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  1. Blueeyedgirl

    Famous In Love

    I have no idea why I binge watched this over the weekend. My only theory is that I was nursing a cold, and somehow the cold was worse than I thought and it addled my brain. I agree with a previous posters in this thread and the other ones that each episode got a little bit worse/less compelling - I'm not sure what made me decide to stay with it. Random things bugged me. - Why did Paige always have false eye lashes? It bugged me terribly. Even the Alexis character had a few scenes without false eye lashes. Paige just looked ridiculous with them all the time. - In a sea of bad acting, the young woman who played Cassie stood out. She was really terrible - seemed like someone in a High School play "emoting". I couldn't understand why she was cast in the role, nor who the character was supposed to be. - Speaking of Cassie - she moved in with the PA in, what, a week? I couldn't tell how much time had gone by, but it seemed like they met, and then the next night she ran away to his house for a long sulk, and kind of never left. - I have no idea why the trio of Paige, Cassie and Jake were "best friends" - there was nothing in their chemistry that made me believe it, especially not after the first episode. - Why was Paige's mom such a silly fan girl? Silly... - I really liked the woman who played Nina (Perrey something) when she was Mrs. Ari in Entourage. I was excited to see her. But after a few episodes, I gave up on her - I guess the character showed the limits of her acting ability. - What is up with the critically acclaimed AND enormously popular YA series that looked, on film, like the most ridiculous thing ever? A dance scene? Fight scene? Love triangle, time travel, etc. Bizarre. That's it off the top of my head.
  2. Blueeyedgirl

    Divorce

    I am an SJP fan. That said, I don't understand this show. Is it a comedy? A drama? A dramedy? None of the characters are appealing to me. I don't understand them. I really wanted to like this show, because I am a fan of the female actresses, but none of their characters are likeable and compelling. What am I missing? I can be convinced otherwise.
  3. Reading this the morning after Election Day. Wish we had chosen between a Vinnick and a Santos yesterday. I wouldn't be so in despair with a Vinnick.
  4. Blueeyedgirl

    Good Girls Revolt

    I am enjoying this show quite a bit, but having a problem with some it. Some of it just does not ring true: it's hard to believe that it in 1970, only Cindy's husband is anti-Viet Nam-war - or rather, only Cindy's husband (name?) is willing to be vocally anti-war. This is post-RFK assassination, post-MLK, post-'68 convention, etc. The rest of the party guests looked shocked when he was speaking, with Jane and someone else saying, "But don't you want to prevent Stalinism?" This sounded like maybe an argument that would have been made in 1964, not by 1970. Also, none of these 20something men in 1970 are vets? Clearly all of the men had education deferments, but NONE of them are vets? Did all of them medical deferments??? They all did something to try to get out of the service - so how could they be shocked by the husband's anti-war stance? I also didn't understand why Jane went looking for vets for her reporter Sam - HE HAD TO KNOW SOMEONE. Everyone of that age knew someone who was drafted, or enlisted, and went to war. HS classmates had to have been drafted (or enlisted) or a college classmate or two enlisted as an officers. Also, his "I don't support the war but I do support the troops" didn't ring true either -- I thought that as a result of so many Viet Nam vets feeling unsupported we now are explicit about that, but I am not sure that was an argument in 1970.
  5. True...still, she was the Press Secretary, clearly a good one, but not a political operator getting bills passed. Don't get me wrong, I love(d) CJ! Just didn't think it was odd for her former colleagues, both senior to her in the organization, to be not on board with working for her.
  6. I can't figure out how to edit my response but here is what I meant to say more concisely: "Would Toby and Josh really have that big of a problem with CJ becoming their boss? What possible reason could they have to disbelieve in her abilities and experience, and trust her?" Toby was her boss, and Josh was senior to her, and both were overlooked for the promotion to Chief of Staff. OF COURSE they wouldn't be happy with her as the choice. :) She was smart and capable and clearly a marketing/PR guru, but not a policy or dealmaking expert. Bugged me then, bugs me now. (as you can see I had to say it twice...)
  7. I just watched re-watched some of Season 7 - I didn't remember some details, and with the horror of these years' election it was good to watch something else. I thought the choices of candidates were amazingly prescient of '08 (well, '08 before McCain nominated Palin, anyway). I have to disagree here with the choice of CJ as Chief of Staff. As a reaction to the realism of it: I thought she was a completely unrealistic choice - she was Press Secretary and reported to Toby as Communications Director. And Josh was second in command to Leo. OF COURSE they didn't react well. (Did Josh leave right away? I can't remember, but that would have been realistic after being passed over.) While CJ was clearly quite capable, she was never shown to be a policy wonk (or even adept at it) or a dealmaker with connections on capitol hill (as Leo & Josh were). But, they were left with only the CJ character as the choice -- Josh had to move on, Toby clearly wasn't the right choice. It was CJ or a new character, and there were already too many of those. On a personal note, of course I loved her once she was actually in the role, because they wrote her as being perfect for her and I loved having a strong,capable and unapologetically powerful woman in that role. It's just that the lack of realism of it never rang true and always took me out of the moment for a while.
  8. One of my favorite episodes is the one where Miranda finds out she is pregnant. I have been in that same conversation with a group of friends where one is desperate to get pregnant and another is but wasn't planning to. I thought it was very realistic for a woman in her late 30s to ask herself, "Is this my baby?" I liked that it didn't become a political issue or discussion, and it was assumed that this was a really difficult decision, but all four of them were not judgmental about it. Charlotte was hurting in a way my friends and I who have gone through varying degrees of fertility issues could understand deeply, but she ultimately showed up with flowers. Perhaps one of the two most touching moments of the show was when Miranda told Charlotte she kept the baby, and the others were bracing themselves for Charlotte's reaction, and Charlotte says, with tears in her eyes, "We're having a baby?" I'm tears writing this. That moment said a lot about what I love most about the show: the relationships among the women during difficult and realistic times. I agree, the moment in My Motherboard, Myself when Carrie steps in the aisle at the church's at Miranda's mother's funeral - that also gets me. I was single at the age they were then, and I could imagine who hard it would be to walk down that aisle alone. During that time, my friends were (are) everything to me, and Carrie stepping in symbolized how the four of them were family to each other. Maybe this season is the best one.
  9. The show is much better than I thought -- I'd still prefer the 18-30 year olds, but this isn't bad. I am impressed by these kids. Technique is so much better than I thought it would be. And their ability to remember so much choreography, especially the younger ones, is phenomenal, really. I think JT is cute as a button, and he clearly has great chemistry with Robert -- and looks like his mini-me -- but he is too young. He has incredible technique, but incredible technique for an 8 year old, and I feel like I am watching a dance recital when I see him dance. A really good recital, but a recital. For goodness sakes, he still has baby teeth! What happens now with the all-stars as the contestants are eliminated -- are they off the show, too?
  10. I liked Steve in future seasons, but the Steve of Season 2 was not the right match for Miranda...the character evolved.
  11. I started watching SATC in '01, with a binge watch of Season 1 (before binge watching was a thing, using VHS tapes :)). I am about the same age as the "girls", and was single for most of my 30's. I LOVED this show, and still love it -- although not the hacked up version on TBS. I, too, was disappointed that Big ended up being the end game, but really don't think that was the idea in the beginning. For me, ultimately, it became about the relationships among the women, and how important and primary they were to each other. That was the most important thing, and those relationships developed over time -- even through weddings, divorce, pregnancy, infertility, loss, etc. I look forward to hearing your take on future seasons. Season 1 was my least favorite.
  12. Blueeyedgirl

    Where Are They Now?: SYTYCD Alumni's Current Projects

    That made me so happy to see! I'm glad he is doing well.
  13. Blueeyedgirl

    S12.E15: Top 6 Perform + Elimination

    I thought Jim did a wonderful job in the Samba...not perfect, his hips could be looser, but it was great. I suspected he was going home by the judges comments. However, if you want to watch a ballet boy samba, check out Danny and Lacy's from season three. That's how it's done.
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