I think the difference is that Amber's talent doesn't match Candice's talent. And the fact that they keep referring to Amber in terms of her legs and beauty is off-putting to me. It promotes the idea that her beauty, and yes, she's a beautiful girl, is keeping her there and not her talent. Even in interviews with the other contestants, their commentary about Amber is that she takes selfies with her camera phone and Burnell thinks she's beautiful.
It's not enough to talk about the "radical lifestyle change" for Amber because it's a radical lifestyle change for ALL of them, you know? I feel like when we DO get snippets of Amber in interviews, she doesn't interview well, and that's hurting her in the votes.
David: Sorry! Sorry! I had the bean burrito for lunch.
@Nick--Thanks for pointing out the song title was wrong. I'll go in and fix that. As for pandering to her audience, I think she's playing the game. She knows what she thinks she wants to do and what it takes to look the part and attract that audience. I do not at all see her doing edgy rock because she seems far too Pollyanna, but she also looks incredibly bored during the cheesy pop/rock numbers she's done, so maybe this *is* where her heart is. As for Janelle, we'll have to agree to disagree. She had runs where no runs were needed and overall just tried to do too much. Kree picked a great song for her voice.
@gio--I'm very much a fan of Revenge and can't really see where in this review I may have given the impression that I didn't like last night's episode. What would you have me do differently to show that?
@Lauren--Thanks. I'm not afraid to say that right now, in their current states, I do not want Fitz and Olivia together. It's such an unhealthy relationship, adultery aside. I want them together eventually, but not right now.
@Rainbow--I'm not a hater. The heat between them is insane. But I'm allowed to think that perhaps now is not the best time for them to be together and want her to punch him in the face for calling her a whore on more than one occasion.
@PrincessD--He was. He totally was. His "Are you sure??" I think the decision not to save him was all Randy.
@V--Shonda can smack down the hopes and dreams of fans and still pander to them once in a while, and it's my opinion that she's doing that with Jake. He's a rebound. He's meant to drive them back together since he's involved somehow with both of them. It may not always be that way--it certainly hasn't seemed that way in any other Jake episode--but last night it felt like that. Giving the viewers a moment of hope that Fitz and Olivia will reunite.
I don't know that Jake is Charlie-bad. We really don't know that much about him yet. So he's bad, but I need to know why he's doing what he's doing.
@fortyseven--agreed about "karma." That made it into the quotes. Jeff Perry's a line-delivery genius!!
@Ashley--Fitz has killed people. Cyrus has killed people. Huck has killed people. The use of "probably bad" was part of my writing style, but killing people and being bad, at least in the eyes of the fans, doesn't seem to go hand in hand on Scandal. And we don't know why Jake killed the CIA director, not really. We have no idea who the other guy is and what greater secret he might be protecting.
I had notes about Hollis and tweeted about him and just neglected to mention those moments in the review. But yes, I missed him if for no other reason than because I love to hate him.
@Natalie--I think Kree is just phenomenal.
@V--I think Kree and Janelle have very different styles, so while they're both country, they're not the same kind of country. Janelle is very Tammy Wynette while Kree is Allison Krauss. I think there's room for both of them in the genre. And yes, Lazaro. Poor, sweet kid. He's in over his head.
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