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  1. Oh, that sounds amazing. And the suits of armor—very Midsomer-ish!!
  2. I began a MM binge yesterday — several episodes got me through the tedious double-whammy of sorting through papers for my taxes AND for taking my ex to family court (again, some more). It’s the perfect thing to have on in the background during mindless, un-fun tasks. I’m halfway through Garden of Death, but particularly enjoyed Beyond the Grave (last ep of season 3) because of the always-great Prunella Scales, aka Sybil Fawlty. My ex-sister in law, with whom I still have a good relationship because she recognizes that her brother is a shitbag and I am not, lives in East Sussex — a part of
  3. I’m thinking they know in the back (or front) of their minds that it’s there, but—like many evangelicals do re: Trump’s alleged rapes and sexual assaults of so many women—they hand-wave it in favor of their twisted idea of 8chan as a platform for Q’s “patriotic” voice. I also have the impression that they go along with whatever their husbands rubber-stamp, so...
  4. I’m right there with you. When watching, I find myself in a weird mental space of zoning out during some of the coding/passwords/server wonkery; muttering profanities during every single interview with every single Q-Tuber and random Q followers; and feeling deep rage whenever Ron or Jim Watkins are onscreen, which is SO MUCH. But I feel like it’s important to know about this. But knowing about this feels totally gross. Tonight’s two episodes made me so fucking angry, I can’t even. The Watkinses are such vile nihilists, and probably sociopaths. They make my skin crawl and I wish they’d do
  5. I’m so with you on the bad spelling; I was clenching my teeth.
  6. Too true re: the haircuts. The interviews with the abandoned family members of the cult, especially that poor woman who lost both her parents, were heartbreaking. The people who remain true believers like Sawyer are also really sad. Heaven’s Gate checked most of the boxes, except “money/property for leader.” (Sure, they found nice houses to rent, but it didn’t seem like any of them, including Applewhite, were living high on the hog). This makes it—in my mind, at least—more Manson Family-adjacent than others like Scientology and Nxium, which have/had a pyramid-scheme structure that drained
  7. Wow. The finale made it really hard for me to remain loyal to my FORMER notion that Jeffrey probably isn’t guilty. Proof of his mountain of white-collar crime and apparently constant lying to Barbara, not to mention his doubling down on gaslighting and/or talking shit about anyone—living or dead—who questions him about ANYTHING makes him stink to high heaven. Manipulating those closest to him, refusing to take responsibility for anything, turning nasty on a dime, and being incapable of engagement, not mention introspection, on any serious matter are such classic hallmarks of a narcissist.
  8. Ah, I forgot they were still in court about the child support and other money (duh)! I totally buy the protracted and bitter battle over that, as I had a divorce trial over custody and support (my ex didn’t want to pay any AT ALL when he makes at least three times what I do [when he feels like working]) and we’ve been in and out of court multiple times since the divorce was finalized because of his delinquency. He’s currently 8k in arrears and also refuses to pay for the kids’ extracurriculars or contribute to any school-related expenses. I expect to have to bring him to court again soon becau
  9. This has been a really interesting watch for me, for many reasons, not the least of which are the weird family dynamics and the fact that the murder took place in Madison (WHY do you name your kid after the place where you’re raising him? 🙄), which is about half-an-hour south of where I live in Connecticut and has an excellent indie cinema where friends and I met for movies regularly, pre-‘rona. I actually like the production values of this doc, particularly the art direction and Madison’s use of sound bites from old films and/or radio describing idyllic settings and how to raise perfect
  10. Anybody else watching this on HBO Max? I’m finding it fascinating and a standout in the way it really digs deep into how this bizarro (as if there’s any other kind) cult formed and worked. An impressive array of interviewees, plenty of video footage, and excellent editing and production design.
  11. Yeah, the whole, “we met in 2002 at college” was so patently ridiculous and distracting, I was forced to fanwank that they were both older grad students at Harvard. I mean, I graduated college in 1993 and am four years younger than NK; my younger son is nearly 10 and I had him at the ripe old age of 39, so this show trying to make me believe Nicole Kidman is younger than I am got on my last middle-aged nerve. Hugh Grant being older would have worked in the plot had they not decided to put them both at Harvard—apparently as undergrads—together. One line about PhD studies would have taken this i
  12. ...and Douglas Hodge, who played the schlubby public defender, is also British! It’s water under the bridge now, but it was hard for me not to notice Nicole Kidman’s accent slipping on many occasions (and she had a dialect coach). I found myself creating a backstory that Grace’s dead mother was an aristocratic Australian who fell in love with Franklin when he was traveling there and they raised Grace in Oz until she was in her late teens, when they moved to NYC and lived in the palatial apartment/penthouse/entire building that’s been in Franklin’s family since the Gilded Age and that’s why Gra
  13. Quoting just to say I share your love of The Others!* *But IMHO, the work has affected NK’s ability to emote with her face, unfortunately.
  14. Yes, and yes. Grandpa Sutherland and his eyebrows have been at the top of my suspects list for quite some time. Whether or not Henry’s the killer or covering for his dad, I can’t for the life of me figure out how/why he would use the violin case to hide the hammer. You can’t fit the violin AND the hammer in there, which means he’d have to take the hammer out and hide it elsewhere whenever he has a violin lesson, so this makes zero sense other than it’s kind of a cool set piece/reveal. Something else that I found weird was the conversation in the restaurant (setting aside the preposterous noti
  15. I think Henry stands as a suspect because in this case, the hammer does most of the work. It’s a pretty good murder weapon for a whodunit if you want to be able to write in suspects of all shapes and sizes. It only takes one well-aimed swing of that sucker to kill someone, leaving the killer spare time to smash them to bits (not to be gross, but there you go).
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