ArielleBernstein
ariellebernstein
12/17/18
8:29 PM
10

As a Jewish person, I can tell you that there is not a Jewish home in the world where the meal would not be ready and waiting on the table after the end of Yom Kippur and the blowing of the shofar. Even if it means someone stays home and gets the meal ready (read: the wife and mother). Everyone has cookies and juice

12/17/18
3:01 PM
22

I watched the finale before traveling and just got back to read the recap. A quick skim of the comments (which I will read more thoroughly) makes it look like no one posted the video of the actual (real-life) Lenny Bruce appearance on the Steve Allen show, the episode featured and shortened. (13 mins)

12/9/18
3:51 PM
3

You are completely correct. Benjamin seems like he'll turn out to be a great guy and hopefully they can have a meaningful relationship...but why not a quick and dirty with the tortured artist? It'd be great for her act. 

12/9/18
3:47 PM
17

When describing her dad to Susie right after the Catskills show, Midge said he was a 60 year old man. I think at this point in the show it’s 1959. That would make Abe about 42 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. It also makes him 18 when the Russian revolution happened.

12/9/18
3:08 PM
21

After Rose left, the fortune tellers last line in the opening was kind of spooky.

12/9/18
2:56 PM
6

Clearly, they are not divorced. Separated is a form of not being divorced. This is a beautiful series. The episodes in the Catskills didn’t condescend and showed what was idyllic about the experience for Jewish families of that period. Joel and Alex are now primed to be partners in a management company; their

12/9/18
2:55 PM
14

I’ve become rather curious about Abe’s backstory this season, especially with the “coming to Steiner for 27 straight years” thing. By my math, that means 1933-1959. Like, they started going on lavish summer vacations in the middle of the Great Depression, with two little kids, and then they just kept right on doing

12/8/18
8:50 PM
8

This was a nice review, Arielle! Thank you for giving your critical opinions. All that’s missing now is Stray Observations :)

12/8/18
5:30 PM
16

As a lover of mid-century abstract art, I absolutely loved the DeClan part of the episode. But I had to laugh at Arielle Bernstein’s comment asking if there were any introverted artists back then—I have yet to meet an artist in the 21st century that would flaunt his/her drunkenness in such a boisterous manner. Not

12/8/18
4:42 PM
11

This reminds me of the way ASP treated Lane on Gilmore Girls where we never really got to see how her controlling mother affected her psyche, it was all external things like hiding her music in the floorboards.

12/7/18
2:35 PM
12

God, I love this show! the visuals are stunning, the dialog fast and witty, and the acting is just so brilliant. Thanks for doing these write ups, after I watch the episodes I just want more.

12/7/18
1:28 PM
24

It may have been an obvious choice for Susie to become intertwined in the Steiner employee world, but it works so well. I would watch a full episode of Susie wandering around the campgrounds, or Abe and Rose’s apartment.

12/6/18
4:36 PM
6

Simone is left in the loving arms of the Parisian landlady. I was sad that Rose didn’t take her (Simone, not the landlady) back to New York too. But the dog was fine. :-)

12/6/18
11:19 AM
21

That toast Midge gave was pure pain. I could barely watch it. The girl’s funny but she needs to learn how to read a room.

12/6/18
3:12 AM
4

Relax! The dog was given to the chatty bossy Parisian lady who seems to be the manager of the flats where Rose lives, and he goes on to have a long pampered life.