Category Archives: General SMK

2/2 Discussion of Lee and Amanda’s Love Story

Hello my fellow smk fans!

JWWM typically focuses on following the journey, sticking with the story as an episode unfolds and staying in the moment with the characters… However, if we don’t step back and look at the big picture we can miss out on some great discussions…insights and fun!! The big picture does come up during episode discussions.. but I thought it could be handy to provide one place to place these thoughts if anyone is so inclined to share- at any time!

It’s come to my attention that 1/2 (1/2 Discussion of Lee and Amanda’s Love Story) needs a 2/2 lol! Sooo here it is! Smile As I publish this post, the walk has finished season 3, and moved on to early season 4 – so it’s a good time to ponder the journey up till this point and call out to all smk fans who stop by JWWM and ask:

How do you see Lee and Amanda’s love story so far? What phases do you see this story moving through?
What individual phases do they undergo that impact the love story?

What were the big milestone episodes for you and why?
When we say ‘love’ does this mean different things at different points in the story for you?

Don’t feel restricted to addressing these questions.. roam and explore the overall love story however you like. Just please remember to not refer to anything that hasn’t been covered in the walk yet… thanks guys! 🙂 I fully expect we will see different things.. honestly, there is no one right way to see things.. I love to hear others thoughts and ideas – they help me to explore and expand my own too.

A great discussion in post 10/19 Season Four Episode Two: Stemwinder Part II prompted this focus on the big picture..
In this post, Amanda says:
We have each other; that’s something.
[No I will not post another image of those hideous sunglasses of doom]
Lee responds:
Yeah. It’s more than most people in this business will ever have. I didn’t think we’d have to go through anything like this to find out that we’ve got it.

Okay safe to share this image Winking smile
Lee and Amanda have come so far!!!
From this in TFT:
[‘Just walk with me’!]
To this in the Stemwinders:

[Just run away with me?! Winking smile ]
There is so much to talk about.. if you feel like putting your thoughts together and sharing your take on the development of their love story please share with us here.. All views are very welcome – and no one is going to tell you that you are wrong here!!!
As Amanda says: When you’re talking about love you have to be patient Smile
We may disagree on a few bits.. but that’s cool no one’s thoughts are more valuable or accurate than any others in my book!! Smile [Except maybe Francine’s and Dr Smyth’s!!! I draw the line there!!! Smile ] If you would like to put together a blog post on your thoughts- rather than comment on this blog post to share them? I’d be very happy to publish it for you too!!

I look forward to hearing people’s take on this wonderful love story!
[keep the smelling salts handy!]

Vote for the Best SMK Tuxedo Moment- Round 8

Hi Everyone! Time for some Tuxedo goodness!!! Are you ready for some more?! Grab your drool buckets! 😉

So what’s the rules? All round winners will be represented in the semi-finals.. [which we’ll hold when the walk has gotten to the end of season 4 – we can’t miss any tuxedo goodness!]. In the rounds you can vote multiple times –  Then I’ll limit us to one vote each for the semis and the final.

In case you missed it, the winner of the last round was Disappearing Amanda Tux:

Nicely done! So we’ll see this tux again in the finals! Smile
So Drum Roll Please! Here is this round’s nominees!
For round 8 we are focusing on the episode: Affair at Bromfield Hall…
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The Tux That Makes Tassels Look Good


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Lord Tuxfield


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Thoughtful Knight in Shining Armour Tux


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Happy Knight in Shining Armour Tux


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A-maze-ing Tux


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One Tux Dies, One Tux Doesn’t  Tux

Have your say! I’ll keep this poll open for a few months likely.. and I’ll comment to warn you when it’s going to close.
Would you like to share with which Tux you chose and why? [not that there has to be a reason! Winking smile ]

If there’s something else you’d like to vote on- feel free to make suggestions-or create your own blog posts to share with us!

Happy drooling and voting!

Get Ready for Season 4!! Starting 1 June, 2017!

Hi Everyone! Thought I’d let you all know that the walk is going to recommence on Thursday 1 June, 2017 – Are you ready for Season 4??!!What Happens Next
Who is walking with us?
Anyone not seen Season 4 for a few years?
[and as clueless about it as I am?]

The walk will start with the episode Unfinished Business, and Stemwinders 1 & 2 will follow. When the show originally aired, Unfinished Business was episode 3. However, it’s commonly believed that it was the originally intended season opener. For a discussion- see this post at Nedlindgers – I asked for people’s thoughts on what order to blog the episodes in.. as I couldn’t watch and decide for myself – I’m not watching the episodes in advance of blogging about them!
Thanks to all who shared their input. It was greatly appreciated!!

We’ll see how we go with the pacing, and dealing with some of the err ‘patchy’ smk content.. hopefully we’ll get through it together Smile I figure some yummy trail mix can make a tough walk that much easier Winking smile i.e. our love of smk, discussions and jokes will be the trail mix! Smile num num.

All are welcome to join us on this walk – jump on in and say hi! Smile 

Based on what we’ve seen so far- what burning questions do you have that will hopefully be answered as we walk through Season 4?
LOL I guess my meme above is one of them!
To get us started, here’s a few random burning questions…

Will Francine’s shoulder pads get smaller??!!

Will Lee wear a Tuxedo??!!!

Will Amanda get rid of the flippin guest pass??!!!

Will Phillip actually have a scene where he is being good to his brother?! 

[In honour of Cindy Dee’s fabulous season 3 baddie awards 5 part series]– Will the baddies be drinking tea in season 4?!!!

Okay. My excitement is building!!!! Who’s with me??