Fug the Show: How To Get Away With Murder recap, season 1, episode 9, “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me”


This episode is the fall finale, and yes, we find out who killed Sam — and yes, most of these screengrabs are terrible because it was all in murky lighting, and YES, there is an irritating over-reliance on replaying the bits and bobs we’ve already seen so that we’re SUPER clear where, say, Paris was, when Michaela was losing her engagement ring. The only piece they ignore is when the cop caught them lugging out the rug and Michaela smartened up and lied that Annalise’s mother had died. I’ve decided the writers regretted that piece and are pretending it didn’t happen (because it doesn’t mesh that well with Michaela falling apart again later, and also, that alibi is EASILY checked and they all would’ve been mad paranoid that Annalise would find out).

We begin in Annalise’s house, moments after she has told Sam that she ordered the DA to take DNA samples of all Lila’s teachers. Because for some reason the DA needs Annalise to suggest things to her, as if Annalise has done any actual good lawyering this whole season.

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I enjoy the giant knife block right in between them. Very symbolic, as they are severing their tie right now. This fight is NASTY and an extremely unpleasant and off-putting way to begin the episode, because it’s chock full of unlikable people saying unlikable things. Annalise accuses him of killing Lila, and Sam replies that he’s not a violent man — a statement he will prove untrue IN SPADES this hour. Annalise decides to make the murder of a young pregnant woman about her, roaring that she’s just “the black woman on his arm” that he used as “window dressing” so that “everyone” would “see” that he’s “so great” (I decided to turn this into a Zagat review; right now Annalise’s argument gets only two stars for being self-pitying). She implies their marriage was a fraud and that he was always a creep and she was a trophy, and then he replies that he knows she didn’t turn him in because she was covering her own ass, because she is “pathetic” and “weak” and “pretending to be strong (and also her “marinara sauce” was “lumpy” but the “garlic” “bread” was “flavorful”).

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Casual Fuggerday: Fugs and Fabs of Reese Witherspoon


I decided that the person Reese is always speaking to on her cell phone is actually Taylor Swift. They’re coordinating whose turn it is to go outside in cute shoes, when.

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Fugs and Pieces, November 21, 2014


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Let’s just get right into this:

– This is a totally fun piece about a woman who wrote to a TON of celebs as a child, and what they all wrote back to her. Sarah Jessica Parker, you are a class act. (Zulkey)

– Here’s EVERY People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover EVER.

– Like Lainey, I always forget that Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother. He’s cute!

– Forget Serial. Here’s the story behind the Mail Chimp ad. (Mail…kimp?) (The Atlantic)

Lucky has all kinds of recommendations for the best cheap tights, which seems seasonally apt?

– I really hope this bridal registry for noted catch Charles Manson is legit. (Glamour)

– Did y’all read that cracked out interview with Jaden and Willow Smith in T this week? It’s….something else.

– Also from T, this is a GREAT piece about the notoriously tough test one must pass in order to drive a cab in London, in, as they put it, the age of GPS.

– Pajiba DELICIOUSLY salutes the glory of Emma Thompson.

– This Mental Floss piece, on what people in 1976 thought 2076 would be like, is fascinating. If I make it to 2076 (it’s extraordinarily unlikely, I’d be REALLY old), I better have my g-d flying car.

– I laughed out loud at this round up of weird sex tips from women’s magazines. (World Lifestyle)

– I’m sure you want to see Bendylimbs Cumberlocks on the cover of Time. (Celebitchy)

– And read this great profile of him. (Vulture)

– I love this! The Cut has a whole piece on “surprising relationship dealbreakers.” I once broke up with a dude because he didn’t know who Kanye West was. (He also listened to electronica sitar music.)

Rihanna apparently wants to be on Scandal. I ALSO want Rihanna to be on Scandal. (Cosmo)

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Royals Round-Up, November 21, 2014


This Royals Round-Up is extremely Harry heavy. It has white polo pants and SWORD-FIGHTING and also kissing. (The kissing, however, involves Prince Albert. I just wanted to be upfront with you.)

In Case You Missed It! Kate left the house this week and, as often is the case with her cocktail party wear, I made some perplexed faces. I get that cocktail wear is sort of a weird nether world between the Day Dress (which she generally nails) and Formal Wear (also many successful outings), but I have hope that this can be perfected eventually.

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Fug or Fab: Dakota Fanning in Saint Laurent


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This is a toughie for me.

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This is EXTREMELY GOOP Lite to me, and I can’t decide if that’s good or bad. I’m not sure if Dakota Fanning ever actually sells the more adventurous stuff she wears, or is she just sort of allows it to be on her body and then waits until it goes away again. Does she ever seem at home in this stuff? Is she trying too hard? I mean, sure, I’d rather she tried than showed up in formal shorts and Birkenstocks, but after this many years I still think she is having to make the clothes work rather than making the clothes work for her.

So, I’m torn. This could be super edgy and fun that she’s swinging around in a cape, or the boots could be a step too far. OR, she could be at exactly the right age to pull off those suckers and is simply a soldier of time and place. Or none of it matters because WHY did this party decide a moldering heap of faded insulation was an attractive representation of snow? Is THAT why she looks terrified, or is she just scared of what we’re going to say about her armpit vents?

What ARE we going to say about her armpit vents?

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Well Played, Samira Wiley


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I pretty much think Alexa Chung should have worn this instead to her Nailexa Chung launch.

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It’s sleek and edgy and flattering, and in it, Samira ALSO looks tall — which she isn’t particularly, as I learned when I saw her at Fashion Week — so… well, look, I don’t want to pile regrets on top of Alexa Chungstocking down there. There’s nothing we can do. Let’s just rejoice and be glad that TV’s Poussey looks so vibrant and chic, and that a newbie is teaching the (comparative) old guard some tricks.

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