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    HBO: Big Little Lies

    Finally caught up on the series and I love it! I've always been a huge David E. Kelley fan (Ally McBeal, The Practice, Boston Legal were my favourites of his shows). I love his dialogue his and his characters, and I'm glad he has another hit show again. Yeah, I know his writing is sometimes unrealistic, but I can forgive those elements as long as the show is really entertaining. I really like all the main actresses (love Nicole and Shailene) and their characters (who are all fucked up in their own way). Madeline, Renata and Mary Louise have the best zingers/comebacks - I just love their dialogue. I've never really seen Meryl Streep in anything other than Mama Mia! and The Devil Wears Prada.....so I never really totally understood "the legend of Meryl Streep"..........and now I kind of understand it because I think she's just phenomenal as Mary Louise. It's her acting and DEK's dialogue that makes Mary Louise so watchable, and entertaining, and manipulative, and evil, and so fun. She's had so many great scenes and lines....like after getting slapped by Celeste, she says, "What should we call that? Foreplay?......Oh dear." LOL Oh, and I'm just discovering Laura Dern too! I mean I've seen some of her movies, but I never really 'noticed' her until now. She's great! Bonnie's resentment letter to her mom was good. That has to be Zoe Kravitz's award shows reel. As far as the Andrea Arnold situation, I don't get the big deal about it. In TV, it's the creator/writer/EP who runs the show - it's their vision. Directors don't have that power in TV. I agree that not telling Andrea about the changes was a mistake, but I don't think it was a mistake for DEK/JMV to make the show look/feel like season 1 (or whatever changes that needed to made). Now I know why there's so many episodes listed, and why the episodes this season are so short. “I was examined, she should be, too. I was fair game. So is she. It’s my fight, your Honor. I ask that you let me wage it." That ending made me so excited for the next episode. Can't wait to see Meryl vs. Nicole.
  2. Two of the greatest players just played one of the best Wimbledon finals match. This is why most people watch to see Federer/Djokovic, or Federer/Nadal, or Nadal/Djokovic – best vs best. Was rooting, and had money on Roger, so I was disappointed to see him lose with having two match points on his serve. Novak is only 32? If he stays healthy, he definitely could get to 20+, especially with no future superstars coming up. There’s no reason for the big 3 to retire as long as they keep going deep in grand slams.
  3. I don't think she does need to play more, especially at her age. She still has the skill and experience to get the finals of a grand slam - same goes for Federer and Nadal. See, I don't think being in the finals should "hit her in the moment" because of the experience. I don't watch enough tennis to know the ins-and-outs of people's gameplay, so maybe your "plan B" theory is right. Going out 6-2, 6-2, without a fight, is just sad to see from a superstar like Serena. If it was a hard fought battle in 3 sets, then maybe I could give her some slack. I don't agree with BJK. Serena's been a star from basically the beginning of her career, so why would "being a star" affect her now? It's not like she was out partying these last two weeks during the tournament.
  4. Why does Serena keep blowing these opportunities in the finals? She’s still the best to ever play the game but I want to see her break the record. Very disappointed.
  5. Only caught the last two games of Fed/Nadal match and wow, those were awesome games. That’s why the majority of people love watching those two play against each other (on non clay courts).
  6. Just found out that Maya Hawke (Robin) is Ethan Hawke/Uma Thurman's daughter. Now that I know that, I do see some Uma in her. She definitely has parents' acting talent. And she's now on the same show as Winona Ryder who was in Reality Bites with her dad! Another connection is both Maya and Winona Ryder played Jo March from Little Women - Winona in 1994, and Maya in 2017.
  7. Season 3 is excellent from start to finish - the last 2 eps are really good! My favourite moment of the season was I also liked the Steve/Robin and Steve/Dustin pairings. Yeah, season 2 wasn't as good as season 1 or 3. The
  8. Ratings for the week June 17-21, 2019
  9. Ratings for the week June 10-14, 2019
  10. Ratings for the week June 3-7, 2019
  11. Another fun, bright and colourful video. Taylor co-directed again. I hope this trend continues. I think she could be a great director one day. Aw, Katy and Taylor again. Hope there's a collaboration coming. I suspect there's going to be quite a few hamburger and fries costumes at her concerts - just hope I won't be beside on one of them because I'm going to need space to move/dance. LOL I admit, I don't know who half those people are in the video. LOL One of the favourite parts of the video were the drag queens dressed up as (from left to right): Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Adele, Cardi B, Taylor, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj). "And we see you over there on the internet / Comparing all the girls who are killing it / But we figured you out / We all know now we all got crowns /You need to calm down." I also liked the part at the end where the two homophobes ditch their signs and walk away from the other protesters - people can realize their mistakes, learn, and change.
  12. No matter what she does, there's always going to be criticism, even when she's doing really good things. There's always going to be something to pick apart. It's the takedown culture we live in now. She's decided to more political now in support of the LGBTQ community, more than she's ever been before (she's always been, but now it's in a big way). There's the criticism of her being "too late" or "too much" or "extra" about her support, or doing for sales. Is she going to stop her support once this album cycle is over? Hell no. This is just beginning.....and everyone has to start somewhere. Taylor Swift Donates $113,000 to Tennessee Equality Project to Fight Anti-LGBTQ Bills Taylor Swift Urges Senate to Pass Equality Act in Letter to Tennessee Senator Petition to Support the Equality Act This is something that she truly cares about and is now using her voice to try and get things changed for the better. I'm always going to be proud of her, and this just makes me love her even more.
  13. Ratings for the week May 27-31, 2019
  14. The album title is okay, I guess. I would've preferred something different. LOL Maybe it'll grow on me. Excited that there's going to be 18 songs - the most she's ever had on an album. Love the opening beats of YNTCD. The song is another Joel Little production (with Taylor as co-producer). I have a feeling that the lyrics "Cause shade never made anybody less gay" will be one of the loudest lyrics yelled out at her concerts. I also like the progression of "step on my gown" to "step on his gown" to "step on our gown." I do really like the song, but like Me!, it's not going to be one of my favourites.
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