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oz. : (22 May 2018 - 08:47 AM) yoo did anyone else watch The Rain? bc i love 1 band of dumbs surviving.
cheriechapstick : (21 May 2018 - 01:20 PM) One of my clients just yelled at me for being "to knowledgeable" and "sounding rehearsed" . . . He asked me a question and I answered for him.
esoteric. : (20 May 2018 - 10:31 PM) KARNI SAME. I'm a little mad and a little confused, and I need a season 3 to explain it all ASAP
Newt Scamander. : (20 May 2018 - 10:25 PM) I finished it in 1 day - lazy day and I am not OK... I am not OK.... I mean I love it and it blew my mind and it was so Intense, but am not OK... Like seriously I am not okay with that ending it was wow whoa wow, it's going to be a wild season 3
cheriechapstick : (19 May 2018 - 07:03 PM) I got to episode 6 and I'm not okay! My husband hates the show so I got to binge while he napped after having to be to work at 4 am lol
esoteric. : (19 May 2018 - 05:27 PM) I just binged 12 episodes and it's been a wild ride
cheriechapstick : (19 May 2018 - 12:47 PM) i always felt so bad through season1 because i'm a huge tyler fan/sympathiser but like seeing more sides of things makes me not feel as bad anymore.
zephyra. : (19 May 2018 - 12:39 PM) i'm watching it now. just finished the first 3 episodes
cheriechapstick : (19 May 2018 - 12:36 PM) while on the topic of tv shows still in the shoutbox. . . 13rw season 2. like im only on the first episode
Stay Tuned : (18 May 2018 - 06:37 PM) Yeah, it had a more suspenseful ending
hamylton. : (18 May 2018 - 06:20 PM) The episode before would have made a much better finale
Newt Scamander. : (17 May 2018 - 11:10 PM) my personal opinion was I hated it
Stay Tuned : (17 May 2018 - 10:23 PM) I knooooow
jellybean jones : (17 May 2018 - 09:30 PM) uh. so. that riverdale finale.
cheriechapstick : (17 May 2018 - 08:19 PM) I love freeform

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