Category Archives: Redemption Corner

Discussions of brain-worthy media, to prove we’re not completely devoid of smarts.

Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.5 – Ricky, Cynthia

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We’re back! Thanks for bearing with me last week–I don’t get paid to talk about the shows I love, and there are times when this show hits a little too close to home. That’s when I need to take a breather. But we’re back, and my all-time favorite doctor returns as well. And as Dr. Michael Tompkins explains at one point, “Hoarding is very complicated.  There isn’t one thing that contributes to it; it’s many.” Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.10 – Mother’s Mercy

Hey. Can I just lay my head on your shoulder for a minute? Thanks. I’m just… no, I don’t need a drink of water, thank you. I’m just really really tired. Hmm, that’s not the right word, it’s… Fatigued? That’s it. I’m fatigued.

literally me. I am Clyde Frog.

literally me. I am Clyde Frog.

I bet you are, too. Or you should be. What are we doing, guys? What–

Screw it. Let’s do this. And for what it’s worth, I literally write these AS I WATCH, so enjoy the energy drop as you go. EDIT: I am not a book reader. I am deleting comments that mention details from the books. Don’t be that person. If you’re new, now you know: NO BOOK TALK. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.9 – The Dance Of Dragons

Previously: WE ALL LOST OUR DAMN MINDS (in the best of ways!). We open with Stannis’ men chin deep in the snow, but I guess Fire Crotch Mage doesn’t need a coat? She’s all casually wandering outside in the bitterness when there’s an attack on the camp, most of the tents going up in flames, and a HORSE RUNNING WHILST ON FIRE HORSEY NOOOOOOOO!

Raise your hand if you thought that was a dream? Now slap your face with it because THAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Come on, Davos. Come the hell on, Fire Crotch Mage! WHERE IS THE SECURITY BREACH!?

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Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.2 – Joyce & Kimberly

Welcome back, both readers and the original format of the show!

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Reminder to any new folks: hoarding is a mental illness that affects entire families; we treat them and the illness with kindness. Many of the family members and hoarders read our boards and comment, so be decent and thoughtful with your words, please. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.8 – Hardhome

Remember how in the very first episode we saw that scary ice man with the blue eyes? And then remember when everyone kept saying that Winter Is Coming? And then, then you guys? You remember how those creepy ice dudes showed up on horses and Samwell wet his pants? And then killed one? And then, like, we’ve been wandering in the desert for forty years? So “winter is coming” and “white walkers” are coming?

Frankly, I don’t think they exist. I don't think they exist

~*The Audience The Last Fifteen Minutes*~

Previously! BUT LET’S GET TO IT OMG Continue reading

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Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.1 – Richard and Jim

Our show is back, after many of us were pretty sure the last season was it. It had a new format for its premiere (more on that), but should return to what we’ve become familiar with as the season progresses.

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Note to any new readers: Hoarding is a mental illness, and there will be no insulting, name calling or harassment of people featured on this show. The production team, the families of the hoarder and often times the hoarders themselves comment on our boards, and we appreciate them being open and honest with us.   Continue reading

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Orphan Black 3×06 – Certain Agony of the Battlefield

I always called you Hot Paul and I always will

I always called you Hot Paul and I always will

PREVIOUSLY: Sarah and Helena join forces to escape but Helena leaves Sarah behind. Sarah has sads to be abandoned by her sestra. Cosima starts dating gorgeous Shay. Bobby makes an appearance! Ginger Gracie finds herself new clothes, gin and juice and a mysterious illness. Hot Paul gets suspicious of Mother and uses his beautiful eyes to look for clues.

Well, if you’ve read my recaps you know how I’m feeling. Let’s just do it I guess.

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Game of Thrones 5.7 – The Gift

Previously! LOADS. Most of it awful. Whee!!

"All around me are familiar faces, worn out places, worn out faces..."

“All around me are familiar faces, worn out places, worn out faces…”

But first! We open with horsies being prepped for a trip up north.Gjördkr the Bær Fuçkër is released from his restraints, and the men of the Watch don’t like it. But then, most of them don’t like any of Jon Snow’s decisions.

Lord Butt Hurt: A word, Lord Commander? About this plan of yours with the Wildling?
Jon: Of course, trusted fellow Man of the Black Watch. Please, continue.
LBH: [farts into hand, shoves it in Jon’s face]
Jon: …yes, thank you. [looks to camera like its The Office] Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.6 – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Okay. Okay. I hope you guys like the F word, because there’s going to be a LOT of it in this recap. A lot a lot.

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We open with the purification of bodies and end with the pollution of one. Hey, guess where my cussing is going to be? But we’ll get to that in a second. I want to say how proud I am of myself for not deleting this whole website and moving into a yurt. So good job, me. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.5 – Kill The Boy

Guys, thanks for carrying on the conversation last week after I disappeared from our comments/board. I love that everyone has great (spoiler free) chats with each other. I feel like Daenerys watching her dragons growing up… [sniff]

Previously! But this episode opens with the big question: Did Grey Worm live?? Missandei watches over him, wringing her hands with worry as she wonders if he’ll wake. Daenerys watches over Ser Barristan, who won’t. Hasn’t. Will never. *sniff for Ser Barristan the Bold* And she is pissed. Her solution? Round up the heads of every one of the great families and bring them to her. So… sorry Hizdahr, but you gots ta go.

Daenerys Targaryen with her dragons on Mother's Day

Even when her child ignites and eats other children. Maybe especially then. MOTHER OF THE YEAR, NAILED IT.

The Mother of Dragons is awakening, I do believe. Hell. Yes. Continue reading

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