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    Anyone watching season 2? I've just watched the first episode and it was as powerful as I expected it to be.

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    I have loved this story since the book came out - and the production is excellent!
    Can we agree that the writers made everyone do and say everything with a thought to getting good ratings and being renewed. This includes everything we love as well as everything we hate.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Priceless View Post
      Anyone watching season 2? I've just watched the first episode and it was as powerful as I expected it to be.
      Maybe you should Immigrate because you are definitely having a Canadian day. The author, Margaret Atwood, is one of ours


      “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
        Maybe you should Immigrate because you are definitely having a Canadian day. The author, Margaret Atwood, is one of ours
        can I come too? So many of my very best friends are Canadian... but we're in the Commonwealth family, so not that great a surprise. Just b/c I live in the US doesn't mean my heart isn't in a tiny island in the Caribbean sea...

        But... I love Canada. O Canada was actually the first foreign national anthem i ever learned (school choir).
        Last edited by DeepBlueJoy; 23-11-19, 03:58 PM.

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        • #5
          You're more than welcome DBJ. CANADA had a huge influx of American refugee seekers during the Vietnam war and were only waiting for the next Trump wave. Basically be prepared to pay more taxes in exchange for free healthcare, an earlier thanksgiving, people who enjoy saying "sorry" a lot and putting a lot of unnecessary u's in words, an unbelievably robust selection of chip flavours (there's that "u"!), the metric system, love of humour (there's another "u"), no guns but great maternity benefits, cheaper education, regulated banks, colourful money (and there's another "u" and poutine aka gods gift to potatos (picture fries aka chips with gravy and cheese curds, and the highest per capital donut consumption in the world. Pour a little maple syrup on top and you've got CANADA. Sound good? Then come on up!!! It helps if you like to watch hockey for 10 months a year.


          “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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          • #6
            I would love to come to Canada! Would you put me up GoSpuffy?

            Just watching episode 2 now and Alexis Bledel's character, Emily, breaks my heart. Nick just annoys me, he's so self serving, I'm just not sure what his real game is.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
              You're more than welcome DBJ. CANADA had a huge influx of American refugee seekers during the Vietnam war and were only waiting for the next Trump wave. Basically be prepared to pay more taxes in exchange for free healthcare, an earlier thanksgiving, people who enjoy saying "sorry" a lot and putting a lot of unnecessary u's in words, an unbelievably robust selection of chip flavours (there's that "u"!), the metric system, love of humour (there's another "u"), no guns but great maternity benefits, cheaper education, regulated banks, colourful money (and there's another "u" and poutine aka gods gift to potatos (picture fries aka chips with gravy and cheese curds, and the highest per capital donut consumption in the world. Pour a little maple syrup on top and you've got CANADA. Sound good? Then come on up!!! It helps if you like to watch hockey for 10 months a year.
              Wow. So many good reasons to come! Add to that the fact that a large number of my family already live in Canada! I used to play field hockey for about five minutes when I was a teenager, but I have never followed much of any televised game. Not big on *watching* any sport. Was a NASCAR fan for years, but they have become too corporate for it to be fun and my favorite drivers are all retired now, so i barely watch anymore. I have no problem with flavours, colours or labour. I also still get theatre tickets...

              I love poutine, tea (more English than Canadian, I know) and maple syrup. I think going bankrupt for health care reasons is a sign of an immoral, inhumane system. I have no problem sharing the burden with my fellow citizens (paying more taxes) so everyone can get basic health care. Health is not a luxury. I have no issue with the metric system. I'm pretty much happy with either pounds or kilos and I know that at -40, it doesn't matter which temperature scale you use, it is bloody cold.

              I'm almost Canadian already!

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              • #8
                Of course!

                Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                I would love to come to Canada! Would you put me up GoSpuffy?

                Just watching episode 2 now and Alexis Bledel's character, Emily, breaks my heart. Nick just annoys me, he's so self serving, I'm just not sure what his real game is.
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                Originally posted by DeepBlueJoy View Post
                Wow. So many good reasons to come! Add to that the fact that a large number of my family already live in Canada! I used to play field hockey for about five minutes when I was a teenager, but I have never followed much of any televised game. Not big on *watching* any sport. Was a NASCAR fan for years, but they have become too corporate for it to be fun and my favorite drivers are all retired now, so i barely watch anymore. I have no problem with flavours, colours or labour. I also still get theatre tickets...

                I love poutine, tea (more English than Canadian, I know) and maple syrup. I think going bankrupt for health care reasons is a sign of an immoral, inhumane system. I have no problem sharing the burden with my fellow citizens (paying more taxes) so everyone can get basic health care. Health is not a luxury. I have no issue with the metric system. I'm pretty much happy with either pounds or kilos and I know that at -40, it doesn't matter which temperature scale you use, it is bloody cold.

                I'm almost Canadian already!
                Sounds like you'll be totally at home!


                “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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                • #9
                  Just binge watched the first 3 episodes if S1. It's like driving by a car wreck and trying not to look. It's both fascinating yet horrifying. I'm scared of the future. Maybe I shouldn't have started right after the kavanagh testimony.


                  “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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                  • #10
                    As another Canadian, I love this thread.

                    Also, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3fMs4HBh6c

                    (The alcohol in stores thing varies by province, they were speaking of Ontario).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
                      Just binge watched the first 3 episodes if S1. It's like driving by a car wreck and trying not to look. It's both fascinating yet horrifying. I'm scared of the future. Maybe I shouldn't have started right after the kavanagh testimony.
                      Read the book (I love Atwood's early work) but haven't watched the TV series for exactly the reasons you state. TBH, the Kavanaugh testimony is the thing that made me so uncomfortable (read angry) about what I perceive as ambiguities in Buffy 12.
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                      • #12
                        This is so bleak to watch. Does it get any less depressing? I think the problem is that it is hitting too close to home with the deterioration we're seeing in the world these days.


                        “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
                          This is so bleak to watch. Does it get any less depressing? I think the problem is that it is hitting too close to home with the deterioration we're seeing in the world these days.
                          They take one step forward and two steps back. Some scenes are pretty harrowing

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                            They take one step forward and two steps back. Some scenes are pretty harrowing
                            Ugh. I read the book in college a million years ago. I can't remember the ending. I'm thinking it's not happy.


                            “I like who I am when I’m with him. I like who we are together.”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
                              Ugh. I read the book in college a million years ago. I can't remember the ending. I'm thinking it's not happy.
                              There's going to be a Season 2, so I think it's going to move away from the book.

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