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  1. t7686

    S03.E13: Our Little Island Girl

    This episode was great. I loved seeing Beth's family and more of her back story. I'm a little sad we didn't get more of her siblings - though I get that it would be hard to make us care about characters we're just introduced to in addition to young Zoe and Beth's parents. I hope they come around again soon, it would be interesting to see how other families function beside the Pearsons. Young Beth was so spot on it was uncanny. That quiet, wide eyed but tough thing older Beth does, the younger actress completely captured it. The writers got Jamaican mom's spot on. Phylicia Rashad was amazing and reminded me so much of my own tough, sometimes scary but ultimately loving Jamaican mom. I think she could have been a little softer in her approach but I don't think she was completely wrong with telling Beth that unfortunately, it just wasn't going to happen and she should find another path. Sometimes just because you want something, doesn't mean you're going to get it and that's life. I can't explain how, but they totally captured the slight differences between Caribbean American culture and general American culture.
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    S06.E16: Beyond the Sunset

    I actually was a Teddy fan as I mentioned before. lol It's just weird. I was completely fine when he was in prison. The writers were the ones who said he'd be out but didn't follow up on it which turned into bad writing. Deacon can be a great step father without ignoring the fact that Daphne has a father. But anyway... it was an ok series finally. I wish Juliette didn't retire but I suppose it was a way to show that she's going to let Avery have his shot which seems to be the case in the flash forward and the Lost Highways. Very uneven and odd last season but I'm still a little sad to see Nashville go.
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    S06.E12: The House That Built Me

    Did something happen between the actors?
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    S06.E12: The House That Built Me

    I actually always liked Eric Close and I liked the character for the most part. I was never 100% team Rayna, I thought she was selfish and self involved and she and Deacon spoiled the girls horribly. I feel for Deacon in that he had a child out there and she just didn't tell him until way later but the way the keep shoving the perfect little family thing in our faces bugs me a little. It just seems weird that it's totally cool for Scarlet to take back her horrible mom, Juliette hers and now Deacon his dad yet Teddy who despite his many faults - Rayna even had a pretty good speech how he was still apart of the family to the girls about it- was a good dad, gets tossed away. Plus I don't think Daphne needs to call Deacon "dad" to show she's apart of the family- actually it makes her more separate to ignore that she has her real father out there- somehow it's still just about Maddie and her world. That said, I'd be more ok if they didn't say he was coming out in three months. Now it's just bad writing on top of it. But eh, it mostly bugs me because I'm so bored of the current plots that I'm able to pick holes in it more.
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    S06.E12: The House That Built Me

    I agree so much with this. Why so many side plots about people no one cares about? I can't explain how annoyed I get that they complete forget Teddy exists. I get it - Deacon's now the best-dad-that-ever-was but damn. Teddy was suppose to get out of prison months ago. Where the heck is he? I don't get why Daphne can't be his step-daughter that he loves very much and her him without completely forgetting she has another father who was nothing but good to her ... and Maddie. Though I guess if I had the chance to drop Maddie as a daughter I would too. Ugh. Also why is Clare Bowen off on her own side plot?
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    Little Women

    I thought this got much better by Part 2. Still thought, this adaptation lacked... warmth. For the first time I didn't love Jo (her thinking Beth loved Laurie when Beth was really upset because she was dying and Jo being completely tone deaf towards it? Ugh!) and Amy, while I never really liked her, came off badly here. There was no character development and since the actress looked so old, instead of being a bratty kid, she just seemed somewhat pathologically mean. I will say I loved this version of Meg. She was so fun and interesting. Susan Sarandon did a better Marmee but I did like how the parents had more to do. That scene where Emily Watson finds out Beth is dying was heartbreaking. That said, that scene also pissed me off. Poor Beth, even her mother didn't expect or want anything more for her? Ouch.
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    S02.E02: A Manny-Splendored Thing

    I agree with everything you said. I saw what Rebecca was doing as being super excited her daughter had the same talent she did and hoping they could be closer because of it. I think Rebecca just wanted someone who could “get” her music thing. I feel bad for her, obviously Jack is everyone’s favorite Except Randall’s and even he probably would choose both / William, and she was the one to pick up the pieces when Jack died. I also feel bad for Kevin. Wtf? Besides Kate and Toby, no one should have left that taping. For that reason, I really like Sophie. I think they have awesome chemistry and he clearly needs someone who’s just about him. I will say that present day Rebecca is... off. Strangely distant, awkward and tight lipped. The family was so close in the past and randall’s Family has a lot of that too but things get very weird when present day Rebecca comes around.
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    S07.E20: 'Til DeAth Do Us Part

    That was god awful. Maybe the worst series finale I've ever seen. Though you got to hand it to the writers for going full on batshit, soap opera crazy instead of the fun, interesting murder mystery it started out as. Can we stop and acknowledge how many random children Spencer's dad has wandering the globe? How all of Jason's sisters are a little nuts? How boring and useless Ali became after she came back from the dead and made the show jump the shark with her? How we only got to see Chad Lowe for a second only for him to give his daughter's English teacher permission to marry her? Ugh. I'll miss the characters but that's it.
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    S05.E10: Long Live Love

    Overall I liked it. I loved that Bay and Travis ended up together and liked that she chose herself for once but still got everything she wanted. I liked how they brought up everyone's seemly preference for Daphne yet made it clear that for the Kennishes - they have three kids. For example, for once and for all they showed that while it may be easier for John to show his affection and pride for Daphne, he loves Bay just the same. Toby's storyline was sweet but his whole marriage and son plot-line always seemed heavy handed, rushed and not quite believable. He says all the right things but for some reason I never quite bought it. I loved that Kathryn stood up for Bay and gave Daphne a pep talk. I also love that Daphne asked to call her mom and called John dad as well. It was sad - yet fitting that Bay didn't ask the same for Regina, but it fits. Someone mentioned up thread and I agree, Regina sees Bay as a distant relative and her relationship with Daphne seems more like aunt/niece than mother daughter. It must sting a little for Bay that Regina's willing to raise literally anyone else besides her biological daughter. I'm a little sad for Bay, she's the one who wanted to find her bio family and was the one who ended without one - at least biologically speaking. Regina's a stranger, Angelo's dead/seems more Daphne's dad, the grandmother didn't want anything to do with her and even Angelo's other daughter is MIA. She's never going to have that sort of bio family Daphne gained but I liked that the series finale showed that she'll be ok. They all will.
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    S05.E09: The Wolf Is Waiting

    So many good comments here. I completely agree! The whole Regina/Bay relationship definitely wasn't explored enough. I feel like the show wants us to think that Bay and Regina have this great relationship but it hasn't show anything to support that. What I always thought was interesting was that even when Bay expressed annoyance that Daphne interloped into her life J&K would hear her out but made it clear that they're still going to try to have a relationship with Daphne regardless. Regina on the other hand made it clear that it was Daphne first. If Daphne even hinted that she was upset that Bay was talking etc. to Regina, Regina shut Bay down real fast. Even Angelo seems more like Daphne's dad than Bay's. But I think overall this had made Bay a better person/character. She was a little entitled and annoying in the beginning and now I love her. I think the way she helped Travis was amazing. I hope they stay together. This was sort of a strange penultimate episode but a really good one. I wish more of the season/series had had episodes like this one.
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    S05.E08: Left in Charge

    Agreed about Regina. I know the show was off the air for a long time so I may have forgotten but didn't last season end with Bay basically selling Regina out (rightfully so, but still) and they got into a huge fight? Did they ever resolve that? The scene where Bay goes to Regina to ask for money and Regina kissed her on the cheek seems so left field but nice that they had a somewhat mother/daughter like exchange. Of course that didn't last long though. I know I keep saying it but I wish they'd focus on stuff like that. Only two episodes left and it's not about being Switched at Birth at all/doesn't seem like they're winding the show down. I also thought the bill thing was unfair. John made it seem like Bay had to pay for everything but Daphne can't because she's in school? The hell? So Bay has to take Daphne's felony AND her bills?
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    S05.E06: Four Ages in Life

    Not a terrible episode but this whole season has been a little strange in the sense that it's the last few episodes ever. As the poster said above, all the characters are off in their own worlds. Still, I liked Bay's plot. Rolled my eyes at Daphne's. She's there for one day and already trying to tell people what to do. The Angelo sub plot was random and shorn in. Of course the girl goes to Daphne first.
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    S05.E05: Occupy Truth

    Agreed. I wish Freeform didn't drop their premises so quickly. There's still so much to discuss about these two girls being switched at birth and now it's not even a mention. Let's see Angelo's family, the long forgotten grandmother, more about Bay and Regina's non-relationship. That was the cliffhanger last year and they didn't resolve it at all. Does John have a family? Since race is a big focus this season, how does Bay feel about being biologically part Hispanic yet culturally white? Or Daphne growing up Puerto Rican? I do think the episode was well done - if not a little late. This would have been really good to have aired around election time.
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    Nashville Spoilers and Speculation

    I actually always liked Teddy. Yeah he could be an idiot/ tool but he was always good to his daughters. He raised another man's child, loved a woman who obviously loved someone else more and his reward is to be replaced and forgotten. Nice. I'm thinking that Daphne picks Deacon though. I could see her telling Teddy that Deacon needs her more and Teddy leaves the picture never to be mentioned again. Hell Daphne's even calling Deacon "dad" now.
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    S05.E04: Relation of Lines and Colors

    Ha props to you for actually mentioning the original premise of the show. Remember when it used to be about that and not... whatever the hell it is now? I hated every single storyline except, oddly John and Kathryn's. As someone who is a minority, even I'm rolling my eyes at the race storyline. though this time some of their anger was warranted. But still, way to extend the "angry black" stereotype, switched at birth.