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  1. Katalina

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I'm in agreement that Dany's getting obnoxious and maybe “Targaryen-cray.” Yes, I loved Dany's story back when---now she needs to go. I see her as ego-maniacal, even when everyone needs to pull together to literally save their world. Stop worrying about who bends the knee for crying out loud. Jamie and Brienne?? But Brienne and Tormund need to get together! This episode refers back to the very first episode of season 1, that featured artistic spirals of horse and human parts. I'm thinking Varys + Davos + Li'l Badass Lady Mormont should be a ruling trio. Screw all this stuff about bloodlines and go for the talent. Hmm, I wrote it as a joke, but it really could work; Lady Mormont satisfies the need for tradition, plus the smart guys. Tyrion could be an occasional adviser, as could Jon (on defense issues). Is Gilly a lot plumper? Is she meant to be pregnant? Hey this is the USA---okay with violence, not okay with boobs. Yes, makes sense, Efzee! I thought of the wildfire too, but isn't what's left of it in King's Landing? Assuming Cersei didn't use all of it up on her sparrow-cleansing operation. I remember that commentary, and it took me back, MANY years, to when I was that young and silly.
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Yes, good to see Lisa actually being a parent. And why why why couldn't Sheila have left her ball-legs thing frozen?
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Just now completed my second binge-watch (the first being incomplete and interrupted) and just caught the very end of ep. 10. Sheila biting Joel is the big news to me.
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Plus, hadn't that knight (was his name Paul?) and his girlfriend Marsha had talked about starting a family. Nice way to work in the plot line if the actor was going to Hawaii!
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Started binge-watching last night but kept nodding off---NOT because of the show but because it was LATE. So I got a very choppy uneven sense of the story. And today I'm cooking several dishes for a friend's birthday dinner, so I haven't had a seamless binge watch yet. But I have to say I love most of it, and don't miss Anne at all. In fact, I never liked Anne; she seems like "Dan-lite," what with her nosiness and confrontational attitude. I do miss Nathan Fillion, and the new Gary head is gross. I understand that the Gary-head can't eat (no digestive tract) so will decay, unlike Sheila. And in the metaverse, I understand Nathan Fillion is busy with another show. Still, couldn't the production folks have made a replacement head that looked more like NF? Quibbling from someone who over-thinks shows sometimes... Absolutely, a highlight. I didn't recognize that Jean is played by Linda Lavin until I saw it posted up-page. I love the whole cast, but Timothy Olyphant continues to amaze and amuse me hugely.
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Re: the Season 3---will it be one or two eps a week, or will we be able to binge-watch?
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    S02.E10: All Alone

    Quote from Pogojoco: YES, to all the above. I too am surprised that Joel is so present. I thought his character would be limited to being mentioned, as in “the kids are with Joel this weekend.” I wonder, along with others, if the show is setting up an eventual reconciliation. I'm on the hate-the-pregnancy bandwagon. I hate how so many writers just throw a pregnancy in. Yes women get pregnant, and yes, birth control was dicey c. 1960, but really, all women don't get pregnant all the time. In TV-universe they seem to, though. I'm thinking it's a Sophie revenge move, to try to break them up. I don't think Suzie will go for it though. Another thought: Maybe Shy is actually a friend of Sophie's and is going to pull the rug out from under Miriam's feet, as there won't be a tour for her. Maybe I'm over-thinking it, but Sophie is hell to have as an enemy. Why “poor”? Back in the day, the caps denoted what nursing school you'd gone to. Personally I kinda miss the classic nurse outfit, and find the baggy pastel stuff they wear these days a bit off-putting. I knew a nurse back around 1998 who always wore her white dress and cap (and she was young, under 40) to show her pride in the profession.
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    We can only hope! Every once in a while I see if there's anything out there about when Season 3 will start.
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    S02.E10: Halibut!

    I'm coming late to the party. Just binge-watched season one with my sister, who had heard the show was funny yet knew nothing at all about the zombie story-line. She was visiting me and said she wanted to watch something diverting. She was a bit shocked at the zombie gore. I got caught up in the story and went ahead and binge-watched part of Season two before finally going to bed myself. Finished up the rest of season 2 the next morning. Obviously I enjoy the show, and yet am not particularly into the zombie genre, my previous zombie watching consisting of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which I got a kick out of. So I guess I like my zombie entertainment with big dollops of ironic humor... I enjoy the aspect of Sheila and Joel being realtors (“real-a-ters”), as an ironic counterpoint to the zombie story. I truly enjoy their relentlessly upbeat take on things---is it them, or is it California culture, or is it the community-boosterism that seems necessary for realtors? I also enjoy that the subsidiary story-lines are coherent, and give plenty of room for a variety of plot twists. I don't agree that destroying the ruby clams means less story-line----there are still those fierce zombie hunters, who destroyed the clam farm, to contend with. And the weird spider things have to be destroyed, presumably. And will Gary remain a character, or decide he wants to be killed? And is Seattle safe from contamination by Ramona? And how many more zombies are out there, anyway? Where I'm going with this is, I really hate the clams. They disturb me and gross me out. And yes, more than the zombie-fest grosses me out. I don't understand that either, I just know I want the clams to stay gone! Updating this a few days later: I wonder if Principal Novak and/or his granny are zombies. Where's that coming from? Well, it seems like often zombies offer people food, especially sweet food, like pastry. Isn't the principal always offering the kids candy? I just wondered if there was a meaning in that... Anyway, I'm looking forward to season 3---any word on when it will be airing?
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    S01.E07: Put That On Your Plate!

    I agree that Midge should've had more sense than to take down Sophie. So Sophie dissed her for eating a cookie---bfd. Midge's take down was immature and unethical and petty. It makes me like the character a whole lot less. I'll keep watching, for the mid-century awesomeness of the sets and clothes, but I've lost most interest in Midge. I love so many of the other characters and actors that I can disengage from the main character.
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    Trading Spaces Reboot Anticipation

    Basically, I think designers hate microwaves, so their solution is to hide them.
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    Classic Trading Spaces: 2001-2008 Seasons Discussion

    Laurie was my favorite designer---always tasteful, very few mis-hits. And yes, she had an eye for fabrics, but I'm into fabrics so that's okay. Oddly, I never found Laurie's personality all that engaging, and sometimes she seemed very patronizing to the h.o.s she was working with. And while Frank's style was a bit gimmicky for me, I have to say, he was a great designer in that he took a look at the room he was doing, and improved it, rather than doing something drastically different. People always liked Frank's rooms, and that's a big plus for a designer! I'll watch again if they re-boot the show. I've been in withdrawal for years...
  13. My enjoyment of wallowing in mid-century modern helps me *almost* overlook supposed anachronisms such as panty-hose and "nerd alert." The first time I heard "nerd" was when my aunt called my father a nerd c. 1969 or so. I'm interested to see that the word dated to the early-to-mid '50s. And pantyhose may have just been invented in the late '50s, but they took a while to become generally available. I remember "graduating" from 6th grade in 1966 and wearing stockings in honor of the occasion. I had a teen-version of a girdle with garters to hold up the stockings. I think there may have been resistance to pantyhose because they may have seemed more extravagant than stockings---if one stocking got a run, it was just one replacement, but the entire pantyhose would have to be tossed if a run occurred. I'm truly loving the apartment interiors in the show---unlike a mid-century modern museum type look that you get in shelter magazines, this shows the modern furniture integrated with family pieces and lamps and knick-knacks that are more traditional. And how about a shout out for Miriam's gorgeous wardrobe?
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    I'll always see the Stark sisters playing LF as beginning with Arya finding the note in LF's room. Yes, he wanted her to find it, but she also wanted him to know she was searching his room (the incredible noise she made while tossing his room). And it seems, in retrospect, that Arya and Sansa had their arguments/fights in hallways, and not so often in private spaces. Plus, they always seemed a bit stilted when having their fights, which I assumed was to telegraph to the audience that they were play-acting. I just always saw it that way. While being okay with aunt/nephew incest, I'm squicked by pairing 40-ish Jamie with 20-ish Sansa. Plus, he shoved Bran and crippled him (while trying to kill him). No redemption arc can cover that, IMO.
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Another couple of Arya jobs: oyster seller and pretend brothel worker (with Meryn Trant). On re-watch, I'm noticing Qyburn with the wight's severed hand. Davos takes it from Qyburn, and he and Jon burn it, and the look on Qyburn's face is kind of “why do you want to burn them?” Like a neat toy has been taken from him. Agree! In an odd way, action scenes tend to stop the story for a while. There's some advancement of story, but it's the interactions, the conversations, the plotting and intrigue, that show character development and really move the story. That was her brother Ned (a younger version!) with her right before she died.
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Calamity Jane, please stay positive about being able to see the conclusion of the show. 2019 is indeed quite a while—I'll have to count down the months (like a prisoner to a release date!)
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    I keep watching this ep on HBO on Demand, just to catch LF's trial and execution. I keep shutting it off before the ice dragon destroys the wall, 'cuz that just creeps me out and upsets me. And yes, I think Tormund and Beric are still alive, because, well they just have to be... Does anyone have a date (or approximate date) of airing for the second installment of Season 7?
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Not until they do a Tormund/Brienne series!
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Thanks!
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Schemers aren't all negative---Varys is a great schemer, smarter than Cersei, and not crazy! I KNEW those Stark girls weren't actually against each other. Great play, Starks! And SO glad to see LF go. I was over his endless shit-stirring several seasons ago. Thrilled to see Jamie leave Cersei. He's decided his word means something, so he's off to fight the good fight. Plus, finally sick of his sister and her megalomania. Make that a quadrangle---don't forget Jorah. The ice dragon was well done, and the blue ice/flame was well done. I really didn't know what was going to be up with a white walker ice dragon. All we can hope is that when he sees his mother, he'll turn on his new step-father. What reason would Euron have used for up and leaving if there hadn't been a wight?
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    S07.E06: Beyond the Wall

    I'm hoping that they're playing the “long con” on Littlefinger. They keep having their poisonous little spats pretty much in public, and loudly. For those who say that Tyrion is betraying Dany, even subconsciously, for his “family,” just what family would that be? Only Jamie at this point. I think Tyrion understands the need to get rid of Cersei and I think he's totally on board with killing her. He has affection, even love, for Jamie, but I don't see that he'd betray Dany. As for those comments on how the zombies had a chain, etc., I thought it was fun to notice that the undead actually dragging Visarion out of the water were noticeably heftier than the usual run of skeletal undead.
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    S07.E05: Eastwatch

    I thought Ned hid Jon's identity to keep Jon safe from being killed. I realize I'm bugged by something from the Gendry-hammering-guards scene: Davos didn't go back to retrieve his gold and a couple of good swords. FWIW, I don't think Cersei's actually pregnant---she could be lying to Qyburn to lend credence to her claim.
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    S07.E05: Eastwatch

    I agree with those who think Arya is letting LF know she's spying on him. Why else would she make such an incredible amount of noise while searching his room? It's the difference between two anonymous threatening guards, and two members of a ruling family who could potentially be allies.
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    S07.E04: The Spoils of War

    Thanks for reminding of what happened CeeBeeGee---no doubt I simplified it too much!
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    S07.E04: The Spoils of War

    As for the speculation that Tyrion may betray Dany for Jamie's sake---I think he, and Varys, may betray Dany because she may be a poor, and ego-driven, ruler, a mad Targaryen. What hints are there that Tyrion is part Targaryen? I've always assumed that Tywin's hostility to Tyrion was due to the fact that his wife died while giving birth to Tyrion. I love this idea. I too think Hodor may be among the army of the dead---no one went back to burn the body. Which is why I never gave a hot damn what happened to Ned---he was going to kill all the direwolves when they were first found, was prevailed on not to, then had a direwolf killed for nipping Joffrey. Adding, on Saturday, I love this thread. Reading through it throughout the week keeps me nicely in GoT mind until the new ep on Sunday.
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