@Lisa Frank OMG Totally, i love that in Fucksgiving Sister Ingalls is just in the salon, flipping through a magazine, hanging out. Such a fun relationship.
@rangiferina Oh! And take a weekend at some point to explore Oakland. It's so freakin' fun.
@themegnapkin Taystee is the black woman who gets a chunk of Piper's blonde hair weaved into hers in one of the early episodes. Poussey is her good buddy with the really close-cropped hair who often acts as her hype man with fucking hilarious results.
@Gulf of Finland 'pinners, can I just say this is *exactly* the kind of conversation I wanted to have about this?? Thank you, everyone for coming in here with the thoughtful critiques/gushing. What a beautiful group of people in this place.
@Gulf of Finland Well, and the thing that really chapped my ass is that it's not even like you would have to look at what they were doing and think "oh, everyone has their own way..." THEY WERE DOING WHAT MOST PEOPLE DO AT A FUCKING MEMORIAL, prison or no!! Definitely a watershed moment of anger-inducing self-absorption.
@fondue with cheddar Ah, that sucks. In that case, you have the traditional problem of Too Much Stuff. The only cure for that is the purge, my friend. Instead of cleaning, those 15 minute bursts should be allotted for grabbing a pile and separating it into piles of "trash" or "donate".
@rangiferina So, none of the bars in SF take a credit card. My advice to you is to pull out however much cash you'll be using to go out and then leave that shit at home. All the bars have an ATM that charges $2.50 a pop to take out a $20 and if you are anything like me, that will seem like a FINE idea over and over and over and over again. Other than that, see a show at The Independent (great TINY little room where disproportionately bigger acts often play) and at The Great American Music Hall (in the 'Loin, across from a great bar called The Scottish Castle). Seconding the Botanical Gardens, SUCH a beautiful way to burn a Sunday. Muir Beach and Mt. Tamalpais are also great nature destinations that are a stone's throw from town... @martinipie knows the stuff. :)
@olivebee I think we're supposed to feel that way about her to a certain extent... facepalm-y is a great description. Even given how I started the thread, there ARE definitely times where I'm shifting uncomfortably in my seat going "oh GOD..." MILD SPOILER ALERT- Great example is the memorial. "THIS is what you guys decided to do instead of coming to my memorial?" YOU DUMB BROAD THEY ARE HAVING ONE NOW.
@lookuplookup @Yeah-elle Yes, the idea of how and why these stories get told (through the blond white lady) is definitely to be considered. However, I think later in the series that gets way better... And I really think that in spite of the problems, the cast is something to be fucking CELEBRATED.