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  1. readster

    Home Improvement

    That scene is still a problem, because you see an older woman behind all 3 of them as the situation is unfolding. Yet, she just stares off with a: "Boys will be boys." Plus, where the hell was the shoe store clerk? He really disappeared like he fell into the secret Soviet Stranger Things Upside Down Gate. Very well broken down idea. Even on Full House, it was over the fact that both Jesse and Joey moved in. Other wise, the girls had their own rooms up until that moment. I think a problem was starting in season 6, they had no idea what to do with Mark. There was apparent early talk that originally the Taylor Family was going to be Tim, Jill, and two boys and only one girl. Having it where the sister had to hold her own with her two older brothers. Looking at how the series went and how Mark's character ended up working. I think the writers would have had easier times dealing with a younger sister and dealing with teenage problems that both Brad and Randy didn't have to deal with. Such as: "puberty, father dealing with his daughter dating, cliches, ect." Writers later admitted they got stuck with Mark and when JTT left the series, they started figuring out what to do with Mark who was a lot older by then and dealing with the relationship between Brad and Mark as teens than as the "annoying little brother".
  2. readster

    Home Improvement

    Like with the boys switching rooms. Something that did bother me was why Brad never got his own room to start with. He was the oldest, I get that Mark was not planned and that both Brad and Randy picked on him. However, how Mark had his own room first before Brad really never made sense. Even more how Jill said: "Right now we can't have 3 rooms, but one of these days I'll probably lose my mind and have it happen." Yep, 2 years later. I get Jill wanted to be the hero who came in and save the day, but really in the long run, Tim tried it, it didn't work and yes, Randy explained what was really the problem. However, for Jill to expected Brad to do all his own laundry and so forth at 13. I don't think so, if anything, Jill should have had it where Brad loaded the laundry and then started it. Then she would fold, then later on go to the full extent once Jill was more engulfed in school. It just was kind of a zero to 60 for Brad.
  3. readster

    Home Improvement

    Watching the Magazine Test episode again. It really starts Jill's true downhill characterization. I mean, I get those surveys aren't just thought up on the fly. However, Tim admits his joking and so forth, but then to have Jill basically use the magazine and compare Tim to it in such an in depth look. There were signs of Jill's father right there before we even meet Fred Patterson. Most of those surveys from the 90s were just for fun, they really didn't have a lot of research done in them. Many magazines even admitted in the late 90s they just checked facts to avoid insulting people. However, they were just for fun.
  4. readster

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    You raise a good point. There are many times during season 1-5 where it seems that Deb did things on purpose. They pretty much forced Ray to be just oblivious to everything and by the end of the series, he can't even notice if his own daughter got a haircut.
  5. readster

    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    Joe probably turned into a very needy, "It's all about me" while being a ladies man who never believed anything was ever his fault.
  6. readster

    Home Improvement

    Right, when the writers didn't know something, they seriously faked it until someone stop caring or didn't notice. They barely did their research, same goes to even Jill's pre-defense when they were already writing down feedback before anything started. You CAN'T DO THAT! Department chairs or Deans want you to time stamp notes and if they did that before anything started. They would be calling them into their office going: "So, do you like your tenure? Because you are giving me reasons to bring this to the college board." It was like when they had Wilson want to build the green house, that Tim had more of a problem with than anyone else. HOWEVER... Wilson then went into how it was too much even for him. Towards the end of the series, Wilson got a little over the top on too much. His forced "feminism" the green house, not knowing how a phone or TV worked. Or the fact one minute he loved sports and the next was: "How is this game played?" It was like with Jeff's various jobs until Lucille not only convinced him to go into packing and shipping (That had a big boom in the late 90s early 00s). I mean what lead to Jeff just going job to job? What did he even do at one point in his life? We know Jeff finished high school, but over 30 years of bouncing between jobs and two failed marriages, but how was Jeff supporting himself? He moved out a long, long time ago.
  7. Which is very ironic, be cause in it's final few seasons, ER had gone over to less tighter stories and ones that dragged on. It was at one point why Grey's and House became popular medical shows. They moved to more interpersonal relationships and dealing with under handness and people being more fallible. The problem was, both ER and House even with ratings knew to call it quits as the writing had gotten to a point of no return. Grey's moved that point about 4 years ago, and yet here they still are. Compared to the first 8 years when the show was in it's prime.
  8. readster

    S01.E11: The Snowstorm

    Oh you be surprised, especially given where the Otto's live. They threw tons of money to make their houses "be rich". From heated drive ways to giant gazebos in the backyard. Keep in mind, the original owner of the house that was pretty high class house in her days. Even the son admitted it. It was what the town turned into and all the "rich housewives" started taking over where they have to prove "how rich" they are. Even though they don't need 6 bathroom downstairs, it's the fact that "they have 6 bathrooms downstairs" that the owner is going for.
  9. readster

    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    Exactly! It was too much and the fact that even in Chicago, after "22 years" a nurse would have left for a private practice or clinic by them. I'm also sure the said nurse had kids in college too I believe she mentioned. So, at that point, she be happy to just do her checks, make a shift and then go home and kick back and enjoy the quiet. Like I said, when they had her mix up the syrigins on the potassium and then mixing up a football with a severed foot was when the story lost all credibility.
  10. readster

    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    It was also where reality just didn't work on ER. How about the medical student Carter had before Lucy who was ALLERGIC to latex. He was in his final year of medical school and had to complete his ER rotation. First of all, by then how many procedures would he have been on where he was wearing latex gloves regularly? If he wanted to be more of a personal doctor (which we found he did and was better as a talking doctor). Did his constant: "I can't breathe and don't feel right?" not make him question: "Shouldn't I look into why I'm feeling and acting like this?" Oh no, took a huge influx of patience and wearing latex TOO LONG where everyone figured out he wasn't a hypercritical but was allergic to latex. Plus, I get he had to meet a credit for graduation, but if he was focused on being a "people doctor" his professors would have steered him there or his course instructor would have. Kind of like how Carter lost his RA job because of the out of control dorm party. Because that would have really happened at a medical college or the fact that student doctors "shouldn't do drugs". In fact pre-med or medical students are constantly tested because of access to drugs or do it to escape stress.
  11. readster

    Grey's Anatomy in the Media: Incident Reporting

    Sometimes I wonder if that's what ABC is trying to do, I think they are getting to the point to where: "How is show still on the air because it's getting expensive for us."
  12. readster

    Home Improvement

    No kidding, it's like when new writers come to a show and the main characters are married and they are: "We don't know how to write married couples, so let's give them drama or try to break them up so we can write them easier." It makes them come off as morons in the sake of not admitting their own limitations in writing. It was like how Wilson was written as time marched on. He went from the man who traveled the world, taught many students and then he didn't know how to work a telephone. Sorry, that wasn't funny, it's like he lived under a rock. Another odd thing was outside working at the pet store. Marty doing construction side jobs and also working for a zoo. These aren't just fly by night businesses. It's hard to work at a zoo, especially when it comes to animal care. People who did work there were being paid close to $15 an hour in the late 90s and the other odd jobs Marty was working would have been under the table or little taxes. So, really Marty would have been making some money, plus if he was switching jobs that many times or quitting. That would have raised red flags to the point he would have been lucky to get a job at a drive through at McDonald's. There is the sake for a joke, and then there is a man with a piss pour attitude on work and life that is causing all the problems himself. Though I did question, what was Nancy doing for a living? Even when Marty was working as a charter accountant, he would been making a good money. However, once the girls were in school, why would Nancy stay at home with the girls? Plus, she knew Marty wasn't making much after she kicked him out. I doubt any lawyer would have said: "Yeah, you have to pay X amount in alimony." Nancy would have laughed and gone: "What money?" It was like Alan's divorce on Two and a Half Men, no one really understood how divorces work, just it was a good for a cheap laugh.
  13. readster

    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    Seeing the entire "Nurse Float" story arc. Seeing it now and even then. I get they were trying to show that hospitals or medical places were trying to entrap people so they would get fired so they wouldn't have to pay out a pension or stuff. I think the story would have worked better if they had a nurse who was use to private practice and then had to go work in an ER, which as she said: "I haven't covered since I was out of school." Ok, the mixed up lunch schedule or where certain medical items are, makes sense. But really? She puts potassium in her fanny pack and then mixes it up. Plus, she can't tell the damn difference between putting a football and a severed foot in a bag of ice? Plus, no one doubled checked before the guy went up to surgery. How about when then Holay was about to be floated to a department she had no idea how to work, especially given her age at the time. No, hospital would be that stupid to put itself in the line for that many lawsuits. Plus, I like how Carol just argued one day and magically the nurse floating was taken away after several years. The show didn't really know how hospitals were ran.
  14. readster

    Home Improvement

    Reminds me of what happened on Full House when they let Vickie leave the show, because they felt it would ruin the entire concept for character of Danny if he got remarried. The only difference they had it where Vickie was working on assignment more so when she left the show it felt a bit more natural. However, after the series ended Bob Saget and several writers said it was a mistake doing that. They really did it because they didn't want to write a remarried Danny. Same happened on Fuller House when the show became a hit, they had shown that Danny got remarried, but then we only saw his 2nd wife for one episode and then nothing else stating: "The actress got too busy and we didn't know how to continue explaining why she didn't show up." They could have really focused on Al's mother being a "monster-in-law" or Al and Ilene talking about their own family and even how Ilene made more as an orthodontist than Al did. Shadowing on Al: "I'm do all the work, and I make crap and my wife just gets client after client." After Ilene was gone, it wasn't just Tim, but I felt like everyone ganged up on Al on his life. Harry got a bit more spirited towards him and even Marty didn't stop to take a swipe at Al. I think if Al's mother and brother weren't close by, he would have gotten up and left.
  15. readster

    Home Improvement

    Interesting how much the writers were so much to say that Ilene was going to ruin Al's character if he got married. Yet, after having it where Ilene was engaged again and then after a season or unable to do much with Al except Tim double down on being an ass. They decided to marry him off in Season 8 even before they knew it was going to be their last season. As the old saying goes: "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
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