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17 hours ago, Brian Cronin said:

Something keeps going wrong with my apartment whenever this show airs, as my eyes get irritated and they tear up. It must be something with my radiator or something. 

 

Weird, I think our apartments have the same infestation! Every time this shows comes on, my eyes start tearing up! What a strangely specific issue :) 

I almost wish that the episode had focused on the sister who just lost her parents and just found her long lost sister, and I generally roll my eyes at "find my birth parents because they're the REAL family" kinds of stories, but I thought this was handled quite well. Didn't see it coming that the parents had died, but she got a sister, brother in law, and cute niece out of the deal, plus tons of new donations to her project, so its mostly a win!

I knew that Nia wouldn't stay with Miles for long, but I was glad that she bowed not out of jealousy, but just because Miles was so busy with other stuff right now. So now that Miles and Cara are both single again...

The actresses who play Cara and her mom really look alike, its really good casting! I also like that they've continued with the story with Cara and her mom, and that everything wasn't solved in one conversation in the pilot. 

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Holy Moly Brian Cronin and tennisgurl, it must bevan epidemic! The same thing happens in my apartment too!

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Well, you got me show. I'd been trying to ignore the Falken/God Account subplot, but it's getting interesting now. And it really does have similarities to Person of Interest. I'm going to have to look up and see if the shows share any writers/crew in common. (POI was filmed in NY also.)

I continue to appreciate that they make an effort to cast minorities in guest and recurring roles. (Not every show set in NYC does.)

I really liked that Cara got to do more and have a personal connection to this week's Friend Request. More of this please! I get that Miles is the primary lead, but they really could use Cara more. Glad that they haven't forgotten about Cara struggling to reconnect with her mom.

Glad that the search for Heidi's family turned out okay (well, of course it did), because it really was an invasion. But she did get funding for her project, in any case. I know they won't give updates on every case, but I hope they revisit this one in the future.

Can they really trust Pria with anything? We got a few more clues about Falken, but I'm feeling that Pria is more of an obstacle than an ally. I'm also questioning the story that they were in love if Falken just literally disappeared on her.

Just like with Eli, I think it's odd that Nia and Miles are already breaking up when we've barely seen them together, and the relationship hasn't really impacted him.

Nice twist with the buyout of IdentitySeal, because all this sleuthing had to come back and affect them them somehow.

One other little thing I liked was when Miles and Rakesh had to go through the doorman to meet with Pria; because unlike a lot of TV, you can't just waltz into NYC buildings so easily.
 

6 hours ago, MissLucas said:

 

  • Whoever mentioned the  wardrobe person having a thing for great jackets: you are right. I'm normally not into leather jackets but Cara's burgundy jacket made me check with wornontv.net - sadly the show isn't featured there.

It really should be! Yeah, the fashion/costume/wardrobe for this show is another thing I need to look up.

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21 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

Maybe Priya is the person behind the God account? 

Yup, I had that thought too.  She's definitely hiding something.

6 hours ago, MissLucas said:
  • Dear Lord (pun intended) this show is currently ranking higher on the CTMW-scale than 'This is Us' (i.e. number of tissues needed per episode)!

For me, "Long Lost Family" holds the tissue record.

6 hours ago, MissLucas said:
  • Whoever mentioned the  wardrobe person having a thing for great jackets: you are right. I'm normally not into leather jackets but Cara's burgundy jacket made me check with wornontv.net - sadly the show isn't featured there.

I admit I'm a jacket junkie and I've loved the jackets on this show, especially that burgundy one!  I've loved the wardrobe on this show more than any other in recent memory.  I keep meaning to look up who does it but somehow never do.

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When Rakesh looked up the doctor's parents, wouldn't a REAL Identity-Theft Prevention program have mentioned they were, ya know, dead, so anyone claiming that identity now was a thief?

On 1/6/2019 at 6:12 PM, shapeshifter said:

Also, if the younger sister does not have the gene but her daughter does, that would mean the daughter got it from her father, which makes it seem not so rare.

The doctor said that she was a carrier, so I suspect the sister might be as well.  If a carrier has a child with someone lacking the gene at all, the child will have the disease.  That's how hemophilia works -- men don't have the gene, good or bad, so if mom has the bad gene, so does their son.

7 hours ago, MissLucas said:

Mia and Miles not lasting was predictable but at least it was handled very sensibly

Mia was right -- she can't be part of one and not the other.  Miles drew the wrong conclusion.  The God Account and his personal life can be kept separate (most people keep their work and their friends separate), but any woman he wants to be a part of his life has to be in both (Cara).

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17 hours ago, jhlipton said:

Mia was right -- she can't be part of one and not the other.  Miles drew the wrong conclusion.  The God Account and his personal life can be kept separate (most people keep their work and their friends separate), but any woman he wants to be a part of his life has to be in both (Cara).

I have to give the show credit for spinning this outcome in such a way that we didn't all roll our eyes. I really don't know how they pulled it off, given that really Miles should have encouraged Mia to come along when she wanted to.

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3 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Miles should have encouraged Mia to come along when she wanted to.

i think that's what clued her in that he wasn't 100% into the relationship.  But, yeah, this show is ranking up with Brooklyn 9-9 in terms of how it's handling love interests (B99 is a HIGH bar to cross!).

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I really like this show. The entire cast is really good and works well together I really like all the characters. I like the friendship between Miles, Rakesh and Cara. Miles's relationship with his dad and sister. The episodes are uplifting. I liked that we got to revisit characters that they helped. This was another great episode I loved how excited Miles's father was to talk to Heidi. Nia being hurt that Miles didn't ask her to come along and I like her ending it with him and why. There was no jealousy or anything like they easily could have gone given him including Cara and wanting to through her a birthday party. I'll be sad to see Nia go. She was cool too. I do like Heidi being mad about them looking into her parents and  it made sense that Cara ignored it given her own feelings.  

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On 1/8/2019 at 12:45 AM, Trini said:

Can they really trust Pria with anything? We got a few more clues about Falken, but I'm feeling that Pria is more of an obstacle than an ally. I'm also questioning the story that they were in love if Falken just literally disappeared on her.

I think Pria is Falken. 

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I think the mom is a weak link, acting-wise, in this show. She is too smiley.  I forget ... why did she leave Cara?

Cara is luminous. Her skin is perfection.  Regarding the fashion, it is fun to see her in fall clothes now.

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1 hour ago, MoreCoffeePlease said:

I think the mom is a weak link, acting-wise, in this show. She is too smiley.  I forget ... why did she leave Cara?

I think she was an alcoholic, and couldn't deal with being a regular mom

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Seeing Cara makes me miss her character on the Flash. She really is luminous (especially when she was wearing that beautiful burgundy coat with her matching lipstick shade) and continues to have great chemistry with Miles.

I was prepared for the usual waterworks but it hit me extra hard when it turned out that her niece was deaf. The sister probably carries the gene but did not manifest into hearing loss like it did in her daughter. The main character had the gene as well but didn’t have hearing loss yet- I remember her telling Miles and Cara that she won’t know when the hearing loss will come (if it does). Kudos to the casting staff for always finding such likable (and diverse) actors to play the friend suggestion characters. They have all been terrific and make every story engaging. 

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1 hour ago, twoods said:

The sister probably carries the gene but did not manifest into hearing loss like it did in her daughter. The main character had the gene as well but didn’t have hearing loss yet

Maybe that's the way the story was supposed to go (which makes sense) but the lines we heard were:

[Heidi] I know this is going to sound terrible, but I'm so glad you carry the gene, otherwise, we never would have found each other.
[Mary] Actually, I don't. Molly. I'd like you to meet someone.This is your Aunt Heidi.

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On 1/8/2019 at 12:58 AM, Yeah No said:

I admit I'm a jacket junkie and I've loved the jackets on this show, especially that burgundy one!

Co-sign. That jacket was great.

On 1/7/2019 at 8:25 PM, tennisgurl said:

I knew that Nia wouldn't stay with Miles for long, but I was glad that she bowed not out of jealousy, but just because Miles was so busy with other stuff right now.

I was wondering how/when they were going to break up Miles and Nia, and I think this was well done. She wants an all-in situation and Miles isn't there with her. It showed self-respect and was drama-free. Good job, show!

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On 1/7/2019 at 9:15 AM, 12catcrazy said:

Another good episode.  Must say that the actress who plays Cara is absolutely luminous and perfect for her role.  

I agree, but I don't think I've ever seen a more charming actor than Brandon Michael Hall. They both have charisma out the wazoo.

 

On 1/7/2019 at 11:45 PM, Trini said:

Just like with Eli, I think it's odd that Nia and Miles are already breaking up when we've barely seen them together, and the relationship hasn't really impacted him.

Nice twist with the buyout of IdentitySeal, because all this sleuthing had to come back and affect them them somehow.

 

I don't think Nia was jealous necessarily, but she clearly didn't like how close Miles and Cara are. She could tell Miles cares deeply about Cara, and I think she got out before that could cause real problems for her and Miles.

What on earth are Rakesh and Miles going to do if the new owner announces employees can't just get up and walk away from their jobs whenever it suits them, and they have to work 8 straight hours?

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BTW, the costume designer for the show is Sarah Mae Burton. Her biggest recent credits are the series Limitless, and films The Big Sick and Blockers. I found a couple of interviews with her, but they only discuss her work on specific films.

 

On 1/10/2019 at 8:48 PM, SpiritSong said:

I agree, but I don't think I've ever seen a more charming actor than Brandon Michael Hall. They both have charisma out the wazoo.

He is very charismatic. I was so disappointed when his other show, The Mayor, was cancelled; but I'm glad he got cast in this, and it seems to be doing okay for CBS.

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18 hours ago, Trini said:

He is very charismatic. I was so disappointed when his other show, The Mayor, was cancelled; but I'm glad he got cast in this, and it seems to be doing okay for CBS.

I completely agree. The Mayor was an underrated show. I'm glad he landed something else though. He's one to watch, I think.

19 hours ago, SpiritSong said:

What on earth are Rakesh and Miles going to do if the new owner announces employees can't just get up and walk away from their jobs whenever it suits them, and they have to work 8 straight hours?

Ha - when Miles said "I work at an identity theft prevention place" I was like "Oh right, he does." Completely forgot. Also Cara can just roll up in there and hover when they probably deal with sensitive personal data? Okay!

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Next episode description (1.13):

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"Miracle on 123rd Street" - Miles is shocked when the God Account sends him 76 simultaneous friend suggestions. Also, Ali moves in with Miles while her apartment is being fumigated, and Rakesh receives surprising news at work, on GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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Did anyone else notice a huge whole in this past episode? When Mile's dad explained why Heidi was put up for adoption he described them as teenagers who lacked family support. When he asked Rakesh to look up her drop site he said Heidi was born in 1983. When Rakesh brought up the license of Michael Yang his birthdate was 7-12-51 which would have made him 32 when Heidi was born...well beyond a teenager. 

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I liked this episode..and loved Miles' dad's reason for being hesitant on going forward in a relationship.  I am really getting to like that part of the show the most....and I thought it was weird that the God Account would be okay with blackmail....yeah..huh..still, no episode for next week? Shucks...

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My daughter and her neighbors have been going through something similar with their building, but even if it did have historic landmark status, the new owners aren't tearing it down. Instead, they're subdividing apartments and tripling the rents. For those with protected, rent-control leases, they're just making it miserable by doing construction in the middle of the night and giving short term leases to loud party goers. 

I dozed off during a commercial. What's this about blackmail?

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23 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

My daughter and her neighbors have been going through something similar with their building, but even if it did have historic landmark status, the new owners aren't tearing it down. Instead, they're subdividing apartments and tripling the rents. For those with protected, rent-control leases, they're just making it miserable by doing construction in the middle of the night and giving short term leases to loud party goers. 

I dozed off during a commercial. What's this about blackmail?

The guy who owned the building had committed fraud to cover up the historical status and was going to throw his daughter under the bus if it came out. So that gave her the guts to stand up to him, and she blackmailed him to buy the building and let the tenants stay.

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Once again, another episode that touched me personally in several different ways that defy logic.  It almost makes me think the God account is working on ME.

There was a meaning to this episode that it didn't even utilize that would have made the plot amazing, and that's that the book about the Little Red Lighthouse not only saved this apartment building, but it saved the lighthouse itself.  Back in 1951 the lighthouse was slated for demolition, but thanks to the popularity of Hildegarde Swift's book there was a public outcry, and because of the letters thousands of children wrote in protest, the Lighthouse was saved.  So it appears that a book about how this little lighthouse regains its pride when it finds out it still has an important job to do actually does yet another important job by saving its author's building in this episode.  

I've known about the lighthouse all my life and I owned that book as a child.  My husband grew up only a few blocks from it and it was a part of his life too.

You can't just visit it any time you want, like Miles and Cara did.  It only opens to visitors a few times a year for prearranged group tours.

My best friend was renting in Brooklyn a few years ago when she and everyone in her building had to leave because the owners were selling it.  I remember they gave her 2 months to move, which I thought was too short notice, but the law in NY allows only 30 days for people renting month to month, so they were actually being generous.  In the case of leases, I've read that the owner has to allow the renters to stay to the end of their lease, but I'm not sure about that.  Given that this was a pre-war building where people lived for many decades, I'm sure at least some of them would be protected by rent control and other laws that would make it very difficult for anyone to force them to move.  So I don't even think they needed to bring up its potential landmark qualification.  Still, another great episode!

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I like that Miles's dad's reason for not wanting to the farm wasn't what you'd think. That it was too soon for him. I love that they were able to save the tenants and help the brother and sister. 

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Seriously, the clothes on this show, y'all:

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Well, I'll start out with the one thing I didn't like: Why all the breakups?? We hardly saw or knew anything about Dee, and now she's gone. Was the actress not available anymore?

I loved everything else, though. Had a big smile on my face at the end!

Thought the solution the friend suggestion problem was interesting and unexpected.

So now we can check off the 'posing as a couple' romance trope; I see you show!

I knew about the Little Red Lighthouse, but apparently I didn't know that you could actually walk up to it. I thought it was in a slightly different location. Pretty sure they don't let the public go in it, though. Nice use of a NYC landmark.

Interesting twist with Rakesh. But now he and Miles won't have desks next to each other any more! And I assume that his new position will take up more of his time? (Realistically it should, but I know this is TV.) I'm also guessing that this leads to meeting Simon Hayes at some point later.

Nice to see an update on Arthur and Trish. Although I side-eyeing 'owning a farm upstate' bit. I'm just not sure it fits everything else we know about her? But that's a minor nitpick.

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9 hours ago, Yeah No said:

In the case of leases, I've read that the owner has to allow the renters to stay to the end of their lease, but I'm not sure about that.

My friend and her husband had to move out of their Brooklyn apartment after the owner sold the building and they could stay until the end of their lease, which if I recall correctly (this was maybe a year and a half ago) was three months. I think the new owner was planning to do the luxury condo thing, which was out of reach for them. I've also known people who had to move when their buildings went co-op and they couldn't afford to buy.

I'd bet that some of the older tenants who had lived in the building their whole lives and thus have rent-controlled apartments would be able to stay. My grandmother lived in her apartment for 30-some years and the landlord never messed with her but when she died, the rent on her place quadrupled (small 2 bed, 2 bath in Flatbush). NYC renting is such a minefield. That apartment Miles and Cara looked at was gorgeous. (Miles's place is nice too.)

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11 hours ago, stonehaven said:

I liked this episode..and loved Miles' dad's reason for being hesitant on going forward in a relationship.  I am really getting to like that part of the show the most....and I thought it was weird that the God Account would be okay with blackmail....yeah..huh..still, no episode for next week? Shucks...

Well, dude was about to throw his daughter under the bus for making some money so I suspect God won't mind a whiff of Old Testament. 

9 hours ago, Yeah No said:

I've known about the lighthouse all my life and I owned that book as a child.  My husband grew up only a few blocks from it and it was a part of his life too.

You can't just visit it any time you want, like Miles and Cara did.  It only opens to visitors a few times a year for prearranged group tours.

I wondered about that - though I thought that it was a tourist attraction and Miles and Cara would never be able to just walk up there on their own without meeting a gaggle of teenagers or travel instagrammers hell-bent on getting a lighthouse-selfie.

Cute episode although you could hear Chekhov's gun going off the moment the nice old lady mentioned the famous author.

For a moment I thought the Reverend and Saxophon lady would run into a major stumbling block since she was not joining him in prayer (depending on your POV maybe she just left the Amen to him). But I like this less dramatic presentation of their situation - reluctance on both sides but willingness to go ahead after talking things through.  I always wanted a bit more brother-sister bonding but not at the expense of yet another broken relationship - yeah, what's up with that?

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I actually think Violet Beane is one of the best actors on this show.  Her facial expressions are amazingly believable.  When she was handed the gift in this episode I thought she looked genuinely touched.  I even commented on it to my husband.

And I think Cara and Miles have chemistry galore.

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7 minutes ago, Yeah No said:

And I think Cara and Miles have chemistry galore.

I agree but I think a big part of it is that Brandon Michael Hall is so charismatic, he has chemistry with everyone. I thought he had it with Nia too (although moreso with Cara).

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BTW, I did a little investigating into CBS' scheduling, and it looks like the show will be off for the next four(4!) weeks. (It's being replaced by reality shows, football, and the Grammys)

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3 hours ago, Trini said:

BTW, I did a little investigating into CBS' scheduling, and it looks like the show will be off for the next four(4!) weeks. (It's being replaced by reality shows, football, and the Grammys)

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  This and Dateline are about the only shows I look forward to watching.  

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No!!  I don't want it to be off for the next four weeks.  Somewhere along the way this became one of the few TV shows I watch live instead of DVR. 

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Four weeks?! Nooooo! This is my TV comfort food! 

Another cute episode, with lots of sweet and touching moments. Fun character interactions, likable guest characters, and many, many Feels. The most surprising thing to me was that this episode did kind of have a "villain" to an extent, more so than most episodes do. But even then, the dad was hardly around, and it was mostly about the siblings coming back together, and this nice community of tenets coming together to keep their home. That apartment was lovely, I am in love with those curving staircases and black and white floors! No wonder everyone wanted to live there! Glad that things worked out, and how it was all tied in with the lighthouse. This show is so predictable in some ways (as soon as the older lady mentioned the author, I knew that would come into play) but I didnt see it connecting with the lighthouse until they saw the historical landmark sign there. I also like that they built a plot point around a more little known but really cool bit of New York, something that you dont see much on TV. New York is one of the most common places to set stories in the US, so I am always impressed when shows find something new to focus on. 

Cara and Miles got the "posing as a couple for a mission" plot out of the way fast, huh? Even got the nice older lady saying what a cute couple they are. And they really do look great together, and they have really nice chemistry. 

Word on loving the clothes on this show! They look great, but also like clothes that normal people might wear, and are seasonally appropriate. 

Liked the twist as to why Arthur wasn't moving as fast with saxophone lady. I like the way all that played out, with both of them talking honestly, and moving forward. I also dont blame the God Account for being cool with the daughter kind of black mailing her dad. Not only was he throwing his tenets out on short notice, he was committing fraud, AND he was going to let his own daughter possibly take the fall! 

Next time I get to New York, I totally want to stop by the lighthouse! I can take a group tour, I love a good group tour :) 

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3 hours ago, tennisgurl said:

Next time I get to New York, I totally want to stop by the lighthouse! I can take a group tour, I love a good group tour :) 

I have a daughter in New York, but I fly her to my apartment in a quiet place on Lake Michigan. I don't like New York. 
But you have just given me a vision of how I might like it. 

 

ETA: https://historichousetrust.org/house/little-red-lighthouse/

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On 1/13/2019 at 7:14 PM, shapeshifter said:

My daughter and her neighbors have been going through something similar with their building, but even if it did have historic landmark status, the new owners aren't tearing it down. Instead, they're subdividing apartments and tripling the rents.

Getting historical landmark status isn't quick and isn't guaranteed, even if "a famous author lived here".  What's more, the owner can make changes as long as they don't disrupt the historic part.

On 1/13/2019 at 8:10 PM, Yeah No said:

You can't just visit it any time you want, like Miles and Cara did.  It only opens to visitors a few times a year for prearranged group tours.

TV show landmarks -- rarely have anyone other than the main characters!

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On 1/14/2019 at 4:03 AM, Trini said:

Well, I'll start out with the one thing I didn't like: Why all the breakups?? We hardly saw or knew anything about Dee, and now she's gone. Was the actress not available anymore?

Nice to see an update on Arthur and Trish. Although I side-eyeing 'owning a farm upstate' bit. I'm just not sure it fits everything else we know about her? But that's a minor nitpick.

I think the elimination of Dee was for one of three reasons:

1. The actress was no longer available

2. They felt that they had enough actors already that are stretching to get plots (like the dad's plots often get short shrift), so they would have no room for giving Dee anything to do, as well

3. They want the sister single for dating plots (lots of shows hate having characters in committed relationships for that reason) 

Luckily, we barely saw Dee, so it wasn't a huge loss to lose her.

And yes, the "I own a farm upstate that I rarely go to" - what the what? 

And also yes, the episode was still adorable. :)

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1 hour ago, Brian Cronin said:

3. They want the sister single for dating plots (lots of shows hate having characters in committed relationships for that reason) 

Disagree about this one; I think they needed Dee so at least one character could have 'committed relationship' plots, since literally everyone else is single and has dating plots already.

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Dee is probably gone because she’s not an integral part of the show and TPTB wanted to increase the Miles’ sister’s role in the show.  Being single gives her more time to be involved in the activities.  

I don’t see what the father did as fraud. Ruthless and uncaring, yes.  If the building wasn’t an already declared landmark, then making changes to it wouldn’t be illegal.   Now once you get it declared, then yes you have to meet historical landmark conditions to renovate, etc.  Unless New York laws say you have to apply for historical landmark status every single time you find out an old building has some historical  connection?  

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So I happened to look at this article about how the Little Red Lighthouse was saved by the children's book of the same name, and saw in the lower left hand corner about 3/4 of the way down the page a photo and link to an article on the same site about how a poem by Marianne Moore, the 20th century poet, saved a rare tree in Brooklyn.  This would not be that significant if not for the fact that one of my best friends is a close relative of Marianne Moore, plus I had already introduced him to this show because I knew he would LOVE it (and he does).  And the article about Moore mentions the lighthouse too.  So the spooky interrelatedness involving this show in my life continues.  You can't make this stuff up.

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2 hours ago, mythoughtis said:

Dee is probably gone because she’s not an integral part of the show and TPTB wanted to increase the Miles’ sister’s role in the show.  Being single gives her more time to be involved in the activities.  

I don’t see what the father did as fraud. Ruthless and uncaring, yes.  If the building wasn’t an already declared landmark, then making changes to it wouldn’t be illegal.   Now once you get it declared, then yes you have to meet historical landmark conditions to renovate, etc.  Unless New York laws say you have to apply for historical landmark status every single time you find out an old building has some historical  connection?  

The fraud was that he used the daughters name instead of his own.  The changes were not done in good faith. He knew that the building had historical significant and if some one challenged him, he did not want his name on anything. That is fraud

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34 minutes ago, Aliconehead said:

The fraud was that he used the daughters name instead of his own.  The changes were not done in good faith. He knew that the building had historical significant and if some one challenged him, he did not want his name on anything. That is fraud

I don’t think he used his daughters name fraudulently. They were co-owners.  She didn’t know it had historical significance, and may be wouldn’t have signed off if she did.  But she did sign her name herself.  She was mad afterwards because of the historical significance.  But again- the building did not have historical landmark status. That is something you have to apply for, it’s not automatically given to buildings over a certain age. He was allowed to do whatever he wanted to remodel or even demolish it. Which is what the new owners planned on doing.   It wasn’t illegal.  He was under no obligation to tell his daughter either. Although bad publicity would have resulted from it had it become public about the writer and that would have been on his daughters head because of her signature.  He wasn’t a particularly nice man, but he didn’t commit a crime. 

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3 hours ago, mythoughtis said:

Dee is probably gone because she’s not an integral part of the show and TPTB wanted to increase the Miles’ sister’s role in the show.  Being single gives her more time to be involved in the activities.  

Yeah, Dee wasn't a big part of the show so I get why she's gone; but I don't think it had much to do with Ali's storylines, though. 

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8 minutes ago, Trini said:

Yeah, Dee wasn't a big part of the show so I get why she's gone; but I don't think it had much to do with Ali's storylines, though. 

On this show things and people seem to be manipulated for plot related reasons that may not be apparent to the audience yet.  Dee may come up in a later episode, such as they reconcile, or Ali is going to meet someone new.  Of course whatever happens the God account will figure into it somehow.

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On 1/20/2019 at 3:53 PM, mythoughtis said:

I don’t think he used his daughters name fraudulently. They were co-owners.  She didn’t know it had historical significance, and may be wouldn’t have signed off if she did.  But she did sign her name herself.  She was mad afterwards because of the historical significance.  But again- the building did not have historical landmark status. That is something you have to apply for, it’s not automatically given to buildings over a certain age. He was allowed to do whatever he wanted to remodel or even demolish it. Which is what the new owners planned on doing.   It wasn’t illegal.  He was under no obligation to tell his daughter either. Although bad publicity would have resulted from it had it become public about the writer and that would have been on his daughters head because of her signature.  He wasn’t a particularly nice man, but he didn’t commit a crime. 

I was wondering about this too, but maybe it would be fraud if the new owners asked about whether there was any risk to the plans to demolish or any potential historical status?

He's allowed to do whatever he wants to his own building, but when you are selling someone a building you have to disclose certain things.

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On a side note, the actress playing Cara's mom guest starred as Dylan's mom on Modern Family last week...so now I have no choice but to think of Cara and Dylan as long-lost siblings...

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I love when shows raid Broadway for actors, since it gets you these fresh face older actors like Rachel Bay Jones. They "suddenly" start popping up everywhere in their late 40s! CBS does this a lot, naturally, since they mostly film in New York. 

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6 hours ago, Brian Cronin said:

I love when shows raid Broadway for actors, since it gets you these fresh face older actors like Rachel Bay Jones. They "suddenly" start popping up everywhere in their late 40s! CBS does this a lot, naturally, since they mostly film in New York. 

Rachel Bay Jones' face is very familiar to me and I can't figure out why.  I even googled her and looked at her IMDB credits when I first saw her on this series to find out where I've seen her and I still can't place it.  I know I knew her from somewhere when she was young. 

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It looks like the next new episode (14) will air on Feb. 17th:

https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/01/god-friended-me-episode-114-trouble.html

It looks like there's another break after that and a total of 20 episodes to the season.  If they continue to show only one episode per month we won't see the end of the season until the summer!

Not sure I understand why this show should get kicked around like that when the ratings are so good.

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