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Downton Abbey Review: House Party

Because that's life. Women get raped for no reason at all. Married women. Single women. Young, old, rich, poor...that's the point. There is NO logical reason for rape. It's violent. It's a crime. It's a brutal invasion of a woman's safety and security. Yet it happens for NO GOOD REASON. I think people are upset because mentally they still equate happy endings w/"goodness" and unhappy developments w/"badness." Life isn't that black & white, cut and dry. Bad things happen to good people, and DA has shown that in all its 4 seasons.

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Downton Abbey Review: House Party

Edna Braithwaite is the ONLY part of this season I don't like. Tom is letting his loneliness get to him. I think Sybil's family has done all they can to make him feel welcome and involved in the estate. He needs to stop making so many comparisons, and get a sense of humor about all the silly rules & customs.

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Downton Abbey Review: House Party

I liked this episode of DA. Felt like the first season, which also had a house party and equal amounts of comedy and drama. O'Brien and Thomas were particularly vicious in Season 1. So, I can't understand why so many people are "offended" at Anna's rape. Really? Why? Is rape only something that's supposed to happen in London, in the poorer parts of town? Or do people just think DA portrays dreamy world of parasols and butlers? I'm pretty sure servants were raped on grand English estates, especially female servants. Yes, it's was ugly. But, we don't want DA to become a boring, stodgy series where we just watch the staff plate meals and do a lady's hair, do we?

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Going to use this space to give a thumbs up to Ming-Na Wen. Her depiction of Melinda May is one of the best parts of the show. If anything from it goes to the big screen, it should be Coulson *and* May because she's as intimidating a bad-ass as Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill IMO. I've played some of her fight scenes in slo-mo because, frankly, the shoot them too tight IMO. I can never tell who is hitting whom. Anyway, that's Ming-Na in a lot of her fight scenes; not a body double. She is great in this role & I hope the Whedons (and Disney) take note.

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Really enjoying how WONDERLAND has developed. It's hard to believe we're only half way thru the episodes because so much has happened. Also, why does it feel like OUAT is starting & ending @ the same times as WONDERLAND when it's supposed to have 10 more episodes? Weird... Completely surprised about Will! Now, Alice will have to work with Anastasia as they both try to get him back.

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WONDERLAND was never supposed to be an ongoing series. All its marketing says it Is a "limited-run" series, designed to end after 13 episodes. I think ABC is trying out its version of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, meaning an anthology series with different takes on fantasy stories. Much like AHS does different takes on the horror genre. Time will tell. But, I think WONDERLAND will end this year, and next year we may see OUAT IN NEVERLAND or OUAT IN ATLANTIS.

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The voiceover for the March preview said something like, "Look who is coming to Storybrooke." Then, there were scenes of the Doctor in the hospital, and Belle was standing up in a group of Storybrooke-dressed people. So, I agree. It will be back, either in flashback form or plopped in another reality.

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White Collar Review: Fresh Air

I'm confused. I thought Elizabeth had her own catering company and was an event planner. When did she start working for a gallery, and become an art expert on par with Neal? That's not consistent with what we've seen in the past. She's never given input on art before that I can recall. Neal's ex, the insurance lady, gave her input on art many times and Elizabeth never chimed in nor was asked her opinion. I did enjoy enjoy the show's take on THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY though. Sometimes it's good to have stand-alone episode, and I enjoyed this one.

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Elementary Review: Thinking For Two

Very true, Lucy. In previous iterations of Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft is usually shown as someone with much greater influence politically than his brother; either overtly or covertly. Mycroft knows how to work the system. Regardless of how Sherlock feels about him, Mycroft gives his brother information so he can protect himself. He's never tried to harm him. If you think about it, a successful restauranteur would be a good cover for a British intelligence agent. He could travel the globe under the guise of searching out ingredients & dishes for his business.

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The Blacklist Review: A Father Revealed

Red had 3 daughters. He makes personal comments to Liz all the time. You think she would do her research into his family & make a few back so she could gain some control & leverage in this relationship. It's not rocket science. It's self-defense against a known criminal. I'd expect Jane Alexander to do it.

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