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  1. Ok on one side there's no Tom. on another Artem is back, and i'm actually interested in AJ and Johnny Weir (especially like I posted in general thread if we get an MM pairing) it's tough to decide... I might tune in on hulu the night after, definitely won't be rushing to my tv to watch it live or anything.
  2. Casting Johnny Weir might be interesting if the show has the balls to pair him with a male pro. But I doubt it.
  3. I don't buy that it was $$ decision. I believe that Tom was picking up a nice check, sure (and he earned every penny of that) Had they replaced him with... idk... Raven Simone, or Normani, or... you get the picture, yeah, I'd understand. Tyra though? please. her ego is too large to go for a "moderate" pay. idk if it happened before the current movement... but right now it kinda looks like filling the quota with underqualified candidates (to be fair though 99% of people white, black, Asian, whatever, would be underqualified next to Tom, so not REALLY a slight against Tyra. it'll be tough for her, for sure)
  4. You should check out Kingsman then. I believe that was his first role and right away he was thrown next to Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Samuel L Jackson and was right at home next to those "scene stealers"
  5. vavera4ka

    The Great

    i guess I should have elaborated on that. But the post was already too long lol I don’t mind the idea of saying fuck you, I mind the way it’s being said. There’s a way to do it and still have dignity. You know, a smart fuck you? Like this show could have been with just the writing, but well researched basics. Cause now they look like an idiot calling another person an idiot. And it just doesn’t ring as true... that’s what’s causing dissonance in me. It’s a smart show... until it just throws that uneducated blimp. There’s nothing better than an educated and smart put down... and this show was so close to it and ruined to the point of actually being on the verge of stupid itself.
  6. vavera4ka

    The Great

    Idk. I’m really trying. I keep telling myself that it’s a sarcastic comedic exaggerated view on a period in history. i will forego so many different races in the royal household. It seems as if they are using those actors for “imaginary” characters. So whatever. You do you, show I’m in the middle of the 3rd episode. And I’m just about done with under-researched subject. If you are using a culture as a butt of a joke, at least do some honor on the level of basic research. Madam Svenska’s husband is colonel Svenska? Svenska? Let me put it this way svenskA??? Never mind that it’s a Polish last name, but I guess there were Poles in the close proximity to the royal family. They would most likely be addressed using Russified version of their last name. So madam Svenskaya. But it’s still a femminitive version of the last name: Polish or Russian. Colonel would be Svenski or Svenskiy. And if western cultures insist on husband and wife having the same last name to the letter, it’s the masculine version that is used. I could I guess assume it was intentional, Like yay women! but this show is so kitschy, they would have made a more of a thing out of it if it were intentional. But no. Madam Svenska is introduced first, so her husband must be Svenska too... screw the culture, history and language. and the statue.... ПЕТРУ ВЕЛИКАЯ??? Well at least it’s not a gibberish like Hollywood likes to make. Just throw a stapler at a Russian keyboard and pretend it’s a word... I’m not gonna go into the deep thickets of grammar to explain how and what is wrong... but it’s again mixing feminitive and masculine forms of words... and using a dative case which has no place on the monument unless it’s preceded by a noun “monument” in front of it. Which it’s not. im not gonna comment on the history cause it’s clearly and explicitly states that this show has very little to do with history, but some level of respect is expected. Cause from where I’m sitting it’s a giant In your face F$#CK YOU to Russia. I’m not even Russian and it bothers me... (Russia adjacent lol)
  7. How is it that Bobby and Michael have more chemistry than Bobby and Athena? lol
  8. Oh I can't wait to see this. I was seriously impressed with the actor. I don't remember last time I saw someone THAT easily go from one emotion to another within few seconds. I actually had to rewind couple scenes cause I was mesmerized by face acting. So I want more darkness, more skeeviness, more sociopathic tendencies thrown at this character.
  9. exactly. all technically good qualities that don't really reflect on goodness of a person.
  10. Well, he's staring at his own portrait because behind it is the wall of Stillwell's office. He's not staring at it he's staring through it. obsessive peeping Tom with mommy issues. lol still crazy, just different type of crazy. though who knows why HIS portrait is hanging there, and not, say, Deep's. That would have been interesting LOL
  11. I don't watch this show for great plots. All i need from it is heart, camp and chemistry between characters and actors. This episode delivered it on all fronts in a completely new way for this show. I actually was half holding my breath through the episode. It also got REALLY dusty in my room when i saw the off duty operators just walk in and take over the shift letting the swat finish up and the hostages to recover. I blame "quarantine brain" and screwed up emotion s for that.
  12. I kinda called northern lights halfway through the episode, but I thought it would be part of "the sky is falling" hysteria calls to 911. btw. I remember seeing a tiny patch of northern lights in WI on my way from Madison to Chicago. And it was very faint and mostly white. There was a heightened solar activity happening at that time... but I have a question to people who live or have visited places where the lights are a common and major occurrence. I have heard that even the full sky Aurora borealis is mostly white since human eye can't really distinguish all the waives. Cameras pick up what we usually see in the movies and photos. oh really? I thought it was done, and now we have TX to replace it. So my hope for Buck and Eddie is still alive. TK and his cop bf don't have 1/10 of the chemistry those two have.
  13. it may as well be autism and not easy way out. she even might be interested romantically, but she realizes that relationship is work and she just isn't willing to put in ALL THAT work into it. she is great and patient with him as a friend, but romantic relationship requires more from the parties. It's ok to evaluate that aspect before jumping in. and it's more mature to admit that you are not equal to that challenge than try, fail and hurt yourself and the person you love.
  14. if you look at televote winners of the past decade: 2010 Germany 2011 Azerbaijan 2012 Sweden 2013 Denmark 2014 Austria 2015 Italy 2016 Russia 2017 Portugal 2018 Israel 2019 Norway Yeah... Eastern European countries are passing the trophy around... Italy, Russia and Norway have been hurt by the juries, the rest of the time, the crowd fav won despite the jury. I'd be totally fine with those winners. The only winner here i'd change would be Azerbaijan lol but that one isn't part of the argument lol
  15. I think I blinked and missed the reveal that sister is alive and is in the homeless camp... I know it has been suggested here and i'm not surprised, but I just don't remember seeing it on screen lol
  16. but how do you burn something that badly when it was covered? It's not just an oven running hot. it's complete failure to follow the temperature and time directions of the recipe. like some said, it's not a fancy French culinary school recipe. It's "take what you have in the pantry, toss it into a dish and bake it at 350 for an hour"... rocket science this is not... I'm still hoping that Dash is just one more step towards Claire and Melendez romance. She kissed a few frogs, now she'll try with a good guy, but it'll still feel wrong. I WILL have my couple on the screen, dammit!!! lol
  17. I personally prefer when countries instead of trying to win are trying to show off their culture: be it smth folky and old, or current, or both... That desperation that stinks up a lot of entries every year makes me gag. Belarus has been guilty of that more often than not. Russia too. There is unhealthy deification of everything foreign. OMG OUR SONG WAS WRITTEN BY SWEDISH AUTHORS!!!! ugh. 🙄 the woman that once stood next to a waitress that served JLo has designed these costumes. If it were up to me I'd reinstate language rule. MAKE countries sing in their native languages for at least half the song. I doubt UK would benefit much from that lol they've been awful for years now.
  18. Russia has moved into the 1st position in the odds, but obv the song needs to be released. In any way. this is shaping up to be a super fun year. I'm kinda sad that Charkras aren't going... they would have added to wtf type of epicness of the year LOL
  19. So Russia didn't come to play lol. It basically told Europe "go f yourself. Here we'll help you" Little Big to represent Russia in Rotterdam. Song will be announced in a few days. But in case you are not familiar with troll kings of the world here are some gems.
  20. So... female Ray Donovan? lol
  21. If he didn't stop being Taika after Thor success, I doubt he ever will. Especially since he got his Oscar for HIS movie. It's quite an achievement that after directing a pop corn blockbuster he still has major indie cred and is getting rewarded for indie-ish work. In his "one for them, one for me" lineup, he got a major pat on the back for the "for me" movie. I'm expecting Taika to become even more Taika. I mean he goes ahead and does this right then and there https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/oscars-2020-viral-taika-waititi-stashes-trophy-under-seat-caught-by-brie-larson-2178342 🤣
  22. So extremely happy for Taika’s win! ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻
  23. it was so much FUN! i adore Margot Robbie. she was amazing. the villain suit game was ON! lol as was he but that kid. omg. is she some daughter or sister who got the role based on connections? i don't believe for a second that this was the best kid they saw in auditions. but it was clear that everyone had a ball filming this and that energy came across the screen. the fighting from John Wick choreographer was crazy and funny! as expected.
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