Modwild

If we're going to generalize about other men who committed suicide, etc., let's just generalize. Women have, since the dawn of marriage, been expected to do whatever their spouses say to do. They suffered for eons while men carried on with other women and just turned the other cheek. I think that's why this particular series resonates so deeply with men. Grace cheated, and Neil (in a way) turned the other cheek. He took what is expected to be the feminine route to affairs and Grace took that usually associated with males and flipped the whole thing on its head. Men have always claimed their affairs were just sex, they love their families but just have this NEED that must be scratched. That was merely an excuse to cheat, just as you think it was for Grace. You're still justifying what Neil did ... and using the exact same reason I said Grace started in the first place -- because he wants to know if he's still got it. Interesting stuff, right?

Modwild

I agree that it's completely different. I'm most interested in how people perceive their pasts, which does relate to the other series because we have one perspective. When you have a fuller picture, you start to see just how differently individuals perceive things. That stuff that Noah said about a parallel universe? If you think about it, we all live in parallel universes because none of us -- not one -- shares the exact same experience as someone else, even if we were all in the same spot at the same time. I find that stuff ridiculously fascinating.

Modwild

I"m sorry -- I don't understand your comment. You are not enjoying Dean's portray as demon Dean? What is all and everything? Who is the real monster?

Modwild

I agree with that. I simply cannot believe that we in the east are done with our SECOND airing before the first even hits the west coast. That's just odd. The second airing and the first in the west should coincide that would be perfect.

Modwild

It was just as good as being there. ;-)

Modwild

Wow. That's a real shame but looking on the bright side, can you imagine if he didn't back out? She would have had a terrible marriage without feeling comfortable in her own skin. If she's strong, she'll not only get through this, she'll meet the right man for her and have a fantastic wedded life. Tell her we're all thinking of her!

Modwild

They don't have to do it at all. But I'd like it to be a bit more even from a viewing standpoint. It's not fun for me (and this is just about me) to write about something where half of the main cast is despised like Grace is. I try to objectively look at the characters and then subjectively state opinions on them. I find my ability to do that more difficult when a show is lopsided. That said, I am still not with you on all of this careful calculation from Grace. She was just rolling with it because it felt good. I don't necessarily think she was in her right mind.. it was a fantasy that just so happened to play out in real life. She was swept up in the moment. The full blown relationship between Grace and Simon? I don't see it. It was sex. Fun sex, granted, but sex. And a bit of therapeutic chatting thrown in. Anyway. Sorry to interrupt. I know I just throw a kink into everyone's happy time. :-)

Modwild

My initial thought is that the bigger named stars were brought in to give the show some weight before allowing the newbies to carry it forward. My second thought is that additional B actors will take residence as the group carries on across the US. They will come and go with just enough legitimacy to keep people tuning it. That said, it was a damn good episode. I really enjoyed Murphy, to be honest. He went from being a pain in the ass to understanding he is the future and sort of embracing it. I'm glad I've been watching.

Modwild

Honestly, if season 2 shows a Grace that far gone, I won't be watching. I am hoping we discover the Neil did something equal in nature over the last 20 years to put Grace in a better light. If this is just another "make the woman look like a heel" series, I'm out.

Modwild

Of "the West characters"? This is TV. Assessing characters is what I do. How about you head on over to episode two and rebut what I shared about Joe and a Barry.

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