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    Endeavour

    How are we to know when episodes first air? I inadvertently read some posts about "Apollo," which doesn't air in the Lehigh Valley area of PA until Sunday night.
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    S09.E02: Something Borrowed, Something New

    Elizabeth/"He's a 'J'!" Jamie---I'm okay with her Duchess Fergie-like personality. But I have never cared for the underlying aggression in the cake-smushing "tradition." Going for Big Red's eyes was not a good look on Jamie Boy. His "Are you punctual?" is sure to be a story line of frustration and tears! Is this couple going to be our very own "Odd Couple," with Jamie as Fussy Felix?! Amber/Matt---I wonder which is weirder, marrying a stranger or marrying a twin? Or not inviting either parent to one's wedding? Anyhoo, man, was the bride hot to trot or what?! Amber is a self-described tomboy; she'll find a way to climb that tree! But we were shown tears in her future and hints of a wandering eye in his, so we might have another "Case of the Too-Soon Sex"! Deonna/Greg---Am I the only one who thinks his head is unusually small? She gave us a Lukewarm "I don't kiss on the first date" altar claim. Not a date, Dee! Maybe I'll have more to say after re-watching! All in all, I think each couple as of what we've been shown has potential. I'm hooked, so it's a No-Spoiler Season for me!
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    S09.E02: Something Borrowed, Something New

    I'm rooting for all these crazy kids! Iris/Keith--Her old man was, to me, even creepier than Big Red's "First Love and Soul-mate Dad," what with his wailing and gnashing of teeth and leaving the room, because, you know, he protected her for 27 years! Iris has very beautiful eyes, and Keith is easy on the eyes, so go them! Odd, though, how times have changed. Even in my Boomer lifetime a bride's virginity was not considered aberrant, while today it apparently is! I never heard of different shades of wedding dresses, however! White was and is de rigueur! As for Iris's speaking as though the 80s are "ancient" (per Neuro Chick), I'm pretty sure, in 1967, my graduation class regarded 1929 about the same way!
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    S17.E14: Finale

    Not sure why the journalist Jim Acosta was brought up as an example of "ego" (I don't think he has named hotels, casinos, golf courses, wineries, or other assorted entities for himself, though I could be wrong), but I thank our Founding Fathers for the First Amendment, including the bit about the Fourth Estate. I fault Hester not for designing for herself---after all, Diane Von Furstenberg wore variations of her iconic wrap dress---but for having execrable taste.
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    S17.E14: Finale

    Β‘Si! Β‘Sebastian! πŸŽ‰ πŸ† πŸ‘‘ πŸ’° The woven leather matched with the plaited hair, so much more refined than thigh-high red plastic boots matched with plaid. The billowy diaphanous dress, so much more sophisticated than carrying a Teddy bear. No way could Hester and her "Who's Your Daddy?" collection win. Garo's collection looked like he stole some ideas from Sebastian. The heretofore ubiquitous corsets were M.I.A., hidden away with the sparkly dress, which should have been in place of the bad-zipper affair. Great conclusion!
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    The Hot Zone

    Wow, Duke2801, I guess we differ in our opinions.
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    Masterchef Junior (US)

    Let's get something straight, guys, yeah? The restaurant-worthy decision was....................................... stunning and amazing! The one thing I would have done differently is, you didn't need all those soggy and unrefined commercials; they didn't go with the rest of the Finale. But Che seared his competitors to a nice char, so overall, great job, Show! Seasoned perfectly!
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    Masterchef (US)

    Was the ever, even on "90 Day Fiance," a better Reality nickname than "Septic Grandma Burger"?! Kudos to Aerobicidal!
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    What are...spoilers?

    Thank you, illdoc! I'll bet it WAS a shout-out, because a normal response would be "Christopher"! I don't normally watch the show ("Bitter, table for one!"), so I've not read here until now!
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    What are...spoilers?

    What's the significance of "Kit" in relation to this website? And a plague on the original spoiler's house! 😑
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    Jeopardy! Test: Have You Taken It?

    Yes, back in the cheap days of the 90's! Took the initial 10-question test in Atlantic City; passed, and had to return a few days later for the video test and practice-buzzer test. Flew out for show, taped in December, televised following April. Not in any archives, which have only 4 shows from that month. Came in third, so no money, only "parting gifts." All in all, with cross-country airfare, hotel room, taxis, meals--- I lost money! πŸ˜„ ✈ 🏬 πŸš• 🍴 ✈ πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ
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    The Hot Zone

    And on another tangent: Once upon a time my college roommate brought a monkey to live in our dorm room. I've got stories, but let's just say that once you've observed their filthy little fingernails up close, you will never think of monkeys as "cute" ever again. Not saying you did, but just saying!
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    The Hot Zone

    This isn't a plot point, but it is something I have never noticed before in a TV show of any kind, to wit: In Episode 4, when Col. Jaxx enters the train station building, watch the red-haired man with eyeglasses in the tan trenchcoat holding a colorful umbrella. He enters right behind her. Except he enters the building at least 3 more times! And noticeably, fussing with his hair or his coat or looking around! Weird. As for the show: What can you do? Everybody knows Titanic sank, too. Knowing how a true event turned out does not have to diminish the drama. But is there a duller and less attractive pair of actors than JM and Noah Emmerich? Don't even get me started on Topher Grace. Disappointing, for the book is one of my all-time favorite non-fiction tomes. Its opening chapter of the dying airplane passenger is far more suspenseful and gruesome than the televised scene. Plus, the movie omitted any search for the source of the Ebola Zaire virus in bat caves. On a positive note: I just ordered Richard Preston's non-fiction book on the smallpox virus that was supposed to have been destroyed, yet exists in the US and Siberia, in labs: "The Demon in the Freezer." And pre-ordered his latest, "Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History,and of the Outbreaks to Come."
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    S17.E11: New York City of Dreams

    For SunnyBeBe: Some enchanted evening, you may see a hanger, You may see a hanger that holds your perfect dress. And somehow you know, when you slide it on, The way it will lay---then your hips will be gone. 😁
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    S17.E11: New York City of Dreams

    Tessa should have been eliminated for committing THE Cardinal Sin of PR: Having disdain for her client's wishes. An EMT who lives in a world of tragedy we can only imagine, wanted a dream dress of femininity, a pink confection, to dance and float above her daily reality, to walk her once upon a time runway while feeling and looking like a princess. Tessa gave her black. P. S. The mathematics question was simple. I mean, if you automatically answered "$.10" as the price of the ball, you should also have immediately realized that the remaining $1.00 for the bat is only 90 cents more than a dime, and re-figured! Or was that just me? Haha!
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Gee, Dany "liberated" the innocent citizens of KL by an aerial bombardment. What was that term again? Oh, yes. "Shock and Awe."
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    But Beachdreamer, there is no "future," no "soon." Fiction ends when it ends! Who will watch the Prequel series, knowing it's Bran at the end? And thank you, Yahoo, for spoiling the ending on your Home page last night. NOT
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    S17.E10: What Do You Care About?

    Two possibilities for Sebastian's lack of some darker skin tones: he didn't have enough fabric; or that organza simply wouldn't become any darker, no matter the layering. Same with "Hashtag: Equal DNA" (#=DNA). Did anyone not get his "We Are One" message? There ya go. Fashion isn't science, and vice-versa.
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    S17.E10: What Do You Care About?

    To me, Sebastian's layered organza "skin tones" dress AND the accompanying "DNA" T-shirt were hands-down Best of Show. Not only was his use of the fabric totally brilliant, but his concept of all skin colors' being ONE was beyond. Garo has an immensely important cause, but his too-literal black and yellow dress was not worthy of it. It didn't project the significance of bee extinction. (Should bees wear corsets? Is that it?) Tessa's child-like (like white chalk on a blackboard) figure drawings also were, IMO, too literal. Why a black dress? Is that the color of strength and autonomy? I don't know; maybe I just don't care for her. Hester's jacket had rainbow-striped cuffs, so.... Though I liked the dress, or perhaps because the model was made for its style, I don't associate puffy hoodie jackets with Black America, but what do I know. (What of the Street Fashion of Dapper Dan?) The Purple Balmer Dress: A wee too Ante-Bellum on top for me. But if this is Baltimore's color, coupled with the profiles of children in sparkly sequins to depict their time to shine, well, good on ya, Bishme. You've been true to your cause throughout. Still going with Seb, though!
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    S17.E09: The Stitch Is Back

    Not to mention the episode title pun. πŸ˜‰
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    S17.E09: The Stitch Is Back

    I disagreed with the judges on both decisions. Bishme should have won for that T-shirt alone! IMO, Garo's winning design was not something Elton would have worn; he was not into corsets! And I think Tessa should have had to pack up her bobbins and go for that hideous color palette alone! Edited because I found a concert photo of EJ wearing a close-fitting cap! To add: Maybe the movie needed new costumes because of the major auction of memorabilia Elton had. Oh, and what was up with that prissy "Oh my, a male model's butt!" stuff? Ridiculous.
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    Best Room Wins

    Winner had too many tchotchkes. Loser apparently had no measuring tape (mirror; bedroom club chairs; bedframe knocking crystals off the light fixture ---all too big for the task). Winning couple: Home birth?! I'm with the designer in "Ew!" Also, I know what the wife meant about the French doors' opening inward to cut off usable interior space, as I just had the exact same conversation with a deck builder. But in my case, the openings will be part of a deck railing. In a house, however, French doors always open inward. Losing couple: Husband "gallantly" says "Ladies first," as they head upstairs. Clever man. πŸ˜‰ Room entryways: Winning designer made a dark faux-foyer to suggest a hotel room. Why? So the couple can play "Guest and Escort"? Losing designer cuts a huge mirror (Oops! Can't go up the stairs!) to reflect a make-up table that the couple must walk past? Pssst: No married woman is going to put her face on anywhere but in a bathroom....with the door closed! The amateur errors made by Brittany demanded that she lose the competition.
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    Spring Baking Championship

    At the end, the best baker won (IMO!). But as others have said, I wouldn't have minded any of the three winning, as each was skilled as well as pleasant. Great championship run! On to "Best Baker in America"! (FYI: The new season's Episode 1 is preceded by a Food Network marathon of last year's episodes!)
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    S17.E08: Blame It on Rio

    In a world of a million wannabes, one had better figure out a way to be memorable. Hester has done precisely that. What annoyed me the most about this episode is the choice of IDENTICAL fabrics and fabric colors! Moreover, how did they say "Rio"? How did they say "Prints"? How did they say "Elegance"? Feh! Plus, solid white pants are by definition without color or print, so... Hester won. Also, Macarena or Whateverhernameis said, "I could wear that right now." EOS.
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    S17.E16 : Top 8

    I watched for Adam. I thought he was an excellent mentor. As for the Top 6, I disagreed with "America." Big Wade has zero ability; zero. I mean, he can't even talk his way through a tune. Alejandro is just a half-rung above him. Why the show had Laine sing the decidedly non-PC "Fat-Bottomed Girls," I do not know. He would've been great with "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." I think it'll come down to him and Blondie.
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