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  1. Catherinewriter

    X Company

    Though I've read a lot about the holocaust, I was stunned last night by Schmidt's description of Ulli and others. Then I realized that reading something and hearing it stated are really two different experiences. It was just so, well, Nazi. He's doing a terrific job, the actor, as is his son in law. Please let them all make it though alive, that is, the ones who are still alive.
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    S01.E12: The End Of The Beginning

    "Hello. I'm Luke's father. Prepare to die." Poor Luke, was it necessary for the show to do this? It means that Atwood will be so grief stricken that he'll have a hard time coping with this job. I hope he gets a chance to avenge his son.
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    S13.E16: Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?

    Am so confused. If Robert Avery is Jackson's dad, where did the money come from for all the foundations and hospitals? Did Robert have scads of money that he ignored when he left medicine. And how did Catherine get hold of it. Really confusing. Are we to assume Robert and Catherine were actually married at one time?
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    S01.E05: Episode Five

    How did Pine learn how to manipulate the weaponry so quickly? He said he didn't know where they were going or for what, and then he's in charge of the massacres. (They were massacres, right, of people somewhere? And to those who say Roper isn't evil enough I say WTF? Watch his face when he's sussing someone out, and then,, oh I don't know, watch his actions!!!! Truly evil man. This is one he most menacing series I've ever seen. Love Olivia Colman. Wonder what's up next for her.
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    S05.E04: Mother

    I wish there were a technological way to delete Julia's face from the screen, have her words to listen to, but be able to focus on the responses of the guys, or guys and gals. I am usually so keyed into her that I forget that these actors are hilarious; when I happen to catch one of them (as in Tony Hale) responding to her, I just lose it.
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    S05.E03: The Eagle

    I'm having trouble with Selena this season. She's become so harsh and unfunny. Granted, she never has been a shining light of sensitivity, but she and Gary used to be buds of a sort and now she can't even speak to him politely. Wanted more out of the reveal of CVS/CBS for Dan. Does Amy even care that he slept with her sister. Does it seem insensitive to make humor out of Alzheimer's? I didn't think so.
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    S01.E02: Episode Two

    The actor playing Corky is so menacing I can hardly stand to watch. I keep expecting him to kill someone. Don't know him from elsewhere, but wow, what a scary dude.
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    S01.E10: The Verdict

    Good show, show. So much agony with so little payoff. I would never have believed they could bring it off so well. Writing, acting, direction. So Lane actually said, "Get in the car, Bob, or I'll tell them you're Jewish." Good one, Nathan. I'm pretty sure of this, but put it out there for legal eagles: Neither the Goldmans nor the Browns can speak against OJ in his upcoming parole hearing, right? Because this case isn't their case. Actually, I don't know enough about the memorabilia case to know who might have standing at his parole hearing. How do the commenters who have talked about it know about the Katrina series supposedly coming up next season?
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    S01.E09: Manna From Heaven

    Paulson, Brown, and Schwimmer are just breaking my heart - into three pieces. Not to ignore the real time heartbreak of Fred and Kim and their family, but this series isn't primarily about them. Don't know how we're supposed to get through Tuesday night's final. By the way, commentors keep saying that Clark was out of her league. But previous to Simpson trial, she had won 19 out of 20 cases, so I'm not sure what this means.
  10. I apparently missed it in real time (twelve years ago) and now, but WHY didn't the gloves fit. Can someone explain? And if that really the straw that broke the prosecution's back? Thanks
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    S01.E06: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

    Daisy: "Man, Johnnie Cochrane and OJ - serious pieces of poo." Is this a statement of legal content? I love it, made me laugh.
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    S01.E06: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

    Simon Boccanegra, thanks for posting the interview with Marcia Clark, I'm so pleased for her that she thinks the show is doing well with the main points, including the trashing of her. I wonder what happened to the custody issue. Haven't watched this episode yet, but am sure I will want to put my fish through the TV.
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    S01.E04: 100% Not Guilty

    I didn't know anything about Faye Resnick. But given what the show is doing to her, I'm confused about one thing. Bugliosi's book (and he could be said to know a few things about trial process, etc.) says that her book had substance and was helpful to the prosecution. But then he doesn't give any examples. Anyone know of other statements he made to support this point of view?
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    S02.E01: Switch

    I'm pretty ignorant about economics, so I'm confused about the luncheon with the stockbroker. What did Jimmy and Kim gain except a really expensive meal? Was there something else that I missed. Or is it just that this kind of thing is something Jimmy does well and we'll probably see a lot more of it? What are the Easter eggs that people keep referencing? Odenkirk is an amazing actor. Could watch him all day. Was the opener showing us what Jimmy was doing after BB, and before anything in the first episode came to be?
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    London Spy

    My On Demand for BBCA hasn't had a new London Spy since the first episode. Anyone else having this problem? Anyone know what to do about it? Thanks
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    S01.E02: The Run Of His Life

    Somewhat, but not totally off topic, but does anyone know why there is not court tv station anymore, in a society that's as litigious as ours. Wouldn't someone with the cash be interested in starting such a channel. Anyone have any ideas? They're taking some awful liberties with the inside of the car, no? Do we know for sure, apart from the short phone calls, what was really said by both OJ and AC?
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    Bernie was a monster, but I am wondering why so much attention was given to him when all the banks, hedge funds, etc., were doing their own illegal business that deprived millions of people of their homes, savings, jobs, etc. Bernie's victims were in the thousands, not the millions. And none of those other guys are in prison. Was he possibly being made a scapegoat to cover up the other stuff that was happening. Weren't the Lehmans, Stearns, etc. grateful beyond belief that the attention was taken away from him. Excellent acting, I thought. Blythe Danner should get an Emmy.
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    S01.E01: From The Ashes Of Tragedy

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, and the first hour did not, but what about the dog? Don't dogs generally defend their people? And he had the option to go outside, as we saw at the beginning, so where was he during the murders? I don't remember from 21 years ago, but did this come up at all? Poor baby. I wonder what happened to him. O J had to know the kids were in the house, no? Which makes me dislike him even more.
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    S06.E05: Season 6, Episode 5

    No to Mary and Tom. Just no. I wondered if the alien scene got away from them. Maybe there were more blood packs than were necessary, and after they saw how it turned out they surely wouldn't have wanted to film it again. As someone upthread, washing the table cloth will he hell. And by the way, where is the laundry at Downton, and why don't we ever see anyone using it? Death to Spratt, Denker, and Daisy. (Literary death, not actual death). I really hate Fellowes for what he's done to Daisy, but the two actors playing Spratt and Denker are so awful that I don't care. Yay, some good stuff for Edith. I'm confused about people's worrying about Mary and Marigold. It's really none of her damned business. It's not as if Marigold is suddenly in line for Downton or other goodies.
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    S04.E09: Murder Ex Machina

    Rosebud, you needn't show yourself out. One of my favorite things is to watch for John Ventimiglia, who apparently is in every show everywhere as a cameo or a supporting character. I always shout, "Artie! Where's Charmaine?" Get back in the kitchen, Artie.
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    S06.E04: Season 6, Episode 4

    Put me in the group that loved the whole scene with memories of Sybil. God, I still miss her so much. She is totally the best of the girls, IMHO. A bit off topic, but they spend so much time talking about the children (what will George's life be like, so glad Sybbie's back, etc.,) but they spend so little time with them (compared with the Drewes and their kids.) When we came into the show, all the girls were grown and completely part of the adult environment, and I wonder when that happened.When did the kids graduate from the nursery to the dining room, or was there a middle period in which they ate at a separate table, etc. Just curious. So good to see Gwen again. I'm completely in sync with detestation of the British class system, and even I was screaming at Daisy, "No, she didn't promise anything of the kind, etc." But I was taken aback when Cora asked what Daisy was doing upstairs in such a judgmental voice. Really, history? No one from downstairs was allowed to walk upstairs unless they had been summoned? They're going to have to put a separate track on the train from London to ease the unending trips by the policeman. Dear god, enough already.
  22. Kept expecting the unicorn to make an appearance during the courtyard scenes. Can't believe it took me this long to realize that they can all sing! Do you think the show was cast this way, or did they get lucky. Perhaps some of the numbers could have been spoken, but maybe not. Loved Maddalena's "Feelilngs" song. Yes, enough with the evil tiara, though it was really scary when she growled at the Chef when he tried to take it off. Good show. Hope it can keep up the funny/grimness/vulgarity.
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    S06.E02: Season 6, Episode 2

    Re Edith: Whenever I get really angry at Edith, I remind myself that Edith is Fellowe's creation. She is only playing what he writes for her, and he has written her a wretched role, from the beginning - wretched. In the coming months and years, if I ever read of Fellowes dying in a suspicious accident, I'll know where to look. (Ditto Anna, Bates, and Mrs. Drewe, by the by). She should have left when Dan Stephens and Jessica Brown Findlay left, unless there was a contract in place. Another peeve (sorry). I know that today we're supposed to value all people, no matter what class, but really, at that time are we supposed to believe all the work to uncover the why of the death of a lowly valet. I mean, really. The policeman must have come out a half dozen or more times (and from London, right, not a hop, skip, and a jump). And I hate to say it, but what did happen to Mr. Green? There was a woman involved, but how? Good stuff: Mrs. Hughes standing up for her right to plan her own goddamned wedding. Mrs. Baxter's continual affection for Thomas. Granny's putdown of Denker. Isobel's continual fight for what's right. I do wish she'd marry the doctor. God, I miss Tom. Will he every be back, does anyone know?
  24. I'm not going to hold my breath, for sure. And if it's not true, I will hunt some people down - you know who they are. But golly, geewhiz, wouldn't it be wonderful (assuming the finished piece reflected the awesomeness of the series. In the meantime, while we wait, a message for George Hearst. You're a dick, George. You're welcome
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    S02.E11: 211

    Blixie, point(s) taken. I was referring specifically to his behavior after Joni was born - taking lots of care of her and encouraging Alison in her not/schoolwork, taking time from his work to give her time to not/go to her not/classes, etc. But I agree with your points. Though his behavior after his best seller isn't so very different from that of a lot of men suddenly making good (and if you're a man, no offense) However, I'm not sure you can call him a liar about the divorce; he simply doesn't tell her it was final. And why hasn't she asked, after all this time? That's a question. Still, Alison is the person I identify with and Noah is a dick, but gradually changing, I think.