Omg I love Romantic Comedy! Can't wait to see it in film.
Shocking. I'm so glad the truth is being told about her story on a grander scale. Hopefully that teacher is held properly accountable as it's not good for others with ill intent to see him getting away with this abuse of power and thinking there are no real consequences.
Thanks for the great recap, Chelsea! Funny and spot-on with your takes. I'm glad you shared whom you like so far - I reckon we have to do that early on while we can, because once we get to know the characters better it can be harder to find people to like! Gotta get some positivity in there before the edit spoils our ignorance :P
It's things like this that make the career punishment dealt to Janet Jackson after the wardrobe malfunction seem even more disproportionately unfair. Clearly, it does not have to be such a big deal.
Interesting theory, I've never heard it before! You're right, I can't think of anyone else better suited to envy than the ones you've suggested.
Just binged the show within a 48 hour period and I'm impressed. The team has done an amazing job at making a show that's clever and entertaining whilst addressing a lot of topics and experiences that many viewers can connect with. It's self-aware but not self-righteous, and meaningful without being cheesy. Nicely done.
I think the different reaction comes down to 2 things: 1) JLo is giving "body positivity" vibes ("I look just as beautiful without makeup") whereas Pam is giving "body neutrality" vibes ("I didn't want to add makeup which takes away from the clothes"). And 2) We feel like JLo is asking for a pat on the back, whereas Pam is being more passive.
This makes a lot of sense. It must be a difficult kind of pressure that many of us can't relate to. I'm glad she is in a good place at the moment! Thanks for sharing your experiences Millie.
What a horrible thing to happen! I'm glad she's bringing awareness to it. You'd think you'd be able to trust the email address of a legit rental company. I didn't know about the Life After Scams org - sounds like a much-needed initiative.
Agreed, what a strange comment! I think that reflects that person's issues more than anything; thankfully most people don't think like that (I hope!)
This was informative and oddly uplifting. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip! I sometimes have dreams that I'm in NY and Europe so it's interesting hearing it felt dream-like to be there for real. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing your story. I 100% relate. I'm still waiting months for my official diagnosis appointment but I am suspected to have it by my psych. When people ask me to explain why in social conversation I feel a lot of pressure, as if I have to rattle off a perfect analysis of how I fit the criteria or else I won't be doing my condition justice - or worse, they'll assume I'm just imagining my symptoms or dismiss them with "oh, but that's pretty normal". Thankfully we are learning more about these things as a society and hopefully over time people will get better at respecting people with lived experience instead of over valuing stereotypical/pop culture understandings of medical conditions.
This is horrible. I knew we had a problem but I didn't realise the numbers were so high. Even one is too many.
The only acceptable solution is to change the gun laws. Anything less is cowardice and denial. My heart is breaking for these families.
I completely agree! This was a brave and excellent decision and I'm so grateful for the tragedies we've been spared due to this call.
I appreciate reading your perspective on things and I think these are great points! I particularly love your request for a more interesting Bachelor as I think they're so used to being in "diplomatic host mode" that we don't get to see much of their unique quirks.
Thanks for this great list! I think I related to all of them 😅 Ah the nostalgia!
@taintedblackcat that's interesting that you mention that as I'm booked in for an assessment and am going to ask them to check me for everything if they can - I'm kind of expecting a couple of diagnoses of some description. I feel like in this area things can so easily go undetected.
@taintedblackcat I'm still learning about how it affects me but some examples would be a constant state of restlessness/boredom; emotional impulsivity that can lead to costly addictions (e.g. constant use of food, retail therapy etc. to pep you up) due to low base dopamine levels; and procrastination due to being easily overwhelmed by tasks with a lot of steps due to issues with executive function. (1 example is I currently only cook 1 type of meal because it feels so much easier than having to decide between and prepare for different possible meals).
THANK YOU for raising awareness of this. I'm so glad this is getting talked about more and I've really been wondering how my life would have been different if this was the case when I was younger! I'm sure many others are thinking the same.