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Westworld Is Turning Into Lost

Charmaine Blake

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“I never should have started watching Westworld. Not because I didn’t think it’d be good. An HBO show based on a Michael Crichton idea starring Evan Rachel Wood with all kinds of artificial intelligence? Sign me up! The problem wasn’t that Westworld wouldn’t be enjoyable, it was that it’s the kind of show that invites obsession. The kind that presents Big Questions—that never get answered. I worried, essentially, that it was going to be the next Lost.

This feeling started to solidify last week after “Virtù e Fortuna,” which in addition to really bringing home the idea that these episode titles might mean something (the concept that virtue and fortune determine one’s fate comes from philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli) also drove home the point that some of the show’s in-world iconography…”

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Everything we know so far about ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8

Charmaine Blake

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When is Daenerys going to find out she banged her undead nephew?

Image: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

“No Game of Thrones in 2018 means that the speculation around the show’s eighth and final season will surge unbridled for another calendar year. While some would prefer to enter Season 8 pure as the snow over Winterfell, other fans devour every piece of set news or maybe-fake leaks that trickle out from Thrones‘s various filming locations. This article is for the latter — only those who want to know everything that’s…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/23/game-of-thrones-season-8-cast-locations-leaks-spoilers/

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5 Super Shady Things You Didn’t Know About The Bachelor

Charmaine Blake

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“Hold on to your monocles, everybody: Reality shows occasionally bend the truth. OK, maybe you already knew that. But The Bachelor breaks the truth in half and spits on the pieces. Yes, it turns out that America’s favorite saga about finding love via an elaborate game show that’s primarily designed to emotionally manipulate and humiliate the players is not entirely trustworthy. Let us count the ways …

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You Might Go Into Debt Simply Trying To Buy Enough Clothes For The Show

Episodes of The Bachelor double as fashion shows, because there’s no better way to set realistic expectations for a potential marriage than constantly dressing like you’re on your way to a royal ball. But while the show does give dresses to the two finalists once they reach the last episode, everything else is up to the contestants to get own their own. Every single woman has to bring enough of her own clothing to stay stylish yet comfortable for up to three months in every conceivable situation — fancy dinners, tropical islands, exotic winter getaways, hikes, pool parties, sitting on planes for six hours. They’re even given a lengthy list of suggested items to pack, plus a friendly reminder that you’re only allowed two suitcases.

ABC StudiosBest to be prepared for any ethnic or holiday celebrations.

Since the average woman does not attend five cocktail parties and two island getaways in different hemispheres every week, this necessitates a lot of shopping to rapidly expand one’s wardrobe. Some women manage to scrape a wardrobe together by borrowing from friends and family, but most have to buy. One woman spent six grand for her appearance on The Bachelor, then got it down to mere a $2,000 for Bachelor in Paradise. Another contestant admitted to dropping $8,000, and there are rumors that some have spent as much as $30,000.

If you’re wondering how these women can afford to spend so much on clothes, the answer is that they often can’t. Some cash out their 401(k)s, others pile up credit card debt, and one woman remortgaged her house. Now imagine buying and packing thousands of dollars’ worth of clothes … and then being the first person sent home. That’s the real reason they’re crying in those post-episode interviews.

ABC Studios“Have you … *sniff* … have you seen any clothing tags lying around?”

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Those “Real America” Hometown Dates Are The Fakest Parts Of The Show

Let’s pretend for a moment that you haven’t secretly watched several seasons of the Bachelor and explain the hometown dates. Cliff or Artie or whoever the generic male placeholder is that season visits the prospective women’s families in their hometowns. At each location, they have a date at the woman’s parents’ house.

Or at least, a spacious Airbnb dressed up to look like the parents’ house.

ABC Studios“So, uh, this is the ‘cute little house’ you grew up in?”

It makes sense if you think about it. What are the odds of every single contestant having parents who live in an immaculately kept palatial home with plenty of room for a camera crew, regardless of their profession? The hometown houses are…”

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_25601_5-super-shady-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-bachelor.html

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So You Did Watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Lifetime Movie!

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“We’re just days away from the much-anticipated Royal Wedding, so naturally, Lifetime’s not-nearly-as-anticipated TV movie detailing the blossoming romance between Prince Harry and Megan Markle has landed.

Premiering on May 13 and generating immediate, dramatic reactions on Twitter, Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance is an 85-minute sashay through the pair’s early love life, starring Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones) and Murray Fraser (Victoria).

Look, we know you all didn’t mean to watch the film. You were never going to watch the film. It just happened.

Viewers live-tweeted their reactions throughout the…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/14/harry-and-meghan-a-royal-romance/

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