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  1. Shermie

    S10.E21: Commencement

    I'm willing to suspend belief, but I'm not willing to suspend my sense of humour while watching a comedy. Gawd, this was awful. I totally thought Haley would go into labour before Alex graduated, because Alex always gets the short shrift from her family.
  2. Shermie

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    So do we refer to Jon/Aegon as Aejon now?
  3. Shermie

    S10.E03: Ferris Wheels and Pinwheels

    So I've seen the ep now and I didn't think Hildi's room was terrible at all. Easy to change by repainting, but I thought it was kind of fun. Don't offer up a perfectly good grey and white room and say, "It's too bland, we want colour!" and not expect to get it. I mean, really. No need to go on tv for a redo and $2000 here. Any idiot could have taken the before room and spent $500 on some colourful art and pillows, a nice throw, and a couple colourful tzchotchkes.
  4. Shermie

    S10.E03: Ferris Wheels and Pinwheels

    Yeah, I like it too. It's no more tiresome than the endlessly repetitive concept of Love It or List It, or House Hunters, or Fixer Upper. They all do the same thing over and over. In fact, TS is much more unpredictable. Different designers and styles each week. I have no sympathy for homeowners who get a room they hate, that's the chance you take. No one is forcing them to sign up for the show. They want their free makeover and 15 minutes? There's a price. I view it more as a game show than a home design show. Too bad they only repeat it the following week, so stupid. Lots of people actually do stuff on Saturday night. HBO repeats their popular shows half a dozen times in the week following the initial airing; TLC could learn something from them.
  5. Shermie

    S10.E03: Ferris Wheels and Pinwheels

    I missed this episode, does TLC replay the show during the week?
  6. Shermie

    S10.E01: Battle of the Decades

    I was around in the '70s too and remember the decor. And would not want it again. It's less about recreating a room from the decade and more about theming it around concepts. So orange + yellow + green, funkadelic stripes, shag carpet, certain lines and styles of furniture. I'm okay with the room as an homage to the 1970s, not an exact recreation of it. Just like a '50s room or party is going to have all poodle skirts, pink lady jackets and ponytails on the girls, and leather jackets and greased pompadours on the guys. Even though most people didn't look like that most of the time.
  7. Shermie

    S10.E02: Fit for a Queen

    Crying Pam was a big baby. Her reno was not horrible, she was crying because her brick fireplace was covered with a wooden facade. Big frickin' deal. It's not like Doug painted the brick or sandblasted it into oblivion. All they had to do was remove the facade. To cry about that and act like it was the end of the world was childish and stupid, and she deserves to be ridiculed for it. Again, if you don't want to risk getting a reno you don't like, don't go on the show. It's not like these people are being dragged on Trading Spaces, kicking and screaming. They probably enjoy the free room reno, plus their 15 minutes.
  8. Shermie

    S10.E02: Fit for a Queen

    I assume you're being facetious, but if not, obviously the petals are for staging the room, the way you would put a try with wine and glasses on the bed to look romantic even though no one actually drinks wine in bed. If you don't want to risk a theme room or a design that isn't to your liking, don't go on the show. It's that simple. It's a reality show that wants outrageous participants (homeowners and designers) to get viewers.
  9. Shermie

    S10.E01: Battle of the Decades

    Whereas I thought that orangey door with the little half circle window seemed very '70s. I never thought the '70s would be a decorating style anyone would desire. That multi coloured stripe with the loop was on the wall of my community centre for years (built in the '70s, natch!) and was painted over in a massive redesign years ago. No one rallied to keep it. Instead of the frisbees, they should have painted that wall gold and made a mod art painting of Burt Reynolds' hat and moustache to hang on it. And yes, once again designers on a tv show act like a tv is something that doesn't belong in a living room.
  10. Shermie

    Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    If nothing else, this show is a reminder to all of us to ask, "If I died tomorrow, would I want my family or friends to be going through all my stuff?" If not, then clean it up. And you do your kids a great disservice if you leave a lifetime of crap for them to clean up.
  11. Shermie

    Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Have watched most of the episodes, never read the books. While I appreciate Marie Kondo's joy and gratitude message, I find her cutesy squeaky personality a bit much. Plus, if she lives in America and is the host of an American TV show, it seems she should be speaking English on the show. All those subtitles are excessive. Agree with the opinions about the Babe family. Even if she doesn't like doing laundry, it's not like she has to scrub each item on a washboard in a steel tub. Throw it in a machine and push a button - what's to "do"? And when you pay someone to do your laundry, do they come to your house and do it there, or do they pick up a big basket of dirty laundry and return it clean and folded? If the second one, then you still have to put it away, which seems to be a main problem with Babe woman. I don't understand why folding a tshirt is such a revelation. Isn't this a pretty basic skill? And if you don't fold them, what do you do with them, toss them in a drawer? Don't they get wrinkled? The older couple with the massive amount of clutter made me twitchy. I have a LOT of Christmas stuff, but it's in bins and boxes. How is that new? The husband's baseball card collection might be valuable, but I don't understand having a collection of anything that sits in cardboard boxes. What it for? To enjoy? Then display it. To sell for its value? Then sell it. The downsizing family just needs a bigger place, and some dressers, which they got. They were fun. Margie the widow was a lovely woman. I hope she moves forward after getting through this tough part of getting rid of her husband's things. Interesting comment upthread that the homes seemed dated after watching too much HGTV. Most people don't have the money to rip out perfectly good ten year old kitchens. I thought most of the homes were very ordinary. The Babe couple's home looked like a Wayfair catalogue, and Margies home was typical of a comfortable upper middle class family home that isn't swayed by the latest decor trends. I wondered that, too, when I saw the sink filled with dishes and yes, they had one. I don't understand people who put dishes in the sink when they have a dishwasher. They're literally out of sight, and when it's full you just push a button. So easy, don't understand why people don't use them. I enjoy the show, but I guess I don't see how folding clothes, getting rid of stuff you don't use, and putting things back in the cupboard is such a revelation.
  12. Shermie

    S07.E07: Episode 7

    It may come as a surprise to tv/movie producers, but some people make plans to move to,the country and actually live to do it. /eye roll Just binged on this entire series, and while Barbara's death was very sad, it is the circle of life and all that. People come and go, in various ways. I think this show does a good job showing that's. I find it amusing that some posters are so indignant that the actresses playing Barbara or Cynthia would deign to leave a job, that they're not attractive (i.e. worthy) enough to get better work elsewhere. How dare they? Maybe they're just tired of this particular gig, maybe they want to try something different, maybe they want to travel, maybe they want to focus on their family, maybe they prefer to try a new role. The secondary plot with the young father in jail pissed me off. He gets three years in jail for stealing a car? After a sincere admittance of remorse to,the parole board (or whatever that was)? Yeah, that's a good use of resources. Take a potentially productive person out of society and stick him in jail where he might be abused or become hardened. I think, as an actor, playing a dramatic death scene would be great.
  13. Shermie

    S03.01 Mom Guilt

    Because many housewives go back to work as the kids get older, partly to make extra money for their kids post-secondary education. If it's part time, you still call yourself a housewife (speaking from experience). I like this direction, it makes sense. Katie isn't one of those housewives who throws herself into baking and crafts and volunteering, so she might as well be useful in a different way.
  14. Shermie

    Making It

    Yeah, naked cakes are stupid. Cake is a delivery vehicle for frosting; it's all about the frosting and decorations. The cake is secondary. "I want a piece of cake with as little frosting as possible," said no fun person ever.
  15. Shermie

    Modern Family in the Media

    They like to say a "major character" will die, but viewers know that network hype machines are always in overdrive. Dede? Not sure how her death would affect everyone over several episodes. They don't like her very much and she's only been on a few times. Out of sight, out of mind, and all that. People mention Stella, and I had to scratch my head over who that was. Oh, the dog. Not sure how that would affect anyone besides Jay and maybe Joe. I figured Phil's father, since he's played by a name actor and has been on several times even though his death wouldn't affect most of them. The guesses for Pam make the most sense, since her death precipitates an addition to the family, and a new son, brother, grandchild, nephew and cousin does affect everyone. It also continues the concept of the modern family, with its unique makeup. My personal wish is Gloria, since her screechy overacting adds nothing to the show.