, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it were simply for the sex. (I guess I don't feel as if any of these characters are very complex.)
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