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by likelife
Mar 11th 2003, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: MSCL Reading List
Replies: 20
Views: 4871

for books having to do with mscl - i would include the short story "in dreams begin responsibilities" by delmore scharz because it's the NAME of the final episode. the similarities between the story and the ep. are not literal but nonetheless interesting. see the thread about episode names if you wa...
by likelife
Mar 11th 2003, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 9: Halloween
Replies: 48
Views: 29484

about sharon's costume - i agree that it can seem a little contradictory to be self-conscious of your body one minute and flaunt it the next (though for some reason, i'd argue that that is what we as women are expected to do.... i.e. be ashamed and proud of our bodies simultaneously), but i think se...
by likelife
Mar 10th 2003, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 9: Halloween
Replies: 48
Views: 29484

Candygirl Wrote: I still laugh whenever I hear Danielle say "Madonna peaked"! Little did Danielle know that Madonna still had years of fame ahead of her ha ha! that is a great line. i think it's also a great way of showing danielle growing up; she is starting to have opinions (or at least make stat...
by likelife
Mar 6th 2003, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 8: Strangers in the House
Replies: 35
Views: 12931

tomspeed - i TA that an erection would have been a natural response! i just was referencing "life of brian" because i think that line in his VO is so great. it's quite likely that he was somehow turned on by the hug (and also uncomfortable at the same time). brian seems like he comes from the kind o...
by likelife
Mar 6th 2003, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 8: Strangers in the House
Replies: 35
Views: 12931

tomspeed - we know that brian did not get an erection from that hug from sharon because in "the life of brian" he gets his first from actual physical contact! i agree that angela has a momentary twinge of jealousy but i think it goes away. it's pretty nifty, though, how her seeing her dad and sharon...
by likelife
Mar 3rd 2003, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 8: Strangers in the House
Replies: 35
Views: 12931

kristin - i totally agree about kyle. he sucks by not being there for sharon. lots of guys would not have known what to say, but they would have at least shown up to BE with their girlfriend. he is just absent. i agree that she should have called him on not giving her what she needed when he finally...
by likelife
Mar 3rd 2003, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 8: Strangers in the House
Replies: 35
Views: 12931

patty and graham patty and graham DO work like clockwork at the beginning of this episode, candygirl, you are right. i appreciate that we see this side of their work relationhsip because it goes further to show that graham is GOOD at what he does at wood and jones.... patty fires him for his own he...
by likelife
Mar 3rd 2003, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 6: the Substitute
Replies: 97
Views: 28086

nothingman and nightjessi - great posts! i agree that the opening sequence is terrific. it's funny, and true to life, and also a perfect segue into what exactly it is that angela learns in this episode. teachers ARE a link into the outside world in that they are adults who are not part of her family...
by likelife
Mar 1st 2003, 8:55 am
Forum: The Show
Topic: Question about Shane and Jordan in Self-Esteem
Replies: 51
Views: 15830

yeah, kristin, i agree that shane is an ass. i still think it's possible that shane was encouraging jordan in the hallway. hey, maybe he was saying something awful like, "dude, she likes you, you could totally get some ass!" ..... i wouldn't put it past him. i think shane is sort of representative o...
by likelife
Feb 28th 2003, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Question about Shane and Jordan in Self-Esteem
Replies: 51
Views: 15830

i agree that shane is encouraging jordan. it's true that shane called angela "that weird girl" earlier in the episode, but i think it was more because he did not know angela's name that he said that, not because he truly has taken the time to decide that angela is weird. hel-lo! rayanne is the "out ...
by likelife
Feb 28th 2003, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 7: Why Jordan Can't Read
Replies: 47
Views: 16043

a few of you mentioned in the episode 6 discussion thread that you were happy to see angela so lucid and on the ball in "the substitute," but that "whay jordan can't read" saw her back to hear old dreamy self. i agree, but i do not think it is as simple as the fact that angela the characters has not...
by likelife
Feb 26th 2003, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 7: Why Jordan Can't Read
Replies: 47
Views: 16043

how did angela get permission to go to band practice? i think that several things are going on here. one, patty and graham are distracted by their potential pregnancy. two, angela's parents are not ridiculously rigid. i think that they let her do what she wants as long as there is a rational discus...
by likelife
Feb 26th 2003, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 7: Why Jordan Can't Read
Replies: 47
Views: 16043

why the bicycle thief? i always assumed that angela had seen this movie in class or with a group of friends, or maybe even her parents. i did not assume that she and brian had necessarily watched it together, but that they had talked about it after the fact. i think that angela picks this movie mor...
by likelife
Feb 26th 2003, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 7: Why Jordan Can't Read
Replies: 47
Views: 16043

pressure to have a boyfriend? i agree that there is a lot of societal pressure to be attached, especially for women. i also think that there is this odd dichotomy in which, if you consider yourself a strong, independent woman, you are almost afraid of admitting that you might want to be in a relati...
by likelife
Feb 24th 2003, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: Discussion for Episode 7: Why Jordan Can't Read
Replies: 47
Views: 16043

tomspeed - i agree that rayanne losing the letter is really disrespcetful and also quite irresponsible. after watching the whole series a few times i've decided that this episode and halloween are two in which we see rayanne's drinkinh getting worse and worse. her drinking is keeping her from having...