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S03.E17: R&B

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14 minutes ago, General Days said:

COBRA would guarantee coverage for 18 months. Randall would have to pay out of pocket, at the group rate (and of course the employer contribution ends when employment ends).

I recently got myself COBRA continuation coverage, and the period of eligibility is now 36 months.

15 minutes ago, General Days said:

I don't remember enough of the William's insurance discussion when those episodes aired, but would he have been old enough to have Medicare as his primary insurance?

He might not have been 65.  Randall was 36 when he found him, say William was in his mid-twenties when Randall was born, that would put him in his early 60s.  I just took it that Randall was paying for his care out of pocket.  He was presented as a money-is-no-object kind of person at that time, still working. 

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This show is so ridiculous with the lack of realism.  I was a college student once.  No guy in college shows up to a date in a suit unless you are going to a formal.  And the dialogue.  I can't imagine college students talking like this.

And how about a little insight into what made her go out for a second date?  It jumps from don't call me to a marriage proposal.  And they were dating 7 years and she still wasn't ready?  Why?  

Then there is the jumping from career to career?  Did they both forget they have a tenement building?  She just becomes a dance teacher after years of inactivity?  How much could that pay?

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10 minutes ago, sasha206 said:

This show is so ridiculous with the lack of realism.  I was a college student once.  No guy in college shows up to a date in a suit unless you are going to a formal. 

Unless you're Randall, and you do everything over-the-top.  I think that was kidn of the point and why Beth was not dressed up to his standards.

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4 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Unless you're Randall, and you do everything over-the-top.  I think that was kidn of the point and why Beth was not dressed up to his standards.

And every single one of the men on this show are over-the-top.  And the women are complex, often ungrateful creatures.  

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On ‎3‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 9:03 AM, Lady Calypso said:

I think eighteen year old Randall had the right idea in the first date. It's not his fault that Beth wasn't into it. He did put effort in it and it was noble. But Randall's issue is always going over the top. He was aiming for perfection but didn't seem to realize that maybe, just maybe, an eighteen year old girl wouldn't be into some five star fancy restaurant. He definitely could have toned it down and chosen somewhere less fancy, but I don't fault him for that. He wanted to impress her, thought that he could, and Beth had to let him down gently. What I do fault Randall for is going to his roommate afterward and assuming that was a great date that would surely end in marriage. I'm sorry, but when TV shows have the guy pronounce that he's going to marry some girl shortly after meeting her and barely knowing anything about her, I find it creepy. I know it can happen in real life, but it's still creepy. 

I think it can be creepy but since we know Randall is not a creep, it was not creepy to me. It also reminded me of my parents who have been married happily for 51 years. My mom almost did not go out on Date #2 because she thought he was getting too serious. She did go--and he told her he was going to marry her --on Date #2. I asked her years ago "how did dad propose?" She told me "oh, I don't remember; there were so many. . . " She honestly doesn't remember which one was "the one where we got engaged." He just knew, but she had lots of reasons why it would not work, and he had an answer to each one. . . You can interpret that as creepy/he browbeat her into marriage--but as one of their 4 kids having watched them interact for years, I can say, not the case.

I enjoyed this episode though it was painful. I liked seeing their backstory. I like them as a couple. They needed to express a lot and it got out there. Randall is mainly to blame here, in my book, though I'm not sure Beth is always being fair. I think (we haven't really seen all of these episodes so maybe I'm wrong) that they made choices when they had kids. If it's a joint choice, you can't really come back with "I made sacrifices" years later. I think Beth is very justified to say at this time, here is what I need. . . but I apply a slight discount to the earlier sacrifices because (I think; might be wrong) they were a joint, smart decision as a couple for the family/for what they as a couple wanted. My husband and I made similar choices (though the opposite) since my career had more potential upside--so he took the job with more predictable hours but lower long term upside. It was a joint "how do we make this work" decision.

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