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Welcome Back!! Missed y'all and looking forward to your videos ... FYI, I LOVE and am totally Team Frank!! We aren't all about Jamie all of the time ,)
LOL! "All Jamie...all the time." That's a pretty funny concept. And you're right! I LOVE that you're Team Frank! (There's even a Team Frank shirt in the MOP Shop! ☺️) I think it's so funny that I loved Frank in season 1...but now I'm right back to where I was in the books at this point. "Go away, Frank!" 😂
Just finished Rome - again!for a Tobias/Frank fix!! Will definitely check out the tee 😁
OMG Love, love, love ROME! I have to watch it again. As for Frank...ooooh Kimberly...you are going to be mad at me after you see our Episode 1 recap. LOL! We'll discuss. ;)
So glad to see this tonight! My life has also REALLY sucked this past month (no joke), but finding this in my Twitter feed made today brighter! I'll try to comment more later, but just wanted to say, "Welcome back!" And THANKS!
Thanks dolittle. I can honestly say that my month has sucked, too. So I am SO GLAD we were able to make you smile. 😘
I thought I saw Dany and Jon doing the deed in the previews for next season.
Whistle whistle...cough cough...😂
I have no idea why this published a gazillion times!
Me neither...it happens sometimes and is completely bizarre. I was going to delete the overage (and totally will if you prefer 👍🏼) but it's kindof funny to see THAT comment posted so many times...so I left it! ☺️
OMG Carol WATCH! hahahaaa
LOL MM, RIGHT?! "WATCH while I..." (More whistle whistle...cough cough...😂)
If you watch deleted scenes, most of Sam's dramatic scenes get cut. Hope not this season. Welcome back.
Oooh thanks, I HAVE to do this! Why cut them?! That bums me out. AND I am just NOW wondering - for the first time - if any of my favorite book lines have actually been used/filmed...but were just left on the cutting room floor! 🤔
Nice to have you back! :) TURN was my pash during droughtlander. OMG! I wanted Simco to get his due_so_bad. It was shocking to see that he turned out to be so revered in Canada. How disappointing. I am in agreement with some of what you said about too much being shown in the promos of Jamie. What was needed was just a hook or two. EW's pics are great for the book readers but might have been soilers for show-only peeps. They could have waited for the season to start. I'm wondering how many new viewers/readers are coming on board at this point. Jamie's hair and, especially, beard...in the book he...sorry, no spoilers here. Anyway, I'm looking forward to more of your vids and chat? What about chat? Mondays again?
OMG RIGHT?! (hair/beard) 🙄Sometimes things in the show are total head-scratcher...even when they explain why they do them! LOL!
Hi! Sorry to hear your summer wasn't great, Carol, and that Tracy's work schedule was so brutal :( but it is really great to "see" you both again. Looking forward to your post-episode recaps about Outlander Season 3!!!You did mention that your son's teacher noted that Benedict Arnold has been misunderstood...so, I thought I would mention that Turn depicted John Simcoe very differently than he was in "real life". "Most notably, Simcoe passed the Act Against Slavery on 9 July 1793, aimed at ending the sale of slaves by Canadians to Americans. The act also liberated slaves entering Upper Canada from the US, but did not free existing adult slaves already in residence. The legislation came 40 years before the Slavery Abolition Act, which later outlawed slavery in most of the British Empire." He did some good work :)Also, for an historic fictional account of what may have happened to Abigail, you might be able to watch somewhere the tv series, based on the book: The Book of Negroes. It's a fascinating story taking the reader from New York City to Nova Scotia (I learned a lot reading that book.)Cheers, and sorry for such a long comment...I can get a bit chatty. :)http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/john-graves-simcoe/
No apologies necessary, mindreader...this was fascinating! I did hear pretty early on that AMC demonized Simcoe too much and took a ton of liberties (no pun intended!) But I haven't read up on him. This definitely makes me want to! :) And thanks for the info about the book on slavery/Abigail. Wasn't Idara Victor awesome in that role?
Love seeing your cute faces again and your hilarious banter about all things Outlander, Turn, etc... Have to tell you that I was an extra on The Librarians last month and about crapped my pants when "Simcoe" walked in my scene!!! AAAHHHH!!!! Up close and personal, and really awesome to watch him and his seedy little voice. But I digress... Can't wait for Outlander in 7 days!!!!
Ahhhhh!!! And did I mention AHHHH?!? Holy cow are you KIDDING ME?! I would have flipped OUT! That is so cool that you did that! You'll have to tell us when your episode is on so we can watch! :)
Episode 5 - it's shot in a little diner where I'm an old lady waitress. Hilareous.....also had no clue that a guy from Goonies was in it. Wanted to whisper to him "Goonies never die" as he walked past me, but thought better of it. LOL. But yeah, Simcoe...I flipped out, totally. Couldn't stop watching him as I was waiting for my entrance to come and pour some coffee. SIMCOE!!! Mr. EVIL HIMSELF!!
Jan-Jan I will totally look for you!!! And Simcoe!! :)
Great to see you guys back and can't wait until the weekly breakdown of Outlander. Your video was totally hilarious when both of you looked for the USB input on Tracey's laptop....Carol went left and Tracey went right at the same time! It made me look for mine. LOL
LOL Glee! I have to find that and watch. That's so funny. :)
The guy that plays Lord John played in the show A Place To Call Home. I read that the characters Abigail and Hewlitt in Turn were not real from history. There was a Richard Hewlitt, not the on in Turn.
Just a comment on the misogyny issue. Yes, it was over the top, but I believe it because of the setting of 'male-only' Harvard where elitism is a bigger fuel for super-sizing the misogyny of the times well beyond what have been acceptable for the times. If you think about it, upper-class men had more to fear from well-educated women than rich men. They needed women to be 'ornaments' to boost themselves as men of privilege. Whereas, middle class and working class men knew the economic contribution of women both paid and unpaid was necessary to their economic success.Also the medical stuff was realistic for the times as well. The AMA had successfully pushed women and midwives out of the medical profession by the beginning of the 20th century with the great strides of medical science after WWI and II, male doctors were treated as 'gods whose authority could never be questioned. It seems ridiculous now, but the arrogant bad judgement of male doctors of the early 20th century is well documented, as is the dismissal of women having any control over their medical care. The horror stories are everywhere.