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  1. I loved the Kate/Nicole scenes - I may not be a Dena fan, but at least she has the ability to write Nicole properly. I Tomsell were giving the character some growth in 2013 when working at the church with Eric, but alas they had no intention of doing that. I loved that Nicole turned Kate down - in truth she would work with Kate if her back was against the wall, but it isn't - she has Brady, the most gullible man in Salem who happens to have a soft spot for her, backing her. I also loved the Theresa and kate scenes. That was a perfect showcase of why Kate is flawless and frankly (and sadly) a very unique case of a confident independent woman on soaps today. I liked this episode from start to finish, but was disconcerted that Theresa, Jennifer, Shane and Kimberly haven't been notified about Beige's murder. (or maybe they have and were bored by it lol). I noticed that too, he's still as horrendous as always! He's friends with someone on the crew or something right? There's no other reason he should still be around. Who was the last person he was paired romantically with? Kate in like 2003? I'm genuinely asking lol. I think he was paired with Marlena on Melaswen but I can't recall how far it went (while John was with Kate).
  2. I thought both KdP and Casey Moss did well yesterday, not top 10 moment of daytime, but good enough. I'm actually looking forward to the obligatory "I blame you JJ!" scenes and "Jenniffer, you get everything and I lost everything you self-righteous cow" scenes. Fauxman is slurring his words worse than usual, like stroke victim worse. I love Theresa, interested to see where this is going.
  3. This was an underwhelming finale to a dissapointing season. Its still better than 90% of nonsense on TV but the drop in quality is still disheartening. Quick precis: Debbie is a fool - she's watched enough TV to know teen pregnancy is not a happy place lol. Sami is an idiot coming guns blazing in broad daylight. Frank is arrrghhh hate. I liked Bianca - farewell. I don't get the psycho fanclub for Ian and Micky. Sean is right, Fiona needs to grow up. Vee and Kev were lame. Lip is an a'hole and I have no idea why women fall over themselves for him - he doesn't treat them well and he isn't good looking or sexy enough to get away with it (for the superficial ones). I'll watch next season, can't say with anticipation though - that's a first for this show with me. Showtime are the opposite of every other network, they cancel shows way later than they should - Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Homeland, Californication, House of Lies all have run/ran waaay past their sell by dates. I expect Shameless to last 9/10 seasons based on this. I'd never really thought of that - thanks. I always thought those that are into that like a large side helping of verbal humiliation with their cuckolding. I still kind of think they are trying to "groom" Lip into a 3-way slowly. Lip basically having to spoon the husband on the scooter to visit Ian last week and now this week, him watching in the corner... the ante gets upped everyweek.
  4. I'm all caught up on this season now. This season is off and I can't quite put my finger on the reason why - it's not only the slightly dull storylines - this season feels sparse and a the frenetic energy of earlier seasons is missing. i wouldn't miss Sami if she died, but think of Chucki as an orphan I don't understand why Lip and Amanda broke up except to shoehorn Lip into this lame affair with his Professor. What's the deal with her husband? Is he also into Lip - I mean there are open relationships but his laissez faire attitude with it being flaunted in his face is unreal. Fiona has felt like a non-entity this entire season - the Gus and JimmySteve and Sean ping-pong game with her being so reactive has deadened her a bit. Kev and Vee deserve better than this nonsense I'm glad Monica and Ian kept in contact, but Monica/Chloe Webb feels like the most tragic character on the show to me so much so that I can barely look sometimes.
  5. RHOBH: Wow, Brandi came guns blazing to the reunion but still came off as pathetic as the unfairly sleighted victim. I'm glad Lisa V spared no feeling in telling Brandi what is what. I just wish someone told her that in isolation her actions are forgiveable, but the relentless chain of going too far followed by the sorry-not-sorry routine isn't forgiveable. I kind of think Lisa R is shellshocked from the naked bitchiness of Brandi and Kim. Kim is a special kind of nasty though. It's a pity that Kyle's verbal sparring skills are those of a 12 year old girl because she should of taken that wrinkled cow of a sister to task. Eileen is so classy - she effortlessly glides above this circus.
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    HBO: Girls

    I also felt like very little happened this season, because excluding the finale, none of these Girls ever experience personal growth. The finale was silly because *suddenly* they all simultaneously start to grow up - Hannah realising Adam isn't good for her, Marnie not falling apart because Desi flaked out, Shosh taking a job over a bf, Jessa getting a career direction. The 6 month jump is fine too - I'm sure Shosh is back from Japan already, Marnie has lost her record deal and is more needy than ever and Jessa has been expelled from her therapist training course for extreme human cruelty. But to be honest, I don't watch this show for the storylines. I find the dialogue and character interaction to be really fascinating - there aren't many shows that explore people failing to get their [!@#$%^&*] together despite actual attempts to do so. It's closer to life than most shows that give characters linear reward for linear effort or glorify slackerdom.
  7. I won't miss this show, but I'd still watch it if it was renewed. A spinoff show for Doris would be nice - it's telling that she is the character that I warmed up most to given she was never meant to be a focus point of the show.
  8. The last few episodes feel like the same scenes rehashed again and again fo the most part. Lisa R: The whole 180 in attitude and game plan since Kim said let's talk about Harry raises my eyebrow - Kim may know nothing, but there is something Lisa doesn't want broadcast on television about him. Also wierd was Eileen and hers' conversation about Harry going full circle in playing a gay man and the subtext seemed more than just referring to Making Love. Maybe because I don't really watch reality tv, I may be looking for things that only exist in scripted shows lol. Lisa V: She handled Brandi with cool detachment - I think this is what she has been going for the whole season but really only achieved with aplomb in this episode. Good for her. Kim: I can't with this nonsense. She may bring the drama but she is so disjointed and irrational in her thought processes and actions - she must be hell on earth to live with. Brandi: The reason these women treat you different is because you have used up all their goodwill and are done with you. Try understand that. Yolanda: I absolutely loathed Yolanda at the start of the season but she grew on me once she dropped her hokey dime store wisdom and started acting like a human instead of a hallmark card. I'm sorry she is sick again because she seems to actually want to live life. Kyle: Kyle has a raw deal with her with sisters (the abusive manipulative addict and the fame whore and her litter only acknowledging her existence because they are trying to sell books). However i don't feel sympathy for her because her why-me-victim shtick is manipulative. I like Kyle though, it makes no sense, I know. Eileen: My absolute favourite. She is head and shoulders above all these other women - in class, in combat. That being said, I don't really like her husband - he reminds me of one of those former high school jocks whose life peaked at 18 but instead of getting nostalgic over a touchdown against Riverdale High, he reminisces about living next door to the Jackson 5. I suspect Eileen doesn't want to be on this show but she can't pass over the salary because they need the cash (gambling debt the internet suggests...) Adrienne: She is a man, right? Camille: I don't think I'd enjoy watching her as a full cast member.
  9. I'm all caught up from the last few episodes now Eileen: She was so calm and clear headed when she confronted these nueortic petty shrews, she pretty much owned them and she made it look effortless and easy. She really is quite amazing. Kim: Not much more to say on this toxic energy vampire that hasn't been mentioned in this thread. She is highly manipulative - she kept a low profile in the last episode deflecting the attention to Brandi. Now she can go get wasted with nobody paying attention to her. It wouldn't surprise me if BTS she planted the seeds of antagonism in Brandi's insecure head intentionally to fight with the others. Kyle: Sometimes her beauty is striking, sometimes she gets lost in the crowd. I really want to like Kyle but I find her so self absorbed - Yolanda was sick in bed and all she could talk about was herself. It really makes loose sympathy for her. She is so reactive to her sister (years of mental abuse no doubt from Kim), it makes her look so weak and pitiful. Lisa V: I have warmed up to her over the season. I can totally see why she wants nothing to do with most these women. She is more emotional than say Eileen, so she has to be vigilant to remain detached. I think she was thawing until Brandi slapped her. Brandi: This woman is either in serious need of therapy and/or pulls this nonsense in a misguided attempt to remain relevant on the show. Either way I cannot stand her - she is vile. Yolanda: I feel sorry for her and kind of liked her in Amsterdam. It was a very different Yolanda to the one we have seen most of this season. She acted like an adult as opposed to a treacle wisdom giver. Lisa R: I'm dissapointed in her. I totally understand why she caved in, but I hate that she let Eileen down. I think part of her caving in is because she knows addiction issues are her Achilles heel and she got in too deep with Kim because of it. Now she just wants to step back. It's interesting to see how the more sane women on this show try to detach away from the crazy ones, but they can't because well... the show.
  10. I started watching RHOBH for Lips and Eileen this season. I don't really like this show - it's not my cup of tea but I'm quite the Eileen fan so I persist. I find much of this show to be fake, if not at least scripted. I'd never heard of Lisa Vanderpump before this show so I had to do some internet research about her because I really don't understand why all the other housewives are so desperate for her friendship. I still don't really get it to be honest. Lisa dresses impeccably but her house with its themepark architecture and tacky decor betrays her desire to be seen as classy. Her husband is kinda gross and I don't get their marriage at all. She does seem very shrewd though to use the show as a promotion vehicle for her business. The star unveiling ceremony in Palm Springs was a big lol for me - they credited her "humanitarian" activities - do these C-listers really have their heads so stuck up their arses? That being said, Lisa is probably my "favourite" housewife after Lips and Eileen. Brandi is vile. She is socially awkward and inappropriate, crass, transparent, insecure and desperate. I also had to google her a lot about her divorce because I also had never heard of her before - she needs to be in serious therapy. Kim seems like a non-entity second tier housewife - I don't know what she was like in previous seasons, but she really means little in this season. Her daughter seemed like the unhappiest bride I had ever seen in my life while the man she was marrying was the happiest - strange. Kyle could be nice but she is so insecure about everything and everyone except her husband. Googling her too, the only thing she really should be insecure about is her marriage... My absolute worst is Yolanda. I cannot stand this woman with her greeting card wisdom that she doles out every chance she can get - she really thinks she is this fountain of insight that makes me want to lose my lunch everytime she opens her mouth. She goes on and on and on about family yet while her mother is dying, she takes time to on holiday in Spain - what a [!@#$%^&*] hypocrite - who does this? I can't believe she is married to the great David Foster, who comes across as Liberace's more flamboyant brother. She is also so insecure and "needs" friendship from these women - these women are not your friends, they are your cast members. I like Lisa Rinna but she is clearly playing a role here. She plays it well, but I don't think it is the real Lisa Rinna. Eileen is interesting, she is more open than Lisa R. about who she really is, but I want to learn more - I feel like she has hardly been on. Are the other RH shows as fake as this one?
  11. Finally got around to watching it and for broadcast television, it was really good. Viola clearly stole the show but everything kept my interest. The danger of such a show is that it collapses under its heavy mythology into a massive plot hole (there were quite a few minor ones in the pilot, but no deal breakers), but I'm more than happy to go for the ride for now. I'm also not surprised this show got more eyeballs than Shonda's other shows - I gave up on Gray's 65 seasons ago and Scandal seemed too ABC (i.e. the romance couplings swamp out a decent story) for me to check out.
  12. I totally forgot about this show! I enjoyed the first season, but I guess it wasn't very memorable for me lol
  13. We don't really know Mina is dead. Her master is alive and she outlived that vampire monster so her life isn't dependent on that monster. She seems undead and I wouldn't be shocked to see her pop up in season 2. Agree that Brona and Ethan's stories were so heavily foreshadowed, there were no shockers there. We haven't been shown Dorian's back story, have we? Likewise Sempene. Maybe he will be fleshed out more in Season 2. I really adored this show, but it had so much to tell in so little time, so I'm definitely looking forward to season 2. The danger of a show like this is that it collapses under its own mythology, but I think that may not be an issue because most the characters are in the public domain and their boundaries are well established. And Eva Green deserves an Emmy for this season (but I suspect this show is going to get the Shameless treatment from the award shows).
  14. ^^I'm not sure we will get answers to many of the open questions listed above and that's fine with me. I love the characters and the pacing, the plot seems almost secondary to me. Each episode seems like a full length movie.
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